Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (1904)

Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Holiday farmhouse in Pizarra

Province of Malaga / Pizarra

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden

from £182 / night

£712 - £1245 / week

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from £182 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£250 - £485 / week

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from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of French heaven!” The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and children's playh
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from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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from £78 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Belves holiday farmhouse rental

Belves / Carves

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£690 - £1854 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Saint-Antonin Noble Val / Verfeil

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely property - tranquil with stunning views” Pech du Fournel is set in a remote but beautiful location. The property is large - we were two families with five children & teens - and we had plenty of space. It is well equipped with everything you'd
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from £129 / night

£900 - £1250 / week

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from £129 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cardigan

Ceredigion / Cardigan

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A very welcoming break” With 2 small children, we had a very pleasant stay. Pam was extremely kind and showed the children the animals. To their delight they were allowed to hold a hen. The cat was a great favourite too. The farm house was warm and
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from £73 / night

£505 - £670 / week

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from £73 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Castlemartin

Pembrokeshire / Castlemartin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match” From the moment we walked into the house we could sense that this had been done with someone with real style and an appreciation of art. As it turns out the house has been restored by the arti
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from £95 / night

£490 - £1199 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Santa Lucija

Kercem / Santa Lucija

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £132 / night

£888 - £1822 / week

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from £132 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Ardfinnan

County Tipperary / Ardfinnan

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £24 / night

£163 - £367 / week

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from £24 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Kerrykeel holiday farmhouse rental

County Donegal / Kerrykeel

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful” Stayed with 6 others, 3 adults and 3 Children, loads of room and loads of ground around the cottage, No TV, no Internet, it was great, just went for walks or swimming, nearest beach is approx 5 min drive away. Also had 2 small dogs and th
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from £113 / night

£785 / week

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from £113 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £110 / night

£750 - £1845 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Dulas

Anglesey / Dulas

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“What a gem!” An absolutely fabulous property with lovely grounds,wildlife and owners. Would recommend this property for family holidays, couples and families with dogs (but only if the dogs like sheep). I have been to Anglesey many times over the past
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from £152 / night

£1060 - £1160 / week

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from £152 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cerchiara di Calabria

Province of Cosenza / Cerchiara di Calabria

5 16 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Meyssac holiday farmhouse rental

Correze / Meyssac

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £121 / night

£906 - £1802 / week

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from £121 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hambye

Manche / Hambye

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Swimming pool
“Really enjoyable stay, very comfortable, charming, and perfectly equipped” We very much enjoyed our stay at Le Mesnil Gonfroy. We were a party of 9, ranging from a grandmother to small children. The accomodation is spacious, with great character, and
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from £250 / night

£950 - £3625 / week

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from £250 / night

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Holiday farmhouse letting

Torino di Sangro / Comune de Cavone

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £58 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Fossoway

Perth and Kinross / Fossoway

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed, comfortable & homely” Excellent service, easy to book. Lovely, homely feel to the property. Loved the facilities in the kitchen. Downstairs shower-room plumbing was a bit 'musical' but otherwise no negatives at all. For us the location was pe
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from £75 / night

£500 - £780 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cozes

Charente-Maritime / Cozes

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool

from £180 / night

£1155 - £1795 / week

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from £180 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Invergordon

Scottish Highlands / Invergordon

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A great last minute break” We booked last minute for the April school week. A superb countryside peaceful spot to base yourself. Brilliant dog walking spot right on your doorstep. Thanks
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from £70 / night

£340 - £790 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cynghordy

Carmarthenshire / Cynghordy

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in St Denis de Gastines

Mayenne / St Denis de Gastines

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The most relaxing place yet!” A great rural retreat that was an excellent and safe place for all our family including Tilly (the dog). Chris and Anne are very accommodating, the swimming pool was lovely and the house was great. As old hats at using G
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from £85 / night

£450 - £675 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Casalguidi with swimming pool

Serravalle Pistoiese / Casalguidi

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Cannot remember feeling so relaxed - a real gem” I almost did not want to write this review and leave this holiday home as a 'best kept secret' for family and friends but it would not be fair to the house itself, its location or its friendly owner and
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from £216 / night

£1250 - £2156 / week

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from £216 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in St Just

St Just / St Just-in-Penwith

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £43 / night

£300 - £975 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday farmhouse in Thurles

County Tipperary / Thurles

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic house” Brilliant stay in the house , we had a group of 5 adults and 3 kids , huge house with all mod cons as well as a rustic feel with an AGGA cooker converted to oil , gardens were brilliant , kids loved the house , plenty of wood for the
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Certificate of Excellence

from £156 / night

£535 - £1440 / week

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from £156 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Plakias

Rethymnon Prefecture / Plakias

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£492 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Naustdal Municipality

Sogn og Fjordane / Naustdal Municipality

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £61 / night

£363 - £492 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Lucca / Pieve Fosciana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £78 / night

£453 - £1207 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Quettehou holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Quettehou

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Happy holidays” We had a wonderful family holiday at Fanoville farmhouse. Throughout the fortnight our numbers ranged from four to nine ages 15-69 and several dogs. The house was friendly, comfortable and well equipped, the garden private and relaxi
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from £173 / night

£690 / week

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from £173 / night

(16) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Orciano Pisano

Santa Luce / Orciano Pisano

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Family Holiday” We had a lovely family holiday with our two boys (aged 10 and 13) at Il Fontino. The house has everything you need and we all enjoyed the pool very much. Marcello and Franke were lovely, really helpful in providing advice o
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Certificate of Excellence

from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(67) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Farmhouse accommodation in Forest Hall

Kendal / Forest Hall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous staying” My family and I enjoyed staying in the ashsted farm house and like it so much. It was one of our dreams to live in the nature far from the cities and this is what we have got. The house was cleaned and Helen and her family were nice
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Certificate of Excellence

from £95 / night

£665 - £875 / week

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from £95 / night

(19) Excellent 

13

Holiday farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished. Very spacious - although there was
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from £82 / night

£281 - £518 / week

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from £82 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Montabot

Manche / Montabot

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant base for a short stay in Normandy” L'Hamel Riche is a lovely barn cottage with five double bedrooms so lots of room for several families and their children. We went for a say in October half term as the children were studying WW2 and we want
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from £130 / night

£650 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in El Perello

Terres de l'Ebre / El Perello

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £74 / night

£772 / week

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from £74 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Audierne

Finistere / Audierne

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house for family. Really relaxing.” Location was within easy travel distance of sights in the area. If you choose not to visit anything on a particular day the beach was 5 minutes drive away. Quiet walks were straight outside the door. The enc
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from £97 / night

£679 - £900 / week

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from £97 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Le Biot ski farmhouse to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Le Biot

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£395 - £1185 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Monflanquin

Lot-et-Garonne / Monflanquin

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning House and Setting” We stayed for an idyllic week in Cante Perdit, the house is absolutely stunning - it really is a dream home for anyone. The furnishings and decoration strike the right balance between luxury and homeliness, we literally st
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from £130 / night

£900 - £1750 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Very Good 

22

Farmhouse rental in Mont-Saint-Michel

Manche / Mont-Saint-Michel

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“everything was really perfect” Very nice renovated farmhouse. Luxery . The land is fantastic with the lake and animals around . very many rabbits . I highly recommand this for people who like countryside, calm and resting .
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from £75 / night

£495 - £995 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Chelmorton

Peak District National Park / Chelmorton

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £563 / night

£3250 - £3700 / week

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from £563 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Goathland

North York Moors National Park / Goathland

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful house in amazing location!” We were a group of 13 girls in our 30's away for a weekend get together. The house is beautiful and the hot tub was such a treat at the end of each day. Michelle, the host was very helpful leading up to the stay a
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from £400 / night

£1795 - £2695 / week

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from £400 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Dordogne / Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Private garden
“Excellent house, peaceful stay.” We enjoyed a lovely stay at this house, the house itself has been renovated to a high standard and is spacious whilst still feeling homely. The garden is perfect for children with lots of room to play and use the paddl
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from £65 / night

£450 - £545 / week

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from £65 / night

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