Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (54815)

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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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Killin

Loch Tay / Killin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely warm accommodation with stunning views” We stayed at Yew Tree a couple of weeks before Christmas and, despite the cold weather and some snow, the property was so cosy. The temperature inside is perfect and the cottage is immaculately clean with
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from £175 / night

£700 - £1000 / week

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from £175 / night

14

Holiday home in Funchal

Funchal / Old Town, Santa Maria Maior

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

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
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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from £130 / night

39

Apartment rental in Grosseto

Province of Grosseto / Grosseto

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £61 / night

£647 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Very Good 

29

Holiday studio in Porspoder

Finistere / Porspoder

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Cosy base to explore the stunning coast of Finistere” We very much enjoyed our stay at the studio in Porspoder. Severine and Mickael were away the week we were there, but Mickael's father, M. Drogou let us in when we first arrived and made us feel ver
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from £50 / night

£302 - £396 / week

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from £50 / night

9

Bellac holiday guest house rental

Haute-Vienne / Bellac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

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Arachova ski apartment to rent.

Boeotia Region / Arachova

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

20

Holiday cottage with shared pool in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

from £52 / night

£363 - £845 / week

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from £52 / night

(17) Very Good 

38

Holiday home in Tywyn

Gwynedd / Tywyn

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable house in a fabulous location” We had a lovely time in this comfortable home. It's right be the sea, with amazing views and there's a long, wide beach, for the kids (young & old) to run around! The sofas and beds are very comfortable and th
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from £125 / night

£399 - £1399 / week

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from £125 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage with tennis court in Worton

Wiltshire / Worton

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £189 / night

£812 - £1350 / week

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from £189 / night

19

Sirmione holiday apartment rental

Sirmione / Colombare di Sirmione

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £87 / night

£518 - £1026 / week

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from £87 / night

4

Holiday b&b rental

West Lothian / Armadale

3 3 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

19

Holiday apartment in Ossuccio

Lake Como / Ossuccio

2 4 4 nights min

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

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

Holiday home with swimming pool in Gordes

Luberon / Gordes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £216 / night

£1509 - £3147 / week

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from £216 / night

30

Porto holiday apartment rental

Porto / Museu de Serralves

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(12) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Stratford Town Centre

Stratford-upon-Avon / Stratford Town Centre

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£1000 - £1525 / week

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from £150 / night

11

Holiday home in Crozon

Finistere / Crozon

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £67 / night

£465 / week

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from £67 / night

22

Villa rental in Campello

Costa Blanca / Campello

3 7 7 nights min

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

from £87 / night

£604 - £1207 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

36

Holiday penthouse with golf nearby in Portballintrae

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £175 / night

£850 - £1200 / week

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from £175 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Ski apartment to rent in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £154 / night

£770 - £3000 / week

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from £154 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Holiday b&b accommodation

Lot / Belaye

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £69 / night

£477 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Gite rental in Moulis

Ariege / Moulis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 189 km
  • Child friendly
“Enjoy a castle life hosted by Pete and Dalida in Ariège” We enjoyed very much staying in the Loge (Custodian house ?) of the castle of our host, in a beautiful brand newly fixed 3 bedrooms + living room/kitchen in this custodian building near the main
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from £82 / night

£561 - £647 / week

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from £82 / night

59

Schladming ski home to rent.

Styria / Schladming

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £182 / night

£2203 - £3199 / week

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from £182 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage rental

Province of Malaga / Villanueva del Trabuco

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£795 / week

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from £125 / night

16

Corre holiday gite rental

Haute-Saone / Corre

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £57 / night

£298 / week

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from £57 / night

(8) Excellent 

28

Holiday apartment with shared pool in Palinuro

Centola / Palinuro

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £44 / night

£302 - £819 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Very Good 

24

Jonzac holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / Jonzac

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool

from £170 / night

£850 - £1630 / week

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from £170 / night

(5) Excellent 

14

Saint-Malo holiday villa accommodation

Ille-et-Vilaine / Saint-Malo

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful home for a large family or groups of friends” This lovely 5 bedroom and 5 bath home with very large garden was perfectly located for us. It was an easy walk to two beaches, and a small grocery store, pharmacy and outstanding boulangerie/pâ
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from £216 / night

£1035 - £2156 / week

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from £216 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Kingham

Oxfordshire / Kingham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £210 / night

£1560 / week

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from £210 / night

(24) Excellent 

14

Holiday cottage in Lochmaddy

North Uist / Lochmaddy

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“What a setting!” The views from the cottage are stunning, enhanced by daily appearances of fantastic birdlife. The cottage was spotless and the wood burning stove made it a treat to coorie in on the, reasonably inevitable (it is Scotland), wetter days
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from £100 / night

£695 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

5

Ski chalet in Monetier-les-Bains

Hautes-Alpes / Monetier-les-Bains

6 22 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £854 / night

£3440 / week

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from £854 / night

(17) Excellent 

17

Holiday log cabin rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect !” Absolutely fantastic holiday! Have been to lodges before but never one as lovely as this, everything was luxurious and no expense had been spared to detail. View was breathtaking and the sun shone for us on six out of seven days, not bad fo
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from £85 / night

£525 - £975 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

44

Holiday home in Barfleur

Manche / Barfleur

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £128 / night

£621 - £858 / week

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from £128 / night

23

B&b rental in Castellaneta

Province of Taranto / Castellaneta

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

15

Gite rental in Albi with shared pool

Tarn / Albi

3 6 2 nights min

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

from £44 / night

£673 / week

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from £44 / night

(13) Very Good 

25

Tywyn holiday home accommodation

Gwynedd / Tywyn

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“most comfortable accomadaton with fantastic views” we had a wonderful time at the beach house .Plenty of room to accommodate a large family with all the comforts of your own home plus more.eg dishwasher ,washing machine ,tumble dryer .no dirty washing
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from £88 / night

£499 - £799 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £247 / night

£1725 - £7660 / week

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from £247 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Holiday barn in Todmorden

West Yorkshire / Todmorden

3 6 3 nights min

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

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Port of Soller

Soller / Port of Soller

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” We stayed at Villa Nicole, for the first time in July. From the moment we stepped out of the taxi and were greeted by Liz, it was such a lovely enjoyable experience. We have travelled all over the world, staying in rental properties, and
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Certificate of Excellence

from £78 / night

£182 - £875 / week

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Mascalucia ski b&b to rent.

Province of Catania / Mascalucia

5 15 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

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