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.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Chateau, Loire Valley, historic, environmentally friendly, family run, swimming pool, garden, self catering, quietGroups from 4 to 8 people can be accommodated in the Chateau. …see more
“The magic of Ranton”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2013
We have been to the chateau on several occasions and we are always uplifted when we walk across the moat and through the gates. There is a wonderful air of peace and tranquility about the place, it's … More
“Second visit to a charming chateau with friendly and interesting hosts.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2013
We have stayed at Ranton on two occasions. Both times Paola and Peter have made us extremely welcome and were always willing to give us help and advice regarding places to visit and restaurants in the… More
Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Relax around the pool, cook pizzas in the poolside pizza oven or visit Ostuni to taste the wonderful local food. Take a short trip to one of the many beaches or many of the several nearby beach clubs or read a book in one of the seating areas in and around the Trullo. …see more
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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 chil …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 24 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Bonnie View Lodge is a Scottish-built log cabin all on one level. Outside it has a large decking area overlooking the River Deveron and surrounding countryside. From the Lodge you can enjoy lovely walks through our wood and down by the river.
Coin meter for electric,fir …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill with swimming pool situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes. Private walled garden with BBQ area and hammocks. Wifi, games, dvds, books, bikes, dishwasher and washing machine. All linen and towels provided. …see more
“A peaceful and authentically French experience”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2012
We were first attracted to the Moulin by the photos, and we were not disappointed. What you see is what you get. It is a magic property, in a beautiful, if unspectacular, part of rural France.
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Aug 12 was our fifth visit to Moulin de Marousse and as expected we had a really great time. Peaceful surroundings and a large house means we do not get in each others space. Moulin has
everything f… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Simply stunning yurts and bell tent in an equally stunning location. The Firs Yurt campsite offers glamping in style and set at the foot of the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire.Guests may also like to meet our pet Emus, Rhubarb and Custard! You'd be welcome to help feed t …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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.
Trip Advisor Award of …see more
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2013
Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic kitchen and… More
“five star accommodation brilliant location”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
we stayed between xmas and new year 6 adults 7 children, although the weather was wet we had a great time. the accommodation was new and very well equipped.
a lot of thought has gone into large grou… More
We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice an… More
“Fantastic, comfortable holiday location to discover "Real" France”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2011
Great Holiday from start to finish, booking very simple and courteous, location exceeded expectation and pool is fantastic. Would definatly look to book again.… More
“A beautiful place wth something for everyone”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
Having visited the area many times, this is definitely the best house we have ever been to. Spotlessly clean and the welcome basket on arrival was wonderful to have as we’d had a long drive and so d… More
“The perfect family holiday!”
Reviewed 31 May 2011
We stayed here with our 2.5 year old son in May. Pictures do not do the grounds justice, our son very happily played beside the stream, looking for frogs crayfish. The pool was great and very safe as … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
We have WiFi available for our guests along with a satellite television there is also an outdoor dining area. …see more
“Could not ask for more”
Reviewed 24 Feb 2015
The accommodation was warm, clean and very comfortable, ideal for a family of 4.
Our hosts, Norman and Leona, were very welcoming and very helpful.
The surroundings are some of the most beautiful yo… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.06 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Grand maison with presence and charm in the heart of Bize, uniquely and tastefully decorated throughout. Comfortable relaxing rooms with duck-down pillows and cotton sheets. Just 50 meters from a crystal clear river beach, convenient location to villages and cities.
“Super stylish French retreat”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2014
My family and I stopped at this house in March. It was superb and very stylishly decorated. The bedrooms are very comfortable and and all individually styled. The kitchen is beautiful with everything … More
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
Whether it is a family holiday or a romantic getaway this is the place for you, Easter House of Ross Self Catering Accommodation is situated just 15 minute walk from the heart of Comrie so you are never short of local amenities or things to do.*****6 guests or less? ** …see more
Nearest beach 29 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Unique 19th century Cave House with private pool set in lush tropical gardens, stunning 360 degree mountain views, nestling in orange and lemon groves, rural mountain location but facilities only 1km. Ideal for families, walking, cycling & nature enthusiasts. Sleeps 8/9 …see more
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
Great facilities especially the pool and the views, very quiet location but limited shops and restaurants in the immediate area so car hire is essential if you want to explore and have easy access to … More
“GORGEOUS HOUSE WITH VERY WELCOMING HOST”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2013
This was one of the most relaxing holidays I have ever had. We felt completely at home and Claire was very helpful with everything we asked her. The property is lovely inside and out and very well pre… More
Reviewed 20 Jun 2013
Well laid out house and garden. Incredibly cool inside despite the heat outside. Very quiet area but within walking distance to shops etc in nearby town. Comfortable beds. Owner very friendly and help… More
“Loved it! Authentic. Friendly.So much better than a hotel”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2014
The house is very comfortable , with a traditional touch to it .It is well kept. Owner is friendly and always ready to help with tips and suggestions to discover the area and enjoy the surroundings.… More
The Wheelhouse is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
“Gorgeous Country Retreat”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
I could not recommend this house enough, it was perfect for me and my group of friends and children. The house was more than spacious enough for 6 adults and 3 children, the grounds were kept in immac… More
“Perfect holiday - lovely accommodation set in fantastic grounds”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We stayed in Thue for two weeks at the end of June, the weather was lovely and hot. We were two families that joined together (9 people in total). The holiday was perfect. Thue provides lovely acco… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
'Wildwood Lodge' is the ideal base to discover Scotland! Our cosy retreat, with all the comforts of home, is situated at Moffat Manor Holiday Park in the quaint little village of Beattock, just outside the spa town of Moffat in the county of Dumfries and Galloway. …see more
Reviewed 6 Apr 2014
It was in need of up dating ......but the beds were very clean kitchen had every thing we needed .. The cabin was in need of some paint and a wee clean out side. ,… More
Many thanks for your review - we really appreciate feedback whether positive or negative - and whenever we receive constructive criticism we shall ALWAYS take it on board and implement necessary changes.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This unique, luxurious cabin, set in the spectacular surrounding of Cove Harbour, is only accessible by foot (or by sea), through a rock cut smugglers tunnel and across a beach. Ideal for families, couples or for those just wanting total peace.2 bedrooms, shower room, a …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
This 245m2 four-storey house near Sarlat has been recently refurnished to ensure that the living areas are comfortable and modern. A spacious home with a fully equipped kitchen,grand dining room,spacious living area,4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large balcony and a patio …see more
A very comfortable house to stay in. It is well furnished without being fussy, and there is plenty of room for a large group of friends and their dogs. Once the fires are lit, it feels very homely and… More
“Perfect location, atmosphere & farmhouse!”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2012
I booked Yew Tree farmhouse for my sister's hen weekend and there were 16 of us altogether. We spent a lot of time at the house with the log fires going in each room, and there was always enough room … More
“A fantastic country farmhouse in the Cotswold Water Park”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2011
Our stay at Yew Tree Farmhouse exceeded expectation.
10 out of 10 for comfort, location, cleanliness and service.
We will recommend staying here to all of our friends!!… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A traditional, real log cabin, lodge, cottage, romantic setting with spectacular views over Loch Eil and surrounding hills and woodland. Chalet Blaich, Fortwilliam, PH33 7AN Inverness-shire, The Western Highlands, Scotland. Free Wi-FiCosy, "real log cabin", lodge. Id …see more
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
If you are looking for an Idyllic spot to get away from it all, chill and relax then this is the place. The Chalet was superb, clean and spacious and kitted with everything you could need to enhance … More
Thank you for your review and we would love to have you stay again anytime.
What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- very… More
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Beautiful independent traditional trullo in the Valle d'Itria near Locorotondo with private swimming pool. The trullo has two bedrooms for four adults or five with children. Not suitable for young children. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
4km from the town of Ruffec with4 major supermarkets & many bars/ restaurants & a fresh fish & fruit & veg market on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Cycling, walking, kayaking & horseriding are just some of the activities available in the beautiful Charente countryside.The res …see more
“lovely hamlet, close to ruffec”
Reviewed 20 Feb 2014
Stayed here for 2 weeks in september. Beautiful house and grounds. Made very welcome by the owners who settled us in and told us of the local amenities. They then left us in peace, but with a contact … More
We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well fu… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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
A home from home, lovely house with a pretty garden, near the beach, well kitted out for cooking big meals. Close to the Dumfries biking trails. If the weather misbehaves it's a pleasant place to chil… More
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
The perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British canal system. Spirited Away is a skippered hotel-boat offering day trips, weekend retreats and longer breaks. Delicious, organic boat-made veggie/vegan food is included, as is plentif …see more
“Wonderful way to spend a week”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Joined Tor for a week in October. Weather was awful, but having waterproofs meant that I could sit with Tor whilst she moved us away from the sound of the traffic. Weather improved as the week went on… More
Beach front : are you looking for that special place to escape to relax and unwind; share with a love one; a quiet place to recover; then this is your piece of paradise. Exclusively for couples / persons who want the perfect destination to stay a little longerA place t …see more