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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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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £39 / night

£216 / week

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from £39 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cocentaina holiday log cabin rental

Province of Alicante / Cocentaina

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £30 / night

£210 - £441 / week

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from £30 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“Cuava Peralta in the spring!” Travelling with my small dog Charly ,I have just had the pleasure of staying for 4 nights at Cueva Peralta in the spring time. The cave is situated a short walk from Cortes de Baza in the agricultural belt and signs of s  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

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Watermill rental in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ancient Medina holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Bourg holiday chateau rental

Gironde / Bourg

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £108 / night

£432 / week

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from £108 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Landes / Gastes

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £48 / night

£259 - £1207 / week

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from £48 / night

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Locorotondo holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £61 / night

£423 - £1147 / week

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from £61 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Riberac holiday manor house accommodation

Dordogne / Riberac

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £246 / night

£1552 - £2759 / week

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from £246 / night

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Peyragudes

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £156 / night

£595 - £2199 / week

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from £156 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £95 / night

£604 - £1121 / week

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from £95 / night

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Epernay holiday chateau rental

Marne / Epernay

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £214 / night

£850 - £1519 / week

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from £214 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Garonne / Boutx

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£432 - £518 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 400 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £76 / night

£400 - £736 / week

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from £76 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Monthou-sur-Cher holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Monthou-sur-Cher

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £374 / night

£1095 - £2156 / week

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from £374 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Calheta / Jardim do Mar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£815 - £1388 / week

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from £87 / night

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Pedrogao Grande holiday yurt rental

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+

from £18 / night

£104 - £182 / week

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from £18 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Plav Municipality / Plav

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £38 / night

£242 - £773 / week

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from £38 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Dordogne / Paleyrac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£190 - £513 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Very Good 

19

Manche / Periers

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £82 / night

£410 - £919 / week

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from £82 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Baiao with swimming pool

Porto District / Baiao

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £130 / night

£845 - £1444 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Trullo rental in Ostuni with swimming pool

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool

from £121 / night

£690 - £1380 / week

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from £121 / 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

from £205 / night

£1025 - £1700 / week

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from £205 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great 30th” Fantastic cabin in the middle of even better secenery, the whole stay was amazing topped off by the fantastic hot tub on the private decking with a view out over the loch. Facilities within the cabin were great also, I can also recommend  …see more

from £99 / night

£599 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(157) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise  …see more

from £244 / night

£1440 / week

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from £244 / night

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Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £140 / night

£700 / week

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from £140 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Easkey

County Sligo / Easkey

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£483 - £2897 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Basse-Terre Island / Pointe-Noire

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £108 / night

£755 - £767 / week

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from £108 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Cave house accommodation in Alicante with swimming pool

Costa Blanca / Alicante

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great accommodation - made the holiday” We are a family group with young adult children and 3 year old grandchild. The house met all our expectations and was exactly as shown in the photos. It is probably the best equipped place we have stayed and imm  …see more

from £85 / night

£395 - £845 / week

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from £85 / night

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Terres de l'Ebre / Tortosa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

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(8) Excellent 

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La Tzoumaz ski chalet rental

Canton of Valais / La Tzoumaz

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic location,Fantastic Chalet” Chalet La Couronne,is a well laid out chalet for a large group with all the latest facilities,and to the highest quality. The private lift to the slopes mayseem at first a gimmick,but it is a very practical way of  …see more

from £222 / night

£1552 - £12069 / week

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from £222 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Aurignac

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£423 - £2414 / week

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from £48 / night

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Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £186 / night

£930 - £1250 / week

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from £186 / night

(1) Average 

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Trullo letting in Alberobello with swimming pool

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £225 / night

£432 - £858 / week

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from £225 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

from £200 / night

£1000 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Catania / Milo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £18 / night

£113 / week

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from £18 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Plazac

Plazac / Perigord Noir

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £130 / night

£432 - £1725 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau letting

Ardeche / Joyeuse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful stay !” Gorgeous house, beautiful rooms. We loved the atmosphere of the house and the decoration was particularly fine. We strongly recommand the rooftop and its view ! Nous revenons !  …see more

from £94 / night

£656 - £1268 / week

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from £94 / night

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