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Unusual rural retreats (23)

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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23 Holiday homes

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(1) Excellent 

18

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 £46 / night

£262 - £646 / week

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from £46 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Runach Arainn - Kilmory yurt sleeps 6

Isle of Arran / Kilmory

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Runach Arainn ('Secret or Beloved Arran' in Gaelic) is a small, intimate glamping (glamorous camping) site on the south end of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. We offer luxury self-catering accommodation in 20ft diameter yurts accompanied by private bathrooms. We are an ide  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

6

Hobbit Hut - Tiddington yurt sleeps 3

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 / week

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from £26 / night

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(7) Excellent 

10

Coracle-yurt @ Crafty Camping - Lyme Regis yurt sleeps 2

Dorset / Lyme Regis

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
Set in a magical woodland setting our hand crafted yurt offers peace, tranquility and privacy as well as a level of comfort not normally associated with camping. Coracle is set in an secluded woodland clearing and has a private deck and boardwalk access.The child free a  …see more

from £126 / night

£882 / week

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from £126 / night

16

Orgon / Plan d'Orgon

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £74 / night

£311 - £371 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / La Bastide

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £82 / night

£388 / week

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from £82 / night

(3) Very Good 

19

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

19

Utah / Hatch

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £74 / night

£512 / week

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from £74 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

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

18

Vintage ECO Caravan with stunning lake views - Pedrogao Grande yurt sleeps 2

Leiria District / Pedrogao Grande

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
We would like to invite guests to enjoy our newly renovated ecological vintage Ariba Hymer Caravan. Enjoy from the comforts of your bed the most stunning view of Rio zezere. The caravan is fitted with a kitchen; including gas hob, kettle and utensils. A heater. Plenty  …see more

from £21 / night

£145 / week

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from £21 / night

(3) Very Good 

27

The Firs Safari Tents - Great Malvern yurt sleeps 6

Worcestershire / Malvern

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Stunning safari tents in a stunning location! The Firs is in a fantastic location at the foot of the Malvern Hills and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our safari tents have been furnished and equipped to a high standard offering true home from home comfor  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

11

North yurt (twin) with wood-stove, deck & bbq - Alyth yurt sleeps 2

Perth and Kinross / Alyth

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
We have now installed two beautiful yurts in the open wooded area behind the castle and they are available to let by the night, mini break or week. Our yurts were made in Mongolia, but adapted to suit the British climate. Special deals are available for lager parties  …see more

from £60 / night

£315 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

30

Gard / Barjac

5 5 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £66 / night

£418 / week

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from £66 / night

11

South Yurt ,double bed, wood-stove, deck & bbq - Alyth yurt sleeps 2

Perth and Kinross / Alyth

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
We have now installed two beautiful yurts in the open wooded area behind the castle and they are available to let by the night, mini break or week. Our yurts were made in Mongolia, but adapted to suit the British climate. Special deals are available for lager parties  …see more

from £60 / night

£315 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

20

Duras / Saint-Jean-de-Duras

6 4 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £74 / night

£432 - £673 / week

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from £74 / night

(12) Excellent 

11

Chez Yurt - Bussiere-Poitevine yurt sleeps 6

Haute-Vienne / Bussiere-Poitevine

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Welcome to Chez Yurt – luxury yurt camping in the beautiful Limousin region of France. If you love the romance and adventure of camping but also enjoy the comforts of home (proper beds, fresh linen, hot showers, a flushing loo!), then a stay at Chez Yurt could be the  …see more

from £74 / night

£464 - £860 / week

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from £74 / night

9

Camping Snug - Tiddington yurt sleeps 4

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Nestling near a woodland hedge looking across the meadow to the River Avon, our snug offers an alternative to traditional camping. This wooden equivalent to a tent is rather well built, insulated wooden hut made of larchwood, with a solid roof and extra insulation to ke  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 / week

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from £30 / night

19

Eco Yurt - Arrieta yurt sleeps 4

Lanzarote / Arrieta

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
luxury 6mt Eco Yurt sleeps 2 guests plus children, comes with its own shower room & covered kitchen. It has been tastefully styled with original handpicked hard wood Mongolian furniture. This Yurt is from Mongolia where they live in this form of 'house' throughout the  …see more

from £190 / night

£1117 - £1720 / week

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from £190 / night

17

Charming Yurt with mountain view - Las Alpujarras yurt sleeps 3

Province of Granada / Las Alpujarras

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The yurt is eco-friendly, self-contained and fully furnished, and equipped with all modern facilities. It has 1 double and one single bed. (Additional 2 mattresses can be provided for an extra 10 euros per person per day)Kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils,  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Utah / Orderville

1 9 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £116 / night

£731 / week

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from £116 / night

32

Province of Tarragona / Camarles

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£432 / week

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from £69 / night

4

Charente-Maritime / Salignac-sur-Charente

3 2 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

10

Asturias / Nava

1 6 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £78 / night

£475 / week

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from £78 / night

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