Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (45503)

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

45,503 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Horse riding

(1) Excellent 

18

Bansko ski studio to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“5 star complex” A very great experience in a good clean complex, very close to lifts. Management staff and owners very helpful on all questions. Golf and horse riding not to far away and far cheaper than the UK.  …see more

from £15 / night

£120 - £310 / week

Book View

from £15 / night

(29) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“FABULOUS APARTMENT, LOCATION, AND LANDLORDS..........” I stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks and wish it could have been longer. A friend joined me after the first week. You can not beat the location of this absolutely beautiful apartment in this wo  …see more

from £87 / night

£582 - £776 / week

Book View

from £87 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Waternish

Waternish / Lusta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

from £99 / night

£495 - £620 / week

Book View

from £99 / night

(10) Excellent 

19

Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

Book View

from £118 / night

(18) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Dulverton

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre. I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c  …see more

from £52 / night

£322 - £574 / week

Book View

from £52 / night

(17) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing wee find!” This apartment has everything you need for a fantastic break in North Berwick. Great location, spacious, well equipped. Would definately recommend.  …see more

from £90 / night

£455 - £675 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £125 / night

£400 - £975 / week

Book View

from £125 / night

(38) Excellent 

20

Beadnell holiday bungalow rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Spent a fabulous week. Accomadation was spot on! Everything had been thought of, not a bad word to be said! Beautiful location and one of the best beaches in the area! Will definately be returning.  …see more

from £75 / night

£410 - £715 / week

Book View

from £75 / night

(36) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Massugas

Gironde / Massugas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co  …see more

from £69 / night

£432 - £2242 / week

Book View

from £69 / night

(9) Very Good 

17

Holiday apartment in Nerja

Costa del Sol / Nerja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean, spacious, well equipped, good location.” Our first trip to Nerja so a bit of a shot in the dark on location here, which turned out well. Very clean apartment, very well equipped, really does have everything you need. Comfy beds and settees. Sp  …see more

from £23 / night

£160 - £375 / week

Book View

from £23 / night

30

Holiday cottage in Golinhac

Aveyron / Golinhac

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £50 / night

£280 - £380 / week

Enquire View

from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Llangynidr holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Llangynidr

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Hidden treasure in the heart of Brecon Beacons” We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful cottage and left with a lots of lovely memories. We were welcomed with complimentary welsh cakes and bottle of white wine. Cottage was spotless and located in a lovely  …see more

from £65 / night

£347 - £367 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

19

Allscott holiday barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £370 / week

Enquire View

from £45 / night

(33) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

29

Holiday log cabin in Louth

Lincolnshire / Louth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Such a peaceful getaway, just what we needed.” We have just spent two days here at Cygnus. What a comfortable and cosy little cabin. Jenny and Wayne were lovely. Gave us recommendations on places to eat which didn't disappoint. The Cross Keys is lovel  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £297 / week

Book View

from £45 / night

(5) Very Good 

38

Holiday bungalow in Davenport

Central Florida / Davenport

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£400 - £550 / week

Book View

from £50 / night

(8) Very Good 

17

Holiday cottage in Mantilly

Orne / Mantilly

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Peaceful relaxation in a stunning countryside location” Hubby and I arrived in great need of a stress less holiday and this lovely little Gite welcomed us in. Full of home comforts we settled into French village life and loved every minute of it. The  …see more

from £35 / night

£195 - £300 / week

Book View

from £35 / night

(33) Excellent 

33

Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean and comfortable, spacious” Our only complaint is the bed in the master bedroom was too hard and low as we are a older couple but apart from that it was a lovely holiday home  …see more

from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

Book View

from £130 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £86 / night

£504 - £1190 / week

Book View

from £86 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Dordogne / Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect holiday house” Fantastic location, quite but not isolated and perfect for exploring the various sights the local area has to offer. The house itself has spacious rooms that have been furnished to a very good standard and a well equipped kitche  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £1250 / week

Book View

from £68 / night

42

Home letting in Lagnieu

Ain / Lagnieu

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £76 / night

£386 - £578 / week

Book View

from £76 / night

(13) Very Good 

22

Holiday home in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful cottage” This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, close to all the shops and restaurants. It is very well equipped and homely. Thank you .  …see more

from £185 / night

£395 - £675 / week

Book View

from £185 / night

(9) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Allendale

Hexham / Allendale

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Rural retreat” I stayed here with another female friend, both in our sixties and we really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very much 'out of the way' but the views and wildlife are worth the drive down winding roads. We were there for two nights so  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Finistere / Le Cloitre-Saint-Thegonnec

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £31 / night

£207 - £466 / week

Book View

from £31 / night

(7) Excellent 

27

Cottage letting in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell. They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins, My two Yorkie  …see more

from £65 / night

£270 - £380 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The Perfect Accomodation for our weekend stay.” We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for a  …see more

from £95 / night

£259 - £561 / week

Book View

from £95 / night

(5) Excellent 

43

Port Elizabeth holiday home rental

Eastern Cape / Port Elizabeth

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £165 / night

£1155 / week

Book View

from £165 / night

(7) Very Good 

7

Beach hut rental in St. Dogmaels

St. Dogmaels / Poppit Sands

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Poppit Sands” Lovely views. Know the area well so lots of walking. Felt a bit cramped in the bedroom having to walk around the bed sideways. Enjoyed our stay.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £650 / week

Book View

from £32 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Arles-sur-Tech holiday villa rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Arles-sur-Tech

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful stay at Mountain View villa” We found the villa to be very welcoming. More than comfortable for 2 adults with 2 young children. Villa's location is ideal for exploring the local attractions as well as the local beaches which are very well su  …see more

from £69 / night

£345 - £542 / week

Book View

from £69 / night

(25) Very Good 

23

Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Barton-on-Sea

New Milton / Barton-on-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely faultless accommodation” Lovely place to stay,quiet surroundings close to shops beaches restaurants and the forest everything you need when staying in the new forest full credit to the owner  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £750 / week

Book View

from £58 / night

(24) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely cottage!” Stayed 2 nights and found the cottage had everything you could need. Fantastic location with plenty to see. Lovely views, would love to return!  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday log cabin in Troutbeck Bridge

Lake District / Troutbeck Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £125 / night

£695 - £995 / week

Book View

from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Luberon / Bonnieux

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £48 / night

£332 - £574 / week

Book View

from £48 / night

(11) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Louth

Lincolnshire / Louth

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £40 / night

£250 - £350 / week

Book View

from £40 / night

(21) Excellent 

23

Holiday home with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Many thoughtful touches in this delightful house.” We had a reunion of our old school friend gang (from 1970s!) and this spacious and comfortable house with its classy decor provided a perfect venue. It was well-equipped,warm and with many thoughtful  …see more

from £165 / night

£695 - £1295 / week

Book View

from £165 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Cailhavel

Aude / Cailhavel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Peaceful, relaxing, perfect holiday villa and location.” When we fist pulled up at the Villa we were so delighted it was everything we had hoped for and more from the moment we stepped out of the car we wished we had of booked for longer! The villa is  …see more

from £99 / night

£690 - £1337 / week

Book View

from £99 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Villa rental in Los Alcazares with shared pool

Los Alcazares / Pueblo Patricia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa in a perfect location” We have just returned from our holiday stay in this villa and we had a great time. This is a comfortable, well equipped and spacious quality property which we wouldn't hesitate to recommend. It is situated on a qui  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £625 / week

Book View

from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

95

Holiday cottage in Penmachno

Snowdonia National Park / Penmachno

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£420 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(18) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Midweek break” What a great little cottage so dog friendly has everything you need very clean and well kept.the village and surrounding area very dog friendly making it a relaxed holiday for both dogs and their families.  …see more

from £110 / night

£330 - £540 / week

Book View

from £110 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Gite letting in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful, calm and relaxing” Beautiful pool with lovely surrounding shrubs and the gorgeous smell of jasmine pervading the air. Could not see the Pyrenees from the gite as mostly clludy or bright and hazy. The photos on the website are quite old and  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £490 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

1