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Rural retreats (1338)

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 townhouse accommodation

Keighley / Haworth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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from £70 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean and comfortable, spacious” Our only complaint is the bed in the master bedroom was too hard and low as we are a older couple but apart from that it was a lovely holiday home  …see more

from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Tewkesbury holiday townhouse rental

Cotswolds / Tewkesbury

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulously located, spotlessly clean and stylishly well equipped property.” Wharf house is located with stunning views of the river Avon and landscape beyond yet right in the heart of the beautiful town of Tewkesbury. The property was ample for a fami  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house. Suited us well.” The property was great for our family. Two adults, two toddlers and my 12 year old. Well maintained with all the essentials including a travel cot. There were no window keys but the owner quickly sorted this out. The  …see more

from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Obidos

Obidos / Praia del Rey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £99 / night

£475 - £1000 / week

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from £99 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Newent

Forest of Dean / Newent

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr” Lovely big house, which has everything you need. We spent lots of cosy nights in front of the log fire. Newent is a bit quiet, one pub left, two are closed. Micro brewery pub but no kids allowed. Good Indian restaurant but not much else. Usual tak  …see more

from £125 / night

£475 - £650 / week

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from £125 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough  …see more

from £106 / night

£466 - £995 / week

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from £106 / night

(2) Very Good 

9

Holiday townhouse in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £73 / night

£379 - £500 / week

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from £73 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Crail holiday townhouse rental

Fife / Crail

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £350 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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from £350 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Elba Island / Patresi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£242 - £604 / week

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from £44 / night

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Pollenca holiday townhouse rental

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £105 / night

£733 - £863 / week

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from £105 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here  …see more

from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Portrush

Portrush / West Strand

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£595 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Llangrannog holiday townhouse rental

Ceredigion / Llangrannog

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb!” Booked Llais y Mor for a long weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. What a gorgeous home! We arrived childless on the Friday and just sat on the balcony listening to the waves with beer in hand. When the children did arrive on Sa  …see more

from £85 / night

£380 - £945 / week

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from £85 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £65 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Thornhill

Dumfries and Galloway / Thornhill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Another great stay at no37!” Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast. We'll hopefully be  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Excellent 

23

Holiday townhouse in Lostwithiel

Cornwall / Lostwithiel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house in perfect location” We loved the house and we already knew we loved Lostwithiel - it's such a pretty village. We haven't tried many of the local eateries, but we did eat at The Globe this time, and it was as good as all the previous gu  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £86 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Kissimmee holiday townhouse rental

Kissimmee / Venetian Bay Villages

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location and facilites” This house gave us everything we needed for a great holiday. Clean, well equipped and in a pleasant area. Pools and public areas very well kept. Would recommend for couples and families alike. Six adults would be easily a  …see more

from £46 / night

£322 - £371 / week

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from £46 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Alpes Maritimes / Tourrettes-sur-Loup

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km

from £87 / night

£604 - £733 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location” The cottage its self was lovely but could do with a microwave we went llandelio for river fishing which was a disappointment  …see more

from £50 / night

£281 - £583 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Very Good 

19

Mojacar holiday townhouse rental

Mojacar / Mojacar Playa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely stay” Just returned from two weeks at this very nice house stayed in Mojacar a couple of times but this property is in the best location for bars and good restaurants thanks to Juan for a good meet and greet  …see more

from £37 / night

£259 - £608 / week

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from £37 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday townhouse in Schull

County Cork / Schull

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Ideal location.” Had the pleasure of staying here with my family for a week. The house is old style but very clean and well equipped. The only thing we had a problem with was rubbish disposal. You have to drive to the local dump to get rid of your rub  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £800 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Very Good 

23

Townhouse accommodation in Yarmouth

Yarmouth / Norton, Isle of Wight

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“This place is fantastic!” We have just spent a week at Hurst View on the Isle Of Wight, it is in an ideal spot. The ferry terminal is only 5-10mins down the road, whichwas a great stress free start to the week. The house itself is very spacious with r  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £970 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Holiday townhouse letting

Gran Alacant / Puerto Marino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£324 - £432 / week

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from £87 / night

(30) Excellent 

24

Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

25

Tabernas holiday townhouse rental

Province of Almeria / Tabernas

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £57 / night

£345 - £406 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £80 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Canal San Bovo

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£604 - £966 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

35

Province of Lecce / Nardo

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£242 - £393 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Excellent 

20

Tenerife / Playa de las Americas

1 4 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £52 / night

£363 - £574 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

Holiday townhouse in Menerbes

Luberon / Menerbes

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £78 / night

£535 - £949 / week

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from £78 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Maroochydore

Sunshine Coast / Maroochydore

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic location...enjoyable” Had an extended stay at Bayz on the River recently and enjoyed it very much. Great central location, well equipped and clean house. Loved the views and walks along the river. Looking forward to another stay!  …see more

from £83 / night

£553 - £737 / week

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from £83 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Fitts

Saint James Parish / Fitts

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely accommodation in a quiet, well maintained complex close to the beach.” Fitts is a small quiet village with a lovely beach between Bridgetown and Holetown both of which are easily accessed by frequent buses, There is a well stocked supermarket,  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Realmont

Tarn / Realmont

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable accommodation in real France” The Townhouse is the perfect location to give you the experience staying in a 'living' French town. All you need is within less than 5 minutes - butchers, bakers, cheeseshop, greengrocer, wine merchant  …see more

from £65 / night

£423 - £507 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ballintra holiday townhouse rental

County Donegal / Ballintra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£325 - £425 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Orosei / Cala Liberotto

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £62 / night

£432 - £776 / week

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from £62 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse letting

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very good accommodation” Enjoyed our stay in this house. Clean, comfortable and wonderfully central in Peebles. Particularly liked the roof terrace.  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £540 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Clifden

County Galway / Clifden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£432 - £582 / week

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from £78 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Ceret

Ceret / Maureillas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“a perfect choice” This is a beautiful house in a glorious part of France. The house is very well equipped and the owner, Penny, is a pleasure to deal with. This was one of the nicest holidays we have had and we will seriously consider returning to Ru  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £550 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Very Good 

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El Perello holiday townhouse rental

Terres de l'Ebre / El Perello

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Pet friendly

from £39 / night

£272 / week

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