Country Holidays

Searching for a country holiday?  If you love holidaying next to fields, farmlands or rural scenery you will want to book a country holiday, choose from the selection of rural retreats and country cottages on Country Cottages Online.

From stays in barn conversions, farms, AONBs or National Parks, find the perfect country holiday escape for you.


Barn Conversions

Barn conversion holidaysWith exposed wooden beams and rural charm galore, it’s easy to see why barn conversions are so popular for rural breaks.  Whether a converted stable, a pig-stye or a grain store, barn conversions are often found on farms or ex-farms, and as such offer a chance to escape to the country or edge of village locations.

Barn Conversions to Rent



Cottages in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Britain’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are designated areas that are specially selected and protected for the quality of their character and landscapes.  There are 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales, 8 in Ireland and 34 in England, which one will you discover on your next cottage break?

Cottages in Britain’s AONBs



Cottages in the UK’s National Parks

Britain’s national parks offer unspoilt scenery and excellent opportunities for holidaymakers to explore the great outdoors.  The National Parks are renowned for their stunning countryside, inspiring landscapes plus wonderful walks.  The UK’s National Parks are no well kept secret so booking early is recommended.

Holiday Cottages in Britain’s National Parks


Farmstay Holidays

When it comes to country holidays, few choices compare to farmstay breaks where you can rent a holiday cottage or a barn conversion on one of the UK’s farms.  Some rural retreats are on arable farms where only crops are grown whereas others are on working farms where there may be animals like pigs, cows, sheep and hens.  At most farms you can enjoy lovely country views, a more relaxed pace of life as well as peace and tranquillity.

Farmstay Holiday Cottages


Rural Retreats

Do you like the idea of hiding away in a tranquil rural retreat on holiday?  Rural retreats can be an ideal choice for those who want to escape, get away from it all, relax and unwind in peace and quiet.  Often found on farms or nestled in the countryside, Britain’s rural retreats can be ideal for escaping for a while.

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Another popular option when it comes to escapes to the country are holidays with horses where you can book a holiday cottage with stabling facilities and take your horse on a break away too (ideal for those who love to ride on holiday).

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