Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79499)

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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79,499 Holiday homes

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Portreath holiday home accommodation

Cornwall / Portreath

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £129 / night

£900 / week

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from £129 / night

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Porto-Vecchio

Corse-du-Sud / Porto-Vecchio

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.16 km
  • Child friendly

from £263 / night

£1835 - £3474 / week

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from £263 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with swimming pool in Appignano

Province of Macerata / Appignano

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £124 / night

£868 / week

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from £124 / night

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Villa rental in Le Vauclin

Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Vauclin

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £34 / night

£236 / week

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from £34 / night

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Home letting in San Juan de Alicante

Costa Blanca / San Juan de Alicante

4 7 Min stay varies

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

from £133 / night

£930 - £1332 / week

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from £133 / night

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Holiday cottage in Selsey

West Sussex / Selsey

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely landlady, cottage small but adequate for our requirements.” Small - but we knew that. Assumed there would be a cooker but there was only a microwave cooker as correctly described by the owner. Well placed for the south coast and hiking in the
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from £90 / night

£360 / week

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from £90 / night

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B&b letting in Putignano

Province of Bari / Putignano

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £89 / night

£620 - £1363 / week

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from £89 / night

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Holiday villa in Porto Cesareo

Province of Lecce / Porto Cesareo

5 18 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £133 / night

£885 - £2390 / week

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from £133 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Zell am See

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£1054 / week

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from £151 / night

10

Olonzac holiday home rental

Herault / Olonzac

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £179 / night

£1250 / week

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from £179 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kas

Kas / Cukurbag Peninsula

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic view!!” We rented Villa Leucosia for 3 weeks during September 2012. Gianluca was very responsive and helpful. We absolutely loved the view from pool, the balcony and even the master bedroom. Words can’t describe how good the view
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from £140 / night

£974 - £1878 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

from £140 / night

16

Holiday studio letting

Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

Studio 2 4 nights min

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

from £53 / night

£346 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Bornato holiday villa rental

Province of Brescia / Bornato

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £797 / night

£4514 - £5487 / week

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from £797 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £107 / night

£670 - £1367 / week

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from £107 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Salerno / Cava De' Tirreni

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £39 / night

£266 - £501 / week

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from £39 / night

16

Holiday finca with swimming pool in Pollenca

Majorca / Pollenca

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £116 / night

£804 - £1739 / week

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avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

from £116 / night

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Holiday home in Ile d'Yeu

Vendee / Ile d'Yeu

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £89 / night

£531 - £1328 / week

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from £89 / night

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Studio letting in Interlaken

Bernese Oberland / Interlaken

Studio 2 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool

from £131 / night

£911 / week

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avg. 3 hours 26 minutes

from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness / Drumnadrochit

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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avg. 32 minutes

from £90 / night

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Arienzo

Positano / Arienzo

2 5 7 nights min

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

from £376 / night

£2632 - £4058 / week

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from £376 / night

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Holiday home in Kos Town

Kós / Kos Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden

from £54 / night

£496 - £992 / week

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avg. 3 hours 34 minutes

from £54 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Laruscade holiday b&b rental

Gironde / Laruscade

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £54 / night

£372 / week

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from £54 / night

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Holiday apartment in Castellammare del Golfo

Province of Trapani / Castellammare del Golfo

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £36 / night

£266 - £558 / week

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from £36 / night

8

Cerro d'Aguia holiday townhouse rental

Albufeira / Cerro d'Aguia

2 6 7 nights min

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

from £121 / night

£841 / week

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from £121 / night

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Holiday villa in Argaka

Paphos District / Argaka

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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Sainte-Luce holiday villa accommodation

Arrondissement of Le Marin / Sainte-Luce

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £177 / night

£1239 - £1487 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £177 / night

9

Cottage rental in Aberystwyth

Ceredigion / Aberystwyth

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£328 - £650 / week

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Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

from £72 / night

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Holiday gite in Saint-Front-sur-Lemance

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint-Front-sur-Lemance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £58 / night

£266 - £779 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday apartment in Amalfi

Amalfi Coast / Amalfi

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£815 - £1076 / week

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from £125 / night

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Kornic holiday apartment accommodation

Krk Island / Kornic

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £49 / night

£290 - £794 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £49 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Tremolat

Dordogne / Tremolat

4 10 14 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 14 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £279 / night

£1947 - £2124 / week

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from £279 / night

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Holiday villa accommodation

Estepona / La Resina Golf and Country Club

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2950 / week

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avg. 1 hour 56 minutes

from £143 / night

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Pertuis holiday home rental

Luberon / Pertuis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 59 km
  • Swimming pool

from £166 / night

£683 - £1170 / week

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from £166 / night

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Holiday gite rental

Seine-Maritime / Bec-de-Mortagn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £64 / night

£501 / week

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from £64 / night

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Gite rental in Saint-Clement-de-Regnat

Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Clement-de-Regnat

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £128 / night

£571 - £702 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Torrox Pueblo

Torrox / Torrox Pueblo

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely peacefull location, easy to find and well equipped” The house is beautiful located with a great view from the various terraces.The house is well equipped both in the kitchen, living space and bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Nice terraces
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from £53 / night

£369 / week

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sami

Cephalonia / Sami

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool

from £101 / night

£708 - £1947 / week

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from £101 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Nai Harn

Nai Harn / Ban Saiyuan

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £175 / night

£1219 / week

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in Cambridge

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

4 12 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £500 / night

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Cottage rental in Sardoal

Santarem District / Sardoal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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