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Unusual rural retreats (18)

After something a bit different for your next rural retreat?Take a break from the norm with our range of quirky holiday accommodation. We’ve got the lot: rustic shepherd huts, cute caravans, glorious converted chapels, unique cottages and more.



Whether you want to lose yourself deep in the countryside in a cosy log cabin, bed down in a peaceful poolside windmill or take in the sea views from one of our off-beat coastal lets, we can help make your escape to the country truly extraordinary.



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Verteillac / Cherval

Chateau / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Set in six beautiful hectares of parkland and gardens, and surrounded by unspoiled rolling countryside, this luxury chambres d’hôtes in the heart of the Dordogne offers a spacious home away from home experience, at very affordable prices.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Kerkennah Islands / Ouled Bou Ali

Riad / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £25 / night

£175 - £500 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Traditional house, village,near sea, convenient for transport,recently restored to high standard,short walk along the beach to capital,desert island,tranquil,unspoilt, off the beaten track,unique and quirky,experience real kerkennah,live among the locals Relax by the fo  …see more

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from £31 / night

£216 - £572 / week

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Vaujany ski chalet rental

Isere / Vaujany

Ski Chalet / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £31 / night

£216 - £572 / week

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Key info:

  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Stylish and hospitable Free wifi, log fire, hot tub, childfriendly, kids dinner, DVD/TV room, huge garden. Vaujany is part of the huge Alpe d'Huez ski region, snow secure slopes. In summer: cycling! Beautiful garden, old fruit trees, safe to play for children In Vaujan  …see more

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from £463 / night

£3238 - £7195 / week

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Meribel ski chalet rental

Savoie / Meribel

Ski Chalet / 5 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £463 / night

£3238 - £7195 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Chalet Bartavelle is a charming private chalet run by owners, Jerry and Bettina Mant. We pride ourselves on offering gourmet food and exceptional service. It is our aim to make your holiday with us the most relaxing you have ever had. The chalet sleeps 10 but the basi  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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from £579 / night

£4050 - £11655 / week

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Les Coches ski chalet rental

Savoie / Les Coches

Ski Chalet / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £579 / night

£4050 - £11655 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Luxury catered chalet in the heart of the Paradiski / ski-in/ski-out (ski from front door!) / hot tub / stunning views of Mont Blanc / fully en suite, all with bath & shower / gourmet dining by professional chef / 425kms+ skiing Managed by Alpine365, we will also arrang  …see more

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Province of Alessandria / Gavi

Castle / 12 Bedrooms / sleeps 30

3 Nights min stay

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from £720 / night

£5036 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
For total exclusivity and our fullest attention, hire the whole castle. Work groups, Birthdays, Weddings, Golfing Trips or just you and your family or friends; terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Otranto / Diso-Marittima

Trullo / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £60 / night

£420 - £755 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Our pajaras are ideal for families with children who have available space to run and great fun for couples wishing to spend a romantic holiday or for the elderly who want to spend a relaxing holiday immersed in nature, breathing fresh air!  …see more

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Province of Alessandria / Gavi

Castle / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Min stay varies

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Cosy rooms on the 3rd floor with the best view of all. One double room, two single rooms, bath & shower. Kitchen. Suitable for 4 people, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Province of Alessandria / Gavi

Castle / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Min stay varies

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Two double-rooms; one with direct entrance from main staircase, one bathroom, dressing room, park view, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Otranto / Diso-Marittima

Trullo / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £66 / night

£460 - £755 / week

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  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Construction typical Salento "Pajare" in a charming rural area surrounded by olive trees just minutes from the sea ... Ideal for those who want to spend a pleasant and relaxing holiday surrounded by beautiful nature ..  …see more

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Province of Alessandria / Gavi

Castle / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £114 / night

£792 - £993 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Three double rooms - two large rooms with balcony and lovely parkview, one smaller room with fireplace, one bathroom, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Province of Alessandria / Gavi

Castle / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Two double rooms, one bathroom. Beautiful wooden floors and fireplaces in both rooms. Balcony over terrace and park view, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Otranto / Diso-Marittima

Trullo / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £108 / night

£750 / week

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  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Feature built in stone in a land of ancient traditions, sea and sun ... Surrounded by olive trees and a few minutes from the sea .. Ideal for nature lovers and for those who want to spend their holidays relaxing  …see more

Very Good 4.5/5 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Peymeinade

Chateau / 14 Bedrooms / sleeps 35

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £977 / night

£6835 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Unique Bastide and House with Panoramic View. Total Privacy, 2 Pools, Vineyard, Olive Grove, Disability Friendly (Elevator). 9 Bedroom Bastide and 5 Bedrooms in guest house, plus cab anon with 3 bed. Spa, barbecue area and poolhouse. Traditionally Provencal atmosphere.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Essaouira / Ancient Medina

Riad / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £74 / night

£518 - £777 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Stylish Riad DAR BÔ in the heart of Medina-Essaouira. Newly renovated - typical Moroccan style combined with contemporary design. Oasis offers 4 Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms for min. 4 max. 12 people incl. a bright Saloon, Kitchen & 2 sunny Terraces with Seaview! W  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Ski Chalet / 12 Bedrooms / sleeps 27

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £21 / night

£142 - £411 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Chalet Heidi is a beautiful Chalet in the pictureque village of Scheffau. Scheffau is in the centre of SkiWelt, Austria's largest ski resort. In summer, Scheffau is the perfect location for a holiday in the mountains with miles of walking, cycling, scrambling and more.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Abondance / Chatel

Ski Chalet / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £64 / night

£445 - £745 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Our luxury near Ski in/out spacious 4 bedroom chalet with Hot Tub & Log fire is centrally located in Chatel close to all amenities. This stunning chalet with charm and character boasts also, all the modern facilities expected including Hot Tub, Wifi, Sky, Table tennis.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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from £258 / night

£1800 - £45000 / week

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Ski chalet in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

Ski Chalet / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £258 / night

£1800 - £45000 / week

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Key info:

  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
La Forge. a Boutique Mountain chalet, the perfect 'Home from Home'. In winter, an excellent SKI CHALET, located close to the Prarion lifts, in summer the perfect family chalet for the adventurous wishing to experience the wealth of activities on offer in Chamonix! Flex  …see more

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