Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (937)

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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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

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“C14” Beautiful caravan lovely and clean bit noisy at the weekend from the entertainment we have a 2 year old with us and the singing woke her up but that's me being picky will try to come back next year as we love Lossiemouth.  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £620 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

12 27 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
Christmas Special - see our website for details - www.chaletheidi.eu Please note Winter prices are for HALF-BOARD Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suit  …see more

from £25 / night

£363 - £12225 / week

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from £25 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Dunoon holiday log cabin rental

Cowal Peninsula / Dunoon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 - £756 / 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

 …see more

from £40 / night

£176 - £844 / week

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from £40 / night

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Bruck an der Grossglocknerstrasse with shared pool

Salzburg Region / Bruck an der Grossglocknerstrasse

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Two bedroom caravan located on the award winning campsite 'Sportcamp Woferlgut'.Situated in the middle of the sports region of Zell am See-Kaprun and the Hohe Tauern National Park. The spacious campsite is both beautiful and modern.Facilities i  …see more

from £39 / night

£272 - £423 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Enjoyed my stay” Excellent caravan it was nice and clean. The park is fantastic. The site is itself is lovely and quiet.  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool in Pemuteran

Gerokgak / Pemuteran

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A hidden pearl” This is a perfect place for people who likes to experience places that are autentic and want to experience the real Bali. We stayed in a fantastic cottage with outdoor bathroom with the most beautiful view. Imagine how fantastic it is  …see more

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Average 

17

Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £44 / night

£294 - £578 / week

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from £44 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £52 / night

£475 - £518 / week

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from £52 / night

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Montalbert ski chalet rental

Savoie / Montalbert

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A great 4 bedroomed chalet apartment in the resort of Plagne Montalbert, a great French village in one of the world biggest ski areas  …see more

from £143 / night

£999 - £3299 / week

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from £143 / night

(18) Excellent 

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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
“Simply amazing” This is the second time we have stayed at the Locksley log cabin and again didn't disappoint. A beautiful well equipped cabin with everything you could possibly need. The children loved the trampoline and stroking the horses.Debbie lis  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 / week

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from £80 / 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 £349 / night

£2250 - £2499 / week

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from £349 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Caherdaniel holiday manor house rental

County Kerry / Caherdaniel

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“A Jewel on the Ring of Kerry” We rented the entire property - the House, Cottage, Stables and Pier Cottage - for an Irish heritage (American) family reunion of more than 40 family members. The high quality of the accommodations, the incomparable beau  …see more

from £201 / night

£2069 - £3190 / week

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from £201 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Biddenden holiday log cabin rental

Kent / Biddenden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto  …see more

from £100 / night

£420 - £748 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) 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 8 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautifully situated holiday home with it’s own private garden, which is perfect for sunbathing and taking in the breath taking views. Enjoy the resort’s facilities as well as some of the World’s most famous places and historic sites nearby. Our 6 b  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

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Le Beausset holiday tower rental

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
La Daby is a magical, tranquil, and fun place to have a holiday. The houses can be rented separately, as they have their own terraces and privacy surrounded by pine trees; or rented together. This works well if you are a group of families or friends.<br />Four Pea  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Another wonderful birthday treat” Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christmas chill out.  …see more

from £35 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £35 / night

21

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £95 / night

£625 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Average 

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Laax ski chalet rental

Canton of Graubunden / Laax

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Laax Treetops is the place to stay; sophisticated enough for discerning skiers, welcoming to beginners, radical enough for snowboarders, lively enough for night owls, peaceful enough for those seeking serenity, perfect for winter skiing, summer hiking and biking.  …see more

from £111 / night

£776 - £1940 / week

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from £111 / night

(23) 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) 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 - £1320 / week

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from £90 / night

20

Holiday chateau in Fromental

Haute-Vienne / Fromental

7 24 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chateau de Montare sits in 36 hectares of private grounds and is hidden away, surrounded by forests and country side. This family friendly environment is perfect for children!  …see more

from £1138 / night

£4550 - £4708 / week

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from £1138 / night

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Holiday manor house in Barcelos

Braga District / Barcelos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Casa da Pousada in Barcelos Portugal, is an outcome of the Araújo family vision, a northern Portuguese family, known for enjoying sharing their experiences, customs and traditions, after all, it’s a region of hospitable and friendly people. Reborn from the  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Bratton Fleming

Devon / Bratton Fleming

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Mockham Down Farm is situated off a quiet Devon lane on the edge of Exmoor but close to Barnstaple and surrounding areas,There is gated off parking for cars. The garden overlooks farm land and the sea view in the distance The Log Cabin has Large Decking area and fully  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £1360 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
Charming log cabin with stunning views over beautiful Loch Awe and the mountains beyond. The cabin sits on extensive, secluded grounds on the loch shore and provides the perfect location to be at one with nature in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Cabin has Fr  …see more

from £60 / night

£299 - £599 / week

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from £60 / 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
This 245m2 four-storey house near Sarlat has been recently refurnished to ensure that the living areas are comfortable and modern. A spacious home with a fully equipped kitchen,grand dining room,spacious living area,4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large balcony and a patio  …see more

from £173 / night

£819 - £1363 / week

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from £173 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Altenkirchen / Helmeroth

1 2 2 nights min

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

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from £57 / night

£268 / week

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from £57 / 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
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

from £70 / night

£392 - £896 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Old Hunstanton

Old Hunstanton / Holme-next-the-Sea

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Willow Lodge is our luxury wooden lodge, tucked away down a small village lane, only a short walk from both the beach and the local pub/restaurant. It is excellently positioned to enjoy the north Norfolk Coast and its many beautiful villages and beaches<br />Luxu  …see more

from £130 / night

£560 - £885 / week

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from £130 / 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 £374 / night

£621 - £2156 / week

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from £374 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Rugat

Province of Valencia / Rugat

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“First class holiday” We arrived late but were met by the manageress and made welcome. The following morning I made a comment to her before going out but when we arrived back later the problem had been rectified and we had the same attention to detail  …see more

from £13 / night

£85 - £300 / week

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from £13 / 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
“Great caravan and location, this was our third visit to France and by far the best.” Siblu site Le Montourey can be difficult to find, watch for small signs from D4.(exit right La Palmerie) Caravan situated on an ideal location on an excellent site,  …see more

from £71 / night

£313 - £491 / week

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from £71 / 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 £263 / night

£1837 - £3121 / week

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from £263 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Bourg holiday chateau rental

Gironde / Bourg

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Within Côtes de Bourg vineyard appellation this residence is central to the entire Bordeaux wine territory.  …see more

from £108 / night

£432 / week

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from £108 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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
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  …see more

from £118 / night

£427 - £99999 / week

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from £118 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home letting

East Sussex / Hastings

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful setting. Very clean and lovely hosts.” Fantastic quiet and peaceful holiday. Girls loved the tree swing. Views were lovely. Maggie and her family gave us a very warm welcome.  …see more

from £63 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £63 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in March

Cambridgeshire / March

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“High quality cabin with great facilities and classy decor for relatively cheap.” I almost don't want to write this review as I feel I've found a real gem of a place. I stay in a lot of high end hotels while I travel with work and I have to say this p  …see more

from £57 / night

£350 - £720 / week

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from £57 / night

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Castillejar holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Castillejar

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly restored cave houses situated in the village of Castillejar offers a unique holiday experience in friendly rural surroundings. The houses have been refurbished to a high standard, but still retains a rustic style with many unique features.The amazing natur  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Trullo rental in Ostuni with swimming pool

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful trullo with private swimming pool (5m x 10m) situated in Ostuni (Contrada Chiobbica, 8 kms from Ostuni city center), surrounded by 10.000 m2 of land (olive trees, almond trees, fig trees etc...). The trullo has 7 cones : 2 bedrooms (one bedroom with a double b  …see more

from £121 / night

£690 - £1380 / week

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from £121 / night