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15th March, 2017

Rural retreats

Romance, rustic and relaxation, we have scoured Europe for our favourite rural retreats.

Here are our favourite secluded spots to escape to the countryside whether, it is a traditional English retreat or a romantic hideaway in the South of France, we have something for everyone.

1. Country Estate, Tábua, Norte, Portugal

Romance epitomises this rural retreat. Surrounded by beautiful woodlands, pond and access to a private river beach with 500m of river frontage, these charming, granite country homes are perfect for a lover’s getaway.

2. Le Thoronet, France

Paradise in Provence. Ideal for a family retreat, this seven-bedroom Farmhouse is situated on six acres of parkland with tropical gardens and plenty of wildlife to see. You can go swimming in the summer or even fish with the possibility of catching pike, perch and more.

3. Gonfaron, Provence, South of France

This authentic 18th Century stone Bastide situated in the Provencal countryside, is a majestic rural retreat full of historic appeal. The property has lovely spacious living and leads out to mature gardens with olive and fruits trees with magnificent views of the Maures Mountains.

4. Creech Bottom, Wareham, Dorset

Charming and classic, this rustic five-bedroom barn conversion is a quintessential English retreat. Located in the Dorset countryside, this is an enchanting property with vaulted ceilings, oak beams and many other quirky original features. It’s the all year-round getaway, where you can enjoy the beautiful country gardens in summer and relax by the large fireplace in winter.

5. “Quinta das Quebradas” Country Estate, Douro, Porto, Portugal

The Country Estate "Quinta das Quebradas" is located on the right bank of the Douro River, with stunning views of the river and surrounding forest that can be seen from the covered veranda. It is the perfect peaceful retreat, ideal for long, leisurely walks through the wine vineyards, orchard and orange groves.

For more rural retreats like this please visit our website here: https://www.fineandcountry.com/uk

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