ural Retreats portfolio represents the cream of luxury holiday cottages throughout the UK and Ireland. With over 450 stylishly presented country houses and cottages to choose from, each carefully selected to meet our high standards of comfort, Rural Retreats makes it easy to find just the holiday home you are looking for. Many are buildings of historical importance, beautifully and imaginatively restored and refurbished to meet modern standards. All of them are close to the coast or nestle deep within some of this country’s most beautiful countryside. Notable among the properties in the Rural Retreats portfolio are 26 former lighthouse keeper’s cottages in spectacular coastal locations.