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Rural retreats (850)

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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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 £75 / night

£463 / week

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from £75 / 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 £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / 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 £47 / night

£234 - £407 / week

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from £47 / 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 £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

36

Province of Lucca / Arliano

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £43 / night

£280 - £789 / week

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from £43 / 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 £128 / night

£890 - £2119 / week

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from £128 / night

8

Holiday guest house in Teius

Alba County / Teius

7 20 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Casa Butnarului is located in Geoagiu de Sus at 10 km from the entrance to the natural gorge Ramet and 6 km Ramet Monastery.The pansion has 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms, at attic and 3 self bathroom double rooms at first floor.  …see more

from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

31

Hautes-Alpes / Freissinieres

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Very Good 

36

Guest house rental in Dorsoduro

City of Venice / Dorsoduro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A good place to stay” We have a nice time staying at the property. It is very clean and well kept. It is centrally located without being too central. A very convenient place to stay.  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £742 / week

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from £68 / night

(12) Excellent 

38

Hautes-Pyrenees / Tarbes

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£382 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Swabia / Rieden am Forggensee

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly

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from £46 / night

£321 - £534 / week

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from £46 / night

7

Holiday guest house in Mettupalayam

Tamil Nadu / Mettupalayam

12 36 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Melur Meadows Retirement Village is a gated community set at the foothills of Nilgiris. 9 Acres of garden, trees and herbs. Its a clean, green and serene place ideal for the peaceful and quiet getaway. Its proximity to Nilgiris and the Ghats makes it an ideal base for t  …see more

from £15 / night

£75 / week

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from £15 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

Meuse / Bar-le-Duc

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £21 / night

£136 / week

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from £21 / 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 £56 / night

£327 / week

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from £56 / 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 £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / 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 £51 / night

£255 - £509 / week

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from £51 / night

8

Guest house letting in Pasir Mas

Kelantan / Pasir Mas

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 59 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
special price for backpakers and return customer..  …see more

from £10 / night

£91 / week

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from £10 / night

(16) 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 £74 / night

£517 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Holiday guest house in Castleblayney

County Monaghan / Castleblayney

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This detached private residence offers great space and amenities for larger groups or families. It includes:- 3 Double rooms (1 of them en-suite)- 1 Single bedroom- 2 Reception rooms- Fully fitted kitchen - Large dining area- Sitting room area with TV<br />The pat  …see more

from £78 / night

£420 / week

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from £78 / night

(8) Excellent 

27

Red Sea and Sinai / Marsa Alam

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £26 / night

£178 - £2865 / week

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from £26 / 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

5

Holiday guest house in Karlshamn

Blekinge County / Karlshamn

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sweden, fishing, archipelagro, Blekinge, sea, swimming, nature, golf  …see more

from £64 / night

£416 / week

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from £64 / 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 £102 / night

£628 - £1348 / week

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from £102 / 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
Nice holiday double bed room in Algeciras with its own large terrace with views over the bay of Algeciras to Gibraltar, located exactly between port and beach ! In Andalusia you have all year round the opportunity to enjoy your holidays. We are located in San Garcia i  …see more

from £25 / night

£140 - £517 / week

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from £25 / night

(15) Very Good 

20

Argeles-Gazost / Val d'Azun

2 6 1 night min

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

 …see more

from £56 / night

£386 - £1145 / week

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from £56 / night

20

Dedovo holiday guest house rental

Plovdiv Province / Dedovo

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 283 km
  • Child friendly
The village is set in the Rhodopes Mountains at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level.  …see more

from £12 / night

£84 - £458 / week

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from £12 / 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 £354 / night

£2473 - £3971 / week

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from £354 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

Whitehorse ski guest house to rent.

Yukon / Whitehorse

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tiny is terrific! Ever wanted to find out how little space or stuff you'd need and still be happy? Ever wanted to experience what less is more truly means? And you wanted to do it in style? Come and visit, make our Tiny House your Yukon Trip Home! Cabin features: s  …see more

from £34 / night

£123 / week

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from £34 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

Guest house rental in Buthiers

Seine-et-Marne / Buthiers

1 10 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Les Rochers de Roncevaux is located on the trail GR1,15 minutes walk from the Regional Regional Area of Buthiers and the first boulders, discover the charm of our furnished farmhouse style accommodation on the edge of woods. With a maximum capacity of 10 persons, ideall  …see more

from £234 / night

£1632 / week

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from £234 / night

(2) Very Good 

5

Guest house rental in Plitvica

Plitvice Lakes National Park / Plitvica

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Our house is located in Village Korana, where Plitvice Lakes end, this amazing village start. House is by water and 5 min walking from house is amazing place to swim under waterfalls. To reach Entrance to park you need car and it is some 6 km away.  …see more

from £94 / night

£594 / week

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from £94 / night

5

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taroudant

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

17

Holiday guest house in Winchester

Hampshire / Winchester

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
The Hayloft is one of 3 cottages within Crabwood Cottages. It has been tastefully converted with fabulous views over rolling fields and forest, perfect for couples or overnight business trips. The Hayloft is situated right on a bridleway leading to wonderful woodland  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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 £73 / night

£454 - £534 / week

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from £73 / night

(5) Excellent 

15

Vaucluse / Sarrians

3 2 1 night min

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

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from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

30

Salzburg Region / Rauris

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / 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 £141 / night

£941 - £1585 / week

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from £141 / night

16

Saint-Aignan / Couffy

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Luberon / La Motte-d'Aigues

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £38 / night

£262 - £588 / week

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from £38 / 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

£178 - £327 / week

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from £26 / night

23

Hautes-Alpes / Buissard

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £62 / night

£62 / week

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from £62 / night