Rural retreats

When 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  6. 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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