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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.
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
“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
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
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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
“Just Perfect” Fantastic holiday, beautiful location, lots of fantastic walks with plenty of amazing views from every angle. There is a good range of places to eat that take wet muddy dogs too!
We stayed over half term with our two teenagers and a dog
Beautiful lodge in excellent location. The lodge was equipped with everything you could need and more. Great for totally relaxing, walking watching nature. Will certainly consider this holiday an opti… More
“New year in a breathtaking location”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2017
Just back from Balvaig log cabin having spent new year there.
Scenery was beautiful
The cabin was like a home from home with all amenities you could possibly ask for
Ourselves and our young chuldre… More
“Cosy, Homely, and Warm”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2015
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
“"Perfect for a family party and get-together. Child and pet-friendly"” The building is amazing!! An adventure just exploring all the rooms. And then you have to decide who gets to sleep in The Tower!!
The simply stunning dining room (with it's own
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
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan
4 8 Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Hoot of a holiday” 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 recommend having a delivery ser
“Fantastic!” We stayed here with our three children 3, 8, 12 and had a great time!
There is a run back from the Ski area that means you can ski back to the chalet.
It had all utilities and was a home from home.
We loved it
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
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 superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
“Perfect christmas” Wow, everything you could need in a beautiful setting. Comfy bed, bath robes, shower gel, towels,
All the kitchen equipment you could dream of and dish washer. Lovely reclining settee, tv, dvds, books, and a log burner. Dog friendl
What a lovely find, home from home! Enjoyed a glass of wine or two overlooking the great views from the veranda. The lodge inside perfect, comfy 5ft bed, reclining sofa in the lounge and equipped to… More
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Don't really want to write a review! Needs to be kept a hideaway secret!
Excellent in all areas, decor, quality, views, friendly pets, all great.
Only one slight gripe, although we were not walkers,… More
“Home from home”
Reviewed 21 Dec 2016
Such a lovely lodge. Very cozy and lovely to come back to relax in. Set in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of scenic routes around you. Very dog friendly. Lovely little touches that finish the stay off… More
“Idyllic spot with amazing pool. Short drive to great restaurants.” Beautiful remote spot yet only a 5 min.drive from Alberobello. We have never had a more perfect pool - fabulous temperate which made for numerous lazy days with happy kids. Comfortable
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!
“Short break” Amazing building very useable and family friendly, lovely quite location in the heart of the countryside within a farming community just the spot for a total retreat, although very handy for day trip into the beautiful Lake District count
“Fantastic restoration very comfy a joy to stay in, let dogs stay as well perfect.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
Had a fab time at this church really homely. All rooms having en suite, kitchen amazing. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars.… More
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2014
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
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together” We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully
We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived… More
“What a wonderful week”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More
“Excellent” Have been to this caravan several times,Have taken my grandchildren and they have just loved it ,excellent accomadtion ever y thing in van for you ,grandchildren have went to the kids club very entertaining for them also the swimming pool ,
A superb caravan, very well equipped, clean and very comfortable. Located a stones throw from a beautiful sandy beach and close to the facilities on the site. The location of the site is ideally sui… More
Many thanks for your review. We will always try our best to provide the best facilities for the guests. Jim
“Great place” Use this chalet as a base to travel around the area. Good location though quite rural. Standard of accomodation was high. Curtains in the lodge would make it more private. Owner and caretakers were both very helpful but not in your fa
Wonderful Chalet .Everything we needed was at hand & caretakers brilliant.The plot had great views all round & lots to see. We had nightly visits from Deer & plenty of birds The Jacobite Steam train … More
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
If you are looking for an Idyllic spot to get away from it all, chill and relax then this is the place. The Chalet was superb, clean and spacious and kitted with everything you could need to enhance … More
Thank you for your review and we would love to have you stay again anytime.
Reviewed 11 Nov 2012
It was just absolutely great experience very nice and quiet location. Very good set off location to plenty points of interest. Chalet is extremely comfortable and clean. Very nice place very nice peop… More
We really enjoyed meeting you and you are welcome back anytime.
“Beautiful views” 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
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
“Beautiful charming yet with every mod con” It was absolutely beautiful. the lodge is totally equipped to meet any and every need including those of a dog or a child.
It is sumptuous and cosy and cute yet with modern facilities including a washing ma
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
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
From the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and oli… More
“Unique and wonderful place with huge pool”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well eq… More
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
Reviewed 1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in th… More
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
“Fantastic!” 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 fish from the balcony...
It is the most a
“Not your normal rental accommodation” A beautifully restored former mission in a nice area. The accommodation is excellently fitted out throughout with good quality equipment from the kitchen through to the bedrooms - no more worrying about bending a
“Wonderful house in a beautiful area” We have just returned from a few days break at this beautiful house over New Year. It was the first time that the whole of my family have got together in one place at one time.
What a fantastic house and set in su
“A wonderful period property prepared for modern day living”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2015
Such a breath-taking house made such a fantastic stay!
From the moment you drive up to the front door until you climb into one of the huge comfortable beds at night, you are amazed by this wonderful … More
“This house is amazing”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We stayed at Dumcrieff house for my daughters hen weekend. It was perfect in every way. I would highly recommend it and will definitely book it again. We all had a fantastic time and went into Moff… More
“Fantastic house with 5 star quality for a great weekend away with friends.”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2015
Fantastic house for a group weekend away. Beautifully decorated inside with 5 star quality and finishings. Will definitely go back.… 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
“Awesome!!!” Absolutely amazing. Our first holiday in a log cabin and I have to say it was everything we expected and more. A truly exceptional location overlooking the lake. What better than to relax in the hot tub whilst watching and absorbing the pe
Couldn't find a fault in anything, everything there you could possibly need, beds are so comfy, place was so clean spacious and homely, hot tub was fantastic, views across the lake were wonderful, esp… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Lodge credit to the owners”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
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
“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
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c