Countryside holidays in Europe

Take a step back from the stresses and worries of everyday life and enjoy a sense of true relaxation and freedom during your next self-catering countryside holiday. We have hand-picked holiday homes situated in some of the most picturesque landscapes and conveniently located near charming villages in destinations all over Europe. From the cosiest of cottages in the idyllic pastoral settings of Provence to classic Italian villas the open fields of Tuscany; we are confident that you will find the perfect rural retreat for your countryside getaway.

A family with their dog enjoying dinner outside during a stay in a holiday home

Countryside holidays in Sweden


Countryside holidays in Europe

As well as being home to some of Europe’s best-loved cities, France is also the land of infinite vineyards and fields of lavender, their vibrant colour stretching as far as the eye can see and the scent hanging heavy in the air. Explore the abundant historical sites of the French countryside, or take in some fresh air during a walk in the rolling hills whilst staying in one of our 4,000 holiday lettings in France. We offer accommodation ranging from stone cottages and gîtes in Brittany or Provence with traditionally rustic features right through to sprawling chateaux in the Loire Valley, oozing with regal elegance.

Countryside holidays in Italy

When thinking of the Italian countryside, one’s mind tends to wander to thoughts fields of amber rolling towards the horizon; with Cypress trees lining the winding roads, or verdant mounds dotted with the occasional hilltop village. Italy has all this and so much more, spend your next self-catering holiday in Italy and stay in one of NOVASOL’s 3,500 holiday homes in this remarkable country and discover the many delights of Italy for yourself… We offer a range of accommodation in Italy; from stone farmhouses in Tuscany to villas in Italy’s so called “green heart” of Umbria.

Countryside holidays in Holland

Make the most of the lovely scenery during your escape to the country in Holland and indulge in a variety of Dutch countryside pursuits such as cycling, horse-riding or trips on canal boats. The Netherlands and tulips go hand in hand, with Holland often being referred to as the “flower shop of the world”, so be sure to visit one of the ubiquitous tulip fields – a delight for all the senses! As well as those trademark windmills, Holland is also home to around 300 impressive castles which are also definitely worth a visit. Choose from around 400 NOVASOL self-catering Holland accommodation options and start planning a memorable countryside holiday in Holland.

Countryside holidays in Sweden

A countryside getaway in Sweden offers an almost unparalleled sense of peace and tranquility. The conservation of natural areas in immensely important in Swedish culture, so you are sure to find expanses of green fields which stretch out towards the horizon, only interrupted by clear, still lakes or a cluster of traditional Scandinavian wood cabins. You can also enjoy some of the purest air in Europe when visiting Sweden, why not take in some of that fabulously fresh air during a brisk hike or relaxed bike ride along the many coastal cycle paths. Choose from our 3,000 self-catering Swedish holiday homes situated in these blissful surroundings and start looking forward to the perfect retreat from hectic day-to-day life…

Countryside holidays in Austria

The opening scene of iconic film ‘The Sound of Music’ is a fairly accurate depiction of the Austrian countryside. Imagine a dramatically sloping landscape covered in pine trees; storybook villages perch precariously on the side of majestic mountains which fall away into verdant valleys, many of which feature serene lakes – inviting you for a swim during the summer months. Of course, in Winter the awe-inspiring beauty of many of these landscapes is accentuated with a thick dusting of pure white snow. Austria also gives you the opportunity you to indulge in a variety of rural activities such as rock-climbing, hiking and boating. NOVASOL offers a fantastic range of self-catering Austrian holiday homes including wooden chalets and cottages filled with traditional charm.