Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (938)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

938 Holiday homes

(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

Book View

from £164 / night

(48) Excellent 

23

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 - £530 / week

Book View

from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE WiFi An impressive spacious ultra modern lodge with incredable partial lake Views, Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. Ensuite showeroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Large wrap around decking area.BBQ&  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

Book View

from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Haute-Garonne / Boutx

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £62 / night

£395 - £527 / week

Book View

from £62 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Holiday log cabin in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Our traditional log cabin is located conveniently in the Lofoten islands nearby the Moskenes ferry terminal. If you rather want to fly to Lofoten, you can take a bus to the cabin, or of course rent your own car. You will stay in a traditional log cabin built around the  …see more

from £169 / night

£949 - £2319 / week

Book View

from £169 / night

(29) Excellent 

24

Jard-sur-Mer holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Vendee / Jard-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic value, helpful staff, very clean accommodation” I can't fault James and Trevor for their attention to detail and friendly service. We were a couple staying with our dog in September, a quiet time of year for the French season. The mobile hom  …see more

from £30 / night

£180 - £825 / week

Enquire View

from £30 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

Book View

from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

19

Dordogne / Paleyrac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £44 / night

£193 - £522 / week

Book View

from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

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 £70 / night

£392 - £896 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

28

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
“Pleasantly surprised, good location for sightseeing” We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the lodge (much bigger than we expected). Tea Coffee, cake and milk on arrival and lots of extras you don't always get with self catering properties (line  …see more

from £65 / night

£430 - £600 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

39

Holiday log cabin rental

Oxfordshire / Kingston Blount

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
A PARADISE FOR WiILDLIFE AND BIRDWATCHING Enjoy the peaceful, secluded location in a lakeside wooden cabin, on our 300-acre working farm. Reopened 1 feb 2016 after a new look facelift in "Shades of Grey " theme, and a little shabby chic. Really cosy and war  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 / week

Book View

from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday watermill in Reillanne

Luberon / Reillanne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Meublé de tourisme **** Accréditation ; N° 3-0758. Sur www.cofrac.fr Code du Tourisme Article L.324-1  …see more

from £76 / night

£527 - £965 / week

Book View

from £76 / night

(18) Excellent 

24

Holiday log cabin in Ravenshead

Nottinghamshire / Ravenshead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A comfortable and stylish luxury log cabin set in its own paddock on a farm and riding school. Situated in a quiet countryside location, within easy reach of Mansfield, Nottingham, Newark and Southwell. Local attractions include Sherwood Forest, Clumber and Rufford Coun  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Log cabin rental in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A Wonderful Place to Stay in a Surreal Landscape” The whole experience was great. The folks who own the place, Gunnar and Mona, are wonderful - they promptly responded to all of our inquiries about the property, the booking and payment process, and pr  …see more

from £159 / night

£849 - £1899 / week

Book View

from £159 / night

(11) Excellent 

43

Holiday beach hut in Dunster

Exmoor National Park / Dunster

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Pet friendly
Salad Days offers luxurious accommodation at Dunster Beach with the charm of old England where the pace of Somerset allows you to escape everyday life and relax. Designed for couples only, this self-catering, boutique beach hut is one of England’s best kept secret  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Riberac holiday manor house accommodation

Dordogne / Riberac

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr  …see more

from £250 / night

£1579 - £2808 / week

Book View

from £250 / night

(27) 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 £76 / night

£454 - £1124 / week

Book View

from £76 / 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

Enquire View

from £85 / night

(54) Excellent 

34

Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Another wonderful birthday treat” Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christmas chill out.  …see more

from £35 / night

£290 - £630 / week

Book View

from £35 / night

16

Vosges / Gerardmer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £141 / night

£553 - £904 / week

Book View

from £141 / night

24

Province of Palermo / Campofelice di Roccella

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £27 / night

£157 - £992 / week

Book View

from £27 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Savoie / Bramans

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £79 / night

£436 - £922 / week

Book View

from £79 / night

(25) Excellent 

34

Holiday castle in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect holiday” We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as you walk through the door. It  …see more

from £1100 / night

£4200 - £5250 / week

Enquire View

from £1100 / night

(1) Excellent 

30

Faro District / Alte

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £82 / night

£573 - £1222 / week

Book View

from £82 / night

31

Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 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 £562 / night

£2341 - £3274 / week

Book View

from £562 / night

(24) Excellent 

37

Holiday log cabin in Ballyconnell

County Cavan / Ballyconnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent place” Gorgeous place, beautiful surroundings. Log cabin was beautiful and spacious.very clean. Owner was very welcoming and helpful recommending places to eat out etc.  …see more

from £132 / night

£746 - £922 / week

Book View

from £132 / night

(8) Excellent 

12

Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Luxury 2 bedroom(2014 model) caravan located less than 5 minutes from the beach, golf course and equestrian centre located at Silver Sands Lossiemouth.Lossie is favoured by the mild Gulf Stream air, miles of excellent beaches and beautiful countryside.<br />Bed li  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £600 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(22) Excellent 

12

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

£260 - £495 / week

Book View

from £55 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Cave house rental in Galera

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"” It was very easy to book and the owners sent excellent directions to find it as it is a little remote.Having said that it is utterly charming,,set on a hillside surrounded by other cuevas.....an ide  …see more

from £33 / night

£190 - £330 / week

Book View

from £33 / night

(1) Excellent 

58

Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Fréjus

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Fréjus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautifully situated holiday home with it’s own private garden, which is perfect for sunbathing and taking in the breath taking views. Enjoy the resort’s facilities as well as some of the World’s most famous places and historic sites nearby. Our 6 b  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

Book View

from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Laurencekirk holiday log cabin rental

Aberdeenshire / Laurencekirk

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic Log Cabin and Location” Booked this for a little family break with older children and I must say from the minute we arrived and viewed the log cabin and location it is just stunning. Lorna the host who is so lovely, friendly and helpful (ev  …see more

from £88 / night

£500 - £700 / week

Book View

from £88 / night

(8) Excellent 

19

Plav Municipality / Plav

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £39 / night

£246 - £786 / week

Book View

from £39 / night

(7) Very Good 

19

Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
This rustic Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides a true log cabin experience. Cabin is situated in peaceful woodland setting in extensive, secluded grounds, approximately 150 yards from loch shore. It has a Visit Scotland 3 star rating and is spacious  …see more

from £60 / night

£299 - £719 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday chateau in Grandcourt

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous Chateau in an idyllic setting” We spent a wonderful relaxing weekend in this fabulous chateau which is just as splendid as it looks in the photos. The tranquil village setting provides a lovely backdrop for this magnificent country house.  …see more

from £152 / night

£760 - £1495 / week

Book View

from £152 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £163 / night

£1136 / week

Book View

from £163 / night

(18) Very Good 

25

Holiday log cabin in Bratton Fleming

Devon / Bratton Fleming

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Mockham Down Farm is situated off a quiet Devon lane on the edge of Exmoor but close to Barnstaple and surrounding areas,There is gated off parking for cars. The garden overlooks farm land and the sea view in the distance The Log Cabin has Large Decking area and fully  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £1360 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

27

Landes / Gastes

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £61 / night

£307 - £1308 / week

Book View

from £61 / night

(20) Excellent 

14

Aviemore ski log cabin to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The Ardlogie Bothy is a traditional luxury timber built cabin, with great self catering facilities providing all year round accommodation for 2 people. Positioned alongside the Ardlogie Guest House & centrally located within Aviemore. In a quiet location yet close t  …see more

from £80 / night

£490 - £560 / week

Book View

from £80 / night

13

Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £245 / night

£1711 / week

Book View

from £245 / night

(5) Very Good 

12

Province of Trento / Molveno

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ski

 …see more

from £84 / night

£527 - £1336 / week

Book View

from £84 / night