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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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(15) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent wee get away” Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.  …see more

from £69 / night

£399 - £749 / week

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from £69 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet rental

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished. During the day there i  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £4650 / week

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from £150 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandstone with a gree  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £1320 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“repeat visit will return!” stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. such a lovely touch.  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely location, comfortable house” We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning location, which is co  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £60 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Northern England

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see” The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your  …see more

from £215 / night

£1200 - £1650 / week

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from £215 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 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 £143 / night

£999 - £2319 / week

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from £143 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • 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

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from £80 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Strathyre holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic, cosy cabin in a picture perfect setting” Greeted on arrival by Karen who gave us a helpful tour of the cabin and tips on what there is to do and where to go in the area, many of which we visited. The cabin is everything we imagined a log  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“30th birthday bash” 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 the rivers and over the railwa  …see more

from £250 / night

£1950 - £2600 / week

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from £250 / night

(4) 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 £75 / night

£394 - £725 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent lodge in a beautiful location” 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 fantastic. Great v  …see more

from £125 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £125 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Whitebrook

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A great Christmas!” We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week. The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home. We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived. The surrounding area is beau  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 - £1265 / week

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from £89 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(16) Very Good 

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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

(2) Excellent 

66

Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**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

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families” Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic k  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Idyllic setting for a get away” Comfortable and well equipped cabin, perfect setting Would have been nice as a suggestion to have had a hot tub outside possibly  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Heytesbury

Warminster / Heytesbury

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**Free Longleat tickets** Luxury boutique hotel style self-catering cabin hidden in beautiful Wiltshire woodland yet close to Longleat and Stonehenge. It has 2 ensuite bedrooms for 4 people, all the modern conveniences you need, while being surrounded by nature.You can  …see more

from £99 / night

£1540 - £1694 / week

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from £99 / night

(16) Very Good 

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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

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

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

(34) Excellent 

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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

(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 £93 / night

£589 - £1093 / week

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from £93 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in West Bay

Bridport / West Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Very nice caravan to stay in. Lots to do in the area. Very beautiful harbour village with lovely beaches. Would love to come back in the future.  …see more

from £71 / night

£560 - £675 / week

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from £71 / 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 £118 / night

£659 - £1012 / week

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from £118 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £127 / night

£522 - £580 / week

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from £127 / 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

(25) Excellent 

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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

(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

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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

(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

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Richelieu

Indre-et-Loire / Richelieu

10 12 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau de Milly is a fairytale castle in the Loire valley nestled in more than 30acres of private grounds and woodland walks. Luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests.Huge Outdoor Pool area - 15mx5m heated pool  …see more

from £469 / night

£3278 - £5038 / week

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from £469 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Montrose holiday log cabin rental

Angus / Montrose

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £80 / night

£616 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chamberet holiday watermill rental

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill  …see more

from £68 / night

£463 - £824 / week

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from £68 / night

(54) 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
“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 £25 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £25 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stylish Holiday Property” Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general s  …see more

from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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from £115 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Plav Municipality / Plav

3 6 2 nights min

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

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from £37 / night

£236 - £753 / week

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from £37 / night