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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.



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(5) Very Good 

12

Bearn / Accous

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £41 / night

£283 / week

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from £41 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £163 / night

£1136 / week

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from £163 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

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 £175 / night

£700 - £4600 / week

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from £175 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

Ski chalet in Morillon

Grand Massif / Morillon

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” We stayed here with our three children 3, 8, 12 and had a great time! There is a run back from the Ski area that means you can ski back to the chalet. It had all utilities and was a home from home. We loved it  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Savoie / Bramans

3 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £79 / night

£436 - £922 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Average 

26

Ski chalet in Moleson

La Gruyere / Moleson

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Our traditional-style, wooden, detached chalet has five bedrooms, sleeping up to 9 guests, and has the luxury of a private, indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 10ft) and large sauna. The chalet enjoys lovely views and is the ideal base for your Swiss holiday, offering a  …see more

from £145 / night

£1015 - £2590 / week

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from £145 / night

13

Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £245 / night

£1711 / week

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from £245 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

Soldeu ski chalet rental

Canillo Parish / Soldeu

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 195 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic simple gem of a place, ideally located” Stayed here with a group of 8 and it was perfect for us. We were self catered, and there's a supermarket beneath the chalet/apartment. The supermarket is a bit pricey but fairly well stocked and fri  …see more

from £163 / night

£1136 - £2628 / week

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from £163 / night

(5) Very Good 

12

Province of Trento / Molveno

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ski

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from £84 / night

£527 - £1336 / week

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from £84 / night

37

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 £123 / night

£632 - £860 / week

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from £123 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Landry

Peisey-Vallandry / Landry

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Enjoy affordable luxury at our loft-style ski chalet in the heart of Paradiski (les Arcs + La Plagne). You'll love the chic alpine décor, stunning mountain views and quaint village setting. It's the perfect base for self-catered skiing, walking and cycl  …see more

from £250 / night

£595 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(2) Very Good 

17

Savoie / Aigueblanche

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£351 / week

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from £53 / night

(5) Excellent 

14

Wagrain ski chalet rental

Wagrain / Kirchboden

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent Choice” This is our second visit to this wonderful detached chalet. It is a good choice of accommodation for either a winter ski holiday or a summer holiday as we have done both and will definitely be booking again. The chalet itself is extr  …see more

from £62 / night

£395 - £1404 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Haute-Garonne / Boutx

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £62 / night

£395 - £527 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Vosges / Gerardmer

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski

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from £53 / night

£369 - £509 / week

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from £53 / night

37

Canton of Vaud / Leysin

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £244 / night

£1301 - £1952 / week

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from £244 / night

(3) Excellent 

34

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 £62 / night

£13 - £1241 / week

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from £62 / night

16

Vosges / Gerardmer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary

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from £141 / night

£553 - £904 / week

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from £141 / night

(2) Very Good 

16

Hautes-Alpes / Risoul

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski

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from £69 / night

£483 - £702 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Borovets

Sofia Region / Borovets

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Luxury 4 bedroom chalet with contemporary decor sleeping 9.Open log fire with free firewood.This chalet has free WiFi, a private Sauna, in a small gated development with Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and a great Bistro. Stunning mountain views from all floors and balconies  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1320 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Salzburg Region / Filzmoos

2 12 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautifully appointed self-catering ski chalet in a central but peaceful area of Filzmoos, we are within 150m of the supermarket and restaurants, and within a 5 minute walk of the Papageno gondola. The South facing apartments are spacious, comfortable and warm.  …see more

from £58 / night

£707 - £1382 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Very Good 

9

Vosges / La Bresse

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £79 / night

£264 - £615 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bareges

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min

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from £76 / night

£527 - £615 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

35

Zakopane ski chalet rental

Lesser Poland Province / Zakopane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A cozy wooden cottage situated in direct vicinity (1km) of Polish Tatras, offering breathtaking vista of nearby mountain ranges. The cottage combines the best in local wooden architecture with modern convenience and practicality. Up to 6 persons can be accommodated in 2  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

10

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£369 - £457 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb High Quality Chalet With Excellent Friendly Service From PVR” The chalet is well located with a short (50 metre) up hill walk to a run which leads to two lifts. With good snow it is possible to ski back to the chalet door. It is perfectly locat  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £4294 / week

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from £200 / night

13

Haute-Savoie / Les Contamines-Montjoie

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £132 / night

£658 - £2018 / week

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from £132 / night

(4) Excellent 

49

Ski chalet in Levoca

Presov Region / Levoca

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing property with history. Great scenery and skiing facilities” What a great house. Very spacious with both an authentic as well as contemporary feel. The house was clean upon arrival and has all the necessary essentials available to make it an e  …see more

from £195 / night

£995 - £1200 / week

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from £195 / night

(5) Very Good 

29

Ski chalet in La Molina

Alp / La Molina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Totally renovated this summer 2016 new floors in every room, large family bathroom built, ensuite fully re-tield, complete bedroom furniture and mattress in both double bedrooms, large water heater installed new table and chairs in the dinning room all finished to a hig  …see more

from £211 / night

£1492 / week

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from £211 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Hautes-Alpes / Gap

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £66 / night

£461 / week

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from £66 / night

(1) Average 

17

Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£299 - £588 / week

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from £44 / night

(31) Excellent 

24

Les Coches ski chalet rental

Savoie / Les Coches

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Our best Ski Holioday yet” In our 20 years skiing this was the best chalet we have been to. It was warm and welcoming. The rooms were all a good size, and comfortably furninshed, with good bathroom facilites.The lounge area could seat most of us in o  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £9500 / week

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from £49 / night

14

Hautes-Pyrenees / Peyragudes

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £176 / night

£606 - £2097 / week

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from £176 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Vaujany ski chalet rental

Isere / Vaujany

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Catared chaletStylish and hospitableFree wifi, log fire, hot tub, childfriendly, kids dinner, DVD/TV room, huge garden.Vaujany is part of the huge Alpe d'Huez ski region, snow secure slopes.In summer: cycling!Beautiful garden, old fruit trees, safe to play for chil  …see more

from £77 / night

£479 - £10417 / week

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from £77 / night

25

Ski chalet in Lenk im Simmental

Bernese Oberland / Lenk im Simmental

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski
SKI TO DOOR (CONDITIONS PERMITTING) Chalet Halten is a typical swiss chalet situated in a peaceful alpine setting a short walk above the centre of the traditional village of Zweisimmen. The Superpass Alpes Vaudoises.Gstaad.Aldelboden-Lenk includes 630km of wonderful sk  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1260 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Upper Carniola Region / Dovje

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £79 / night

£498 / week

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from £79 / night

(25) Excellent 

32

Brasov ski chalet rental

Brasov County / Brasov

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Carpathian lodge” Had a warm welcome to CArpathian house by the owner. My husband, grown up family x4 and partners joined us with our 1st grandchild of 4 weeks. The Xmas decorations were up, the turkey in the fridge and wine on the house. All was w  …see more

from £115 / night

£702 - £1439 / week

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(1) Very Good 

12

Savoie / La Norma

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £125 / night

£869 - £1308 / week

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from £125 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Ski chalet in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

12 27 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
Christmas Special - see our website for details - www.chaletheidi.eu Please note Winter prices are for HALF-BOARD Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suit  …see more

from £25 / night

£369 - £12439 / week

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from £25 / night

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Montalbert ski chalet rental

Savoie / Montalbert

4 10 7 nights min

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

from £143 / night

£999 - £3299 / week

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from £143 / night