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.
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
The perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British canal system. Spirited Away is a skippered hotel-boat offering day trips, weekend retreats and longer breaks. Delicious, organic boat-made veggie/vegan food is included, as is plentif …see more
“Time to unwind...”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2014
This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Po… More
“Wonderful way to spend a week”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Joined Tor for a week in October. Weather was awful, but having waterproofs meant that I could sit with Tor whilst she moved us away from the sound of the traffic. Weather improved as the week went on… More
La Belle Echappee ("The Beautiful Escape") A magnificent maison bourgeoise house set in walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare with FULLY HEATED SALT WATER SWIMMING POOL. Perfect holiday home for FAMILIES and FRIENDS with ENGLISH SKY TV and WI-FI, 600 METRES TO SHOPS …see more
“Great holiday home”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
We had a really Beautiful Escape at La Belle Echappee. Excellent facilities - beautiful pool, table-tennis, badminton, football, bikes, cricket.... and more. Very rural location which was perfect fo… More
Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review for us, it was lovely meeting you all and hope to see you again.
“A wonderful large child friendly home with fantastic outside space”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Belle Echappee. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful and have created a home that is ideal for big families or even two families with large , c… More
Thank you so much for submitting such a wonderful review about La Belle Echappee. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday so much and look forward to you visiting again.
“Well equipped house and large garden”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
We arrived in the middle of the night to a warm welcome from Diane. Our welcome pack meant we could immediately make hot drinks of tea and coffee and when our toddlers woke up early next morning we ha… More
Thank you very much for writing this wonderful, very detailed review for us which gives future guests a great insight. We are so pleased that you had such a relaxing family holiday and enjoyed all that La Belle Echappee has to offer. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope you will visit us again.
Nearest beach 24 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful 17C historic manor house in the centre of one of Provence's most beautiful villages. Flexible accommodation for large or small groups. Immediate access to the facilities of the old town, with large private garden, terraces and pool. Garage and local parking.Un …see more
“Wonderful house in beautiful Provencal town”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Fantastic holiday destination in a glorious location. The house and garden/pool are wonderful with beautiful views all round. Great location to explore Provence, the mountains and the coast with lake … More
“Perfection in One Place”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
I have rented this villa three times now and next year I am booked in again. Honestly I don't want people to know how great it is or I will be without a week in the future. The history of the villa an… More
“Excellent house in perfect village”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
This was our second stay at Maison Hirondelles in Seillans and it was all as fabulous as we'd remembered it. The house is gorgeous, perfectly positioned, simply furnished but generously equipped, spac… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
5 mins from Soils Lough Eske and 10 mins from Harveys point hotel. The mill is a great base for walking fishing or exploring the beautiful Donegal countryside. The mill is full of charm and has a great well equipped kitchen for those who like to cook. …see more
Beach front : are you looking for that special place to escape to relax and unwind; share with a love one; a quiet place to recover; then this is your piece of paradise. Exclusively for couples / persons who want the perfect destination to stay a little longerA place t …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.25 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The caravan/mobile home is situated in an orchard and woodland area giving guests full private use of the grounds plus a large hot tub and summerhouse. An ideal location to relax and get away from it all with additional facilities of a large gas barbecue and chimenea.As …see more
What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- very… More
Nearest beach 8 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
A superb restored railway carriage & roadman's van, set in its own small enclosed garden overlooking meadow and hills.
Fully self catering with kitchen bathroom double bed in the carriage and 2 single beds in the van surrounded by countryside and 5 miles from the sea. …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
Quiet area with super countryside , but close enough for all amenities e.g restaurants, shops and supermarkets.
St Andrews, Gelnshee , Dundee and Perth all within easy reach. Excellent for " Munro Baggers and golfers with the Blairgowrie championship course on your do …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A splendid 8 bedroom Country Manor set in 6 acres of woodland and garden, electric gates and private drive. Completely private, beautifully presented, mini stately home.
Enjoy being Lord and Lady of the Manor - summon your tea with the original bells !!Oakerthorpe Man …see more
“30th birthday bash”
Reviewed 26 May 2012
A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house!
Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling… More
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“Fantastic, warm and relaxing”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
I can recomend Oakerthorpe Manor to anyone who is thinking of doing a suprise party for the whole family, kids, teanagers and adults as i did, I live in the Middle East and booked it all on line, the … More
We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we try so hard to give you the best possible experience here, and your kind words are very comforting, knowing that we have given you complete satisfaction during your stay, please do come back and visit us again soon.
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Reviewed 30 Dec 2011
We brought a large family group of 17 to this wonderful house and the cottage in the grounds for Christmas. The house is very well equiped for a large group, especially the kitchen and the bathrooms. … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We strive to make our guests stay as comfortable as possible and are here to help in any way, Its was our pleasure to help book your activities and we are glad you had a fun Christmas period.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Nearest beach 6 km; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
6 bedroomed wooden chalet located in the pretty Alpine village of Montagny, on the sunny side of the Bozel valley - opposite the ski resort of La Tania - Courchevel. Sleeps up to 16 in 8 double beds. Just 15-20 mins drive to Courchevel, Meribel and La Plagne ski lifts.T …see more
Reviewed 20 Oct 2015
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… More
“Beautiful, cosy chalet with incredible views”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2014
I stayed in Chez Helene with family on a skiing holiday and can not recommend it highly enough! The chalet is warm and inviting and was well equipped with everything that we needed. Our host David w… More
Thank for so much for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. True to your word you have already booked to return, and I am very much looking forward to seeing you here again this coming March.
“Lovely location, well equipt chalet, great host”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
We came in a a big group and had a great week at the chalet. Skiing, cooking, eating relaxing, drinking etc. David is a great host and skiing companion. It's close to ski resorts by car and there is a… More
Thank you. Really hope to see you, and your close friends out here again soon to share in the amazing fun skiing, and Apres Ski dancing on the tables. One of the best fun and enjoyable groups I have ever hosted. You are always welcome. David
The Mill is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
“Great family holiday”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever.
The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the te… More
“An excellent relaxing holiday in the heart of Rural France”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had an excellent holiday, the accomodation was as described which was perfect for us as a large family. The French people where very helpful and accommodating. We shopped at Hyper U in Fontenay l… More
The Mill is a great space for large groups of friends like we were. It was completely kitted out with everything we needed from saucepans to irons, bicycles to DVDs! The guys who own the house are inc… More
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again next year.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Unique experienmce, very close to Plitvice Lakes National park, swimming in Korana river, private bathrooms for each room, living room with kitchen and dining area, big terrace, barbecue facilities …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
San vito lo capo and is famous white sandy beachOne of the few house on the beach in san vito lo capo …see more
“Nice house, perfect location”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2013
The house is nice - big and clean. Not perfect for small children with a lot of stairs but we managed to keep 3 kids alive so it's not that big of an issue. Definitely the best part is location - one … More
“fabulous place to stay, peaceful setting, beautiful room”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
Stayed here as a birthday treat with my mother in law. We enjoyed the peaceful location, watching squirrels and rabbits in the grounds. The room was beautiful and kitchen very well equipped. Bottle o… More
“Beautiful, relaxing, fun...everything you could possibly need!”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
We stayed in the Naseby Suite in May. We needed some rest and recuperation for a couple of days and spent a very restorative weekend recharging the batteries at Orton Hall. It’s an interesting plac… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
4 star quality, comfortable & cosy accommodation in a unique building circa 1859. Stunning Scenery in Loch-side Location & Village Shop. Centrally located for Visitor Attractions. All incno hidden extras - Log burner - Private Gardens and Parking - Wifi - 40"Sky TVCom …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This contemporary log cabin is based 3 miles from the sandy beaches of the North Cornwall coastline. It boasts an open plan living area, two generous bedrooms with modern bathroom and stunning views of the Cornish countryside. …see more
Nearest beach 80 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
The Tower (120 sqm) is a X Century watching military tower. Ideal accommodation for a family of 4 or 5 persons or 2 couples travelling togheter. 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens (1 with fireplace), 2 living area and a Roof Terrace overlooking the valley
The …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Sleeps 2 adults .super kingsize bed ......with Single z bed ( living area ) plus travel cot area ( bedroom) …see more
“lovely apartment in Dover”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2015
We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.… More
Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
A little piece of Paradise suitable for singles, couples & famlies in an enchanting setting with private solar heated pool. Perfectly located, approx 1 km from Alberobello, centrally positioned for exploring the Puglian region. Wifi availableSuperb outdoor space with …see more
It was a fantastic stay. everyone was incredible friendly, especially Agnes. we forgot to bring any towels. Agnes was quick to the rescue!
The cabin was very clean, Agnes came round most days to qu… More
I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and the hot tub, Dalavich is a wonderful friendly place and we enjoy welcoming visitors, please come again.
“Fabulous cabin in great surroundings”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2015
I just had the most relaxing break in this cabin,it is very clean and it has everything that you need,the hot tub was fabulous very relaxing ,I would use this cabin again ,if you are looking for pe… More
Thank you very much for your review, we do like to keep everything clean and tidy and I agree the hot tub is fabulous, please visit us again.
“A hidden treasure”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Had a fabulous time at the cabin and hot tub was amazing, we loved nothing more than sitting in it of an evening and watching the stars. The cabin has everything you need but I would advise folks to … More
I am very happy you enjoyed your holiday, I agree Dalavich is an amazing place with wonderful scenery no matter the season. Please do come again to stay.
Nearest beach 65 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Luxury log cabin with hot tub Free Wifi in secluded Vale of Kerry. 4 Cottages, wood burning stove, gardens, games room, tennis court, children of all ages. Pets not allowed in lodge. 1 mile village pub, wifi, Offa's Dyke, Powis Castle, Montgomery, Welshpool. Luxury log …see more