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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.



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.

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19 Holiday homes

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(9) Excellent 

18

Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £500 / night

£1924 - £3847 / week

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from £500 / night

(59) Excellent 

15

Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Idyllic setting for a get away” Comfortable and well equipped cabin, perfect setting Would have been nice as a suggestion to have had a hot tub outside possibly  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 6 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Les Noes Blanches is a stunning white classic country chateau in the Loire Valley region of France. Only 20 minutes from the centre of le Mans, and under 5 hours from London by Eurostar, the house sleeps 14 people comfortably inside an estate of 450 acres of woodland.  …see more

from £345 / night

£2500 - £3895 / week

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from £345 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with tennis court in King's Lynn

Norfolk / King's Lynn

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding House, with high attention to detail!” The Grange Manor House is amazing we stayed here for my mums 'hen do'. Everybody (aged 23-50+) was amazed by the house. It is huge and luxurious with everything you could possibly need! We wish we cou  …see more

from £249 / night

£2490 - £5295 / week

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from £249 / 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
Large, charming little castle, full of character, for 14 people : the castle and the outbuilding : 7 rooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, private swimming pool, tennis, lake. situation : At the heart of the prestigious Loire valley, on the border of the Sologne and th  …see more

from £371 / night

£616 - £2137 / week

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from £371 / night

19

Manor house rental in Orleans with swimming pool, tennis court

Loire Valley / Orleans

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Chateau du Clos was built over 100 years ago and as such is a rare example of history with all its idiosyncrasies. While also offering comfortable and modern furnishings. The Chateau is both tastefully and authentically decorated and is the perfect French Chateaux.  …see more

from £395 / night

£2759 - £3153 / week

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from £395 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau in Biron

Biron / La Capelle Biron

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“How a holidays is ment to be.” If you are looking for an atmospheric house with character and the possibility to play golf, swim or to make long walks on the property, we would strongly recommend a stay at Manoir de Montauriol. We enjoyed the estate,  …see more

from £1924 / night

£2778 - £4573 / week

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from £1924 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Holiday shepherds hut with tennis court in Bethersden

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. Lie in and have independents in the morningsEnjoy the sounds of silence in the one and only Garden of England<br />Central to the sho  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday chateau in Duras

Lot-et-Garonne / Duras

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic and Wonderous” We were told about Chateau des Egrons by friends from Australia who raved about their stay a couple of years ago. We booked in September and arrived in force; 3 generations of us! The place surpassed all our expectations and  …see more

from £400 / night

£2800 - £3900 / week

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from £400 / night

(26) Excellent 

20

Holiday manor house rental

Guildford / Wonersh

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” Great Tangley Manor is a wonderful property in a great location. The gardens are beautiful and the overall stay was a great experience for my family who travelled over from Germany for our wedding. I would strongly recommend the property fo  …see more

from £980 / night

£3955 - £5600 / week

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from £980 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool, tennis court in Cherval

Verteillac / Cherval

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
The Château du Bourbet is steeped in history, dating back to the 15th Century and beyond, from its origins as a Templar fortress to its forced occupation by the German Army and partial demolition at the end of the Second World War. Now lovingly renovated, the Ch&a  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

24

Holiday manor house rental

Gers / Montreal-du-Gers

9 12 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 165 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Property is 5 minutes from beautiful village w/ shops, restaurants, bar & café. 15 minutes from large towns.  …see more

from £684 / night

£4787 / week

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from £684 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with golf nearby, tennis court in Brinsop

Hereford / Brinsop

18 33 Min stay varies

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 33
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A superb place to stay” From the tasty cakes to the thoughtful little extras, Brinsop Court was so welcoming and certainly well worth the money. Everything was perfect and well thought out. The gardens were perfect for summer sports and the seats at  …see more

from £2315 / night

£16205 / week

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from £2315 / night

17

Castelsagrat holiday chateau rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Castelsagrat

8 19 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Next to the 13th century fortified village of Castelsagrat, Chateau Castelsagrat is a beautiful 19th century chateau in the Southern Quercy region. It is perfect for a family holiday or celebrating a special occasion offering, style, space and comfort.  …see more

from £1861 / night

£6513 - £11165 / week

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from £1861 / night

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Bollene holiday manor house rental

Vaucluse / Bollene

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
In Provence, secluded in a park, 12 X 6 m swimming pool, jacuzzi for 5-6, private tennis court. Outdoors life with BBQ on the terraces, picnic areas, lawn solarium, The dining room can host 30 + guests, fully integrated kitchen.Air cooling by heat exchanger<br />M  …see more

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(8) Excellent 

20

Holiday chateau rental

Lot / Frayssinet

12 24 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A perfect family get together” For an extended family get together we had a long list of requirements which were all provided by Chateau Lamostonie. Joanna couldn’t have been more patient and helpful during the booking process with all our requests fo  …see more

from £900 / night

£4500 - £11360 / week

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from £900 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chef-Boutonne holiday chateau rental

Deux-Sevres / Chef-Boutonne

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
15th c Chateau in walled private parkland Swimming pooltennis courtGames room Extensive outside activitiesGazebo for al fresco dining( gas barbecue) Perfect for re-unions/family holidays ..<br />Passionate Chef on site ...using fresh ingredients from the kitchen  …see more

from £358 / night

£2500 - £2650 / week

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from £358 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Saint-Brevin-les-Pins ski caravan/mobile home to rent.

Loire-Atlantique / Saint-Brevin-les-Pins

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Our sports entertainment team offers you a daily activity program for the whole family.BIKE HIRE, TABLE TNNIS, BOULES, GAMES, TENNISAQUAFUN, WATER GAMESfamily outings :- planete sauvage at Port Saint Père (about 40km), HorserdingLots more at reception<br />  …see more

from £104 / night

£727 / week

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from £104 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Costa Blanca / Sagra

10 22 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £595 / night

£4159 / week

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from £595 / night