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 Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church …see more
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you mig …see more
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic time at Old St John's Church. The property is not only beautiful and comfortable but well equipped and located.
We did a fantastic 12 mile hike from the doorstep, taking in Hartsid… More
Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back. This 4 berth log cabin has a ho …see more
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… 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
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Great place, great people, very friendly atmosphere....the cabin was fantastic with hot tub and sauna....will definitely be going again...just take plenty of mosquito sprays...:)… More
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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan
4 8 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Ask about pets
'The hoot' lodge 29, is a spacious log cabin on the eastern banks of Loch Lomond. Well positioned in the Rowardennan estate, there are beautiful views from the lodge across Loch Lomond and of the surrounding mountains.The lodge has four bedrooms: master en su …see more
Great lodge, really well equipped. Plenty of room for 8 guests. Lovely location and views. We had a great holiday. Location is fairly remote with a 40 minute drive to the supermarket, however we would… More
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• Spacious comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people in historic manor house.
• Well equipped kitchen diner, large comfortable sitting room and two spacious bedrooms each with a Super King Bed and en suite bath/shower room. Lobby at ground level, kitchen and …see more
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi …see more
We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning locati… More
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula.
This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a …see more
Situated in an idyllic setting within Hartland Forest, 2 miles from Woolsery village, this holiday lodge makes an ideal base to explore the north Devon and Cornish coastline, or simply to relax on the decked area and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Children will enj …see more
Stayed here for the Easter weekend with friends and it was fantastic. As one of the previous reviewers mentions; the photos really don't do it justice. The area with the sofas is a little small, but t… More
“Lovely Spacious lodge in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
We stayed in the lodge for 1 week in july 2012 and had a very peaceful and enjoyable holiday.
The Lodge is spacious, clean and well equipped. We particularly appreciated the ensuite bathroom for th… More
Reviewed 6 Apr 2015
A really nice location, very peaceful. A great place to relax and forget your troubles. Fantastic to find somewhere for dogs. A great area for accepting dogs wherever you go. … More
Thank you for your review of our lodge Forest View. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope you will visit us again.
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD librar …see more
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful … More
Set within Tattershall Lakes Country Park, 5 Misty Bay is ideally situated to offer any member of the family a fabulous holiday. Tattershall Lakes has recently been redeveloped. The facilities & amenities are much improved and worth taking advantage of. The new outdoor …see more
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 a… More
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
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.6 twin/double rooms (1 of which is in the eaves). 1 Bathroom and 2 shower roomsSpacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, 1 bench seat, log fire, Dutch Satellite (French satellite available on …see more
We stayed in this chalet in January 2015. The chalet is as described in the PVR website. It is very comfortable and ideal if you like a lounge/dining table to sit around exchanging stories after a day… More
“Full of adventure, brilliant time”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
We arrived in France during one of the worst episodes of snow fall in years.I was kept upto date by staff and directed to an emergency shelter in Chambery, despite feeling very anxious, we were travel… More
“Amazing chalet - even in the Summer”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
My mountain biking group have been going to Peisey & Vallandry in the Summer for the last 5 years running. This year, we needed a bigger chalet and decided to have Wittenberg after discussions with P… More
Located in the Irish Lake District on the Leitrim / Cavan border, our luxury log cabins enjoy an idyllic setting in mature pine forest on the banks of the Woodford River some 7km south of the market town of Ballyconnell. The location enjoys fantastic amenities for angl …see more
Gorgeous place, beautiful surroundings. Log cabin was beautiful and spacious.very clean.
Owner was very welcoming and helpful recommending places to eat out etc. … More
“A hidden part of Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
I never knew places like this existed in Ireland. The setting is absolutely beautiful with the thick forests and gentle flowing river.
The cabin itself was stunning, perfectly furnished, spacious an… More
Two bedroom larger than averege Luxury Lodge offering splendid views over the lake. A delightful self catering experience with no hidden extras.Privately owned Mallard features a spacious lounge with a feature fireplace and electric fire, and two luxurious leather sofa …see more
About the Shepherds Hut
"Elderflower" is our newly completed self catering Shepherds Hut. (February 2013) and provides tasteful, luxurious accommodation with a difference. It is ideally situated for the South Downs Way and its stunning countryside and is 20 minutes fr …see more
A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a ver… More
Can accomadate 2 adults , child and a baby
most suited to young couples and small families
Check in after 3 pm
Check out 11 am
1 hour from London
21 minutes walk to town centre/ 8 minute drive ( marks and Spencer's )
Close to historic Ca …see more
We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.… More
Thank you !
Reviewed 2 Sep 2016
Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa … More
I will go In search of a small step ladder for the bed ! Thank you for your positive review ! It's lovely to hear we have got something right ! Hope to see you again , take advantage of our return bookings special rates offer ! ( contact Mick ) : )
A 4 star rated log cabin.Open plan living,dining, and kitchen area. A home from home. Warm and cozy in the winter, cool and airy in the summer.Furnished and equip to a high standard with patio doors leading outside to a patio area. There is a driving range and golf sho …see more
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacio …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre
2 5 Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation
Nearest beach 0.2 km
This well appointed log cabin can sleep up to 5 people and is well suited to families. There's just SO much to see and do in this beautiful part of Scotland.
The cabin is situated in a wonderful setting, right by a river in a small picturesque estate, a stroll from th …see more
We stayed here for a weekend in November 2015. It was a miserable weekend with heavy rain, but we felt all cosy and warm in front of the log fire in this great wee cabin.
Lot's of thought has been… More
“cosy and in the heart of Scotland”
Reviewed 14 Aug 2016
cosy and in the heart of Scotland
close to shop
river running by
Owner greets you and gives you tour explaining how the property functions… More
“the cabin with everything”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2015
Nicely located by the river with the privacy of a small site but within 5 minutes walk of the village shop the cabin is equiped with everthing you could need for a holiday of this type although we onl… More
Do you want to get away from it all?, if so we have the most beautiful tranquil setting with its own private path to the beach, set in an Orchard and Garden where you can relax in a beautiful large hot tub with wooden gazebo, situated in the small east coast village of …see more
Oakerthorpe Manor is an 19th Century Manor House situated in private grounds, ideal for that getaway from it all with family and friends. With 8 bedrooms, there is plenty of spacious accommodation to cater for a large group. The Manor is approached through electric gate …see more
Had a brilliant time, owner is really accommodating and the house is set in its own grounds, really private and you don't have to worry about noise when there's loads of you.… More
“30th birthday bash”
Reviewed 26 May 2012
A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house!
Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling… More
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We are glad you had a lovely time at the Manor.
We would love to see you again in the future.
“Fantastic, warm and relaxing”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
I can recomend Oakerthorpe Manor to anyone who is thinking of doing a suprise party for the whole family, kids, teanagers and adults as i did, I live in the Middle East and booked it all on line, the … More
We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we try so hard to give you the best possible experience here, and your kind words are very comforting, knowing that we have given you complete satisfaction during your stay, please do come back and visit us again soon.
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Chalet de l'Ours is a traditional farmhouse in the charming ski resort of Sainte Foy-Tarentaise. At 115sqm it is considerably larger than most 3 bedroom apartments and offers a very large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with some stunning mountain views.
Please se …see more
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 fu… More
THIS PROPERTY CAN BE BOOKED DIRECT WITH OWNER please scroll down and see details for phone numbers on right of page Paradise Lodge offers spacious one level TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE ACCOMMODATION with the flexibility to rent upto 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms …see more
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
“Absolutely stunning lodge”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
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 … 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
Welcome to Old Dairy Cottages and our spectacular Shepherds Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub and BBQ shelter.Within this bespoke craftsman built shepherds hu …see more
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
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
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 locate… More
“Perfect weekend getaway”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
At first was sceptical about the size, but the Shepherd's Hut has everything you need and is perfect for a relaxing weekend away. The hot tub was amazing, be sure to take a dip on a starry night!
We would like to welcome you to the Scottish Highlands where you can come and relax in the tranquil setting of Flyaway Lodge. Designed exclusively for a couple's retreat, Flyaway Lodge is complete with wood burning stove, a veranda decking with panoramic views of Ellera …see more
Our rorbu is built around 1890, but later refurbished. The old charm is still here, as well as the tiny beds under the ceiling where the fishermen slept. The refurbished bedrooms however, have new comfortable double beds and the bathroom is adapted to modern day standar …see more
“A Wonderful Place to Stay in a Surreal Landscape”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
The whole experience was great. The folks who own the place, Gunnar and Mona, are wonderful - they promptly responded to all of our inquiries about the property, the booking and payment process, and p… More
Dear Guests. Thank you for your review, and thank you for coming to visit our place in Lofoten. We are very pleased that you had such a memorable experience, and hope one day you will return to Tind. I will try to answer some of your points where we can improve here.
Window screens and mosquitoes: The time you visited was in the period when the weather was exceptionally hot. According to the local newspapers, it was the best spring and beginning of summer in 30 years. We have not received any previous concerns with mosquitoes or bed linen being too hot, but we agree that when it was hot like that, the quilts are too warm. We will see if we can arrange a sheet that fits the double bed, and that is a little less warm, but unfortunately, it is rather the exception that our guest has any problems sleeping given the heat. I would say that mosquitoes are not generally a big concern in our area given the location far into the sea.
The sun: We agree 100% that we also would have liked an evening direct sun. In june and july, the property has potential sun from around 0330 hrs until 1800 hrs. As you mentioned, you can see the reflection of the sun further out into the sea, and also you can walk about 10 minutes to sit directly in the evening sun. Unfortunately, there is no direct viewing of the midnight sun from most places in Moskenes, unless you go to Bunesstranda or one of the peaks around. However, for those that want to come visit in November or February, we can offer a spectacular view of the sun in front of the rorbu around 0900-1000 hrs in the morning, where you have sort of a reversed midnight sun effect when the sun just barely rises above the sea just in front of you, before it sets in the sea again. Quite a spectacular sight, with great light, and snow-capped mountains behind.
Thank you again for coming, and for taking the time to give us feedback.
“Experience authentic Norway in a charming rorbu”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
I ventured to Lofoten last year with a couple of friends on a guys trip. We found this rorbu in Tind and didn't want to leave. It's located in a quiet and very scenic bay that takes you back in time t… More
“The true Lofoten experience”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2012
This is the best of Lofoten if you are looking for a place that is genuine, relaxed and picturesque. The cabins are old and traditional, but modern inside, built on a pier directly on the sea. You can… More
Privately Owned GREY HERON LODGE is a luxurious log cabin set directly on the water ski lake giving you beautiful views as well as being amongst 360 acres of woodland on Tattershall Country Park. The lodge is well equipped to a high standard but kept in the style of its …see more
I booked Grey Heron Lodge after reading the amazing reviews on trip adviser, I traveled with my two young grandchildren, for a 4 nt break, Emma was thier to answer any question we had from the moment … More
“absolutely fantastic lodge”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
This is by far the best lodge we have stayed in and we have stayed in many!! So many personal touches - we highly recommend!!… More
“Perfect stay in Gorgeous Log Cabin”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
WOW what a gorgeous log cabin this is and we cant wait to come back to stay. When you walk in you feel like home from home but with a few extra luxuries. It has a real traditional feel to it and there… More
The most beautiful nature and scenery in Lofoten you find in the southern part of the island Lofoten. The small fisherman cabins (rorbu) are built on poles and situated on the shore of the sea.
We fell in love with this part of Scandinavia with their authentic small wo …see more
Beautifull "rorbu" in the south part of the Lofoten Island, a paradis on earth!
Perfect for a familly with 2 kids. This Rorbu is not situated by the sea but ON the sea! It is actually possible to fis… More
Steeped in history, Chateau Floran started life in the 12th century as a "Donjon", a fortification tower that was a defense outpost for Chateau Latoue. Addition of the stone staircase tower, (and windows & doors!) made it into elegant accommodation. This o …see more
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is …see more
Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014.
We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination.… More
“A peaceful place to visit a wonderful region”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
It was our second stay at Trullo Olivo in this wonderful region of Puglia and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The view is wonderful. Our neighbours were very quiet. It was perfect. The tr… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2014
We had a fantastic time and the trullo surpassed our expectations. We were really surprised how light and airy it was. And tastefully equipped We had 5 days of very cold wet weather from the Balkans … More
Glad you enjoyed yourselves despite what sounds like pretty freakishly bad weather!
Accommodation:A cozy chalet, ideal for families.3 twin/double rooms with sink. Bathroom with separate toilet. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, log fire, TV and DVD. The chalet has electric underfloor heating and wall heaters so is always nice and cosy. The kitch …see more
It was our second stay in Vallandry with PVR - and it was again an excellent vacation! The house is in a great condition and perfectly equipped. Even though it is not "ski in/ski out": the walking dis… More
Welcome to our spacious and bright, 85 m2 cottage, with WiFi internet connection.Fully equipped and comfortable 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor, furnished in a Scandinavian style.Modern kitchen and complimentary kitchen supplies, salt and pepper, sugar and spice …see more
A bright charming lodge set in a quiet circle of lodges with the advantage of Two double bedded rooms.and a single bedroom which can also take a cot.Laminate floors throught.Sit back and relax in the large leather sofas; read your book or watch your favourite programme. …see more
** Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014**
Standing imposingly in its own large garden, the Old Mill has been carefully refurbished to provide 7 floors of cutting edge design against a backdrop of original features. Glass bannisters, steel staircases and …see more
Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plen… More
“The Old Mill is incredible!”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Had a wonderful stay at The Old Mill with my husband and a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. The renovation has been done to a very high standard, which makes The Old Mill feel very sp… More
“A weekend to remember”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
What can I say this place has it all. Right from the word go Sandra was helpful and very accommodating when booking though to when we arrived. Garry's private dinning menu was fantastic and a great s… More
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te …see more
This is a typical chilean patagonia log cabin.Inmersed in a rural area only 6 km. away from Pucón,offers the visitor breathtaking views from both Villarrica lake and volcano.Antuen Cabins invites you to enjoy the exceptional landscapes that this lovely region has to o …see more
Enjoy a romantic rural getaway in a newly built log cabin situated in the peaceful English Liddel Valley, Penton, Cumbria. The cabin is constructed from locally felled larch trees and has a cedar shingle roof, it is in a truly fantastic private location on the banks of …see more
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
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 stay here … 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
Moss Eccles is a cosy Alpine Style log cabin on the private Neaum Crag Estate, just above Skelwith Bridge and 3 miles from Ambleside.
The cabin is set within a picturesque and secluded woodland estate, set on the fell side of Little Loughrigg. The cabin is almost at th …see more
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior.
Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it's bo …see more