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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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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its located within a short drive from most o  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Loch Awe holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Lodge credit to the owners” July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners and would recommend this  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £970 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Beattock

Dumfries and Galloway / Beattock

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“CLEAN, WARM, HOMELY,” Older log cabin with a warm homely feel about it , every thing you need, only thing that let me down a little was jet bath not working (under repair). lovely camp site. great for kids, stunning views... can not comment on camps s  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £492 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
STUNNING LAKE POSITION .FREE WIFI.  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £351 / week

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from £50 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stylish Holiday Property” Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general s  …see more

from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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from £115 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandstone with a gree  …see more

from £115 / night

£650 - £1380 / week

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from £115 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely apartment in Dover” We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.  …see more

from £85 / night

£360 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Eyemouth holiday tower rental

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £292 / night

£995 - £1480 / week

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from £292 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet rental

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” 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 furbished. During the day there i  …see more

from £140 / night

£700 - £4550 / week

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from £140 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1150 / week

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from £120 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely location, comfortable house” We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning location, which is co  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Log cabin letting in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Shelduck Lodge is a traditional pine cabin, with its own fishing peg on the Duck Lake at Tattershall Lakes Country Park. It is the ideal place to relax as the Duck Lake is in a sheltered, tranquil part of the park away from the watersports but close enough to walk to if  …see more

from £90 / night

£390 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“repeat visit will return!” stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. such a lovely touch.  …see more

from £86 / night

£385 - £513 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te  …see more

from £500 / night

£1924 - £3847 / week

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from £500 / night

(23) Excellent 

12

Holiday log cabin in Llanfor

Bala / Llanfor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Perfect short break,very quiet and relaxing location,ideal location for getting out & about not far from Bala so good for shopping etc lovely trips out too Barmouth arou nd Bala lake stunning views.cabin was lovely everything spotlessly clean all  …see more

from £55 / night

£260 - £495 / week

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from £55 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Idyllic setting for a get away” Comfortable and well equipped cabin, perfect setting Would have been nice as a suggestion to have had a hot tub outside possibly  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Tind holiday log cabin rental

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” Beautifull "rorbu" in the south part of the Lofoten Island, a paradis on earth! Perfect for a familly with 2 kids. This Rorbu is not situated by the sea but ON the sea! It is actually possible to fish from the balcony... It is the most a  …see more

from £120 / night

£671 - £1030 / week

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from £120 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Robin Hoods Bay

North York Moors National Park / Robin Hood's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean,homely caravan in good central location” We could only manage to squeeze two nights in as the caravan was booked but we had one day in Whitby and the next in Scarborough.the weather was rough but we were warm and cosy and chose to eat in the pub  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £450 / week

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from £45 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tranquil retreat” Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014. We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination. Such a beautiful setting, peacef  …see more

from £95 / night

£580 - £1290 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnis  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £675 / week

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from £100 / night

(81) Excellent 

30

Stoke Ferry holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2500 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Le Mans holiday manor house let

Sarthe / Le Mans

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“perfect!” fantastic property with everything you need. Very comfortable, beautifully decorated, enchanting gardens.  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1250 / week

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from £136 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Tattershall holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely stunning lodge” Well where do I start Absolutely stunning lodge which was spotless on arrival . The lodge had been trimmed up for Xmas so made our stay even more special. 7 of us stayed on a girlie weekend away and we were all surprised ho  …see more

from £149 / night

£795 - £2045 / week

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from £149 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Ivybridge

Dartmoor National Park / Ivybridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Not your normal rental accommodation” A beautifully restored former mission in a nice area. The accommodation is excellently fitted out throughout with good quality equipment from the kitchen through to the bedrooms - no more worrying about bending a  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 - £1195 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Sauveterre-de-Bearn

Bearn / Sauveterre-de-Bearn

8 15 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
Chateau de Sillegue is a beautiful unique Chateau set in private secure parkland. Private heated pool with large brick built BBQ, terrace, shaded outdoor eating area, ping pong table and assortment of bikes and direct access to the famous fishing river, Gave du Saiso  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 - £3808 / week

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from £500 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Gedre

4 4 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £82 / night

£342 - £505 / week

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from £82 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Offenham

Evesham / Offenham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Quality accommodation. Vendors were brilliant .” Stayed 2 nights.Great accommodation in rural location.Would have no hesitation in booking again. The owners had cake with tea and coffee on arrival and we're extremely friendly. We had 5 in our p  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Seillans

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Seillans

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Grande dame” The property was equipped with everything we needed to have a truly great experience in the French countryside. The bedrooms all comfortably furnished, with bathrooms on each sleeping level. The kitchen is small but serviceable. The gra  …see more

from £250 / night

£1675 - £3770 / week

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from £250 / night

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Holiday manor house in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Protected by the walls of Castle Beynac, and the inaccessible cliff, this secret and invisible mansion, has a theatrical and spectacular view over the valley of the 5 Castles and the Dordogne River. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, but also 3 dining summer rooms, 3 barbecues,  …see more

from £334 / night

£2334 - £4667 / week

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from £334 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house rental

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Private garden
A spacious wing of a Georgian Manor House in peaceful rural Cheshire comprised of 2 en-suite king bedded rooms, well equipped kitchen diner, large comfortable sitting room and use of 1 acre (3600 m2) garden. The Llangollen Canal is 400m walk en route to the local pub.  …see more

from £98 / night

£628 - £913 / week

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from £98 / night

(69) Excellent 

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Cemaes Bay holiday manor house rental

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything you could wish for, for a family holiday” We have just returned from our annual extended family holiday of eight adults and 5 children . The house was the best we have stayed in to date and the location is breathtaking - so peaceful and qu  …see more

from £666 / night

£3450 - £6250 / week

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from £666 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent lodge in a beautiful location” Recently stayed at goldfinch lodge with extended family for few days. The lodge is very comfortable and big enough for a family and well maintained. The garden is great and the decked area is fantastic. Great v  …see more

from £125 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £125 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £95 / night

£599 - £1112 / week

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from £95 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent wee get away” Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.  …see more

from £79 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £79 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Rowardennan holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Hoot of a holiday” Great lodge, really well equipped. Plenty of room for 8 guests. Lovely location and views. We had a great holiday. Location is fairly remote with a 40 minute drive to the supermarket, however we would recommend having a delivery ser  …see more

from £140 / night

£670 - £1250 / week

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from £140 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in South Cerney with shared pool, golf nearby

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent accomdation clean and tidy, great swimming pools on site and the fishing was great.” We stayed at Willow Veiw caravan owned by Rosemari Watson, the family had a great time and Rosemari was extremely helpful, the caravan is very clean and ben  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £665 / week

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from £70 / night