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Rural retreats (14977)

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 Cadaques

Cadaques / Old Cadaques

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £57 / night

£345 - £518 / week

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from £57 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday villa letting

Province of Siena / Sinalunga

12 26 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 170 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £518 / night

£3621 - £7759 / week

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from £518 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Donzy holiday gite rental

Nievre / Donzy

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £113 / night

£363 / week

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from £113 / night

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Holiday apartment in Machico

Madeira / Machico

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £29 / night

£200 - £307 / week

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from £29 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Canillas de Aceituno holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Canillas de Aceituno

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool

from £89 / night

£621 - £923 / week

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from £89 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Procchio

Marciana / Procchio

3 7 7 nights min

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

from £150 / night

£1044 - £1561 / week

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from £150 / night

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Kilkeel holiday cottage accommodation

County Down / Kilkeel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£490 - £660 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Praia Grande holiday apartment rental

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

£256 / week

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from £37 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Puerto Romano with swimming pool

Estepona / Puerto Romano

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I love Andalucia and this house!” Friendly people, good food, art, culture, history and night life in one holiday, I cant say enough about Spain. This house was a blessing when our Andalucia road trip started to take its toll. It was so well maintaine
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from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Kardamili holiday studio rental

Messenia Region / Kardamili

Studio 3 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £42 / night

£290 / week

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from £42 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Montopoli in Val d'Arno

Province of Pisa / Montopoli in Val d'Arno

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £85 / night

£647 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Luri holiday apartment rental

Communaute de communes du Cap Corse / Luri

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £78 / night

£475 - £888 / week

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from £78 / night

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Rio Marina holiday apartment rental

Elba Island / Rio Marina

1 6 Min stay varies

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

from £57 / night

£259 - £776 / week

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from £57 / night

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Holiday home in Sedilo

Province of Oristano / Sedilo

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £38 / night

£260 / week

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from £38 / night

(5) Excellent 

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La Playa de Tauro holiday villa rental

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £94 / night

£658 - £962 / week

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from £94 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Stalis

Heraklion Prefecture / Stalis

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £29 / night

£199 - £387 / week

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from £29 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Molinella holiday villa rental

Vieste / Molinella

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £22 / night

£164 - £670 / week

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from £22 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Buggerru

Province of Carbonia-Iglesias / Buggerru

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent stay” Our family spent 3 nights in this appartment. We arrived lately - almost at midnight. Despite of that we were warmly welcomed by Francesco and Giuliana – polite and lovely owners of this cosy apartment. Giuliana surprised us with home
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from £44 / night

£289 - £742 / week

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from £44 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Urbania

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Urbania

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning” This was a totally different type of a holiday to what I'd normally take. It was an experience and I feel I got a real taste of Italian life. The accommodation was fantastic. A lovely self catering apartment with plenty of space for the f
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from £54 / night

£363 - £500 / week

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from £54 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bordeaux holiday home rental

Gironde / Bordeaux

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£490 - £875 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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 £68 / night

£471 / week

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Palma de Mallorca holiday finca rental

Majorca / Palma de Mallorca

6 14 4 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“OK” The villa it self was nice. However there was certain parts of the villa that needed updating. There was unfinished ceilings showing pipe work. The kitchen was a little small for the amount of guests. Whilst there, we also had people come and view
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from £388 / night

£2673 - £4121 / week

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from £388 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Campagna

Province of Salerno / Campagna

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £26 / night

£173 - £333 / week

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from £26 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Savusavu

Savusavu / Korovesi

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stay here, you'll love it!” Mario and Tatjana have built a wonderful series of villas on this property. As hosts they were really helpful and accommodating but we also felt like we had all the privacy we could want. Everything was in wonderful condit
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from £67 / night

£465 / week

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from £67 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Gargas

Apt / Gargas

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£246 - £1160 / week

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from £60 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Karavados holiday villa rental

Cephalonia / Karavados

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal recovery” We traveled to Kefalonia in the second part of our summer holidays.As the first part involved participating in a very difficult mountain race in Zagori we preferred a relaxing place to stay. Korrali's villas was everything we had a
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from £69 / night

£475 - £1500 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Agua de Pau

São Miguel / Agua de Pau

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £114 / night

£797 / week

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from £114 / night

(4) Excellent 

5

Fontainebleau holiday gite rental

Seine-et-Marne / Fontainebleau

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£361 - £430 / week

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from £52 / 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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from £330 / night

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Farmhouse letting in Viersat

Creuse / Viersat

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £43 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Calella de Palafrugell

Palafrugell / Calella de Palafrugell

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £56 / night

£388 - £819 / week

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from £56 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Javea holiday studio rental

Javea / Arenal

Studio 3 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good location for a quiet holiday in the Spanish September sun” The apartment, although well fitted, is quite compact and is in a block which seems to house many permanent Spanish people, who were very pleasant and polite. A bit difficult to find at f
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from £40 / night

£200 - £285 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Pisciotta

Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park / Pisciotta

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£174 - £783 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £28 / night

£190 - £240 / week

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from £28 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Goldra holiday home rental

Loule / Goldra

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £39 / night

£250 - £565 / week

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from £39 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Tramonti

Amalfi Coast / Tramonti

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 - £544 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Gite rental in Cilaos

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 £18 / night

£259 - £1345 / week

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from £18 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Siniscola / La Caletta

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£250 - £733 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brixham

English Riviera / Brixham

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant family location” We have had a fantastic week at Southdown Barns. Our wonderful family enjoyed each other's company and made good use of the amazing space both indoors and out. The games room was a great facility although not used as much as
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from £450 / night

£2300 - £3000 / week

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from £450 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Sinnai

Province of Cagliari / Sinnai

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£483 / week

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from £78 / night

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