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Rural retreats (3917)

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 condo in Friedrichshafen

Baden-Württemberg / Friedrichshafen

2 6 2 nights min

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

from £211 / night

£737 - £1351 / week

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from £211 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Calpe

Costa Blanca / Calpe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best money i ever spent! Magical experience!” The location alone sold me on this apartment! A tiny 3-minute walk to TWO beaches and to the Ifach rock which i climbed a few times while i was there! There is also a secluded beach within a 3 minute wal
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from £49 / night

£334 - £702 / week

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from £49 / night

(18) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

34

Holiday apartment in Porto

Porto District / Porto

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £49 / night

£308 - £641 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment accommodation

Los Cristianos / Paloma Beach

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £46 / night

£320 - £605 / week

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from £46 / night

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Holiday apartment in Aracaju

State of Sergipe / Aracaju

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £32 / night

£213 / week

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from £32 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Naples holiday apartment rental

Province of Naples / Naples

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski apartment to rent.

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £88 / night

£474 - £3376 / week

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from £88 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix Town Centre

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £132 / night

£500 - £1229 / week

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from £132 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Holiday Apartment” Had a fantastic holiday staying in this apartment, not many places you have mountain and sea views from the same apartment. Well equipped, spacious, beautiful pool, spoilt for choice for beaches. Can't to book another st
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from £36 / night

£250 - £565 / week

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Vallea holiday villa rental

Talla / Vallea

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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Studio rental in Gordon's Bay

Cape Town / Gordon's Bay

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Air conditioning

from £49 / night

£322 - £439 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £49 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pjescana Uvala

Pula / Pjescana Uvala

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £431 / night

£3018 - £6513 / week

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from £431 / night

14

Costa Esuri holiday apartment rental

Ayamonte / Costa Esuri

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £54 / night

£373 - £505 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £54 / night

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Ingleses holiday apartment accommodation

Florianopolis / Ingleses

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£662 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday b&b rental

Province of Naples / Naples

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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from £36 / night

29

Holiday apartment in El Puertito de Guimar

Tenerife / El Puertito de Guimar

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £36 / night

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Apartment rental in San Bartolome de Tirajana with shared pool

Gran Canaria / San Bartolome de Tirajana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£461 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday apartment in Santos

State of Sao Paulo / Santos

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £87 / night

£607 / week

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avg. 3 hours 2 minutes

from £87 / night

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Rio de Janeiro holiday apartment rental

State of Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £788 / night

£4725 - £7402 / week

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from £788 / night

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Holiday apartment in St. Paul's Bay

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 8 Min stay varies

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

from £27 / night

£185 - £1075 / week

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from £27 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Holiday b&b in Olby

Puy-de-Dome / Olby

1 2 1 night min

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

from £84 / night

£553 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £84 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday condo in Rome

Rome / Trastevere

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £44 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Calpe

Calpe / Playa La Fossa

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£220 - £571 / week

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from £38 / night

(1) Excellent 

72

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cannes

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cannes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Nice accommodation if you have a car” The apartment is really nice and better than on photos. Comfortable, airy, with wi-fi and a/c. Efficient and friendly service from the agency. You will need a car to reach the beach though there is a bus stop
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from £60 / night

£418 - £2966 / week

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from £60 / night

23

Holiday apartment in Nazare

Leiria District / Nazare

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£492 - £737 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

23

Ski apartment to rent in Oz en Oisans

Isere / Oz en Oisans

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Super apartment for perfect ski holiday” The apartment is super equipped, well decorated, very comfortable with lots of day light (corner apartment). Everything is well organised by the owner. The balcony has a very nice vue on the resort. We were 4 a
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from £150 / night

£900 - £2100 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Very Good 

33

Holiday apartment in Central Florence

Florence / Central Florence

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £71 / night

£483 - £527 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Ski chalet to rent in Champagny-en-Vanoise

Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

5 13 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Just perfect! Space, equipment, service etc.” We were 10 and looked for the comfort before any, by respecting however a correct budget. Big was this discovery! A duplex of 10 rooms, haughtiness of 260 m ², a room and a bathroom for every couple and es
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from £585 / night

£2408 / week

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from £585 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Los Cristianos

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect holiday accommodation” Just returned from a 10 day holiday break in this lovely, well-appointed apartment. First rate comms/arrangements with owners Dave and Chris, ensured a smooth stay. Modern bathroom and kitchen accommodation was well appr
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from £50 / night

£250 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Torrevieja

Costa Blanca / Torrevieja

2 4 4 nights min

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

from £33 / night

£231 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £33 / night

11

Holiday apartment in Alicante

Costa Blanca / Alicante

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £44 / night

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Holiday apartment in Procchio

Marciana / Procchio

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £88 / night

£772 - £781 / week

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from £88 / night

(11) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment” We have just returned from Casa Buena Vista. Superb Penthouse Apartment overlooking swimming pool and within walking distance of the Hacienda centre. Wonderful golf courses within the area all in great condition. Will defi
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from £50 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

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Apartment rental in Hemel Hempstead

Hertfordshire / Hemel Hempstead

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£1190 - £1358 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £170 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Praia da Rocha holiday apartment rental

Portimao / Praia da Rocha

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £264 / night

£1755 - £3071 / week

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from £264 / night

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Alcobaca holiday guest house rental

Leiria District / Alcobaca

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £37 / night

£258 / week

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from £37 / night

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Apartment rental in Bournemouth with shared pool

Dorset / Bournemouth

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £95 / night

£499 - £980 / week

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avg. 3 hours 47 minutes

from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Duquesa with shared pool, golf nearby

Duquesa / Coto Real Duquesa Golf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely relaxing stay lovely in fab apartment pool steps away time flew by” A lovely place for a relaxing stay in a new security controlled complex at the top of a hill above Duquesa port . A car is not essential but it makes getting around easier as i
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from £80 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £80 / night

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Holiday apartment in Rio de Janeiro

State of Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £95 / night

£654 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday apartment in Sao Paulo

State of Sao Paulo / Sao Paulo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 78 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

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