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Rural retreats (845)

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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(10) Excellent 

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Ardeche / Lamastre

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£326 - £405 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Excellent 

13

Ille-et-Vilaine / Redon

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Excellent 

8

Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

30

Holiday guest house rental

Chania Prefecture / Maleme

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment, friendly staff” I can recommend this apartment to anyone. It is quiet if you want to have rest, but many beautiful places are nearby if you want to travel. Maleme is very close to Chania, Balos beach, Falasarna beach that everyone  …see more

from £26 / night

£182 - £332 / week

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from £26 / night

19

Middle Franconia / Roth

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £76 / night

£471 / week

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from £76 / night

(2) Excellent 

8

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Holiday guest house in Tresfjord

Vestnes Municipality / Tresfjord

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb Everything!!” Superb accommodation in a quiet and peaceful location right on the fjord. Well stocked Spar shop nearby (better than UK Spar shops!!). The gorgeous house has everything you could possibly wish for - jacuzzi bath room, another show  …see more

from £104 / night

£638 - £1371 / week

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(11) Very Good 

26

Ardeche / Vernoux-en-Vivarais

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets

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from £74 / night

£483 / week

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from £74 / night

24

Ski guest house to rent in Tamsweg

Salzburg Region / Tamsweg

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Golf course close by.Horse riding and water activities.Happy to cater for children of all ages.  …see more

from £360 / night

£2516 - £4039 / week

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from £360 / night

(15) Excellent 

11

Corse-du-Sud / Guitera-les-Bains

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Very Good 

30

Holiday guest house in Kluisbergen-Ruien

East Flanders Province / Kluisbergen-Ruien

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
In the middle of the Scheldemeersen, at the foot of the Koppenberg, the Patersberg and the Old Kwaremont.For short or for long holidaysFor peace and quiet or for lively activityFor families with children or for twoFor friends or individualsWe have co  …see more

from £48 / night

£238 - £414 / week

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from £48 / night

(14) Excellent 

20

Correze / Neuvic

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Private garden

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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(13) Excellent 

25

Holiday guest house in Kluisbergen-Ruien

East Flanders Province / Kluisbergen-Ruien

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cycling Nirvana” Myself and a friend stayed here for a few nights in order to cycle the iconic Tour Of Flanders route as done by the Pro's back in March. The property was perfect for our stay, being so near to the most famous cobbled climbs of the Ou  …see more

from £52 / night

£259 - £518 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Excellent 

27

Holiday guest house with shared pool in Maleme

Chania Prefecture / Maleme

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“A place to come back to.” Summerlodge is a very nice and cozy place. We will never forget the first time we came there. Nice houses in really Greek style and a pretty garden. To sit in their pergola and get breakfast, or other things during the day,  …see more

from £26 / night

£182 - £332 / week

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from £26 / night

(2) Excellent 

4

Eure-et-Loir / Dreux

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £57 / night

£332 / week

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from £57 / night

21

Pec pod Snezkou ski guest house to rent.

Hradec Kralove Region / Pec pod Snezkou

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
We are family guest house offering to you relax a litle bit far away from civilization bustle. You can take a rest with reading a book, take some trips or riding on the ski and after that you can realx in our wellness.<br />You will be wellcome all the year round.  …see more

from £28 / night

£194 - £294 / week

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from £28 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Benecko ski guest house to rent.

Liberec Region / Benecko

3 9 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Gas heating of house.WiFi is available and free access.Parking for two cars in winter and for three cars in summer is next to the house.The public secured parking is 300 m from the house.  …see more

from £63 / night

£435 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

Orosei / Cala Liberotto

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £56 / night

£388 - £776 / week

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from £56 / night

6

State of Bahia / Palmeiras

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £14 / night

£97 / week

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from £14 / night

(2) Excellent 

13

Viana do Castelo holiday guest house rental

Viana do Castelo District / Viana do Castelo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful country house to rent in North Portugal, overlooking mountaisn, vineyards and white sandy beaches.Several hiking areas around, the Way of St James (Caminho de Santiago) to Spain passes right at our door step.<br />The house can be rented from 2 days to o  …see more

from £61 / night

£302 - £363 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Very Good 

30

Guest house rental in Platanias with shared pool

Chania Prefecture / Platanias

3 3 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“pretty location - excellent value!” This is a small attractive guest house a short walk from the beach, tavernas and shops. It has a pretty garden where you can eat breakfast, with a very nice swimming pool. It is built in the traditional Cretan style  …see more

from £26 / night

£182 - £332 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Var / Les Arcs sur Argens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £87 / night

£544 - £725 / week

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from £87 / night

8

Lower Saxony / Boffzen

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £26 / night

£182 - £725 / week

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from £26 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Guest house rental in Vergemoli with shared pool

Vergemoli / Calomini

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful mountain hideaway” Le Capanne exceeded our expectations. This lovely mountain retreat was very comfortable and nice and quiet. We hiked directly from the lodging to a couple of nearby villages, through forests of chestnut trees and across run  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Listaros holiday guest house rental

Heraklion Prefecture / Listaros

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Enjoy and relax holidays by the countryside in South Crete and in a cottage house characterized traditional and preserved by the Ministry of Environment and dating back to 1900. The 75sqm two floor "loft style" house, built from wood and stone is fine example  …see more

from £74 / night

£462 - £544 / week

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from £74 / night

(3) Very Good 

83

Maubec holiday guest house rental

Luberon / Maubec

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday location” We booked this property with a group of friends and had a great time: enjoying the sun, visiting the lovely surrounding villages, BBQing. The place is great for a visit with friends. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, so we h  …see more

from £130 / night

£906 - £2156 / week

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from £130 / night

10

Guest house rental in Algeciras

Costa de la Luz / Algeciras

1 7 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
Double bed room in Algeciras with terrace between port and beach ! In Andalusia you have all year round the opportunity to enjoy your holidays. We are located in San Garcia in Algeciras, 400 m away from the nearest beach and 1000 m to the famous beach of Getares. For  …see more

from £25 / night

£143 - £505 / week

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from £25 / night

(2) Very Good 

16

Canton of Valais / Vissoie

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £104 / night

£518 / week

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from £104 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Holiday guest house in Westfield

East Sussex / Westfield

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“An absolutely fantastic place to stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You could hear a pin drop it was so quiet, we had the pleasure of Hetty's company, enjoyed sitting outside looking across the fields for miles. There was everything you could wis  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £480 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

6

Guest house rental in Dromana

Mornington Peninsula / Dromana

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Offering stunning 360 degree views of Arthurs Seat and Port Phillip Bay, Serenity Guest House is just 2 minutes’ walk to Dromana beach. This modern self-contained home includes free WiFi access, free parking, outdoor dining and BBQ facilities. Serenity Guest Hous  …see more

from £105 / night

£1181 - £2362 / week

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from £105 / night

(26) Excellent 

13

Holiday guest house letting

Powys / Hay-on-Wye

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Unique styling, authentic Welsh borders town house with all the modern comforts. Individual approach to self catering in this destination town. Brimming with character and rare to find a guest house that caters for small numbers in the heart of this popular town.<br  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £930 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Very Good 

8

Charente-Maritime / Taillant

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£289 - £319 / week

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from £44 / night

(6) Very Good 

46

Seine-Maritime / Muchedent

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £74 / night

£509 - £1565 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Finistere / Pouldreuzic

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £144 / night

£957 - £1613 / week

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from £144 / night

5

Holiday guest house in Vente

Klaipeda County / Vente

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Fully equipped apartments, cozy bedrooms, self-catering services, fireplace, BBQ place. Great views, Curonian lagoon and it's beautiful sunsets, speed boats, boat trips, great place for watersports, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Bird watching, cycling, walking.  …see more

from £156 / night

£518 / week

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(1) Excellent 

14

Tenerife / El Tanque

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £44 / night

£302 - £393 / week

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from £44 / night

(14) Excellent 

17

Isere / Saint-Bonnet-de-Chavagne

5 11 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £311 / night

£1087 - £1983 / week

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from £311 / night

(2) Very Good 

11

Loir-et-Cher / Saint-Laurent-Nouan

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Eure-et-Loir / Dreux

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £57 / night

£302 / week

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from £57 / night

30

Salzburg Region / Rauris

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £53 / night

£366 / week

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from £53 / night