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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Secluded But Within 5 Minutes Of Picturesque Village And Shops, 10 Minutes To The River Dordogne

Strikingly stylish in an enviable and beautiful location, this property has been restored to a high standard for the 2014 season. Large open plan living areas and well proportioned bedrooms give a real sense of light and space. This has been accen...

10 Miles From The Attractive North Norfolk Coast

4* comfortable well equipped cottage. This cottage is suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs or who wish to bring grandparents with them easy parking close to the cottage in the fenced garden and a large garage.

Peaceful Location On The Outskirt Of The Village

Comfortable well equipped cottage overlooking the meadows of Colkirk hall farm. Spacious fenced garden and large parking area. Patio with garden furniture. 2 miles from the market town of Fakenham.

Stunning Modern Villa With Sea Views, Pool And Luxury Amenities Near To Beaches And Much More

This delightful modern villa is situated in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, one mile to the west of the charming fishing village of Burgau at Quinta da Forteleza. Salema is a mile further along the coast. The picturesque and secluded beach of C...

Idyllic Location With A Large Garden Surrounded By Farms

Chalet Peter is a delightful, well furnished house a short distance from Zell am See, Kaprun and the Grossklockner high alpine trail. The large garden and homely atmosphere of the house (179 square meters of living space) provides a great place to...
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