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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 South Tyrol / Vipiteno

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£462 - £923 / week

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from £74 / night

(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

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from £15 / night

(5) Very Good 

12

Puy-de-Dome / La Bourboule

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£216 - £242 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Very Good 

33

Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

from £78 / night

£587 - £932 / week

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from £78 / night

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Salzburg Region / St. Michael im Lungau

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £125 / night

£875 - £1057 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Province of South Tyrol / Bressanone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £87 / night

£604 - £725 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

13

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

1 4 3 nights min

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

from £69 / night

£475 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Oslo ski chalet to rent.

Eastern Norway / Oslo

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £112 / night

£775 - £2069 / week

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from £112 / night

(22) Excellent 

14

Bagneres-de-Luchon ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Garonne / Bagneres-de-Luchon

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Totally awesome!” Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this very well catered apartment. We stayed with teenage children for a week's skiing. The apartment is a 10 minute walk from the ski-lift to the ski-station. All shops you need en-route. Everything  …see more

from £31 / night

£216 - £302 / week

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from £31 / night

(9) Very Good 

12

Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £46 / night

£319 - £453 / week

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from £46 / night

23

Tirol / Obernberg am Brenner

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

26

Cerkno ski home to rent.

Slovenian Littoral Region / Cerkno

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(8) Very Good 

15

Lozere / Le Pont-de-Montvert

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £33 / night

£216 - £675 / week

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from £33 / night

(39) Excellent 

19

Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing skiarea, great chalet and fantastic hosts with a relaxed atmosphere” Jodi and Renato were the best hosts. A great team:) The meels were perfect and well prepared. It was not a problem to adjust the menu during the stay. Great that kids got a s  …see more

from £75 / night

£299 - £400 / week

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from £75 / night

(40) Excellent 

32

Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and  …see more

from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Ski apartment to rent in Soldeu

Canillo Parish / Soldeu

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” We recently returned from Soldeu and stayed at the apartment (El Clos) and it was a fantastic experience. A huge thanks to Gary for being so helpful. The apartment now has fast internet and this is a huge improvement to the last time we st  …see more

from £180 / night

£700 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Canton of Bern / Kandersteg

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Vaujany

Isere / Vaujany

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £93 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £93 / night

(8) Very Good 

17

Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £60 / night

£561 - £863 / week

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from £60 / night

12

Savoie / Bessans

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£306 - £334 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet to rent in Nendaz

Canton of Valais / Nendaz

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £320 / night

£1600 / week

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from £320 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Soldeu ski apartment to rent.

Soldeu / Soldeu Village

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 195 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Superb apartment, great value, great location” Font apartments were great. We had an apartment on the very top floor over looking the mountains. The view was tremendous and the balcony was great for chilling with a beer after a long day on the slopes  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £1078 / week

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from £74 / night

(4) Excellent 

28

Ski apartment to rent in Maria Alm

Salzburg Region / Maria Alm

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“The secret ski area” Having skied for 25 years within Europe, 5 years ago we were given the opportunity to experience Maria Alm and we have not looked back! The apartment is very well appointed and within 5 minutes of all amenities required for a gre  …see more

from £80 / night

£420 - £1170 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Excellent 

35

Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would definitely go back again.  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

26

Vosges / Ventron

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £108 / night

£341 - £785 / week

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from £108 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £160 / night

£1117 / week

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from £160 / night

(4) Excellent 

28

Ski chalet to rent in Vacheresse

Haute-Savoie / Vacheresse

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £138 / night

£776 - £1983 / week

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from £138 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Ski cottage to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£270 - £440 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Ski chalet to rent in Tatranska Strba

Presov Region / Tatranska Strba

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and fabulous chalet” My family and I stayed at chalet bracken for a week from 14th December. We had a fantastic time in the resort of Strbrske pleso which is just a short drive or 5 minutes on the cog railway. The chalet is nicely p  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £455 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

26

Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Zell am See / Zellermoos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A great place in a great location for a winter holiday.” Beautifully appointed and very comfortable apartment with fantastic south facing views catching the afternoon sun. Very well located for the Zell am See and Kaprun ski areas both downhill and cr  …see more

from £88 / night

£600 - £930 / week

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from £88 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great location with amazing views” We spent a week here during the ski season and had a great time. The view from the apartment is amazing and we would love to return in the summer, when you could spend more time on the balcony. The apartment was  …see more

from £60 / night

£470 - £785 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

35

Fusch ski chalet to rent.

Salzburg Region / Fusch

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Aime ski chalet to rent.

Savoie / Aime

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Very Good 

22

Ski apartment to rent in La Chapelle-D'Abondance

Abondance / La Chapelle-D'Abondance

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £85 / night

£425 - £1395 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Vosges / Le Thillot

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £39 / night

£225 - £488 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Province of Belluno / Nevegal

2 6 1 night min

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

from £95 / night

£604 / week

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from £95 / night

(15) Very Good 

25

Ski apartment to rent in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ski
“A superbly positioned apartment for some fantastic skiing” We had a brief 4 day skiing holiday in Chatel staying in this superbly positioned apartment. Its great for the pistes at Super Chatel and Barbossine and a 5 minute drive to Pre La Joux. Barbos  …see more

from £50 / night

£150 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

13

Megève ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Megève

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well positioned comfortable ski lodge” Ski lodge on the mountain above Megeve. Nice quality finish to this apartment from the bedroom through to the kitchen and comfy lounge. Easy walk to the free ski bus and easy ski home. Travelling as a family of  …see more

from £150 / night

£1350 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Savoie / Villaroger

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£345 - £690 / week

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from £50 / night

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