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.
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
Welcome to Chez Yurt – luxury yurt camping in the beautiful Limousin region of France. If you love the romance and adventure of camping but also enjoy the comforts of home (proper beds, fresh linen, hot showers, a flushing loo!), then a stay at Chez Yurt could be the …see more
Authentic 12th century Templar Castle set on more than 11 acres of fossil rich land, in the heart of Haute Provence.Secluded on its own knoll, yet only 100 km from Nice and the Cote d'Azur, and two kilometres from the town of Saint Andre les Alpes, come and enjoy t …see more
Absolutely great location if you like solitude, which we do. We stayed in two of the three apartments but were let down with the facilities.
We wanted to enjoy freshly cooked produce and relax by t… More
Renter asked for a discount upon the booking which was provided. Once there, we did our utmost to satisfy this renter, however he was only interested in a further discounted rate and as such was looking for any small detail to complain. We suffered a power outage which tripped the pool heater, but he was unwilling to understand the exceptional circumstances.
This was the first and last complaint we got from our guests.
Ideally situated for exploring the delights of the Loire valley, this self-catering holiday chateau is beautifully set in lush and extensive grounds. The Chateau De Vigner can sleep up to 14 guests. On-site facilities include an impressive (12x6m) floodlit swimming pool …see more
The SpaceITS AN APARTMENT RIGHT ON THE BANKS OF HOLY RIVER GANGA AT HARIDWAR (INDIA). WE HAVE A PRIVATE GHAT. THIS IS THE SECOND HOUSE ON THE RIVER BANK AFTER THE HOLY GANGES ENTERS HARIDWAR. WATER IS CLEAR AND CLEAN AND PRISTINE. FACILITIES INCLUDE HOME COOKED FOOD, WA …see more
Il Mulino stands solid and comfortable, perched on a rock where the sound of the river flowing beneath your windows will lull you to sleep at night. The Mill was fully modernised in 2000 but many original features have been retained: cotto and wooden floors, beams and …see more
We returned to il mulino because it really is perfect, from the moment you wake up to sunshine and the sound of the river, breakfast on the beautiful secluded patio, swimming in the river and the pure… More
Thank you, Ordonez family, for coming to stay with us again and for providing us with a wonderful evening's musical entertainment - enjoyed by many of our local friends too up at Piero's bar, Il Castello up at Rofelle. If you don't mind we would like to use some of your photos taken down by the river of the dragonflies and waterfall. Hasta luego! Or "a presto!". Angela and Maurice.
“Paradise by the river”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2012
Il mulino is in a beautiful setting on the river which provided hours of entertainment for the whole family, swimming, looking for rocks, tadpoling (my personal favourite). The Petch famiy were very h… More
“The Perfect Retreat”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
Il Mulino is simply beautiful. The unspoilt suurrounding countryside is perfect for walking, a swim in the river (sadly for us mid May proved too chilly for this), for spotting wildlife or just to ta… More
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
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
“A truly great experience in this converted Chapel, in the cetre of Malmesbury”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
Chapel house is a great place to stay, beatifully furnished a real home from home. It was ideal for my daughter wedding at the Abbey, just a few minutes away. The main reception room is very grand wit… More
“unique home and wonderful stay”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
We had a wonderful stay around a family wedding. Chapel House was a real find-------5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms made wedding primping easy for teenagers! A lovely large living room with gas log fire ac… More
I have just returned from staying in the beautiful chapel house with 8 friends for my 30th Birthday weekend.
The house was amazing, with the main living room providing the real wow factor & ample roo… More
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
. Westcove House is an early Georgian manor house nestled in southern tip of the famous 'Ring of Kerry' , overlooking Castlecove harbour, the beautiful Kenmare estuary & with lovely views of the mountains on Cork's Beara peninsula beyond. Inside the …see more
We rented the entire property - the House, Cottage, Stables and Pier Cottage - for an Irish heritage (American) family reunion of more than 40 family members. The high quality of the accommodations, … More
A delightful feature of this property is that it is a haven of peace and wildlife yet only a 5-minute amble to shops etc, while set in a beautiful large private garden with tiled pool with proper steps.Self-catering house (sleeps 8 + cot) with separate apartment (sleeps …see more
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 … More
I am so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the apartment and that you made good use of the pool, the garden and walks to the local town.
Chalet Brunner is ideally situated, just 8 minutes' walk from all amenities in a sunny position with views of the Jungfrau from its terrace and of the wonderful Lauterbrunnen Valley from its balconies. It has three spacious bedrooms, two of which can either be doubles o …see more
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 sk… More
“Great chalet in a perfect location”
Reviewed 18 Oct 2011
This is a great chalet - spacious, very stylish, fabulous view of the mountains and you can ski in and out so you can avoid having to carry your skis. There's a useful heated ski storage room too.… More
SEE NEW LISTING - Ski Chalet for La Plagne, Courchevel or Meribel Property ref 6839225.
SKI IN LA PLAGNE, COURCHEVEL AND MERIBEL - in the 3 Vallees and Paradiski with Ski lifts just 15-20 mins drive away.***** CHRISTMAS WEEK 2016 CHALET SKIING STILL AVAILABLE FOR 8- …see more
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… More
“Beautiful, cosy chalet with incredible views”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2014
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
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
La Luxury Suite is a new creature of Il Borgo delle Querce. A very private holiday home with a amazing view over the countryside and very quite place. Restored in stone according to local tradition and new thermal isolation techniques. Relax, an amazing very private Poo …see more
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… More
In this typical cave house of Andalusia, located in the middle of the country there are two rooms with double beds, each one with its own door and a room with two fixed single beds with a curtain, one bathroom for everybody, a kitchen, a living room with fire place and …see more
This magnificent period home is one of the region's most desirable holiday homes offering the very best in self catering accommodation, set within spacious surroundings and in complete privacy.Internally, we have made the most of the classic features, including two …see more
We had a wonderful stay at Yew Tree Farmhouse, made even better by a good spell of weather, although it's the kind of house which you would happily lock yourself away in and stay by the fire.
We we… More
“A perfect house for a country weekend.”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2013
A very comfortable house to stay in. It is well furnished without being fussy, and there is plenty of room for a large group of friends and their dogs. Once the fires are lit, it feels very homely and… More
“Wonderful house, plenty of space, perfect location for long walks”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2012
We booked this weekend for a birthday celebration on the first weekend in December, and the house was perfect for our four families (14 in total plus a labrador). The 6 teenagers had the top floor, wi… More
Listed as one of the `Best Top 10 Camp Sites in Europe' by Stunning Places Magazine & Website. Awarded a TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence for continuous 5 star feedback. Lake Shkodra Resort is an Albanian and English family owned camp site and holiday …see more
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
“Spacious well designed lodges in a lovely tranquil setting,”
Reviewed 17 May 2013
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 all for b… More
“Ideal location for a family gathering”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
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
This beautiful 19th century chateau dominates the small village square of Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde in the sunny Charente Maritime. Enjoy the wonderful original features, period furnishings, high ceilings, lovely south facing garden, heated swimming pool, hot tub and panor …see more
I went on holiday with 19 family and friends raning in age from 6 mths to 59 yrs old. We all had a great time with lots of things to do from going to the zoo, beach or sightseeing. The pool and hot tu… More
“Chateau de la Place - it's the place to be!”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2014
Chateau de la Place is a terrific place to stay with friends. House, garden and pool are all great as is the village with good bakery, little supermarket, tennis courts and football pitch. Not far to … More
A cypress and pine tree lined drive leads you to the imposing iron gate which introduces you to the magnificent ivy-covered Castello Gran Duca and to the fabulous scenery that opens in front of you. This will be just the beginning of your dream holiday.
From its privil …see more
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
Le Bobo is a grand 3 story stone maison de maître in the heart of Bize-Minervois. The property gives you the feeling of being in a 'petit chateau' with it's 12th century rampart walls, wide hallway and landings, high ceilings, and original tiled floors.
You can rent L …see more
My family and I stopped at this house in March. It was superb and very stylishly decorated. The bedrooms are very comfortable and and all individually styled. The kitchen is beautiful with everything … More
Trullo Patrizia is simply stunning in every respect!The most beautiful romantic trullo with a gorgeous pool, in a very private secluded location.Unlike many other recently renovated properties, Patrizia has not been extended with modern extensions and is completely orig …see more
I stayed here with my partner early October for 12 nights.
Booking was easy direct with the owner, keys dispatched before we left the Uk and the Trulli is fabulous, exactly as you see in the pictures… More
“UNIQUE ,GET AWAY FROM IT ALL RETREAT”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
This was our fourth stay at Trullo Patrizia and it never disappoints.
Set in a rural location it is an ideal place to stay and use as a base to explore the
delights of Puglia be it hill top towns,… More
Château de Lamostonie is one of the loveliest Châteaux in the Midi-Pyrénées region, located between the Dordogne and Lot rivers. It is surrounded by 35 acres of its own land and is let on an exclusive basis, providing complete privacy. Château de Lamostonie looks o …see more
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 wi… More
Situated at gorgeous Camping Port Meleu. Check out the website camping le port meleuWell-equipped, pristine, cottage-style, white, mobile home complete with well-maintained decking and blue and white stripey awning, within 200 metres of a sandy, swimming beach. Set in …see more
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
I could not recommend this house enough, it was perfect for me and my group of friends and children. The house was more than spacious enough for 6 adults and 3 children, the grounds were kept in immac… More
“Perfect holiday - lovely accommodation set in fantastic grounds”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We stayed in Thue for two weeks at the end of June, the weather was lovely and hot. We were two families that joined together (9 people in total). The holiday was perfect. Thue provides lovely acco… More
With the spring fast approaching here in the Lot & Garonne, now's the time to book your holiday here at Seguinet.We are offering a fabulous 10% discount on all Early Bird bookings - book this amazing manor house soon and we'll drop the price from £3, …see more
Le Seguinet is a high quality beautifully proportioned property in a wonderful and historic part of France. It is easily reachable from Bergerac airport and convenient for trips to the Dordogne and Lo… More
Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a great time here at Seguinet and it was lovely to have you all around. Hope to see you back at Seguinet soon!
“Beautiful location which made a wonderful family holiday”
Reviewed 19 Mar 2014
Would highly recommend la Seguinet. We all had a wonderful time, adults and children alike. The children regularly ask 'when will we be returning to the house with the pool?' Beautiful location wit… More
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure having you and your family at seguinet. I look forward to seeing you back.
“Holiday of a lifetime”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2015
We booked the main house and the coach house with a group of 16 for a special occasion through ownersdirect.com, some of us flew to Bergerac and some to Bordeaux. The short hours drive from berjarac w… More
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
Foxton Locks lodge provides the perfect getaway from the stresses of every day life. You'll find a perfect retreat from which you can explore the glorious surrounding countryside and numerous local gems, including the famous Foxton Locks.Our stunning log cabin is a …see more
I could not fault foxton locks lodges one bit, The service was amazing and they couldn't of been more accommodating. Such lovely friendly place to stay. I would recommend to anyone. I Will Most certa… More
This beautiful mountain lodge is located close to the ski lifts at Prarion and the ski pistes of Les Houches (Chamonix Valley)..... and in the summer, the stunning Mountain bike and hiking trails.
The chalet has excellent facilities which include a sauna and exterior h …see more
The Home SummaryWurda is a secluded mountain chalet in the eastern end of the Lesachtal valley, near the Tyrol / Carinthia border. The property is at approx. 1100m asl on the southern side of the Lienz Dolomites, towering over 300m above the valley floor, it sleeps 6 to …see more
We travelled up from Treviso to stay at Wurda (it's just across the boader). The journey was easy and the location of the house is fantastic. Great views and a really nice place to get away from it al… More
A sprawling estate containing a pond, private stables and an apple orchard in addition to other scenic views make Manor de Vertot the picture-perfect holiday retreat, combining historic architecture with luxurious interior furnishings. The house is classified as a histo …see more
Belmullet CGS was beautifully restored in 2010 to the highest standards. It is set in the heart of a working beef farm on Claggan Island.The island offers a relaxed atmosphere that is both private and secluded and yet we are only 12kms (10 minute drive) from Belmullet t …see more
“a remote location of truly beautiful landscape, and a wonderful welcome!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014
a remote location of truly beautiful landscape, surrounded by sandy beaches, a superb farm and a wonderful welcome!… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay & look forward to meeting you again in the future.
Reviewed 24 Jan 2014
We stayed for week in November at Belmullett coastguard Station and would highly recommend it. From the start of the holiday to the end it was wow. We were met by Laurance who was the ideal host even… More
Thank you for the kind & positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay & hope to see you again in future. Best wishes from all at Belmullet Cgs.