Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (926)

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.

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926 Holiday homes

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Chinon

Loire Valley / Chinon

7 8 4 nights min stay

Castle / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £184 / night

£1283 - £2565 / week

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from £184 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Resende with swimming pool

Viseu District / Resende

4 8 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £176 / night

£1031 - £1382 / week

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from £176 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

4 12 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £195 / night

£1000 - £1140 / week

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from £195 / night

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Holiday chateau accommodation

California / Malibu

3 6 1 night min stay

Chateau / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £682 / night

£4453 - £4692 / week

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from £682 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Saint-Cyprien holiday manor house rental

Dordogne / Saint-Cyprien

4 10 5 nights min stay

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 5 nights min stay

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from £104 / night

£649 - £1207 / week

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from £104 / night

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Magliano Sabina holiday manor house rental

Province of Rieti / Magliano Sabina

7 12 1 night min stay

Manor House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £214 / night

£1497 / week

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from £214 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min stay

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 13 / 2 nights min stay

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from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min stay

Shepherds Hut / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £80 / night

£540 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Karigasniemi

Lapland / Karigasniemi

2 6 3 nights min stay

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £115 / night

£802 - £5718 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min stay

Shepherds Hut / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday chateau in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

8 23 2 nights min stay

Chateau / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 23 / 2 nights min stay

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from £401 / night

£2558 - £5291 / week

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from £401 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 Min stay varies

Chateau / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / Min stay varies

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from £295 / night

£2000 - £9905 / week

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from £295 / night

(3) Very Good 

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L'Hermenault holiday watermill rental

Vendee / L'Hermenault

4 12 Min stay varies

Watermill / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £175 / night

£800 - £1895 / week

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from £175 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill rental

Vendee / L'Hermenault

7 20 Min stay varies

Watermill / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £200 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Netherbury

Bridport / Netherbury

2 4 2 nights min stay

Shepherds Hut / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 2 nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Eyemouth

Scottish Borders / Eyemouth

4 10 Min stay varies

Tower / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £292 / night

£995 - £1410 / week

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from £292 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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from £115 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Watermill rental in Confolens with swimming pool

Charente / Confolens

4 9 Min stay varies

Watermill / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

4 9 7 nights min stay

Trullo / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 7 nights min stay

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from £199 / night

£1390 - £2222 / week

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from £199 / night

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Holiday chateau in Larressingle

Condom / Larressingle

3 8 2 nights min stay

Chateau / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £1146 / night

£2901 / week

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from £1146 / night

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Beach hut rental in Jardim do Mar with swimming pool

Calheta / Jardim do Mar

2 6 Min stay varies

Beach hut / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £58 / night

£573 - £712 / week

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from £58 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 3 nights min stay

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £179 / night

£899 - £1179 / week

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from £179 / night

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Holiday chateau in Condom

Gers / Condom

1 15 1 night min stay

Chateau / 1 bedroom / sleeps 15 / 1 night min stay

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from £1147 / night

£2924 / week

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from £1147 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Blaich

Fort William / Blaich

2 4 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £85 / night

£665 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie / Rattray

3 6 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure

Charente / Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure

1 4 Min stay varies

Watermill / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £65 / night

£325 - £631 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski chateau to rent in Gere-Belesten

Bearn / Gere-Belesten

4 10 3 nights min stay

Chateau / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 3 nights min stay

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from £300 / night

£2000 / week

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from £300 / night

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Holiday manor house in St Sulpice

Mayenne / St Sulpice

6 16 7 nights min stay

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 7 nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£625 - £4550 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cave house accommodation in Alicante with swimming pool

Alicante province / Alicante

4 9 Min stay varies

Cave house / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£310 - £1000 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Somerford Keynes holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

2 4 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Isle of Harris holiday log cabin rental

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

2 4 7 nights min stay

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 7 nights min stay

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from £79 / night

£550 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday castle in La Chataigneraie

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

9 15 7 nights min stay

Castle / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / 7 nights min stay

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from £164 / night

£1146 / week

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from £164 / night

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Manor house rental in Sarlat-la-Canéda with swimming pool

Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

3 6 7 nights min stay

Manor House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £175 / night

£1222 - £1985 / week

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from £175 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

4 8 7 nights min stay

Trullo / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £243 / night

£1700 - £2625 / week

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from £243 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

4 8 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £115 / night

£449 - £1055 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau letting

Ardeche / Joyeuse

3 8 Min stay varies

Chateau / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £84 / night

£581 - £1443 / week

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from £84 / night

(2) Good 

1 / 20

Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Castiglione di Sicilia

Province of Catania / Castiglione di Sicilia

6 14 Min stay varies

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £254 / night

£1520 - £4201 / week

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from £254 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Donegal Town holiday watermill let

County Donegal / Donegal Town

4 8 3 nights min stay

Watermill / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £116 / night

£731 / week

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from £116 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ruffec holiday manor house let

Charente / Ruffec

5 12 1 night min stay

Manor House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £100 / night

£815 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in La Collarderie

Chinon / La Collarderie

3 6 7 nights min stay

Chateau / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £66 / night

£462 - £707 / week

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from £66 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Orton with shared pool

Cumbria / Orton

1 4 Min stay varies

Manor House / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £75 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

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Manor house rental in Nontron

Dordogne / Nontron

4 9 1 night min stay

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 1 night min stay

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from £191 / night

£917 / week

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from £191 / night

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Holiday chateau rental

Berlin / Spandau

9 16 2 nights min stay

Chateau / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 2 nights min stay

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from £2214 / night

£26794 / week

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from £2214 / night

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Holiday castle in Oprtalj

Istria / Oprtalj

5 10 Min stay varies

Castle / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £250 / night

£1600 - £2900 / week

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from £250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Fontenay-le-Comte

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

3 9 Min stay varies

Chateau / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £210 / night

£998 / week

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from £210 / night

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Ostuni holiday trullo rental

Ostuni / Casalini

3 6 Min stay varies

Trullo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £77 / night

£516 - £1382 / week

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from £77 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

1 2 2 nights min stay

Shepherds Hut / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £69 / night

£375 - £525 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Oranmore holiday manor house rental

Galway / Oranmore

4 9 7 nights min stay

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 7 nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£700 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

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Bonnieux holiday manor house rental

Bonnieux / Lacoste, Vaucluse

8 16 Min stay varies

Manor House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / Min stay varies

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from £1145 / night

£8300 - £9000 / week

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from £1145 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Trullo letting in Alberobello with swimming pool

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 6 Min stay varies

Trullo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £77 / night

£1193 - £1231 / week

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from £77 / night

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