Rural retreats

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Rural HolidaysWhen work has been dragging on and the pressures of daily life have been getting you down, take time out and escape to a cosy rural retreat. Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility of the remote countryside for the chance to really sit back and unwind. Whether you wish to enjoy outdoor activities or simply sit back and enjoy the view during your country holiday, surrounding yourself with spectacular scenery is the best way to relax, recuperate and recharge.

A country property is a great option for those who enjoy the outdoor life. The landscape you'll see during a rural retreat provides the perfect backdrop for a huge range of adventure activities, from country walking to mountain biking, climbing to horse riding and golf to fishing. Whatever activities you like, escaping to a country house allows you to enjoy your favourite pastime amongst breathtaking scenery. Renting a rural property or country home, away from the global brands found in cities and tourist resorts, also allows for a more authentic cultural experience and the chance to truly appreciate country life. So if you’re looking to get away from it all, with thousands of holiday homes in great rural locations across the world, we’re sure to have the perfect rural property for your dream countryside holiday.

 

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Tuscany

Farmhouses in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is considered to have some of the most beautiful landscape in Europe. Country walking holidays are a great way to discover your own special part of Tuscany and to simply enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset is truly magical.

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Cornwall

Country houses in Cornwall, England

The wild moorlands and rugged coastline of the West Country never fails to inspire visitors. The diverse natural landscape makes Cornwall a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts and is perfect if you’re looking for a weekend sailing, golfing or walking.

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Provence

Country holidays in Provence, France

The warm climate, idyllic countryside and charming villages make Provence one of the most popular destinations in the world. This stunning rural setting is perfect for activity holidays and the opportunity to experience French country life.

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Scottish Highlands

Country holidays in the Highlands, Scotland

There are few rural retreats with the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Self catering holiday cottages in Scotland provide the perfect base to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery and outdoor adventure activities the British Isles has to offer.

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Andalusia

Rural Retreats in Andalusia, Spain

The sun drenched province of Andalusia has some of the most diverse landscapes in Europe, making it perfect for outdoor activity holidays. Away from the Costas you'll find a unique opportunity to experience traditional Spanish country life.

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If you're looking to rural retreats as an escape to the country, whether it be for a family holiday, weekend break or romantic getaway, we have a fantastic range of self catering holiday homes in spectacular rural destinations in Europe and beyond. In France we have a great selection of farmhouses and rural gites in idyllic locations across the Dordogne, Loire Valley and Provence. The Andalusia province of Southern Spain has some outstanding rural villas and in Italy we have a wonderful selection of traditional farmhouses in Tuscany and neighbouring Umbria. For something a little different, choose a country house in great adventure holiday hotspots across Austria, Switzerland and Bulgaria. Closer to home, we have a wide selection of rural lettings in popular rural retreat destinations across the British Isles, from the wild moorlands of Devon and Cornwall, to the rolling hills of Gloucestershire, or the majestic peaks of the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands.

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Enjoy All That Cornwall Has To Offer During And Return In The Evening For Peace And Relaxation

All the cottages have beamed ceilings, some of which are low, log fires and are comfortably furnished and equipped for all of your self catering needs, to four star standards. Each cottage has it's own private garden and access to BBQ areas, child...

Charming, Pet Friendly Loft with Mountain Views on 200 acre Farm

Charming loft located on private farm property. Just 4 miles from Luray Caverns and Shopping. Decorated in soothing shades of periwinkle, blue and cream. Hand-picked antiques and collectibles will feel like home. Relax in the spacious living room...

Hidden Away Yet Close To Both Penzance And St Ives, And To Stunning Beaches And Sandy Coves

Set in 7 acres of private woodland, Rosemerryn is a former artist’s residence, built for Benjamin Leder at the turn of the twentieth century. With spacious bedrooms, a big farmhouse kitchen and a large lounge which, having once been the artist's s...

Luxurious Eco-Friendly RavensWood Retreat Whidbey Island - Coupeville

Luxurious, private and newly remodeled eco-friendly “green” retreat. RavensWood Retreat is the perfect inspirational retreat for writers, artists, adventurers, photographers or for anyone who wants to get away from the hectic city life and reconne...

Honeysuckle Lodge - a cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms

Honeysuckle Lodge is a very nicely furnished self-catering cottage with character, set where the countryside meets the seaside. Located close to the Wittering in West Sussex, the cottage benefits from a peaceful rural setting, is within walking di...

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