Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (953)

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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953 Holiday homes

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Savoie / Aigueblanche

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ski
  • Private garden

from £53 / night

£348 / week

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from £53 / night

(4) Excellent 

18

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

(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Landry

Peisey-Vallandry / Landry

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £218 / night

£518 - £1914 / week

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from £218 / 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

from £83 / night

£522 - £1325 / week

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from £83 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Savoie / La Norma

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £123 / night

£861 - £2340 / week

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from £123 / night

(13) Very Good 

29

Offenham holiday log cabin rental

Evesham / Offenham

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great value, spacious lodge.” We enjoyed a weekend of spring weather for a family get together in this very comfortable lodge. The owner had left a welcome pack of milk, tea bags, cake and biscuits, which was really appreciated. There was plenty of r  …see more

from £65 / night

£430 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 400 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £77 / night

£404 - £742 / week

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from £77 / 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

£700 / week

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from £100 / 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 ,  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £561 / week

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from £50 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mr” Perfect for my needs. Secluded location was ideal and owners were extremely friendly and most accommodating . Lodge was very homely and cosy throughout .  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £530 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

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

(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

(19) Excellent 

17

Holiday log cabin in Ravenshead

Nottinghamshire / Ravenshead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab long weekend away” What a lovely place to stay for a long weekend. We stayed here with our 2 daughters, both are very keen horse riders, which was part of the reason for booking. Our eldest joined in the show they had running on the Sunday and c  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski log cabin to rent in Venabygd

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £205 / night

£1025 - £1700 / week

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from £205 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Zakopane ski chalet rental

Lesser Poland Province / Zakopane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Pouligny-Notre-Dame

Indre / Pouligny-Notre-Dame

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £522 / night

£2861 - £3592 / week

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from £522 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £161 / night

£1127 / week

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from £161 / 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

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Catania / Milo

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £18 / night

£114 / week

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from £18 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Clunderwen holiday shepherds hut rental

Pembrokeshire / Clunderwen

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £45 / night

£270 - £308 / week

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from £45 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Baiao with swimming pool

Porto District / Baiao

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc  …see more

from £131 / night

£853 - £1457 / week

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from £131 / 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 £174 / night

£914 - £1374 / week

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from £174 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £74 / night

£328 - £796 / week

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from £74 / night

20

Holiday shepherds hut in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 88 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£500 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

33

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

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Filzmoos

Salzburg Region / Filzmoos

2 12 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £57 / night

£700 - £1370 / week

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from £57 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Barcelonnette

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £122 / night

£627 - £714 / week

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from £122 / night

(12) Excellent 

17

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  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) 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 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic holiday!” Located in a leafy, friendly campsite in Frejus, Place du Rose mobile home was comfortable and well equipped, with a shaded decking area where you can eat, relax or play games. The local supermarket is within walking distance and  …see more

from £71 / night

£313 - £491 / week

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from £71 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

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

(9) Very Good 

20

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £40 / night

£218 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Very Good 

19

Dordogne / Paleyrac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£192 - £518 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Very Good 

23

Holiday trullo rental

Monopoli / Capitolo

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £120 / night

£835 - £2087 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

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

(19) Excellent 

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Betws-y-Coed holiday log cabin rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Superb facilities in excellent location” Beautiful scenery surrounds this conveniently located, well equipped cottage. We will be back :-) Many thanks, Emma  …see more

from £55 / night

£259 - £459 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday manor house rental

Province of Siena / Chiusi

8 21 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

from £310 / night

£2166 - £3244 / week

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from £310 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday shepherds hut with tennis court in Bethersden

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

20

Holiday manor house in Penpont

Brecon / Penpont

6 15 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly

from £575 / night

£1750 / week

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from £575 / night

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Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £564 / night

£2387 - £3602 / week

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from £564 / night

29

Province of Belluno / Cortina d'Ampezzo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£435 - £1305 / week

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from £131 / night

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