Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (14713)

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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Apartment rental in Villamartin with shared pool, golf nearby

Villamartin / Villamartin Plaza

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £24 / night

£141 - £265 / week

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from £24 / night

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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 £73 / night

£297 - £356 / week

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from £73 / night

(7) Excellent 

14

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £68 / night

£339 - £1187 / week

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from £68 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Holiday gite in Los Masos

Pyrenees-Orientales / Los Masos

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic views” The views from the sun terrace were fantastic, changing regularly depending on weather and the time of ay. The top bedroom was a real bonus, it was great to wake up in the morning and look over at the mountains from the bed. Also th
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from £32 / night

£215 - £319 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £32 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £330 / night

£1290 - £1990 / week

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avg. 3 hours 18 minutes

from £330 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Foggia / Foce Varano

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £39 / night

£272 - £781 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Balkbrug

Overijssel Province / Balkbrug

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £68 / night

£295 - £427 / week

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from £68 / night

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Namur Province / Houyet

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£297 - £416 / week

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avg. 3 hours 33 minutes

from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Plav Municipality / Plav

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £38 / night

£238 - £760 / week

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avg. 1 hour 39 minutes

from £38 / night

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Ferreira do Zezere holiday villa rental

Santarem District / Ferreira do Zezere

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £170 / night

£1060 - £1467 / week

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from £170 / 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

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Gard / Goudargues

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £47 / night

£450 - £543 / week

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from £47 / night

9

Beragala holiday bungalow rental

Uva Province / Beragala

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £110 / night

£766 / week

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from £110 / night

14

Holiday bungalow in L'Ametlla de Mar

Terres de l'Ebre / L'Ametlla de Mar

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£310 - £505 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cala Gonone holiday home rental

Dorgali / Cala Gonone

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£382 - £933 / week

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avg. 1 hour 28 minutes

from £60 / night

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Finistere / Plouguerneau

3 7 Min stay varies

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

from £43 / night

£255 - £636 / week

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from £43 / night

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Province of Agrigento / Siculiana Marina

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £51 / night

£297 - £424 / week

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from £51 / night

(6) Excellent 

29

Villa rental in Glossa with swimming pool

Skopelos / Glossa

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal villa for family group, beautiful views and plenty of space” Lovely villa with stunning views over Glossa and to Skiathos, amazing sunsets. Villa and surroundings beautifully clean and very well appointed with good pool and well kept outside sp
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from £85 / night

£848 - £1187 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Auch holiday farmhouse rental

Gers / Auch

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £109 / night

£757 - £1219 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £109 / night

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Domus de Maria / Chia

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £339 / night

£2373 - £4068 / week

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from £339 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Autoire holiday chalet accommodation

Lot / Autoire

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £51 / night

£339 - £635 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £51 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Haute-Corse / Lozzi

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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avg. 3 hours 20 minutes

from £68 / night

(12) Excellent 

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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) Excellent 

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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 £34 / night

£212 / week

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avg. 1 hour 39 minutes

from £34 / night

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Province of Brescia / Ossimo

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £60 / night

£166 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Very Good 

14

Azay-le-Rideau holiday cottage rental

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Another fantastic week” Just returned from our second visit to this property. Returning to the same place twice is always a gamble but we were not disappointed. The house itself is very comfortable with new sofas and a new tv since last time we visite
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from £22 / night

£150 - £900 / week

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avg. 1 hour 31 minutes

from £22 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Lakithra

Cephalonia / Lakithra

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £33 / night

£177 - £329 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £33 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Puivert

Aude / Puivert

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£373 - £594 / week

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from £56 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Roja Montana

Lanzarote / Roja Montana

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£450 - £1190 / week

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avg. 10 minutes

from £60 / night

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Drome / Chamaret

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£1272 / week

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from £68 / night

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Province of Pisa / Santa Luce

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £59 / night

£412 / week

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from £59 / 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

£204 / week

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avg. 1 hour 50 minutes

from £30 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Kilcar holiday bungalow rental

County Donegal / Kilcar

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of Irish heaven, this is a wonderful place.” We only stayed for three nights, we wanted peace & quiet, it was perfect for us. The views over the beach and headland were spectacular as was the mountains beside us. The owners were very fr
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from £73 / night

£297 - £424 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £73 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Rodrigues Island / La Ferme

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £42 / night

£212 - £319 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Santa Lucija

Kercem / Santa Lucija

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £129 / night

£873 - £1791 / week

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from £129 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ballinrobe holiday bungalow rental

County Mayo / Ballinrobe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£211 - £505 / week

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avg. 1 hour 54 minutes

from £51 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£314 - £445 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £45 / night

(3) Excellent 

142

Holiday home in Haiku

Maui / Haiku

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£520 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday home in Orgiva

Province of Granada / Orgiva

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Whitby holiday cottage rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous” Lovely cottage fantastic views owners lovely couldn't do enough, and the barking duck dog was so funny
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from £75 / night

£380 - £595 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £75 / night

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