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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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Tiddington holiday yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lapland / Inari

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £192 / night

£1341 / week

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from £192 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families” Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic k  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / 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 £128 / night

£489 - £1150 / week

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from £128 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Dornoch

Caithness and Sutherland / Dornoch

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“ANOTHER GREAT HOLIDAY!” This is our second time staying here, had another fantastic stay and weather was in fact glorious! :)  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Les Coches ski chalet rental

Savoie / Les Coches

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Our best Ski Holioday yet” In our 20 years skiing this was the best chalet we have been to. It was warm and welcoming. The rooms were all a good size, and comfortably furninshed, with good bathroom facilites.The lounge area could seat most of us in o  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £9500 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Landry

Peisey-Vallandry / Landry

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Enjoy affordable luxury at our loft-style ski chalet in the heart of Paradiski (les Arcs + La Plagne). You'll love the chic alpine décor, stunning mountain views and quaint village setting. It's the perfect base for self-catered skiing, walking and cycl  …see more

from £214 / night

£509 - £1881 / week

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from £214 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet rental

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished. During the day there i  …see more

from £140 / night

£700 - £4550 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday tower in Pollenca

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) 2 bathrooms Private pool, walking distance to Pollensa old Town, New stone house, Secure car Parking  …see more

from £103 / night

£718 - £1265 / week

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from £103 / 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 - £1284 / week

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from £72 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Great hideaway” What an amazing, relaxing break. My partner and I recently stayed at pear tree lodge for the first time. From the moment we got there we felt spoilt, Louise and her husband Stephen are absoloutly lovely and made us feel very welcome.  …see more

from £80 / night

£535 - £1145 / week

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from £80 / night

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Tiddington holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Luxury 2 Bedroom Caravan a short stroll from the River AvonStunning new Bar, Restaurant & Children's Play GroundEntertainment most weekendsStratford upon Avon (One Mile)ParkingNo SmokingWalking distance of Tiddington Village & Bus StopSorry No Pets  …see more

from £61 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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from £61 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Aviemore ski log cabin to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The Ardlogie Bothy is a traditional luxury timber built cabin, with great self catering facilities providing all year round accommodation for 2 people. Positioned alongside the Ardlogie Guest House & centrally located within Aviemore. In a quiet location yet close t  …see more

from £80 / night

£490 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Savoie / La Norma

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £121 / night

£847 - £2300 / week

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from £121 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Another wonderful birthday treat” Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christmas chill out.  …see more

from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Le Cairn sleeps 12-14, was completely renovated in a traditional Savoyard style with fully equipped kitchen, modern appliances, fully tiled bathrooms and comfy beds and mattresses. The chalet is ski in/ski out and is in the centre of the largest linked ski resort  …see more

from £147 / night

£1026 - £5637 / week

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from £147 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in La Molina

Alp / La Molina

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Totally renovated this summer 2016 new floors in every room, large family bathroom built, ensuite fully re-tield, complete bedroom furniture and mattress in both double bedrooms, large water heater installed new table and chairs in the dinning room all finished to a hig  …see more

from £206 / night

£1453 / week

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from £206 / night

(2) Average 

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Laax ski chalet rental

Canton of Graubunden / Laax

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Laax Treetops is the place to stay; sophisticated enough for discerning skiers, welcoming to beginners, radical enough for snowboarders, lively enough for night owls, peaceful enough for those seeking serenity, perfect for winter skiing, summer hiking and biking.  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1924 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation: Family friendly, modern yet cosy chalet. 5 twin/double rooms. 3 Bathrooms (2 with Baths) Spacious lounge area with 3 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many programs are in English with Dutch subtitles), DVD player and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Th  …see more

from £256 / night

£1791 - £5548 / week

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from £256 / 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

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Great Billing

Northamptonshire / Great Billing

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Peaceful clean and tidy feels homely” We have both really enjoyed our staying here.lovely hold at home bed very comfortable shower perfect lovely site would deffinatley come back came to watch motor go so not far to travel  …see more

from £74 / night

£425 - £499 / week

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from £74 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Soldeu ski chalet rental

Canillo Parish / Soldeu

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 195 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic simple gem of a place, ideally located” Stayed here with a group of 8 and it was perfect for us. We were self catered, and there's a supermarket beneath the chalet/apartment. The supermarket is a bit pricey but fairly well stocked and fri  …see more

from £294 / night

£2052 - £3415 / week

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from £294 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect, the chalet had everything that we needed / wanted” We were an extended family of 3 sixty year olds, 4 young adults and 2 children (6&8). One of very few chalets in Vallandry that genuinely had ski in and out this late in the season. We miss  …see more

from £226 / night

£1582 - £5295 / week

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from £226 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Sebastián de la Gomera

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Yacht La Gomera Marina San Sebastian Luxury Fiestas Holiday Accommodation Garajonay National Park. Comfortable. Sea. Beach. Valle Gran Rey. Sea view.  …see more

from £49 / night

£343 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Manche / Periers

4 11 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £82 / night

£406 - £911 / week

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from £82 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Selsey

West Sussex / Selsey

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely stay” We stayed in Denise's Caravan with our children aged 2 and 4. The Caravan was clean, well equipped and homely. The site itself was pleasant but we were there outside school holidays so during the week it was pretty quiet. We did  …see more

from £50 / night

£240 - £560 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Wagrain ski chalet rental

Wagrain / Kirchboden

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent Choice” This is our second visit to this wonderful detached chalet. It is a good choice of accommodation for either a winter ski holiday or a summer holiday as we have done both and will definitely be booking again. The chalet itself is extr  …see more

from £52 / night

£342 - £1368 / week

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from £52 / 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

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Peisey-Vallandry / Vallandry

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Ambience sleeps 10-12 and is located directly on the piste!! There are 4 bedrooms, a mezzanine and a large open plan living and dining area with huge balcony leading off.  …see more

from £214 / night

£1496 - £5052 / week

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from £214 / night

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Savoie / Peisey-Vallandry

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £107 / night

£488 - £1949 / week

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from £107 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Morillon

Grand Massif / Morillon

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Free bed linen on all 7 night bookings up to 6 people Free private parking Free gas and electric No dogs allowed unless by prior agreement  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £735 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £195 / night

£1364 - £4227 / week

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from £195 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Ivybridge

Dartmoor National Park / Ivybridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 - £1195 / week

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from £85 / night

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Montalbert ski chalet rental

Savoie / Montalbert

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A great 4 bedroomed chalet apartment in the resort of Plagne Montalbert, a great French village in one of the world biggest ski areas  …see more

from £157 / night

£1099 - £3499 / week

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from £157 / night

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Holiday yurt with golf nearby in Tiddington

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Luxury Camping Snug, located near the river with lovelly viewsStunning new Bar, Restaurant & Childrens Play GroundEntertainment most weekendsStratford upon Avon (One Mile)ParkingNo SmokingWalking distance of Tiddington Village & Bus StopPets Welcome (Max 2)  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £300 / week

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from £30 / night

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Le Bleuet sleeps 8-10 and has a second living room/games room in the basement, including a full size ping-pong table and a private garage. Le Bleuet is situated next to the Chalets de Vallandry Park  …see more

from £139 / night

£971 - £2881 / week

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from £139 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Roanne

Roanne / La Pacaudiere

10 20 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Bienvenue at Chateau Les Bardons!Authenticity, history, warmth, romance, good wine, delicious dinners, good conversations around the fireplace. You want to enjoy a wonderful holiday, together with your friends or your family? For a week or more or maybe for a lo  …see more

from £345 / night

£2415 - £4317 / week

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from £345 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A very happy new year” Our group of 10 friends stayed at La Couronne over the new year 2013 for one weeks self-catering skiing holiday! The location for skiers of all abilities was excellent and the snow great! The chalet was in a good location (short  …see more

from £110 / night

£765 - £4146 / week

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from £110 / night