Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (243)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

243 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Cot available

(7) Excellent 

24

Gemozac holiday manor house rental

Gemozac / St Caprais, Gemozac

4 10 14 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 14 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a lovely holiday and would happily spend our holiday there all over again!” Overall a lovely place to get away to, in a good location close enough to sea and some fantastic beaches yet not in the thick of it all. The property was in good order  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £1700 / week

Enquire View

from £215 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Holiday chateau in Pouligny-Notre-Dame

Indre / Pouligny-Notre-Dame

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £518 / night

£2837 - £3561 / week

Enquire View

from £518 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Holiday manor house with shared pool in Meyssac

Correze / Meyssac

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £138 / night

£863 - £2018 / week

Book View

from £138 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Holiday tower rental

Charente / Brossac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace &tranquility!” My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have talked to us also, if he was able  …see more

from £61 / night

£294 - £432 / week

Book View

from £61 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £160 / night

£1117 / week

Book View

from £160 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

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

Book View

from £70 / night

25

Ski chalet in Lenk im Simmental

Bernese Oberland / Lenk im Simmental

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski

from £100 / night

£700 - £1230 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

29

Ski chalet in La Molina

Alp / La Molina

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £207 / night

£1466 / week

Book View

from £207 / night

(15) Very Good 

13

Stamford holiday converted chapel rental

Lincolnshire / Stamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic cottage” beautifully renovated cottage,with everything you need for a great holiday peacefull and tranquil surroundings,easy to find and central for the areas attractions and very helpful and friendly owners.Very well equipped including barb  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £500 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

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

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

Book View

from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Province of Catania / Milo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £18 / night

£113 / week

Book View

from £18 / night

(44) Excellent 

30

Strathyre holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Perfect” Fantastic holiday, beautiful location, lots of fantastic walks with plenty of amazing views from every angle. There is a good range of places to eat that take wet muddy dogs too! We stayed over half term with our two teenagers and a dog  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £955 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

37

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Barcelonnette

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£621 - £707 / week

Book View

from £121 / night

(25) Excellent 

69

Brasov ski chalet rental

Brasov County / Brasov

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic log home with spectacular views” This is a lovely log home, very warm, cosy and homely. Extremely well fitted and suitable for any age range but not for anyone with mobility problems. We were a group of 7 adults and spent Christmas there, u  …see more

from £113 / night

£690 - £1414 / week

Book View

from £113 / night

(12) Excellent 

13

Holiday watermill letting

Llangefni / Bodffordd

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” 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- ve  …see more

from £135 / night

£675 - £975 / week

Book View

from £135 / night

(2) Very Good 

37

Holiday manor house in Meneac

Morbihan / Meneac

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£700 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(37) Very Good 

24

Holiday manor house in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A House of Charm and Character” A real opportunity to live as Lord and Lady of the Manor. All of the family loved the experience, and the Grandchildren played hide and seek for the three days that we were there, including several treasure hunts.  …see more

from £450 / night

£2700 - £2990 / week

Enquire View

from £450 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

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
“Truly Excellent Property in fantastic location.” We have this morning left this glorious house busy discussing what we will do next time we are there! Three generation of Knowles 8 adults and 2 babies, plus a couple of extra friends who dropped in fo  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 - £4825 / week

Book View

from £250 / night

33

Savoie / Peisey-Vallandry

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £108 / night

£492 - £1966 / week

Book View

from £108 / night

(6) Excellent 

28

Trullo rental in Ostuni with swimming pool

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool

from £121 / night

£690 - £1380 / week

Book View

from £121 / night

(6) Excellent 

16

Holiday manor house in Selkirk

Selkirk / Yarrow Valley

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £275 / night

£1500 - £2500 / week

Book View

from £275 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Boathouse rental in Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£345 / week

Book View

from £57 / night

(11) Very Good 

20

Ski chalet in Dienten am Hochkönig

Salzburg Region / Dienten am Hochkönig

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £135 / night

£944 - £2238 / week

Book View

from £135 / night

(10) Excellent 

28

Zweisimmen ski chalet rental

Canton of Bern / Zweisimmen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great chalet and location with skiing to match!” Really loved the location and chalet, which was extremely clean and very well equipped, with ample space for ski's and boots in a large area underneath the Chalet. Short walk to the piste in the morning  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1230 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

16

Macot-la-Plagne ski chalet rental

Aime / Macot-la-Plagne

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £86 / night

£599 - £1299 / week

Enquire View

from £86 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Manor house rental in Argoules

Somme / Argoules

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, history-steeped tranquility” This is a very special property indeed. A converted stables set around an enclosed, beautifully planted garden, the owners are on site in another converted historic building, and are beyond welcoming and helpful  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £850 / week

Book View

from £72 / night

(7) Excellent 

13

Holiday watermill rental

Vendee / L'Hermenault

7 20 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great family holiday” Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever. The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the television! The garden had p  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

Book View

from £200 / night

19

Montalbert ski chalet rental

Savoie / Montalbert

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £157 / night

£1099 - £3499 / week

Enquire View

from £157 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

Holiday log cabin in Kilkhampton

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£392 - £896 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

19

Watermill rental in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

Book View

from £300 / night

9

Le Beausset holiday tower rental

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

Book View

from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

7

Isle of Harris holiday log cabin rental

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Could not ask for more” 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 you will find anywhere - jaw  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 / week

Book View

from £79 / night

7

Haute-Savoie / Abondance

1 6 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£242 / week

Book View

from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday chateau rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £246 / night

£1720 - £2113 / week

Book View

from £246 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Filzmoos / Pongau

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£694 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday chateau in Iguerande

Saone-et-Loire / Iguerande

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A Holiday not to be missed” It’s time to book the holiday again and feel it will be hard to equal last year’s holiday in the Chateau Orange de Bolbec On arrival the setting, the Chateau and grounds looked stunning and inside did not let us down, full  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2650 / week

Book View

from £215 / night

(11) Excellent 

17

Hautes-Alpes / Gap

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£471 - £773 / week

Book View

from £117 / night

(16) Very Good 

51

Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in San Vincenzo

San Vincenzo / Park Albatros Camping Village

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£385 - £1197 / week

Enquire View

from £36 / night

(12) Excellent 

10

Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Felton

Felton / Eshottheugh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £112 / night

£650 - £1100 / week

Book View

from £112 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Cote d'Or / Recey-sur-Ource

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £18 / night

£432 - £1156 / week

Book View

from £18 / night

1