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Rural retreats (420)

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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(18) Very Good 

23

Holiday bungalow in Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel / Glanbeg

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“One of our favourite holidays” Our host was very welcoming and provided clear instructions for picking the keys up and finding the property - just what you need after a long journey. She even made us a wonderful loaf of home baked bread. The property  …see more

from £73 / night

£297 - £636 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Aquitaine/Dordogne 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 £242 / night

£1526 - £2712 / week

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from £242 / night

4

Oise / Crepy-en-Valois

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £28 / night

£212 / week

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from £28 / night

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(44) Very Good 

24

Mayfield holiday bungalow rental

East Sussex / Mayfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“warm English hospitality at countyside” We enjoyed our week at The Games Barn, felt like coming home to friendly, open and interesting hosts in a spacious comfortable house. The farm was an adventure for town peoples, like we are and it was calming  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Province of Belluno / Borca di Cadore

2 3 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £60 / night

£382 - £636 / week

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from £60 / night

26

Holiday bungalow rental

County Cork / Castletownroche

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This detached bungalow is set in a large garden in a quiet location, 5 minutes drive from the village of Castletownroche offering shops, butchers, pubs, restaurants. Tennis and angling on site. Golf and mountain biking 10 minutes drive. Guests welcome to visit our farmS  …see more

from £60 / night

£234 - £467 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

20

Haute-Garonne / Estadens

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £242 / night

£712 - £933 / week

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from £242 / night

(14) Excellent 

11

Bungalow rental in Castlewellan

County Down / Castlewellan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Fully accessible, purpose built, self catering accommodation, sleeps 8, with all modern conveniences. Ideal location for families & wheelchair users. Close to beach, forest park, golfing, hill walking, mountain biking etc. Walk to shops, restaurants & bars.WiFi  …see more

from £150 / night

£850 - £1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

30

Loire-Atlantique / Le Gavre

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £106 / night

£551 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Very Good 

22

Cala De Finestrat holiday apartment rental

Province of Alicante / Cala De Finestrat

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Apartment in Benidorm.Apartment is brand new, fully equipped has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Big living room with kitchen - office.In building there is a communal pool. Apartment is in a quiet area of Benidorm, 70 meters from the beach.  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £2119 / week

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from £128 / night

(3) Excellent 

31

São Miguel / Candelaria

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £64 / night

£373 - £742 / week

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from £64 / night

(2) Very Good 

11

Gironde / Moulis-en-Medoc

5 2 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Very Good 

23

Agnez-les-Duisans holiday gite rental

Arras / Agnez-les-Duisans

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This renovated house was used to be a school. Anne-Claire and Mathieu wanted to create a chic and cosy atmosphere while keeping the history of the house. Located 10 min away from Arras, 20 min from Lens and 40 min from Lille.  …see more

from £58 / night

£373 - £1537 / week

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from £58 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

Holiday home in Newburgh

Fife / Newburgh

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Brand new and totally unique. This high spec 3 bedroomed lodge has beautiful furnishings that make you smile, breath-taking views of Fife countryside and is an ideal location for relaxation or adventure. Fife's latest gem!  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(1) Excellent 

6

Province of Sassari / Valledoria

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Leiston holiday apartment rental

Leiston / Sizewell

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Ask about pets
Thorpeness 1 bedroom accessible apartment at Beach View Holiday Park, located just 75 metres away from the beach. New holiday conversion between Thorpeness and RSPB Minsmere. A perfect base for exploring the Suffolk Heritage Coast.  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

18

Pas-de-Calais / Auxi-le-Chateau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £56 / night

£238 - £390 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Barn accommodation in Slaley

Hexham / Slaley

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
We are a small family working farm with fantastic rural views all round. The cottage has 3 ensuite bedrooms and good wheelchair access. It is warm and cosy in winter and has a sunny patio for summer time. The area has more to do than is possible in a weeks holiday.The c  …see more

from £110 / night

£455 - £700 / week

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from £110 / night

(33) Excellent 

19

Pardaillan holiday cottage rental

Duras / Pardaillan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Another memorable holiday” This was our second visit to Colombine and once again we appreciated the layout of the property and its tranquil location. Our daughter, who is disabled and relies on use of a power chair, enjoyed the freedom afforded by th  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £1300 / week

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from £58 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Holiday gite with swimming pool in Bordeaux

Gironde / Bordeaux

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Close to both Bordeaux (5 km) and the vineyards, this 4 bedrroms house is the perfect location to discover the charms of the Bordeaux vineyards area. (Saint-Emilion, Sauternes, Pessac Léognan) and visit the town of Bordeaux (UNESCO world heritage list).Adapted for wheel  …see more

from £204 / night

£1017 - £1767 / week

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from £204 / night

(24) Excellent 

21

Cushendun holiday cottage rental

County Antrim / Cushendun

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Why choose Glendun Self Catering?.4 ensuite bedrooms•Spacious and comfortable accommodation•Beautiful location with plentiful amenities nearby•Ample facilities to cater for your every need.Disabled kitchen,Wet room•Well adapted for disabled access,•Free parkingWithin dr  …see more

from £88 / night

£440 - £625 / week

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from £88 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Hautes-Pyrenees / Arras-en-Lavedan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £98 / night

£505 - £674 / week

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from £98 / night

24

Holiday villa rental

Chania Prefecture / Chania Town

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
A traditional luxury villa in Chania, Crete. With 5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Gym and Games Area (Pool table, Ping Pong), private pool, childrens pool and large garden with barbeque.  …see more

from £162 / night

£1187 / week

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from £162 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Seine-Maritime / Forges-les-Eaux

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £140 / night

£331 - £467 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Very Good 

18

Holiday bungalow in Northern England

South Yorkshire / Sheffield

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location” This property was just what we wanted in a rural location, quiet and left to our own. Lovely walks nearby would recommend to anyone and would stay there again. Excellent facilities the only downside being no enclosed garden but a  …see more

from £89 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £89 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Gironde / Ruch

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £76 / night

£528 / week

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from £76 / night

(15) Very Good 

20

Argeles-Gazost / Val d'Azun

2 6 1 night min

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

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from £51 / night

£356 - £1068 / week

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from £51 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

Pas-de-Calais / Wimereux

2 6 1 night min

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

 …see more

from £77 / night

£297 - £356 / week

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from £77 / night

7

Courchevel / Courchevel 1650

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £158 / night

£1102 - £3560 / week

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from £158 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

Pas-de-Calais / Sailly sur la Lys

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £33 / night

£223 / week

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from £33 / night

(2) Very Good 

14

Holiday barn in South East England

Kent / Maidstone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“A fabulous place to stay” Our stay in Flint Barn was perfect. The house was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. We were looked after so well by the owners and staff and had such a relaxing time. My daughter really enjoyed helping out wi  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 - £850 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Very Good 

20

Holiday home letting

New Forest / Lymington

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect - just what we were looking for” We were so impressed with this 3 double bedroomed cottage - all mod cons available for the 3 days we were staying. We couldn't have asked for more. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom was ideal for anyone wit  …see more

from £120 / night

£680 - £1070 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

8

Holiday cottage rental

Chipping Norton / Swerford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Swereview Cottage was built in 1997, as a granny annex to Barnstones, the owners property, using the local Hornton Ironstone. It has a spacious lounge/ dinning area which has a large window with a commanding view over the beautiful Swere Valley. It is the only' Swerevie  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £475 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Fuilet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £62 / night

£239 - £513 / week

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from £62 / night

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Savoie / Courchevel

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £255 / night

£1780 - £6356 / week

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from £255 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Calheta / Prazeres

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £47 / night

£327 - £386 / week

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from £47 / night

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Doubs / Metabief

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £81 / night

£335 - £856 / week

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from £81 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Grimentz ski penthouse to rent.

Canton of Valais / Grimentz

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A wonderful comfortable stylish roomy quiet ski apartment” We have just returned from an amazing week at Drake's Drum. We we extremely pleasantly surprised to find it far roomier than expected. It was wonderfully quiet yet a very short distance to the  …see more

from £130 / night

£900 - £2600 / week

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from £130 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely grand!” We'd such a great time at sheehys farmhouse even if the weather wasn't great stuff. But the house is cosy, large, comfortable and the playroom for children (we had our four grandchildren there) was a never ending adventure. The pla  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 / week

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from £122 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Herault / Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquiere

2 4 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £56 / night

£517 - £636 / week

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from £56 / night

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