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Unusual rural retreats (64)

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.



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Chateau | 13 Bedrooms | sleeps 29

2 Nights min stay

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from £1300 /night

£9100 - £12000 / week

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  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
In the heart of Perigord Vert in the Dordogne, lies our magnificent 19th Century Chateau Durantey. Built in 1840, it has recently been refurbished to the highest standard of luxury. Each room has been carefully decorated with traditional colours and wallpaper.  …see more

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Fort | 19 Bedrooms | sleeps 46

Min stay varies

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from £3461 /night

£24223 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Explore the Atlas mountains and the surrounding Berber villages from the luxury of the Kasbah Bab Ourika. Combine your stay with our Riyad Edward in Marrakech and our private house Dar Faracha in the south of Marrakech.  …see more

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Log cabin | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £895 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
The tariff is inclusive of free on-site fishing . Tariffs over £475 entitle four guests to free membership of the leisure facilities at Penstowe Manor .  …see more

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Log cabin | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £895 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Superb Nordic 3 Bedroom Lodge at Hartland Golf & Leisure Parc . Adjacent to golf course overlooking fairway with free fishing in two lakes and free leisure facilities at Penstowe Manor . 5 Miles From Clovelly , 13 Miles From Bude .  …see more

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Log cabin | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £895 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Superb Nordic 3 Bedroom Lodge at Hartland Golf & Leisure Parc . Adjacent to golf course overlooking fairway with free fishing in two lakes and free leisure facilities at Penstowe Manor . 5 Miles From Clovelly , 13 Miles From Bude .  …see more

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Log cabin | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £41 /night

£285 - £755 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
Superb 2 Bedroom Lodge at Hartland Golf Club . Uninterrupted elevated views over the surrounding countryside with free fishing in two lakes and free or reduced rate entry to leisure facilities at Penstowe Manor . 5 Miles From Clovelly , 13 Miles From Bude  …see more

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Chateau | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £124 /night

£868 - £3608 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
Chateau Pouligny Notre Dame, situated in the beautiful countryside of the Southern Loire Valley and surrounded by 180 acres of land. Featuring Les Dryades Golf & Spa resort. Perfect setting for a relaxing rural retreat. Sleeps 14 in the chateau and 8 and 6 in the wing As residents of the Chateau, you will have free access to the Espace Detente of Les Dryades Spa.  …see more

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Castle | 13 Bedrooms | sleeps 24

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £263 /night

£1840 - £6899 / week

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  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Self catering, vacation rental for up to 24 people in a luxurious exclusive castle. Mansion house, Big house rental, castle rental Ireland. Castle rent Ireland. Group accommodation. Family reunion. Wedding venue. Corporate venue. Business meetings. Please enquire even if marked booked as there is only 1 calendar for both properties, and 1 may be available  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

Min stay varies

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  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
La Taupiniere is a detached chalet, with an attached indoor 9.5m swimming pool and large sauna. It is located in the small Alpine village of Moléson sur Gruyères. This region is richly historical and spectacularly beautiful, sprinkled with idyllic towns and villages.  …see more

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Castle | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £72 /night

£500 - £3400 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Tastefully restored Henri IV Chateau well situated in a calm and rural setting. The property is made up of a main building, up to 9 people and two self contained apartments: the Loft and La Pommeraie. Property can be rented as a whole (up to 15 people) or separately. Just minutes away from the landing beaches and Omaha Golf. 3 units sleeping 2, 4 or 9 people. Max 15 people  …see more

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Manor House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Short stays welcome

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from £162 /night

£1131 - £1744 / week

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  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Manoir 9 pièces à disposition tous confort sauna intérieur pour 3 pers et Jacuzzi. Pièce de remise en forme avec banc de musculation au second étage. Grande terrasse en pierre de 260 m2 plein Sud entourant la piscine de 5x10m avec escalier chauffée à 27 C  …see more

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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

1 night min stay

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from £102 /night

£712 - £988 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Die SeeSuite ist eine schwimmende Suite auf dem Ruppiner See. Tageweise mietbar - hauptstadtnah - führerscheinfrei – Hotelservice - Die SeeSuite ist wie eine Suite im Hotel eingerichtet. Schlafen auf dem Wasser, entspannen, sich sonnen, von Bord schwimmen gehen, ... Direkt auf dem Ruppiner See Nächster Flughafen : Berlin Tegel in 66 Kilometer Bahnhof: 5 km  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £66 /night

£456 - £771 / week

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  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Pour vos vacances à la montagne, le Chalet Carpe Diem est un charmant petit chalet tout en bois situé à 1000 m d'altitude près de la ville de Gap dans les Hautes-Alpes et proche également des stations de ski d'Ancelle, Réallon... et du lac de Serre-Ponçon. Pour un moment de détente, le Chalet Carpe Diem dispose d'un sauna infrarouge.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 /night

£497 / week

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  • Ski
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Location vacances - Slovenie Alpe Juliennes - Parc national du Triglav  …see more