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Unusual rural retreats (206)

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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Logge di Silvignano SuiteHome Iride, Pool - WiFi - Spoleto castle sleeps 2

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Apartment Iride (55 sqm) is part of Historic Hamlet Le Logge di Silvignano, one of the most significant examples of Medieval architecture in the Spoleto County. Apartment Iride is located 1st floor with view over the valley and sunset. You can dine outside using  …see more

from £82 / night

£518 - £647 / week

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from £82 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

The Tower House - Brossac tower sleeps 2

Charente / Brossac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
A delightful character property consisting of a living room with fitted kitchen on the ground floor and upstairs a good-sized double bedroom and shower room. Why choose Brossac? Why indeed? Why choose a village, instead of staying in remote countryside? Well, for a sta  …see more

from £61 / night

£294 - £432 / week

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from £61 / night

(17) Excellent 

23

Alladyn Lodge - Balquhidder log cabin sleeps 6

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Balquhidder

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
The cabin is warm & cosy all year round. Furnished to a high standard, open plan lounge with 42" Plasma TV with Home Cinema, Flame effect fire, dining and kitchen area, 3 bedrooms (master en-suite), main bathroom, washer/ dryer, with parking for 2 vehicles. It is situ  …see more

from £95 / night

£460 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

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(6) Excellent 

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Beautiful Wing of Chateau - Grandcourt chateau sleeps 10

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
The East Wing of the Chateau de la Vallee is half of the fabulous property which is idyllically set on the edge of a village by rolling countryside near the beautiful Forest of Eu. It sleeps up to 10 people in four bedrooms and also has four bathrooms and two reception  …see more

from £152 / night

£760 - £1495 / week

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from £152 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Irishman's Tower at Hoghton Tower - Hoghton castle sleeps 2

Lancashire / Hoghton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Built in 1565, the Irishman's Tower is an idyllic rural retreat and the perfect base for exploring the richness and diversity of local Lancashire countryside, food and culture.The Tower occupies one of the former garrisons that interrupt the ramparts at the front o  …see more

from £204 / night

£1008 / week

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from £204 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Château de Colombières sur Orb - Colombieres-sur-Orb chateau sleeps 36

Herault / Colombieres-sur-Orb

14 36 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Au coeur du Parc Naturel du Haut Languedoc , le château de Colombières est un lieu authentique, idéal pour passer des vacances au calme dans un cadre verdoyantNos 5 "appartements" aménagés dans l'aile nord du château sont tous labellisés 4 épis g  …see more

from £776 / night

£3750 / week

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from £776 / night

(14) Excellent 

35

Brinsop Court Estate, Hereford - Brinsop manor house sleeps 34

Hereford / Brinsop

18 34 Min stay varies

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 34
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Brinsop Court is a Grade 1 listed 14th Century moated manor house just outside Hereford City. It nestles within its' own 800 acre estate in the picturesque Herefordshire countryside. A tranquil and magical venue available for exclusive use with flexibility a key. This  …see more

from £1999 / night

£13993 / week

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from £1999 / night

(10) Excellent 

9

The Jute Store - Blairgowrie watermill sleeps 6

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
The Jute Store is a wonderful place in which to base your Scottish self-catering holiday. Not only is it charmingly pretty but is a very spacious building which can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. Its location, only a mile away from Blairgowrie is perfect too: i  …see more

from £160 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £160 / night

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Province of Sondrio / Teglio

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £102 / night

£690 - £1983 / week

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from £102 / 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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Penpont Courtyard Wing - Penpont manor house sleeps 15

Brecon / Penpont

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
Penpont is one of the finest Grade 1 listed houses in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The house was built in 1666, the descendants still live there today, and it is the centre of a working rural estate.Penpont lies about 4 miles west of Brecon on the A40. The drivew  …see more

from £1050 / night

£1750 / week

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from £1050 / night

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Beech Rise C12 - Primrose Valley caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Filey / Primrose Valley

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Cosalt Eclipse 37 x 12 x 3 Bedrooms. The Eclipse has it all, comfort, luxury! One end of the home houses the master bedroom with its own en-suite shower room. The opposite end houses 2 twin rooms with their own en-suite shower room too! In the middle you have a spaciou  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Caravan 252 Bryn Y Mor on Tywyn Beach - Tywyn caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

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 £63 / night

£199 - £399 / week

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from £63 / night

(22) Excellent 

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The Secret Yurts - Rowan Yurt - Dolanog yurt sleeps 2

Powys / Dolanog

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 66 km
Each of our two bespoke yurts has a beautiful hand made king-size bed with sumptuous bedding, candles, and a romantic and cosy log-burner to keep things toastie; a home-from-home, complete with the opulence one expects from a romantic break. Yurty weekend? Champagne, f  …see more

from £110 / night

£690 - £742 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ardennes / Sedan

8 15 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £518 / night

£1897 - £2587 / week

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from £518 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Bari / Triggianello

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

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from £138 / night

£863 - £1013 / week

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from £138 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Willowbank Lodges/Dragonfly - Pewsey log cabin sleeps 5

Wiltshire / Pewsey

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Dragonfly log cabin, part of Willowbank Lodges, nestles in a small hamlet in the heart of the Pewsey Vale bordering the Kennet and Avon canal. The five luxury log cabins have been solidly built from Russian redwood and are situated in three and a half acres including a  …see more

from £90 / night

£378 - £729 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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

9

La Tour - Le Beausset tower sleeps 2

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • 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 £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Luxury Platinum caravan hire at Haggerston Castle - Allerdean caravan/mobile home sleeps 8

Berwick-upon-Tweed / Allerdean

6 8 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
We are offering you our 3 bedroom platinum caravan to hire at Haggerston Castle on LakeSide North this is family ran park where we don't accept, stag/hen parties or pets in our caravans. Our beachcomber caravan is 1 min to the main complex where you can either sit back  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

24

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

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(2) Excellent 

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Knoops Cottage - at the Moulin de Samaran - L'Isle-en-Dodon watermill sleeps 4

Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
In early 1814, en route to the Battle of Toulouse, Wellington's army marched along the Save Valley following what is now the D17. At that time they would have passed the recently built Moulin de Samaran. After a century and a bit of grinding wheat into flour. the  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Beautiful Chateau near coast - Grandcourt chateau sleeps 20

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Chateau de la Vallee is idyllically set in beautiful rolling countryside.next to the beautiful Forest of Eu and nestling on the edge of the pretty village of Grandcourt. It is divided into two wings, each sleeping up to 10 people, and the wings can be rented separat  …see more

from £304 / night

£1520 - £2995 / week

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from £304 / night

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Court House Manor - Painswick manor house sleeps 26

Cotswolds / Painswick

14 26 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Court House Manor in Painswick is a gorgeous Grade I listed home available for B&B, events and exclusive hire in the Cotswolds. Recently refurbished by owner Linda Lloyd, the property has been restored to an exceptional standard, sympathetic to the past. Steeped in  …see more

from £3000 / night

£12000 - £68000 / week

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from £3000 / night

10

Beech Rise E13 - Primrose Valley caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Filey / Primrose Valley

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
ABI Windsor 36' x 12', sleeps 6. A beautifully designed caravan offering comfort, quality and style. with it's own parking space, new UPVC decking (gated) and large lawned area with trees to the front offering some privacy. The lounge has a large seating  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Grand Massif / Samoens

2 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £61 / night

£380 - £794 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Haute-Savoie / Cordon

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski

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from £69 / night

£423 / week

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from £69 / night

31

Ocean Point Maroc direct ocean beach access - Imsouane boathouse sleeps 2

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Imsouane

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
Artistic, Creative, Stylish and Comfortable are just a few of the comments from the first clients to stay in the boats and take a look from your terrace. Talk about ocean/Beach front accomodation you can not get any closer 180 degree view of uninterupted ocean panorama  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 / week

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from £25 / night

(1) Excellent 

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6 BEDROOM CHATEAU - Chateaubriant manor house sleeps 12

Loire-Atlantique / Chateaubriant

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful old country house in 15 acres of parkland. South facing, all the rooms have gorgeous views of the lakes and ancient oaks and cedar. The ceilings are over 3m high. Bedrooms have parquet floors and working fireplaces. 3 of the 6 bedrooms have ensuite WCs and ba  …see more

from £185 / night

£1294 / week

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from £185 / night

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Province of Belluno / Cortina d'Ampezzo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £87 / night

£414 - £3018 / week

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from £87 / night

19

Viana do Castelo District / Lanhezes

6 14 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £255 / night

£1595 / week

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from £255 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Le Moulin de St Blaise - La Chartre-sur-le-Loir watermill sleeps 4

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Looking for a base for the Le Mans Moto GP 2015? We have had a late cancellation so have availability! Le Moulin de St Blaise is just a 15 minute stroll from the local village where you can pick up your morning croissants or lunchtime baguette. The quaint town of La C  …see more

from £200 / night

£250 / week

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from £200 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Vendee / Lucon

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £104 / night

£397 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Good 

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Castello di Gabiano - Gabiano castle sleeps 16

Province of Alessandria / Gabiano

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
You are very welcome to come and stay at our house, a charming hunding lodge located in the grounds of the 1000 years-old castle, built with the traditional Middle Age style of the area. Unmissable chance for travelers who want to experience how it feels like to live in  …see more

from £361 / night

£2523 / week

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from £361 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Isere / Villeneuve-de-Marc

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £432 / night

£3018 - £4225 / week

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from £432 / night

(53) Very Good 

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Duirinish Holiday Lodges - Plockton log cabin sleeps 6

Ross and Cromarty / Plockton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to Duirinish Holiday Lodges. We are 9 log cabins offering excellent self catering facilities for up to four or six people in each lodge. Fully heated with well equipped kitchens & bathrooms you will find they make a perfect base for exploring the west coast of  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Chapel @ Pickwell Manor - Croyde converted chapel sleeps 2

Braunton / Croyde

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
Pickwell Manor is a stunning period manor house set in the heart of the hamlet of Pickwell, yet within easy walking distance of Putsborough beach and a few minutes drive from the popular Croyde and Woolacombe beaches. On site there are 6 acres of wonderful gardens and g  …see more

from £80 / night

£455 - £490 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Alpine Grove Log Cabins - Cricket St Thomas log cabin sleeps 5

Chard / Cricket St Thomas

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A peaceful relaxing and fun holiday can be enjoyed at Alpine Grove Log Cabins. From the tranquil setting of your own log cabin, you can discover the unique charm of a holiday in beautiful woodland. Here the delights of the outdoor life are on your doorstep, discover the  …see more

from £76 / night

£399 - £699 / week

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from £76 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Wisconsin / Hayward

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £104 / night

£558 / week

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from £104 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Manoir de Kerdeven. Ask about late discounts - Plouguernevel chateau sleeps 16

Cotes-d'Armor / Plouguernevel

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Manoir de Kerdeven is a beautifully renovated chateau set in grounds of about 3 acres and built around 1565. It is thought to have been a former hunting lodge of the Ducs de Rohan up until the French revolution. It is ideally suited for family gatherings and the acc  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

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