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Rural retreats (57455)

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 cottage in Bignor

Chichester / Bignor

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£929 - £1601 / week

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from £217 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Pickering holiday farmhouse rental

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £70 / night

£320 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

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Villa rental in Cherasco

Province of Cuneo / Cherasco

6 17 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

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Home rental in Westport

County Mayo / Westport

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £65 / night

£475 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Hossegor with shared pool, golf nearby

Landes / Hossegor

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic holiday” Great apartment, very well located and useful air conditioning in 2 of the 3 bedrooms. 2 balconies with one plenty big enough to accommodate large table and lovely view. Third bedroom only a box room but it's fine. Close to resta
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from £108 / night

£750 - £1400 / week

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from £108 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brynsiencyn

Anglesey / Brynsiencyn

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£360 - £685 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa in Kos Town

Kós / Kos Town

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“stoned house in the nature with kind owner” Niko , the owner, is a very nice owner. Wanting to make your stay very nice. begin november the nights are cold so we recommend to go there in the summer because no heating system but a very nice open fire.
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from £69 / night

£483 - £755 / week

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Holiday home rental

Rhodes / Malona

2 8 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Earnley

West Sussex / Earnley

2 6 2 nights min

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

from £84 / night

£588 / week

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from £84 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Cala Rossa, Corsica

Porto-Vecchio / Cala Rossa, Corsica

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable, spacious, elegant. High quality accommodation for a family.” The villa was spacious, bigger than what we expected from the pictures, with a large private terrace and lawn. It was tastefully designed, furnished and decorated, the kitchen
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from £105 / night

£733 - £2466 / week

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from £105 / night

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Lamballe holiday b&b rental

Cotes-d'Armor / Lamballe

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £48 / night

£311 - £332 / week

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from £48 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Armeni holiday villa rental

Chania Prefecture / Armeni

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa for a quiet getaway from City life and distractions” We wanted to get a private villa with a pool to escape from busy city life and noise. The villa was perfect, set up in the hills near a cheerful village, an easy drive into larger town
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from £143 / night

£996 / week

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from £143 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kendal

Lake District / Kendal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£480 - £888 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Williton / Woolston Moor

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“The Perfect Holiday” What can I say about Moonfleat ? The Cottage lies at the foot of the Quantocks Hills in North Somerset and commands wonderful views across the Bristol Channel and towards Minehead and the Brendon Hills. Easy to get to, but far eno
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from £58 / night

£403 - £455 / week

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from £58 / night

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Roebel holiday condo rental

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Roebel

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £57 / night

£393 - £513 / week

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from £57 / night

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Olhos de Agua holiday townhouse rental

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£406 - £949 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Linazay

Vienne / Linazay

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £300 / night

£1650 - £2450 / week

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from £300 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Silves

Faro District / Silves

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £103 / night

£720 - £1099 / week

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from £103 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Fores

Province of Tarragona / Fores

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A beautiful apartment in an idyllic village” This was a fantastic break and I only wish I had booked for longer. The apartment was wonderful with everything supplied - even a pizza oven! There were books, games, t.v. and d.v.d.s, compact dics and comf
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from £38 / night

£259 - £1176 / week

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from £38 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Olonzac

Olonzac / Felines Minervois

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A nice place to stay for a wek.” We wanted to do some walking in this area and choose the house for its price and closeness to Carcassonne.airport. The pictures we had seen of the house made it easy to find once we arrived in Felines.The French lady
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from £35 / night

£225 - £395 / week

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Tarrington holiday b&b rental

Grampians / Tarrington

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 88 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £69 / night

£345 / week

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from £69 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Cinderford

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A Great Getaway” A super week at Peacock Cottage - a quintessential Cottage in a peaceful environment with a relaxing view. Our highlights include: walking along the sculpture trail, visiting Tintern as recommended and and a visit to Ross-on-wye along
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from £50 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Nancy holiday studio rental

Meurthe-et-Moselle / Nancy

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Skopelos Town

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£966 - £1690 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Campoli in Chianti with swimming pool

San Casciano in Val di Pesa / Campoli in Chianti

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £147 / night

£949 - £1440 / week

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from £147 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Cogolo ski apartment to rent.

Peio / Cogolo

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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Holiday cottage in Ravello

Amalfi Coast / Ravello

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in A Dos Francos

Leiria District / A Dos Francos

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£513 - £1087 / week

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from £74 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Magione

Province of Perugia / Magione

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£382 - £557 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Luri holiday apartment rental

Communaute de communes du Cap Corse / Luri

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£475 - £888 / week

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from £78 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tazacorte

La Palma / Tazacorte

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Clean , Modern App't with ocean view” The appartment was clean , modern, well furnished and within easy walking distance of local shops and facilities. The owner was very helpful . In a good location for exploring the beautiful island of La Palma.
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from £39 / night

£272 / week

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Sarteano holiday manor house rental

Province of Siena / Sarteano

9 18 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £964 / night

£6742 - £16164 / week

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from £964 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Charneca da Caparica

Charneca da Caparica / Belverde

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £160 / night

£845 - £1811 / week

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from £160 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Port de Pollenca holiday apartment rental

Port de Pollenca / Pine Walk Area

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.09 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £28 / night

£199 - £561 / week

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from £28 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Praia da Luz

Luz / Praia da Luz

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(10) Excellent 

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St. George's holiday villa rental

Saint George Parish / St. George's

5 9 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £577 / night

£1924 / week

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from £577 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Comares

Costa del Sol / Comares

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £54 / night

£252 - £595 / week

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from £54 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Braunton

Devon / Braunton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Stylish and cosy” Kittiwake cottage is beautifully stylish. The bedroom and bathrooms are finished to a very high standard with comfortable beds and quality linens and towels. We stayed over New Year and had a lovely basket of goodies including Prosec
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from £200 / night

£800 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brisbane

Brisbane / Brighton Bayside

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £107 / night

£732 - £974 / week

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from £107 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Menerbes holiday home rental

Luberon / Menerbes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £344 / night

£2578 / week

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