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.
For UK stays, try the grandeur of a castle in the Scottish Highlands or vertical living in a West Country treehouse. Or, to keep your feet firmly on the ground, consider a luxury yurt in the Peak District. Your search for unusual holidays in the countryside could also take you further afield: try troglodyte life in a warren-like Spanish cave house or check in to a charming stone trullo in Italy.
Les Noes Blanches is a stunning white classic country chateau in the Loire Valley region of France. Only 20 minutes from the centre of le Mans, and under 5 hours from London by Eurostar, the house sleeps 14 people comfortably inside an estate of 450 acres of woodland. …see more
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.
Rogheta ancient Agostinian hermitage is now a charming country house with swimming pool and Jacuzzi (dipped into a natural reserve area) in the very heart of the etrurian Tuscany, between Volterra and the sea.
A specially "neat place" since it has been constructed with bio-compatible material. …see more
10 bed chateau - sleeps 20. Tranquil location close to pretty villages with all amenities a short drive away. Swimming pool and large gardens offer space for rest, relaxation and play. Great for large family groups and small-medium weddings. Wheelchair accessible rooms. We are happy to host weddings up to 80 people and we can help you with the arrangements. …see more
An authentic 19th century Château in the heart of the famous Burgundy vineyard region, next to Beaune and Meursault. Nestling in a beautiful and natural 6 hectare park, the chateau provides character and charm in an ideal, tranquil location. The chateau provides cooking courses with professional chefs, private wine tours, tastings and bike tours. …see more
Chateau in Languedoc Roussillon near Mirepoix, Carcassonne and Toulouse
La Commanderie of Plaigne is a prestigious Cathar chateau and Commanderie of the knights of Malta set in parkland of 4 ha with a private swimming pool.
Houses up to 22 persons in 10 bedrooms …see more
Tudor style baronial hall set in 7acres behind impressive wrought gates along a private drive with heated pool and all bedrooms en suite.Can sleep up to 12. secure parking
Heated outside dog kennel, £3 per night. No charge if not heated. …see more
A very unique accommodation based in an ancient Water Mill with helpful/discreet owners on site. Set in acres of landscaped gardens in a little village, minutes from the medieval town of Melle, within 1hrs easy reach of Golden Beaches, Cognac,La Rochelle, Futuroscope …see more
A recently-renovated large holiday house sleeping 8-10 in the Scottish Borders. Historic tower house – perfect for family and group holidays and exploring the Borders and North Northumberland …see more
We offer a unique combination of rural tranquillity, charming accommodation, and excellent facilities that include: luxury accommodation for six, swimming pool, sun terrace, games room, trampoline and children's play area. Features include ‘La Petite Grange’ housing kitchen/dining area, shower, toilet, additional accommodation. …see more
Stunning converted watermill in the beautiful Loir valley . La Maison du Frere has 2 bedrooms and is at the opposite end of the mill buildings where the Mill House has 5. Available all year round for holiday lets, long weekends, short breaks and long lets. …see more
Luxury Château - Heated Swimming Pool, Flood-lit Tennis Court, Sleeps 20 (+4 in Pigeonnier),
Elevator Lift, 6 Double Bedrooms (en-suite), 4 Single Bedrooms,
2 extra Bedrooms, additional WCs & showers, Laundry,
Small Chapel, Two Grand Pianos, 4 reception rooms, WiFi. Drawing Room, Dining Room,
Kitchen with Dishwashers, Fridge/Icemaker, Microwave.
Maid Service included. …see more
Trullo Serena is a delightful renovated ancient trullo situated in Capo di Gallo on a hilltop a few kilometres from Alberobello with wonderful far reaching views across the Itria Valley. In a peaceful and quiet rural location with private solar swimming pool and Wifi. Perfect place, perfect peace, perfect Puglia - a comment from a recent guest …see more
La Roseraie is a stunning 19th century Manoir in the picturesque Manche dept of Normandy, near to the Loire and Brittany. It sits on the edge of a small village in rolling countryside, on an acre of secluded lovely garden with an orchard, lawns and 150 year old trees. It offers a wonderful peaceful holiday location for up to two families. …see more
New for 2013/14, a 300 year old wooden beamed self catering chalet with tons of character, sleeps up to 10. Just an hour from Salzburg airport. 3 minutes drive to ski lifts. Close to the village of Dienten. Sauna, boot dryer, ski / bike storage, BBQ all included. We love the mountains and hope that you will enjoy staying here as much as we do! …see more
Private, lovingly restored and renovated to very high standards, family friendly hideaway with a heated enclosed swimming pool, 25 min from beautiful Atlantic beaches of Royan area, set on a 2,5 hectars of mature gardens with fields and forest. Sunny, peaceful, 100 % child friendly hideaway with its own heated pool, 25 min. from beautiful beaches. …see more
This charming trullo is in the lovely Valley of Itria, Italians' secret jewel. The building is not only wonderful to be in, with its high vaulted ceilings, but the thick walls keep it cool in hot weather; and there's an outdoor shower! Live 'au naturel'; REALLY relax. Explore the amazing town of Alberobello, 'white town' Ostuni, the stunning caves at Castellana Grotte! …see more
The fantastic Easington Church which dates from the Doomsday Book next to an original Tithe barn, The beautiful village of Patrington is very close by with the Queen of Holderness Church overlooking a unique Cricket Ground, and an assortment of tea rooms. As a special deal unlimited use of hot tub in included at no extra charge …see more
Depot Road, Cwmavon, West Glamorgan
5* graded and newly converted Methodist chapel. Unique, strikingly modern and contemporary group accommodation. Perfect for groups families and friends (pet friendly). Comfortable spacious and light.
We are a '2014 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence' winner and continue with our Visit Wales 5 star rating. …see more
6 bedroomed wooden chalet located in the pretty Alpine village of Montagny, on the sunny side of the Bozel valley - opposite the ski resort of La Tania - Courchevel. Sleeps up to 16 in 8 double beds. Just 15-20 mins drive to Courchevel, Meribel or La Plagne ski lifts. The chalet has 8 double beds in 6 bedrooms, so can sleep up to 16, though 12 is the recommended maximum. …see more
A Lovingly Renovated 19th Century Windmill In The Vendee Region of France. An Ideal Setting For a Romantic Honeymoon or Special Occasion. Perfect for those who would enjoy a peaceful and quiet holiday.
Don't fancy Skiing this winter? Why not take a week in this beautiful cosy Windmill & get away from it all? …see more
A Spacious gite situated in an annex of a 18th century chateau in a beautiful woodland surrounding ,perfect for a family holiday, long term stay ).Situated in the vendée,Close to the Puy du fou and the beautiful beaches of La faute , la Tranche sur mer or La Rochelle As well as being able to choose to stay put and relax,activities outside but close to the property are varie …see more
Swimming Pool - Great for children of all ages - Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner - Large private garden + grounds - Fishing - Mountains - Cycling holidays - Car advisable but not essential. Public transport close by. Taxi service available. Tennis, Horse riding, Fishing, Shopping, 65 restaurants, Museums, Churches, Art Galleries, Antiquities. …see more
Newly converted Mill retaining all the original features inlcuding glass panels which show the stream beneath. Set in the beautiful tranquil valley adjacent to the National Park of Monte Rognosi with hundreds of beautiful tracks ideal for keen walkers, cyclists or rider For those who love Art and Antiques there is the famous monthly antiques market in Arezzo.
Completed in December 2013 LorenzoLodge is part of the "Kreischberg Chalets", an exclusive mountain chalet village at the foot of Kreischberg in Austria's Eastern Alps. Enjoy the luxury of a spa hotel in the privacy of a chalet with over 100 sqm of living space. …see more
Holiday with a difference
Holiday on a farm
shepherd hut holiday
Perfect for couples
Well behaved dogs welcome Only 5 miles from the M40 and just over one hour to London but incredibly rural and 'away from it all'. …see more
Converted C18 watermill, near smooth rockpools for bathing. Al fresco dining - portico with bread oven, overlooking waterfall. Fantastic location for walking, cycling and nature. Tuscan/ Umbrian border, close to walled Sansepolcro/ +hilltowns with fine cuisine and art Tranquil rural location between valley and hills, a pleasant 20 min stroll from restaurants, shops and bars …see more
Luxury shepherd hut B&B
Comfortable, bijou and cosy
Fab views to Rhum and Knoydart
Sleeps 2, double bed
BBQ and firepit area
Breakfast is brought to your hut
Dog friendly, please book my other hut, Bothan Buidheag Dogs welcome by advance arrangement in Bothan Buidheag only. £10 charge.
Dogs must be under strict control …see more
Group accommodation for up to 30 people in 4 separate houses, let as one unit, around a central courtyard, exclusive use of the 4,5ha grounds with swimming pool, games room and children's play area. Several areas inside and out to seat everybody together. Exclusive use of the property - no owners on site. Crystal clear 12 x 6m swimming pool, security fenced. …see more
Umbrian castle tower with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining terrace, garden, living room with fireplace, 30 minutes to airport Perugia-Assisi. Self-catering holiday home near Spoleto, Montefalco, Spello, Bevagna, Campello. Nature walks and museum tours. Hiking to Assisi or rafting the Nera. Unesco World Heritage Site of Campello, wine tours, truffle hunts. …see more
Four bedrooms - Sleeps 9 - King size beds - TVs, Game console & DVDs - Fresh towels and bed linen (per room) - Exceptionally high furnishing and decor standards - Private huge trampoline and swings - Large deck with deck chairs - Large gas BBQ - Elec fully Incl. Enjoy a relaxing break in this fully fitted genuine log cabin in Ireland's beautiful lake district; Cavan …see more
Situated one hour N.W. of Toulouse, 2 hours from Bordeaux and just 1 hr 30 from Bergerac, you couldn't be better placed to explore this beautiful part of S.W. France, with good wine, good food and many delightful villages to explore and enjoy. Tailor make your holiday to suit. Choose our self-catering option, B & B or full meal plan, whatever suits …see more
Luxury Finnish self catering log cabin in North of Scotland, set in a quiet woodland overlooking the Deveron River. Easy access to Banff, Gardenstown, Huntly, whisky trail, castles, golf, fishing. The Deveron is famous for its Salmon and trout fishing. Coin meter for electric with £10 included in summer & £20 in winter
Rural retreat next to working farm. Six berth holiday home, on a mountain with lovely panoramic views over wide area. It is ideal for a peaceful get away from it all holiday, but with a central position for visits to south wales beaches and mountains. car essential.
Sorry, children under five are not accepted due to health and safety,and the lack of space for a baby cot. …see more
Spacious and comfortable holiday home or B&B with mini farm for children. Small river to swim and to play with private beach, nicer than a swimming pool.
Sun and shade with a nice hammock to relax in a private setting in the countryside. You can follow us on facebook, le Moulin South of France …see more
A tranquil and well-appointed luxury log cabin with views across the Cotswolds yet with easy access to London and the A40, Coomb Cottage is the perfect country getaway for walking, touring, biking or just soaking up the sunsets and recharging the batteries. …see more
Reformed cave house, with modern kitchen and dining extension, lower and top sun terraces, in the delightful and friendly village of Zujar , Granada. Close to the large town of Baza, and a few minutes drive to the lake ( with thermal baths ) and beaches of Negratin . Easy Motorway access from all airports. The surounding area to Zujar is beautiful...lakes, forests, hills. …see more
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff who can organise excursions, cooking, baby sitting etc. …see more
Spectacular architecture log home next to the Bran Castle, ski chalet or holiday home in Transylvania, the Carpathian Log Home has it all. Hiking adventures or just an away from it all retreat in the middle of the peaceful romanian village, full of beautiful traditions. …see more