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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Geltsdale At Howscales

Geltsdale At Howscales

Kirkoswald, Penrith, Cumbria

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Ty Twt At East Jordeston Cottages

Ty Twt At East Jordeston Cottages

St. Florence, Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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3

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2

Lumley Cottage

Lumley Cottage

Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering, North Yorkshire

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3

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The Carriage House At The Hyning Estate

The Carriage House At The Hyning Estate

Grayrigg, Kendal, Cumbria

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3

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Cedar Cottage At Highland Holiday Cottages

Highland Holiday Cottages

Crubenbeg, Newtonmore, Scotland

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Tree Barn At Kernock Cottages

Tree Barn At Kernock Cottages

Pillaton, Saltash, Cornwall

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4

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Sandbed Cottage

Sandbed Cottage

Fell End, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

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Cockle Kitty Cottage

Cockle Kitty Cottage

Ednam, Kelso, Scottish Borders

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4

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The Milkshed

The Milkshed, East Devon

Luppitt, Nr Honiton, Devon

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Meadows' Edge At Middlehead Cottages

Meadows' Edge At Middlehead Cottages

Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire

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The Old Bakehouse At Field Farm

The Old Bakehouse At field Farm

Church Road, North Leigh, Oxfordshire OX29 6TX

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Brock Cottage At Middlehead Cottages

Brock Cottage At Middlehead Cottages

Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire

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Rose Cottage

Romantic Hot Tub Cottage in North Devon

Middle Village, High Bickington, Devon

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Meadow Cottage At Twistgates Farm Cottages

Meadow Cottage At Twistgates Farm Cottages

Upottery, Nr Honiton, Devon

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Dippal Lodge

Dippal Lodge

Muirkirk, Cumnock, Scotland

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4

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The Milkhouse At The Artisan Bakehouse

The Milkhouse At The Artisan Bakehouse

Horsebridge Common, Ashurst, West Sussex

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4

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North Wing

North Wing, Acton Castle, Cornwall

Marazion, Penzance, Cornwall

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The Barn

The Barn - Herefordshire

Old House Farm, Newton St Margarets, Herefordshire

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4

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Garden Bank Cottage

Garden Bank Cottage

Ednam, Kelso, Scottish Borders

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The Ramsay At Airhouses

The Ramsay At Airhouses

Oxton, Lauder, Scotland

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4

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Fron Haul At Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages

Fron Haul At Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages

Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire

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Blackdown Cottage

Blackdown Cottage - Sussex

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex

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Ford Old Hall Barn

Ford Old Hall Barn

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

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4

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Yr Ydlan At Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages

Yr Ydlan At Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages

Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire

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Yr Ffald At Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages

Yr Ffald At Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages

Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire

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4

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Ger Y Llyn At Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages

Ger Y Llyn At Cwm Connell Coastal Cottages

Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire

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The Cowshed At Manor House Farm Cottages

The Cowshed At Manor House Farm Cottages

Sheldon, Bakewell, Derbyshire

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The Corner House At Mill House Cottages

The Corner House At Mill House Cottages

High Casterton, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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Howgills Barn At Mill House Cottages

Howgills Barn At Mill House Cottages

Nr Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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Tuck Barn At Manor Farm Barns

Tuck Barn Sitting Area

Lower Bodham, Holt, Norfolk

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Nichols Barn At Manor Farm Barns

Nichols Barn Sitting Area

Lower Bodham, Holt, Norfolk

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Carpenter’s Cottage At Betley Court Farm

Carpenter’s Cottage At Betley Court Farm

Betley, Near Keele , Nantwich and Crewe, Cheshire

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Pebbles At Wooda

Pebbles At Wooda

Poughill, Bude, Cornwall

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2

Kingfisher Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Kingfisher Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Saxtead, Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Woodpecker Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Woodpecker Lodge At Windmill Lodges

Saxtead, Woodbridge, Suffolk

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Woodpecker Lodge At Rural Roosts

Woodpecker Lodge At Rural Roosts

Stainfield, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

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4

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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.