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Unusual rural retreats (85)

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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13

Rodel holiday log cabin rental

Isle of Harris / Rodel

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous sauna, spotless chalet with every detail well thought out” A wonderful chalet, so well planned, with everything of the highest quality (I'd never seen Harris Tweed curtains before). The sauna was the best place to unwind after a day's walki  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

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Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

6 13 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £565 / night

£2327 / week

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from £565 / night

(3) Very Good 

14

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Skegness

Lincolnshire / Skegness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good value for money” Our first family caravan trip, a great caravan and site with plenty on offer. We found the evening entertainment on site busy/crowded/limited seating unless you got there really early and our 3 children aged 6,10,14 years were no  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Norrbotten County / Kvikkjokk

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski

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from £128 / night

£763 / week

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from £128 / night

(3) Excellent 

9

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

(15) Excellent 

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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 

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 £198 / night

£2034 - £3136 / week

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from £198 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Morzine ski chalet rental

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

8 24 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic vacation in the middle of the French Alps” We had an absolutely fantastic vacation ! The chalet was incredible. The mountains beautiful. The weather great. The jacuzzi divine. etc. We rented le Chalet Le Grand Blue with a group of friends.  …see more

from £215 / night

£1295 - £6347 / week

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from £215 / night

21

Ski log cabin to rent in Saint Sauveur des Monts

Quebec / Saint Sauveur des Monts

5 12 4 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Stunning mountain top log home set in a prestine woodland setting at Fiddler Lake Resort, a private resort about 15 minutes from Saint Sauveur. A very relaxing place to stay either in winter or summer. The house is luxuriously equipped and furnished and has every modern  …see more

from £350 / night

£2438 - £2960 / week

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from £350 / night

22

Les Arcs ski chalet rental

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

10 25 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Large ensuite eco-friendly ski chalet, ideal for big groups, in a quaint alpine village at the heart of snowsure Paradiski (La Plagne + Les Arcs). Available catered or self-catered, flexible start date & length of stay. Relaxed, stylish surroundings include 9 ensuit  …see more

from £77 / night

£399 - £12289 / week

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from £77 / 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 £43 / night

£297 - £700 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Very Good 

41

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

(11) 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

(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 £215 / night

£1472 - £3144 / week

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from £215 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This beautiful mountain lodge is located close to the ski lifts at Prarion and the ski pistes of Les Houches (Chamonix Valley)..... and in the summer, the stunning Mountain bike and hiking trails. The chalet has excellent facilities which include a sauna and exterior h  …see more

from £500 / night

£1800 - £8500 / week

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from £500 / night

14

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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Hautes-Alpes / Cervieres

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £170 / night

£1187 - £2373 / week

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from £170 / night

24

Holiday chateau rental

Dordogne / Lanouaille

13 29 2 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 29
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
In the heart of Perigord Vert in the Dordogne, lies our magnificent 19th Century Chateau Isly. Built in 1840, it has recently been refurbished to the highest standard of luxury. Each room has been carefully decorated with traditional colours and wallpaper.  …see more

from £4550 / night

£11900 - £13900 / week

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from £4550 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Malmbu is a lovely logged cabin which can be rented for couples, friends and families. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard. A corner in the living room has a with well equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, Sauna, TV. Firewood is included. Car free area.<br /&  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 / week

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from £200 / night

10

Holiday tipi/teepee in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
We call it Crafty Camping - luxury adult only 'glamping' in a hand-crafted woodland environment. Stay with us and our cosy handcrafted tipi can be your home-from-home in the woods.Private piping hot 'tree shower' & proper loo. Sauna yurt and wood  …see more

from £126 / night

£882 / week

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from £126 / night

24

Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

14 35 3 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 35
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £1400 / night

£6194 - £6345 / week

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from £1400 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in L'Isle-en-Dodon

Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
In early 1814, en route to the Battle of Toulouse, Wellington's army marched along the Save Valley following what is now the D17. At that time they would have passed the recently built Moulin de Samaran. After a century and a bit of grinding wheat into flour. the  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Conflans-sur-Anille holiday manor house rental

Sarthe / Conflans-sur-Anille

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Absolutely stunning!!” The Chateau and its grounds are beautiful and are a pleasure to leisurely stroll through. The cottage was lovely, quaint with lots of character and tastefully decorated throughout. Perfectly situated to explore the region, not f  …see more

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Pentney Lakes

King's Lynn / Pentney Lakes

3 13 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
“WOW!!!!” We stayed here for my sister hen weekend, there was 13 of us altogether and the lodge is just fantastic!!. The hot tub was fabulous. My sister didn’t know we was going here and when she saw the place she was in shock, honestly the place is br  …see more

from £417 / night

£2919 / week

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from £417 / night

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Ski chalet in Borovets

Borovets / Madjare

5 15 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
ski snowboard chalet near Borovets ski center and at the foot of the mountain and National park.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1190 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
We call it Crafty Camping - luxury adult only 'glamping' in a hand-crafted woodland environment.Stay with us and our cosy bell tents can be your home-from-home in the woods.Piping hot woven willow tree shower and proper loos. Shared sauna yurt & wood fired  …see more

from £88 / night

£616 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Falaise holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Calvados / Falaise

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Very beautifull, gipsy van, colored wood carved outside and warm, modern and welcoming inside. large bed in the cosy romantic alcove, living room, effective kitchenette, italian shower. Large terrace with barbecue, flowers, appletree, donkeys, horses and the church in  …see more

from £68 / night

£382 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Bridgwater holiday manor house rental

Somerset / Bridgwater

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ruscombe Hall is a large Victorian Country house, set within a small complex of eight Halls, cottages, stable and tower conversions. It offers spacious accommodation and is ideal for either an individual group, or as the centrepiece for a larger group booking.  …see more

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Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £178 / night

£730 / week

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from £178 / night

(16) Excellent 

11

Holiday tower with golf nearby in Kenmore

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Private garden
A place of exceptional beauty and peace; a perfect hideaway for up to four persons, accessible yet private, ancient, yet with every modern comfort and surrounded on all sides with breathtaking scenery. A place where eagles soar, stags roam and romantic Royal connections  …see more

from £330 / night

£2310 / week

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from £330 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Merlo is a luxurious 6 bedroom catered retreat offering guests access to some of the best skiing the Alps have to offer. With five world-class ski resorts within easy reach, the chalet is the perfect destination for a party of up to 12 guests. Complete with hot t  …see more

from £1296 / night

£9070 - £15435 / week

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from £1296 / night

17

Yurt rental in Las Alpujarras with shared pool

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
Enjoy a magical sleeping experience in a Yurt nestled in the stunning Sierra Nevada mountains. Surrounded by beautiful olive and almond groves these harmonious and healing Yurts sleep up to 3 people. Enjoy a relaxed & simple environment with an outdoor pool and sa  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £356 / week

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from £43 / night

12

Log cabin rental in Gargnas

Vasterbotten County / Gargnas

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
angeln, relaxen, fahrradfahren  …see more

from £58 / night

£406 / week

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27

Holiday castle rental

Dordogne / Negrondes

5 15 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
To take a breath and enjoy the quietness of a beautiful estate! All of that is possible at Château Lagut, a unique and characteristic wine farm dated from the fourteenth century, in the green heart of the Dordogne surrounded by the beauty of nature, in the south e  …see more

from £352 / night

£2458 - £3984 / week

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from £352 / night

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Holiday chateau with shared pool in Saint-Chamarand

Lot / Saint-Chamarand

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
recently renovated the chateau dates from 965 AD,  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Wisconsin / Hayward

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £108 / night

£580 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Alaska / Talkeetna

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £117 / night

£640 - £1040 / week

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from £117 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Wisconsin / Hayward

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £108 / night

£580 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Wisconsin / Hayward

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £108 / night

£580 / week

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from £108 / night

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California / Malibu

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £796 / night

£5200 - £5480 / week

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from £796 / night