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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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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..The chateau's large estate is fully enclosed and accessed by large wooden gates.  …see more

from £212 / night

£848 / week

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from £212 / night

(33) Excellent 

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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 £106 / night

£382 - £636 / week

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from £106 / night

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Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

 …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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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+
Chateaux Trieux is THE perfect location when planning your special event or holiday.Wedding, honeymoon, or luxurious holiday, the list of ideas is endless, but our enthusiam to make your stay memorable is not.Our staff will turn your dream into a reality!Luxe luxe luxe!  …see more

from £576 / night

£4026 / week

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from £576 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Norfolk

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
“WOW!!!!” We stayed here for my sister hen weekend, there was 13 of us altogether and the lodge is just fantastic!!. The hot tub was fabulous. My sister didn’t know we was going here and when she saw the place she was in shock, honestly the place is br  …see more

from £417 / night

£2919 / week

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from £417 / night

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Aquitaine/Dordogne holiday manor house rental

Dordogne / Les Milandes

6 10 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Stunning luxurious Manoir with beautiful views overlooking river. Superbly equipped to ensure great holiday with games room, lovely garden, terraces and swimming pool. It can also be let with 3 other properties to make it a brilliant venue for family gatherings.  …see more

from £565 / night

£3950 / week

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from £565 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Pornic holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Loire-Atlantique / Pornic

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Light, airy and pristine mobile home with gated decking, awning , flower bank and gravel garden. Newly equipped. Complimentary tea,coffee, wine and beer. Listen to the waves in privacy. Situated on very friendly, French-speaking campsite right next to the sea.Intereste  …see more

from £60 / night

£416 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Construction typical Salento "Pajare" in a charming rural area surrounded by olive trees just minutes from the sea ... Ideal for those who want to spend a pleasant and relaxing holiday surrounded by beautiful nature ..  …see more

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday castle accommodation

Province of Livorno / Venturina

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond. This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peacef  …see more

from £1212 / night

£8475 - £16950 / week

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from £1212 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our flagship is the infinity swimming pool made of stone: come and enjoy the hydro massage, the solarium area and the green around you at your exclusively use.  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

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Holiday castle in Lismore

County Waterford / Lismore

6 13 5 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Glenbeg has been sensitively restored over a decade, preserving its historic value, whilst catering to the needs and comforts of family living. Glenbeg is situated on the maternal estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who visited frequently during his life and wrote some o  …see more

from £429 / night

£2858 / week

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from £429 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taghazout

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo 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 great place for vacation” Trullo Susanna is a lovely house to spend your vacation at. The Trullo is renovated carefully with a lot of nice details. Susanna, our host took very well care of us with helpful tips what to do in the surrounding area, we  …see more

from £132 / night

£933 - £1950 / week

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from £132 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in L'Isle-en-Dodon

Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
In early 1814, en route to the Battle of Toulouse, Wellington's army marched along the Save Valley following what is now the D17. At that time they would have passed the recently built Moulin de Samaran. After a century and a bit of grinding wheat into flour. the  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 / week

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from £40 / 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

 …see more

from £182 / night

£1272 / week

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from £182 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Pewsey holiday log cabin rental

Wiltshire / Pewsey

8 19 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £402 / night

£1686 - £3249 / week

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from £402 / 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
This luxurious 13th century manor house with plentiful and spacious accommodation stands in its own land which includes its own small private lake, swimming pool and play area. This holiday home is ideal for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle as it's  …see more

from £289 / night

£1750 - £3430 / week

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from £289 / night

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Beja District / Vila Nova de Milfontes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £51 / night

£475 - £1068 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Southern Italy

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace, Tranquility & great surroundings” 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. Blissfu  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1990 / week

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from £136 / night

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Feature built in stone in a land of ancient traditions, sea and sun ... Surrounded by olive trees and a few minutes from the sea .. Ideal for nature lovers and for those who want to spend their holidays relaxing  …see more

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau in Fumel

Fumel / Bonaguil

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A Fantastic place for a group” 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 Lot valleys. The qual  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 - £3750 / week

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from £286 / 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

 …see more

from £221 / night

£1543 / week

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from £221 / night

18

Holiday castle rental

Ardennes / Haybes

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
5 large rooms with private bath each and toilets, the small castle is situated along the river where bikes pass (85 KMS). We also have a restaurant just near to Le Clos Belle Rose,private parties catered for. We speak English. We can use the kitchen if you needPossibili  …see more

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(5) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Kötschach-Mauthen

Carinthia / Kötschach-Mauthen

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mountain retreat” 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 all :) Everything you need in term  …see more

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Province of Nuoro / Santa Lucia

10 50 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Aquitaine/Dordogne

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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(1) Very Good 

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Northern France holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Calvados / Falaise

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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 £68 / night

£382 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Locorotondo holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lovely holiday trullo rental in Locorotondo. Trulli 12 km from the sea, Holiday House in the countryside. Rent holiday beautiful and comfortable Trulli in the Valle d'Itria, Puglia, Italy. Comfort, relaxat, nature, countryside, sea, zoosafari.  …see more

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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 beach hut in Gwaldam

Uttarakhand / Gwaldam

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Ganga Meditation Haridwar India Trekking Rafting Travel Tour adventure risikesh rock climbing camping  …see more

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Montriond ski chalet rental

Morzine / Montriond

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury spacious self catering ski chalet near Morzine, a short distance from Ardent parking and cabin lift. Easy access to all facilities. Beautiful views in quiet private location.  …see more

from £332 / night

£2320 / week

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from £332 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from £500 / night

£1800 - £8556 / week

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from £500 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt with swimming pool in Bussiere-Poitevine

Haute-Vienne / Bussiere-Poitevine

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We offer a unique combination of rural tranquillity, charming accommodation, and excellent facilities that include: luxury accommodation for six, swimming pool, sun terrace, games room, trampoline and children's play area.Features include La Petite Grange housing  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £860 / week

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from £93 / night

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Vaujany ski chalet rental

Isere / Vaujany

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautifully designed luxury chalet situated in Vaujany. Traditional timber construction blended with traditional stone. Stunning mountain views. Private Garage. Situated close to amenities including restaurants, bars, ski hire shops and small supermarket. Sleeps 6  …see more

from £103 / night

£721 / week

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from £103 / night

(7) Excellent 

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North West Italy 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 £182 / night

£1272 / week

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from £182 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Mauze Sur Le Mignon

Niort / Mauze Sur Le Mignon

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
Historic chateau/logis set in 10 acres of fine gardens with its own swimming pool. Within easy reach of La Rochelle its airports, shops and Restaurants. Also within easy reach of Green Venice, a picturesque system of canals and waterways and motor way access to Poitier.  …see more

from £336 / night

£2350 - £2900 / week

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from £336 / 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

 …see more

from £24 / night

£145 - £2823 / week

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from £24 / night

(2) Very Good 

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West Country holiday manor house rental

Somerset / Bridgwater

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ruscombe Hall is a large Victorian Country house, set within a small complex of eight Halls, cottages, stable and tower conversions. It offers spacious accommodation and is ideal for either an individual group, or as the centrepiece for a larger group booking.  …see more

from £199 / night

£1390 - £2670 / week

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from £199 / night

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Almajano holiday manor house rental

Province of Soria / Almajano

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This country house in one of the best preserved villages of the ancient sheep trail of Castille has been tastefully restored and decorated. It is situated in the Soria Highlands, a real ecological treasure for trekking excursions.  …see more

from £148 / night

£715 / week

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from £148 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
A charming log cabin with a wealth of character in a stunning location. A cosy wood burning stove, vaulted ceilings and raised veranda add to the Osprey Log Cabin Experience. Situated close the banks of spectacular Loch Awe and its stunning surroundings. With far rea  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £859 / week

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from £75 / night