Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (54884)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

54,884 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Cycling holidays

(14) Very Good 

17

Secondigny holiday cottage rental

Deux-Sevres / Secondigny

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“A little taste of heaven” We really enjoyed our stay at le cottage de bois Nalbert, the pool was so magnificent we used it every day of our stay. The lake with its jumping fish, herons and resident Coypu and Kingfisher was stunning. The cottage was
…see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £825 / week

Book View

from £57 / night

(3) Very Good 

26

Melanes holiday villa rental

Naxos / Melanes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£496 - £582 / week

Book View

from £71 / night

(21) Very Good 

23

Cottage rental in Embleton with golf nearby

Alnwick / Embleton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£245 - £595 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 53 minutes

from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

19

Ski lodge to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£765 - £1350 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £110 / night

(22) Excellent 

11

Home rental in Rudyard Lake

Leek / Rudyard Lake

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £198 / night

£1295 - £1495 / week

Book View

from £198 / night

(33) Excellent 

20

Holiday barn in Melplash

Bridport / Melplash

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous Roe Barn” Spent another fabulous time at Roe Barn in Dorset. The accommodation was outstanding as last year. Hope to return very soon.
…see more

from £93 / night

£414 - £1129 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £93 / night

(11) Excellent 

31

Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
…see more

from £110 / night

£625 - £1500 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 10 minutes

from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

18

Playa San Juan holiday apartment rental

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Peace, quiet and lovely location.” At first we thought that apartment was facing the beach but it was a side view. It did not detract from the holiday though. The rooms were large and beds extremely comfortable. No wardrobe in twin room but hangers an
…see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £695 / week

Enquire View

from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Fayence with swimming pool

Var / Fayence

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £247 / night

£1725 - £2414 / week

Enquire View

from £247 / night

(43) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Southwold

Suffolk / Southwold

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Looks cottage” We had a fabulous new year in southwold ... it's definitely the place to be New Year's Eve brilliant firework display on beach ... this cottage has everything you need for a warm &. COsy stay , very clean & well furnished with lovely f
…see more

from £75 / night

£435 - £835 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 28 minutes

from £75 / night

(34) Excellent 

11

Holiday cottage in Whaley Bridge

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful Peak District Location” We stayed for a week in Primrose Cottage in March. We have family who live in the area and we were able to meet up with them several times. Super cottage, very welcoming & goodies pack great. Did some lovely walks
…see more

from £65 / night

£285 - £465 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

17

Carnforth holiday log cabin let

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£550 - £895 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam
…see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £850 / week

Enquire View

from £100 / night

(20) Excellent 

42

Cottage rental in Benllech

Anglesey / Benllech

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage” Lovely cottage , clean and welcoming . Had a great stay nice and quiet and close to all the local attractions
…see more

from £83 / night

£525 - £740 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £83 / night

(1) Excellent 

66

Holiday home in Banjole

Istria / Banjole

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£604 - £906 / week

Book View

from £87 / night

(12) Excellent 

36

Home rental in Lower Largo with golf nearby

Fife / Lower Largo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic find.” Fantastic home from home. Super warm welcome on arrival and a lovely welcome food basket. Everyone had a great time and were really happy with the house, we were age ranged from 11-68. Ticked all the boxes, plenty space for us all.
…see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £895 / week

Enquire View

from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

23

Seaview holiday home rental

Isle of Wight / Seaview

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“coastal seclusion” I stayed at Lebrel Lodge with friends for a winter weekend - I think there were about seven of us, mostly couples. It was extremely well appointed and immaculately clean. The weekend was a typical English winter one and so we someti
…see more

from £150 / night

£1045 - £1495 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 17 minutes

from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

17

Cottage rental in Inveraray

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
…see more

from £45 / night

£298 - £442 / week

Book View

from £45 / night

(8) Very Good 

11

Holiday cottage in Foolow

Derbyshire / Foolow

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £112 / night

£575 - £1350 / week

Book View

from £112 / night

(18) Very Good 

14

Holiday cottage in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“An absolutely beautiful cottage with fabulous sea view” We arrived on the day of the big snow so had the added benefit for the first day of a winters view. The cottage was cosy and warm and so beautifully decorated that we didn't feel the need to go o
…see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £940 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

(44) Excellent 

14

Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Fantastic!!!” Had an absolutely fantastic 30th birthday weekend here! We couldn't believe how big the cabin was and it was spotless. The beds are really comfy and there's plenty of storage space in the bedrooms when you unpack. The hot tub
…see more

from £110 / night

£560 - £970 / week

Book View

from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

19

Holiday home in Presteigne

Powys / Presteigne

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£328 - £850 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 20 minutes

from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

20

Windermere holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Windermere

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Perfect Get Away” Stayed for 3 nights ..... Perfect location , so quiet but central by car for all the Lakes .... Just a short walk into Windermere village , lots of lovely coffee shops and restaurants but a bit further for Bowness to me you would nee
…see more

from £80 / night

£430 - £450 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Holiday gite in Saint Projet

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint Projet

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£422 - £548 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 33 minutes

from £60 / night

24

Home rental in Jueterbog

Brandenburg / Jueterbog

6 14 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £414 / night

£2897 / week

Book View

from £414 / night

(1) Very Good 

28

Holiday bungalow in Fenit

County Kerry / Fenit

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £37 / night

£259 - £716 / week

Enquire View

from £37 / night

(12) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

18

Montriond ski apartment to rent.

Morzine / Montriond

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment” We stayed here in the summer and were really happy. The rooms were spotless and well equipped with modern appliances. Nevil was great at communicating and making sure we had everything we need. Worth noting it's in the attic so i
…see more

Certificate of Excellence

from £68 / night

£475 - £1809 / week

Book View

from £68 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Ski cottage to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£270 - £440 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 0 minutes

from £80 / night

(6) Very Good 

23

Holiday apartment in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“FABULOUS LOCATION” This was our second visit to Eliabeth House and we would hapily return there because the location is perfect, being close to both the sea and town centre. The views of the sea are brilliant. I spent most of my time there watching
…see more

from £75 / night

£385 - £795 / week

Book View

from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

44

Westport holiday apartment rental

County Mayo / Westport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £61 / night

£388 - £867 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £61 / night

(28) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Dundee

Dundee / Fowlis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable cottage in a lovely area of Scotland” We stayed at Denhead Cottage with our two young children and had a wonderful time exploring Dundee and surrounding areas. The cottage is quiet, cozy and comfortable, and has a lovely perspective onto
…see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £575 / week

Book View

from £80 / night

(51) Excellent 

26

Wroxham self catering holiday home rental

Wroxham / Belaugh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Xmas Holiday” We booked this property as we have family in Norfolk and wanted an House big enough to be able to entertain them and the house certainly did that!!! The living and dining area are excellent for guests and we sat 12 around the dining ta
…see more

from £175 / night

£995 - £1575 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £175 / night

(4) Excellent 

36

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castelvecchio

Province of Pistoia / Castelvecchio

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful holiday home in beautiful surroundings!” I stayed in this gorgeous house in October for a long weekend and loved every minute. The house is extremely well equipped and very beautifully renovated. The views from the house are incredible and t
…see more

from £141 / night

£858 - £2141 / week

Book View

from £141 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

Holiday home in Braunton

Devon / Braunton

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfectly placed for North Devon touring” Spacious property and beds very comfortable. Very quiet setting although an easy distance travelling to places of interest. Lovely countryside views. Enjoyed the total peace and quiet of this location. Go
…see more

from £73 / night

£511 - £1058 / week

Book View

from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

36

Holiday villa with indoor pool in Radicondoli

Province of Siena / Radicondoli

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 79 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £259 / night

£1811 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 28 minutes

from £259 / night

(5) Very Good 

23

Dinard holiday apartment rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Dinard

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £58 / night

£406 - £733 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 52 minutes

from £58 / night

(13) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa rental

Coimbra District / Arganil

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect!” If I could i would give extra stars! We stayed in this beautiful place for 2 weeks with two teenagers, 15 and 17. The house and surrounding gardens are amazing, no expense has been spared with the fixtures, fittings, furniture etc, and ther
…see more

from £120 / night

£850 / week

Book View

from £120 / night

13

Steinau an der Strasse holiday apartment rental

Hesse / Steinau an der Strasse

2 4 1 night min

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

from £44 / night

£276 / week

Book View

from £44 / night

(25) Excellent 

23

Holiday townhouse in Lostwithiel

Cornwall / Lostwithiel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house in perfect location” We loved the house and we already knew we loved Lostwithiel - it's such a pretty village. We haven't tried many of the local eateries, but we did eat at The Globe this time, and it was as good as all the previous gu
…see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

34

Holiday cottage in Mousehole

Cornwall / Mousehole

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Interesting place” You can see the harbour from the bathroom. The cottage harbours many curiosities. Modern kitchen and bathrooom though. Very comfortable and pleasant stay.
…see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £830 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £57 / night

1