Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (14697)

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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23

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Cilaos

2 10 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £17 / night

£253 - £1311 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £17 / night

(16) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Khao Kalok

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Villa with everything you need” First of all the owners of the villa, Ian & Teresa was so very helpful to us and give us a lot of good info on the area (restaurants, bike rentals etc, The villa is in a small village called Baan Nong Yai with lots of l
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from £71 / night

£397 - £430 / week

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from £71 / night

5

Basse-Terre Island / Pointe-Noire

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£444 / week

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from £87 / night

(10) Excellent 

17

Madikeri holiday home rental

Kodagu (Coorg) / Madikeri

2 12 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £30 / night

£208 / week

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from £30 / night

(4) Excellent 

19

Province of Carbonia-Iglesias / Buggerru

2 5 3 nights min

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

from £38 / night

£265 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £38 / night

10

Golfo Aranci / Golfo di Marinella

1 5 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£295 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Very Good 

23

Holiday home in St Philibert

Saint-Philibert / St Philibert

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£380 / week

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avg. 1 hour 57 minutes

from £35 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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from £279 / night

£1950 - £2950 / week

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from £279 / night

(5) Excellent 

19

Holiday home in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely village house” We spent a week here at the beginning of April. It was lovely to stay in a house in the heart of a village. The house was comfortable, well equipped and good value. Beautiful area with fantastic scenery and we were fortunate with
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from £58 / night

£385 - £625 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £58 / night

(9) Very Good 

20

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

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

from £38 / night

£211 / week

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from £38 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

La Roche Chalais holiday cottage rental

Dordogne / La Roche Chalais

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Swimming pool

from £51 / night

£505 - £967 / week

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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

from £51 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Holiday apartment in Sintra

Sintra / Almocageme

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely quiet spot nearby local attractions” We had a lovely stay at Mario's flat with private terrace in Almocageme. It has gorgeous views of the fields and sea. It is also very close to nearby Colares and world heritage site Sintra. Lisbon can al
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from £66 / night

£459 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Holiday chalet rental

Pembroke / Freshwater East

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£440 / week

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from £45 / 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 £51 / night

£337 / week

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from £51 / night

25

Holiday apartment in Baska Voda

Split-Dalmatia County / Baska Voda

3 9 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£606 - £1030 / week

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from £87 / night

(20) Very Good 

18

Holiday home with shared pool in Calvi

Haute-Corse / Calvi

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £43 / night

£295 - £950 / week

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from £43 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Costa Papagayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
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from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

43

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 8 7 nights min

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

from £110 / night

£757 - £1177 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £110 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Diani Beach holiday villa let

Ukunda / Diani Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“The vacation of a life time” We spent two wonderful weeks at Villa Kapungu in March of 2014, from the moment we arrived to the minute we left we felt completely at home by not only the staff working at the house, but also the extended network of frien
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from £219 / night

£1530 / week

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avg. 2 hours 10 minutes

from £219 / night

(7) Very Good 

18

Holiday home with swimming pool, tennis court in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Large suburban Mas” This villa was ideally situated 20 mins walk from the centre of Sorgue where there were plenty of restaurants for eating out.The Villa was large with plenty of activity facilities,a good large pool (in the shade in the morning)Plen
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from £300 / night

£1681 - £3446 / week

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from £300 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mount Irvine

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Haute-Garonne / Boutx

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £68 / night

£421 - £534 / week

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avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

30

Holiday villa in Cap Malheureux

Riviere du Rempart District / Cap Malheureux

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £120 / night

£942 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa with swimming pool in San Casciano in Val di Pesa

Province of Florence / San Casciano in Val di Pesa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 84 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect place to stay” Everything was perfect - location, house, view and pool. House is exactly same like on pictures. Very nice garden with lot of places to take sunbed. Cozy terrace for dinner. Perfect pool for children - only 1,2 meters deep. Vill
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from £253 / night

£925 - £1807 / week

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from £253 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • 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
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Very Good 

8

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

3 12 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £97 / night

£673 - £2101 / week

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from £97 / night

(19) Very Good 

18

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 £34 / night

£236 - £383 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £34 / night

41

Isola di Sant Antioco / Calasetta

2 7 Min stay varies

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

from £51 / night

£265 - £517 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burgundy

Burgundy

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£295 - £328 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

Holiday home with swimming pool in Agde

Herault / Agde

9 20 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £336 / night

£2350 - £3250 / week

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from £336 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Vis

Island of Vis / Vis

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Perfect apartment for two!” From the moment we were greeted at the ferry to the moment we left, we were so well looked after by the owner. The apartment is located in the centre of town, close to the ferry, in a quiet area. Very well equipped apartmen
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from £30 / night

£202 / week

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avg. 1 hour 50 minutes

from £30 / night

5

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Digne les Bains

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £72 / night

£295 - £353 / week

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from £72 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cavtat

Cavtat / Cavtat Old Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect stay!” We had the most wonderful stay here at the beginning of August. The apartment is clean, spacious and very secure. We had our 4 year old with us and it was perfect for him being on the ground floor with a beautiful big garden and terrace
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from £30 / night

£194 / week

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8

Indre / Tendu

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £63 / night

£417 / week

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from £63 / night

(11) Very Good 

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State of Sao Paulo / Praia Grande

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £37 / night

£258 / week

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from £37 / night

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State of Minas Gerais / Brumadinho

4 14 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£329 / week

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from £47 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Cala Gonone

Dorgali / Cala Gonone

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent stay” lovely part of the wold to visit ; the apartment was really cosy and well furnished . The position is ideal for a quite and relaxing holiday and also very close to all amenities and conforts: shops, restaurants, cafes and the beach is
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from £38 / night

£324 - £437 / week

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from £38 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Grand Massif / Samoens

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£244 - £513 / week

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avg. 3 hours 40 minutes

from £43 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Amed

Abang / Amed

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£471 - £1059 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £68 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment letting in Dalyan

Dalyan / Gulpinar

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location for a great holiday” A great little apartment with both sides of the centre of town being within 5 minutes walk. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Beautiful looking from the outside with a lovely balcony. Pool gets the sun most of t
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from £32 / night

£225 - £330 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £32 / night

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