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.
“A very happy new year” Our group of 10 friends stayed at La Couronne over the new year 2013 for one weeks self-catering skiing holiday! The location for skiers of all abilities was excellent and the snow great! The chalet was in a good location (short
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
Chalet Number 4 sleeps 8 people and is situated in the car free Chalets de Bellecote park, nestled between 2 blue pistes and you can ski to the door! The chalet offers spectacular views across the valley towards Mont Blanc and down the Isere Valley. …see more
“Just Wonderful” This was a fabulous chalet with views to take your breath away. PVR could not have been more helpful and really went out of their way to make our stay perfect. We arrived at 6.30 am and PVR were on hand to take our luggage up to th
“Great location, fabulous views, could do with updating”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2016
We booked this chalet very late (early Jan for a Feb half term stay) and didn't have much in the way of choice and from that perspective, I thought we did very well to get what we did. The chalet was … More
“Great living space and ski in ski out location, basic bedrooms and bathrooms”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2014
The chalet was comfortable and the living area was spacious. The views while sitting at the dining table were stunning and the balcony was a lovely place to sit and enjoy the late afternoon sun. The b… More
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
Accommodation:Family friendly, modern yet cosy chalet.5 twin/double rooms.3 Bathrooms (2 with Baths)Spacious lounge area with 3 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many programs are in English with Dutch subtitles), DVD player and free Wi-Fi Inte …see more
“Amazing stay with amazing host” We arrived as a group of 10 people - friends and family. Sarah and the rest of the guys at the reception were very helpful, and offered many tips for moving around. Sarah also helped us with booking a restaurant for our
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 cycling holidays, an …see more
Laax Treetops is the place to stay; sophisticated enough for discerning skiers, welcoming to beginners, radical enough for snowboarders, lively enough for night owls, peaceful enough for those seeking serenity, perfect for winter skiing, summer hiking and biking. …see more
Chalet Sabot is a renovated, privately-owned traditional chalet beautifully situated in the Vallee de La Manche, only 600 metres from the Nyon cable car which quickly links you up with Morzine and Les Gets ski areas, The ski bus serving Avoriaz and Morzine also stops ri …see more
“Excellent apartment in a lovely village!” We (2 couples) rented this apartment the week of New Years eve, and both Samoens and the apartment exceeded our expectations! The apartment is finished to a very high standard with an open log fire and under f
we stayed in Chalet apartment Etoile. Very good setting in village to reach gondola for ski slopes and perfect short walk into village for amazing restaurants. Etoile apartment suited 4 adults perfec… More
“Beautiful, cosy chalet with incredible views” I stayed in Chez Helene with family on a skiing holiday and can not recommend it highly enough! The chalet is warm and inviting and was well equipped with everything that we needed. Our host David was so
Great chalet and David the chalet owner is a great host who made our stay very enjoyable. One thing that is great about David and his chalet is the positioning, you are right in the middle of multiple… More
“Lovely location, well equipt chalet, great host”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
We came in a a big group and had a great week at the chalet. Skiing, cooking, eating relaxing, drinking etc. David is a great host and skiing companion. It's close to ski resorts by car and there is a… More
Thank you. Really hope to see you, and your close friends out here again soon to share in the amazing fun skiing, and Apres Ski dancing on the tables. One of the best fun and enjoyable groups I have ever hosted. You are always welcome. David
“Stunning views with easy access to the best skiing and an English host”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2014
We visited this chalet in the summer as we were passing through to assess a return for skiing later in the year. It really is a beautiful spot nestling in the foot hills of he main skiing areas of th… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review, and I must stay I very much enjoyed the time we spent together. I hope to see you here again in the near future, perhaps next time to experience the summer mountain biking and white water rafting.
Les Loups is a luxury, privately owned Ski Chalet offering self-catered accommodation for up to eight on the fringes of Chatel village in the stunning and extensive Portes du Soleil ski area.Our aim is to provide you with a luxury environment in which you can relax afte …see more
Chalet Marie-Galante is a traditional Savoyard chalet, sleeps 14-16 people. You can ski directly to the door, there is a sauna and wellness area and log fire. The huge terrace makes the most of the stunning views down the Isere Valley.A traditionally decorated chalet wi …see more
“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
Have just returned from a great 5 day stay in Levoca. Katerina and her son, a local lady, welcomed us at the house when we first arrived. When we all got through the main door from the street into thi… More
Hello & thank you so much for your kind feedback. Yes, there is a lot to talk about as it is a large property but am delighted that you all had a great time & welcome you and your family back any time. As the seasons change there are different activities to do so always something to choose from.
“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
This is a lovely log home, very warm, cosy and homely. Extremely well fitted and suitable for any age range but not for anyone with mobility problems. We were a group of 7 adults and spent Christmas … More
Thank you Georgina, it's always such a pleasure to hear that my guests had a good time at the Carpathian Log Home! As for the lack of snow, mid January/ February is a safer bet for the snow lovers here. Give it another try sometime, we'd love to have you back!:)
The road leading to the house during snowy times can be a problem indeed, but only on the last 150 meters to the house, being very steep. Guests can park their cars safely and walk the last 150 meters, or ask me and I'll be happy to help with my 4wd car.
Thanks again for coming and looking forward to seeing you for a summer Transylvanian adventure too!:)
“Perhaps the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2013
This was perhaps the best self catering vacation home I have ever stayed at world wide.
It is new, exceptionally large, comfortable, contains all the modern utensils one may need for an extended sta… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a few words, it is always a pleasure to know that our guests had a good time while staying at the Carpathian Log Home. You're welcome back anytime, this place will only get better!
“Dream challet in perfect location...beware of vampires”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2013
Spent a wonderfull week in this superb villa and cant wait to go back next year .We could not fault the high standard of accommodation on offer , furnishings are very tasteful, the kitchen well equip… More
Thank you so much for the kind words, it is wonderful to hear that our guests are enjoying their stay here, and that we can meet the western standards even in Romania. Looking forward to welcoming you here again, returning guests get nice discounts:)
“location, location, location.....” A great spot perfectly situated in between the La Plagne area and Les Arcs so an enormous ski area. Being right at the edge of the park this chalet was 100% ski in ski out - a huge bonus with 8 kids. Spectacular v
“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