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Rural retreats (3593)

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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Yonne / Villeneuve-sur-Yonne

2 3 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £45 / night

£214 - £231 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Very Good 

23

Seine-Maritime / Fecamp

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £193 / night

£590 - £1112 / week

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from £193 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £65 / night

£308 - £642 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Communaute de Communes de la Vallee du Prunelli / Tolla

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £52 / night

£283 - £513 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£295 - £389 / week

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from £60 / night

(30) Excellent 

16

Ski gite to rent in Ventron

Vosges / Ventron

7 31 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 31
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Gîte grand confort (480m2) , pour 15 à 31 personnes.7 chambres, 2 salons, poêle à bois, salle de jeux de 120 m2 (tout gratuit), salle de danse, mini golf, damier et échiquier géant, jeux de quilles et pétanque, jeux pour  …see more

from £342 / night

£1667 / week

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from £342 / night

(7) Excellent 

14

Sarthe / Besse-sur-Braye

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £34 / night

£223 - £317 / week

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from £34 / night

(3) Excellent 

13

Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £56 / night

£236 - £261 / week

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from £56 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday gite in Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq

Vendee / Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent & charming Gite - well equipped” We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here - the gite was full of charm and character, but very well equipped with all modern appliances in the kitchen, etc - all the extra things which really make a difference to a  …see more

from £41 / night

£283 - £595 / week

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from £41 / night

(13) Excellent 

19

Descartes holiday gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful gites in a perfect setting with first class hosts!” Spotless, stylish, comfortable, airy, spacious and modern accommodation with all the facilities, gadgets, games and bikes you will need while on holiday. A peaceful location surrounded b  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £990 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday gite in Grignan

Drome / Grignan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Gîtes à Grignan, Drôme Provençale. Piscine, calme, lavandes, vignes et chênes truffiers. Ouvert toute l'année. Location à la semaine ou 3 nuits minimum.<br />WE découverte de la truffe de décembre &a  …see more

from £95 / night

£428 - £1197 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Holiday gite rental

Mayenne / Neuilly-le-Vendin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rose Cottage is a traditional French longhouse offering our guests the experience of life in rural France whist having the opportunity to visit many places of interest, as well as enjoying the local area which includes some fabulous towns and villages. If you're l  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Corse-du-Sud / Pila-Canale

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £69 / night

£471 - £847 / week

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from £69 / night

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21

Gironde / Eynesse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£385 - £642 / week

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from £69 / night

26

Isere / Mens

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £73 / night

£385 - £436 / week

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from £73 / night

24

Seine-Maritime / Angerville-la-Martel

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £86 / night

£274 - £496 / week

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from £86 / night

17

Holiday gite with shared pool in Sempy

Pas-de-Calais / Sempy

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
For your holidays, Patrick & Sylvie invite you to get one's strength back in the heart of nature, in their renovated 18th century cottages, tastefully decorated and furnished in keeping with the original features. On the domain, a private enclosed heated swimmi  …see more

from £398 / night

£1368 - £1577 / week

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from £398 / night

9

Loire Valley / Briare

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Private garden

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from £20 / night

£137 - £180 / week

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from £20 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Ardeche / Privas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £72 / night

£317 - £402 / week

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from £72 / night

(12) Excellent 

17

Holiday gite in Gorron

Gorron / Couesmes Vauce

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
“A great country stay” Wonderful hosts made this stay amazing. Quiet location with a pleasant stroll along country roads to two quaint villages. A lot of larger villages a short drive away. A great place to relax.  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £360 / week

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from £36 / night

(4) Very Good 

11

Jura / Geraise

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £48 / night

£223 - £265 / week

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from £48 / night

(34) Excellent 

31

Descartes holiday gite let

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spacious, luxury barn conversion in rural France, swimming pool, private terrace/BBQ, large gardens, peace and tranquility.<br />See also: Le Verger (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and Le Potager (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms).  …see more

from £190 / night

£925 - £2450 / week

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from £190 / night

(41) Excellent 

35

Gite rental in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautiful house in a beautiful area” We have just got back from a week's stay in this beautiful house and there really is nothing I can add to comments already made by previous reviewers, except they are all true.. Tracy has designed a really beauti  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £2640 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Very Good 

9

Holiday gite in Glomel

Cotes-d'Armor / Glomel

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Unique, romantic get away in the tranquil Breton countryside. Snuggle up in our very comfortable, modern, four poster bed or laze on the sunny terrace with a book. Enjoy the peace of rural France, walk the lanes, swim in a lake or watch stars in the dark night skies&l  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

Communaute de communes du Cap Corse / Cagnano

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £60 / night

£419 - £727 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Aube / Troyes

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £86 / night

£428 - £753 / week

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from £86 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Holiday gite in Saint-Sever-Calvados

Calvados / Saint-Sever-Calvados

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Tranquil property, surrounded by lovely gardens and scenic views of Saint Sever. Ideal for people wanting a relaxing break and the ability to take in some of the wonderful Normandy sights. Only 1hr drive from the fabulous D-Day landing beaches and Mont St Michell<  …see more

from £35 / night

£180 - £350 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

4

Holiday gite in Thury-Harcourt

Calvados / Thury-Harcourt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
L'Etable is part of La Vieille Ferme, an old dairy farm that has been tastefully converted into a small group of holiday cottages. It is situated in beautiful countryside in a small hamlet called 'La Gouitiere' just outside the village of Donnay and is in  …see more

from £77 / night

£223 - £394 / week

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from £77 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday gite in St Julien le Faucon

Lisieux / St Julien le Faucon

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Discover the calm and beautiful rural Normandy!” This was just a perfect start for a two weeks travel around the historic Normany. Our family of four, two adults and two ten year olds, had a fantastic week in the romantic cottage. Even though the weat  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Jura / Lons-le-Saunier

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £86 / night

£231 - £424 / week

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from £86 / night

(4) Excellent 

26

Nievre / Marigny l'Eglise

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £73 / night

£471 / week

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from £73 / night

(15) Excellent 

20

Gite rental in Avranches

Manche / Avranches

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“What a wonderful place to stay” Delightful decor, very well equipped indeed. Such a convenient location to visit so many varied and interesting places or, to just go for a walk in the country or, explore the lovely grounds that are available for the v  …see more

from £125 / night

£530 - £600 / week

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from £125 / night

(23) Excellent 

60

Apt / Gargas

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £43 / night

£240 - £744 / week

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from £43 / night

(15) Very Good 

13

Ski gite to rent in Gerardmer

Vosges / Gerardmer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
3 bedroom gite in converted farmhouse. Sleeps 6 adults and 2 children. Beautiful mountain views. Marked walking and mountain-biking tracks on the doorstep. Only 8km from Gerardmer, the gite is ideally situated for summer and winter sports holidays.  …see more

from £60 / night

£359 - £462 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

5

Finistere / Guiclan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £59 / night

£300 - £428 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Holiday gite rental

Correze / Turenne

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Charming 17th century house in the heart of picturesque medieval village of Turenne. This gite is one of the slate-roofed, mellow stone houses which lies under the protective towers of a once-mighty fortress. Turenne, with its impressive history of its viscounts and wit  …see more

from £55 / night

£200 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Jumilhac-le-Grand

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £45 / night

£308 - £513 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday gite with shared pool in Sidi-Rbat

Agadir / Sidi-Rbat

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Berber traditional house restored with modern comforts. Situated near the Oued Massa, near the Souss Massa Draa reserve is the ideal base for holidays nature and discovery. It has a ground floor terrace for lunch outside avect small garden and a top terrace equipped wit  …see more

from £33 / night

£228 / week

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from £33 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Montcaret

Dordogne / Montcaret

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This 3 bedroom character restored building dates back over 300 years but now offers comfortable and modern accommodation ideal for four adults and up to three children, all surrounded by the beautiful Dordogne countryside with the river only just over 1km away. Rose Cot  …see more

from £63 / night

£441 - £983 / week

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from £63 / night