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Rural retreats (19)

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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(78) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Unusual, quirky and homely” We had a lovely couple of days at the Mill - a real home from home! The children loved sleeping in a windmill! Stunning location, only a couple of miles from the sandy beaches of Winterton and Sea Palling. Well worth a visi  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Loire-Atlantique / Cordemais

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £43 / night

£248 / week

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from £43 / night

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(4) Excellent 

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Tinos Town holiday windmill rental

Tinos / Tinos Town

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Unique Experience in a Quality Home” We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home in Tinos. The owner Matthaios could not have been more helpful and despite our language barriers we managed to get by. The windmill itself has been beautifully renov  …see more

from £219 / night

£1530 / week

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from £219 / night

(32) Very Good 

18

Holiday windmill in Braunston

Warwickshire / Braunston

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“stunning weekend getaway” This is one of the most well equipped and dressed self catering properties we have stayed at. We are frequent mature travellers looking for unusual places to stay that meet our exacting standards. The mill exceeded on all  …see more

from £170 / night

£939 - £1360 / week

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from £170 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill letting

Cape Cod / Centerville

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Fernbrook Windmill is a unique residence located close to the beaches of Nantucket Sound in Centerville, a classic Cape Cod village. Sleeping 12, with a wrap-around terrace and private heated swimming pool, its the perfect place to enjoy the Cape through the seasons4400  …see more

from £958 / night

£6700 / week

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from £958 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Horning holiday windmill rental

Norwich / Horning

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“HOLIDAY BLISS” Reallywonderfulholiday.Accomodation excellent,amazing what can be done in such an unusual area.Site is perfect for angling,boatwatching,& just lazing about generally. Excellent idea to have shed for storing fishing tackle also. Absolu  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £1225 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday windmill in Llangefni

Llangefni / Bodffordd

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This charming windmill is a perfect retreat or base for those wishing to explore the island or beyond. The nearest beaches are a 15 min drive. Llangefni town centre is 3 miles away where there are plenty of shops for groceries and personal needs.  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday windmill rental

Sintra Municipality / Colares

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
Idyllic, rustic mill, equipped for 10 people, located at the most western point of Europe.  …see more

from £123 / night

£753 - £1975 / week

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from £123 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday windmill with swimming pool in East Algarve

Tavira / Conceicao de Tavira

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A beautiful, relaxing and comfortable windmill” The windmill was exactly what we wanted and expected. It was cosy and well-appointed. Perfect for a relaxing trip, we spent our days reading, cooking and eating - reveling in the quiet. The 360 degree vi  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

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from £140 / night

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Windmill rental in Ellewoutsdijk

Zeeland Province / Ellewoutsdijk

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
This unique mill is located in the''Zak van Zuid-Beveland". In spring and summer you will be surprised of the many dikes that are in bloom. It is a beautiful area with important natural landscape values welen frontier linden, creeks, refuge mounds and sma  …see more

from £85 / night

£715 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Average 

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Lot / Cajarc

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£412 - £1261 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Lisbon District / Areia Branca

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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Holiday windmill with swimming pool in Sao Bras de Alportel

Sao Bras de Alportel / Alportel

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Vila Quinta dos Ferreiros is a restored windmill, cozy and original, built in Portuguese style and in excellent condition, suitable to four persons.Located on a ridge with a unique unobstructed view over the Algarvian mountains.Minimum Stay: 3 Nights  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 / week

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from £64 / night

23

Holiday windmill rental

Babergh District / Cockfield

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
Enjoy a relaxing retreat at one of the UK’s most unique and luxurious self-catering holiday accommodations. Enjoy a sublime stay in the most scenic of settings in this astounding adults-only boutique bolthole. Whether you are looking for a romantic hide away, or for  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday windmill with golf nearby in Ermones

Corfu / Ermones

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Air conditioning
Musicians Round House in Corfu consists of two charming stone-built houses in the village of Valtos, surrounded by an olive grove and overlooking the Ropas Valley. The houses are completely separate, each with its own private gardens and terrace,with an old grand piano  …see more

from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

18

Holiday windmill in Rio Maior

Santarem District / Rio Maior

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by nature, outside the windmill (Moinho de vento in Portuguese) there are tables and seats, an invitation to read a book or simply enjoy the beauty, silence and tranquility from this refugee.  …see more

from £76 / night

£505 / week

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from £76 / night

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Holiday windmill in Ano Siros

Syros / Ano Siros

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
THE REAL WINDMILL EXPERIENCE Anemomylos offers a unique chance to enjoy an incredible holiday experience second to none. It has been renovated and refurbished with respect and in keeping with Greek tradition. It is a unique type of accommodation offering an experience t  …see more

from £169 / night

£589 / week

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from £169 / night

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Agios Nikolaos / Neapoli

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £47 / night

£324 / week

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from £47 / night