Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (940)

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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Bantham holiday beach hut rental

Devon / Bantham

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great little hideaway retreat.” A great little find. Lovely peaceful setting and quirky place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of life. Enjoyed breakfast sat outside in the beautiful surroundings. Superb location with bamforth beach just over a  …see more

from £65 / night

£398 - £616 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Loch Awe holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / 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 £299 / night

£2250 - £2499 / week

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from £299 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Norfolk 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

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Charming log cabin, set in extensive grounds by loch shore.Great outlook over grounds and burnPeaceful locationsGreat for nature lovers.Local wildlife includes Pine Marten, Red Squirrel, Red & Roe Deer, Osprey, Golden Eagle & Sea Eagle- Free fishing on Scotland&  …see more

from £55 / night

£259 - £536 / week

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from £55 / night

(15) Excellent 

10

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Dornoch

Caithness and Sutherland / Dornoch

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“ANOTHER GREAT HOLIDAY!” This is our second time staying here, had another fantastic stay and weather was in fact glorious! :)  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £590 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

6

Tiddington holiday yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £26 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Robin Hoods Bay

North York Moors National Park / Robin Hood's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean,homely caravan in good central location” We could only manage to squeeze two nights in as the caravan was booked but we had one day in Whitby and the next in Scarborough.the weather was rough but we were warm and cosy and chose to eat in the pub  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £450 / week

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from £45 / night

15

Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Le Bleuet sleeps 8-10 and has a second living room/games room in the basement, including a full size ping-pong table and a private garage. Le Bleuet is situated next to the Chalets de Vallandry Park  …see more

from £139 / night

£971 - £2881 / week

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from £139 / night

(1) 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
Luxury 4 bedroom chalet with contemporary decor sleeping 9.Open log fire with free firewood.This chalet has free WiFi, a private Sauna, in a small gated development with Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi and a great Bistro. Stunning mountain views from all floors and balconies  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1247 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lapland / Inari

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £142 / night

£994 / week

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from £142 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Monthou-sur-Cher holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Monthou-sur-Cher

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large, charming little castle, full of character, for 14 people : the castle and the outbuilding : 7 rooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 sitting rooms, private swimming pool, tennis, lake. situation : At the heart of the prestigious Loire valley, on the border of the Sologne and th  …see more

from £371 / night

£616 - £2137 / week

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from £371 / night

(15) Very Good 

13

Stamford holiday converted chapel rental

Lincolnshire / Stamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic cottage” beautifully renovated cottage,with everything you need for a great holiday peacefull and tranquil surroundings,easy to find and central for the areas attractions and very helpful and friendly owners.Very well equipped including barb  …see more

from £90 / night

£360 - £620 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £95 / night

£599 - £1112 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Log cabin rental in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 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 £115 / night

£799 - £1839 / week

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from £115 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Great Billing

Northamptonshire / Great Billing

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Peaceful clean and tidy feels homely” We have both really enjoyed our staying here.lovely hold at home bed very comfortable shower perfect lovely site would deffinatley come back came to watch motor go so not far to travel  …see more

from £74 / night

£425 - £499 / week

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from £74 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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
This beautiful, eco friendly log cabin provides comfortable, spacious, self catering accommodation for up to eight guests in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has bags of traditional, rustic charm & provides a true log cabin experience and is situated in a prett  …see more

from £69 / night

£328 - £782 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic setting” Brilliant setting, fantastic caravans in quiet gardens. Near to a number of beaches, plenty of walks not comercialised. Beautiful little harbour within walking distance. Whole family enjoyed our stay.  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Dunster

Exmoor National Park / Dunster

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Pet friendly
Salad Days offers luxurious accommodation at Dunster Beach with the charm of old England where the pace of Somerset allows you to escape everyday life and relax. Designed for couples only, this self-catering, boutique beach hut is one of England’s best kept secrets, b  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Mauvezin

Gers / Mauvezin

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The most beautiful, peaceful and welcoming place I have stayed in and all done with great taste and style.” Angela and Derek have created a very special place to stay in a glorious part of France. The rooms are all very beautifully designed and nothin  …see more

from £684 / night

£4488 - £5342 / week

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from £684 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Boathouse rental in Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
The chalet at Moorehall was built in 1964 as a holiday retreat by the current owner's grandfather. It sits on the edge of Lough Carra in South Mayo and is surrounded by forest.  …see more

from £56 / night

£342 / week

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from £56 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £67 / night

£265 - £295 / week

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from £67 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Altenkirchen / Helmeroth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £56 / night

£265 / week

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from £56 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Urgup

Cappadocia / Urgup

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Ortahisar is very nice and peacfull in hard of Cappadocia  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Eyemouth holiday tower rental

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
A recently-renovated large holiday house sleeping 8-10 in the Scottish Borders. Historic tower house – perfect for family and group holidays and exploring the Borders and North Northumberland  …see more

from £292 / night

£960 - £1480 / week

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from £292 / night

(13) Excellent 

25

Llandrinio holiday manor house rental

Powys / Llandrinio

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A magnificent place to stay with your family and friends.” We had the time of our lives at Llandrinio Hall. It was a truly magnificent place with fantastic facilities and highly comfortable accommodation. The massive kitchen was conducive to many a fa  …see more

from £495 / night

£2595 - £2995 / week

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from £495 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Orton with shared pool

Cumbria / Orton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Orton Hall” We had a wonderful stay at the Hall, fascinating building, and would imagine it is fabulous in summer! Very clean, very comfortable, thank you for the welcome pack!  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Conflans-sur-Anille holiday manor house rental

Sarthe / Conflans-sur-Anille

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Absolutely stunning!!” The Chateau and its grounds are beautiful and are a pleasure to leisurely stroll through. The cottage was lovely, quaint with lots of character and tastefully decorated throughout. Perfectly situated to explore the region, not f  …see more

from £129 / night

£359 / week

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from £129 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vallandry ski chalet rental

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“lovely chalet next to the slopes” We stayed in this chalet in January 2015. The chalet is as described in the PVR website. It is very comfortable and ideal if you like a lounge/dining table to sit around exchanging stories after a day on the slopes. T  …see more

from £256 / night

£1791 - £4206 / week

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from £256 / 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
Chateau Les Dryades is situated in the beautiful French countryside and is surrounded by 180 acres of land. It is at the heart of Les Dryades Golf & Spa resort. It is a perfect setting for a relaxing rural retreat. Sleeps 14 in the chateau.You will have access, at a pr  …see more

from £513 / night

£2812 - £3804 / week

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from £513 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Evesham / Offenham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Pleasantly surprised, good location for sightseeing” We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the lodge (much bigger than we expected). Tea Coffee, cake and milk on arrival and lots of extras you don't always get with self catering properties (line  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Meneac

Morbihan / Meneac

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Property Type - Second French Empire - Napoléon III - Manoir House Interior Style - Pre-Raphaelite, William Morris inspired, Farrow and Ball - Working Village location - Great amenities - Large Gardens - with Apple, Pear, Bay, Hazel, Walnut and other mature specimens. N  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

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Chiusi holiday manor house rental

Province of Siena / Chiusi

8 20 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautiful farmhouse divided into separate apartments. Large swimming pool and children's playground.  …see more

from £261 / night

£1821 - £3095 / week

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from £261 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau in Monte san Martino

Province of Macerata / Monte san Martino

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
Our guests are those who flee from loneliness of the big city, you may want to write, paint or just relax, together with those who love, in the absence of an enchanted atmosphere. A way of life so ancient and so new.We were not aware of the existence of the Americas,and  …see more

from £62 / night

£428 - £642 / week

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from £62 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Bratton Fleming

Devon / Bratton Fleming

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“We are planning when to go back it was that fab.” An amazing place, had a fab weekend away there with the Famley. Hot tub was lovly in the evening. Good location to go to different places each day. Can't wait to go back next year.  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £2359 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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
An oasis of peace created for people who love the colors: Trullo Ca' del Fico  …see more

from £118 / night

£821 - £2052 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Vallandry

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Superb High Quality Chalet With Excellent Friendly Service From PVR” The chalet is well located with a short (50 metre) up hill walk to a run which leads to two lifts. With good snow it is possible to ski back to the chalet door. It is perfectly locat  …see more

from £195 / night

£1364 - £4184 / week

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from £195 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Boat of Garten ski caravan/mobile home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely holiday home in a good location” We had a really enjoyable time at number 67, Boat of Garten. The caravan was clean, very modern and well equipped. Perfect for a family. The twin bedroom would be more suitable for children. We were not told how  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Meursault

Cote d'Or / Meursault

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
An authentic 19th century Chteau in the heart of the famous Burgundy vineyard region, next to Beaune and Meursault. Nestling in a beautiful and natural 6 hectare park, the chateau provides character and charm in an ideal, tranquil location.The chateau provides cooking c  …see more

from £1340 / night

£6650 / week

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from £1340 / 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

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from £18 / night

£112 / week

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from £18 / night

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