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Unusual rural retreats (272)

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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Bearn / Lescun

5 15 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £225 / night

£1569 / week

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from £225 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Rez de Jardin Chateau de Bézyl - Sixt-Sur-Aff chateau sleeps 12

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
The Rez de Jardin, chateau de Bézyl, is situated in the mids of a 96 ha of countryside, its fields, heaths and woodlands are managed as a nature reserve, its native flora and fauna can be enjoyed by walking its many paths and tracks. There is a small lake. We have roe  …see more

from £246 / night

£1720 - £2113 / week

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from £246 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Trullo of Dreams - Martina Franca trullo sleeps 6

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated just 5 miles from the chic town of Martina Franca and a short drive to the clear tropical award winning beaches of the Ionian coastline, Trullo of Dreams can be found.The road stops just past the property and this ensures the tranquil location is not disturbed.  …see more

from £198 / night

£1380 - £1423 / week

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from £198 / night

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(9) Excellent 

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Artisan Hall - Toddington manor house sleeps 8

Gloucestershire / Toddington

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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from £305 / night

£1307 - £2870 / week

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from £305 / night

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Haute-Garonne / Juzet-de-Luchon

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £104 / night

£725 / week

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from £104 / night

(25) Excellent 

21

Ben Lui - Loch Awe log cabin sleeps 5

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Ben Lui is a renovated and lovingly cared for log cabin on the former Forestry Commision land at Dalavich on the shores of the beautiful and tranquil Loch Awe. It is set centrally in approx 1/4 acre of mixed grassland and copse,which is viewed from the new balcony and  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £390 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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La Cabane Du Pecheur - Flers log cabin sleeps 6

Orne / Flers

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Our log cabin and lake are located just on the outskirts of Flers at La Selle La Forge. And offer the perfect family holiday. In the well renowned Lower Normandy country side, very green very picturesque and very quiet. Although you will be in your own secluded accommod  …see more

from £62 / night

£400 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Alpine Grove Log Cabins - Cricket St Thomas log cabin sleeps 5

Chard / Cricket St Thomas

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A peaceful relaxing and fun holiday can be enjoyed at Alpine Grove Log Cabins. From the tranquil setting of your own log cabin, you can discover the unique charm of a holiday in beautiful woodland. Here the delights of the outdoor life are on your doorstep, discover the  …see more

from £76 / night

£399 - £699 / week

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from £76 / night

(18) Excellent 

39

Inshriach House - Aviemore manor house sleeps 17

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

10 17 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £600 / night

£4200 / week

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from £600 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Glentruim Castle - Newtonmore castle sleeps 14

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Glentruim Castle has been beautifully extended and fully renovated to create an intimate atmosphere that is welcoming throughout the year. Offering spacious rooms with great attention to style and detail yet still retaining many of its original features it is the ideal  …see more

from £900 / night

£3850 - £5775 / week

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from £900 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Swallow Tail - Holsworthy houseboat sleeps 4

Devon / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Swallow Tail offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 4 people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own shower/wc, the doubl  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £565 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

21

Moulin de Marousse - Confolens watermill sleeps 9

Charente / Confolens

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes/Limousin border, Moulin de Marousse is on a river and surrounded by fields and woods. This delightful stone property boasts period features, open fireplaces, a private walle  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Beautiful Wing of Chateau - Grandcourt chateau sleeps 10

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £152 / night

£760 - £1495 / week

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from £152 / night

(8) Excellent 

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LUXURY MANSION WITH INTIMATE GARDEN AND SPA - Orta San Giulio manor house sleeps 8

Province of Novara / Orta San Giulio

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
A 17th century mansion with intimate garden and SPA in the most exclusive baroque village overlooking lake Orta.An historical 600 sqm mansion in Vacciago, an unspoilt village overlooking Lake Orta and the island of San Giulio (5 minutes drive), which is considered to be  …see more

from £863 / night

£5000 / week

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from £863 / night

15

3 GROUPED CABINS EXCLUSIVE VENUE - Westbury log cabin sleeps 15

Shropshire / Westbury

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Group holiday accommodation is perfect for Stag or Hen Do's looking for something a bit special. Each cabin with two bedrooms l all of which have an open plan lounge and kitchen, modern shower rooms and one double bedroom and the second bedroom with a full sized bun  …see more

from £360 / night

£1800 - £2800 / week

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from £360 / night

(29) Excellent 

22

Loch Lomond lodge - Rowardennan log cabin sleeps 8

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £140 / night

£650 - £860 / week

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from £140 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Trullo Bellissimo - Ostuni trullo sleeps 6

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
Trullo Bellissimo is a luxury, bijou villa with a bespoke interior design, sympathetically restored to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings.This ancient c300 year old building is set in its own tranquil 3acre olive grove, with stunning terraces (cock  …see more

from £199 / night

£1390 - £1590 / week

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from £199 / night

29

Province of Belluno / Cortina d'Ampezzo

3 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £87 / night

£418 - £3044 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Château de Colombières sur Orb - Colombieres-sur-Orb chateau sleeps 36

Herault / Colombieres-sur-Orb

14 36 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Au coeur du Parc Naturel du Haut Languedoc , le château de Colombières est un lieu authentique, idéal pour passer des vacances au calme dans un cadre verdoyantNos 5 "appartements" aménagés dans l'aile nord du château sont tous labellisés 4 épis g  …see more

from £776 / night

£3750 / week

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from £776 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Château Les Dryades - Pouligny-Notre-Dame chateau sleeps 14

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
In the heart of France, the château stands within its own moated courtyard garden and is ideally situated within walking distance from Les Dryades 4 star golf & spa resort. The chateau comfortably accommodates 14 guests, with 7 well appointed bedrooms (all en-suite),  …see more

from £518 / night

£2130 - £3837 / week

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from £518 / night

(7) Excellent 

13

The Mill - L'Hermenault watermill sleeps 20

Vendee / L'Hermenault

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Good 

5

Gironde / Captieux

13 5 1 night min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £103 / night

£587 / week

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from £103 / night

(4) Excellent 

44

Dreamers Getaway, beautiful 3 bedroom holiday home - Belton caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Norfolk / Belton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Hello and welcome to Dreamers Getaway, our beautiful, spacious luxury holiday home, set in an open woodland plot, with everything for your perfect getaway! Here, on site at the Wild Duck holiday park there's a host of fun things to do with Indoor swimming pool & toddle  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £675 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Deveron Lodge - Huntly log cabin sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Deveron Lodge is a beautiful two story Logcabin. Tastefully furnished with a cosy woodburner .A twin bedroom downstairs and lovely cosy double bedroom upstairs. The large landing area gives access to a balcony. The Lodge is situated in 2.5 acres of woodland with direct  …see more

from £80 / night

£425 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

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Chalet Clairvaux - Montriond ski chalet sleeps 12

Morzine / Montriond

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Situated near Morzine in La Dravachet, this luxurious 5 bedroom self catering chalet provides spacious accomodation with all bedrooms having ensuite bath or shower rooms, and options for additional beds for children and families. The position of the chalet gives wonderf  …see more

from £332 / night

£2320 / week

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from £332 / night

(25) Excellent 

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La Belle Echappee - Bressuire manor house sleeps 15

Deux-Sevres / Bressuire

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
La Belle Echappe ("The Beautiful Escape") is a magnificent maison bourgeoise style manor house. Set in walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare with heated salt water swimming pool (much kinder for the skin and eyes) and offers an abudance of activities and ente  …see more

from £1600 / night

£1200 - £2200 / week

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from £1600 / night

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Maison Fleur De Lis - Bagnault manor house sleeps 12

Deux-Sevres / Bagnault

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 111 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautifully restored and finished, our 18th Century stone house is set in a picturesque medieval hamlet in the French countryside. The property is ideally laid out with three double/kingsize bedrooms, one ensuite, one with an additonal sofabed and a further attic room s  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Il Torchio - Martina Franca trullo sleeps 8

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautifully renovated and enlarged three double bedroom, three bathroom trullo (sleeps 6-8 people). Now with free WIFI. Next to the 10x5m private swimming pool is a luxury outside covered dining area with stone dining table and kitchen with BBQ and drinks fridge for com  …see more

from £100 / night

£1000 - £1350 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Les Ecuries, Converted Hunting Lodge - Argoules manor house sleeps 10

Somme / Argoules

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £66 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Savoie / La Norma

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £122 / night

£854 - £1285 / week

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from £122 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Exclusive Stadel Aletsch Ski - Fiesch in Valais ski chalet sleeps 10

Canton of Valais / Fiesch in Valais

2 10 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The property is located in the area of the ALETSCH SKI ARENA. It is located in the picturesque 800 inhabitants village of Termen. The Chalet in an old Stadel / Stable which has been completely renovated a couple of years ago. As usual it is a house with a complete open  …see more

from £337 / night

£1888 / week

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from £337 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Creuse / Ahun

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £345 / night

£992 - £1552 / week

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from £345 / night

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Venabu Hytter, Ovstebu - Venabygd log cabin sleeps 6

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Øvstebu. Built 2000. 50 m2. Accommodates up to 6 people in two bedrooms. Each bedroom has bunk beds with a double (120cm) berth at the bottom. Tiled bathroom with shower/WC. Lounge with wood burning stove, TV & radio. Corner kitchen with three heating plates, oven,  …see more

from £145 / night

£730 / week

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from £145 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Tower House - Brossac tower sleeps 2

Charente / Brossac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £61 / night

£294 - £432 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

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The Old Country Chapel Self Catering - Brampton converted chapel sleeps 8

Cumbria / Brampton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £200 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Ensenada Municipality / Ensenada

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £150 / night

£908 - £1393 / week

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from £150 / night

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Chalet La Fare - Vaujany ski chalet sleeps 6

Isere / Vaujany

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chalet La Fare is a 3 bedroom chalet situated at the top of the village in a private setting offering fantastic holiday accommodation Winter and Summer. The chalet is built using highest quality materials and latest technology but classic in design. Sleeps 6 with full  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 / week

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from £143 / night

(52) Very Good 

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Duirinish Holiday Lodges - Plockton log cabin sleeps 6

Ross and Cromarty / Plockton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to Duirinish Holiday Lodges. We are 9 log cabins offering excellent self catering facilities for up to four or six people in each lodge. Fully heated with well equipped kitchens & bathrooms you will find they make a perfect base for exploring the west coast of  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taghazout

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £75 / night

£518 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Château du Bourbet - Cherval chateau sleeps 12

Verteillac / Cherval

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
The Château du Bourbet is steeped in history, dating back to the 15th Century and beyond, from its origins as a Templar fortress to its forced occupation by the German Army and partial demolition at the end of the Second World War. Now lovingly renovated, the Château  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

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