Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (45481)

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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Province of Palermo / Cefalu

2 10 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £95 / night

£664 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Granada / Ugijar

4 10 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£825 - £925 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Stedham

Midhurst / Stedham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£425 - £888 / week

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from £70 / night

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Yucatan / Izamal

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£520 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Biot

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Biot

6 10 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £358 / night

£2500 / week

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from £358 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Almancil holiday villa rental

Faro District / Almancil

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £81 / night

£495 - £1850 / week

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from £81 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

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(3) Very Good 

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Eure-et-Loir / Illiers-Combray

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £113 / night

£785 / week

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from £113 / night

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Holiday private room in Jumieges

Seine-Maritime / Jumieges

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly

from £113 / night

£531 - £670 / week

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from £113 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Cheddar

Somerset / Cheddar

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £120 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Dalyan

Dalyan / Maras

9 21 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“Amazing villa with stunning view” We stayed as a large extended family in all three villa, children ranges from 1 to 15years. The villa were truly amazing with spectacular views without being overlooked. The owners were so helpful and assisted with  …see more

from £260 / night

£1600 - £2900 / week

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from £260 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Great Bernera

Isle of Lewis / Great Bernera

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable cottage in a beautiful location” The cottage was everything we hoped for - clean, comfortable and warm. The views from all the windows were stunning and we had great walks on our doorstep. We didn't get as far as Bosta Beach but the walk  …see more

from £90 / night

£610 / week

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from £90 / night

22

Holiday lodge with shared pool in Otterham

Boscastle / Otterham

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £57 / night

£399 / week

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from £57 / night

15

Portimao / Praia da Rocha

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £21 / night

£145 - £230 / week

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from £21 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Kelso

Borders / Kelso

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£650 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Siena

Province of Siena / Siena

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 105 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £154 / night

£1078 - £2147 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Ski chalet to rent in Crans-Montana

Canton of Valais / Crans-Montana

9 16 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ski

from £259 / night

£4095 - £14656 / week

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from £259 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Galan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Galan

4 10 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
“Bask in the beauty, comfort and culture of the Douce Folly in the foothills of the Haute-Pyrénées” I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing week at La Douce Folly in September of 2013. The house has been lovingly restored and renovated; it exudes charm, comfo  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 / week

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from £84 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Birlingham holiday cottage rental

Worcestershire / Birlingham

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Just What We Hoped For - Planning To Visit Again.” A lovely cottage and garden. So peaceful. Good position for getting about by car. Everything you want from this part of England is within reasonable reach. You are not too far from Wales either  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday studio in Psili Ammos

Sámos / Psili Ammos

Studio 4 Min stay varies

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

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Holiday cottage in Welcombe

Devon / Welcombe

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets

from £27 / night

£185 - £390 / week

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from £27 / night

24

Holiday home in Aberfoyle

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Aberfoyle

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£340 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Altea la Vella

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect place to discover costa Blanca with children” Casa Vicky is very well located near altea la Vella (small supermarkets, bakery, pharmacy, etc) and the highway (to Alicante for dinner or to Javea to the nice beaches). The villa is very quiet,  …see more

from £164 / night

£1145 / week

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from £164 / night

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Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Trebedan holiday farmhouse rental

Cotes-d'Armor / Trebedan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
“Great property in a great location.” Great property in a great location. The property is a period farmhouse which is well-equipped and modernised whilst retaining much character. It is situated in a rural, quaint village and is accessible from Calais  …see more

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Guest house rental in Javea with golf nearby

Javea / Montgo Valls

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Montcuq with swimming pool

Montcuq / Valprionde

5 8 Min stay varies

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

from £69 / night

£480 - £1850 / week

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from £69 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Kalkan holiday villa rental

Antalya Province / Kalkan

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa with amazing views” We have just returned from two relaxing weeks at Villa Cukur, a really lovely villa with amazing views. The pool area is delightful with comfortable loungers for relaxing and a shaded eating area. Mehmet was great,ch  …see more

from £102 / night

£710 - £1100 / week

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from £102 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Nerja

Nerja / Oasis de Capistrano

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool
“We really enjoyed our stay at casita de suenos!” We had a fantastic trip. Loved the villa with the fabulous terrace. It had all we needed and we would highly recommend!! The overall complex is great. Will definitely be returning!!!  …see more

from £32 / night

£230 - £365 / week

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from £32 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Lourinha holiday villa rental

Lisbon District / Lourinha

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £124 / night

£863 / week

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from £124 / night

23

Haute-Corse / Moltifao

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £52 / night

£363 - £561 / week

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from £52 / night

20

Calpe holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Calpe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £37 / night

£254 - £1159 / week

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from £37 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Worcester

Worcestershire / Worcester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“This cottage is a must for anybody staying in this area.” This cottage is set in a most beautiful location, with stunning views and tranquillity to match.Our weekend away was for a family gathering. The location was ideal; away from the hustle and bus  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Villa rental in Salema

Faro District / Salema

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful Villa in great location” Our extended family enjoyed a fantastic stay in this beautiful villa. With four large bedrooms with en-suite facilities, there is plenty of room to accommodate everybody. The villa is very well furnished, beautifully  …see more

from £199 / night

£1399 - £4449 / week

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from £199 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Media Valle del Serchio

Lucca / Media Valle del Serchio

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £139 / night

£895 - £1395 / week

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from £139 / night

24

Holiday farmhouse rental

Haute-Vienne / Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche

3 12 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £300 / night

£1950 - £3400 / week

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from £300 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in La Herradura

Almunecar / La Herradura

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £81 / night

£561 - £707 / week

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from £81 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Rathdrum holiday lodge rental

County Wicklow / Rathdrum

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £63 / night

£432 / week

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from £63 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wilderness

Wilderness / Garden Route

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

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Entrecasteaux holiday home rental

Var / Entrecasteaux

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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