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20 CoolStays in the Countryside

Published: 21st May 2020

Here are 20 of the most tranquil rural retreats around the UK to inspire your travel daydreams. From snug little shepherds huts, to classic cottages, to rambling country homes, each of these beautiful holiday properties is a little piece of heaven, secluded in the peaceful countryside.
South Coombe Shepherds Hut

South Coombe Shepherds Hut

Witheridge - Devon

With its luscious Devon countryside views, stylish interior and gorgeous hot-tub - this shepherd's hut will sweep you off your feet.

Sleeps 2

From 150/night

Water Tower Rousdon

Water Tower Rousdon

Rousdon - Devon

Indulge in the ultimate luxury at Water Tower, a five bedroom holiday home set within a 350 acre estate on the Devon and Dorset border.

Sleeps 10

From 421/night

Eagle's Nest

Eagle's Nest

Symondsbury - Dorset

Gorgeous traditional thatched cottage, hidden away in the Dorset Countryside close to the Jurassic coast, ideal for small groups or family getaways.

Sleeps 6

From 94/night

Olive

Olive

Bramshott - Hants

Rest up and recuperate in the Hampshire countryside in your very own double decker bus - a unique way to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

Sleeps 5

From 150/night

Sussex AirShip

Sussex AirShip

Nr. Billingshurst - West Sussex

Contemporary design meets the beauty of nature at the Sussex AirShip, a state-of-the-art structure in its own private piece of woodland in the West Sussex hamlet of Five Oaks.

Sleeps 3

From 130/night

Eye Hall

Eye Hall

Cambridge - Cambridgeshire

Romance, style and luxury are on offer in abundance in this traditional, listed 16th Century Cambridgeshire manor house.

Sleeps 10

From 800/night

Cruckbarn

Cruckbarn

Leominster - Herefordshire

Head to the hills this holiday and stay at this secluded, eco-fuelled house with stunning views, a campfire and plenty of local walks.

Sleeps 5

From 114/night

Upper Valley Barn

Upper Valley Barn

Powys - Wales

Gorgeous six bedroom barn conversion with hot tub and valley views, brimming with character near Powys.

Sleeps 14

From 251/night

The Welsh Gatehouse

The Welsh Gatehouse

Chepstow - Monmouthshire

Remarkable 700 year old historic gatehouse lovingly restored as a couples bolthole - Cosy up by the fire or venture out and explore the beautiful Wye Valley.

Sleeps 2

From 70/night

The Shed

The Shed

Slaithwaite - West Yorkshire

Beautiful lodge constructed using sustainable materials and overlooking the stunning Colne Valley, perfect for large groups.

Sleeps 9+2

From 240/night

Studford Luxury Lodges

Studford Luxury Lodges

Ampleforth - North Yorkshire

A cluster of exclusive, treehouse lodges in the lush, Yorkshire moors, with luxe interiors, steamy hot tubs and private, in-lodge saunas

Sleeps 6

From 260/night

Gayles Hall Barns

Gayles Hall Barns

Richmond - North Yorkshire

Gayles Hall Barns is an idyllic rural holiday home, located in the North Yorkshire countryside, comprising of two large self-catering houses.

Sleeps 14

From 412/night

Crumble Cottage

Crumble Cottage

Nr Cartmel - Cumbria

Stunning rustic cottage with gorgeous views of Cumbria, the ideal romantic getaway for a long weekend in the Lake District.

Sleeps 2

From 100/night

Netherby Treehouse

Netherby Treehouse

Longtown - Cumbria

Delightful treehouse amidst the verdant Netherby Estate in Northern Cumbria - ideal for couples or a small family with kids 7+.

Sleeps 4

From 180/night

The Station House

The Station House

Wooler - Northumberland

Extraordinary sprawling detached house, with ample outdoor space, hot tub, and sleeping room for nine guests in Northumberland.

Sleeps 9

From 207/night

Rink Hill

Rink Hill

Tweed Valley - Scottish Borders

Romantic, modern hideaway with fantastic views and private hot tub, off-the-beaten track and tucked into the hillside in the Scottish Borders

Sleeps 2

From 190/night

Home Farm Cottage

Home Farm Cottage

Stranraer - Wigtownshire

Luxury cottage set in the scenic surroundings of the Corsewall Estate near Stranraer

Sleeps 5

From 58/night

Glenshee Treehouses

Glenshee Treehouses

Blairgowrie - Perth and Kinross

Romantic Scottish treehouses with private hot tubs and gorgeous views of the Perthshire countryside

Sleeps 2 per treehouse

From 205/night

The Field House

The Field House

Avernish - Kyle of Lochalsh

An architect-designed Highlands retreat that sits in perfect harmony within its stunning location on the banks of Loch Alsh.

Sleeps 4

From 129/night

The Boat House at Rothiemurchus

The Boat House at Rothiemurchus

by Aviemore - Highlands

Cosy, and stylish, traditional and modern, this lovely Scottish house is surrounded by the most magical Cairngorms scenery.

Sleeps 6

From 286/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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