Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (14245)

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 villa with swimming pool in Montopoli in Val d'Arno

Province of Pisa / Montopoli in Val d'Arno

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A perfect little tuscan farmhouse, great for family holidays or friend get togethers, a strategic spot to visit all the wonders of the Tuscan historic or scenic heritage. Beautifully restored with eco in mind, set in an olive groove of it's own down a cul de sac. Q  …see more

from £180 / night

£1090 - £2095 / week

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from £180 / night

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Province of Ragusa / Ispica

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £52 / night

£983 - £1180 / week

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from £52 / night

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Province of Siena / Ville di Corsano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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Zizanj Island holiday cottage rental

Zadar County / Zizanj Island

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
The holiday house Nanara is placed directly on the beach on the Island of Zizanj, very close to the island of Pasman. The island of Pasman is on only about 1,5 km distance from the mainland and Biograd na moru. The ferry on this line goes more then ten times a day, and  …see more

from £67 / night

£467 - £736 / week

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from £67 / night

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Aeolian Islands / Lipari

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £73 / night

£509 - £1179 / week

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from £73 / night

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Italian Riviera / Chiavari

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £48 / night

£513 - £1052 / week

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from £48 / night

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Holiday apartment in Viganj

Peljesac Peninsula / Viganj

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
The cosy apartment in the paceful place, just 20meters distance from the beach, is the best choice for relaxing and enjoying your holiday.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

11

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vryses

Chania Prefecture / Vryses

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
*Beautiful villa *Private pool *Air con *FREE car with 7 seats *Boat trips for up to 6 people with English speaking captain. The villa is located in the beautiful setting of the Cretan village Vryses, and is only approx. 30 min away from the city of Chania. The vill  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday home in Conca dei Marini

Amalfi Coast / Conca dei Marini

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Holiday house on the coast between Amalfi and Positano, nice atmosphere and amazing sea view  …see more

from £257 / night

£1453 / week

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from £257 / night

28

Holiday apartment in Agios Gordios

Corfu / Agios Gordios

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
Welcome to your well equipped studio, offering magnificent panoramic sea view. Ideal for people looking for some peace and quite on their holidays, away from the town's fuss and loud music. No neighbours nearby, no other buildings in front of us. Just you and natur  …see more

from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

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Province of Foggia / Foggia

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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Holiday apartment in Postira

Brac Island / Postira

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Sea view, Beach, comfortable, affordable, free parking, free WiFi, Air condition.  …see more

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Holiday villa in Coin

Coin / Barranco Blanco

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Most relaxing and enjoyable weekend” We had a really relaxing weekend at The Source of Well Being Retreat near Coin! They really looked after us. We didn´t have to do a thing - Lovely surroundings, delicious food and wonderful relaxing treatments. I w  …see more

from £428 / night

£2992 / week

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from £428 / night

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Lozere / Meyrueis

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

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Province of Arezzo / Sansepolcro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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Kea holiday villa rental

Cyclades / Kea

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Modern and stylish, Waterfront villa is just a few steps from the heart of Ioulida, the Chora of the beautiful island of Kea. An ideal place for a relaxing vacation with many natural beauties and amazing beaches.  …see more

from £163 / night

£1026 / week

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from £163 / night

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Holiday guest house in Ano Chora

Aetolia-Acarnania Region / Ano Chora

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
Orini Nafpaktia today is a truly unique holiday destination, because it combines the ideal way to natural beauty, charm and tranquility that only a mountain village in mainland Greece can offer.Nature has provided for a plurality of colors and flavors altern  …see more

from £95 / night

£599 / week

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from £95 / night

31

Bourg Saint Maurice ski apartment to rent.

Savoie / Bourg Saint Maurice

1 6 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Situated right in the spectacular French Alps and the fabulous ski resort of Les Arcs Les Huissants, this bright and cosy apartment has everything needed for a great holiday in the mountains, whatever the season. You're in for a truly idyllic stay in his co  …see more

from £79 / night

£548 - £1089 / week

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from £79 / night

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Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £69 / night

£471 / week

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from £69 / night

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State of Bahia / Rio de Contas

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £81 / night

£565 / week

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from £81 / night

50

Split-Dalmatia County / Makarska

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £257 / night

£1795 / week

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from £257 / night

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Florence holiday villa rental

Province of Florence / Florence

18 30 Min stay varies

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 67 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
You and your friends will be the only guests at Villa Pozzolo. You will always enjoy a warm, relaxed, yet absolutely private ambience. We will pick you up from Pisa or Florence airport. Our fridge, larder and wine cellar, is full of lovely Tuscan specialties, are waiti  …see more

from £1710 / night

£11966 / week

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from £1710 / night

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Amalfi / Vettica

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £163 / night

£1137 / week

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from £163 / night

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Holiday home with golf nearby in South Brent

Dartmoor National Park / South Brent

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Unique, Spacious Rural Hilltop retreat. 3 double bedrooms , 2 super bathrooms. Private, secluded, fully serviced and equipped . Located just off the A38 , midway Exeter and Plymouth .Ideal for exploring Dartmoor, the coast and onward journeys. The rooms are spacious wit  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

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Holiday apartment in San Sebastian - Donostia

San Sebastian - Donostia / Centro

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
This apartment has a very comfortable square lay-out,with no noises at nights. It's a very nice home, very practical, bright, airy and tranquil, with beautiful views. Its best features: the light, it's central location and its peaceful, quiet ambience. <br  …see more

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Stazzema

Province of Lucca / Stazzema

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This is a lovingly restored and very well equipped house with a beautiful terraced garden which has a private swimming pool. There is an enormous living room and kitchen, furnished with interesting period country furniture and 3 bedrooms, 1 double and 2 twin rooms, slee  …see more

from £109 / night

£695 - £1495 / week

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from £109 / night

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Lipari / Canneto di Lipari

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £65 / night

£449 - £1042 / week

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from £65 / night

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Home rental in Svetvincenat with swimming pool

Istria / Svetvincenat

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Self-catering istrian authentic house, faces on the main square in the old town of Svetvincenat, with its medieval castle, church and bell-tower. Private courtyard for al fresco dining and special atmosphere of the house will make your Istria experience unique.  …see more

from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

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Province of Florence / Vaglia

3 6 1 night min

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

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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Sainte-Anne

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £26 / night

£180 / week

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from £26 / night

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Holiday hotel apartment in Quito

Pichincha Province / Quito

8 20 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Blue Door welcomes guests worldwide with a home atmosphere. The house is over 70 years old, preserved wooden floors, wide rooms, high ceilings, balconies and a nice center patio. OUR APARTMENTS We offer private and shared apartments. All our apartments are fully fu  …see more

from £10 / night

£68 / week

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from £10 / night

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Pas-de-Calais / Berck

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £86 / night

£385 - £513 / week

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from £86 / night

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Holiday villa in Les Hauts de Ceret

Pyrenees-Orientales / Les Hauts de Ceret

3 8 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A must-stay place to relax and experience this wonderful region; this beautiful villa sits at the foot of the Pyrenees. Hosting 6 - 8 people comfortably, the villa is open plan, on one level with large garden and private pool. 5 mins from shops and resturants, 30 mins f  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1800 / week

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from £143 / night

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Hvar holiday studio rental

Hvar Island / Hvar

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
shower, terrace, separate entrance, parking place, Wi- Fi, air conditioning, sea view  …see more

from £28 / night

£192 / week

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from £28 / night

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Apartment rental in Naxos Town

Naxos / Naxos Town

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Depis suites& apartments located in a very quiet area in Naxos town at St George beach (20m), only 50m from the city center , 150m from the bus station, 10m from Super Market-restaurant-cafe. Each one of 8 apartment offer luxury accommodation for 2-6 people with mo  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Castiglione di Garfagnana

Province of Lucca / Castiglione di Garfagnana

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This lovely former farmhouse, in the beautiful mountainous region of northern Tuscany, has been completely renovated in a stylish and modern way throughout. Apartment Tosca sleeps 5 people in two bedrooms. One bedroom has both a double and a single bed and the other has  …see more

from £109 / night

£752 - £1058 / week

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from £109 / night

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Isola d'Ischia / Forio

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / night

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Ile de Re / Saint Clement des Baleines

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £104 / night

£727 - £2137 / week

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from £104 / night

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Palazzo del Pero holiday villa rental

Province of Arezzo / Palazzo del Pero

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
It is the ideal place if you are looking to relax, private pool and beautiful view  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 - £847 / week

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from £76 / night

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Holiday apartment in Brbinj

Zadar County / Brbinj

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
House Marija is a family owned apartment house located in the small town of Brbinj on the island of Dugi otok. With it's four apartments it is conveniently located on the tip of cove Jaz, only 15 m from the sea, and 200 m from the beach. It offers an excellent surr  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £509 / week

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from £43 / night