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UK rural retreats (15)

From the quaint Cotswolds to the tranquil Lake District, we have thousands of rural retreats around the UK that will give you the perfect peaceful break.


Choose a charming holiday cottage in Cornwall, Devon or on the Isle of Wight, or find an exquisitely converted farmhouse in the Peak District or the Lakes. Snowdonia National Park and the Scottish Highlands both provide mesmerising backdrops for your stay.


Some of our UK 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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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Dollar

Clackmannanshire / Dollar

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect for a family holiday in Scotland” We were 4 adults and 3 children and we really enjoyed our stay in this house. The house is well equipped with kitchenware, games, books and a good wifi connection. Additionally, there is a good information fol  …see more

from £70 / night

£460 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

10

Villa rental in Dirleton with golf nearby

North Berwick / Dirleton

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect house, perfect location, perfect host!” We stayed at yellowcraigs for weekend in september to celebrate Granny's 92nd birthday. our party was made up of 12 people ageing from 9 months to 92 and everyone was well catered for. The weekend  …see more

from £820 / night

£5000 / week

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from £820 / night

(29) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa in Elie

Fife / Elie

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fabulous place to stay - book now!” Superb house & fabulous setting. The height of luxury, with everything one needs & more. Beautifully furnished. We were also lucky enough to have hot weather that weekend in Elie (first weekend of June 20  …see more

from £350 / night

£1850 - £2500 / week

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from £350 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa with shared pool in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Our coastal villa is situated on a quite holiday park with Pool and entertainment complex. Refurbished in December 2016 to a high standard our 3 bedroom villas sleep 5 in a double, twin and single and with lounge diner and fully equipped kitchen, you have everything yo  …see more

from £78 / night

£300 - £739 / week

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from £78 / night

(68) Excellent 

20

Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home away from home” An amazing property for our holiday, loved everything about it. Graham gave us a warm welcome. The villa was beautifully decorated and well equipped. The location was also great, we fitted so much into our week away.  …see more

from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Average 

27

Crail holiday villa rental

Fife / Crail

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Sea Neuk Crail a delightful cosy holiday retreat” We found Sea Neuk in Crail to be a delightful cosy holiday home overlooking the sea, directly above the harbour and in an ideal position to explore the surrounding country, play golf or just relax. Th  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(43) Excellent 

24

Holiday villa rental

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Fab weekend for dads 80th birthday” Great house well equipped fantastic coal fire very welcoming. Lovely fresh eggs from the chicken coup. Ideal for kids and older genaration.  …see more

from £160 / night

£995 - £1695 / week

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from £160 / night

(17) Excellent 

16

Villa rental in Ardfern

Argyll and Bute / Ardfern

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“FABULOUS STAY IN A WONDERFUL LOCATION” Stayed in Stronefield Cottage from 28th December 2016 - 3rd January 2017. The cottage was very roomy with 4 lovely bedrooms. The kitchen area was huge and large enough for 6 adults 3 kids and a baby. The views fr  …see more

from £130 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Excellent 

37

Speyside holiday villa rental

Elgin / Speyside

9 17 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Golfing, Fishing, Clay shooting, Outdoors, Beaches, Hiking, Single Malt Whisky Trail, Castles and Gardens. We have a minimum stay of 3 nights and 4 nights during high season.  …see more

from £493 / night

£2535 - £3520 / week

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from £493 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Villa rental in Bala with golf nearby

Snowdonia National Park / Bala

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Child friendly
A most impressive Victorian Villa in an elevated position overlooking the market town of Bala in the Snowdonia National Park. Sensitively renovated for a clean, contemporary feel. Centally located yet peaceful and private. A quality group, team or multi- family venue.  …see more

from £310 / night

£1095 - £2000 / week

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from £310 / night

(1) Very Good 

16

Holiday villa in Arrochar

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Arrochar

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Master bedroom with ensuite and dressing area, balcony deck, two other double bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge with balcony deck surrounding two sides, dining area, superb kitchen, utility room, sauna, garage. Level front door access suitable for disabled or infirm<br  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

(13) Very Good 

20

Holiday villa in Hayle

Cornwall / Hayle

9 20 3 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The Big Beach House is ideal for groups of surfers and windsurfers, being right on what is probably the finest beach in Cornwall. It is also very popular for big family gatherings, special birthdays, hen parties and wedding guests. We have beds for 20 people in 8 bedr  …see more

from £600 / night

£3000 / week

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from £600 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Strachur

Argyll and Bute / Strachur

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Kenmore holiday cottage has a glorious location on the east shores of Loch Fyne in the village of Strachur, Argyll.  …see more

from £120 / night

£663 - £1124 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday villa in Lochgilphead

Lochgilphead / Crinan Harbour

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Yealand House enjoys a stunning hillside position with spectacular views over Crinan Harbour to the sound of Jura, Scarba and The Gulf of Corryvreckan.  …see more

from £133 / night

£726 - £1166 / week

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from £133 / night

(9) Excellent 

22

Gwynedd / Porthmadog

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night