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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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Bansko ski studio to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts. Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions. Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.  …see more

from £15 / night

£120 - £310 / week

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from £15 / night

(38) Excellent 

13

Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / night

(27) Excellent 

23

Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo  …see more

from £130 / night

£498 - £1170 / week

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from £130 / night

(38) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage with indoor pool in Bude

Bude-Stratton / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Just perfect” Just returned from a weekend at Tumbles it was just perfect, we had a wonderful time and a great place to celebrate a 40th & 1st Birthday. We didn't want to leave!! Such a lovely cottage and so safe for the children aged 4,3&1. They had  …see more

from £280 / night

£1200 - £3900 / week

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from £280 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

22

Savoie / Flumet

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£244 - £547 / week

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from £35 / night

(26) Excellent 

11

Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Eastoke

Hayling Island / Eastoke

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“family break” lovely and clean some nice touches including a bottle of wine, some milk, tea, coffee & sugar, and blackcurrant for the children upon arrival friendly face to meet both at arrival and departure located exactly where required for our b  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Aube / Troyes

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £87 / night

£435 - £766 / week

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from £87 / night

(18) Excellent 

26

Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful stay” Just back from a lovely stay in this wonderful cosy cabin. Everything you could need was thought of within the contents. Was lovely cosy and clean when we arrived. We stayed as a family of 5 and our family dog for 3 nights and really  …see more

from £65 / night

£343 - £729 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

16

Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Very Good 

16

Holiday bungalow with shared pool, golf nearby in Hayle

Cornwall / Hayle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely little chalet” Very nice place helpful owners who let us know when we could go in earlier. Would stay here again and recommend to friends.  …see more

from £45 / night

£180 - £650 / week

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from £45 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage with shared pool in Hunmanby Gap

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Greenwich cottage, the bay, filey” Lovely property, a real home from home. Spacious and very well equipped. The on-site gym and swimming pool came in extremely handy with 3 teenagers. The walk to the beach was 10-15 mins and the dogs loved it. Overall  …see more

from £78 / night

£480 - £1280 / week

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from £78 / night

20

Ski studio to rent in Gosau

Upper Austria / Gosau

Studio 4 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £29 / night

£199 - £759 / week

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from £29 / night

(20) Excellent 

46

Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

6 19 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This was my 10th return trip - its that good!” Cathy and Mark are excellent hosts with an excellently positioned warm and comfortable home (endless hot water), and their welcome and attention to detail is equally warm. We had great food again, thank  …see more

from £69 / night

£1522 - £7457 / week

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from £69 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Luxembourg Province / Houffalize

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£383 - £587 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

17

Ski apartment to rent in Les Diablerets

Canton of Vaud / Les Diablerets

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” This is a lovely apartment, conveniently located opposite the station. Les Diablerets is very friendly, clean, and has all the amenities you want for a perfect holiday. Our weather was not as good as we had hoped for, so the indoor pool came  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £1850 / week

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from £158 / night

(2) Excellent 

30

Herault / Nissan-lez-Enserune

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £105 / night

£731 - £1461 / week

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from £105 / night

(55) Excellent 

24

Holiday log cabin in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Complete relaxation” We stayed here for Christmas it was delightful. The cottage is well equipped. We stayed with are two children and went on lovely walks. Amazing scenery. Totally relaxed and refreshed. Would highly recommend  …see more

from £128 / night

£630 - £938 / week

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from £128 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Mosbach holiday log cabin rental

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £61 / night

£348 - £1079 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

15

Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £129 / night

£900 - £2300 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Saint Leger sous la Bussiere

Saint Leger sous la Bussiere / Montdidier

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool

from £105 / night

£731 / week

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from £105 / night

(11) Very Good 

20

Ski apartment to rent in Les Coches

Savoie / Les Coches

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Greate place with children” Nice and clean. View for Monte Blanche, close to car park and center of village. Access to swimming pool , great for children!! -keep them busy. Big living-room what give you a chance to spend relaxing time with family.  …see more

from £100 / night

£425 - £1700 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool, golf nearby in Hunmanby Gap

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£425 - £1095 / week

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from £75 / night

28

Salzburg holiday chalet rental

Salzburg Region / Salzburg

5 12 Min stay varies

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

from £131 / night

£914 / week

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from £131 / night

(101) Excellent 

32

Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized  …see more

from £80 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Very Good 

15

Holiday apartment with indoor pool in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal location for families” The key was available so we were able to get straight into the apartment. Mrs McWilliams was very friendly and helpful. The apartment is very spacious. It has lovely views over the gardens, and the swimming pool was nic  …see more

from £128 / night

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £128 / night

(37) Excellent 

28

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon / Bigbury-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“If you love the ocean, this is the place for you” Burgh Island Causeway 16 was all which had been promised via the webpage and much more - simply fantastic! Such a lovely, immaculately kept and luxurious apartment with fantastic views, peaceful surr  …see more

from £125 / night

£635 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with indoor pool in Ryde

Isle of Wight / Ryde

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant Holiday” We have just returned from our first family holiday on the Isle Of Wight with our two children aged 9 and 6. The Cabin is an amazing place to stay for a holiday, very clean and has everything you need. The swimming pool seemed bigge  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1400 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Very Good 

24

Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £69 / night

£479 - £1714 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £86 / night

£600 - £2655 / week

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from £86 / night

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Trinita d'Agultu e Vignola / Isola Rossa

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£505 / week

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from £44 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely stunning” Went to the cabin for 3 nights at valentines and it was amazing! So cosy and the most beautiful views. Sauna and hot tub were a fantastic addition to the stay, will definitely be back soon.  …see more

from £79 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £79 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic weekend” Just returned from a fantastic weekend at the lodge. It is very modern and clean. Fully equipped kitchen. There are some dvds and games provided too. There is sky, although one friend commented that there are not many channels. The  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fochabers

Moray / Fochabers

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Family reunion 2916” Wonderful facilities and generous accommodation. Lovely spacious entertainment areas and close to local amenities. Friendly, helpful caretaker. All added to our very special family Christmas. Highly recommended!!  …see more

from £200 / night

£1100 - £2100 / week

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from £200 / night

24

Par holiday cottage rental

Par / Tywardreath

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £135 / night

£550 - £1265 / week

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from £135 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Great Malvern holiday cottage rental

Malvern Hills / Malvern

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
“Simply Amazing” The Coach House was simply perfect! Was taken back on how beautiful this little property is! ALL of the facilities within the coach house worked and went above and beyond our expectations! Zoe makes you feel very welcome, and is happy  …see more

from £140 / night

£630 / week

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from £140 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Upper Bavaria / Bad Kohlgrub

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£435 - £516 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, fantastically equipped cottage” We stayed here in Aug 16 and it was a fantastic base for the Southern Lakes. Fell Foot park is only 5 minutes away which is a great National Trust property for energetic kids of all ages. Tony provides the  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Thetford

Norfolk / Thetford

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £225 / night

£1400 - £2800 / week

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from £225 / night

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