Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (79402)

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 barn with golf nearby in Carmarthen

Carmarthenshire / Carmarthen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £90 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

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Estepona holiday villa rental

Costa del Sol / Estepona

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £123 / night

£857 - £2005 / week

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from £123 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ski villa to rent in Vivo d'Orcia

Province of Siena / Vivo d'Orcia

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £86 / night

£531 - £941 / week

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from £86 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Anna Maria Island holiday cottage rental

Florida / Anna Maria Island

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Quaint cottage in nice area” I've written this review after coming across the cottage again whilst browsing this website. I realised that I hadn't written a review after our stay. This little cottage is perfect for a couple. It's in a lovely part o
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from £104 / night

£727 - £835 / week

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from £104 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

9 20 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing...” I booked Howells Mere as a surprise for my husband's 30th birthday. There were 20 of us including the older generation, children and teenagers. We rented both HM 27 and 28 for the weekend. Kasha, Stephanie were wonderful and answered a
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from £90 / night

£2395 - £4400 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Vinci

Vinci / Salvino

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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Holiday gite in Verfeuil

Gard / Verfeuil

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £190 / night

£1742 / week

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from £190 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hunmanby Gap holiday apartment rental

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £50 / night

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Villa rental in Andoya

Andoy Municipality / Andoya

7 11 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £186 / night

£863 / week

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from £186 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach / Tankovo

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £682 / night

£4768 / week

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from £682 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Seillans

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Seillans

6 10 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location for a splendid holiday with your family and friends” We enjoyed two weeks with friends and family at this location in July 2013. The house is very nice. Inside space enough to accomodate all of us (4 adults and 3 teenagers).The garden
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from £234 / night

£1638 - £2500 / week

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from £234 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Callington holiday cottage rental

Callington / St Ann's Chapel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Family Holiday” Me, my partner and my 2 boys (11 & 9 yrs) stayed in the lodge. We found the place clean and fully equipped with everything we needed. The facilities within the facility were brilliant for the children. We had a fantastic h
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from £90 / night

£395 - £995 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Barbati

Corfu / Barbati

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £113 / night

£544 - £1147 / week

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from £113 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Lazio / Rome

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £182 / night

£1207 - £1328 / week

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from £182 / night

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Holiday studio in Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda

Pyrenees-Orientales / Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £39 / night

£220 / week

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from £39 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Kelso holiday cottage rental

Borders / Kelso

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful house in excellent location!” The house is beautiful and very tasteful in decoration. All appliances and furnishings of excellent quality. Very comfortable beds and great quality bedlinen. Upstairs bathroom amazing! Bedrooms had loads of
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from £140 / night

£600 - £735 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday apartment in Benidorm

Costa Blanca / Benidorm

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £49 / night

£339 - £764 / week

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from £49 / night

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Villa rental in Zurrieq with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Zurrieq

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £163 / night

£755 - £3988 / week

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from £163 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

13

Zinnowitz holiday condo rental

Usedom Island / Zinnowitz

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

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Capvern-les-Bains ski apartment to rent.

Hautes-Pyrenees / Capvern-les-Bains

1 2 21 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 21 nights min
  • Ski
  • Ask about pets

from £25 / night

£173 / week

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from £25 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Gaerllwyd

Chepstow / Gaerllwyd

3 4 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £140 / night

£598 - £863 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca / Puerto Pollensa Marina

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £136 / night

£948 - £2022 / week

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from £136 / night

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Holiday manor house in Mezangers

Mayenne / Mezangers

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Private garden

Pricing unknown

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Holiday gite in Montagnac

Herault / Montagnac

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £225 / night

£1466 / week

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from £225 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Peniscola

Province of Castellon / Peniscola

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £80 / night

£279 - £470 / week

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from £80 / night

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Apartment rental in Cap-d'Agde with shared pool

Agde / Cap-d'Agde

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool

from £52 / night

£345 - £535 / week

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from £52 / night

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Holiday apartment in Sant'Antioco

Isola di Sant Antioco / Sant'Antioco

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £41 / night

£259 - £647 / week

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from £41 / night

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Chalet rental in Ambeyrac with shared pool

Aveyron / Ambeyrac

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £310 / night

£504 / week

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from £310 / night

24

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Ramatuelle

Saint-Tropez / Ramatuelle

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £678 / night

£4742 / week

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from £678 / night

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Holiday home in Bucharest City

Bucharest / Bucharest City

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

Pricing unknown

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Sinalunga

Province of Siena / Sinalunga

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £247 / night

£1725 - £3363 / week

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from £247 / night

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Margate holiday apartment rental

Margate / Cliftonville

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£500 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday hotel apartment with shared pool in Dalyan

Mugla Province / Dalyan

1 1 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£319 - £353 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Condo rental in Radovici

Tivat Municipality / Radovici

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

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Home rental in Villasimius

Province of Cagliari / Villasimius

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £807 / week

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from £46 / night

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Gambassi Terme holiday apartment rental

Province of Florence / Gambassi Terme

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£363 - £380 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

B&b letting in Fréjus

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Fréjus

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Car not necessary

from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dalyan holiday bungalow rental

Dalyan / Sedir Resort

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£645 - £679 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday apartment in San Vito dei Normanni

Province of Brindisi / San Vito dei Normanni

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

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