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.
Our timber lodge, made from Scandinavian redwood, provides comfortable year round accommodation in a rural setting with views over our open fields. The lodge combines generous living space with two bedrooms (double and twin), integrated kitchen/diner, bathroom with show …see more
“Excellent lodge and facilities, peaceful yet loads to do.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We had a brillant stay here for 1 week in August and our 9 and 8 year old children were upset to leave and i have to admit so where we. The accommodation is just like home from home and there's is ple… More
The East Wing of the Chateau de la Vallee is half of the fabulous property which is idyllically set on the edge of a village by rolling countryside near the beautiful Forest of Eu. It sleeps up to 10 people in four bedrooms and also has four bathrooms and two reception …see more
We spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in this fabulous chateau which is just as splendid as it looks in the photos. The tranquil village setting provides a lovely backdrop for this magnificent country… More
St Caprais Maison de Maitre is 200 years old and offers all the charms of an old French country side property only 20 minutes from beautiful beaches of Royan area and lots of stunning historical towns such as Cognac & Talmont. The nearest charming town of Gemozac h …see more
“Wonderful well equipped home, close to lovely beaches”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
The house is set in the most beautiful location with lovely gardens in a quiet setting but within a central location for easy access to the whole of the region and it's beaches and historic centres.
“We had a lovely holiday and would happily spend our holiday there all over again!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
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, very spacious and well equippe… More
Built in 1840 as the village chapel, Candlelight Cottage was converted in 2010 to provide 2 bedroom accommodation for up to 4 guests. .Located in one of the driest regions in the country, the cottage is a 2-bedroom self catering stone chapel set in the grounds of the o …see more
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.V… More
Chateau de Milly is a fairytale castle in the Loire valley nestled in more than 30acres of private grounds and woodland walks.This beautifully restored Chateau provides luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests.With a wonderful heated outdoor pool (15m x 5m) you have …see more
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.5 double/twin rooms (1 with private en-suite) and 1 quadruple bunk room (2 x double/twin bunk beds, great for kids).Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, chair, log fire, French Satellite …see more
Mobile Home on Camping Park Albatros in Tuscany with 3 Bedrooms (44 m²), Large covered Decking, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, toilet and shower, air conditioning, Garden Furniture, Gas BBQ, Hammock and parking. . Fantastic Campsite with excellent fa …see more
Please note that Llandrinio Hall is available all year round. During the school summer holidays and for Christmas and New Year we rent full weeks only, whereas at all other times a minimum two-night stay applies (three nights for half-term weekends). We also offer half- …see more
“A magnificent place to stay with your family and friends.”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
We had the time of our lives at Llandrinio Hall. It was a truly magnificent place with fantastic facilities and highly comfortable accommodation. The massive kitchen was conducive to many a family fea… More
“Lovely house in stunning location”
Reviewed 7 May 2012
This was our second stay at Llandrinio Hall and we were not disappointed. The house keeper is very helpful and friendly and met us upon our arrival. We celebrated a special birthday with our family.… More
Set in a gated complex with one other rental property, La Petite Maison, Le Moulin is in the beautiful countryside of Pays de la Loire in France. It has two stunning luxury 5 bedroom houses and is complemented by a separate leisure complex complete with a 13 metre indo …see more
My second visit to the chateau, was as good as the first. Went with friends/children the first time and then with family and children this time. Worked well both times...so much space to get away...fr… More
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have such great guests :) See you again soon we hope....
“Great house in the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
Just returned from a two week holiday in Le Moulin the house is wonderful loads of space lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen. We were a group of 9 ranging from 10years through teens to adults… More
We are really happy that you enjoyed your holiday at Le Moulin; as you have said, it is a great place to spend time with large family groups and indeed, a group of friends. Le Moulin is in a rural setting so it does take a little bit of effort to do the things we are more apt to take for granted; with this in mind, we provide all our guests with a comprehensive Welcome Pack with ideas of places to visit, things to do and indeed, directions and details of nearby shops, supermarkets and restaurants to try out. There are guests who have chosen to stay with us at Le Moulin year after year and we are happy that, like them, you have taken the time to give us such a positive review and have given us such a high rating. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Deerdale Lodge is a beautiful two bedroom luxury log cabin, sleeping up to 4 people, set within its very own private and secluded grounds. The accommodation is situated in the forest and includes a private out-door hot-tub.The lodge and surroundings are perfectly suite …see more
Absolutely beautiful place. So cosy yet very spacious. Very modern facilities and appliances. Hot tub was great! Extremely private and the owners were fantastic! They left us a luxury welcome hamper w… More
Thankyou for the great detailed review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Lodge and hope to see you again,
Lynda and Stu
“Beautiful accommodation in a great location.”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
Lodge is immaculate and has been done to a very high spec. It is well appointed, has a great decking area and the hot tub was fab! Owners are close at hand, are extremely helpful yet respect the priva… More
Thank you for the great review and for taking care of the facilities, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan
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Loch Lomond lodge is a privately owned log cabin on the beautiful eastern shores of Loch Lomond and has the prime position on the estate at Rowardennan, with fantastic views from every window.
The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area have beautiful views over the …see more
Of all the lodges in the area, this one is probably in the best location. The views of the loch and the surrounding mountains are stunning.
The inside is just as good. It would easily cope with eight… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, very much appreciated.
“Beautiful location, so peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2014
We stayed at Rowardennan Lodge for nine nights from 7-16 June 2014 and had one of the best holiday experiences ever. The lodge was spotlessly clean and well-equipped and it was lovely to meet Irene, … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Loch Lomond lodge and a big thank you for your lovely comments, very much appreciated.
“Another fantastic holiday”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Another fantastic stay at lodge 30 the new kitchen looks great. Everything your could want is there for a great relaxing holiday in ghis beautiful part of the world.… More
So glad you liked the new kitchen and you'll love the new beds when you return next year, thanks for being such lovely guests.
This contemporary log cabin is based 3 miles from the sandy beaches of the North Cornwall coastline. It boasts an open plan living area, two generous bedrooms with modern bathroom and stunning views of the Cornish countryside. Fully equipped kitchen with oven, electric …see more
Luxury self-catering cabin hidden in beautiful Wiltshire woodland***Special offer: FREE Adult 'All in' one day Longleat ticket plus 15% OFF additional tickets with a minimum 3 night stay at The Apple Wood***This luxurious boutique hotel style hideaway has all …see more
Perfect place, perfect peace, perfect Puglia.Trullo Serena is a delightful renovated ancient trullo situated in Capo di Gallo on a hilltop a few kilometres from Alberobello with wonderful far reaching views across the Itria Valley. It is so peaceful and quiet, somethin …see more
SKI TO DOOR (CONDITIONS PERMITTING) Chalet Halten is a typical swiss chalet situated in a peaceful alpine setting a short walk above the centre of the traditional village of Zweisimmen. The Superpass Alpes Vaudoises.Gstaad.Aldelboden-Lenk includes 630km of wonderful sk …see more
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 morni… More
Haus Spencer occupies a lovely position near the centre of the village of Filzmoos. Filzmoos is an attractive, traditional Austrian village set amidst magnificent scenery at the foot of the Bischofsmutze Mountain and Dachstein glacier, conveniently located only 45 minut …see more
. Westcove House is an early Georgian manor house nestled in southern tip of the famous 'Ring of Kerry' , overlooking Castlecove harbour, the beautiful Kenmare estuary & with lovely views of the mountains on Cork's Beara peninsula beyond. Inside the …see more
We rented the entire property - the House, Cottage, Stables and Pier Cottage - for an Irish heritage (American) family reunion of more than 40 family members. The high quality of the accommodations, … More
NO BOOKING FEES !! Luxury Spacious 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms converted Chapel sleeps 8 + cot Luxury self-catering accommodation near Hadrians Wall, sleeps 8 people + cot Situated in the village of Halton-Lea-Gate on the edge of the North Pennines, on th …see more
“A beautiful appointed and maintained property set in stunning gardens”
Reviewed 11 Jun 2014
A beautiful converted chapel, with many original features and extensive garden to the rear of the property complete with summerhouse and stream. The chapel has a well equipped kitchen and utility room… More
“RELAX IN STYLE”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2013
This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever taken. The Chapel is an amazing place to stay. We all had a great time in the garden and games room. The pool table was great fun. The chapel is a very … More
Thaks for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Old Chapel, The BT Broadband is slow but that's what rural communites have to put up with, BT don't invest a great deal in rural communities even though we pay the same rate, Mobile/Cell reception is the same although you do get good reception with O2
We had a lovely family 2 week stay. We all had a fantastic time including the young children. The house is five star with all amenities you can think of. The owners have thought of everything down to … More
A large rustic house, originally a stable which was part of the Chateau and estate of Argoules.
The house is set in an enclosed courtyard which was the hunting lodge for the Chateau. Alongside the house are the original kennels and coach house.
The house is situated …see more
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 … More
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to our Gite.
There are no neighbours, there's only a very small country road. Next to an authentic house in an original setting you'll get to know an unknown region.
In an undiscovered part of the south of France, in a beautiful setting, staying at the Watermill or the Old Bakery, …see more
Inshriach is a spacious Edwardian house in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, perfect for family holidays, house parties, location work and special occasions. It's also one of the greenest historic holiday homes in Scotland, heated by biomass and with solar …see more
We booked Inshriach house for the Easter weekend as we were a group of 13 travelling for the long holiday to visit a few distilleries in the highlands. The experience was out of a storybook. Inshriach… More
“Blissful, beautiful and magical retreat”
Reviewed 7 May 2013
I have stayed at Inshriach House several times with groups of friends and anticipate continuing to come back for many years. This is truly one of the most magical and quirky places I have ever stayed… More
Why thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Whether you just want to relax and enjoy the views, go walking or explore the sights of Harris & Lewis this is a very convenient holiday base. The Old School at Luskentyre Lodge is situated on the site of the Old village primary school adjacent to Luskentyre Lodge. Wit …see 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 yo… More
“Great self-catering house; stunning views in a stunning place”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Luskentyre and staying in the Old School, which is small and cosy, but has everything you need and was extremely comfortable for us.
All good; thanks… More
La Mariposa apartment is fully equipped for self-catering and has been lovingly restored and finished to a high standard. The apartment is mainly on one level although there are a short set of stairs at both entrances. The open plan kitchen and lounge area turn a very …see more
After several different unforseen circumstances, I ended up travelling alone to Spain. Despite a couple of upsets before I even got to the apartment (completely unconnected to this booking) I finally… More
“Beautiful place, lovely hosts!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
When I found La Mariposa on this site I thought it looked really quaint and would make a lovely getaway for my partner and I, the reviews about Mark and Sam were all great too which encouraged me to b… More
“Great accommodation, village and hosts”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Been meaning to write a review and us booking again reminded me.
There are two lovely apartments, very clean, spacious and well equipped. Sam and Marc, the hosts, live onsite and are welcoming, avail… More
The Tower House (120 sqm) is the most ancient portion of Historic Hamlet Le Logge di Silvignano, one of the most significant examples of Medieval architecture in the Spoleto County.
Le Logge di Silvignano built from the X to the XV Century,is listed by the Italian …see more
Both cabins have been furnished to a very high standard with excellent facilities such as wood burning stove,sauna,spa bath,broadband and wi-fi internet,i pod dock. Rodel is a small peaceful village on the south end of the island it's a perfect base to explore Harr …see more
“Fabulous sauna, spotless chalet with every detail well thought out”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
A wonderful chalet, so well planned, with everything of the highest quality (I'd never seen Harris Tweed curtains before). The sauna was the best place to unwind after a day's walking or cycling, an… More
Our apartments in Les Chalets des Montalbert are located directly on the piste and only a short walk away from the village centre. This apartment has great views over the piste and gets the sun in the afternoon. As with all of our apartments in Les Chalets de Montalber …see more
Thue is an 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres of private land, located in the Vendee region of Western France. Recently converted into The Mill and The Wheelhouse which can be interconnected giving a very large 11 bedroom property, or rented individually …see more
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 te… More
“An excellent relaxing holiday in the heart of Rural France”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had an excellent holiday, the accomodation was as described which was perfect for us as a large family. The French people where very helpful and accommodating. We shopped at Hyper U in Fontenay l… More
The Mill is a great space for large groups of friends like we were. It was completely kitted out with everything we needed from saucepans to irons, bicycles to DVDs! The guys who own the house are inc… More
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again next year.
A delightful character property consisting of a living room with fitted kitchen on the ground floor and upstairs a good-sized double bedroom and shower room. Why choose Brossac? Why indeed? Why choose a village, instead of staying in remote countryside? Well, for a sta …see more
“Brilliant place from which to explore the region”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
A warm welcome from Susan and Dennis to a really quirky little place located bang in the centre of Brossac. There was everything you could need in the Tower, which was very clean and well organised. W… More
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the area as delightful as we do!
Reviewed 14 Aug 2015
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 tal… More
Thank you for your kind remarks. We're pleased that you enjoyed a restful holiday in our area of rural France.
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to holiday somewhere in Southern France where we could chill out and unwind. We found The Tower House and it was perfect. The accommodatio… More
We're pleased you had a relaxing time and thank you for your positive remarks.
Montauriol consists of 60 acres of land , a stream runs through the valley, and is the ideal setting for the pleasures of wining and dining, a bbq and a glass of wine at the terrace, overlooking the pigeonnier. The manoir is comfortable and generous with a totally Frenc …see more
“Beautifull historical landhouse with lots of privacy and gorgeous surrounding”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2012
We've stayed at this beautifull landhouse in spring 2012. The large woods, were we have spend several hours walking, are right in front of you. After a long day walking, the large swimmingpool is the … More
“A magnificent property with everything you could want for a great vacation!”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
We stayed at the Manoir de Montauriol for a week, wanting to get to know the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne regions, and for some serious relaxation.
The location was perfect for us. Great chateaux, me… More
“How a holidays is ment to be.”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
If you are looking for an atmospheric house with character and the possibility to play golf, swim or to make long walks on the property, we would strongly recommend a stay at Manoir de Montauriol.
Chateau for rent in Languedoc Roussillon near Mirepoix, Carcassonne and Toulouse La Commanderie of Plaigne is a prestigious Cathar chateau and Commanderie of the knights of Malta set in parkland of 4 ha with a private swimming pool . Make yourself at home throughout th …see more
New static caravan furnished to a high standard with views over Cairngorm National Park. All bedding linen & towels supplied. Free Gas & Electricity.40 inch TV with free view, DVD player and some DVD'S,Fridge Freezer, Microwave, BBQ. Fishing, Golfing, Skiing, Forest wal …see more
Superb new caravan very comfortable with everything we needed provided first class very clean great outlook well situated for all local attractions, Our two grandchildren enjoyed the stay very much n… More
Thank you for your nice review. We are so pleased you and your grandchildren had a good time, always welcome to return anytime.
Linda & Billy.
We had the best time at this wonderfully appointed unique holiday home. The pool was cleaned everyday for our own use, the grounds around the trulli were quiet without being miles away from our sights… More
Catered chalet Solneige is located next to the beautiful alpine village of Vaujany, directly connected with the snow secure Alpe d'Huez ski area, which combines the charm of a real mountain village with modern, up-to-date facilities.
Staying in one of the most beautif …see more
La Amapola apartment is fully equipped for self-catering and has been lovingly restored and finished to a high standard. This apartment has the living area and shower room with WC on the ground floor with the 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor. The open plan kitchen and lounge …see more
Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed th… More
“Beautiful, serene spot for relaxation and the perfect base for day trips!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
La Amapola exceeded our expectations and was the perfect spot to spend our honeymoon! We enjoyed having a fully-serviced kitchen to prepare our own meals and loved having a private patio (partially s… More
“Friendly and welcoming - a great place for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
Ideal location - a couple of minutes walk to the local village where you can still get great tapas with every drink you order and only about an hour from both Almeria airport and Granada/Alhambra Pal… More