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Unusual rural retreats (17)

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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Chateau | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

1 night min stay

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from £530 /night

£3710 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • 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

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Trullo | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £70 /night

£488 - £801 / week

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  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable 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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Trullo | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £64 /night

£446 - £801 / week

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  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable 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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Trullo | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Min stay varies

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from £69 /night

£477 - £795 / week

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  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable 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

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Castle | 12 Bedrooms | sleeps 30

3 Nights min stay

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from £827 /night

£5786 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • 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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Manor House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £84 /night

£587 - £9540 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Stunning rooms in a unique Manor House which has been meticulously restored, retaining its original features and character whilst also providing a new level of wonderfully luxurious accommodation and service. ( WI-FI, UK Sky TV & Secure Parking.) Domaine de Pine is a magnificent catered manor house with stunning heated pool, offering deluxe bedrooms.  …see more

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Riad | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £23 /night

£159 - £848 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 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 fountain in the courtyard or chill in the terrace garden and enjoy the sea view.  …see more

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Castle | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £130 /night

£910 - £1141 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
Three double rooms - two large rooms with balcony and lovely parkview, one smaller room with fireplace, one bathroom, VCR, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £75 /night

£525 - £7652 / week

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  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Luxury 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 chefs / 425kms+ skiing During winter, we can arrange your lift passes, ski hire, transfers, ski school and we offer ski hosting.  …see more

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Riad | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £86 /night

£596 - £893 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable 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 close to Sea! Whole house to rent in exclusivity for a descent price: 15€-30€/person/night (incl. cleaning) B&B possible.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 12 Bedrooms | sleeps 27

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £24 /night

£162 - £472 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Suitable 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

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Ski Chalet | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £88 /night

£615 / week

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  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
CATERED SKI CHALET, Weeks, SHORT BREAKS, SKI WEEKENDS for singles, couples, families or groups. Flexible holidays. LAST MINUTE special deals and always our excellent service.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £46 /night

£319 - £4959 / week

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  • Ski
  • Suitable 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 can sleep 10 but the basic price is for 8 people sharing.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 28

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £56 /night

£390 - £12265 / week

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  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
End of season offer € 666 p.p 29/03 - 18/04, including ski pass 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! In Vaujany we have an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hammam, and - brand new - an indoor ice rink + bowling  …see more

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Manor House | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Min stay varies

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from £572 /night

£4000 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
La Grange du Barry is a beautiful furnished manoir set in 12 acres of lovely countryside, it has a 12x6 meter heated swimming pool, tennis court and many different eating areas outside which offer sun and shade at varying times of day. Susan and Phil who look after all your requirements live in a cottage in the grounds  …see more

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Chateau | 14 Bedrooms | sleeps 35

Very Good 4.5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £1004 /night

£7025 - £10910 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • 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

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Manor House | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 15

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Secluded Manor house in the stunning countryside of Beira Alta region situated in one of the regions of Portugal's Historic Villages, completely natural surroundings of mountains and river estuaries. Ideal for families seeking tranquillity. The 16th century Manor house offers comfort, peace and tranquillity as does the surrounding estate  …see more