Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1354)

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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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
Lovely Victorian house in the heart of picturesque fishing village. Two sitting rooms with open fires and large open plan dining room/ kitchen. Near the beach, harbour, coastal path and golf courses. 2 night stays welcome.  …see more

from £350 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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from £350 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Adeje with shared pool

Tenerife / Adeje

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartment is in a very calm and quiet location, a few minutes' walk from the Commercial Center Gran Sur  …see more

from £97 / night

£676 / week

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from £97 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday townhouse in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The village house is on 3 levels, an architect-designed addition gives it great style which complements the original and charming features of the old house. Large terrace ideal for alfresco dining and perfect to enjoy your evening aperitif before strolling on to one of  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £645 / week

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from £35 / night

11

Province of Lucca / Corfino

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £63 / night

£362 - £408 / week

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from £63 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Massa / Marina di Massa

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£351 - £702 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Manta Rota

Manta Rota / Monte de Pita

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
Tourist Rental Licence 'alojamento local' number 14297 Spacious, luxury townhouse villa built in 2008. Sleeps 6 plus a baby's cot & highchair with luxurious superior quality furniture offering a high level of comfort, comes complete with climate contr  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £1000 / week

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from £43 / night

13

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County / Vantacici

2 4 7 nights min

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

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from £61 / night

£424 - £774 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Very Good 

21

Holiday townhouse in Belves

Dordogne / Belves

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
You need a good nights sleep so here's details of the mattresses - all are pocket sprung manufactured by either Sealy or Silentnight .  …see more

from £44 / night

£395 - £2606 / week

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from £44 / night

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Krk Island / Malinska

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski

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from £37 / night

£363 - £418 / week

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from £37 / night

(21) Very Good 

28

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

8 12 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Space and Style” Bell Tree House is spacious and light and very convenient for Tenby beaches. We had a great week ... loved the piano, the kitchen is superb, plenty of space for everyone to relax. Handy to have parking for 3 cars so near to town too.  …see more

from £150 / night

£825 - £2400 / week

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from £150 / night

11

Elba Island / Capoliveri

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£308 - £1009 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Province of Belluno / Alleghe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £88 / night

£562 - £781 / week

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from £88 / night

12

Province of Udine / Camporosso in Valcanale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £62 / night

£395 / week

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from £62 / night

(3) Average 

25

Province of Olbia-Tempio / Santa Teresa Gallura

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£290 - £693 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Province of Turin / Sangano

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £44 / night

£351 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Province of Vercelli / Alagna Valsesia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £79 / night

£562 - £922 / week

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from £79 / 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
WIFI, DVD/CD player, iPod docking stereo system, flat screen TV, full-fridge freezer, well-equipped kitchen.  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 - £746 / week

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from £88 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in San Pedro del Pinatar

Murcia / San Pedro del Pinatar

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Spacious House & Area - Recommended !” We had a wonderful stay in this lovely spacious townhouse in a wonderful part of Spain. The house has everything and the nearby botanical gardens & cafe are fabulous too - value for money menu and ple  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £330 / week

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from £55 / night

11

Province of Pisa / Montescudaio

1 3 7 nights min

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

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from £56 / night

£386 - £571 / week

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from £56 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Anstruther holiday townhouse rental

Anstruther / East Neuk

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in perfect location” The Beach Hut is a very well equiped rental home in a quiet corner in Anstruther, only a few walking minutes away from the harbour.  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Islands of Sicily / Lampedusa

2 2 1 night min

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

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from £50 / night

£351 - £790 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

12

Holiday townhouse rental

Cowes / West Cowes

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic weekend” Went with a large group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Very good for walking (to the New Inn in Shalfleet). Though a slight shame that parts of the coastal path were closed due to erosion you can't blame the house! Fantastic fa  …see more

from £200 / night

£795 - £3250 / week

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from £200 / night

11

Province of Lucca / Corfino

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £62 / night

£362 - £408 / week

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from £62 / night

(6) Excellent 

10

Townhouse rental in Portrush with golf nearby

Portrush / West Strand

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A great location for a family weekend” We were celebrating 3 significant birthdays and travelled from Edinburgh,Leicester and Jersey. The house was in excellent condition and very well equipped. Bushmills is a great location for eating and walking.  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £1420 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Sannat

Island of Gozo / Sannat

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dar il- Palma is an excellently designed farmhouse recently built using Maltese limestone and other local features. Among its features, one can enjoy a swimming pool on entrance leading to a sitting room. Another useful aspect, is that all three bedrooms are equipped w  …see more

from £87 / night

£438 - £877 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Holiday townhouse in Waterville

County Kerry / Waterville

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This charming townhouse is located in the village of Waterville with panoramic sea views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged landscape of South Kerry's mountain range. The property is tastefully decorated and fully equipped.  …see more

from £72 / night

£313 - £620 / week

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from £72 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Drapia / Gasponi

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £53 / night

£264 - £702 / week

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from £53 / night

(20) Very Good 

18

Townhouse rental in Sarlat-la-Canéda

Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A lovely town house in the heart of Sarlat - perfect for living la vie francaise.” We wanted to be in the heart of a town so that we could get fresh bread every morning, go to the markets, visit little wine bars, potter around cobbled streets and gene  …see more

from £76 / night

£529 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Province of Trento / Mezzana

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ski

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from £44 / night

£308 - £878 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Province of Lecce / Otranto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£220 - £711 / week

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from £53 / night

(26) Very Good 

21

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Eyemouth

Borders / Eyemouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
“Excellent” This was our first visit to Eyemouth so we went for accommodation in the centre of Eyemouth we were lucky to find Market View first time. Liz and Chris were friendly and made us very welcome. The accommodation was excellent for us althoug  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Lovely new year break” Lovely holiday home in the centre of Saundersfoot. Excellent location. Very clean and comfortable like home from home. Everything you could need is in this house. Had a fab time. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1000 - £1450 / week

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from £150 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Conwy

Conwy / Conwy Marina

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” We had a wonderful holiday in Conwy Marina and highly recommend this property as a base for exploring this lovely area of North Wales. The owner was helpful from the moment we contacted her to book the property, sending information and dire  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1395 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Contemporary townhouse with large private roof terrace, Jacuzzi and soaring views towards Mediterranean.<br />Heating in winter is provided by oil-filled radiators, as well as the woodburning stove.UK TV via Internet  …see more

from £53 / night

£351 - £417 / week

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from £53 / night

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Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £242 / night

£1689 / week

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from £242 / night

(17) Excellent 

21

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
“Cosy and very well equipped cottage in a lovely location” We stayed here with our two young boys and it was fab!there are a few steps/stairs but my kids are good with these so no issue. great spaces and very well equipped the kitchen was great to cook  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Iznalloz

Province of Granada / Iznalloz

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A lovely welcoming home from home” I stayed here for 4 nights in June 2016 with my partner and young child, we would have loved to have stayed for longer. The house is spacious, bright and airy. It was very clean and well equipped and we immediately f  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Devon / Dartmouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Warm and cosy cottage” We spent the weekend at Fisherman's in Nov and although the weather in Dartmouth was very cold the cottage certainly wasn't. The log burner just made the comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage even more cosy. I would certainly r  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Polis

Paphos District / Polis

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to unwind” Great to stay in a place where you had no traffic, just a few houses overlooking a nice swimming pool, a five minute walk and you had a choice of two great supermarkets, another five minute walk and you were in Polis. We enjoye  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £300 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Woodstock

Oxfordshire / Woodstock

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
This is a stunning holiday letting in the Oxfordshire town of Woodstock. Market Place is a former Georgian town house built around 1750. If you are seeking an idyllic Oxfordshire stone built home, full of charm and character then look no further.  …see more

from £114 / night

£795 - £1058 / week

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from £114 / night