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Luxury holiday cottages in the UK & Ireland

The Rural Retreats’ vast portfolio represents the best luxury self-catering holiday cottages throughout the UK and Ireland. With over 500 elegant, hand-picked holiday homes to choose from, each carefully selected to meet our high standards of comfort, Rural Retreats makes it easy to find just the holiday cottage you are looking for.

Holiday Cottages with unique charm, elegance and character

Country-wide, we have a fantastic selection of exclusive retreats to choose from, from charming chocolate-box thatched cottages to luxury modern barn conversions. Many are buildings of historical importance, including Grade II Listed Buildings which have been beautifully and imaginatively refurbished to meet modern standards.

The vast majority of the properties are close to the coast or nestled deep within the rolling British countryside, including areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and National Parks. They include 32 former lighthouse keeper's cottages to rent in spectacular coastal locations. We also have unique country cottages with a sea view around the UK's coastline, alongside many dog-friendly holiday cottages, all of which are self-catering. If you're looking for something truly rural our farm cottages and luxury barns make a unique stay with modern furnishings.

A dependable, professional team

Our established team of experts are passionate about what they do. With years of expertise behind them, they’re perfectly placed to help you find an enchanting retreat that you’re bound to love. Our team has a working knowledge of all our luxury self-catering properties, from traditional cottages to contemporary conversions, meaning they can be trusted to give you reliable advice on your next holiday. If you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for, simply give them a call on 01386 897605 or click on the Live Chat box – they’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.

Dog-friendly holiday cottages

Part of the joy of choosing a luxury holiday cottage in the UK is the ability to bring your beloved pet along with you. We have over 200 dog-friendly self-catering properties, where both you and your canine companion can enjoy a comfortable, relaxing break in the heart of the British countryside. Enjoy countless walks throughout the rolling English countryside, curl up in a cosy firelit pub and feel your troubles drift away.

Book your 2020 cottage holiday today - it's all about you!

Our guiding philosophy is that your holiday is all about you. You deserve a relaxing break and a quality experience. We strive to make it that way by helping you to choose the right property and giving you the very best of service before and during your luxury self-catering cottage holiday.

Rural Retreats has been rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 9,024 customer reviews on Feefo.

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