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Rural retreats (79571)

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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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares / Puerto Marina, Los Alcazares

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect holiday getaway” the location is brilliant! 10 minutes drive from airport short walk to beach shops and restaurants the apartment is on ground floor with views over the lovely gardens and pool nice large terrace plenty of room for alfresco di
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from £70 / night

£450 - £515 / week

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Holiday villa in Cala Azzurra

Isola di Favignana / Cala Azzurra

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £106 / night

£737 - £1755 / week

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from £106 / night

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Holiday b&b in Lubrin

Province of Almeria / Lubrin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

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Sant Vicent de sa Cala holiday apartment rental

Ibiza / Sant Vicent de sa Cala

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£744 / week

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avg. 3 hours 35 minutes

from £38 / night

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Palazzo del Pero holiday cottage rental

Province of Arezzo / Palazzo del Pero

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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Naval holiday home rental

Biliran Island / Naval

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£397 / week

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avg. 2 hours 51 minutes

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Holiday chalet in Monclar-de-Quercy

Tarn-et-Garonne / Monclar-de-Quercy

2 6 1 night min

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

from £53 / night

£177 - £862 / week

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avg. 2 hours 44 minutes

from £53 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Rio de Janeiro / Barra da Tijuca

1 6 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £168 / night

£1327 / week

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from £168 / night

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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

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Triana, Italy

Roccalbegna / Triana, Italy

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 67 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£566 - £702 / week

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avg. 55 minutes

from £81 / night

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Holiday apartment in Platja De Alcudia, Urbanitzacio

Majorca / Platja De Alcudia, Urbanitzacio

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£547 / week

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from £79 / night

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Cagnes-sur-Mer holiday apartment rental

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cagnes-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £84 / night

£500 - £965 / week

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from £84 / night

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Holiday apartment in Kolocep Island

Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Kolocep Island

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £58 / night

£400 - £615 / week

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from £58 / night

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B&b rental in Trapani

Province of Trapani / Trapani

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £27 / night

£185 / week

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from £27 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Estepona

Costa del Sol / Estepona

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £63 / night

£439 - £689 / week

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avg. 2 hours 59 minutes

from £63 / night

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Sandown holiday apartment let

Isle of Wight / Sandown

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £60 / night

£295 - £500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

from £60 / night

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Home rental in Banavie

Fort William / Banavie

7 42 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 42
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £400 / night

£2800 / week

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avg. 3 hours 50 minutes

from £400 / night

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Holiday villa in Costa Paradiso

Trinita d'Agultu e Vignola / Costa Paradiso

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £86 / night

£597 - £1702 / week

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from £86 / night

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Holiday apartment in Paphos

Paphos District / Paphos

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £55 / night

£386 - £457 / week

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from £55 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Bagneres-de-Bigorre

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bagneres-de-Bigorre

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £31 / night

£177 / week

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avg. 3 hours 52 minutes

from £31 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Rufina

Province of Florence / Rufina

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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Holiday studio with swimming pool in Perledo

Lake Como / Perledo

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £97 / night

£676 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £97 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Bolzano

Province of South Tyrol / Bolzano

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £71 / night

£316 - £834 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £71 / night

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Holiday home in Colintraive

Argyll and Bute / Colintraive

5 10 Min stay varies

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

from £248 / night

£1058 - £2279 / week

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Jelsa holiday apartment rental

Hvar Island / Jelsa

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £74 / night

£516 / week

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from £74 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful spring break, life changing!” We needed a well earned break and the appartment was perfect! Very spacious, well equiped, wonderful location. I walked to the local cafe for my morning coffee and then into the Med for a swim. All so easy. We e
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from £98 / night

£680 - £1084 / week

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Tkon holiday apartment rental

Pasman Island / Tkon

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £46 / night

£320 / week

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£541 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £78 / night

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Vacquieres holiday bungalow rental

Herault / Vacquieres

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £82 / night

£570 - £829 / week

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from £82 / night

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Apartment rental in Giuncarico with shared pool

Province of Grosseto / Giuncarico

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £123 / night

£983 - £1106 / week

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from £123 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Pererenan

Canggu / Pererenan

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £1103 / night

£7717 / week

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from £1103 / night

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Holiday cottage in Saint-Broladre

Ille-et-Vilaine / Saint-Broladre

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Close encounters” We have just returned to Canada after an enjoyable stay at La Baudouinais. We stayed in a delightful stone cottage attached to a magnificent stone barn. The overall site is comprised of original stone farm architecture surrounded by
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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £100 / night

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Holiday gite rental

Charente / Coulgens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A relaxing base” Had a thoroughly enjoyable stay here, whilst using it as a base for a relaxing break in the Charante and Limousin areas, in a gap between Euro 2016 fixtures. The owners went out of their way to accommodate and make things logisticall
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from £44 / night

£308 - £351 / week

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avg. 32 minutes

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Cromer

Norfolk / Cromer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Favourite Apartment” First class location and extremely well presented apartment. Appreciated the 'meet and great' approach of the owners and attention to detail - décor and furnishings are high quality. The place was spotless and would highly recomme
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from £61 / night

£425 - £750 / week

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Holiday cottage in Antrim

County Antrim / Antrim

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £200 / night

£399 - £560 / week

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avg. 2 hours 39 minutes

from £200 / night

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Cedda

Poggibonsi / Cedda

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday apartment letting

Province of Naples / Piano di Sorrento

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“What a wonderful holiday, Giovanni made it unforgettable.” When we first looked at the reviews for Arunta House, the praise given to it and epecially Giovanni seemed far too good to be true, They weren't. Our flight and so our train was very late arri
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from £36 / night

£246 - £369 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £36 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Craiova

Dolj County / Craiova

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£878 / week

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from £150 / night

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Cefalu holiday villa rental

Province of Palermo / Cefalu

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £32 / night

£220 - £1230 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £32 / night

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Cottage rental in Ashwater with shared pool

Devon / Ashwater

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool

from £69 / night

£395 - £725 / week

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from £69 / night