Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (14687)

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 apartment with swimming pool in Noosa

Sunshine Coast / Noosa

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“I loved everything” Judie and Jamie are warm and welcoming people who have created a gorgeous peaceful home with a totally self contained private apartment downstairs from their own residence that allows their guests use of the swimming pool and sunny
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from £70 / night

£420 - £777 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Loire-Atlantique / Saint-Brevin-l'Ocean

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£565 - £898 / week

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from £81 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay in a beautiful place” The cave house was easy to find with Bob's great directions. We drove up from Almeria airport and stopped at the lake for lunch. Bob showed us around the village and pointed us in the direction of places to eat. We
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from £35 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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(1) Excellent 

9

Dampierre-sur-Boutonne holiday cottage let

Charente-Maritime / Dampierre-sur-Boutonne

1 2 7 nights min

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

from £20 / night

£140 - £240 / week

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(1) Very Good 

21

Home rental in Renvyle

County Galway / Renvyle

4 7 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £83 / night

£571 / week

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from £83 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cherbonnieres holiday gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Cherbonnieres

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£395 - £725 / week

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from £57 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa rental

Skopelos / Skopelos Town

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Could stay another week.” The location of the cottage was perfect. The views were wonderful, I loved the view from the swing in the olive grove. The pool was great. The cottage was as described. 30 mins walk into Skopelos, 45 mins back (uphill in heat
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1695 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Agnes Water holiday home rental

Queensland / Agnes Water

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

from £89 / night

£530 - £1071 / week

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(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

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Sainte-Marie-la-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £64 / night

£421 - £547 / week

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from £64 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Nievre / Marigny l'Eglise

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£463 / week

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from £72 / night

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Province of Latina / Sperlonga

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£584 - £892 / week

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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 £67 / night

£1250 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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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 £55 / night

£230 - £255 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Loule Hills

Loule / Loule Hills

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£1095 - £1895 / week

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avg. 3 hours 40 minutes

from £200 / night

(30) Excellent 

26

Montreuil-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Pas-de-Calais / Montreuil-sur-Mer

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location and Great Facility.” Very close to the central market square, this house enjoys a great location. There is an attached garage which enables the occupier to park safely and securely off the fairly narrow streets around the property. To a
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from £56 / night

£391 / week

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avg. 1 hour 34 minutes

from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Julien-en-Born / Contis-les-Bains

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £68 / night

£395 - £513 / week

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from £68 / night

(36) Excellent 

20

Holiday lodge in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Short weekend break” We stayed for two nights in March with our two dachshunds. Whilst the weather wasn't perfect, it didn't matter as the lodge and facilities were so lovely that we didn't mind staying in. The views are great and the surrounding coun
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from £130 / night

£650 - £930 / week

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Province of Sassari / Stintino

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £67 / night

£467 - £667 / week

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(2) Excellent 

11

Holiday lodge in Sneem

Sneem / Inchinaleega

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £42 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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(5) Excellent 

24

Georgioupolis holiday guest house rental

Apokoronas / Georgioupolis

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £130 / night

£905 / week

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(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

£398 - £431 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Kiveri

Argolis Region / Kiveri

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

from £67 / night

£467 / week

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avg. 3 hours 24 minutes

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(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Skala with swimming pool

Cephalonia / Skala

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £142 / night

£992 - £2859 / week

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avg. 2 hours 59 minutes

from £142 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £38 / night

£259 - £459 / week

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(17) Very Good 

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Argeles-Gazost / Val d'Azun

2 6 1 night min

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

from £55 / night

£380 - £1126 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£606 - £1906 / week

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avg. 3 hours 31 minutes

from £87 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Landes / Hossegor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.005 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
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from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Cieux holiday cottage rental

Haute-Vienne / Cieux

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £43 / night

£244 - £345 / week

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Holiday studio in Saint-Brevin-l'Ocean

Loire-Atlantique / Saint-Brevin-l'Ocean

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £73 / night

£409 - £648 / week

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(8) Very Good 

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Whaley Bridge holiday barn rental

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £196 / night

£720 - £1200 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Saint-Pierre / Saint Pierre ville

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £42 / night

£292 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in San Miguel de Salinas with swimming pool

San Miguel de Salinas / Torrestrella

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent location beautiful views” This villa was lovely ....in a great location and had beautiful views. Only negative too many steps.
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from £110 / night

£550 - £650 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Saint-Julien-de-Lampon

Dordogne / Saint-Julien-de-Lampon

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 230 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Our "home" in the Perigord” We have returned for our fifth year in a row for a month-long stay. We are so happy here that we cannot imagine trading it for anywhere else. The ancient walls are beautiful, but the proprietor (the charming Philippe who
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from £105 / night

£750 - £2875 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Splitska

Brac Island / Splitska

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning

from £63 / night

£634 / week

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Lozere / Florac

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £105 / night

£625 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Marciana / Procchio

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £145 / night

£1009 - £1509 / week

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avg. 3 hours 13 minutes

from £145 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Morzine

6 19 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £145 / night

£1009 - £3782 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £167 / night

£1167 / week

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from £167 / night

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