Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (14188)

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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(3) Excellent 

36

Province of Cosenza / Santa Maria del Cedro

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£302 - £664 / week

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from £44 / night

24

Lake Como / Plesio

1 2 Min stay varies

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

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from £39 / night

£302 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

28

Hainaut Province / Honnelles

3 8 2 nights min

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

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from £87 / night

£518 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Hautes-Pyrenees / Sacoue

4 16 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £130 / night

£819 - £949 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Cottage letting in Cashel

County Galway / Cashel

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
On the 'Wild Atlantic Way', a traditional cottage, recently refurbished, in exceptional location, secluded but not isolated, in its own grounds on historic small country estate (also including 229/230) in an area of outstanding natural beauty right in the hear  …see more

from £60 / night

£415 - £812 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Riberac holiday manor house accommodation

Dordogne / Riberac

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr  …see more

from £246 / night

£1552 - £2759 / week

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from £246 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

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  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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(5) Excellent 

18

Dordogne / Jumilhac-le-Grand

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £45 / night

£311 - £518 / week

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from £45 / night

(23) Excellent 

13

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is  …see more

from £67 / night

£466 - £992 / week

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from £67 / night

(13) Very Good 

15

Holiday home with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 98 km
  • Child friendly
Check in is from 15.00 on day of arrival, Check out is at 10.00 on day of departure.  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Very Good 

15

Lozere / Le Pont-de-Montvert

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £33 / night

£216 - £675 / week

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from £33 / night

(3) Excellent 

8

Holiday cottage in Kilgarvan

County Kerry / Kilgarvan

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Traditional, renovated stone cottage, quiet and secluded, on country lane in the Derrynassaggart Mountains and ideally placed for touring some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery on the Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula. It is situated about 2½ miles from  …see more

from £30 / night

£207 - £458 / week

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from £30 / night

(37) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Simply great” We had a great time and we were so well looked after. The breakfasts were amazing! The house was very clean. We just loved it and would return in the future. It was also very good value.  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Excellent 

42

Meknes-Tafilalet Region / Merzouga

2 6 2 nights min

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

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from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

12

Arrondissement of Cayenne / Remire-Montjoly

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

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from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Drome / Donzere

2 6 1 night min

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

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from £42 / night

£250 - £845 / week

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from £42 / night

37

Braga District / Amares

25 50 Min stay varies

  • 25 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £18 / night

£108 - £164 / week

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from £18 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Apartment rental in Istron with shared pool

Lasithi Prefecture / Istron

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Amazing pool with panoramic view to the sea. Large property (4.500 m²), quietly located on the side of a hill. On an area of 500 m² a swimming pool, including a wading pool for children, was added. Every apartment has a Safe, W-Lan, TV and an air conditioning  …see more

from £65 / night

£453 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

33

Luxembourg Province / Bouillon

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £207 / night

£604 / week

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from £207 / night

10

Corfu / Paleokastritsa

Studio 3 Min stay varies

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

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from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(6) Excellent 

26

Almyrida holiday apartment rental

Chania Prefecture / Almyrida

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spacious 3 bed apt, private pool & garden 5 mins to beach/tavernas. Sea views, Sandy safe beach. Boules pitch, satellite TV, DVD and CD. LWelcome pack, Close to shops, tavernas, bars, bowling, sailing, pedalos, kayaking, diving, excursions, spa. ATM, pharmacy, Wi-  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Province of Lecce / Nardo

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £69 / night

£259 - £690 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Average 

21

Gironde / Eynesse

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £69 / night

£388 - £647 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Ideally located, this apartment offers first-class accommodation for all holidaymakers. This bright, modern and spacious apartment has been presented to an exceptional standard and it makes for the perfect holiday home. Consisting of 3 bedrooms (One double and t  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £710 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) 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
“BEAUTIFULL PRESENTED HOUSE” This a true and accurate report. My husband and myself and two small maltese dogs stayed in this property in September 2012. The house is immaculate and beautifully furnished and decorated. It was not the typical holiday  …see more

from £58 / night

£385 - £625 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Very Good 

6

Upper Palatinate / Rieden

3 7 1 night min

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

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from £52 / night

£604 - £966 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Marciana / Procchio

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £49 / night

£337 - £707 / week

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from £49 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Rochechouart

Haute-Vienne / Rochechouart

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This Old French Country Cottage has been charmingly renovated, and is situated in a secluded hamlet called ' Rouffias '. It has all amenities and main routes easily accesible and offers an Idyllic and Restful Self-Catering Holiday Retreat. Surround  …see more

from £44 / night

£281 - £358 / week

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from £44 / night

(24) Excellent 

33

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Poppi

Province of Arezzo / Poppi

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Warm welcome, fabulous villa, idyllic setting.” Fantastic welcome from the family. Clean, spacious and full of character. Surrounded by woodland but also great views. On white road about 5km uphill from Poppi, roads a little narrow at times. Pool on  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £2414 / week

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from £148 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa in Argostolion

Cephalonia / Argostolion

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
On the exterior, the historic Kefalonian architectural style, unchanged over the centuries, can be appreciated. Alongside the swimming pool you can also have an unforgettable experience aa private open-air private cinema for the summer nights you prefer to stay "h  …see more

from £78 / night

£518 - £634 / week

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from £78 / night

12

Holiday home rental

Comacchio / Lido delle Nazioni

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Villetta in Residence a mt. 400 dal lungomare e dal centro del Lido delle Nazioni, in zona tranquilla e riservata. La casa è ubicata al primo piano con grande terrazzo attrezzato con barbeçue ed è composta da: soggiorno con divano letto, angolo co  …see more

from £41 / night

£284 / week

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from £41 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday studio with shared pool in Marathias

Zakynthos / Marathias

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
Accommodation Villa Eora is small and cosy and comprises of one villa , one superior studio (2 plus 2 persons) and 4 standard studios . We offer large tree-filled grounds to wander around, a beautiful garden and paved terrace area with a hammock (eora) to relax  …see more

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(12) Excellent 

28

Holiday villa in Almunecar

Province of Granada / Almunecar

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great views, marvellous amenities and a very relaxing time” Lets get the negative our of the way first, access is a bit scary (no barriers on the upper streaches of the road), although you do get used to it. Other than that the villa is all that it  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1800 / week

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from £143 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Beja

Beja District / Beja

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Heavenly” We had the most perfect holiday here with our 14 month old child. She loved the pool and wandering around the grounds. The house was so beautifully decorated and the prefect place to relax. The couple who come to water the garden were so lov  …see more

from £61 / night

£423 - £604 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Caromb holiday apartment rental

Vaucluse / Caromb

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great accommodation, in a great area, with great hosts,” Lovely historic accommodation in charming village. The apartments are spacious and had exactly what we needed. Highly recommended. The hosts were very welcoming and went beyond the norm to be ho  …see more

from £115 / night

£795 - £979 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Very Good 

12

Province of La Spezia / Bocca di Magra

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £52 / night

£432 - £608 / week

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from £52 / night

28

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Speziale

Fasano / Speziale

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
Charming traditional house with swimming pool located in the spectacular plain of olive trees close to the sea between Ostuni and Fasano. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, it has a capacity of 8 beds and is just 4 km from the sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast.  …see more

from £276 / night

£1929 - £4822 / week

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from £276 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Fuentes de Almunecar

Almunecar / Fuentes de Almunecar

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
In a private villa with pool and sea views we rent this well furnished apartment with 2 bedrooms, large salon, kitchen, bath room and sunny terrace. The kitchen is full equipped with large fridgerator, gascooking, microwave, coffeemachine and spoiler.Internet access  …see more

from £39 / night

£259 - £483 / week

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from £39 / night

(17) Excellent 

19

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  …see more

from £74 / night

£302 - £432 / week

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from £74 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outside area which provides both sun and shade  …see more

from £87 / night

£604 - £1449 / week

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from £87 / night