Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (27)

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 houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £66 / night

£458 / week

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from £66 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Srinagar ski houseboat to rent.

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £13 / night

£78 - £247 / week

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from £13 / night

(164) Very Good 

15

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise
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from £235 / night

£1385 / week

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from £235 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Ortigia

Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(10) Excellent 

17

Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£500 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

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Cagliari holiday houseboat rental

Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £51 / night

£363 - £996 / week

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from £51 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Srinagar District / Srinagar

20 2 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £54 / night

£324 / week

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from £54 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Holiday houseboat in Chevaigne

Ille-et-Vilaine / Chevaigne

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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from £169 / night

12

Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £12 / night

£81 - £108 / week

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from £12 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Srinagar District / Srinagar

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £47 / night

£324 / week

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from £47 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Oost-knollendam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Houseboat for relaxation and with exellent view.” We spend 6 days on Humpy Dumpy. It was a great place to arrive home to after exploriating northern Holland during the day. I would have liked to have more time on the boat. using the bikes and renting
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from £216 / night

£863 - £949 / week

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from £216 / night

11

Holiday houseboat in Montauban

Tarn-et-Garonne / Montauban

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £1478 / night

£10345 / week

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from £1478 / night

(20) Excellent 

7

Holiday houseboat with golf nearby in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £167 / night

£770 - £1362 / week

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from £167 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Labuan Bajo

Flores / Labuan Bajo

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £616 / night

£4308 / week

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from £616 / night

12

Holiday houseboat in Damazan

Lot-et-Garonne / Damazan

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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Freest holiday houseboat rental

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Freest

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £112 / night

£779 / week

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from £112 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Holiday houseboat in Bitterfeld

Saxony-Anhalt / Bitterfeld

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £96 / night

£670 / week

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from £96 / night

20

Houseboat accommodation in Bocca di Magra

Province of La Spezia / Bocca di Magra

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £475 / night

£2587 / week

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from £475 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Holiday houseboat in Lindow

Brandenburg / Lindow

1 3 3 nights min

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

from £155 / night

£991 - £1232 / week

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from £155 / night

8

Grez Neuville holiday houseboat rental

Maine et Loire / Grez Neuville

2 6 2 nights min

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

from £173 / night

£1035 / week

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from £173 / night

7

Srinagar holiday houseboat rental

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

6

Somado holiday houseboat accommodation

Pravia / Somado

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £39 / night

£302 / week

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from £39 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday houseboat accommodation

Louisiana / Morgan City

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £154 / night

£924 - £1193 / week

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from £154 / night

12

Shasta Lake ski houseboat to rent.

California / Shasta Lake

5 16 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £412 / night

£2881 - £6462 / week

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from £412 / night

8

Ski houseboat to rent in Srinagar

Srinagar District / Srinagar

6 14 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £17 / night

£116 - £466 / week

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from £17 / night

13

Srinagar ski houseboat to rent.

Srinagar District / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£216 / week

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from £35 / night

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