Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (934)

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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Caravan/mobile home rental in South Cerney with shared pool, golf nearby

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent accomdation clean and tidy, great swimming pools on site and the fishing was great.” We stayed at Willow Veiw caravan owned by Rosemari Watson, the family had a great time and Rosemari was extremely helpful, the caravan is very clean and ben  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £665 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Tind holiday log cabin rental

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” Beautifull "rorbu" in the south part of the Lofoten Island, a paradis on earth! Perfect for a familly with 2 kids. This Rorbu is not situated by the sea but ON the sea! It is actually possible to fish from the balcony... It is the most a  …see more

from £120 / night

£671 - £1030 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Huntly

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Bonnie View Lodge is a Scottish-built log cabin all on one level. Situated in the beautiful Deveron Valley with views of the river, rolling fertile fields and forest. The Ideal base to explore the North East of Scotland. We are on the Whisky and Castle Trail and just 20  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Log cabin letting in Tattershall with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful charming yet with every mod con” It was absolutely beautiful. the lodge is totally equipped to meet any and every need including those of a dog or a child. It is sumptuous and cosy and cute yet with modern facilities including a washing ma  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

9

Bearn / Lescun

5 15 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £223 / night

£1556 / week

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from £223 / night

(7) Very Good 

32

Dunoon holiday log cabin rental

Cowal Peninsula / Dunoon

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely lodge, excellent walks nearby” Very nice lodge in a lovely area. Pretty close to main road, was a little scared incase my dog ran out onto it, would be nice if there was a gate on the porch. Apart from that it was great.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £658 / week

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from £50 / night

24

Landes / Gastes

3 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £59 / night

£299 - £1274 / week

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from £59 / night

(20) Excellent 

21

Log cabin rental in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to our spacious and bright, 85 m2 cottage, with WiFi internet connection.Fully equipped and comfortable 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor, furnished in a Scandinavian style.Modern kitchen and complimentary kitchen supplies, salt and pepper, sugar a  …see more

from £163 / night

£812 - £1513 / week

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from £163 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Haute-Garonne / Boutx

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £69 / night

£428 - £513 / week

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from £69 / night

(8) Excellent 

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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

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Fréjus with shared pool

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Fréjus

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Our luxury 2 bedroom mobile home has 35m² of interior living space which will sleep up to 6 people, a very large, brand new decking area, being ideal for outdoor cooking, relaxed seating and as an extended dining area. We are situated on the 5* Holiday Green site,  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Trullo rental in Monopoli

Province of Bari / Monopoli

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Authentic and lovely trulli in Monopoli’s countryside surrounded by garden and olive trees. The trulli are comfortably furnished and sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms. You are welcomes you to the heart of Apulia, in the fantastic village near Alberobello  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 - £518 / week

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from £43 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Newtown

Powys / Newtown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury log cabin with hot tub Free Wifi in secluded Vale of Kerry. 4 Cottages, wood burning stove, gardens, games room, tennis court, children of all ages. Pets not allowed in lodge. 1 mile village pub, wifi, Offa's Dyke, Powis Castle, Montgomery, Welshpool. Luxury  …see more

from £118 / night

£427 - £99999 / week

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from £118 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc holiday log cabin rental

Bideford / Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful location” A really nice location, very peaceful. A great place to relax and forget your troubles. Fantastic to find somewhere for dogs. A great area for accepting dogs wherever you go.  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £854 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with shared pool in Meyssac

Correze / Meyssac

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Fabulous 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom manor house with large swimming pool and games room situated in a peaceful location.<br />Unique location, amazing views and loads of space. Ideal for groups of all ages.  …see more

from £189 / night

£1069 - £2043 / week

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from £189 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Ski chalet in Morzine

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Sabot is a renovated, privately-owned traditional chalet beautifully situated in the Vallee de La Manche, only 600 metres from the Nyon cable car which quickly links you up with Morzine and Les Gets ski areas, The ski bus serving Avoriaz and Morzine also stops ri  …see more

from £228 / night

£1595 - £3300 / week

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from £228 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Static caravan , Cotswolds, sleeps 8 Great for young families . Sammy seahorse club for little ones . Nightly entertainment in the club March to November  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Gwynedd / Tywyn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Lounge holidays are very pleased to be offering this well really presented, spacious 3 bed caravan enjoying a quite position on this popular site. This holiday caravan is just a 1 minute stroll to a sweeping safe & sandy beach, where you can watch spectacular sunse  …see more

from £49 / night

£199 - £499 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Pouligny-Notre-Dame

Indre / Pouligny-Notre-Dame

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Chateau Les Dryades is situated in the beautiful French countryside and is surrounded by 180 acres of land. It is at the heart of Les Dryades Golf & Spa resort. It is a perfect setting for a relaxing rural retreat. Sleeps 14 in the chateau.<br />You will have  …see more

from £513 / night

£2812 - £3530 / week

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from £513 / night

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Holiday log cabin rental

Leicestershire / Melton Mowbray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Mid Week Monday - Friday and Weekend Friday - Monday Mini Breaks Available  …see more

from £155 / night

£445 - £900 / week

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from £155 / night

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Montalbert ski chalet rental

Savoie / Montalbert

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A great 4 bedroomed chalet apartment in the resort of Plagne Montalbert, a great French village in one of the world biggest ski areas  …see more

from £157 / night

£1099 - £3499 / week

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from £157 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Elgin

Moray / Elgin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Terrific place to stay and people would recommend to anyone” 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 wa  …see more

from £63 / night

£435 - £625 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Little Haven holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Pembrokeshire / Little Haven

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £75 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 6 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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

from £345 / night

£2500 - £3895 / week

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from £345 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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

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from £152 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Le Cairn sleeps 12-14, was completely renovated in a traditional Savoyard style with fully equipped kitchen, modern appliances, fully tiled bathrooms and comfy beds and mattresses. The chalet is ski in/ski out and is in the centre of the largest linked ski resort  …see more

from £147 / night

£1026 - £5637 / week

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from £147 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house rental

Guildford / Wonersh

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful, Historic and Comfortable” Graet Tangley Manor was absolutely stunning. The pictures don't quite do it justice. We didn't want to leave because it was such a joy to be in the place. In addition, having a tennis court, swimming pool and other  …see more

from £980 / night

£3955 - £5600 / week

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from £980 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker  …see more

from £77 / night

£404 - £742 / week

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from £77 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Bourg holiday chateau rental

Gironde / Bourg

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Within Côtes de Bourg vineyard appellation this residence is central to the entire Bordeaux wine territory.  …see more

from £107 / night

£428 / week

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from £107 / night

(58) Excellent 

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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
“The Count House, utterly perfect!” Whether you've your own transport or not, this is a perfect holiday getaway, for it's with in easy reach of the local train station (I came by public transport from London. It was a doddle). The accommodation is exac  …see more

from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cocentaina holiday log cabin rental

Province of Alicante / Cocentaina

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
PEACEFULLY LOCATED CABIN IN THE HILLS SURROUNDING THE WONDERFULLY HISTORIC TOWN OF COCENTAINA.THIS IS A SIX BERTH CABIN- 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND A BED SETTEE IN THE LOUNGE. THERE IS A SELF CONTAINED KITCHEN COMPLETE WITH ALL APPLIANCES. THE LOUNGE AND BEDROOMS ALL HAVE CE  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 - £441 / week

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from £30 / night

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Holiday watermill in Villedieu-les-Poeles

Manche / Villedieu-les-Poeles

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A beautiful and tastefully converted watermill, set next to a lake with its own streem and waterfalls. Originally built in 1643, converted in 1992 and fully updated recently. It enjoys a very quiet and peaceful setting. The mill is well equipped with modern essentials  …see more

from £99 / night

£625 / week

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from £99 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £95 / night

£599 - £1112 / week

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from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Sansepolcro with shared pool

Province of Arezzo / Sansepolcro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
Romantic medieval tower. Secluded hideaway in the Tuscan hills. Close to shops, museums, art and culture.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

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Log cabin rental in Stamford

Lincolnshire / Stamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Mid Week Monday - Friday and Weekend Friday - Monday Mini Breaks Available  …see more

from £141 / night

£445 - £900 / week

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from £141 / night

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Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Kvistbu is a lovely logged cabin which can be rented for couples, friends and families. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard as well as a good equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, Sauna, TV. Firewood is included. Car free area.<br />Staying in the middle o  …see more

from £186 / night

£930 - £1475 / week

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from £186 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Marnaz

3 10 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £257 / night

£513 / week

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from £257 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Baiao with swimming pool

Porto District / Baiao

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc  …see more

from £129 / night

£838 - £1432 / week

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from £129 / night