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Rural retreats (79383)

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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Farmhouse rental in Montecastelli Pisano with shared pool

Province of Pisa / Montecastelli Pisano

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“We had not dared to dream it so perfect...” Chiara was a wonderful host. Her property is renovated and decorated both functionally and with an excellent taste of italian style. The environment is wonderful: 360° of unspoiled Tuscany landscape. We also
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from £78 / night

£397 / week

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from £78 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Portsalon

County Donegal / Portsalon

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castel Focognano

Province of Arezzo / Castel Focognano

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£449 - £897 / week

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from £65 / night

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Home rental in Moville

Moville / Kinnagoe Bay

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house with amazing views.” Stayed her for a week in July 2011 and had the luck of 3 days of fantastic weather so could have been in the South of France. Although remote this house was clean, well designed and the owners, Helen and John, cou
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from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday townhouse rental

Budens / Parque da Floresta

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£353 - £888 / week

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avg. 3 hours 30 minutes

from £51 / night

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Holiday bungalow in Sheeps Head Peninsula

Bantry / Sheeps Head Peninsula

4 6 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£428 / week

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from £77 / night

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Holiday home in Kilmun

Cowal Peninsula / Kilmun

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£450 - £795 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £75 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 33 minutes

from £72 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Bude-Stratton / Bude

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £208 / night

£1450 - £2250 / week

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from £208 / night

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Alora holiday tented camp rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

5 17 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £52 / night

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Holiday home in Garfagnana Valley

Province of Lucca / Garfagnana Valley

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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avg. 1 hour 51 minutes

from £44 / night

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Pichl ski villa to rent.

Styria / Pichl

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £375 / night

£2500 - £3750 / week

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from £375 / night

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Collazzone holiday home rental

Province of Perugia / Collazzone

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £130 / night

£819 - £1337 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Puglian gem” We stayed at Il Borgo del Querce for the Autumn Half Term week with our two young sons. The rural setting was stunning and the two-bedroomed villa that we stayed in was very comfortable and clean and beautifully restored from its origi
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from £95 / night

£638 - £1509 / week

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avg. 3 hours 24 minutes

from £95 / night

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Holiday condo in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer

Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer / La Madrague

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 - £604 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £44 / night

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Holiday apartment letting

La Tercia / United Golf Resort

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£200 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Shuna-Argyll

Argyll and Bute / Isle of Shuna-Argyll

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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Ski home to rent in Pezula Estate

Knysna / Pezula Estate

4 8 14 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 14 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £1077 / night

£7539 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

from £1077 / night

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Holiday apartment in Cropani Marina

Province of Catanzaro / Cropani Marina

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning

from £57 / night

£328 / week

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avg. 1 hour 53 minutes

from £57 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Tignes

Savoie / Tignes

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£845 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Herstmonceux holiday cottage rental

Hailsham / Herstmonceux

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£465 - £495 / week

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from £90 / night

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Vignola mare holiday farmhouse rental

Aglientu / Vignola mare

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £69 / night

£483 - £1211 / week

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from £69 / night

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Palma de Mallorca holiday apartment rental

Majorca / Palma de Mallorca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £154 / night

£1073 - £1900 / week

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from £154 / night

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Holiday bungalow in Guia

Albufeira / Guia

2 6 5 nights min

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

from £60 / night

£375 - £800 / week

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from £60 / night

22

Holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Ovacik

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£495 / week

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from £71 / night

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Holiday apartment in Audierne

Finistere / Audierne

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £69 / night

£475 / week

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from £69 / night

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Alex holiday chalet rental

Haute-Savoie / Alex

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £200 / night

£950 - £1236 / week

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avg. 2 hours 34 minutes

from £200 / night

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Lochem holiday bungalow let

Gelderland Province / Lochem

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£604 - £725 / week

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from £87 / night

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £95 / night

£670 - £1238 / week

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from £95 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Canillas de Albaida holiday villa rental

Province of Malaga / Canillas de Albaida

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Peace and quiet, rest and relaxation, just what we needed.” The villa was exceptional, well equipped and spotlessly clean. We were met as promised and taken to the villa, and given a warm and friendly welcome. The pool was lovely, in its own gated are
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from £75 / night

£525 - £5040 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Costa Paradiso

Trinita d'Agultu e Vignola / Costa Paradiso

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£311 - £1216 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £200 / night

£1400 - £1800 / week

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avg. 2 hours 59 minutes

from £200 / night

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Holiday home with shared pool in Polperro

Polperro / Talland Bay

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £82 / night

£569 - £1656 / week

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from £82 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Assos

Cephalonia / Assos

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely amazing!” We stayed in Thamari for a week in july for our first time in Kefalonia. The villa was truly a home from home, as we normally stay in luxury hotels i was slightly nervous going self catering but it was even better than it looked
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from £91 / night

£634 - £906 / week

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from £91 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent apartment on quiet and well maintained golf resort” Casa Anasofia is a great for a family holiday. A well equipped apartment in a good position minutes from resort centre but still quiet and with beautiful views. There is a fantastic pool
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from £40 / night

£295 - £535 / week

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Holiday home in Caunes-Minervois

Aude / Caunes-Minervois

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £104 / night

£821 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £104 / night

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Holiday villa rental

Protaras / Cape Greko

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £259 / night

£1811 / week

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from £259 / night

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Holiday cottage in Zourva

Chania Prefecture / Zourva

2 8 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £78 / night

£492 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £78 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Tameslouht

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Tameslouht

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 165 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £513 / night

£3591 / week

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from £513 / night

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Briançon ski apartment to rent.

Hautes-Alpes / Briançon

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£423 - £992 / week

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from £61 / night

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