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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Top 5 rural retreats


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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More rural properties

Apartments in Residence Boomerang near the beach in Punta Prosciutto

The Boomerang is a small residence that has 5 other housing solutions. Each apartment can be rented individually, as each one is independent. The property has a total of 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5 living-dining room, 2 large terraces and municipal...

Elegant 5 bedroom villa just 1.5 km from the sea.

Villa is Comellar is a beautiful holiday home ideal for furnished and decorated with style which is accessed via a private driveway nice families. The house has capacity for 10 people in 5 rooms on 2 floors. It also offers air conditioning in all ...

Apartment Zar - between George Clooney's villa and the famous Villa d´Este

Apartment Zar is a spacious and luxury apartment located in a recently restored 19th-century villa in Laglio, just 100 m from the famous George Clooney's residence. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance (500 m/550 yds), and the lake sh...

Villa Elysis - an elegant 19th century villa with park, pool and full-time staff

Villa Elysis is situated between Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi and is only 15 minutes from the delightful small city city of Lucca. From here, all of Tuscany is within easy reach. Lucca is just 12 km away, Pisa 17 km, the elegant beaches of the Ve...

Villa Puglia - in a lush garden with pool, walk to the beach & village!

Villa Puglia is a large historic sea view villa in a in a lush Mediterranean garden only 50 m from the sea. Located on the Adriatic coast in the south of Italy (the heel), it is a delightful and romantic setting, surrounded by gardens planted with...

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