Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

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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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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

from £348 / night

£2436 - £4354 / week

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from £348 / night

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Primrose Valley with shared pool, golf nearby

Filey / Primrose Valley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Very Good 

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

Scarborough District / Filey

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Skegness

Lincolnshire / Skegness

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

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Upton upon Severn holiday shepherds hut rental

Malvern Hills / Upton upon Severn

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£350 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Gwynedd / Tywyn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£199 - £449 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect vacation. As usual.” We go to Peisey-Vallandry with kids and friends every year from 2006. I think this is the best rate I can give. Nice, cozy chalets. Perfect location. Good service (thanks, Hana and your team). But if one wants to have a ch  …see more

from £283 / night

£1979 - £2669 / week

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from £283 / night

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Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

14 35 3 nights min

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

from £1424 / night

£6300 - £6455 / week

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from £1424 / 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

from £194 / night

£1352 / week

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from £194 / night

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Amalfi Coast / Amalfi

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

15

Ski log cabin to rent in Venabygd

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£580 / week

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from £110 / 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 £243 / night

£1429 / week

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from £243 / night

(5) Excellent 

50

Ski chalet in Montagny

Savoie / Montagny

6 16 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great Chalet” Great chalet and David the chalet owner is a great host who made our stay very enjoyable. One thing that is great about David and his chalet is the positioning, you are right in the middle of multiple resorts so one day you can ski Merib  …see more

from £156 / night

£780 - £4020 / week

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from £156 / night

(121) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Best Ski Chalet in the Alps” Darran and the team deliver a fantastic experience year after year, if you want a great ski holiday this is the place to stay......see you again in March  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / 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

from £200 / night

£1190 / week

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from £200 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent!!” Very enjoyable long weekend break at 'The Retreat'. The converted chapel had everything we needed and the underfloor heating kept us nice & warm. The views were amazing and the hill-walking was just what we needed to get some fresh air. T  …see more

from £80 / night

£520 / week

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Boathouse rental in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £96 / night

£667 / week

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from £96 / 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

from £1399 / night

£9790 - £15435 / week

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from £1399 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Kas holiday yacht rental

Kas / Kas center

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £300 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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from £300 / 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 £389 / night

£3120 / week

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from £389 / night

(18) Excellent 

39

Aviemore ski manor house to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

10 17 3 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Warm, wonderful with loads of character” We booked Inshriach house for the Easter weekend as we were a group of 13 travelling for the long holiday to visit a few distilleries in the highlands. The experience was out of a storybook. Inshriach is tucked  …see more

from £600 / night

£4200 / week

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from £600 / night

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Holiday castle rental

Ardennes / Haybes

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

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Holiday beach hut in Gwaldam

Uttarakhand / Gwaldam

5 6 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£489 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Kahl am Main

Lower Franconia / Kahl am Main

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£381 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Tented camp rental in Shkoder

Shkoder / Lake Shkodra Resort

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

Pricing unknown

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Conceicao de Tavira with swimming pool, golf nearby

Tavira / Conceicao de Tavira

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £25 / night

£275 / week

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from £25 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house rental

Charente / Mansle

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place for a lovely holiday.” Hi, we stayed at the Maison and Apartment in August 2013. Both properties were fantastic and the outside pool, gardens and riverside were beautiful. The property is based in a lovely little town with supermarket and  …see more

from £240 / night

£1680 / week

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from £240 / night

24

Holiday log cabin rental

Province of San Jose / San Isidro de El General

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £52 / night

£340 / week

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from £52 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£652 - £1376 / week

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from £104 / night

20

Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £76 / night

£755 / week

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from £76 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Malmesbury

Cotswolds / Malmesbury

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Unique, comfortable and superbly furnished house” We were given a very warm welcome by the owners manager who explained everything we needed to know including the parking arrangements which, for long term, is a 10 minute walk away. This was no problem  …see more

from £450 / night

£3150 / week

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from £450 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool

Pricing unknown

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

13

State of Bahia / Chapada Diamantina National Park

4 20 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary

from £280 / night

£1960 / week

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from £280 / night

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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

from £182 / night

£743 / week

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from £182 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Llangattock holiday narrowboat rental

Crickhowell / Llangattock

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £213 / night

£1489 - £2330 / week

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from £213 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

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Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £113 / night

£647 - £1087 / week

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from £113 / night

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Ski beach hut to rent in Aljezur

Aljezur / Arrifana

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Ski

from £57 / night

£399 / week

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from £57 / night

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Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £368 / night

£2576 / week

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from £368 / night

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