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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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Ski Chalet | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 24

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £228 /night

£1595 - £5395 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Porte du Soleil and Morzine .The Chalet is a 5* state of the art 8 bedroom chalet .Can also be hired as 2 self contained 4 bedroom chalet apartments sleeping 12 -14 or 10-12 .Chalet offers sauna and hot tub underfloor heating log fires fantastic views Prices are based 16 persons .Please email specific group request adult /couples(7 double beds)/child /infant  …see more

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Tower | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £293 /night

£2050 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A place of exceptional beauty and peace; a perfect hideaway for up to four persons, accessible yet private, ancient, yet with every modern comfort and surrounded on all sides with breathtaking scenery. A place where eagles soar, stags roam and romantic Royal connections The Tower lies on a secluded knoll, above the valley of the river Tay; a spectacular location.  …see more

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Fort | 19 Bedrooms | sleeps 46

1 night min stay

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from £3377 /night

£23637 / week

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  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 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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Ski Chalet | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £143 /night

£995 - £3000 / week

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  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
La Taupiniere is a detached chalet, with its own 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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Chateau | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £121 /night

£847 - £3521 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
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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Log cabin | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £685 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great 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 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £685 / week

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

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Log cabin | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 - £685 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great 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 - £535 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great 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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Castle | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £81 /night

£565 - £2581 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 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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Beach hut | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £109 /night

£761 - £847 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Peaceful beachhut within 10 meters from lake, 3 rooms, sleeps 4 (+2 in double bed sofa) Own boat and jetty for swimming and fishing, gear included, 2 bikes (free), 2 barbeques, fully equipped kitchen and fantastic location. 12 Km to Vetlanda City. Vetlanda smaland lake 10 meters from lake, no neighbor, 72 sqm (800 Sq ft) modern cottage and terrace 77 m2, partly with roof.  …see more

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Manor House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £219 /night

£1531 - £1779 / week

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  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great 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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Ski Chalet | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £70 /night

£485 - £534 / week

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

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Ski Chalet | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Min stay varies

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
Albergo diffuso dans les Alpes Cotiennes du val Maira en Piémont, Italie. Chambres, appartements, et restaurant, services bar et bien-etre Bonne cuisine et 100 vins dans la liste- Ski de randonnée, randonnée pédestre, escalade, parcours occitans. navette, ouvert été et hiver, cours d'Italien pour étrangers en souplesse. Cours de cuisine et danse trad-  …see more

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Boathouse | 15 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

1 night min stay

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from £64 /night

£442 - £884 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Séjournez à bord d'un bateau de Loire au cœur des paysages sauvages de la vallée de la Loire. Insolites et dépaysantes les Toues Cabanées qui flottent sur l'étang des Demoiselles vous offrent un confort haut de gamme. Vous pouvez également séjourner en roulottes de campagne.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £64 /night

£445 - £753 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great 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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Houseboat | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

1 night min stay

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from £100 /night

£695 - £964 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great 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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Caravan/Mobile Home | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

1 night min stay

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from £152 /night

£1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Roslagsleden, budgetboende, Väddökanal, Eckerölinjen, Ålandshav, kajak, natur, skog, vandring, havsbandet, underhållning, live musik, Endast kontantbetalning alternativ betala boendet via bankgiro.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 20

7 Nights min stay

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from £294 /night

£2052 - £6685 / week

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  • Ski
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
lieu idéale pour se retrouver en famille, entre amis, le temps d'un séjour  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Very Good 4.5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £86 /night

£599 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Le Bois Dormant, St Jean de Monts – 3 bedroom mobile home (sleeps 8)  …see more

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Log cabin | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 15

Min stay varies

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from £334 /night

£2332 / week

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  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxury forest log cabin. Enjoy the silence and wonderful nature in the Finnish forest in a modern cabin with 7 bedrooms, 3 tiled bathrooms, floor heating and large living room . There is full mobile phone coverage and fee wi-fi. Cleaning, linen and firewood included.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 13

Min stay varies

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from £283 /night

£1975 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The owner a young biologist from a family of hoteliers who lives in the area for several decades, is a nature enthusiast and very knowledgeable of the environment has left books, maps and personal memories in order to convey to my guests curiosity to know the cultural 250 euros cleaning fee 300 euros deposite , return in CHECK OUT the last day  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £81 /night

£565 - £1145 / week

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  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • 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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Log cabin | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £100 /night

£700 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A local welcome awaits you. we offer a top quality self catering accommodation at an affordable price in our Log Cabins situated in Rodel. Ideal holiday for getting away from it all. WEEK OF JULY 5TH HAS BECOME AVAILABLE DUE TO A CANCELLATION CALL OR EMAIL FOR DETAILS  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £336 /night

£2350 / week

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  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A beautiful 5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom Swiss Mountain chalet with Steam room available for exceptional winter skiing or for breathtaking summer activities sleeping 10- 12. The chalet is situated in a quiet location with breathtaking views , ideal for friends & families. Luxury 5 Bedroom Chalet in the Swiss Alps ideal for friends & family with fantastic skiing & stunning views  …see more