Spend a holiday in a country cottage

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 Ramsay At Airhouses

The Ramsay At Airhouses

Oxton, Lauder, Scotland

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Blackdown Cottage

Blackdown Cottage - Sussex

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Ford Old Hall Barn

Ford Old Hall Barn

Ford (Hamlet), Near Leek (Market town), Staffordshire Moorlands

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

The Cowshed At Manor House Farm Cottages

The Cowshed At Manor House Farm Cottages

Sheldon, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Benwell Cottage

Benwell Cottage - The Cotswolds

Upper Oddington, Moreton-on-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Tuck Barn At Manor Farm Barns

Tuck Barn Sitting Area

Lower Bodham, Holt, Norfolk

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4

Bedrooms

2

Nichols Barn At Manor Farm Barns

Nichols Barn Patio Garden Area

Lower Bodham, Holt, Norfolk

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4

Bedrooms

2

Carpenter’s Cottage At Betley Court Farm

Carpenter’s Cottage At Betley Court Farm

Betley, Near Keele , Nantwich and Crewe, Cheshire

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Kingfisher Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Kingfisher Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Saxtead, Woodbridge, Suffolk

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4

Bedrooms

2

Woodpecker Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Woodpecker Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Saxtead, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Woodpecker Lodge At Rural Roosts

Woodpecker Lodge At Rural Roosts

Stainfield, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Toads Breech At Weatherham Farm

Toads Breech At Weatherham Farm

Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

The Forge At Broadgate Farm Cottages

Forge at night

Walkington, Beverley, Yorkshire

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Swallows Barn At Fenteroon Farm Holiday Cottages

Swallows Barn At Fenteroon Farm Holiday Cottages

Camelford, Cornwall

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Spring Cottage

Romantic Luxury Cottage

Great Habton, Malton, Yorkshire

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

The Railway Carriage At Lavender Hill Holidays

The Railway Carriage At Lavender Hill Holidays

Halse, Taunton, Somerset

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4

Bedrooms

2

Nutcombe Cottage At Nutcombe Holiday Cottages

Nutcombe Cottage At Nutcombe Holiday Cottages

Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, North Devon

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

The Granary

Luxury Family Friendly Cottage at Granary Pickering

Snainton, Nr Pickering, Yorkshire

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

The Cider House At Nutcombe Holiday Cottages

Cider House rear at Nutcombe Holiday Cottages

Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, North Devon

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Cornflower Cottage At Lavender Hill Holidays

Cornflower Cottage At Lavender Hill Holidays

Halse, Taunton, Somerset

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Appletree Cottage At Torr House Cottages

Appletree Cottage At Torr House Cottages

Blisland, Cornwall

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Marsh Cottage At Camps Heath Barn

Marsh Cottage At Camps Heath Barn entrance and parking

Oulton, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Walnut Cottage At Rooke Cottages

Walnut Cottage At Rooke Cottages

Chapel Amble, Wadebridge, Cornwall

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Pound Cottage At Hilton Farm Holidays

Pound Cottage At Hilton Farm Holidays

Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Cider Barn At Riverside Farm

Cider Barn At Riverside Farm

East Cornworthy, Totnes, South Devon

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

The Trap House At Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages

The Trap House At Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages

Beeson, Near Kingsbridge, South Devon

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Chideock Cottage

Chideock Cottage

Chideock, Bridport, Dorset

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4

Bedrooms

2

Forest Cottage

Baby-friendly luxury cottage in Aviemore

Aviemore, Aviemore, Inverness-shire

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4

Bedrooms

2

Swallows Cottage

Swallows Cottage

Hampton, Dorchester, Dorset

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Badgers Holt

Badgers Holt

Buller Farm, Redruth, Cornwall

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Little Coombe At Bookham Court

Little Coombe At Bookham Court

Alton Pancras, Dorchester, Dorset

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Apple Cottage

Family-friendly Rural Retreat in Somerset

Pylle, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Barn Cottage At Tresarran Cottages

Barn Cottage At Tresarran Cottages

Herodsfoot, Liskeard, Cornwall

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Shippen Cottage At Tresarran Cottages

Shippen Cottage At Tresarran Cottages

Herodsfoot, Liskeard, Cornwall

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Lewis Longhouse

Luxury Rural Retreat on the Isle of Lewis

Back, The Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

Barley Cottage At River Nene Cottages

Barley Cottage At River Nene Cottages

Water Newton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Sleeps up to

4

Bedrooms

2

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.