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.
“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
“Thanks for a lovely holiday again!” We all enjoyed another relaxing holiday at this lovely house; mainly relaxing around the pool but also bike rides through the countryside and a day out by train to Les Sables d’Olonne. Diana & Graham were great host
We had a really Beautiful Escape at La Belle Echappee. Excellent facilities - beautiful pool, table-tennis, badminton, football, bikes, cricket.... and more. Very rural location which was perfect fo… More
Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review for us, it was lovely meeting you all and hope to see you again.
“A wonderful large child friendly home with fantastic outside space”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Belle Echappee. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful and have created a home that is ideal for big families or even two families with large , c… More
Thank you so much for submitting such a wonderful review about La Belle Echappee. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much and look forward to you visiting again.
“Well equipped house and large garden”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
We arrived in the middle of the night to a warm welcome from Diane. Our welcome pack meant we could immediately make hot drinks of tea and coffee and when our toddlers woke up early next morning we ha… More
Thank you very much for writing this wonderful, very detailed review for us which gives future guests a great insight. We are so pleased that you had such a relaxing family holiday and enjoyed all that La Belle Echappee has to offer. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope you will visit us again.
“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
“A great venue for a large family holiday. Everyone had a great time”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2012
Our second holiday at Thue. There were 16 of us this time and 19 last time, age range from 17 to 57 in an extended family. We rented both the Mill & Wheelhouse and there was plenty of room and space. … More
“Everything that a very large group could ask for.”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
Despite only taking a group of around 20 to a place that could hold 30, the costs per person of staying here still worked out as great value for money. Having rented the whole place out meant we were … More
Thanks for the great feedback, hope you visit again.
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” 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 the su
“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
“Excellent location in a very pleasant village.”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2011
Peaceful just what we needed. Swimming pool few minutes walk away in the village. Easy access to surrounding areas ie. thermal baths, market and not too far from Granada if you want to sightsee.. 3 pu… More
Thanks very much, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the surrounding area. Hope to see you both again soon in the near future. Marc and Sam
“Weel equip, peacful and ideally situated” Many thanks to you and your family for your kind welcome and hospitality.
The property was very well equip, having everything we needed for a great stay – the dog was a great bonus !!
The pool table was a
“A great remote place to relax with a large group yet close enough to visit sights”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
Our stay at the Cortijo was wonderful. For us it was a opportunity to meet up with friends and family whom we had not seen for a long time. Our plans to visit various places in Andalucia every day wen… More
“amazing mountain hideaway with its own stream & stunning waterfall view” The Mill is set in lovely scenery with green forest in every direction. The location between stream waterfall and forrest is unbeatable. On a clear night, the moon rises over the
First of all I want to congratulate Sandro for his amazing work with the mill. We also felt very wellcome and could find all we need it at the mill. The place looks exactly as in the photos below, so … More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are so very happy that your stay in the Mill was memorable as this means a lot to us we love it so much. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
“Interesting base in beautiful locality”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2011
My husband and I were the first guests to stay in this unusual and eye-catching property arriving slightly before the renovation was totally completed. It is best suited to families with two older ch… More
“Great Chalet” Great chalet and David the chalet owner is a great host who made our stay very enjoyable. One thing that is great about David and his chalet is the positioning, you are right in the middle of multiple resorts so one day you can ski Merib
I stayed in Chez Helene with family on a skiing holiday and can not recommend it highly enough! The chalet is warm and inviting and was well equipped with everything that we needed. Our host David w… More
Thank for so much for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. True to your word you have already booked to return, and I am very much looking forward to seeing you here again this coming March.
“Lovely location, well equipt chalet, great host”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
We came in a a big group and had a great week at the chalet. Skiing, cooking, eating relaxing, drinking etc. David is a great host and skiing companion. It's close to ski resorts by car and there is a… More
Thank you. Really hope to see you, and your close friends out here again soon to share in the amazing fun skiing, and Apres Ski dancing on the tables. One of the best fun and enjoyable groups I have ever hosted. You are always welcome. David
“Stunning views with easy access to the best skiing and an English host”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2014
We visited this chalet in the summer as we were passing through to assess a return for skiing later in the year. It really is a beautiful spot nestling in the foot hills of he main skiing areas of th… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, and I must stay I very much enjoyed the time we spent together. I hope to see you here again in the near future, perhaps next time to experience the summer mountain biking and white water rafting.
“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
“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
“Just Perfect” Just spent 3 nights at Fir Lodge for my hen do and I can't rave enough about it. I had no idea about where we were going as the whole weekend was arranged by my best friend and sister. When I arrived and saw the lodge I was gobsmacked
As brilliant as the photos are, when you walk up the stairs you really get the Wow Factor when you see how big the lounge/kitchen/dining room with.
I went away with a group of friends for my birthd… More
“Unbelievable property, even better than expected!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
I have been meaning to review Fir Lodge for several months, and simply could not let my stay go without letting others know what an amazing place this is. We went as a group of 25-30year old females a… More
“Fantastic lodge with a homely feel to it. Would highly recommend!”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2013
We had a very enjoyable visit at Fir Lodge. We only stayed for the weekend and planned to go out walking in the local area but the lodge was so much fun we only managed to venture out once! Danny was … More
“Spacious well designed lodges in a lovely tranquil setting,” We were a family party of 16 who had rented these lodges to celebrate a 30th birthday. It could hardly have worked out better. The large lodges and their verandas were big enough to house us
This was an ideal place for a 3-night family gathering - there were 19 of us, aged from one to sixty-one. We took over all five cabins, giving each family unit their own space whilst providing large … More
The house is a beautiful french house with lots of land and outside space to use as you wish.
We were a party of two families with children and the children loved the pool! The house is enclosed , as… More
“Excellent large house with good facilities”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2014
We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is a great size with large grounds perfect for children to explore! The outside bar area was out to great use too! … More
“A perfect stay” We really enjoyed the stay very much. The property Is very well attended, the owners are very kind persons and the location of the place is perfect for a relaxing and romantic experience. The best: the views from the swimming pool and
“Great place for a lovely holiday.” Hi, we stayed at the Maison and Apartment in August 2013. Both properties were fantastic and the outside pool, gardens and riverside were beautiful. The property is based in a lovely little town with supermarket and