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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.



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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Chateau Doggestein - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 8

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.3 twin rooms (beds are designed be pushed together if needed) and 1 mezzanine with 2 single beds. 2 Bathrooms. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many progra  …see more

from £185 / night

£1289 - £4095 / week

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from £185 / night

(3) Excellent 

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The Boathouse, Lochearnhead, fantastic loch views - Lochearnhead boathouse sleeps 8

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A unique Lochside self catering property in Lochearnhead, sleeping up to 8 guests. A large picture wiindow with stunning views of Loch Earn towards Edinample Castle and Glen from the master bedroom. Watch the Opsrpey dive for fish or fish from the banks your self. Moori  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 - £1299 / week

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from £119 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Dunster Beach Hut Salad Days Luxury Self Catering - Dunster beach hut sleeps 2

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 secrets, b  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

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Bay View 24 - Primrose Valley caravan/mobile home sleeps 4

Filey / Primrose Valley

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
ABI Westwood, 2010 model, 2 bedrooms. Fully double glazed and centrally heated.Bigger than average secluded lounge, fitted out with a traditional 3 piece suit, TV stand, wall mounted display cabinets and gas fire with a traditional fireplace. French doors to the front  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £675 / week

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from £60 / night

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2 Bedroom Caravan (No Pets) - Tiddington caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Car not necessary
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

from £57 / night

£395 - £445 / week

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from £57 / night

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22

Springburn log cabins buzzard - Elgin log cabin sleeps 4

Moray / Elgin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Fancy a get-away-from-it-all holiday with wildlife for neighbours and only the sounds of nature to disturb you? Do you want the flexibility of self -catering with the luxury of a hot tub and private balcony?At Springburn, you are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and nati  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £625 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Rez de Jardin Chateau de Bézyl - Sixt-Sur-Aff chateau sleeps 12

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 £246 / night

£1720 - £2113 / week

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from £246 / night

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The Boathouse - secluded lakeside lodge - Chesterfield boathouse sleeps 4

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £105 / night

£600 - £1010 / week

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from £105 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The Old Mill - Donegal Town watermill sleeps 8

County Donegal / Donegal Town

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
The Old sawmill is a recently converted 16th century saw mill set in the woodland near Lough Eske in beautiful County Donegal. The stone building is full of character and the sound of water rushing past the mill just adds to the feeling of peace and tranquility. Its a l  …see more

from £147 / night

£845 / week

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from £147 / night

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24

Cavehouse Chymeyn. In Galera - Galera cave house sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
A beautiful cavehouse in Andalucia, Spain. stunning position overlooking the historical village of Galera . The overall name given to this tourist region is The Altiplano also known as the Spanish Lake District due to the numerous lakes, natural parks and stunning sce  …see more

from £33 / night

£190 - £288 / week

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from £33 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Stunning 17th Century French Manoir - Morlaix chateau sleeps 7

Finistere / Morlaix

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Private garden
Why not take a trip back in time with our beautiful French manoir? We have kept all its original, rustic features including beams, stone walls and flooring. Perfectly located near to Carantec beach and the magnificent Morlaix town.The SpaceThis incredibly charming prope  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

19

Utah / Hatch

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £74 / night

£512 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

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California / Georgetown

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £116 / night

£770 - £1670 / week

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from £116 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Chalet Blaich - Blaich log cabin sleeps 4

Fort William / Blaich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
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

from £85 / night

£354 - £690 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

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CHATEAU DE LA VAUGUYON CHINON - La Collarderie chateau sleeps 6

Chinon / La Collarderie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
With views across vineyards and the château at Chinon in the distance, this restored 12th-century holiday property, once a 'theatre' of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings and is part of the owner's château, yet totally independent of it. Sp  …see more

from £75 / night

£522 - £591 / week

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from £75 / night

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A Different Way to Stay! - San Sebastián de la Gomera yacht sleeps 6

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
PLEASE READ THE WHOLE LISTING PLEASE NOTE: The yacht is available for accommodation only and not for any kind of chartered sailing. If you are looking for a different type of holiday accommodation and perhaps a bit off the beaten track, then Brego is just the thing f  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

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Casa da Ribeira Seca - Sao Vicente manor house sleeps 6

Madeira / Sao Vicente

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
The Manor House Casa da Ribeira Seca dates back to the XVII century and has been lovingly and sympathetically restored by its owner, the Director of Museums and Cultural Estates of Madeira. Set in its own grounds with an immense front lawn, it affords breath-taking view  …see more

from £31 / night

£212 - £574 / week

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from £31 / night

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Bonnie View Lodge - Huntly log cabin sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
Bonnie View Lodge has 2 bedrooms - one double and one twin - bathroom with large shower cubicle, hallway, a well equipped kitchen and a living room with TV, DVD player and wood burner - also electric radiators for back-up. It is in a beautiful spot, overlooking the Rive  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Strae Cabin - Loch Awe log cabin sleeps 5

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
The cabin is located in a secluded forest clearing by a babbling burn, approximately 150 yards from Loch Awe. It sits in extensive grounds and provides the perfect location to be at one with nature in a truly stunning setting. Cabin has French windows opening onto a rai  …see more

from £55 / night

£259 - £536 / week

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from £55 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Barcelonnette

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£414 - £707 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Excellent 

28

West Virginia / Monterville

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £97 / night

£674 / week

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from £97 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Deveron Lodge - Huntly log cabin sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Deveron Lodge is a beautiful two story Logcabin. Tastefully furnished with a cosy woodburner .A twin bedroom downstairs and lovely cosy double bedroom upstairs. The large landing area gives access to a balcony. The Lodge is situated in 2.5 acres of woodland with direct  …see more

from £80 / night

£425 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Bluebell Cottage - Betws-y-Coed log cabin sleeps 2

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Bluebell Cottage is a detached, cosy, self-catering holiday chalet in a truly idyllic woodland garden location amidst a 10 acre smallholding on the slopes of the beautiful Conwy Valley; and on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park. Half way between Betws-y-Co  …see more

from £55 / night

£225 - £449 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Beach Villa 5 - Mission Beach beach hut sleeps 4

Queensland / Mission Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Absolute beachfront - Tropical Paradise in North Queensland.From your bed, wake to the magnificent colours of the sun rising, and in the evenings go to sleep to sounds and breeze of the gentle sea. Relax in the moonlit nights on the full-length front deck. With 14km  …see more

from £165 / night

£1059 - £1348 / week

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from £165 / night

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The Chalet at Moorehall - Moorehall boathouse sleeps 2

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £57 / night

£345 / week

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from £57 / night

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The Apple Wood - Luxury 2 bed cabin near Longleat - Heytesbury log cabin sleeps 6

Warminster / Heytesbury

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury self-catering cabin hidden in beautiful Wiltshire woodland***Special offer: FREE Adult 'All in' one day Longleat ticket plus 15% OFF additional tickets with a minimum 3 night stay at The Apple Wood***This luxurious boutique hotel style hideaway has all  …see more

from £99 / night

£1540 - £1694 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Nubra Ecolodge and Desert Camp Sumur Nubra Valley - Leh tented camp sleeps 12

Ladakh / Leh

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Nubra ecolodge is a family run ecotourism venture, located near Sumur sand dunes in the Nubra Valley. The landscape facing the confluence of Shyok and Nubra rivers is the natural habitat for seabuckthorn, wild flowers and desert wildlife.The land has been planted with p  …see more

from £70 / night

£485 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Denise's Caravan - Selsey caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

West Sussex / Selsey

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
My 6 berth caravan is ideally situated in West Sands on the Bunn Leisure site in Selsey, a short stroll from the many facilities on the park, and is complete with all the comforts of home to ensure that you enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, whatever the weather!Bu  …see more

from £50 / night

£240 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

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Nord / Potelle

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £156 / night

£216 / week

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from £156 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Canton of Ticino / Ludiano

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £56 / night

£388 - £432 / week

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from £56 / night

(15) Excellent 

40

Trullo Vista - Locorotondo trullo sleeps 4

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
A lovingly restored trullo in the UNESCO protected Valle d'Itria between Locorotondo and Martina Franca, it is situated high on the border of the valley with an enchanting view across to Martina Franca. The trullo is set at the end of a country lane with a private swimm  …see more

from £143 / night

£807 / week

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from £143 / night

(6) Very Good 

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caravan 2 bedrooms 2 toilets and slepps 6 people - Elie caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Fife / Elie

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Our caravan is fully equipped with gas cooker . Microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery. Crockery etc. It sleeps up to 6 people. it has two bedrooms, 1 x twin 1 x double . Also a pull out double in sitting room area. 2 toilets. Of which one has a shower and is accessib  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

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Trulleto with pool - Casalini trullo sleeps 6

Ostuni / Casalini

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated midway between Ostuni and Cisternino, in the heart of Valle d'Itria, Trulleto is a trullo with private pool that can accommodate up to 6 people. Trulleto offers three double bedrooms (one with fireplace), a bathroom with shower, a living room with fireplace and  …see more

from £87 / night

£582 / week

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from £87 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ty Peren Log Cabin - Carno log cabin sleeps 6

Powys / Carno

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A perfect get away for romantic couples, a luxury family holiday or that long awaited family reunion, in a stylish log house set on a working farm in the heart of mid Wales. Stay from 3 nights over a weekend, to a 4 night mid week or 7 night week long break. However man  …see more

from £120 / night

£655 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Trimnells House.13people. - Colerne manor house sleeps 13

Wiltshire / Colerne

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Trimnells offers guests the chance to enjoy village life in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. They can walk to country pubs in a friendly unspoiled village just off the tourist track where visitors of all kinds are welcomed including many overseas visitor  …see more

from £349 / night

£2250 - £2499 / week

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from £349 / night

9

La Tour - Le Beausset tower sleeps 2

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
La Tour is a unique architect designed three floored building, using local ways of building and regional materials it appears to have been there nestling in the forest forever. It compliments the pine landscape and looks like a fairytale retreat. It is very popular wi  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Very Good 

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The Surf and Yoga Studio - Bantham beach hut sleeps 4

Devon / Bantham

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
The Studio has been recently been refurbished and with its unique shabby chic decor, its one of a kind. With an open plan living space with breakfast bar and spacious balcony overlooking the valley, its beautiful setting and secluded location make it a perfect place to  …see more

from £65 / night

£398 - £616 / week

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from £65 / night

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Dordogne / Paleyrac

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £44 / night

£190 - £216 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

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La Demeure de Bizard - Monthou-sur-Cher chateau sleeps 14

Loire Valley / Monthou-sur-Cher

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £374 / night

£621 - £2156 / week

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from £374 / night

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Blockhaus im südl. Odenwald - Mosbach log cabin sleeps 8

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Willkommen in Kleineicholzheim - weit weg und trotzdem mittendrin !Kleineicholzheim ist ein Ortsteil der Gemeinde Schefflenz im Neckar Odenwald Kreis. Unser finnisches Blockhaus wurde Blockhaus wurde 1999 gebaut und steht ab sofort als Ferienhaus zur Verfügung. Es hat  …see more

from £61 / night

£345 - £1069 / week

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from £61 / night

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