Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (249)

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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Martina Franca holiday trullo rental

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
“Rural chic - Il Torchio Trullo” The Torchio Trullo was absolutely lovely. The recent renovations have created a beautifully modern but sympathetically completed accommodation. The outdoor space is ideal for those seeking absolute solace, peace and qu  …see more

from £100 / night

£1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Dienten am Hochkönig

Salzburg Region / Dienten am Hochkönig

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
New for 2013/14, a 300 year old wooden beamed self catering chalet with tons of character, sleeps up to 10. Just an hour from Salzburg airport. 3 minutes drive to ski lifts. Close to the village of Dienten. Sauna, boot dryer, ski / bike storage, BBQ all included.<br  …see more

from £163 / night

£873 - £1838 / week

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from £163 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vaujany ski chalet rental

Isere / Vaujany

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Catared chaletStylish and hospitableFree wifi, log fire, hot tub, childfriendly, kids dinner, DVD/TV room, huge garden.Vaujany is part of the huge Alpe d'Huez ski region, snow secure slopes.In summer: cycling!Beautiful garden, old fruit trees, safe to play for chil  …see more

from £77 / night

£479 - £10417 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Perfect place, perfect peace, perfect Puglia - a comment from a recent guest  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £2100 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau rental

Charente-Maritime / Saint-Jean-d'Angely

6 17 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 7 nights min
  • 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 sy  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £3900 / week

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from £272 / night

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Carinthia / Zedlitzdorf

2 5 7 nights min

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

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from £94 / night

£658 - £1150 / week

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from £94 / night

(15) Very Good 

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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 £95 / night

£360 - £500 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday chateau in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

8 23 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Ideal for Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Mountain Biking, Tennis, Motorcycle Touring, Swimming, Water Sports, Families and Sightseeing.  …see more

from £505 / night

£3729 - £6123 / week

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from £505 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool, tennis court in Cherval

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 Ch&a  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

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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
La Daby is a magical, tranquil, and fun place to have a holiday. The houses can be rented separately, as they have their own terraces and privacy surrounded by pine trees; or rented together. This works well if you are a group of families or friends.<br />Four Pea  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

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Vendee / La Chataigneraie

9 15 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £188 / night

£1316 / week

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from £188 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Wengen

Jungfrau Region / Wengen

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Heaven on earth - did not want to leave!” A BEAUTIFUL, luxurious and SUPERBLY CLEAN apartment within one of the most breath taking places in the world! There is no traffic except for the taxi that is easy to find once you get there and the skiers of c  …see more

from £262 / night

£1838 - £2683 / week

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from £262 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with tennis court in King's Lynn

Norfolk / King's Lynn

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding House, with high attention to detail!” The Grange Manor House is amazing we stayed here for my mums 'hen do'. Everybody (aged 23-50+) was amazed by the house. It is huge and luxurious with everything you could possibly need! We wish we cou  …see more

from £249 / night

£2490 - £5295 / week

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from £249 / 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

 …see more

from £106 / night

£737 / week

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from £106 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

4 10 6 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Good example of a trullo and great location for exploring the Puglia countryside” The trullo is located in tranquil surroundings with spectacular views over the Puglia countryside. The accommodation is traditional and offers everything you need for a  …see more

from £167 / night

£1050 - £1450 / week

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from £167 / night

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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
A great on piste chalet apartment with 2 bedrooms. Spacious and with most of the things you would want in a chalet holiday  …see more

from £72 / night

£499 - £1299 / week

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from £72 / night

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Abondance / Chatel

4 9 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £36 / night

£615 - £2193 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Castle letting in Porto Ercole

Province of Grosseto / Porto Ercole

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Exclusive apartment in 16th Century fortress,within the walls of a pristine Tuscan National Heritage monument. La Rocca Spagnola sits magnificently over the picturesque Marina of Porto Ercole. idial for honymoon, quite, peaceful, wonderful view from the garden.  …see more

from £97 / night

£571 - £816 / week

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from £97 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Marnaz

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £264 / night

£527 / week

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from £264 / night

(33) Excellent 

24

Lighthouse rental in Belmullet

Belmullet / Erris

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“a remote location of truly beautiful landscape, and a wonderful welcome!” a remote location of truly beautiful landscape, surrounded by sandy beaches, a superb farm and a wonderful welcome!  …see more

from £110 / night

£395 - £658 / week

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from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Filzmoos / Pongau

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Newly built guest house/apartments located at the foot of the ski slopes where you can ski in and out from the house. Centrally located for restaurants, bars and shops.  …see more

from £101 / night

£707 / week

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from £101 / 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
Five star luxury log cabin, lakeside position, hot tub, covered veranda, sleeps six, dogs welcome, Rustic furniture, granite kitchen, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, cast iron fire, central heating. woodland area, parking for 3 cars.<br />Rustic  …see more

from £112 / night

£650 - £1100 / week

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from £112 / 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 £379 / night

£2650 / week

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from £379 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Puglian gem” We stayed at Il Borgo del Querce for the Autumn Half Term week with our two young sons. The rural setting was stunning and the two-bedroomed villa that we stayed in was very comfortable and clean and beautifully restored from its origi  …see more

from £97 / night

£650 - £1536 / week

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from £97 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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 - £1260 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) 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 £369 / night

£1009 - £1448 / week

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from £369 / night

(4) Very Good 

17

Oxford holiday manor house rental

Oxfordshire / Oxford

7 22 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Cotswold Manor Lodge features a stunning orangery/dining room with southerly views over the parkland, and a sitting room with a Cotswold stone fireplace. The contemporary kitchen enjoys granite worktops, a breakfast island, an American style fridge freezer with ice  …see more

from £625 / night

£5000 - £11000 / week

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from £625 / night

28

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

4 8 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £115 / night

£658 - £1009 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday chateau in Sers

Charente / Sers

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Charming historic chateau with large private heated pool, enclosed garden, stunning view at 1mn walk to the shop . Perfect for families with children..<br />The chateau's large estate is fully enclosed and accessed by large wooden gates.  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Swallow Tail is the sister boat to The Painted Lady. She is moored at Blagdon Water, a 35 acre wildlife and natural habitat located not far from the North Devon coast. Visitors can enjoy the rare opportunity of sharing the environment with the wildlife, local walking  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 / week

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from £100 / night

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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
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

from £100 / night

£700 - £1260 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Mauvezin

Gers / Mauvezin

10 20 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The most beautiful, peaceful and welcoming place I have stayed in and all done with great taste and style.” Angela and Derek have created a very special place to stay in a glorious part of France. The rooms are all very beautifully designed and nothin  …see more

from £790 / night

£5483 / week

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from £790 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in L'Hermenault

Vendee / L'Hermenault

11 32 3 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect well-maintained large house” Thue was the perfect location for our party of 16 adults and we could easily have housed many more! Two great heated pools, table tennis, well equipped kitchen, a football pitch, 10 bikes, 2 villages, a garden stre  …see more

from £300 / night

£1600 - £3995 / week

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from £300 / night

(81) Excellent 

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Manor house accommodation in Le Quillio

Cotes-d'Armor / Le Quillio

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic family gîte, everything you could need for the whole family! 11 month twins in utter toy & exploration heaven!” Having looked at a few gîtes we decided Manoir de Bolu looked ideal. On arrival we were completely bowled over by the complete atte  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £2600 / week

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from £136 / 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

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Chateau rental in Saumur

Maine et Loire / Saumur

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Loire valley. This fabulous holiday chateau is set in lush and extensive grounds. It can accommodate 14 guests and offers an impressive swimming pool, a secure walled garden and a large terrace ideal for entertaining.  …see more

from £954 / night

£2725 - £3145 / week

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from £954 / night

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Holiday manor house rental

Gers / Montreal-du-Gers

9 12 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 165 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Property is 5 minutes from beautiful village w/ shops, restaurants, bar & café. 15 minutes from large towns.  …see more

from £702 / night

£4913 / week

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from £702 / night

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Saxony / Leipzig

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£395 - £891 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Goulles with swimming pool

Correze / Goulles

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
L'ancienne école with its spectacular surroundings offers some lovely walks and activities. Accommodation is available in the main house as well an adjacent fully equipped cottage should the guest group need the space! The very spacious and character  …see more

from £76 / night

£527 - £1623 / week

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from £76 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau rental

Lot / Frayssinet

12 24 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A perfect family get together” For an extended family get together we had a long list of requirements which were all provided by Chateau Lamostonie. Joanna couldn’t have been more patient and helpful during the booking process with all our requests fo  …see more

from £900 / night

£4500 - £11360 / week

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from £900 / night