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Rural retreats (26978)

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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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Seillans

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Seillans

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wow” Had the best holiday, villa palmier is stunning, it has everything you could want, the garden and swimming pool is so relaxing,the location is perfect for walking into the village for dinner it is so picturesque and the restaurants are very good,
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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Cetona

Province of Siena / Cetona

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool

from £308 / night

£2150 / week

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from £308 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Fiscardo holiday villa rental

Cephalonia / Fiscardo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“The perfect place to relax and unwind” We have stayed at Villa Lithia on several occasions and each stay was as good if not better than the previous one. We love the peace and quiet and outstanding beauty of the location. The villa itself is most at
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from £108 / night

£750 - £2000 / week

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from £108 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Herdade dos Salgados

Albufeira / Herdade dos Salgados

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A fabulous stay....again” As a family with two young kids, it's important to find a property that meets all our needs. This apartment is close to the beach, quiet, adjacent to pools, spacious, well-equipped and nearby to a local shop for essential s
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from £50 / night

£350 - £875 / week

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from £50 / night

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Villa rental in Castelnuovo Berardenga with shared pool

Province of Siena / Castelnuovo Berardenga

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £120 / night

£834 - £1658 / week

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from £120 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Ratten

Styria / Ratten

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £144 / night

£860 - £1746 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa accommodation

Budens / Parque da Floresta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic holiday in a beautiful villa!” We have just spent a lovely week in the Western Algarve staying at villa 149 on Parque da Floresta. It was our first holiday with our six month old daughter and we were naturally anxious about our first holida
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from £189 / night

£1141 - £1711 / week

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from £189 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Coral Bay

Paphos / Coral Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £97 / night

£676 - £1597 / week

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from £97 / night

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Holiday apartment in Mercatale di Cortona

Cortona / Mercatale di Cortona

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Punta Montgo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.45 km
  • Swimming pool

from £337 / night

£2863 - £3786 / week

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from £337 / night

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Aphrodite Hills holiday villa rental

Paphos / Aphrodite Hills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1710 / week

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(6) Excellent 

12

Bergerac holiday villa rental

Dordogne / Bergerac

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £93 / night

£650 - £995 / week

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from £93 / night

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Gardone Riviera holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gardone Riviera

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Chrani

Messenia Region / Chrani

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £100 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Quinta Da Gomeira with shared pool, golf nearby

Tavira / Quinta Da Gomeira

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“FANTASTIC!!!” The appartment was lovely, very clean and amazing veiws, although a new sofa bed would be a great idea and some nice outdoor furniture on both terraces! not far from the water taxi to the beach and lovely bars, especially the Marina - ex
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from £62 / night

£430 - £676 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Razanj with swimming pool

Sibenik-Knin County / Razanj

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £166 / night

£1161 - £1720 / week

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Holiday cottage rental

Charente-Maritime / Cercoux

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £575 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Mugla Province / Oludeniz

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£495 - £595 / week

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avg. 3 hours 16 minutes

from £71 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Pedreguer holiday villa rental

Province of Alicante / Pedreguer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£632 - £1009 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Le Revest-les-Eaux holiday home rental

Var / Le Revest-les-Eaux

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £76 / night

£527 - £922 / week

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L'Isle-en-Dodon holiday apartment rental

Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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Milna holiday apartment rental

Brac Island / Milna

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.025 km
  • Swimming pool

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Piece of Paradise in Puglia” beach, swimmingpool, terace with stunning views over hills, olive trees Truli and above all, wine and food: this is paradise. Great for the kids, brandnew facilities and nice old towns are only a 5 minutes drive away. Pa
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from £264 / night

£1843 - £3071 / week

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Cabanas holiday apartment rental

Tavira / Cabanas

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £62 / night

£395 - £1334 / week

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avg. 1 hour 44 minutes

from £62 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Brac Island / Mirca

7 17 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“An unforgettable week” " In the end of July 2015 my family spent a week at Villa Mirca in Brac, Croatia. It was a special occation for my wife and me since we this year celebrated our 70 birthday. For a long time we had been looking for a suitable loc
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from £404 / night

£2825 - £7000 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £404 / night

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Valldemossa holiday home rental

Majorca / Valldemossa

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £237 / night

£1658 / week

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from £237 / night

(2) Excellent 

45

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gaiole in Chianti

Province of Siena / Gaiole in Chianti

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect, beautifil little place in tuscany” A beautiful place full of happines, were you can stay The time you want for a very very good price ,there's a beautiful view, is very relaxing and you can enjoy The animals and nature
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from £200 / night

£1079 - £1930 / week

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avg. 3 hours 23 minutes

from £200 / night

(5) Average 

4

Salviac holiday gite rental

Lot / Salviac

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £150 / night

£1044 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Gaiole in Chianti

Province of Siena / Gaiole in Chianti

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£606 - £961 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £87 / night

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Seminyak holiday villa rental

Seminyak / Seminyak Center

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £276 / night

£1930 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning house in fantastic location” I booked this for a group of uni friends. We meet up every year around the country, usually un the Peaks or Lakes. This year, we decided to try the Cotswolds and I stumbled upon this fantastic house in Cotswolds
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from £90 / night

£1400 - £2600 / week

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avg. 3 hours 45 minutes

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St Pierre de Frugie holiday villa rental

Dordogne / St Pierre de Frugie

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £237 / night

£948 - £2632 / week

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from £237 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Javea holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Javea

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“An excellent villa with good amenities” The villa was exactly as the photos showed. It has a well equipped kitchen with everything we needed. There was plenty of crockery which meant we could use the dishwasher without running out of plates and cups!
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from £220 / night

£676 - £1996 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

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Villa rental in Polis with swimming pool

Paphos District / Polis

4 8 7 nights min

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

from £72 / night

£500 - £1030 / week

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from £72 / night

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Cottage accommodation in Ribera with shared pool

Province of Agrigento / Ribera

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £79 / night

£615 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Sitges holiday villa rental

Province of Barcelona / Sitges

10 30 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £939 / night

£3948 - £9562 / week

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avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

from £939 / night

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Chateau rental in Angers with golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Angers

10 16 2 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1204 / night

£4814 / week

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from £1204 / night

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Mangaratiba holiday condo rental

State of Rio de Janeiro / Mangaratiba

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£1407 - £12344 / week

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Holiday villa in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £100 / night

£700 - £1646 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£799 - £1229 / week

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from £115 / night

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