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;
Large, charming little castle, full of character, for 14 people : the castle and the outbuilding : 7 rooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, private swimming pool, tennis, lake.
situation : At the heart of the prestigious Loire valley, on the border of the Sologne and th …see more
Pippy Lluest, which is Pippy lodge in Welsh is a delightful and charming two bedroomed log cabin situated on 24 acres of peaceful woodland/park land. the site in Cenarth is a well maintained and conservation conscious area where wild life and bird life abound. The cabin …see more
“Cosy cabin located in fantastic Welsh countryside ,handy for the beaches”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2013
During our stay during Easter we experienced bitter cold weather ,however we enjoyed the comfort of the cosy cabin to return to after a bracing walk on the local beaches with our Corgi .The cabin is w… More
“Wonderful holiday in beautiful location”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2013
We stayed in this log cabin at the beginning of March and have to say we had a really lovely holiday. We only read the previous review after we had booked and so were a bit anxious about what we woul… More
“Fantastic holiday, great for dog too!!”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
The cabin is in a great location, although you will need a car to get around. There is loads to see and do, Cenarth itself is very pretty with 2 nice pubs, the river walk is also great. Poppit sands i… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
140 m2 logcabin in southern Lapland, build in 2000, beside lake Ranua, with 30 m shallow sand beach..Located in isolated forest, 7 km from busstation, shops and restaurants in Ranua village.Neighbours 800 m, very quiet area. Good fishing, berry- and mushroom picking. C …see more
Scotland / Scottish Highlands / Lochaber / Fort William / Blaich
2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies
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Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Nestled adjacent to Chalet Rus is Chalet Blaich so larger parties can now book two cabins!Chalet Blaich sleeps 4 people in 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with power shower, bath, WC and basin.Well equipped kitchen with ceramic hob,oven,double sink,microwave,washing machine …see more
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 … More
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
If you are looking for an Idyllic spot to get away from it all, chill and relax then this is the place. The Chalet was superb, clean and spacious and kitted with everything you could need to enhance … More
Thank you for your review and we would love to have you stay again anytime.
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
It was just absolutely great experience very nice and quiet location. Very good set off location to plenty points of interest. Chalet is extremely comfortable and clean. Very nice place very nice peop… More
We really enjoyed meeting you and you are welcome back anytime.
Western Ireland / Province of Connacht / County Mayo / Ballinrobe / Moorehall
1 bedroomSleeps 25 nights min stay
5 nights min stay
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The original boathouse dates back to 1796 and the chalet was built in 1964. The chalet has been modernised over the past couple of years to current standards. The chalet sits on the edge of Lough Carra, a four thousand acre lake in South Mayo in the west of Ireland.Ther …see more
Wales / North Wales / Snowdonia National Park / Bala / Llanfor
1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children;
Caban y Saer (Carpenter's Cabin) is just for two people and is set overlooking the river Hafesb in the village of Llanfor. It is contemporary in design and furnished with your relaxation and enjoyment in mind whether you intend to stay for a few days or a week or …see more
Nearest beach 150 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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
Austrian Alps / Salzburg Region / Wagrain / Kirchboden
2 bedroomsSleeps 63 nights min stay
3 nights min stay
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
The chalet is within walking distance of the 'Flying Mozart' gondola. (approx 300m). Wagrain is situated in the 'Ski Amade' region with access to 860km of superbly groomed slopes and 270 modern lifts .The chalet is on 2 levels and has 2 bedrooms (au …see more
This is our second visit to this wonderful detached chalet. It is a good choice of accommodation for either a winter ski holiday or a summer holiday as we have done both and will definitely be booking… More
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
This lovely little house is deceptively big, as half of it is in the basement and therefore not visible. We stayed over the Christmas period and we arrived to a lovely Christmas decorated house. The … More
“So Brilliant we have booked again”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2011
Chalet modern warm and comfortable with charm. Has everything that you could need to have an excelent stay whether you are going to cook for yourself or go out and enjoy the local restuarants.
Nestling at the foot of a lush hill, surrounded by a heady scent of orange blossoms and lavender, Trullo Ca' del Fico is the ideal place to rejuvenate body and mind from everyday life. An oasis of peace created for people who love the colors, scents and sounds of nature …see more
A bright and open lodge with phenominal views of the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book, watch your favourite programme or just admire the breathtaking scenery.
A fully fitted kitchen to satisfy the most discerning cooks self-catering needs, c …see more
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Haus Spencer occupies a lovely position near the centre of the village of Filzmoos. Filzmoos is an attractive, traditional Austrian village set amidst magnificent scenery at the foot of the Bischofsmutze Mountain and Dachstein glacier, conveniently located only 45 minut …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
No.1 Howelston Park is a luxury, six berth static caravan located on a small, select site in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park.
It is situated adjacent to the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast footpath which is now part of the Wales Coast Path, and enjoy …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The Blue Cabin by the Sea is Scotland's best kept secret for anyone wishing to enjoy some of the finest and most interesting natural and man made beauty. Whatever your needs, the Blue Cabin gives you a time to remember. Set within the outstanding beauty of Cove Ha …see more
England / Derbyshire / South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe
8 bedroomsSleeps 17Min stay varies
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Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Oakerthorpe Manor is an 19th Century Manor House situated in private grounds, ideal for that getaway from it all with family and friends. With 8 bedrooms, there is plenty of spacious accommodation to cater for a large group. The Manor is approached through electric gate …see more
A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house!
Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling… More
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We are glad you had a lovely time at the Manor.
We would love to see you again in the future.
“Fantastic, warm and relaxing”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
I can recomend Oakerthorpe Manor to anyone who is thinking of doing a suprise party for the whole family, kids, teanagers and adults as i did, I live in the Middle East and booked it all on line, the … More
We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we try so hard to give you the best possible experience here, and your kind words are very comforting, knowing that we have given you complete satisfaction during your stay, please do come back and visit us again soon.
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Reviewed 30 Dec 2011
We brought a large family group of 17 to this wonderful house and the cottage in the grounds for Christmas. The house is very well equiped for a large group, especially the kitchen and the bathrooms. … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We strive to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible and are here to help in any way, Its was our pleasure to help book your activities and we are glad you had a fun Christmas period.
We hope to see you again in the future.
England / Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington
2 bedroomsSleeps 67 nights min stay
7 nights min stay
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Modern Luxury 2 Bedroom Caravan which will sleep up to 6 people.
This is a luxurious and spacious accommodation having its own parking bay and individual outside seating area.
The Lounge, Dining Room & Kitchen area is open plan. There is a Double Bedroom, a Twin Bedroo …see more
SHORT BREAKS discount on night 3 & 4 just ask NEW DECKING 90sqm RIGHT UP TO THE LAKE Nice up to date real log cabin with great views with full modern kitchen log fire in the lounge with 40 in tv dvd & sky tv with package with you 24in tv in bedroom with dvd full …see more
Recently stayed at goldfinch lodge with extended family for few days. The lodge is very comfortable and big enough for a family and well maintained. The garden is great and the decked area is fantasti… More
From the moment we stepped inside we all started to relax. The Lodge was everything we needed and more a real home from home. The furniture inside and out was all so very comfortable. The … More
“Fantastic lodge in a beautiful lakeside location”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We stayed wth our 1 year old boy and were very impressed by the large, clean and homely lodge. The garden was excellent with a child friendly area and gated adult decking overlooking the water ski lak… More
Nearest beach 16 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Do you fancy a peaceful holiday in the countryside to relax and unwind? Then the kestrel cabin is the place to be as it nestles on the edge of a 5 acre woodland and yet it is only 4 miles from the county town of Elgin. A hot tub has just been installed on decking wi …see more
“Terrific place to stay and people would recommend to anyone”
Reviewed 1 May 2015
Myself, my new husband and two dogs stayed here for a week in April. The cabin was excellent everything we expected and Sheila and Sandy were great hosts. The hot tub just topped off what was a wonder… More
We were delighted that you travelled up to get married and spend your honeymoon in the cabin.
It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Sandy and Sheila
“Relaxing break away from it all”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
Excellent location for peace & quiet and exploring the surrounding areas. Hotub was the draw to this property. Owners very friendly & welcoming.… More
We are glad that you found the kestrel so relaxing and that the hot tub was an added bonus. Hopefully we will maybe see you again soon.
Thanks for your kind comments. Sandy and Sheila
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Our timber lodge, made from Scandinavian redwood, provides comfortable year round accommodation in a rural setting with views over our open fields. The lodge combines generous living space with two bedrooms (double and twin), integrated kitchen/diner, bathroom with show …see more
“Excellent lodge and facilities, peaceful yet loads to do.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We had a brillant stay here for 1 week in August and our 9 and 8 year old children were upset to leave and i have to admit so where we. The accommodation is just like home from home and there's is ple… More
England / Leicestershire / Market Harborough / Foxton
2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies
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Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Pets welcome;
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
A spacious gite Sleeping with 4 bedroom sleeping up to 9 people.Situated in an annex of a renaissance chateau,it has a pleasant veranda over looking the swimming pool, a large dining room/lounge ,a fitted kitchen with r,microwave, fridge,and a dishwasher 4 bedrooms …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Unusual romantic retreats for 2 people - offering peace, tranquility and beautiful elevated views across the River Tamar. Ideal for honeymoons, wedding anniversaries (especially 10th which is "Tin"!), birthdays or just as a cosy hideaway to get away from it al …see more
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-Christ… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're delighted that you had anther enjoyable birthday at Okel Tor and look forward to welcoming you back!
“Natural Beauty and Pure Relaxation at its best”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
The peace and tranquility that we experienced at Okel Tor far exceeded our expectation.
All of our needs were catered for in a comfortable and understated manner, which is a reflection of Nick, the o… More
Thank you for your review of The Count House. We're delighted to hear that the cottage exceeded your expectations, you felt welcome and comfortable and enjoyed the local walks and pubs. We hope to see you again!
“The best Birthday .... EVER!!”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed in The Smithy just before Christmas for my birthday and absolutely loved it. We arrived in the dark and woke up the next morning to a view of the mist over the Tamar Valley which was specta… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your birthday so much! We look forward to welcoming you back in December 2014!
2km away from Aubeterre sur Dronne, in the heart of a 7 acres property and its river bank, a wonderful 500 m2 Manor awaits you.Up to 14 persons will enjoy the pleasure of the luxurious spacious rooms, furnished in typical French Empire Style but with all modern accommod …see more
Scotland / Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills / Southwick
3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
SECLUDED LUXURY SELF CATERING LOG CABIN ON WORKING FARM• Beautiful American log home built from solid pine logs to a high quality finish and unusual hexagonal design.• Single cabin in a unique, secluded woodland setting, enjoying uninterrupted views across the Solwa …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Newly renovated (Spring 2015), Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back. …see more
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, and ev …see more
England / Yorkshire / East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington
3 bedroomsSleeps 62 nights min stay
2 nights min stay
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Do you want to get away from it all?, if so we have the most beautiful tranquil setting with its own private path to the beach, set in an Orchard and Garden where you can relax in a beautiful large hot tub with wooden gazebo, situated in the small east coast village of …see more
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Chalet La Couronne is a modern, well equipped home from home with plenty of space for everyone to relax. Completed in 2008 the chalet has been fitted out to a high standard and provides all you might need for an enjoyable holiday. Ski in /Ski out convenience plus 300m …see more
Chalet La Couronne,is a well laid out chalet for a large group with all the latest facilities,and to the highest quality.
The private lift to the slopes mayseem at first a gimmick,but it is a very pr… More
Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Essaouira / Ancient Medina
4 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped …see more