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Rural retreats (14547)

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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(7) Excellent 

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Province of Brescia / Salo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £113 / night

£776 - £1207 / week

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from £113 / night

(16) Excellent 

21

Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / 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

(9) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £29 / night

£151 - £281 / week

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from £29 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Great village house” 4 of us stayed for a wedding. The house was just what we wanted - comfortable and lovely views. The extra relaxation space, compared to an hotel room, was very welcome and the house had all the facilities we needed.  …see more

from £56 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Very Good 

20

La Mata holiday apartment rental

La Mata / Los Leandros

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £14 / night

£87 - £216 / week

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from £14 / night

(3) Excellent 

13

Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£238 - £263 / week

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from £57 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday gite in Cantobre

Aveyron / Cantobre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£440 - £738 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Chintsa

Eastern Cape / Chintsa

5 12 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£1750 - £2590 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

45

Province of Catanzaro / Guardavalle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Pet friendly

from £18 / night

£87 - £138 / week

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from £18 / night

(1) Excellent 

48

Namur Province / Philippeville

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£225 / week

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from £38 / night

(4) Excellent 

28

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Frangokastello

Sfakia / Frangokastello

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £69 / night

£483 - £2028 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Very Good 

23

Drepano holiday villa rental

Patras / Drepano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Siniscola / La Caletta

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£151 - £574 / week

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from £22 / night

(32) Excellent 

36

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£513 - £1587 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Pjescana Uvala holiday apartment rental

Pula / Pjescana Uvala

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £35 / night

£216 / week

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from £35 / night

(14) Excellent 

28

Province of Naples / Sorrento

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£647 - £962 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor  …see more

from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

14

Holiday villa with shared pool in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Bellresguard

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £99 / night

£690 - £1294 / week

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from £99 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Carsphairn

Dumfries and Galloway / Carsphairn

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Stunning location” Great wee cottage in a gorgeous location. Has everything you need for a break away with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. We visited for the nearby Dark Sky park but found that we didn't need to leave the village f  …see more

from £48 / night

£240 - £410 / week

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from £48 / night

(7) Excellent 

6

Holiday cottage in Petham

Canterbury / Petham

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Value for money for those who do not expect a lot of luxuof.” For a decent price you get 4 large bedrooms, a large living/dining area and a reasonably sized kitchen. Three toilets to suit al the guests (we were a party of 6). The garden is also big en  …see more

from £175 / night

£525 - £675 / week

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from £175 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Italian Riviera / Ventimiglia

Studio 2 1 night min

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

from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

25

Grande-Terre Island / Le Moule

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(19) Very Good 

16

Home rental in Santiago de la Ribera with shared pool

Murcia / Santiago de la Ribera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely House” A lovely well equipped & homely house in a great location.The shared pool is great if you just want to lounge about which is not busy.Or the roof terrace if you want some privacy & has the sun all day.The front patio is great to have you  …see more

from £50 / night

£290 - £440 / week

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from £50 / night

33

Ski chalet to rent in Vytina

Arkadia Region / Vytina

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £190 / night

£1328 / week

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from £190 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Apartment accommodation in Kolios

Skiathos / Kolios

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£483 - £910 / week

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from £69 / night

11

Lot / Limogne-en-Quercy

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£345 / week

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from £52 / night

18

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grasse

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 - £432 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Very Good 

24

Holiday gite with shared pool in Valroufie

Cahors / Valroufie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 240 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Good location for adults or children” Located in the hills about seven miles north-east of Cahors on the edge of the village of Constans. Quiet and tranquil with expansive views to the east and west. Easy access to Cahors (about 15 minutes), the A20 m  …see more

from £69 / night

£371 - £992 / week

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from £69 / night

(25) Very Good 

26

Gerani holiday studio rental

Chania Prefecture / Gerani

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well organnised” Arrived Chania airport ,taxi arranged via Stavros ready and waiting ,took us to apartment .all clean and tidy better than expected .outside the pool area is very clean and well looked after ..we ate most days at resort and could not f  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Corse-du-Sud / Cargese

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£311 - £432 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

29

Islands of Sicily / Lampedusa

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £50 / night

£345 - £776 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

33

Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

from £78 / night

£587 - £932 / week

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from £78 / night

28

Aveyron / Saint-Affrique

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £51 / night

£354 - £936 / week

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from £51 / night

16

Province of Turin / Pinasca

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £37 / night

£259 / week

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from £37 / night

17

Holiday home with swimming pool in Jimena de la Frontera

Province of Cadiz / Jimena de la Frontera

2 3 7 nights min

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

from £50 / night

£345 - £682 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

115

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Fiscardo

Cephalonia / Fiscardo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous house, with stoning views over the sea. Absolute top” We had a two weeks family holiday with our adult children and their partners. Arriving at the Villa Fantasia is a breathtaking experience. The house is even more beautiful than pictures on  …see more

from £160 / night

£1113 - £2247 / week

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from £160 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Grande-Terre Island / Sainte-Anne

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£242 - £393 / week

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from £35 / night

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