Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (938)

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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22

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
Lounge holidays are very pleased to be offering this well really presented, spacious 3 bed caravan enjoying a quite position on this popular site. This holiday caravan is just a 1 minute stroll to a sweeping safe & sandy beach, where you can watch spectacular sunse  …see more

from £49 / night

£199 - £499 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with indoor pool in Confolens

Confolens / Brillac

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Domaine de Longeville in Charente, gite with large sleeping capacity with indoor pool. Esse, Pays du Cognac.Welcome to Longeville, a charming gite with private indoor pool, situated between the Loire Chateaux and the towers of La Rochelle.On the route  …see more

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(3) Excellent 

11

Holiday yurt in Alyth

Perth and Kinross / Alyth

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
We have now installed two beautiful yurts in the open wooded area behind the castle and they are available to let by the night, mini break or week. Our yurts were made in Mongolia, but adapted to suit the British climate. Special deals are available for lager parties  …see more

from £60 / night

£315 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Very Good 

16

Saint Andre Les Alpes holiday chateau rental

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint Andre Les Alpes

6 18 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Authentic 12th century Templar Castle set on more than 11 acres of fossil rich land, in the heart of Haute Provence.Secluded on its own knoll, yet only 100 km from Nice and the Cote d'Azur, and two kilometres from the town of Saint Andre les Alpes, come and  …see more

from £627 / night

£4386 / week

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from £627 / night

16

Trullo rental in Alberobello with swimming pool

Province of Bari / Alberobello

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
I TRULLI Two large apartments built in a series of trulli. We entrance, living room with kitchenette with cooker, fridge, oven and dishes complete, a room with two beds from which you access the bedroom and after a wide bathroom with shower too  …see more

from £395 / night

£878 - £1711 / week

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from £395 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Les Coches ski chalet rental

Savoie / Les Coches

4 12 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Ski La Source : FOR PEACE OF MIND ALL HOLIDAYS CAN BE PAID FOR BY CREDIT CARD IN EUROS Chalet En-Piste is ski-in/ski-out detached, stone and timber Chalet. Ideal for families and young mixed adult groups. It is perfectly positioned on by the piste just above the mo  …see more

from £126 / night

£873 - £2925 / week

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from £126 / night

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Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £580 / night

£2387 - £3772 / week

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from £580 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill letting

Cape Cod / Centerville

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Fernbrook Windmill is a unique residence located close to the beaches of Nantucket Sound in Centerville, a classic Cape Cod village. Sleeping 12, with a wrap-around terrace and private heated swimming pool, its the perfect place to enjoy the Cape through the seasons<  …see more

from £958 / night

£6700 / week

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from £958 / night

17

Grand Massif / Samoens

2 8 7 nights min

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

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from £87 / night

£606 - £1755 / week

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from £87 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Mortagne-sur-Gironde holiday chateau rental

Charente-Maritime / Mortagne-sur-Gironde

10 22 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had a great time - you should all go!” I went on holiday with 19 family and friends raning in age from 6 mths to 59 yrs old. We all had a great time with lots of things to do from going to the zoo, beach or sightseeing. The pool and hot tub were a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2000 - £5250 / week

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from £500 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Castle rental in Clermont l'Herault

Clermont l'Herault / Puilacher

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Puilacher castle is a XV/XVIIth century historical monument listed by the French Ministry for Culture. It has all modern conveniences including air-conditioning, a 6x12 m large swimming-pool, an exhibition room for beautiful contemporary African Art.<br />The  …see more

from £615 / night

£2628 - £3505 / week

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from £615 / night

15

Windmill rental in Ellewoutsdijk

Zeeland Province / Ellewoutsdijk

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
This unique mill is located in the''Zak van Zuid-Beveland". In spring and summer you will be surprised of the many dikes that are in bloom. It is a beautiful area with important natural landscape values welen frontier linden, creeks, refuge mounds and sma  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Nord / Potelle

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £158 / night

£220 / week

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from £158 / night

22

Hautes-Alpes / Cervieres

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £176 / night

£1229 - £2457 / week

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from £176 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Chateau rental in Villeneuve-sur-Lot with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Villeneuve-sur-Lot

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Chateaux Trieux is THE perfect location when planning your special event or holiday.Wedding, honeymoon, or luxurious holiday, the list of ideas is endless, but our enthusiam to make your stay memorable is not.Our staff will turn your dream into a reality!<br />Lux  …see more

from £596 / night

£4167 / week

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from £596 / night

(12) Excellent 

12

Holiday yurt with shared pool in Bussiere-Poitevine

Haute-Vienne / Bussiere-Poitevine

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
We offer a unique combination of rural tranquillity, charming accommodation, and excellent facilities that include: luxury accommodation for six, swimming pool, sun terrace, games room, trampoline and children's play area. Features include ‘La Petite Grange&r  …see more

from £75 / night

£670 - £880 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill rental

Camporgiano / Casatico

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Delightful property” We spent 5 days at this converted water mill and were very pleased with our stay. It is well situated in a peaceful location with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. We particularly liked the swimming pool in the garden a  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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from £100 / night

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Manor house rental in Saint-Etienne-De-Lisse

Gironde / Saint-Etienne-De-Lisse

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
La Mouleyre is a stunning Chateau set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by some of the world famous vineyards and Chateaux of St Emilion. Positioned at the head of a lovely small valley it has exquisite views over the tranquil landscape of the surrounding viney  …see more

from £190 / night

£1300 - £2350 / week

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from £190 / night

20

Sarteano holiday manor house rental

Province of Siena / Sarteano

9 18 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Beautiful stone manor house with heated swimming pool and outdoor heated jacuzzi.  …see more

from £980 / night

£6860 - £16448 / week

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from £980 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Chamonix Town Centre ski chalet rental

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet PrimeroseThis lovely character chalet is only minutes walk from center of Chamonix and set in private grounds with ample parking. Sleeping up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms it is ideal for families or large groups of friends on winter ski or alpine summer holidays.  …see more

from £289 / night

£1445 - £3296 / week

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from £289 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Richelieu holiday chateau rental

Richelieu / Faye la Vineuse

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Loire ValleyOld manor from the XIV century<br />I can advice you for restaurants , wine makers , castles ,"brocante " .  …see more

from £132 / night

£483 / week

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from £132 / night

15

Holiday manor house in Doorn

Utrecht Province / Doorn

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Forests; rolling hills, countryside cosy, warm, friendely, comfortable, spaciaous, charming...<br />Occupancy1person: € 50,-; 2 persons: € 80- ; 3 persons: € 110,- ; 4 persons: €140; 5 persons €170 p. nt.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1044 / week

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from £150 / night

5

Lacanau / Lacanau-Ocean

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

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(5) Very Good 

5

Vendee / Lucon

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £106 / night

£404 / week

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from £106 / night

15

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
Venabu Hytter is situated close to Venabu Fjellhotell. The unique location allows you to combine a self-catering cabin with the option of meals in the hotel. The cabins are built in 8 inch logs and have turf roofs. Underfloor heating and tiled bathroom are standard.<  …see more

from £145 / night

£730 / week

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from £145 / night

(1) Excellent 

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San Michele Salentino holiday trullo let

Province of Brindisi / San Michele Salentino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
This Trullo and Lamia are typical of the area and are close to a range of restaurants, bars and shops. There is a good selection of sandy beaches nearby.Our price also includes a welcome meal, a welcome pack and a lesson in making fresh pasta  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £615 / week

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from £62 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with golf nearby in Simon's Town

Cape Town / Simon's Town

6 10 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Historic Simon's town at its best!” Witness, our host, is an absolute legend. He was friendly and always happy to clean up after us. Beautiful family home. A bit pricy but all in all a great holiday.  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 - £17500 / week

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from £500 / night

11

Holiday yurt in Alyth

Perth and Kinross / Alyth

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
We have now installed two beautiful yurts in the open wooded area behind the castle and they are available to let by the night, mini break or week. Our yurts were made in Mongolia, but adapted to suit the British climate. Special deals are available for lager parties  …see more

from £60 / night

£315 / week

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from £60 / night

15

Holiday log cabin in Puyjourdes

Lot / Puyjourdes

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The "Coop" Cottage / loft 20m2 is Situated in the ancient area of ​​the Quercy 46 lot river, for ict warm cream stone houses IT IS THE REGION WITH THE LEAST LIGHT POLLUTION IN FRANCE "Black Triangle" wonderful for stargazing in a quiet hamlet LE  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel letting

Cumbria / Brampton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful appointed and maintained property set in stunning gardens” A beautiful converted chapel, with many original features and extensive garden to the rear of the property complete with summerhouse and stream. The chapel has a well equipped kitc  …see more

from £200 / night

£950 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Duras / Saint-Jean-de-Duras

6 4 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £75 / night

£439 - £733 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Cabin was very good. Views was excellent. Boat man Thomas frendly and very helpful. Very good week away fishing.  …see more

from £65 / night

£445 / week

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from £65 / night

92

Spoleto holiday tower rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
FANTASTIC ! KATE MOSS (THE WORLD FAMOUS MODEL) STAYED HERE ! Bought by a wealthy Roman, the tiny village now consists of 5 luxury cottages, restored to the highest standard and equipped with everything you can imagine that befits a mediaeval setting.Each suite is at a  …see more

from £126 / night

£878 - £1185 / week

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from £126 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Culebron

Province of Alicante / Culebron

9 24 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The property is located on the outskirts of the market towns Pinoso & Monovar. For wine connoisseurs there are many local wine producing bodegas nearby!!For the more adventurous there are some beautiful walking & cycling routes  …see more

from £225 / night

£1575 - £2948 / week

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from £225 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Badia Tedalda holiday watermill rental

Province of Arezzo / Badia Tedalda

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The perfect place to have a holiday” We returned to il mulino because it really is perfect, from the moment you wake up to sunshine and the sound of the river, breakfast on the beautiful secluded patio, swimming in the river and the pure peace and qui  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £800 / week

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from £79 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Province of Catania / Milo

10 23 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Cricket St Thomas

Chard / Cricket St Thomas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A peaceful relaxing and fun holiday can be enjoyed at Alpine Grove Log Cabins. From the tranquil setting of your own log cabin, you can discover the unique charm of a holiday in beautiful woodland. Here the delights of the outdoor life are on your doorstep, discover the  …see more

from £83 / night

£399 - £840 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Colombieres-sur-Orb holiday chateau rental

Herault / Colombieres-sur-Orb

14 36 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 36
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Au coeur du Parc Naturel du Haut Languedoc , le château de Colombières est un lieu authentique, idéal pour passer des vacances au calme dans un cadre verdoyantNos 5 "appartements" aménagés dans l'aile nord du châ  …see more

from £790 / night

£3816 / week

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from £790 / night

(18) Very Good 

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San Giustino holiday watermill let

Province of Perugia / San Giustino

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely, quiet house in a beautiful part of Italy” This is a lovely old mill in a tranquil area. Good walking from the front door - even better with a car to nearby (and further away) marked trails. Local towns such as Arezzo, Apuglia, Citta di Caste  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £995 / week

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from £65 / night

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San Giustino Valdarno holiday tower rental

Province of Arezzo / San Giustino Valdarno

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Distinctive stone tower ,equipped with every comfort, in an extraordinarily scenic location. Located in Valdarno, in front of the Chianti hills, between Florence and Arezzo is only half an hour from Siena. Due to its location, is an excellent starting point to visit the  …see more

from £118 / night

£822 - £1427 / week

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from £118 / night