Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (956)

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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956 Holiday homes

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Holiday log cabin in Newtown

Powys / Newtown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £132 / night

£420 - £99999 / week

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from £132 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Zweisimmen ski chalet rental

Canton of Bern / Zweisimmen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great chalet and location with skiing to match!” Really loved the location and chalet, which was extremely clean and very well equipped, with ample space for ski's and boots in a large area underneath the Chalet. Short walk to the piste in the morning
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1230 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Montdoumerc

Lot / Montdoumerc

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Spacious manoir in French countryside” We spent a wonderful week in the Manoir which was spacious enough to accommodate our large group of 11. There was something for the older and younger members of our party. A splash in the pool or just a game o
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from £725 / night

£5069 / week

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from £725 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with golf nearby in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!” My family and I stayed in The Chapel and Well Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottages were lovely and had everything we needed. I would like to thank Suzanne for being so hospitable. She made s
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from £250 / night

£650 - £1130 / week

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from £250 / 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

from £349 / night

£2250 - £2499 / week

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from £349 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Kilkhampton

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£392 - £896 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Borovets

Sofia Region / Borovets

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£595 - £1320 / week

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from £90 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Kilkhampton

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£392 - £896 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Oxfordshire / Thame

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £110 / night

£700 / week

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from £110 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Offenham

Evesham / Offenham

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £65 / night

£430 / week

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from £65 / night

24

Landes / Gastes

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £60 / night

£301 - £1285 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bareges

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min

from £74 / night

£518 - £604 / week

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from £74 / 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+

from £90 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Abondance

1 6 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£242 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Vranov

Pilsen Region / Vranov

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Brilliand and Beautiful” Such a great week away with the family! The hosts were amazingly accommodating and helpful with whatever we needed during our stay. We had lovely evenings spent in the barbecue hut by the fire, with games to play and dvds to w
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from £32 / night

£216 / week

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from £32 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in South Cerney with shared pool, golf nearby

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent accomdation clean and tidy, great swimming pools on site and the fishing was great.” We stayed at Willow Veiw caravan owned by Rosemari Watson, the family had a great time and Rosemari was extremely helpful, the caravan is very clean and ben
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from £70 / night

£490 - £665 / week

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from £70 / 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
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from £95 / night

£580 - £1290 / week

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from £95 / 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

from £156 / night

£595 - £2199 / week

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from £156 / 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,
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from £125 / night

£725 - £775 / week

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from £125 / night

18

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

from £95 / night

£536 - £665 / week

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from £95 / 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
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from £100 / night

£651 - £1120 / week

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from £100 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful house in a beautiful area” We have just returned from a few days break at this beautiful house over New Year. It was the first time that the whole of my family have got together in one place at one time. What a fantastic house and set in su
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from £995 / night

£4995 - £6995 / week

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from £995 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stylish Holiday Property” Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general s
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from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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from £115 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magnificent sailing through UNESCO world Heritage” Couple and one children, rented a boat for a long weekend, sailed up on river Douro until Spanish border. At the boats base, nice little chalet for the first night. Very good navigation, sightseeing a
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from £164 / night

£561 / week

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from £164 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £173 / night

£1250 - £1897 / week

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from £173 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Mynachlogddu

Pembrokeshire / Mynachlogddu

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beauty in the heart of the Preseli hills, we will be returning” We had a wonderful stay at Ashvale Holiday and Livery Stables whilst visiting Pembroke and Brecon Beacons by motorbike. A very warm welcome on arrival from hosts Anita and Charlie, the
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from £55 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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from £55 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Llanfor

Bala / Llanfor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely place, hope to visit again!” The cabin itself was lovely had absolutely everything you could want and all high quality, along with this everything was spotless when we arrived, being only two or three minutes away from Bala where you had everyt
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from £55 / night

£260 - £495 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Filzmoos / Pongau

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£694 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Bearn / Accous

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £40 / night

£278 / week

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from £40 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool in Skelwith Bridge

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location” First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST! I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy an
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from £65 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Eden District / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Short break” Amazing building very useable and family friendly, lovely quite location in the heart of the countryside within a farming community just the spot for a total retreat, although very handy for day trip into the beautiful Lake District count
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from £115 / night

£650 - £1380 / week

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from £115 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Saint-Cyprien holiday manor house rental

Dordogne / Saint-Cyprien

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £173 / night

£906 - £1363 / week

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from £173 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Have been to this caravan several times,Have taken my grandchildren and they have just loved it ,excellent accomadtion ever y thing in van for you ,grandchildren have went to the kids club very entertaining for them also the swimming pool ,
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from £50 / night

£395 - £561 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Charente-Maritime / La Palmyre-Les Mathes

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £40 / night

£176 - £844 / week

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from £40 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Watchfield

Burnham-On-Sea / Watchfield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Relaxing Break” Fantastic ... no TV, time to relax, great base to explore from! Sally and her husband have made a little slice of heaven, lovely furnished hut, friendly chickens and peace! People thought that the pictures we took of our sup
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from £50 / night

£250 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool in Borwick

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Excellent location. Very clean and comfortable good view to the lakeside . Close to all good areas like blackpool and windermare also supermarket nearby. I would like to come back again.
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from £65 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Trullo rental in Monopoli

Province of Bari / Monopoli

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£259 - £522 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday tower in Pollenca

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £104 / night

£725 - £1276 / week

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from £104 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Brasov ski chalet rental

Brasov County / Brasov

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic log home with spectacular views” This is a lovely log home, very warm, cosy and homely. Extremely well fitted and suitable for any age range but not for anyone with mobility problems. We were a group of 7 adults and spent Christmas there, u
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from £113 / night

£690 - £1414 / week

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