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Rural retreats (1284)

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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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Crail

Fife / Crail

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect rental” Spacious family accommodation, bus stop at doorstep, short stroll to village and beach. Just perfect.
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from £80 / night

£478 - £835 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Villanueva de Tapia

Province of Malaga / Villanueva de Tapia

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£490 - £1015 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday townhouse rental

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £116 / night

£815 - £1354 / week

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avg. 1 hour 56 minutes

from £116 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

20

Polis holiday townhouse rental

Polis / Polis Chrysochous

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely great” Nirvana was a delightful house with comfy living, the town of Polis has some very good restaurants and there is plenty to see all around Polis and the adjoining country side
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from £35 / night

£245 / week

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22

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 £108 / night

£753 - £974 / week

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from £108 / night

(25) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

18

Holiday townhouse in Falmouth

Cornwall / Falmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

Certificate of Excellence

from £96 / night

£625 - £1475 / week

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30

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£539 - £954 / week

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from £77 / night

15

Holiday townhouse in Badolato Superiore

Badolato / Badolato Superiore

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £40 / night

£177 - £310 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £40 / night

16

Holiday townhouse in Vejer de la Frontera

Province of Cadiz / Vejer de la Frontera

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden

from £25 / night

£150 - £340 / week

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from £25 / night

(3) Very Good 

27

Holiday townhouse in Cavo

Rio Marina / Cavo

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £67 / night

£443 / week

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(2) Excellent 

7

Sestola ski townhouse to rent.

Province of Modena / Sestola

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£310 / week

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15

Townhouse rental in San Bartolomeo al Mare

Province of Imperia / San Bartolomeo al Mare

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £39 / night

£270 - £602 / week

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from £39 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Central Tavira holiday townhouse let

Tavira / Central Tavira

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous accommodation, thrilled.” Absolutely thrilled with this town house. Spotlessly clean, modern and stylish. The best location on the complex with a poolside view, 2 rooftop terraces with gas BBQ for ease. One terrace mainly sun and the other so
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from £108 / night

£750 - £995 / week

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(13) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

20

Holiday townhouse rental

Alhaurin de la Torre / Lauro Golf

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location, wonderful villa” Nothing to fault.... We were a party of 12 and hired the villa next door too..... We had the most amazing time, and would like to repeat the trip again next year!
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from £50 / night

£350 - £630 / week

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(3) Excellent 

19

Holiday townhouse accommodation

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 £45 / night

£266 - £620 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £45 / night

(12) Excellent 

20

Holiday townhouse in Port Ellen

Islay / Port Ellen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic cottage with warm welcome” We received a warm welcome with tea and biscuits from Susan, who provided us with friendly and efficient service throughout our stay. Provisions to get us through the first few days were provided, which was a massi
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from £115 / night

£690 - £1065 / week

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(4) Very Good 

24

Almunecar holiday townhouse rental

Province of Granada / Almunecar

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in a lovely town” A beautiful, well equipped house with all modern amenities. The owner and the property managers were very helpful, both before the trip and during our stay. Location is best possible for those who love to explore Almuñec
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from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

from £58 / night

(9) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

Holiday townhouse in Dornoch

Caithness and Sutherland / Dornoch

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £100 / night

£500 - £825 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Holiday townhouse with shared pool in Aldeia do Meco

Setubal District / Aldeia do Meco

3 7 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £253 / night

£1766 / week

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(5) Very Good 

15

Holiday townhouse in Greencastle

County Donegal / Greencastle

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Splendid home in idyllic location with lots for kids.” My family including four young children spent the Halloween break at this well furnished and equipped holiday home in Greencastle Co. Donegal. The house was a pleasant walk to the village which ha
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from £80 / night

£495 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

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(1) Very Good 

16

Holiday townhouse in Cassagnes

Pyrenees-Orientales / Cassagnes

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £35 / night

£245 - £290 / week

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(13) Very Good 

18

Holiday townhouse in Montreuil

Montreuil-sur-Mer / Montreuil

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Classic Immaculate French House in great location " outstanding value"” Perfect location for a Gastronomic weekend, park the Car and relax in the heart of this beautiful french walled village. Well equipped and beautifully appointed
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from £80 / night

£550 / week

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avg. 2 hours 56 minutes

from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

10

Abergavenny holiday townhouse rental

Monmouthshire / Abergavenny

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ty pan” Great cottage everything you could ever need in one place owner has put a lot of work and time and money Into getting the cottage great. Would definitely come again
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from £100 / night

£600 / week

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(13) Excellent 

22

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!
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from £81 / night

£539 - £719 / week

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from £81 / night

(1) Very Good 

18

Holiday townhouse in Arklow

County Wicklow / Arklow

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Suited our needs to a t” Very Close to town so we did not always Need the car.lovely view of the river . Shops and ammenities all in walking distance.was just Right for us as a base to visit Family and Friends
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from £70 / night

£350 / week

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(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday townhouse in Fishguard

Pembrokeshire / Fishguard

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£350 - £695 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £100 / night

20

Ski townhouse to rent in Bormio

Province of Sondrio / Bormio

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £85 / night

£589 / week

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avg. 2 hours 34 minutes

from £85 / night

(2) Very Good 

9

Holiday townhouse in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£361 - £500 / week

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from £73 / night

(28) Excellent 

32

Townhouse rental in Tenby with golf nearby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A beautiful house, moments from the sea.” Perfect accommodation for 2 families of 4 and grandparents.The location is fantastic. Plenty of space inside the house to separate noisy children, with two sitting rooms. when the adults needed a quiet rest! E
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from £332 / night

£1300 - £2200 / week

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from £332 / night

(5) Excellent 

16

Holiday townhouse in Moneglia

Italian Riviera / Moneglia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£620 - £1930 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £71 / night

(13) Excellent 

26

Townhouse rental in Briatico with shared pool

Province of Vibo Valentia / Briatico

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £49 / night

£257 - £1062 / week

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(8) Very Good 

24

Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Grosseto / Pereta

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Characterful apartment in a beautiful location” We had a fantastic week in Pereta, we really didn't want to leave and the next location had a lot to live up too! Casa Romantica was perfect for us. The living area wasn't the biggest but was very well
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from £65 / night

£450 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Accommodation in the heart of Picturesque Saundersfoot” Beautiful location with wonderful walk to nearby Wisemans Bridge as well as lovely beach on your doorstep. Only a few miles to nearby Tenby and a little further on to numerous other awa
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from £150 / night

£800 - £1550 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday townhouse in Monpazier

Dordogne / Monpazier

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min

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from £70 / night

£443 / week

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avg. 2 hours 8 minutes

from £70 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Holiday townhouse in Pouzolles

Herault / Pouzolles

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“A holiday rental to return to” The house was lovely and we had a good two weeks relaxing. We loved the tall windows and shutters. It is very much of the area in style and location. Everything was clean and tidy in the house, and pleasantly furnished.
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(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
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from £59 / night

£410 - £895 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

35

Holiday townhouse in Nardo

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 £36 / night

£248 - £372 / week

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from £36 / night

(3) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

18

Townhouse rental in Ballyvaughan

The Burren / Ballyvaughan

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful!” A lovely house in a perfect spot - the accommodation is just right for a couple. It is beautifully furnished and has every utensil required - even a butter dish! Everything was spotless and well cared for and loads of towels were provide
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from £70 / night

£487 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

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(7) Excellent 

22

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
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from £50 / night

£275 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Lustignano

Province of Pisa / Lustignano

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Car not necessary

from £45 / night

£293 / week

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avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £45 / night

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