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.



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953 Holiday homes

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Penton

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Magical Christmas” Where to start,what a fantastic find this was the log cabin was amazing the setting overlooking the river liddle rapids in the hottub was breathtaking and the log burner(my favourite part of the stay) just stunning my 7 year old son  …see more

from £210 / night

£1200 - £1350 / week

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from £210 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Log cabin rental in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£349 - £879 / week

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from £79 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cocentaina holiday log cabin rental

Province of Alicante / Cocentaina

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £30 / night

£210 - £441 / week

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from £30 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Tattershall holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Utterly Amazing” We booked on a last minute weekend get away and form the moment we got there we was completely blown away by the quality and cleanliness of paradise lodge. the hot tub is a very welcome bonus. will be coming back in february and alrea  …see more

from £149 / night

£1095 - £2130 / week

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from £149 / night

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £58 / night

£258 - £546 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Haute-Garonne / Boutx

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£435 - £522 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Whitebrook

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£651 - £1120 / week

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from £100 / night

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Ski chalet in Lenk im Simmental

Bernese Oberland / Lenk im Simmental

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski

from £100 / night

£700 - £1230 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Riberac holiday manor house accommodation

Dordogne / Riberac

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr  …see more

from £248 / night

£1566 - £2783 / week

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from £248 / 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

(15) Excellent 

23

Rowardennan holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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  …see more

from £140 / night

£670 - £1250 / week

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from £140 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Enjoyed my stay” Excellent caravan it was nice and clean. The park is fantastic. The site is itself is lovely and quiet.  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 - £450 / week

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from £60 / 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 £135 / night

£675 - £4550 / week

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from £135 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ranua holiday log cabin rental

Lapland / Ranua

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £83 / night

£514 / week

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from £83 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to visit” The garden makes this lodge without a doubt. Rain or shine, night or day we were out in it. The view is fabulous and you can't really see or hear neighbours of it felt idyllic. The lodge itself was lovely, the only problem we had  …see more

from £120 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Scottish getaway” A home from home, lovely house with a pretty garden, near the beach, well kitted out for cooking big meals. Close to the Dumfries biking trails. If the weather misbehaves it's a pleasant place to chill out. The service on booki  …see more

from £125 / night

£495 - £1095 / week

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from £125 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £95 / night

£580 - £1290 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Little Haven holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Pembrokeshire / Little Haven

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Log cabin letting in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

from £90 / night

£390 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(44) Excellent 

30

Strathyre holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £955 / week

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from £100 / night

(18) Excellent 

14

Manor house rental in Orton with shared pool

Eden District / Orton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Beautiful Hall..lovely grounds..peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The room had everything we needed for a birthday break for three nights stay in total calm and tranquillity. We will definitely recommend to others and will be booking again soo  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £580 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday manor house in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £435 / night

£2374 - £4748 / week

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from £435 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

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from £199 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Gedre

4 4 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £83 / night

£348 - £514 / week

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from £83 / night

(83) Excellent 

30

Stoke Ferry holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“None of us wanted to leave!” What a wonderful place! Myself, my husband, my brother, daughter and son celebrated our son's 21st birthday (along with half a dozen of his friends!) for a week in the Old Mill. I can honestly say that the property exceed  …see more

from £190 / night

£2500 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(37) Very Good 

24

Holiday manor house in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A House of Charm and Character” A real opportunity to live as Lord and Lady of the Manor. All of the family loved the experience, and the Grandchildren played hide and seek for the three days that we were there, including several treasure hunts.  …see more

from £450 / night

£2700 - £2990 / week

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from £450 / night

(52) Excellent 

25

Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful” absolutely fantastic place, we loved every minute of our stay and would recommend to everyone. In the middle of nowhere, just perfect.  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £65 / night

(60) 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
“The Count House, utterly perfect!” Whether you've your own transport or not, this is a perfect holiday getaway, for it's with in easy reach of the local train station (I came by public transport from London. It was a doddle). The accommodation is exac  …see more

from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £40 / night

(7) Very Good 

29

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
“Felt like home” My husband & I really enjoyed our few days break in Denise's caravan, it was well lived in & felt very homely. Everything was supplied that we needed & all the equipment worked as should do. We wanted a few quiet days break & that is w  …see more

from £50 / night

£240 - £560 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Holiday watermill in Ponte de Lima

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £74 / night

£479 / week

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from £74 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo  …see more

from £130 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £130 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £509 / night

£1957 - £3914 / week

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from £509 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc holiday log cabin rental

Bideford / Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful location” A really nice location, very peaceful. A great place to relax and forget your troubles. Fantastic to find somewhere for dogs. A great area for accepting dogs wherever you go.  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £854 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Fréjus

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Fréjus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £110 / night

£535 - £970 / week

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from £110 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

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 - £1340 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Mosbach holiday log cabin rental

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min

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

from £61 / night

£348 - £1079 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Huntly

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Somerford Keynes holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful place great relaxation” Very quiet place great for chilling. The log burning Stove was a great feature especially as we went early January.  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£350 - £663 / week

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from £70 / night

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