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Unusual rural retreats (243)

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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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

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £25 / night

£147 - £2871 / week

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from £25 / 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 £215 / night

£1500 - £2650 / week

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from £215 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in L'Isle-en-Dodon

Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £36 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Chateau rental in Ventenac-en-Minervois with swimming pool

Narbonne / Ventenac-en-Minervois

6 20 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £500 / night

£2500 - £4900 / week

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from £500 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Bressuire

Deux-Sevres / Bressuire

5 15 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 - £2200 / week

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from £172 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tented camp rental in Shkoder

Shkoder / Lake Shkodra Resort

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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(8) Excellent 

37

Monopoli / Santa Lucia, Monopoli

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £87 / night

£363 - £1178 / week

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from £87 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill letting

Cape Cod / Centerville

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £958 / night

£6700 / week

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from £958 / night

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Bonnieux holiday manor house rental

Bonnieux / Lacoste, Vaucluse

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool

from £1286 / night

£9000 - £9900 / week

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from £1286 / 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

from £93 / night

£647 - £1130 / week

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from £93 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

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

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Holsworthy

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£450 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £39 / night

£272 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Beuil

Alpes Maritimes / Beuil

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £863 / night

£5173 / week

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from £863 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Chateau rental in Villeneuve-sur-Lot with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Villeneuve-sur-Lot

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £585 / night

£4095 / week

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from £585 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Lora del Rio

Province of Seville / Lora del Rio

11 25 7 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“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  …see more

from £197 / night

£1375 - £4199 / week

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from £197 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Pigna holiday watermill accommodation

Province of Imperia / Pigna

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £185 / night

£1294 / week

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from £185 / night

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Holiday manor house in Doorn

Utrecht Province / Doorn

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £147 / night

£1026 / week

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from £147 / night

(5) Excellent 

50

Ski chalet in Montagny

Savoie / Montagny

6 16 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £156 / night

£780 - £4020 / week

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from £156 / night

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Holiday manor house in St Sulpice

Mayenne / St Sulpice

6 18 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool

from £289 / night

£1750 - £3430 / week

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from £289 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

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

(14) Excellent 

25

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 £776 / night

£5388 / week

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from £776 / night

16

Holiday log cabin rental

Somerset / Taunton

3 12 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £215 / night

£1505 / week

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from £215 / night

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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

from £225 / night

£1569 / week

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from £225 / night

(12) Excellent 

12

Holiday yurt with shared pool in Bussiere-Poitevine

Haute-Vienne / Bussiere-Poitevine

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£670 - £880 / week

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from £75 / night

20

Holiday castle in Lismore

County Waterford / Lismore

6 15 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £600 / night

£2720 - £4000 / week

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from £600 / night

20

Holiday manor house in Penpont

Brecon / Penpont

6 15 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly

from £575 / night

£1750 / week

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from £575 / night

(20) Excellent 

22

Holiday log cabin in Pentney Lakes

King's Lynn / Pentney Lakes

3 13 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £417 / night

£2919 / week

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from £417 / night

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Holiday castle in Thiesi

Province of Sassari / Thiesi

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £25 / night

£173 - £302 / week

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from £25 / night

(2) Very Good 

12

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £68 / night

£268 - £388 / week

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from £68 / night

(5) 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

from £625 / night

£5000 - £11000 / week

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from £625 / night

(6) Very Good 

20

Pewsey holiday log cabin rental

Wiltshire / Pewsey

8 19 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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  …see more

from £528 / night

£2805 / week

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from £528 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Montignac Village

Dordogne / Montignac Village

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Position” Great house with fantastic views. Very peaceful, although very dark at night! Could easily accommodate 2 families. Owner very helpful and accommodating  …see more

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Aberfeldy

Perth and Kinross / Aberfeldy

9 20 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £665 / night

£2295 - £5000 / week

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from £665 / 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

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(2) Very Good 

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Canton of Ticino / Ludiano

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£388 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £87 / night

£561 - £647 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Manor house rental in Otmuchow

Opole Province / Otmuchow

10 30 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house rental

Charente / Mansle

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £240 / night

£1680 / week

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