Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (928)

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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928 Holiday homes

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Holiday converted chapel in Bardon Mill

Northumberland / Bardon Mill

3 6 3 nights min stay

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday castle in Saint-Brieuc

Cotes-d'Armor / Saint-Brieuc

1 2 Min stay varies

Castle / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £94 / night

£652 / week

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from £94 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Montignac Village

Dordogne / Montignac Village

5 12 Min stay varies

Manor House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £90 / night

£630 - £1390 / week

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from £90 / night

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Watermill rental in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

5 10 Min stay varies

Watermill / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£400 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

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Ski manor house to rent in Laax

Laax / Surselva

3 6 6 nights min stay

Manor House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 6 nights min stay

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from £177 / night

£1374 / week

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from £177 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Tattershall holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £99 / night

£1595 - £1945 / week

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from £99 / night

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Holiday log cabin in New Abbey

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 4 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min stay

Trullo / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 1 night min stay

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from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

2 4 1 night min stay

Trullo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 1 night min stay

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from £76 / night

£755 / week

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from £76 / night

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

2 2 Min stay varies

Caravan/Mobile Home / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £50 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday castle rental

Province of Alessandria / Gabiano

8 2 Min stay varies

Castle / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £84 / night

£371 - £650 / week

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from £84 / night

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Holiday yurt rental

Shropshire / Chirk Bank

1 6 Min stay varies

Yurt / 1 bedroom / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 7 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £105 / night

£300 - £895 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday manor house in Uddeholm

Varmland County / Uddeholm

6 16 Min stay varies

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / Min stay varies

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from £122 / night

£850 - £1050 / week

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from £122 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut with tennis court in Bethersden

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 Min stay varies

Shepherds Hut / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday chateau rental

Gers / Auch

7 14 Min stay varies

Chateau / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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(30) Excellent 

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Strathyre holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

2 5 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £100 / night

£495 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

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Locorotondo holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 7 Min stay varies

Trullo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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Holiday manor house with golf nearby in Simon's Town

Cape Town / Simon's Town

6 10 Min stay varies

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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Holiday trullo in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

1 3 Min stay varies

Trullo / 1 bedroom / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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Castellana Grotte holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

1 4 Min stay varies

Trullo / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £56 / night

£388 - £543 / week

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from £56 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £95 / night

£900 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday tented camp in Santa Lucia

Province of Nuoro / Santa Lucia

10 50 3 nights min stay

Tented camp / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 50 / 3 nights min stay

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from £24 / night

£163 / week

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from £24 / night

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Holiday manor house in Saint Fort sur Gironde

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

4 10 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £136 / night

£950 / week

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from £136 / night

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Trullo rental in Villa Castelli

Province of Brindisi / Villa Castelli

2 4 3 nights min stay

Trullo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£388 / week

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from £55 / night

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Saint-Jean-du-Gard holiday tented camp rental

Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

25 6 Min stay varies

Tented camp / 25 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £12 / night

£69 / week

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from £12 / night

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Aurillac ski chateau to rent.

Cantal / Aurillac

5 16 Min stay varies

Chateau / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / Min stay varies

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from £194 / night

£1163 / week

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from £194 / night

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Viana do Castelo holiday manor house rental

Viana do Castelo District / Viana do Castelo

6 14 Min stay varies

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £130 / night

£850 - £1500 / week

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from £130 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Chideock holiday log cabin rental

Bridport / Chideock

1 3 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 1 bedroom / sleeps 3 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£350 - £570 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Penton

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £190 / night

£1650 / week

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from £190 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Log cabin letting in Tattershall with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

2 6 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £135 / night

£695 - £1100 / week

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from £135 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Meursault

Cote d'Or / Meursault

10 20 Min stay varies

Chateau / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £1340 / night

£6650 / week

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from £1340 / night

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Viliella, Lleida Province ski chalet rental

Lleida Province / Viliella, Lleida Province

4 13 7 nights min stay

Ski Chalet / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 13 / 7 nights min stay

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from £210 / night

£1628 / week

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from £210 / night

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Tented camp rental in Shkoder

Shkoder / Lake Shkodra Resort

1 4 Min stay varies

Tented camp / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £30 / night

£207 - £218 / week

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from £30 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Evesham

Evesham / Offenham

2 5 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

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Trullo letting in Alberobello with swimming pool

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

Trullo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £63 / night

£388 - £771 / week

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from £63 / night

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Ski chalet in Peyragudes

Hautes-Pyrenees / Peyragudes

4 12 Min stay varies

Ski Chalet / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £117 / night

£923 - £1853 / week

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from £117 / night

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Caravan/mobile home rental in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

3 8 3 nights min stay

Caravan/Mobile Home / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Pucon with shared pool

Araucania Region / Pucon

2 5 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£417 - £660 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 3 nights min stay

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £55 / night

£260 - £536 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

1 2 Min stay varies

Castle / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £73 / night

£582 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Ponte de Lima

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

1 2 2 nights min stay

Watermill / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £66 / night

£427 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Boone

North Carolina Smoky Mountains / Boone

3 6 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £136 / night

£830 / week

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from £136 / night

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Holiday yurt rental

Lanzarote / Arrieta

1 4 3 nights min stay

Yurt / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £144 / night

£907 - £1407 / week

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from £144 / night

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Ski chalet in Champagny-en-Vanoise

Savoie / Champagny-en-Vanoise

14 35 Min stay varies

Ski Chalet / 14 bedrooms / sleeps 35 / Min stay varies

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from £565 / night

£2295 - £9169 / week

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from £565 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in L'Hermenault

Vendee / L'Hermenault

11 32 Min stay varies

Watermill / 11 bedrooms / sleeps 32 / Min stay varies

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from £300 / night

£1600 - £4495 / week

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from £300 / night

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

3 8 3 nights min stay

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £70 / night

£328 - £782 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Venabygd ski log cabin to rent.

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

2 6 2 nights min stay

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £115 / night

£790 / week

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from £115 / night

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Comano holiday watermill rental

Province of Massa Carrara / Comano

1 2 Min stay varies

Watermill / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £59 / night

£345 - £462 / week

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from £59 / night

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Les Milandes holiday manor house rental

Dordogne / Les Milandes

6 10 7 nights min stay

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 7 nights min stay

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from £367 / night

£2565 - £3950 / week

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from £367 / night

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