Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (56518)

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 villa in Pozzuolo

Castiglione del Lago / Pozzuolo

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £261 / night

£1696 - £1914 / week

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from £261 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Berck holiday b&b rental

Pas-de-Calais / Berck

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Car not necessary

from £66 / night

£453 / week

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from £66 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Home rental in East Looe

Looe / East Looe

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderfull place” We had a lovely week (5 persons) in July. The house and the city is wonderfull. The view from the rooms are stunning. A very nice place for spending holidays.  …see more

from £140 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday villa accommodation

Falmouth / Flushing

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £79 / night

£550 - £2750 / week

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from £79 / night

(26) Excellent 

85

Vatos holiday villa rental

Corfu / Vatos

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning house - lovely hosts - great stay” Just in front of our trip we took four places into closer consideration. Due to fast and really nice reply of our landlady we decided to go for this cottage. After travelling all over the island we can eas  …see more

from £79 / night

£548 - £1127 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Leominster

Herefordshire / Leominster

5 10 Min stay varies

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

from £175 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £175 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Aude / Montlaur

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal Location!” We stayed in l'Ancienne Ecurie for three weeks in June 2016. It was a wonderful base to do some walking along the Canal du Midi (20 minutes away) at Trebes, discover some lovely towns and villages in the Corbieres region of the Langu  …see more

from £87 / night

£392 - £744 / week

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from £87 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lanark

South Lanarkshire / Lanark

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“comfort, warmth, and relaxation.” Excellent well presented accommodation, the cottage offers home comforts and a cosy feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation. A great location to explore the clyde valley region, well placed to visit further a fiel  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 / week

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from £99 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Villandry

11 30 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £140 / night

£1131 - £7778 / week

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from £140 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home rental in Cambridge

Waikato Region / Cambridge

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £172 / night

£1199 / week

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from £172 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Drewsteignton with shared pool

Dartmoor National Park / Drewsteignton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Location, Ideal for families” A fantastic location, away from it all but close enough to the A30 for access to Devon. The cottage was fantastic with all mod cons. The bonus is the swimming pool (open from 8am til 10pm) and the games barn - w  …see more

from £80 / night

£369 - £3500 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Up Marden

Chichester / Up Marden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent Property for a Special Celebration” We celebrated the occasion of our Ruby Wedding Anniversary at the Granary and had groups of friends coming down in "shifts". The en suite accommodation was excellent for this and the facilities for large g  …see more

from £154 / night

£882 - £1983 / week

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from £154 / night

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Obfelden holiday home rental

Canton of Zurich / Obfelden

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £105 / night

£638 / week

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from £105 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf on site

Los Alcazares / Roda Golf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb location - wonderful apartment!” This was our 2nd visit to Roda and the lovely penthouse - so near the airport, in a great setting. the accommodation is ideal for a family or a group, as we were. the discount for golf helps a lot, and you can e  …see more

from £37 / night

£260 - £695 / week

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from £37 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Fougeres holiday lodge accommodation

Ille-et-Vilaine / Fougeres

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 88 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £87 / night

£522 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday home in Feock

Cornwall / Feock

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £172 / night

£1200 - £2160 / week

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from £172 / night

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Holiday home in Helford River

Helston / Helford River

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £96 / night

£385 - £1195 / week

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from £96 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castiglion Fiorentino

Province of Arezzo / Castiglion Fiorentino

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Magical !!” Magical large architected stone villa in a wonderful rural setting with fabulous views of Tuscany and nearby Castiglion Fiorentino hill town - topped off with a large infinity pool and large surrounding gardens / outdoor eating areas. Dedi  …see more

from £178 / night

£1244 - £3044 / week

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from £178 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Xativa

Xativa / Els Corrals

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £134 / night

£930 - £1820 / week

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from £134 / night

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Holiday chalet in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

4 9 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £104 / night

£728 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Castelfranco di Sopra

Castelfranco Piandisco / Castelfranco di Sopra

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £174 / night

£696 - £1131 / week

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from £174 / night

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Limanowa ski cottage to rent.

Limanowa / Kamionka Mala

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£400 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Pollenca holiday villa rental

Majorca / Pollenca

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £213 / night

£1487 - £2749 / week

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from £213 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Macerata / Gualdo

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £78 / night

£542 - £1078 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lagarde-Hachan holiday gite rental

Gers / Lagarde-Hachan

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 210 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£390 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Coux-et-Bigaroque

Dordogne / Coux-et-Bigaroque

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £218 / night

£848 - £4253 / week

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from £218 / night

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Chateau rental in Cherbourg-Octeville with golf nearby, tennis court

Manche / Cherbourg-Octeville

8 15 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1707 / night

£6637 - £8059 / week

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from £1707 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday home in L'Oudon

Calvados / L'Oudon

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £114 / night

£774 - £1547 / week

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from £114 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Var / Toulon

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £261 / night

£1566 - £3482 / week

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from £261 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Juan-les-Pins

Antibes / Juan-les-Pins

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Unbelievably Accomodating” Holiday booked for surprise birthday present for my girlfriend. Potentially could have been ruined due to strikes in France but Eileen was unbelievably accommodating and helpful in making the holiday go smoothly even givi  …see more

from £44 / night

£305 - £514 / week

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from £44 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Super property, lovely location!” Property was ideal for our group, spacious rooms, kitchen well equipped, loved the layout with the lounge upstairs so we could see the sea. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so only downside was just a washing m  …see more

from £200 / night

£600 - £2200 / week

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from £200 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Amalfi holiday villa rental

Amalfi Coast / Amalfi

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £114 / night

£914 - £1400 / week

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from £114 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday gite in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£189 - £479 / week

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from £48 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tyringham

Buckinghamshire / Tyringham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Good location - well equipped lodge” Good central location, lodge was very clean and well equipped, good walks along the canal close by. Very helpful owners, cereal, milk and butter of our choice provided so very thoughtful. Lodge (and parking) was in  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday finca with swimming pool in Valor

Province of Granada / Valor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£500 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Province of Alessandria / Sarezzano

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £184 / night

£1285 - £2770 / week

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from £184 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Castiglione di Sicilia holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Catania / Castiglione di Sicilia

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Rural tranquillity in beautiful surroundings set amongst Etna's foothills” Set among the lush vineyards and orchards at the base of Etna's volcanic foothills and with a view over the famous volcano Villa Etna offers peace and tranquillity in delightfu  …see more

from £218 / night

£1305 / week

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from £218 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Morzine

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £200 / night

£957 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Very Good 

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St-Jean-du-Corail holiday farmhouse rental

Mortain / St-Jean-du-Corail

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful location & great cottage” Our family of 5 ( 2 adults + 3 children aged 6,6,14) stayed for a week in August. The property was approximately 1.5 hours drive from Caen and on arrival we were met by Helen, the property manager. She was very we  …see more

from £40 / night

£260 - £610 / week

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from £40 / night

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Sant'Arcangelo holiday farmhouse rental

Magione / Sant'Arcangelo

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£270 / week

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from £40 / night

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