Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (33637)

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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(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(9) Very Good 

17

Matfield holiday cottage rental

Royal Tunbridge Wells / Matfield

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location” Quiet , clean, super spot convenient for Tunbridge Wells. Owner very quick to respond to enquiries . On hand for any help you may need. Very well care for property . Good parking spot too.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £961 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Holiday bungalow in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £49 / night

£280 - £530 / week

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from £49 / night

(6) Very Good 

9

Amarante holiday apartment rental

Amarante / Chapa

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Good Stay” Nice central location not far from Porto and a good base to explore the north of Portugal and its historical cities, sites and mountain regions.  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage letting

Aberdeenshire / Banchory

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(36) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place to stay” We are visiting from the US and this house is the first part of a two month stay in the UK. If all of our houses are as nice as this one, we will have a wonderful stay. Everything about this house is perfect. There was neve  …see more

from £76 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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from £76 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor  …see more

from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Ban Tai

Ko Samui / Ban Tai

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £135 / night

£925 / week

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from £135 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llangollen

Denbighshire / Llangollen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£300 - £390 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

14

Carcassonne holiday apartment rental

Aude / Carcassonne

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, great facilities!” Stayed for a week at the lovely Hibiscus House. Very well located just 20 minutes walk from Cite carcassonne in a residential street. The gite is very well laid our with excellent use of space for a couple or family  …see more

from £64 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £64 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Home rental in Fayence with swimming pool

Var / Fayence

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £185 / night

£1294 - £2414 / week

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from £185 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded Expectations” Sea Gem certainly lives up to the reviews and website details. The property is stylish, comfortable and inhabits an excellent location with outstanding views. I spent hours just watching the sea. The beach is a two minute wal  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 - £1099 / week

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from £99 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

Holiday home in Castle Cary

Somerset / Castle Cary

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £240 / night

£1600 - £1635 / week

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from £240 / night

(14) Very Good 

22

Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect in every way” Stunning 5***** villa in a peaceful location. Friendly and helpful owners. Quiet location is a bit of trek from town (30-40 mins walk) but taxi is only 4 euros to centre or 5 to Marina Rubicon. Would not hesitate to recommend. Wi  …see more

from £82 / night

£568 - £1575 / week

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from £82 / night

(7) Excellent 

23

Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Sparrebosch Golf Estate

Knysna / Sparrebosch Golf Estate

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“5* Awesome-Best of the best” Fabulous property with a stunning location 180 degree views of the golf course and ocean from nearly every room Rooms are huge and everything is clean and immaculate Had everything needed for a wonderful vacation - pool  …see more

from £280 / night

£1960 / week

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from £280 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, tennis court in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Large suburban Mas” This villa was ideally situated 20 mins walk from the centre of Sorgue where there were plenty of restaurants for eating out.The Villa was large with plenty of activity facilities,a good large pool (in the shade in the morning)Plen  …see more

from £308 / night

£1725 - £3535 / week

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from £308 / night

(41) Excellent 

17

Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(67) Excellent 

19

Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c  …see more

from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £225 / night

(32) Excellent 

23

Littlestone-on-Sea holiday studio rental

Kent / Littlestone

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Love this place, it is a little treasure.” We love paddock house, it has all you need for a relaxing stay. Near Dungeness, Hyth and beautiful Romney marsh.  …see more

from £45 / night

£257 / week

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from £45 / night

(9) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“delightful holiday home” We really enjoyed our short family break and found the cottage to be very comfortable and the owners very helpful. It is in a lovely peaceful spot,( great looking out on the water watching the swans in the morning, ) but only  …see more

from £120 / night

£520 - £1080 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) Excellent 

31

Bowness-on-Windermere holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect Apartment” Great location....excellent accommodation.....all you need is on site....just fantastic....what more can I say....  …see more

from £110 / night

£485 - £1022 / week

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from £110 / night

(48) Excellent 

23

Holiday bungalow in Poulton Le Fylde

Lancashire / Poulton Le Fylde

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent short stay” We were a group of 4 girls staying for 2 nights whilst attending a wedding at nearby Great Hall. Carole greeted us on arrival and ensured we had everything we needed. A welcome pack of essential food items had been left for us wh  …see more

from £67 / night

£300 - £470 / week

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from £67 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect Stay” Delightful apartment which was very comfortable, well equipped with some very nice authentic touches. Felicity and Chris made us feel extremely welcome and made our stay all the more pleasurable. Fort Augustus is perfectly located for  …see more

from £75 / night

£435 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Siniscola / La Caletta

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £22 / night

£151 - £574 / week

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from £22 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better! The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice. Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £690 / week

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from £55 / night

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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

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Arco da Calheta

Calheta / Arco da Calheta

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful and relaxing villa...” We were looking for somewhere a little special to holiday and celebrate our anniversary somewhere quiet and beautiful. We were certainly not disappointed with our stay at loreto luxury villa which is built into the cli  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1099 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

22

Holiday log cabin accommodation

Worcester / Brockamin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfectly quiet and peaceful.” Our holiday here was exactly what we were looking for. The accommodation was new, cosy, comfortable and included plenty of nice welcoming touches. Our children stepped outside every morning into a safe and enclosed orc  …see more

from £120 / night

£550 - £1025 / week

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from £120 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fornells / Playas de Fornells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool
“A wonderful location” This apartment suited us perfectly; close to the pool and the beach, fabulous views from the terraces, lovely safe gardens and easy to walk to some great, friendly restaurants. We spent the first week exploring the island, and th  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £60 / night

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Lot / Limogne-en-Quercy

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£345 / week

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from £52 / night

(30) Excellent 

28

Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fab! Cozy, charming, unique, clean and warm!” Excellent! Great stay in a lovely cottage tucked away in Whittlesey. Excellent features, facilities and furniture throughout. Made our weekend very special! :-)  …see more

from £70 / night

£340 - £475 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Home rental in Brixham

English Riviera / Brixham

9 20 3 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Family House” I booked to stay at Ranscombe House for Christmas and we all had a brilliant time! The house far exceeded our expectations - it was spacious yet cosy and there was plenty of room for the entire family to relax without feeling o  …see more

from £425 / night

£1700 - £3100 / week

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from £425 / night

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Herault / Beziers

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£216 - £871 / week

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from £52 / night

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Holiday home in Aubas

Montignac / Aubas

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £63 / night

£307 - £552 / week

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from £63 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Torrevieja Area with shared pool

Torrevieja Area / La Florida

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £38 / night

£259 / week

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from £38 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Stadtkyll

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £24 / night

£151 - £296 / week

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from £24 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Whitegate

County Cork / Whitegate

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£345 - £475 / week

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from £87 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sorrentine Peninsula holiday home rental

Sorrento / Sorrentine Peninsula

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful villa with great views of Capri” Beautiful villa with great view of Capri We really enjoyed our stay in this villa. Nunzio was very efficient in answering questions, arranging transportation, and setting up tours. The villa is beautiful a  …see more

from £147 / night

£1026 - £2690 / week

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from £147 / night

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Holiday home in Ramelton

County Donegal / Ramelton

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£395 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Average 

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Landes / Messanges

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£345 - £518 / week

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from £50 / night

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