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.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Chateau, Loire Valley, historic, environmentally friendly, family run, swimming pool, garden, self catering, quietGroups from 4 to 8 people can be accommodated in the Chateau. …see more
“The magic of Ranton”
Reviewed 24 Apr 2013
We have been to the chateau on several occasions and we are always uplifted when we walk across the moat and through the gates. There is a wonderful air of peace and tranquility about the place, it's … More
“Second visit to a charming chateau with friendly and interesting hosts.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2013
We have stayed at Ranton on two occasions. Both times Paola and Peter have made us extremely welcome and were always willing to give us help and advice regarding places to visit and restaurants in the… More
The Wheelhouse is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
“Gorgeous Country Retreat”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
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
The Mill is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
“Great family holiday”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever.
The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the te… More
“An excellent relaxing holiday in the heart of Rural France”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had an excellent holiday, the accomodation was as described which was perfect for us as a large family. The French people where very helpful and accommodating. We shopped at Hyper U in Fontenay l… More
The Mill is a great space for large groups of friends like we were. It was completely kitted out with everything we needed from saucepans to irons, bicycles to DVDs! The guys who own the house are inc… More
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again next year.
La Belle Echappee ("The Beautiful Escape") A magnificent maison bourgeoise house set in walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare with FULLY HEATED SALT WATER SWIMMING POOL. Perfect holiday home for FAMILIES and FRIENDS with ENGLISH SKY TV and WI-FI, 600 METRES TO SHOPS …see more
“Great holiday home”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
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.
Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
A little piece of Paradise suitable for singles, couples & famlies in an enchanting setting with private solar heated pool. Perfectly located, approx 1 km from Alberobello, centrally positioned for exploring the Puglian region. Wifi availableSuperb outdoor space with …see more
This charming 7-bedroom, 14-person private holiday residence, is the perfect haven for all sorts of groups - from gourmet enthusiasts, through outdoor adventurers, to those seeking just peace, quiet and a chance to reflect and absorb local culture, cuisine and history
“The ideal French getaway”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
What a great find - the house that has it all!
You walk in and the luxury and attention to detail are the two things that stand out, but once you settle in you realise that luxury can also mean homel… More
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
La Maison Paul is a wonderful place to stay! To be perfectly honest - the best holiday (of any description) we have ever had, which is an impressive statement considering there were 13 of us! We can a… More
“A stunning house, excellent for large groups”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2011
We booked this house following a recommendation from some friends. We were looking for a large property as there were 3 couples and some younger children. Our expectations were surpassed when we arriv… More
Getaway2france have a dedicated reception area with on site support available during your stay. …see more
“Thoroughly enjoyable, would go back again”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
The whole booking experience was very easy; Getaway2France were very helpful. The caravan was ideally located for us on a small site which was clean and well maintained; the locals and staff were ver… More
Why not book all of our mobile homes & come with your family/friends for a funfilled yet relaxing holiday.
We can cater for up to 10 families in one go & you can all be sited next door to one another.
Its a great opportunity to have a big get together!Getaway2france ha …see more
We spent a wonderful week in the Manoir which was spacious enough to accommodate our large group of 11. There was something for the older and younger members of our party. A splash in the pool or j… More
The pleasure is shared. Compliments from our discerning guests are always gratifying. Thank you for expressing yours so warmly. Holidays are often the stuff that dreams are made of. We aim to to help our guests make them a reality!
“The Perfect Place to Relax”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
The Manoir was the perfect place for our summer holiday. We were a group of 3 families with children ranging from 20 months to 8 years old. We loved the peaceful and picturesque location and it wa… More
From the Quercy Blanc to Bermuda with love: we are delighted you enjoyed our little corner of France and the comfort of our manoir, and we look forward to welcoming you and your delightful guests again!
“Five star accommodation in a five star location”
Reviewed 10 Jan 2012
The accommodation was superb and the Manoir furnished to a very high standard, with all the bedrooms having en suite facilities. A perfect location for several people who want to enjoy a holiday toge… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed our Manoir, and look forward to welcoming you again soon. This is typical of the reviews we get for Manoir Les Gaillardoux. Our guests love the peaceful yet stunning countryside of the Lot (Midi-Pyrenees), the atmosphere of the local villages and the delicious food of the nearby restaurants. Combined with the style and 5 star comfort of our Manoir, with its heated swimming pool and sunny terrace with wide open views, most say that it is a luxury holiday that is hard to beat.
“Fantastic, comfortable holiday location to discover "Real" France”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2011
Great Holiday from start to finish, booking very simple and courteous, location exceeded expectation and pool is fantastic. Would definatly look to book again.… More
“A beautiful place wth something for everyone”
Reviewed 20 Jun 2011
Having visited the area many times, this is definitely the best house we have ever been to. Spotlessly clean and the welcome basket on arrival was wonderful to have as we’d had a long drive and so d… More
“The perfect family holiday!”
Reviewed 31 May 2011
We stayed here with our 2.5 year old son in May. Pictures do not do the grounds justice, our son very happily played beside the stream, looking for frogs crayfish. The pool was great and very safe as … More
Superb mobile home holiday in a fabulous seaside location! Lots to see & do locally and many interesting places to visit within a short drive. Activities locally for all age ranges, whether you want a relaxing seaside break or something more energetic!
Right by the seaP …see more
Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Chateau de Milly is a fairytale castle in the Loire valley nestled in more than 30acres of private grounds and woodland walks. Luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests.
Huge Outdoor Pool area - 15mx5m heated pool …see more
Imagine a Luxury medieval château on a 360 degree vantage point overlooking a turquoise coloured alpine lake. Officially rated 5 star lodging for up to 18. Imagine.. …see more
“Fantastic location, let down in the detail”
Reviewed 15 Sep 2012
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.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Manor house , close to the Chateau of Biron ,private outdoor pool, children's pool,two golf greens and all weather tennis court . Barn with games.Consists of 3 separate houses, ideal for families, lots of privacy on 60 acres of private woodland with valley and stream. …see more
“Beautifull historical landhouse with lots of privacy and gorgeous surrounding”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2012
We've stayed at this beautifull landhouse in spring 2012. The large woods, were we have spend several hours walking, are right in front of you. After a long day walking, the large swimmingpool is the … More
“A magnificent property with everything you could want for a great vacation!”
Reviewed 22 Jun 2012
We stayed at the Manoir de Montauriol for a week, wanting to get to know the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne regions, and for some serious relaxation.
The location was perfect for us. Great chateaux, me… More
“How a holidays is ment to be.”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2012
If you are looking for an atmospheric house with character and the possibility to play golf, swim or to make long walks on the property, we would strongly recommend a stay at Manoir de Montauriol.
A unique site with its 7 acres property, a 500 m2 Manor, a private river bank and island, with multiple activities : swimming, Kayaking, fishing, biking, and nearby, a medieval village, golfing and last but not least the burgundy region and its famous wines . …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Les Noes Blanches is a stunning white classic country chateau in the Loire Valley region of France. Only 20 minutes from the centre of le Mans, and under 5 hours from London by Eurostar, the house sleeps 14 people comfortably inside an estate of 450 acres of woodland. …see more
Nearest beach 50 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
A Country Manor that can 'accommodate 12 guests with great comfort even with privacy, and common areas to share the holiday. Large fireplaces sofà, a large professional kitchen, a dining room for 30 guests, swimming pool, private riding structure for 5 horses.Ideal for …see more
Le Bois Dormant, St Jean de Monts – 3 bedroom mobile home (sleeps 8)A French Visitors Tax applies to all visitors over the age of 18 yrs. This is roughly 61 cents per day. …see more
Reviewed 3 Aug 2013
My family and friend booked this mobile home for a week in the sunny Vendee and we were delighted with the facility and the park where it is situated. We had 4 children with us who were easily occupie… More
A Spacious gite situated in an annex of a 18th century chateau in a beautiful woodland surrounding ,perfect for a family holiday, long term stay ).Situated in the vendée,Close to the Puy du fou and the beautiful beaches of La faute , la Tranche sur mer or La Rochell …see more
Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
The Puilacher castle is a XV/XVIIth century historical monument listed by the French Ministry for Culture. It has all modern conveniences including air-conditioning, a 6x12 m large swimming-pool, an exhibition room for beautiful contemporary African Art.The Mediterranea …see more
Private, lovingly restored and renovated to very high standards, family friendly hideaway with a heated enclosed swimming pool, 25 min from beautiful Atlantic beaches of Royan area, set on a 2,5 hectars of mature gardens with fields and forest.Sunny, peaceful, 100 % chi …see more
“Wonderful well equipped home, close to lovely beaches”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2012
The house is set in the most beautiful location with lovely gardens in a quiet setting but within a central location for easy access to the whole of the region and it's beaches and historic centres.
“We had a lovely holiday and would happily spend our holiday there all over again!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2013
Overall a lovely place to get away to, in a good location close enough to sea and some fantastic beaches yet not in the thick of it all. The property was in good order, very spacious and well equippe… More
“Le Castelet is a magnificent place for your dream holiday”
Reviewed 3 Dec 2012
Le Castelet is a magnificent place for a relaxed but stylish holiday. We were a group of six families with 12 adults and 12 children ranging from 4 to 16 years of age. The property is so large with th… More
“Wow - yet again Le Castelet gave my family the most magical holiday”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2012
This was our fourth stay at Le Castelet and in all respects it was perfect.The Bastide is stunning and has been beautifully finished and has the most breath taking views.The accomodation is of an exce… More
“Absolutely Fabulous Property”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2012
We stayed for a week at Le Castelet in mid August. We were a large extended family group ranging in age from 11 to very old! (my mother would not thank me if I put her age on the internet). The proper… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
A very unique accommodation based in an ancient Water Mill with helpful/discreet owners on site. Set in acres of landscaped gardens in a little village, minutes from the medieval town of Melle, within 1hrs easy reach of Golden Beaches, Cognac,La Rochelle, FuturoscopeThe …see more
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2015
Thankyou for a lovely visit. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather, we also found an absolute gem in staying at the old mill. It has been renovated beautifully and offered everything we c… More
Thank you for your kind comments and for choosing to stay at Le moulin De La Combe :-)
“The perfect rural retreat! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
We have found an absolute gem of a property at Le Moulin De La Combe, an idyllic property and grounds where we all enjoyed a fantastic stay.
The Property is a wonderfully restored Watermill, comple… More
Thank you Richard & everybody else for your kind comments ! When we started in 1999 our moto was that "We aime to please at Le Moulin De La Combe" it still is and always will be ;-).
Reviewed 28 Jun 2014
What a fantastic place! Lovely gardens and grounds, the setting is magnificent and the quality of the accommodation is possibly the best we have ever found in many years of gite rentals in France. The… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Beautiful Château - Heated Pool, Flood-lit Tennis Court, Sleeps 20 (+4 in Pigeonnier),
Elevator Lift, 6 Double Bedrooms (en-suite), 4 Single Bedrooms,
2 extra Bedrooms, additional WCs & showers, Laundry,
Small Chapel, Two Grand Pianos, 4 reception rooms, WiFi.Drawi …see more
“A perfect family get together”
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
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
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
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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