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.
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by
Just had an amazing 3 weeks staying at Cueva Peralta. We were very sorry to leave and are already planning our return. What a gem the Cave House is! Spacious, relaxing and well furnished it will gi… More
Thank you for your wonderful and informative review, which will assist people to choose to experience the beautiful Andalucia countryside and lovely welcoming Pueblos. Thank you both again and see you in the near future. Bob
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
We were greeted at Cueva Peralta by Bob the owner who made us most welcome,we were very impressed with the layout of the rooms they were well furnished and the kitchen well equipped, beds very comfort… More
Thank you for your review of Cueva Peralta I am so pleased that you enjoyed stay. I look forward to receiving you back in the near future. Best Regards
“Unique accommodation in a superb location”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2015
visited Cueva Peralta in March 2015 with my husband, 7 year old daughter and our dog. We stayed for 3 days and had a fantastic time. Bob was amazingly welcoming and his mini guide to the local villag… More
Thank you for your wonderful review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cueva Peralta, and that your daughter enjoyed it so much. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats …see more
“Lodge credit to the owners” July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners and would recommend this
Couldn't find a fault in anything, everything there you could possibly need, beds are so comfy, place was so clean spacious and homely, hot tub was fantastic, views across the lake were wonderful, esp… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Reviewed 2 May 2013
We had 2 nights in this log cabin and really did not want to leave. The accommodation was second to none, everything has been well thought out. The views of the lake were great, especially from the ho… More
“Brilliant Log Cabin, couldn't fault it!”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
Myself and 7 girl friends stayed here for 2 nights in November. We were greeted by Gill, the owner, who took her time to show us around, explained where everything is and ran through how everything wo… More
“Perfect getaway” Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its located within a short drive from most o
I have recently returned from a 2 night stay in the Old Dairy Shepherd's Hut and it was absolutely incredible. It is a perfect place to escape to if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of ever… More
“Cosy Couple Of Nights!”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
The shepherds hut was lovely and cosy and have done brilliantly with the space which is on offer. The best part is of course the Hot Tub which was all ready as soon as we got there! Highly recommend a… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Really sorry you found the chlorine concentration uncomfortable. We do adhere to strict pH levels in all our hot tubs which are tested regularly so we will investigate as to why you found this.
“Fantastic 4 night stay!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2016
Me, my boyfriend and our dog stayed in the shepherds hut for 4 nights! The arrival was easy and we were greeted and told that the hot tub and heating were on ready to go and we were to let ourselves i… More
The cabin was better than expected, very clean with all the basic amenities. Surrounding area was very quiet and private. The hot tub was so good we never had time to have a shot in the sauna. The hot… More
Reviewed 17 Feb 2017
Went to the cabin for 3 nights at valentines and it was amazing! So cosy and the most beautiful views. Sauna and hot tub were a fantastic addition to the stay, will definitely be back soon.… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see” The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your
This place nourishes your soul!
If you want a place to truly unwind, take just yourself and/or your special ones to this spectacular lodge.
We left after three days feeling like we've had a mo… More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
This lodge did not dissapoint one bit, it really is amazing and the views are unbeatable. The cabin is built to a very high standard and Dominique and Simon have furnished the interior superbly with n… More
“Fantastic cabin in lovely surroundings x”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Friendly helpful owners,we were so relaxed 3 kids and the dog loved it long walks then back to log fire to warm up,chilling in hot tub to relax and unwind with the sound of the river and the birds,bes… More
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc
Charming log cabin with stunning views over beautiful Loch Awe and the mountains beyond.
The cabin sits on extensive, secluded grounds on the loch shore and provides the perfect location to be at one with nature in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Cabin has Fr …see more
The Ardlogie Bothy is a traditional luxury timber built cabin, with great self catering facilities providing all year round accommodation for 2 people. Positioned alongside the Ardlogie Guest House & centrally located within Aviemore. In a quiet location yet close t …see more
“Mrs” Perfect short break,very quiet and relaxing location,ideal location for getting out & about not far from Bala so good for shopping etc lovely trips out too Barmouth arou nd Bala lake stunning views.cabin was lovely everything spotlessly clean all
“Great hideaway” What an amazing, relaxing break. My partner and I recently stayed at pear tree lodge for the first time. From the moment we got there we felt spoilt, Louise and her husband Stephen are absoloutly lovely and made us feel very welcome.
“Absolutely stunning lodge” Well where do I start
Absolutely stunning lodge which was spotless on arrival . The lodge had been trimmed up for Xmas so made our stay even more special. 7 of us stayed on a girlie weekend away and we were all surprised ho
This is an extremely well equipped lodge which if you want it it has it
Spotless clean and the hot tub is to die for
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lodge to anyone
Young or old
Jan has tho… More
“Beautiful lodge, gorgeous location, could not have asked for more!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Myself and a few friends visited Paradise Lodge at the beginning of July. The lodge is absolutely beautiful and decorated to a very high standard. The location is perfect and the hot tub certainly got… More
“Memorable weekend with family and friends.”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Booked this lodge for a birthday weekend away with friends and it's safe to say everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautifully decorated, and plenty of facilities meaning you don't need to really leave t… More
Luxury log cabin with hot tub Free Wifi in secluded Vale of Kerry. 4 Cottages, wood burning stove, gardens, games room, tennis court, children of all ages. Pets not allowed in lodge. 1 mile village pub, wifi, Offa's Dyke, Powis Castle, Montgomery, Welshpool. Luxury …see more
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr
This is an ideal holiday destination for anyone who wants peace, quiet, privacy and relaxation. However it is only a short car ride away fom Riberac which is a typical bustling, market town. The house… More
Shelduck Lodge is a traditional pine cabin, with its own fishing peg on the Duck Lake at Tattershall Lakes Country Park. It is the ideal place to relax as the Duck Lake is in a sheltered, tranquil part of the park away from the watersports but close enough to walk to if …see more
Mockham Down Farm is situated off a quiet Devon lane on the edge of Exmoor but close to Barnstaple and surrounding areas,There is gated off parking for cars. The garden overlooks farm land and the sea view in the distance
The Log Cabin has Large Decking area and fully …see more
Redlake farm is a beautiful place in Somerset. Situated at the foot of the Polden Hills and on the edge of the Somerset levels. It consists of a productive apple orchard, a camp site and a large level field, which holds wedding events.
2 springs supply the stream and T …see more
“Great house in the middle of nowhere” Just returned from a two week holiday in Le Moulin the house is wonderful loads of space lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen. We were a group of 9 ranging from 10years through teens to adults we all enjoy
My second visit to the chateau, was as good as the first. Went with friends/children the first time and then with family and children this time. Worked well both times...so much space to get away...fr… More
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have such great guests :) See you again soon we hope....
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
“Terrific place to stay and people would recommend to anyone” Myself, my new husband and two dogs stayed here for a week in April. The cabin was excellent everything we expected and Sheila and Sandy were great hosts. The hot tub just topped off what wa
Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond.
This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peacef …see more
“A lovely stay” We stayed in Denise's Caravan with our children aged 2 and 4. The Caravan was clean, well equipped and homely.
The site itself was pleasant but we were there outside school holidays so during the week it was pretty quiet. We did
We really enjoyed our stay at Denise's caravan. The caravan had everything we needed and was ideally situated within West sands with everything just a short walk away. Would highly recommend.… More
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the review. X
“Felt like home”
Reviewed 8 Nov 2016
My husband & I really enjoyed our few days break in Denise's caravan, it was well lived in & felt very homely. Everything was supplied that we needed & all the equipment worked as should do. We wanted… More
Beautiful Hall..lovely grounds..peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The room had everything we needed for a birthday break for three nights stay in total calm and tranquillity.
We will definitely rec… More
Delighted you enjoyed your birthday stay Tracey and hope to see you come back & stay again soon. Thanks very much for your review. Stephanie
“Beautiful, peaceful and comfortable”
Reviewed 24 Jun 2015
The Royalist Suite at Orton Hall was lovely. The place was relatively clean, the bedding lovely, white and cotton, and the bed was really comfortable. Stephanie was filled with helpful advice and was … More
Reviewed 11 Feb 2014
Stayed here for wedding anniversary - grand surroundings, very comfortable apartment and fabulous scenery. The apartment was amazing - perfect for a romantic weekend, or just a fancy w/e away. Great w… More
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
“We are planning when to go back it was that fab.” An amazing place, had a fab weekend away there with the Famley. Hot tub was lovly in the evening. Good location to go to different places each day. Can't wait to go back next year.
Perfect choice for romantic getaway or quiet relaxing time away from mass tourism. ;secluded yet still close enough to all local attractions. Reconnect to the rhythms and sounds of nature.<br />Aromatherapy Massage available on request. İ am Available for private …see more
This beautiful, eco friendly log cabin provides comfortable, spacious, self catering accommodation for up to eight guests in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has bags of traditional, rustic charm & provides a true log cabin experience and is situated in a p …see more
From our Vintage Ariba Hymer Caravan enjoy most stunning view of Rio zezere.
The caravan is fitted with a kitchen; including gas hob, kettle and utensils. Sofas which fold out to king size bed.
A hand crafted pine patio with garden furniture.
A private and unique …see more
Fancy a get-away-from-it-all holiday with wildlife for neighbours and only the sounds of nature to disturb you? Do you want the flexibility of self -catering with the luxury of a hot tub and private balcony?At Springburn, you are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and …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
A beautifully situated holiday home with it’s own private garden,
which is perfect for sunbathing and taking in the breath taking views. Enjoy the resort’s facilities as well as some of the World’s
most famous places and historic sites nearby.
Our 6 b …see more
Engelthal is located in - possibly - the best holiday park in the area; a privately owned, static caravan at Cenarth Falls Holiday Park.
It sleeps 6, the spacious master bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables, dressing table with stool and plenty of wardrobe space.
Th …see more
We had a fantastic few days in Wales and the weather did not disappoint either. The caravan site was lovely with great facilities for all the family along with exceptionally friendly staff. However th… More
We were surprised to receive a review in this tone, not least because when we met our guests on the second day of their stay - to change a gas bottle - we specifically asked if everything was ok for them, to be told it was fine. It does seem like eating your meal and then complaining that it was inedible. Why not take that opportunity to comment, when, if the carpet needed cleaning, we could have done so?
Yes, we do apologise to all our guests for the aged condition of the carpet, it is 13 years old and showing signs of fading with 2 one inch stains and a few spot stains, it is/was not 'dirty'; we did not have time to replace it after buying the van this spring but it will be renewed for next year.
We thoroughly clean after every visit hoovering not only the carpet but also the beds with a VAX. Beds are then made up with clean, fresh bedding. In future, we will leave the VAX for guests to use as the hoover provided does need emptying quite frequently.
We have enjoyed 28 guest visits this year and not one negative comment about cleanliness, in fact many compliments as evidenced by the rest of the feedback on this page, on Airbnb and on our own site.
This beautiful Log Cabin is situated on a typical Canarian Finca in the lush green valley of La Orotava. Hot tub in private lawned area. Private off road parking (FREE WIFI). Ideal for those looking for total quiet and relaxation. Constructed and furnished to a very hig …see more
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.
Champagne, f …see more
Our luxury 2 bedroom mobile home has 35m² of interior living space which will sleep up to 6 people, a very large, brand new decking area, being ideal for outdoor cooking, relaxed seating and as an extended dining area.
We are situated on the 5* Holiday Green site, …see more