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From charming, chocolate-box thatched cottages to luxury contemporary barn conversions, we’ve hand-picked the very best self-catering holiday cottages across the UK and Northern Ireland to bring you holiday memories to treasure.

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Luxury holiday cottages in beautiful locations

The Rural Retreats portfolio represents the best luxury self-catering holiday cottages across the UK and Northern Ireland. Choose from over 600 elegant, hand-picked holiday homes, each one carefully selected to meet our high standards of comfort.

Holiday Cottages with unique charm, elegance and character

What will be the setting for your next holiday? A Grade II Listed Building, beautifully refurbished to contemporary standards? Somewhere truly remarkable, like a lighthouse keeper’s cottage? Or an idyllic rural farm cottage with exposed beams, flagstone floors and a wood-burning stove?

Wherever you choose, with Rural Retreats you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best landscape that Britain has to offer, from rolling coastline to areas of outstanding natural beauty. The standards of comfort and furnishings at our holiday cottages will be second-to-none, and the surroundings truly superb.

A team you can depend on

Our team of experts know all our luxury self-catering properties and can give you insightful advice to help you book your ideal holiday. From traditional holiday cottages to contemporary conversions, whatever holiday you are hoping for, give them us a call on 01386 897605 or click on the Live Chat box for expert advice and help.

Dog-friendly holiday cottages

As dog-lovers ourselves, we know how important a four-legged-friend really is. We have over 300 dog-friendly self-catering properties, where you can all enjoy a comfortable and relaxing break in the heart of the British countryside.

Book your next cottage holiday today

Our guiding philosophy is that your holiday is all about you. You deserve a relaxing break and a truly memorable experience. We’ll help you choose the ideal property and give you the very best service before and during your luxury self-catering cottage holiday.

Rural Retreats has been rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 9,724 customer reviews on Feefo.

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