Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (187)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

187 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Shared garden (187)

(1) Very Good 

58

Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Northern England

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

Book View

from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Hautes-Alpes / Gap

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £60 / night

£382 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

20

Castle rental in Stia

Province of Arezzo / Stia

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Medieval Little Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking v  …see more

from £46 / night

£318 - £339 / week

Book View

from £46 / night

(6) Excellent 

19

Holiday log cabin in Pewsey

Wiltshire / Pewsey

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“One of the best holiday lets I have stayed in.” Bullrush Lodge is very spacious, cosy and well equipped. I was surprised how big the lodge was inside. Lots of thought has been given to making it comfortable, even down to a blanket on the back of the  …see more

from £90 / night

£378 - £729 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

29

Province of Belluno / Cortina d'Ampezzo

3 6 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £85 / night

£424 - £2967 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

(5) Very Good 

20

Holiday log cabin in Pewsey

Wiltshire / Pewsey

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely,clean, very compleet, cosy house in a beautiful part of the UK.” I certainly would recommend this place to friends and family. There is even free WiFi. The houses are very well equiped..  …see more

from £90 / night

£378 - £729 / week

Book View

from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday log cabin in Coole

County Westmeath / Coole

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This is an AUTHENTIC LOG CABIN,This is one for the bucket list.  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Manor house rental in Argoules

Somme / Argoules

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, history-steeped tranquility” This is a very special property indeed. A converted stables set around an enclosed, beautifully planted garden, the owners are on site in another converted historic building, and are beyond welcoming and helpful  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £850 / week

Book View

from £72 / night

(4) Very Good 

27

Aisen Region / Puerto Rio Tranquilo

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £112 / night

£754 / week

Book View

from £112 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Colombieres-sur-Orb holiday chateau rental

Herault / Colombieres-sur-Orb

14 36 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Dans nos gtes, tout est fourni, le moindre dtail est soign...normalement, vous ne serez pas dus...  …see more

from £763 / night

£3687 / week

Book View

from £763 / night

(26) Excellent 

11

Holiday narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Rugby

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Time to unwind...” This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Pootling on the canals gives one a  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 / week

Book View

from £140 / night

(56) Very Good 

20

Holiday log cabin in Plockton

Ross and Cromarty / Plockton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A gateway to wilderness of Skye” An excellent cottage in the middle of a forest, a few miles from the see and the mountains. Well equipped, with lots of birds just outside the window. Good food in Plockton.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £640 / week

Enquire View

from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Holiday castle in Hoghton

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  …see more

from £150 / night

£475 / week

Book View

from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Holiday manor house in Chateaubriant

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 £182 / night

£1272 / week

Book View

from £182 / night

(36) Excellent 

20

Holiday log cabin in Beddgelert

Snowdonia National Park / Beddgelert

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Maple Lodge log cabin is a traditionally styled log cabin set in the breath taking Snowdonia national park offers everything you will need to ensure you have a relaxing and comfortable stay. Its located on the Red Dragon Holidays site and next to 3 self catering cottage  …see more

from £100 / night

£295 - £460 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

13

Holiday manor house in Easkey

County Sligo / Easkey

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
It took 10 years to restore this 200 year old boutique country house. Set on 9 acres of land overlooking one of Ireland's best surf breaks. Have a relaxing evening by the open fireplace, a glass of wine in our private bar or a game of pool.chiropractic / allergy tr  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £2848 / week

Book View

from £68 / night

(10) Excellent 

12

Caravan/mobile home rental in Pontardawe

Vale of Glamorgan / Pontardawe

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely perfect ! Will be back...” Having spent a few nights at different places in Pontardawe, I decided to browse for somewhere a bit quieter and more comfortable as I still had a few weeks before coming home. Then I came across this little treas  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £580 / week

Book View

from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Upper Carniola Region / Dovje

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £76 / night

£463 - £576 / week

Book View

from £76 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday watermill in Reillanne

Luberon / Reillanne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Meublé de tourisme **** Accréditation ; N° 3-0758. Sur www.cofrac.fr Code du Tourisme Article L.324-1  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £933 / week

Book View

from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Noto / Lido di Noto

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £47 / night

£297 / week

Book View

from £47 / night

(8) Excellent 

15

Holiday chateau in Fontenay-le-Comte

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

3 9 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
A Spacious gite situated in an annex of a 18th century chateau in a beautiful woodland surrounding ,perfect for a family holiday, long term stay ).Situated in the vendée,Close to the Puy du fou and the beautiful beaches of La faute , la Tranche sur mer or La Rochelle  …see more

from £195 / night

£1365 / week

Book View

from £195 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Landudec

Landudec / Keridreuff

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Thoroughly enjoyable, would go back again” The whole booking experience was very easy; Getaway2France were very helpful. The caravan was ideally located for us on a small site which was clean and well maintained; the locals and staff were very friend  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £690 / week

Book View

from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

14

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Skegness

Lincolnshire / Skegness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good value for money” Our first family caravan trip, a great caravan and site with plenty on offer. We found the evening entertainment on site busy/crowded/limited seating unless you got there really early and our 3 children aged 6,10,14 years were no  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £540 / week

Book View

from £70 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Holiday watermill in Melle

Melle / Paizay-le-Tort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The perfect rural retreat! Highly Recommended” We have found an absolute gem of a property at Le Moulin De La Combe, an idyllic property and grounds where we all enjoyed a fantastic stay. The Property is a wonderfully restored Watermill, complete w  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £1295 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

20

Holiday castle in Chinon

Loire Valley / Chinon

7 8 4 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The magic of Ranton” We have been to the chateau on several occasions and we are always uplifted when we walk across the moat and through the gates. There is a wonderful air of peace and tranquility about the place, it's a world of it's own and you ca  …see more

from £204 / night

£1424 - £2848 / week

Book View

from £204 / night

(16) Excellent 

28

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

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
56 Haven Crest, Lydstep Beach’ New for 2017 (Bedding, Towels & Park Passses included) Set within the tranquil Pembrokeshire Coast National Park close to Tenby with it’s Blue Flag beach right on the doorstep. Lydstep Beach is a refined retreat for visitors who are  …see more

from £71 / night

£500 / week

Book View

from £71 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Holiday yurt in Dolanog

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

Book View

from £110 / night

(120) Excellent 

19

Ski chalet in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Really great catered chalet for family mountain bike trips!” We spent a week at Chalet Lac de Vonnes in August to do some mountain biking as a family in Chatel. The chalet is well located, with fantastic views of the mountains, safe bike storage and a  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 - £745 / week

Enquire View

from £64 / night

31

Holiday boathouse in Imsouane

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

Book View

from £25 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Campello sul Clitunno holiday castle accommodation

Province of Perugia / Campello sul Clitunno

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
August 2015--new reliable WiFi!  …see more

from £89 / night

£551 - £678 / week

Book View

from £89 / night

(13) Excellent 

19

Pewsey holiday log cabin rental

Wiltshire / Pewsey

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 89 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“delightful lodge, lovely setting, perfect for pooch” It's s lovely to find somewhere that has been kitted out thoughtfully. Is lovely and cosy ( it was bitterly cold outside) and has fantastic light. All the information is clear, and Nicky makes eve  …see more

from £66 / night

£276 - £531 / week

Book View

from £66 / night

24

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £238 / night

£1102 / week

Book View

from £238 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Nord / Potelle

1 6 1 night min

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

 …see more

from £153 / night

£212 / week

Book View

from £153 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Manor house rental in Otmuchow

Opole Province / Otmuchow

10 30 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
first mentioned in 1300, the palace has been rebuilt once every 100 years since. Owners have included barons, and a Prince-Bishop of Wroclaw. It's now owned by British-Polish couple, Jim and Anna Parton, who have rescued the house from near-dereliction. There's a ballr  …see more

from £26 / night

£178 / week

Book View

from £26 / night

92

Spoleto holiday tower rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
FANTASTIC ! KATE MOSS (THE WORLD FAMOUS MODEL) STAYED HERE ! Bought by a wealthy Roman, the tiny village now consists of 5 luxury cottages, restored to the highest standard and equipped with everything you can imagine that befits a mediaeval setting.Each suite is at a  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 - £1145 / week

Book View

from £122 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor holiday chateau rental

Tarn / Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor

21 43 1 night min

  • 21 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 43
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 114 km
  • Swimming pool
When you come to stay at Chateau Fontguitard, you are not a number in a big complex, but you are coming to share a family home that is family run. Whether you choose to rent the all place, or just one or more apartments, we want you to feel relax and confortable immedi  …see more

from £16 / night

£89 - £131 / week

Book View

from £16 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Pornic holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Loire-Atlantique / Pornic

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Light, airy and pristine mobile home with gated decking, awning , flower bank and gravel garden. Newly equipped. Complimentary tea,coffee, wine and beer. Listen to the waves in privacy. Situated on very friendly, French-speaking campsite right next to the sea.Intereste  …see more

from £60 / night

£416 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

10

Fecamp holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Seine-Maritime / Fecamp

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
2 charming gipsy caravans await you in the heart of Normandy in 3ha park. Ideal for couples, families or friends, our gipsy caravans will offer you an unusual and unique lodging experience. Extra services: breakfast, lunchbox with local products. Many activities nearby.  …see more

from £85 / night

£416 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

(4) Very Good 

20

Duras / Saint-Jean-de-Duras

6 4 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £73 / night

£424 - £708 / week

Book View

from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

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

 …see more

from £136 / night

£848 - £996 / week

Book View

from £136 / night