Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (935)

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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935 Holiday homes

(59) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Idyllic setting for a get away” Comfortable and well equipped cabin, perfect setting Would have been nice as a suggestion to have had a hot tub outside possibly  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1150 / week

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from £120 / night

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Meuse / Ligny-en-Barrois

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £95 / night

£665 - £850 / week

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from £95 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Province of Trento / Molveno

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ski

 …see more

from £82 / night

£513 - £1302 / week

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from £82 / 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

 …see more

from £82 / night

£342 - £505 / week

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from £82 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet

Manche / Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“What a wonderful garden!” We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at La Roseraie. We travelled with friends who have small children. The house was perfect for them, a huge bedroom full of toys (they were boys) and they just loved the garden,  …see more

from £125 / night

£725 - £775 / week

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from £125 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Aviemore ski log cabin to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
The Ardlogie Bothy is a traditional luxury timber built cabin, with great self catering facilities providing all year round accommodation for 2 people. Positioned alongside the Ardlogie Guest House & centrally located within Aviemore. In a quiet location yet close t  …see more

from £80 / night

£490 - £560 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Le Mans holiday manor house let

Sarthe / Le Mans

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“perfect!” fantastic property with everything you need. Very comfortable, beautifully decorated, enchanting gardens.  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1250 / week

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from £136 / night

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Peyragudes

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £171 / night

£590 - £2043 / week

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from £171 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill letting

Llangefni / Bodffordd

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” 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- ve  …see more

from £125 / night

£575 - £975 / week

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from £125 / night

(34) Excellent 

23

Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The converted chapel, provides contemporary, stylish and very comfortable holiday accommodation. 4 bedrooms, large state-of-the-art kitchen-diner and huge open plan living space make The Old Chapel a unique Cotswolds holiday let. A ceramic induction hob is installed in  …see more

from £184 / night

£1055 - £2675 / week

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from £184 / night

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Log cabin rental in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Log Cabin, highlands, Loch Awe, wildlife watching, Free fishing, walking, dog friendly accommodation, mountain biking, West coast, scenery, Argyll  …see more

from £95 / night

£536 - £665 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Elgin

Moray / Elgin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Fancy a get-away-from-it-all holiday with wildlife for neighbours and only the sounds of nature to disturb you? Do you want the flexibility of self -catering with the luxury of a hot tub and private balcony?At Springburn, you are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £610 / week

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from £60 / night

(82) Excellent 

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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
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2500 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Banff

Aberdeenshire / Banff

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury Finnish self catering log cabin in North of Scotland, set in a quiet woodland overlooking the Deveron River. Easy access to Elgin, Aberdeen, Banff, Turriff and, Huntly, whisky trail, castles, golf, fishing. The Deveron is famous for its Salmon and trout fishing.  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in St. Fillans with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent cottage” Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little location with great walks around th  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £800 / week

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from £121 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Our traditional log cabin is located conveniently in the Lofoten islands nearby the Moskenes ferry terminal. If you rather want to fly to Lofoten, you can take a bus to the cabin, or of course rent your own car. You will stay in a traditional log cabin built around the  …see more

from £169 / night

£949 - £2319 / week

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from £169 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
19th Centuary Listed Cornmill newly renovated to include 4 Star Accomodation. Situated close to two National Trust Properiies - Crom Castle and Florencecourt House. In the heart of Fermanagh Lakeland close to Upper Lough Erne. Activities include walking, fishing etc&  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) 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
“Fantastic lodge. Photos don't do it justice.” Stayed here for the Easter weekend with friends and it was fantastic. As one of the previous reviewers mentions; the photos really don't do it justice. The area with the sofas is a little small, but the ph  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £854 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Dunoon holiday log cabin rental

Cowal Peninsula / Dunoon

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely lodge, excellent walks nearby” Very nice lodge in a lovely area. Pretty close to main road, was a little scared incase my dog ran out onto it, would be nice if there was a gate on the porch. Apart from that it was great.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £658 / week

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from £50 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o  …see more

from £150 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Jard-sur-Mer holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Vendee / Jard-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic value, helpful staff, very clean accommodation” I can't fault James and Trevor for their attention to detail and friendly service. We were a couple staying with our dog in September, a quiet time of year for the French season. The mobile hom  …see more

from £30 / night

£180 - £825 / week

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from £30 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Luxury 2 bedroom(2014 model) caravan located less than 5 minutes from the beach, golf course and equestrian centre located at Silver Sands Lossiemouth.Lossie is favoured by the mild Gulf Stream air, miles of excellent beaches and beautiful countryside.<br />Bed li  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £90 / 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
No.1 Howelston Park is a luxury, six berth static caravan located on a small, select site in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park. It is situated adjacent to the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast footpath which is now part of the Wales Coast Path, and enjoy  …see more

from £75 / night

£250 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A Wonderful Place to Stay in a Surreal Landscape” The whole experience was great. The folks who own the place, Gunnar and Mona, are wonderful - they promptly responded to all of our inquiries about the property, the booking and payment process, and pr  …see more

from £159 / night

£849 - £1899 / week

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from £159 / 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

(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
“Excellent lodge in a beautiful location” Recently stayed at goldfinch lodge with extended family for few days. The lodge is very comfortable and big enough for a family and well maintained. The garden is great and the decked area is fantastic. Great v  …see more

from £125 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Colerne

Wiltshire / Colerne

4 13 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The listed accommodation is on the ground and first floors of the building. The side annex is not included.  …see more

from £275 / night

£1500 - £2499 / week

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from £275 / 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

(37) Very Good 

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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
“30th birthday bash” 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 the rivers and over the railwa  …see more

from £450 / night

£2700 - £2990 / week

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from £450 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau rental

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
12th century chateau, nr Aurignac, sleeps 12, 6 bedrooms (4 doubles, 2 twin) 4 bathrooms (2 ensuite). WiFi in all rooms. 20 acres of grounds that include mature trees, many species of birds, peaceful, tranquil, swimming pool, summer kitchen.  …see more

from £208 / night

£1450 - £1850 / week

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from £208 / night

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Tiddington holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
Luxury 2 Bedroom Caravan a short stroll from the River AvonStunning new Bar, Restaurant & Children's Play GroundEntertainment most weekendsStratford upon Avon (One Mile)ParkingNo SmokingWalking distance of Tiddington Village & Bus StopSorry No Pets  …see more

from £61 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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from £61 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Log cabin letting in Tattershall with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“absolutely fantastic lodge” This is by far the best lodge we have stayed in and we have stayed in many!! So many personal touches - we highly recommend!!  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday manor house in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Protected by the walls of Castle Beynac, and the inaccessible cliff, this secret and invisible mansion, has a theatrical and spectacular view over the valley of the 5 Castles and the Dordogne River. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, but also 3 dining summer rooms, 3 barbecues,  …see more

from £334 / night

£2334 - £4667 / week

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from £334 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint-Clementin holiday watermill rental

Deux-Sevres / Saint-Clementin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A very peaceful rural location ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, boating, bird watching and artists. A travel cot with bedding & pushchair are available on request. Games room with table tennis and darts also a selection of toys for children . Stone BBQ, Peaceful  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £550 / week

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from £40 / 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 £140 / night

£700 - £4550 / week

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from £140 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Belton holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Norfolk / Belton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“I did not expect such luxury...very posh!!” I have stayed in caravans before, but these have been pretty cramped and 'make do with what you have spaces!'. When we arrived at Dreamers Corner, my partner was so shocked to see there were three very a  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £850 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Carnforth holiday log cabin let

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Refurbished to a very high standard A large modern lodge in an elevated position gives exceptional views the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book, watch your favourite programme, chill out in the spacious lounge,or get fit at the Spa,& Gy  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £895 / week

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from £90 / 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

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Blaich

Fort William / Blaich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“One of Best Hoildays Ever” Wonderful Chalet .Everything we needed was at hand & caretakers brilliant.The plot had great views all round & lots to see. We had nightly visits from Deer & plenty of birds The Jacobite Steam train passes each day on far s  …see more

from £99 / night

£410 - £690 / week

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from £99 / night