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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.



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.



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(15) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent wee get away” Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.  …see more

from £79 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £79 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Amazing!! Couldn't ask for better!” Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The supermarket has everyt  …see more

from £76 / night

£454 - £1124 / week

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from £76 / night

(55) Excellent 

38

Tattershall holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £125 / night

£795 - £2045 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
STUNNING LAKE POSITION .FREE WIFI.  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE WiFi An impressive spacious ultra modern lodge with incredable partial lake Views, Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. Ensuite showeroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Large wrap around decking area.BBQ&  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Mosbach holiday log cabin rental

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Alles ist gut  …see more

from £61 / night

£348 - £1079 / week

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from £61 / 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

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Bruck an der Grossglocknerstrasse with shared pool

Salzburg Region / Bruck an der Grossglocknerstrasse

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Two bedroom caravan located on the award winning campsite 'Sportcamp Woferlgut'.Situated in the middle of the sports region of Zell am See-Kaprun and the Hohe Tauern National Park. The spacious campsite is both beautiful and modern.Facilities i  …see more

from £40 / night

£274 - £427 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house with shared pool in Orton

Cumbria / Orton

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fabulous place to stay, peaceful setting, beautiful room” Stayed here as a birthday treat with my mother in law. We enjoyed the peaceful location, watching squirrels and rabbits in the grounds. The room was beautiful and kitchen very well equipped. B  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £545 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
A budget family friendly pine lodge with partial Lake Views,Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. A cloakroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Child friendly enclosed decking and outdoor furniture.<br />Ente  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Caravan/mobile home rental in South Cerney with shared pool, golf nearby

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent accomdation clean and tidy, great swimming pools on site and the fishing was great.” We stayed at Willow Veiw caravan owned by Rosemari Watson, the family had a great time and Rosemari was extremely helpful, the caravan is very clean and ben  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £665 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Orton with shared pool

Cumbria / Orton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Orton Hall” We had a wonderful stay at the Hall, fascinating building, and would imagine it is fabulous in summer! Very clean, very comfortable, thank you for the welcome pack!  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Abergynolwyn

Snowdonia National Park / Abergynolwyn

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Capel Jerusalem” We celebrated my sister 70th Birthday here, and everything was just as it looks in the photos Excellent accommodation and superb party venue. Everything was so easy we loved it all. We had originally booked for 12 but in  …see more

from £323 / night

£1750 - £2795 / week

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from £323 / night

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Kahl am Main

Lower Franconia / Kahl am Main

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Comfortable accommodation with lake and sandy beach at the campsite for the best time of year, right on the lake, a real hotel alternative for your holiday  …see more

from £56 / night

£387 / week

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from £56 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Karigasniemi

Lapland / Karigasniemi

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Magical Christmas” We were priviledged to have a memorable Christmas with Heikki and Anna in the wilderness. The nature is pristine and exceptional. We were lucky enough to see a wonderful Northern Lights display and enjoyed exploring under Heikki and  …see more

from £148 / night

£1035 - £7670 / week

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from £148 / 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

£432 - £914 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Pouligny-Notre-Dame

Indre / Pouligny-Notre-Dame

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Chateau Les Dryades is situated in the beautiful French countryside and is surrounded by 180 acres of land. It is at the heart of Les Dryades Golf & Spa resort. It is a perfect setting for a relaxing rural retreat. Sleeps 14 in the chateau.<br />You will have  …see more

from £527 / night

£2886 - £3623 / week

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from £527 / night

(46) Very Good 

22

Chideock holiday log cabin rental

Bridport / Chideock

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice, quiet site - well maintained.” Nice clean chalet with all amenities needed. Shops were fairly close by but a car was needed. Didn't have a bath only a walk in shower room which wasn't ideal but was in working order. Overall, had a very comf  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £570 / week

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from £65 / night

21

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £97 / night

£636 / week

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from £97 / 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

(10) Excellent 

21

Caherdaniel holiday manor house rental

County Kerry / Caherdaniel

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A Jewel on the Ring of Kerry” We rented the entire property - the House, Cottage, Stables and Pier Cottage - for an Irish heritage (American) family reunion of more than 40 family members. The high quality of the accommodations, the incomparable beau  …see more

from £205 / night

£2106 - £3246 / week

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from £205 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lapland / Inari

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £195 / night

£1364 / week

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from £195 / night

(15) Excellent 

17

Holiday log cabin rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect !” Absolutely fantastic holiday! Have been to lodges before but never one as lovely as this, everything was luxurious and no expense had been spared to detail. View was breathtaking and the sun shone for us on six out of seven days, not bad fo  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £975 / week

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from £85 / 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

9

Log cabin rental in Stamford

Lincolnshire / Stamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Mid Week Monday - Friday and Weekend Friday - Monday Mini Breaks Available  …see more

from £141 / night

£460 - £890 / week

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from £141 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Cenarth

Carmarthenshire / Cenarth

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £58 / night

£406 / week

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from £58 / night

(25) Excellent 

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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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from £115 / 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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Ambleside

Lake District / Ambleside

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Welcome to Mockerkin Tarn, our Lake District Luxury Log Cabin ideally located within a 5 star British Tourist Council rated private woodland estate. The estate comprises 18 acres with cosy log cabins set in an area of complete seclusion. It is centrally located approxim  …see more

from £51 / night

£332 - £618 / week

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from £51 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Les Contamines-Montjoie ski chalet rental

Haute-Savoie / Les Contamines-Montjoie

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Ideal location, superb food with warm hospitality” As we can only travel during half term, my wife being a teacher, we normally go to the highest snow sure resorts, preferably ski out ski in. However when booking the cost of catered chalets was so exp  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski log cabin to rent in Venabygd

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Malmbu is a lovely logged cabin which can be rented for single, couples, friends and families. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard as well as a mini kitchen. Dishwasher, Sauna, TV. Firewood is included. Car free area.<br />Staying in the middle of  …see more

from £205 / night

£1025 - £1710 / week

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from £205 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Dienten am Hochkönig

Salzburg Region / Dienten am Hochkönig

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
New for 2013/14, a 300 year old wooden beamed self catering chalet with tons of character, sleeps up to 10. Just an hour from Salzburg airport. 3 minutes drive to ski lifts. Close to the village of Dienten. Sauna, boot dryer, ski / bike storage, BBQ all included.<br  …see more

from £163 / night

£873 - £1838 / week

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from £163 / night

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Holiday manor house in Uddeholm

Varmland County / Uddeholm

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Affordable gracious living: Self-catering traditional manor house, sleeps 14 - 16, WiFi, Sat TV, BBQ, private garden, tranquil rural setting; swimming, golf, fishing, riding, biking, safaris and watersports, museums etc all local. All-year-round skiing, 45 mins away.<  …see more

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(18) Excellent 

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Watermill rental in Busserolles with swimming pool

Dordogne / Busserolles

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic! A wonderful place for families” We were a family group of 17 adults and 4 children, the place was perfect for us. Beautiful setting, great pool and facilities for small children. Dining room and terrace with seating for us all, but also e  …see more

from £950 / night

£6650 / week

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from £950 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Paignton

English Riviera / Paignton

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“First class accommodation in a great location” The accommodation was perfect - modern, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. There were even welcome drinks laid out for our arrival. Jenny and Rob were a delight to deal with. They couldn't ha  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £695 / week

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from £68 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Vendee / Saint-Jean-de-Monts

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommended” My family and friend booked this mobile home for a week in the sunny Vendee and we were delighted with the facility and the park where it is situated. We had 4 children with us who were easily occupied with the swimming pools and w  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £724 / week

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from £44 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect holiday” We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as you walk through the door. It  …see more

from £1100 / night

£4200 - £5250 / week

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from £1100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Breckenridge

Colorado / Breckenridge

3 10 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Grand timber lodge is fantastic” My stay at grand timber lodge was one of the best holidays of my life. The location was amazing with the snowflake lift being a 30 second ski around the corner. The free shuttle service into town made getting into town  …see more

from £220 / night

£1509 - £3632 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Fréjus with shared pool

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Fréjus

2 6 7 nights min

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

from £50 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night