Holiday in a country retreat

Rural Retreats

Verdant open countryside, incredible coastal vistas, plunging valleys and rolling hills - a rural retreat can energise the body and inspire the mind. Here at Handpicked Cottages, we have a great selection of rural retreats and luxury country cottages to give you a relaxing escape into the peace of the UK countryside. Staying in a farm cottage or rural holiday property, you will find yourself slowing down the pace and appreciating the smaller details in life, from the warm of the summer breeze to the sound of the morning birdsong. Whether you're looking for a couples rural retreat or a family farm to rent, we have a great selection. Whichever of our rural houses for rent you choose, we know that you will find your perfect hideaway at Handpicked Cottages.

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The Smithy At Keld Head Cottages

The Smithy At Keld Head Cottages

Keld Head, Pickering, North Yorkshire

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Crook A Beck Barn

Crook A Beck Barn

Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria

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Corn Keep At Wooldown Holiday Cottages

Corn Keep At Wooldown Holiday Cottages

Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall

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Moonshine At Wooldown Holiday Cottages

Moonshine At Wooldown Holiday Cottages

Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall

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Bijou At Wooldown Holiday Cottages

Bijou At Wooldown Holiday Cottages

Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall

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Dreamcatcher At Wooldown Holiday Cottages

Dreamcatcher At Wooldown Holiday Cottages

Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall

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Smugglers Cottage At Berehayes Holiday Cottages

Jacuzzi

Whitchurch Canonicorum, Lyme Regis, Dorset

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The Willows Cottage At Character Farm Cottages

The Willows Cottage At Character Farm Cottages

Langton Herring, Weymouth, Dorset

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The Brambles Cottage At Character Farm Cottages

The Brambles Cottage At Character Farm Cottages

Langton Herring, Weymouth, Dorset

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The Retreat At Cheviot Holiday Cottages

The Retreat Luxury

Ingram Valley, Alnwick, Northumberland

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Badger’s Set At Foxton Locks Lodges

Hot Tub

Foxton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

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The Temple At Stancombe

The Temple At Stancombe

Dursley, Gloucestershire

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Holt Stable At Holt Farm Holidays

Holt Stable At Holt Farm Holidays

Michaelchurch Escley, near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

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The Lamb At Pennard Hill Farm

The Lamb At Pennard Hill Farm

East Pennard, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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The Borrowers At Olde Farm Holiday Cottages

Banham, Norfolk

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The Bullpen At Kempley Barns

The Bullpen At Kempley Barns

Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

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The Retreat At Timberstone

The Retreat At Timberstone

Clee Stanton, Ludlow, Shropshire

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Hazelrigg At Howscales

Hazelrigg At Howscales

Kirkoswald, Penrith, Cumbria

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The Shippon At Mirefoot

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Burneside, Kendal, Cumbria

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Aster Cottage

Aster Cottage

Kirkoswald, Penrith, Cumbria

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Twitchers At Mirefoot

Luxury Bedroom

Burneside, Kendal, Cumbria

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Cider Cottage

Cider Cottage

Combe Florey, Taunton, Somerset

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Winnow Nook At Damgate Farm

Winnow Nook At Winnow Barns

Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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Shepherds View Barn At Dufton Barn Holidays

Shepherds View Barn At Dufton Barn Holidays

Dufton, Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria

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Field View One Bedroom Lodge At Athelington Hall

Field View One Bedroom Lodge At Athelington Hall

Horham, Eye, Suffolk

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Deerstalker At Portnellan

Deerstalker At Portnellan

Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Scotland

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Fisher At Portnellan

Fisher At Portnellan

Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Scotland

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The Hovel At Housedean

The Hovel At Housedean

Brighton Road, Lewes, East Sussex

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Swallow Barn

Swallow Barn

Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon

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Lapwing At Portnellan

Lapwing At Portnellan

Glen Dochart, Crianlarich, Scotland

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The Byre At Morrells Wood Farm

The Byre At Morrells Wood Farm

Leighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Shepherds Lodge At Morrells Wood Farm

Shepherds Lodge At Morrells Wood Farm

Leighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Swingletree At Park Farm Holiday Cottages

Swingletree at Park Farm Holiday Cottages

Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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The Coach House

The Coach House - Shropshire

Clunton, Craven Arms, Shropshire

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Woodpeckers At Woody Park

Woodpeckers At Woody Park

Bradfield, Cullompton, Devon

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Clava Cottage At Gask House Farm

Clava Cottage At Gask House Farm

Inverarnie, Inverness, Inverness-shire

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Rural Holiday Cottages

Why enjoy a luxury, rural retreat with Handpicked Cottages?

Nature has a truly restorative power, bringing peace of mind and inspiration to all those who spend time in the great outdoors. The UK is home to some stunning landscapes, from mountains and lakes to sandy coves, which makes a rural retreat the perfect option for couples, families and groups. We have plenty of rural houses to rent. 

Escape for a rural retreat 

Enjoy a refrain from the hustle and bustle of the city with a rural retreat. A holiday in one of our rural houses for rent is a brilliant way to de-stress and relax. Country cottages provide the perfect respite from all the hustle and bustle!  Breathe in the fresh air, go for leisurely strolls through the countryside, or explore ancient history without the crowds and queues during your countryside break.

Connect with nature in a country cottage 

For many of us, day-to-day life involves more time looking at a screen than at the world outside the window. For your next holiday, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature staying in our country accommodation. Fabulous farm cottages or coastal castles, the choice is yours. Located in some of the most naturally stunning parts of the UK, we have everything from farm cottages in the Scottish Highlands to coastal lodges near Dorset's famous Durdle Door.