Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (3517)

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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Savoie / Courchevel

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £257 / night

£1795 - £6411 / week

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from £257 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Bas-Rhin / Le Hohwald

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £30 / night

£163 - £248 / week

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from £30 / night

(11) Excellent 

18

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Amazing apartment, with beautiful views !” We stayed in this apartment in august 2015. There was everything we wanted in the kitchen, it was obvious the owners kitted it out as a normal everyday house. The views are stunning, from both of the balc  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 - £1227 / week

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from £77 / night

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(2) Excellent 

36

West Country holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / Bude

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Best Location” The location of this apartment is great, with stunning views over the beach and breakwater in Bude. The apartment is spacious and equipped with all you need for a relaxing vacation, the furnishings and the bed linen are of good quality  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £1350 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Formentera Del Segura

Costa Blanca / Formentera Del Segura

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very comfortable and clean apartment in a relaxing environment.” My family and I stayed at this apartment for sixteen nights. This was the first time we visited Spain. The owner was very kind and helpful and e-mailed us all the information we needed a  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 / week

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from £43 / night

11

Ski apartment to rent in Courchevel

Savoie / Courchevel

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Studio 'duplex' apartment of 30 m2 on 4th floor of building, accessed by stairs. Centre of resort next to nursery slopes & gondola. We were awarded the 'Courchevel Label' (3 stars) in 2011, acknowledging the facilities offered in our apartment. S  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £1000 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Excellent 

8

Ruta holiday apartment rental

Province of Genoa / Ruta

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful and exclusive two bedroom apartment in the centre of Camogli. Modern apartment in villa with large LCD TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher and air conditioning. Parking available on request in the garage of the villa. External patio and garden.  …see more

from £60 / night

£419 - £778 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

18

Apartment rental in Torrox Costa with shared pool

Province of Malaga / Torrox Costa

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
The apartment has a South Easterly aspect and sitting on the windowed terrace is a great way to start the day, by having breakfast in the sunshine and overlooking the views to the beach and the mountains. It has an American Bar style kitchen with full utensils, crocker  …see more

from £40 / night

£255 - £280 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Thollon-les-Memises ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ski
“Great location for a holiday with the family” We spent a week here during feb half term and were apprehensive as we had never been skiing at half term before and had never really heard about the resort. Our fears were allayed by the great advice given  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £550 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Calvados / Villers-sur-Mer

1 4 3 nights min

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

 …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

State of Rio de Janeiro / Rio de Janeiro

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £41 / night

£283 / week

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from £41 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Sucina holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Sucina

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment in perfect location” I stayed at the Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort with a group of friends on a break from the UK weather and the standard of the accommodation and location of the apartment was perfect. The apartment included all th  …see more

from £35 / night

£215 - £275 / week

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from £35 / night

12

Canton of Graubunden / Bergun

Studio 2 6 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Ski

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from £48 / night

£334 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

38

Samoens ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“great apartment great village” I stayed in this apartment in February half term 2015 with my 3 children (ages 8,8,13). The owners were very quick to reply to our emails and gave accurate directions which was helpful. Only an hour or so drive from Gene  …see more

from £55 / night

£300 - £878 / week

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from £55 / night

20

Ski apartment to rent in St. Moritz

Engadin St. Moritz / St. Moritz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
Tastefully and with great attention to detail in a rustic style furnished 3-room apartment with 2 bathrooms. Located in the heart of the exclusive holiday resort St. Moritz.The wonderful pistes of the skiing resort Corviglia-Marguns-Piz Nair are just 5 minutes away by c  …see more

from £214 / night

£1496 / week

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from £214 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in Pizzo

Pizzo / Marinella

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Large modern luxury new two bedroom 3rd floor penthouse apartment located 300m from Marinella beach. with shared pool and lift, ideal for families and couples wanting to get away from it all,but with restaurants in easy walking distanceLarge 2 bedroom and bathroom fully  …see more

from £49 / night

£342 - £556 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Very Good 

38

Villa rental in Torre Chianca

Province of Lecce / Torre Chianca

4 16 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Four (4) bedrooms, two (2) bathrooms, two (2) bathrooms, outdoor showers (convenient on return from the beach).Fine white sandy expanse of Spiaggiabella (Salento - South Puglia).An oasis of nature, peace, tranquility, but not isolated, where you can spend a truly unique  …see more

from £51 / night

£354 - £2537 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Very Good 

9

Holiday apartment in North West Italy

Finale Ligure / Finalpia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Ampio trilocale situato a Finalpia (Finale Ligure) vicinissimo alla spiaggia (50 metri!), composto da 2 camere da letto, cucina, bagno e uno spazioso corridoio per un totale di circa 80 metri quadrati. Ogni camera da letto ha un letto matrimoniale e uno singolo. Cucina  …see more

from £52 / night

£334 - £385 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Very Good 

17

Holiday apartment in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Idyllic accommodation in an idyllic location” This apartment on the second floor, which is easily accessible by lift or stairway, is spacious, pleasantly decorated and is extremely light and airy. The apartment has all the amenities you would requir  …see more

from £21 / night

£150 - £375 / week

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from £21 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

Savoie / Flumet

2 9 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £1548 / week

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from £35 / night

13

Courchevel / Courchevel 1650

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £397 / night

£2778 - £9402 / week

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from £397 / night

(6) Very Good 

16

Apartment rental in Torreblanca with shared pool

Province of Castellon / Torreblanca

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent Holiday in Torreblanca” We had a fantastic holiday in Torreblanca, the apartment was well presented and had everything we could have needed. The neighbours were friendly and the sandy beach was clean with some nice relaxing bars alongside it  …see more

from £20 / night

£138 / week

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from £20 / night

19

Apartment rental in Javea with shared pool

Costa Blanca / Javea

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
This lovely 3 bedroom property is located just by Cala Blanca cove and is approx 12 mins walk on the flat (no hills) to the Arenal Beach. It benefits from Wi-fi and Air Conditioning. Also with UK TV and Spanish TV. The accommodation is laid out over two floors, with th  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £690 / week

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from £46 / night

20

Ski apartment to rent in La Villa

Badia / La Villa

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
In the heart of Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage site - an elegant and prestigious residence with every comfort. It's able to give unforgettable moments of relaxation and fun. We are located in Alta Badia, 1,430 m above the sea and only few minutes walk fr  …see more

from £120 / night

£838 - £1411 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Valle d'Aosta / Gressoney-la-Trinité

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £120 / night

£684 - £1112 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

23

Holiday apartment rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Bridlington

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Imagine waking up and watching the sun rise over Bridlingtons South Bay from your bed with a fresh mug of coffee, listening to the waves lapping on the beach... The panoramic views from our newly refurbished apartments are amongst the best the Yorkshire coast has to o  …see more

from £90 / night

£545 - £1184 / week

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from £90 / night

20

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Maccagno

Lake Maggiore / Maccagno

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy this exclusive self catering apartment (ID 747) on Lake Maggiore, with lake front Lido, spacious sun terrace, large outdoor swimming pool and a Jacuzzi.  …see more

from £215 / night

£1074 - £1454 / week

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from £215 / night

(1) Very Good 

42

Puerto de Santiago holiday apartment rental

Puerto de Santiago / Playa de la Arena

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxury with sea views in the you hands  …see more

from £49 / night

£342 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

27

Canillo Parish / Incles

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £300 / week

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from £35 / night

14

Province of Cuneo / Limone Piemonte

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Very Good 

17

Holiday apartment in Brienno

Lake Como / Brienno

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The lovely apartment is located in the historical center of Brienno, a small village on the beautiful and famous Lake of Como. The property has been converted from an old mill and finely decorated. The atmosphere in the village is quiet and with no traffic at all. A car  …see more

from £129 / night

£808 - £1167 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Lake Garda Area

Chiesa In Valmalenco / Chiesa

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Appartamento 4 posti lettoPrezzi convenzionati presso il vicino ristorante Il Vassallo  …see more

from £60 / night

£342 - £727 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment in Olhos de Agua

Albufeira / Olhos de Agua

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Class Holiday, brilliant apartment with unreal views!! Definitely be back!!!” Apartment is in a great area, all the people are very friendly and the restaurants are brilliant. Everything is in walking distance & the beach is right on the doorstep. A  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £644 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

23

Province of Verona / Verona

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £51 / night

£300 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Port d'Alcudia

Port d'Alcudia / Port Alcudia

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Wonderful apartment just 100m from the main beach in Puerto de Alcudia. This nice apartment has a double room and a living room with bed sofa and space for 2 people (+ one baby or child). Both have balcony and air conditioning private parking place and communal pool.  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 - £748 / week

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from £35 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Calpe with shared pool

Calpe / Calpe Port

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Unique luxury 3 bedroom frontline apartment, very spacious and situated in the marina just minutes from beaches, bars, restaurants and sports harbour. This is ideal for families and adults alike.A great location for all you want in a fabulous holiday.  …see more

from £185 / night

£1300 - £2300 / week

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from £185 / night

(6) Very Good 

16

Chatel ski apartment to rent.

Chatel / Vonnes

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great little apartment, perfect for 1-4 people.” This is a great little apartment for short to medium length trips (my stay was three weeks). It has everything you would need to cater for yourself including kitchen appliances. The decor is very Fren  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Tivissa

Province of Tarragona / Tivissa

4 5 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Holiday” We totally enjoyed our stay in Tivissa. The town house was stunning, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The views from the terrace are amazing especially watching the full moon over the mountains while sipping a rioja. Stella wa  …see more

from £77 / night

£377 - £646 / week

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from £77 / night

12

Champery ski studio to rent.

Portes du Soleil / Champery

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Thermes Parc is situated 4 km from The Champery Ski Telepherique lifts that will transport you to the 600 km of ski runs and tracks that is so popular with skiers snow-boarders cyclists and walkers. It is less than 2 km to local shops of Val D'Illiez - 7km to Mon  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1350 / week

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from £95 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Alora holiday penthouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This is a fantastic apartment!” The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. It is modern, spotlessly clean, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It is accessed by an elevator which takes you straight into the accommodation. There are  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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