Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1956)

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 with shared pool in Cereste

Luberon / Cereste

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Domaine de La Bastidonne in Céreste en Luberon : Very quiet property of 4.5 hectares (organic farmhouse) in the prettiest part of the Luberon. "Gîte de France" : 3 *, 25 km from Roussillon, Bonnieux, Gordes, Manosque or Forcalquier, 70 km from Avi  …see more

from £113 / night

£561 - £1552 / week

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from £113 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Severino

Cingoli / San Severino

8 18 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful place to stay” Spent a lovely two weeks in Le Marche at Casa Benessere. The villa is in a wonderful location, away from other people so we didn't need to worry we were disturbing others when we were having fun in the pool. The views are fa  …see more

from £228 / night

£1595 - £3406 / week

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from £228 / night

(12) Excellent 

14

Holiday farmhouse in Monpazier

Dordogne / Monpazier

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Gorgeous house in peaceful location” We have just had to reluctantly leave this wonderful house in a perfect rural location and although I have never written a review before, this time I can honestly say that we were so touched and impressed by this h  …see more

from £259 / night

£1725 - £3104 / week

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from £259 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Wlen with swimming pool

Lower Silesia Province / Wlen

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
200 year old umgebindehaus; timber-framed former bakery. Three double rooms. Sleeps up to 8 adults with extra space for 3-4 children. Wood-burning stove and separate open fireplace. Great for outdoor activities. Large, enclosed garden with extensive meadow to rear.<b  …see more

from £95 / night

£604 - £1078 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ceret holiday farmhouse accommodation

Pyrenees-Orientales / Ceret

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A light and spacious three bedroomed period property situated a stone's throw from the pretty and vibrant Medieval market town of Céret, benefiting from over two acres of private gardens and fruit orchard as well as a 10 metre pool. Town and country all in  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £1500 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Cozes

Cozes / Montpellier-de-Medillan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Child friendly
Hanger House is named for the "Garage" it has, which is a typical french barn, high enough for the grapes to be brought into by horse and cart. It sits in a typical tiny hamlet, so peaceful you wake up to birdsong and at the end of the day watch the st  …see more

from £64 / night

£450 - £675 / week

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from £64 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Larnaka City

Larnaka District / Larnaka City

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
THE NEST' is a Cosy stone built VILLA , restored & Decorated to the traditional style.  …see more

from £87 / night

£518 - £1000 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Laguepie holiday farmhouse accommodation

Tarn-et-Garonne / Laguepie

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Far from the Madding Crowd” Peace and quiet and miles from anywhere. The property is great for extended families, friends and dogs but is a bit shabby and certain areas need revitalising such as the pool area and patio furniture. The upstairs rooms ar  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1300 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Average 

16

Lechlade holiday farmhouse rental

Cotswolds / Lechlade

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Old Farmhouse, is a stunning Eighteenth Century, Grade Two listed farmhouse located on the edge of this picture postcard hamlet. This magnificent period home is one of the region's most desirable holiday homes offering the very best in self catering accommodation,  …see more

from £631 / night

£2510 - £5200 / week

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from £631 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Reyrevignes

Lot / Reyrevignes

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Maison de Rey - set in breathtaking countryside, close to the medieval town of Figeac in rural France. Local activities include canoeing, golf, walking, cycling, horse riding, sightseeing, water parks, caves, chateau's farmers markets and great food!  …see more

from £171 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £171 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Jumilhac-le-Grand holiday farmhouse rental

Jumilhac-le-Grand / St Paul La Roche

6 13 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic - beyond all expectations!” We knew from the description and photos that this would be good, but on arrival we were totally gobsmacked by the location, quality, and attention to detail that the owners have provided. To have created over a  …see more

from £600 / night

£2550 - £3650 / week

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from £600 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Holiday farmhouse in Rhydwyn

Rhydwyn / Church Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
PEN Y GRAIG is a comfortable, spacious C19th farmhouse divided into two Wings (The Front Wing & Back Wing) each sleeping 4 + cot. The Loft B&B barn apartment is available for two adults and in an adjacent outbuilding. The FRONT WING has wonderful sea views is q  …see more

from £68 / night

£275 - £613 / week

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from £68 / night

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Finistere / Plouhinec

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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(10) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

Vendee / La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful, magical and fun.” We have stayed here several times - and each time we fall in love all over again, with the house, the serene and historic countryside, and the charm of small French village life. We stayed in wintertime and we love the t  …see more

from £105 / night

£733 - £1936 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Saint-Restitut

Drome / Saint-Restitut

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Two Ecogîtes be combined for a comfortable capacity of 10 and a maximum of 12 beds. At the heart of the Drôme Provençale, steps and towers of remarkable sites wheels, accommodation tucked away in the protected Green Zone has large spaces and an envir  …see more

from £65 / night

£371 - £811 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool, golf nearby in Jarze

Maine et Loire / Jarze

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Lovely 4 Bedroom, Self Catering Facilities, Sleeps up to 9 people, French Luxury Holiday Farmhouse - in the Loire valley near Jarzé. Recent conversion has resulted in this very comfortable holiday home which offers all the benefits of modern living together with  …see more

from £265 / night

£1850 - £2200 / week

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from £265 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Amroth holiday farmhouse rental

Amroth / Marros

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“An excellent size for a family holiday and very well equipped” Stockwell House was perfect for our family as it was very spacious,and in its own grounds. It is in easy reach of the coast line at Marras, Amroth and Pendine. and suitable for visiting  …see more

from £54 / night

£750 - £1105 / week

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from £54 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Tomhaggard holiday farmhouse rental

County Wexford / Tomhaggard

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for a large group of friends or family, lots of space.” I was very pleased with my choice as soon as I got there I knew it was going to work perfectly, everyone had their own space, kids had the TV room for games and puzzles as well as TV. The  …see more

from £98 / night

£414 - £832 / week

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from £98 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse accommodation

Cornwall / Gorran Haven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
This charming detached farmhouse is surrounded by National Trust land in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only a stones throw from the coastal path<br />Very comfortable, well maintain coastal property , delightful cottage garden.  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Waterville / Raheen

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Stone built Kerry farmhouse in extremely private and elevated position overlooking Lough Currane (Waterville 3.5 miles). Stunning all round views of mountains, lake and the sea beyond at Ballinskelligs Bay. Immediate access to walking, fishing and lake swimming. Golf,  …see more

from £79 / night

£553 - £1055 / week

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from £79 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Oppede with swimming pool

Oppede / Oppede

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Windy and Beautiful” My husband and I travelled to the area with another couple to cycle. Our stay at Le Clos de Fontcouverte was wonderful. The home is tastefully decorated, very clean and had all the amenities required to make us feel at home. Th  …see more

from £1552 / night

£1552 - £2587 / week

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from £1552 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Avranches

Manche / Avranches

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Le Jardin at Vezins is an ideal location for a restful break, but with good tourist attractions nearby” After a busy few months we decided to take a week break in France at the end of November. We spent some time looking at different places and decide  …see more

from £61 / night

£388 - £776 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Meyssac

Correze / Meyssac

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom farmhouse with private heated pool, courtyard, large garden and games room just 3km from Meyssac with shops, restaurants etc and within 15 minutes of the Dordogne river.  …see more

from £113 / night

£707 - £1423 / week

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from £113 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Scalpsie Farm is located on the Isle of Bute, and surrounded by stunning landscape and beautiful scenery. Only a 5 minute walk down the track is Scalpsie Beach, which you can see from the Bedrooms and the Kitchen as well! Comfortable Farmhouse with generous sized room  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Very Good 

23

Holiday farmhouse in Jonzac

Charente-Maritime / Jonzac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
Holidays at Le Chai in our Charentaise farmhouse in a sleepy village with fields of sunflowers woods all around are all about relaxing. The pool's heated so you can swim in comfort, or sunbathe in private outside your own gite, undisturbed by other guests. Bliss !!  …see more

from £48 / night

£240 - £465 / week

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from £48 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in La Bisbal del Penedes

Province of Tarragona / La Bisbal del Penedes

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
This is a traditional Catalan Farmhouse with lot of character that has been recently fully renovated. The house is located in a beautiful relaxing place in the country from La Bisbal del Penedes (Land of wineyards) and just 15 km from the beaches near Tarragona (Costa D  …see more

from £130 / night

£259 - £561 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Ille-sur-Tet

Pyrenees-Orientales / Ille-sur-Tet

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Mas St Joseph was built in 1790 as the living quarters for the adjacent monastery and is therefore steeped in history. Much of the original monastery has now been incorporated into the peach farm, forming an additional farmhouse and various barns. The beautiful chapel  …see more

from £113 / night

£707 - £1000 / week

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from £113 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in King's Lynn

Norfolk / King's Lynn

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
You can feed our free range chicken and walk in our field , so much wildlife to see and lovely views !  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Odsherred Municipality / Nykobing Sjaelland

7 15 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
Stupendous blue flag beaches nearby. Welcoming and idyllic house, tea pavilion, Internet and WIFI, BBQ, cycling, tennis, municipal swimming pool with sauna, amusement and water park, three golf courses, local Zoo, Horse riding, fishing. Copenhagen 60 min.  …see more

from £161 / night

£963 / week

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from £161 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Spedalicchio

Umbertide / Spedalicchio

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“FIreflies and Stargazing” Casa La Selva is a place where you can really relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful climate, scenery and food of this relatively untouristed part of Italy. The villa is large and spacious, with plenty of areas inside and out  …see more

from £140 / night

£975 - £1995 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Loudeac holiday farmhouse rental

Cotes-d'Armor / Loudeac

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
L'Arbre de Noix is a 300 year old french farmhouse, in a rural location in central Brittany. It has 4 large double bedrooms plus a double sofa bed. Downstairs is a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area and so it is a lovely sociable space for families and  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £450 / week

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from £40 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Breasclete

Isle of Lewis / Breasclete

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage, Fabulous Views” We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was as described and a clean, spacious and comfortable home from home which has been a home and so has all that you need to enjoy the house, even cook books and a wonderful librar  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Villamagna with shared pool

Volterra / Villamagna

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Peace and quiet” This is a fully self contained slice of heaven! loved the place and will be back! Katia and her family were very welcoming and it was very peaceful as well as being close to Volterra and San Gimignano  …see more

from £69 / night

£380 - £673 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in St Pierre de Frugie with swimming pool

Dordogne / St Pierre de Frugie

4 11 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Farmhouse is set in 7 acres of meadows and woodland and is the perfect choice for those seeking peace and tranquility. The 10m by 5m swimming pool is for the exclusive use of guests and is completely private. It is situated in the south facing back garden, well plac  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £2263 / week

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from £108 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Tiffauges

Vendee / Tiffauges

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spacious farmhouse in a lovely riverside setting with private heated pool. Loads of authentic charm, each room decorated on a different theme. Large fenced grounds, covered dining terrace. Easy reach of the Vendee coast and the Loire valley.  …see more

from £135 / night

£940 - £1832 / week

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from £135 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Buonconvento

Province of Siena / Buonconvento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A unique and enchanting place” We have been going to Tuscany every summer for a while, and are used to renting houses in beautiful properties… We were not expecting to be surprised and overwelmed again by the beauty of a new place. However, Casanova (  …see more

from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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from £259 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Chalus

Haute-Vienne / Chalus

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous rural retreat” My family and I stayed at the Mouse House for a week and had a fabulous time. The house, the facilities and the location is superb and I can't fault any of it. It's a great place to stay if you love being away from it all a  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 / week

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from £286 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Kaptalantoti with swimming pool

Veszprem County / Kaptalantoti

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” This property is large, spacious and clean in a quiet location although only an hours drive to ski resorts. I really enjoyed myself here with friends and would definitely like to go back at some point in the future!! Highly recommended  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Burgh le Marsh

Skegness / Burgh le Marsh

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
Rose cottage is a beautiful converted farmhouse, with a large private garden, sleeping either 7 or with the addition of Ivy cottage sleeping up to 16 guests.. The cottage is set in a peaceful environment on a real Lincolnshire farm with private fishing lakes.  …see more

from £90 / night

£420 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Baratti

Piombino / Baratti

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Nei pressi dello splendido Golfo di Baratti, immersa nell'incantevole atmosfera della campagna etrusca, la nostra struttura è molto confortevole ed offre una vacanza in completo relax e tranquillità, in una splendida armonia fra natura, sole, mare, st  …see more

from £38 / night

£259 - £782 / week

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from £38 / night