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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.



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Holiday log cabin in Kilkhampton

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
This contemporary log cabin is based 3 miles from the sandy beaches of the North Cornwall coastline. It boasts an open plan living area, two generous bedrooms with modern bathroom and stunning views of the Cornish countryside.  …see more

from £64 / night

£385 - £896 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau rental

Haute-Garonne / Latoue

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
12th century chateau, former Donjon (keep), sleeps 12, 6 bedrooms (4 doubles, 2 twin) 4 bathrooms (2 ensuite). WiFi in all rooms. 20 acres of grounds that include mature trees, many species of birds, peaceful, tranquil, swimming pool, summer kitchen.  …see more

from £208 / night

£1450 - £1850 / week

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from £208 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely Gorgeous” Will definitely be returning, went away for valentines weekend, also got engaged at the Willow Lodge. Can not fault the lodge or Tracy they are both absolutely amazing. Will be returning in the Summer.  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £430 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Offenham

Evesham / Offenham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
STAY IN THIS PROPER LOG CABIN. HAND CRAFTED FROM 180MM SPRUCE LOGS (not machined glue laminated wood, not a timber lodge on wheels, but a real proper log cabin). FOXGLOVE LODGE HAS 2 BEDROOMS AND SLEEPS UPTO 5 PEOPLE.CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, WELL BACK OFF THE OFFENHAM ROAD  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(78) Excellent 

10

Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its located within a short drive from most o  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Cabin was very good. Views was excellent. Boat man Thomas frendly and very helpful. Very good week away fishing.  …see more

from £65 / night

£270 - £445 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Dunoon

Cowal Peninsula / Dunoon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect location” Perfect location and dog friendly. Great walks on your door step. Great pub down the road for tea, Cothouse Hotel.  …see more

from £56 / night

£301 - £507 / week

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from £56 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Offenham holiday log cabin rental

Evesham / Offenham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fully equipped cabin and a very attentive host, couldn't ask for more!!” Our family stayed for 3 nights in John's Primrose Lodge and it was outstanding. The cabins (there were 3) were ideally located for us to travel the Cotswold region in our car. Pr  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(34) Excellent 

23

Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The converted chapel, provides contemporary, stylish and very comfortable holiday accommodation. 4 bedrooms, large state-of-the-art kitchen-diner and huge open plan living space make The Old Chapel a unique Cotswolds holiday let. A ceramic induction hob is installed in  …see more

from £164 / night

£936 - £2675 / week

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from £164 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Llanfor

Bala / Llanfor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Perfect short break,very quiet and relaxing location,ideal location for getting out & about not far from Bala so good for shopping etc lovely trips out too Barmouth arou nd Bala lake stunning views.cabin was lovely everything spotlessly clean all  …see more

from £55 / night

£250 - £495 / week

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from £55 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Blaich

Fort William / Blaich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“One of Best Hoildays Ever” Wonderful Chalet .Everything we needed was at hand & caretakers brilliant.The plot had great views all round & lots to see. We had nightly visits from Deer & plenty of birds The Jacobite Steam train passes each day on far s  …see more

from £99 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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from £99 / night

(19) Excellent 

22

Holiday manor house rental

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Private garden
A spacious wing of a Georgian Manor House in peaceful rural Cheshire comprised of 2 en-suite king bedded rooms, well equipped kitchen diner, large comfortable sitting room and use of 1 acre (3600 m2) garden. The Llangollen Canal is 400m walk en route to the local pub.  …see more

from £110 / night

£698 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Somerford Keynes holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cabin” Charming cabin in the woods. The cabin has been beautifully constructed using a range of reclamation materials. These have been put together to create a unique and cosy cabin. The owner clearly loves the cabin and has not spared on lots of deta  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mosbach holiday log cabin rental

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Alles ist gut  …see more

from £59 / night

£337 - £1043 / week

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from £59 / night

(11) Excellent 

23

Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £337 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

4

Holiday log cabin in Vranov

Pilsen Region / Vranov

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliand and Beautiful” Such a great week away with the family! The hosts were amazingly accommodating and helpful with whatever we needed during our stay. We had lovely evenings spent in the barbecue hut by the fire, with games to play and dvds to w  …see more

from £32 / night

£211 / week

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from £32 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Nouzerolles

Gueret / Nouzerolles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful place for a relaxing, family holiday” The chateau was perfect for the four of us, comfortable without feeling too show home and the August weather was great so we didn't stray far. The rural location is very peaceful but does mean that a c  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(16) Excellent 

15

Biddenden holiday log cabin rental

Kent / Biddenden

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto  …see more

from £100 / night

£420 - £748 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Very Good 

15

Holiday manor house with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“T in the park hen party” Great house for staying near the festival but also for relaxing after! We had a great time and were welcomed on arrival. The rooms were great and the house slept 12 comfortably. The only problem we had was the main shower. It  …see more

from £225 / night

£1000 - £1140 / week

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from £225 / night

(4) Very Good 

15

Holiday log cabin in Old Hunstanton

Old Hunstanton / Holme-next-the-Sea

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Willow Lodge is our luxury wooden lodge, tucked away down a small village lane, only a short walk from both the beach and the local pub/restaurant. It is excellently positioned to enjoy the north Norfolk Coast and its many beautiful villages and beachesLuxuriously furn  …see more

from £134 / night

£535 - £885 / week

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from £134 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

 …see more

from £38 / night

£211 - £227 / week

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from £38 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Oban / Kilmore

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Flyaway Lodge is the ideal holiday retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility, with other activities available nearby if required.  …see more

from £70 / night

£480 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Meneac

Morbihan / Meneac

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Property Type - Second French Empire - Napoléon III - Manoir House Interior Style - Pre-Raphaelite, William Morris inspired, Farrow and Ball - Working Village location - Great amenities - Large Gardens - with Apple, Pear, Bay, Hazel, Walnut and other mature specimens. N  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Northern England holiday log cabin let

Lake District / Borwick

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Sunny positionPET FRIENDLY pine lodge Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A bright lounge with TV with built in freeview + DVD. Ensuite showeroom and a family bathroom, large leather sofas. Decking with BBQ and outdoor furniture perfect for a relaxing break.  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £950 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday chateau rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Rez de Jardin, chateau de Bézyl, is situated in the mids of a 96 ha of countryside, its fields, heaths and woodlands are managed as a nature reserve, its native flora and fauna can be enjoyed by walking its many paths and tracks. There is a small lake. We have roe  …see more

from £240 / night

£1677 - £2059 / week

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from £240 / night

31

Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Historic opulence, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and vast living spaces makes this magnificent mansion the perfect locale for a secluded retreat in Maine-et-Loire.  …see more

from £548 / night

£2282 - £3190 / week

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from £548 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Ravenshead

Nottinghamshire / Ravenshead

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Simply amazing” This is the second time we have stayed at the Locksley log cabin and again didn't disappoint. A beautiful well equipped cabin with everything you could possibly need. The children loved the trampoline and stroking the horses.Debbie lis  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Southern Italy

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tranquil retreat” Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014. We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination. Such a beautiful setting, peacef  …see more

from £110 / night

£645 - £1290 / week

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from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

23

Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Amazing!! Couldn't ask for better!” Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The supermarket has everyt  …see more

from £73 / night

£435 - £1077 / week

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from £73 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Montdoumerc

Lot / Montdoumerc

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Spacious manoir in French countryside” 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 just a game o  …see more

from £706 / night

£4942 / week

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from £706 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
A budget family friendly pine lodge with partial Lake Views,Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. A cloakroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Child friendly enclosed decking and outdoor furniture.Entertainment in  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £1110 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday watermill in Savigny-en-Revermont

Saone-et-Loire / Savigny-en-Revermont

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated in South Burgundy, Le Moulin Des Gobards is a haven of tranquillity. The home, a 200 year old mill, has been completely renovated to a high standard.*The max. # of guests is 6 as long as at least 2 are children under 12 years old. Add 15 euros/night/adult*  …see more

from £97 / night

£631 / week

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from £97 / night

(21) Excellent 

15

Holiday shepherds hut rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Full of character in a lovely area” A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a very nice beach a  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Skye is a fascinating place to holiday, so why not make it unforgettable by staying in one of our two beautifully appointed shepherd huts? Located on a croft in Heaste, Isle of Skye, the huts are very special small space retreats, and unique to the area. I have 2 hu  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

29

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Robin Hoods Bay

North York Moors National Park / Robin Hood's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean,homely caravan in good central location” We could only manage to squeeze two nights in as the caravan was booked but we had one day in Whitby and the next in Scarborough.the weather was rough but we were warm and cosy and chose to eat in the pub  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £450 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Loch Awe holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Eyemouth holiday tower rental

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
A recently-renovated large holiday house sleeping 8-10 in the Scottish Borders. Historic tower house – perfect for family and group holidays and exploring the Borders and North Northumberland  …see more

from £292 / night

£960 - £1480 / week

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from £292 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Plazac

Plazac / Perigord Noir

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Very comfortable house in Plazac, medieval village near to touristic places in Perigord Noir, with private swimming-pool.  …see more

from £127 / night

£421 - £1681 / week

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from £127 / night

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Le Bleuet sleeps 8-10 and has a second living room/games room in the basement, including a full size ping-pong table and a private garage. Le Bleuet is situated next to the Chalets de Vallandry Park  …see more

from £137 / night

£955 - £2832 / week

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from £137 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £45 / night

£256 - £631 / week

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from £45 / night