Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (60780)

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 home in Lower Brailes

Banbury / Lower Brailes

3 5 Min stay varies

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

from £80 / night

£380 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

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Marciana / Procchio

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £156 / night

£1087 / week

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from £156 / night

(2) Very Good 

9

Westward Ho holiday apartment rental

Bideford / Westward Ho

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” This apartment is to be recommended. Nice and clean, well appointed, luxury holiday home. Secure parking and fantastic views. Westward Ho is not for me, a little too quite, but that said I would still return just for the apartment.  …see more

from £149 / night

£640 - £999 / week

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from £149 / night

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Cottage rental in Huntworth

Bridgwater / Huntworth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£472 - £984 / week

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from £110 / night

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St Ives holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / St Ives

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£365 - £1385 / week

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from £53 / night

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Poole holiday home rental

Dorset / Poole

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £300 / night

£1710 - £2230 / week

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from £300 / night

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Vaucluse / Piolenc

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £172 / night

£1203 / week

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from £172 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Allerona holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Terni / Allerona

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £173 / night

£949 - £1466 / week

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from £173 / night

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Holiday home in Great Bernera

Isle of Lewis / Great Bernera

4 8 7 nights min

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

from £129 / night

£900 / week

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from £129 / night

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21

Holiday apartment in Argegno

Lake Como / Argegno

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

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24

Cottage rental in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £74 / night

£518 - £949 / week

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from £74 / night

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20

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Secret Valley Resort

Paphos / Secret Valley Resort

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £125 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £125 / night

15

Holiday villa in Tatlisu

Kyrenia District / Tatlisu

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £350 / night

£250 - £375 / week

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from £350 / night

(18) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in Llandovery

Carmarthenshire / Llandovery

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £140 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £140 / night

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Nazare holiday home rental

Leiria District / Nazare

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£664 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Villa rental in Silves with swimming pool

Faro District / Silves

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Gorgeous Villa” A lovely villa with good sized rooms & plenty of outdoor space which includes a lovely patio & bbq area & pool as well as a large sized garden with a number of fruit trees & flowering climbers. The villa is situated in a quiet location  …see more

from £200 / night

£700 - £1600 / week

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from £200 / night

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Province of Fermo / Servigliano

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £35 / night

£216 - £1854 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Istria / Pula

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£518 - £819 / week

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from £74 / night

18

Province of Pescara / Cepagatti

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£216 - £440 / week

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from £35 / night

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State of Santa Catarina / Itapema

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Very Good 

20

Redon holiday lodge rental

Redon / Saint Just

6 17 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“Birthday Celebration of a lifetime” What can I say! We have just spent a wonderful week-end at The Lodge, Château du Val to celebrate my husbands 70th Birthday. Our family all came over from England,and we needed a special place for all of us to st  …see more

from £425 / night

£1500 / week

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from £425 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Calis Beach

Fethiye / Calis Beach

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Mortagne-sur-Gironde

Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything you could wish for in one place!” We spent a delightful holiday on this well maintained estate. Facilities excellent. Welcome outstanding. A lovely area of France to explore  …see more

from £186 / night

£1300 / week

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from £186 / night

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Province of Grosseto / Grosseto

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool

from £93 / night

£457 - £897 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house with shared pool in Palazzolo dello Stella

Palazzolo dello Stella / Piancada

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool

from £86 / night

£427 - £978 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Almyrida

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £158 / night

£1104 / week

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from £158 / night

(18) Excellent 

49

Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning house in fantastic location” I booked this for a group of uni friends. We meet up every year around the country, usually un the Peaks or Lakes. This year, we decided to try the Cotswolds and I stumbled upon this fantastic house in Cotswolds  …see more

from £90 / night

£1400 - £2600 / week

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from £90 / night

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21

Home rental in Gordes with swimming pool

Luberon / Gordes

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £432 / night

£3018 / week

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from £432 / night

(9) Very Good 

21

Holiday home in East Burton

Wareham / East Burton

5 24 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £550 / night

£2500 / week

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from £550 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Var / Les Arcs sur Argens

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Durban-Corbieres holiday villa rental

Aude / Durban-Corbieres

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£475 - £1186 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Podaras

Lesbos / Podaras

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Private garden

from £39 / night

£259 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Gite accommodation in La Chatre with shared pool

Indre / La Chatre

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£340 / week

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from £60 / night

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Log cabin rental in East Huntspill

Somerset / East Huntspill

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£499 - £699 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Algodonales

Province of Cadiz / Algodonales

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £107 / night

£646 - £810 / week

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from £107 / night

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34

Sea Terra holiday villa rental

Esentepe / Sea Terra

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

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Ski home to rent in Lierneux

Liege Province / Lierneux

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

Pricing unknown

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Punta Mujeres holiday apartment rental

Lanzarote / Punta Mujeres

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £54 / night

£373 - £1415 / week

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from £54 / night

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Olhao / Quelfes

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £198 / night

£1380 - £1725 / week

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from £198 / night

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Holiday home accommodation

Caithness and Sutherland / Helmsdale

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

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