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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.



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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Domaine Bigoussies pool Heated fishing - Riberac manor house sleeps 13

Dordogne / Riberac

5 13 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
This former hunting lodge benefits from a dominant position, and has been superbly renovated with very high quality furnishings and facilities. Nestled in its own 150-hectare domain, Domaine des Bigoussies will delight passionate fishermen and big family or friends al  …see more

from £244 / night

£1539 - £2736 / week

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from £244 / night

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Teolai - Morgins ski chalet sleeps 12

Portes du Soleil / Morgins

5 12 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Chalet Teolai is a delightful, spacious and yet cosy chalet in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. It is spread over 220m2, perfect for keen skiers who like its peace and tranquility with easy access to one of the most extensive ski areas in the world.A superb property,  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £5000 / week

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from £115 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Burnbrae Mill - Castle Douglas watermill sleeps 6

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi  …see more

from £59 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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Puilhou Mein - Begard manor house sleeps 10

Cotes-d'Armor / Begard

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Child friendly ;
The house is grand in stature, standing in its own private grounds and is reached via a private drive with electric gates providing a beautiful setting for you and your family to relax and enjoy your holiday. The garden provides a stunning and tranquil backdrop where y  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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Maison Fleur De Lis - Bagnault manor house sleeps 12

Deux-Sevres / Bagnault

5 12 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: 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 - £2200 / week

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from £215 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chateau Trieux - Villeneuve-sur-Lot chateau sleeps 10

Lot-et-Garonne / Villeneuve-sur-Lot

5 10 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
This stunning 17Centuary Chateau, set in picturesque rolling country just 60km south of Bergerac, is the ideal base from which to explore the beautiful and historic regions of the Dordogne and Lot Valleys. It is a truly enchanting, peaceful and authentic destination a  …see more

from £580 / night

£4060 / week

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from £580 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Inshriach House - Aviemore manor house sleeps 17

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

10 17 3 nights min stay

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: 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

(2) Excellent 

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Sirocco au Moulin de Predelles - Reillanne watermill sleeps 5

Luberon / Reillanne

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
SIROCCO LE MOULIN DE PREDELLESIl est situé entre APT et FORCALQUIER près de l'ancienne voie romaine Domitienne ; dans le parc régional du LUBERON.Sur un domaine de 8,00 ha (19,77 acres), dans une nature préservée loin de toute circulation, cet ancien moulin de  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £684 / week

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from £74 / night

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La Tour - Le Beausset tower sleeps 2

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
La Tour is a unique architect designed three floored building, using local ways of building and regional materials it appears to have been there nestling in the forest forever. It compliments the pine landscape and looks like a fairytale retreat. It is very popular wi  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £900 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

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La Mariposa - Baza watermill sleeps 10

Province of Granada / Baza

3 10 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 27 km; Swimming pool;
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

from £43 / night

£300 - £599 / week

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from £43 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Chateau de Puissentut - Mauvezin manor house sleeps 20

Gers / Mauvezin

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Chateau de Puissentut is a charming and welcoming medieval manor house in historic Gascony. Set in 5 hectares of own grounds, with no close neighbours, it is perfect getaway. The house looks onto a pretty valley with the Pyrenees mountains in the background. It is a hav  …see more

from £684 / night

£4488 - £5342 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Willowbank Lodges - Pewsey log cabin sleeps 19

Wiltshire / Pewsey

8 19 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 89 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Willowbank Lodges nestle in a small hamlet in the heart of the Pewsey Vale bordering the Kennet and Avon canal. The five luxury log cabins have been solidly built from Russian redwood and are situated in three and a half acres including a private lake and are surrounde  …see more

from £402 / night

£1686 - £3249 / week

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from £402 / night

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Trullo Giardino - Cisternino trullo sleeps 4

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The Bed & Breakfast holiday home Trullo Giardino is located in the heart of Itria Valley, in Cisternino. It can accommodate a maximum of 4 people in complete autonomy, plus the possibility to arrange one baby bed.Trullo Giardino is composed by two double rooms, one  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1069 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Faro District / Alte

5 11 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £87 / night

£609 - £1250 / week

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from £87 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Dienten Cabin - Dienten am Hochkönig ski chalet sleeps 10

Salzburg Region / Dienten am Hochkönig

5 10 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Dienten Cabin is a charming, cozy mountain chalet ideally located for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking in the Hochkönig region of Austria. Just 1 hour from Salzburg airport, the chalet consists of two apartments or can be rented whole for larger groups. The pric  …see more

from £159 / night

£851 - £2133 / week

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from £159 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Haus Spencer - Filzmoos ski chalet sleeps 12

Salzburg Region / Filzmoos

2 12 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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

from £60 / night

£419 - £1646 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bansha Castle - Bansha castle sleeps 18

County Tipperary / Bansha

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on  …see more

from £706 / night

£2992 / week

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from £706 / night

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Haute-Garonne / Juzet-de-Luchon

4 10 5 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Al Mulin del Isola  - Casatico watermill sleeps 4

Camporgiano / Casatico

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Sleeping 3 + 2. Riverside. WIFI. A beautifully renovated detached watermill, with private pool, situated in a wonderful garden bordered by a trout stream. The cosy house boasts original chestnut beamed ceilings, and terracotta tiled floors, along with an open fire.This  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

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35 Les Granges - Montalbert ski chalet sleeps 10

Savoie / Montalbert

4 10 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Our apartments in Les Granges are located one minute away from the main chairlift and one minute away from the village centre. This stunning apartment is a duplex with an upstairs and downstairs and is on the third (top) floor with has spectacular views over the Tarenta  …see more

from £143 / night

£999 - £3299 / week

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from £143 / night

(4) Good 

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Gironde / Captieux

13 5 1 night min stay

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 80 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £102 / night

£582 / week

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Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £52 / night

£359 - £445 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Canton of Ticino / Ludiano

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £55 / night

£385 - £428 / week

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from £55 / night

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Chalet La Fare - Vaujany ski chalet sleeps 6

Isere / Vaujany

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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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Enchanting mansion with private pool - Neuille castle sleeps 16

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
France's peaceful Pays de la Loire countryside, with its charming villages and famous castles, surrounds this magnificent ten-bedroom mansion. Beautiful stone exteriors mixed with modern amenities create an atmosphere of sophisticated luxury, perfect for a dream ho  …see more

from £530 / night

£2468 - £3085 / week

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from £530 / night

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Saxony / Leipzig

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £59 / night

£385 - £748 / week

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from £59 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Chapel House - Malmesbury converted chapel sleeps 10

Cotswolds / Malmesbury

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A beautifully converted detached five double bedroom, five bathroom Chapel. Situated in the conservation area of Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England and very Cotswold 'chocolate box', is Chapel House. A stunning detached five double bedroom, five bathroom convert  …see more

from £450 / night

£1500 - £2000 / week

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from £450 / night

(14) Excellent 

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

Somme / Argoules

4 10 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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 - £600 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taghazout

4 6 5 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool;
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Chateau at Petit Champagne - Saint-Jean-d'Angely chateau sleeps 17

Charente-Maritime / Saint-Jean-d'Angely

6 17 7 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
This fabulous Maison de Maitre (Master's House) dates back to 1825. The house has over 600 square metres of living space with high ceilings, shutters and all that you would expect from a property of the calibre but with mod cons such as internet, SONOS sound system,  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £3900 / week

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from £272 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Château du Bourbet - Cherval chateau sleeps 12

Verteillac / Cherval

6 12 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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

(1) Excellent 

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Quayles - Lakeland Lodges - Carnforth log cabin sleeps 6

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 16 km; Swimming pool;
An impressive cosy family lodge with an excellent excellent position on the lake, Close to all the facilities. Refurbished with your comfort in mind. Sit back and relax in the luxurious reclining sofas; read your book or watch your favourite programme.A fully fitted k  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £825 / week

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from £85 / night

(66) 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
Key info: 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 - £1975 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Moulin de Marousse - Confolens watermill sleeps 9

Charente / Confolens

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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

(4) Excellent 

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Antrim - Lakeland Lodges - Borwick log cabin sleeps 5

Lake District / Borwick

3 5 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Swimming pool;
A bright charming lodge set in a quiet circle of lodges with the advantage of Two double bedded rooms.and a single bedroom which can also take a cot.Laminate floors throught.Sit back and relax in the large leather sofas; read your book or watch your favourite programme.  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Chateau de Tailly - Meursault chateau sleeps 20

Cote d'Or / Meursault

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Originally home to the oldest wine estate in Burgundy, the Champy family, the 19th century Chateau de Tailly is steeped in history. It's spacious bedrooms are individually decorated, with en-suite bathrooms providing shower and bath. Beautiful views overlooking t  …see more

from £1340 / night

£6650 / week

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Le Manoir au Cèdre - Montreal-du-Gers manor house sleeps 12

Gers / Montreal-du-Gers

9 12 7 nights min stay

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 165 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
NEW TO THE MARKET. Le Manoir au Cèdre is a rare, if not unique, country manor in the heart of Gascony set on over 10 hectares of private grounds with views that go on forever. The property comprises of the original manor house, a bright & spacious restored chai for  …see more

from £684 / night

£4787 / week

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(24) 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
Key info: 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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(3) Excellent 

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Deveron Lodge - Huntly log cabin sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

2 4 5 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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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La roulotte de Pommette et Billy - Falaise caravan/mobile home sleeps 4

Calvados / Falaise

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Very beautifull, gipsy van, colored wood carved outside and warm, modern and welcoming inside. large bed in the cosy romantic alcove, living room, effective kitchenette, italian shower. Large terrace with barbecue, flowers, appletree, donkeys, horses and the church in  …see more

from £69 / night

£385 / week

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