Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (955)

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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955 Holiday homes

(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 £76 / night

£400 - £736 / week

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from £76 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

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

from £374 / night

£1095 - £2156 / week

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from £374 / 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

(1) Excellent 

35

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

(10) Very Good 

42

Calheta / Jardim do Mar

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £87 / night

£815 - £1388 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Excellent 

39

Holiday manor house in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £247 / night

£1725 - £3276 / week

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from £247 / night

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Holiday chateau in Fecamp.

Seine-Maritime / Fecamp.

9 18 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £790 / night

£3158 - £5158 / week

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from £790 / night

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Pedrogao Grande holiday yurt rental

Leiria District / Pedrogao Grande

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £18 / night

£104 - £182 / week

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from £18 / night

(9) Excellent 

19

Kilmory holiday yurt rental

Isle of Arran / Kilmory

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Plav Municipality / Plav

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £38 / night

£242 - £773 / week

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from £38 / night

(10) Excellent 

28

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  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1230 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill in Melle

Melle / Paizay-le-Tort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.” Thankyou for a lovely visit. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather, we also found an absolute gem in staying at the old mill. It has been renovated beautifully and offered every  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £1295 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

19

Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Cenarth

Carmarthenshire / Cenarth

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool

from £58 / night

£406 / week

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from £58 / 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

£190 - £513 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

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

(22) Excellent 

15

Holiday shepherds hut rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Full of character in a lovely area” A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a very nice beach a  …see more

from £75 / night

£385 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Caravan/mobile home rental in Fréjus with shared pool

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Fréjus

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £50 / night

11

Holiday log cabin letting

Rutland / Oakham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £166 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £166 / night

20

Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Pienza

Province of Siena / Pienza

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £646 / night

£4518 - £5647 / week

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from £646 / night

(3) Very Good 

12

Glastonbury holiday log cabin rental

Somerset / Glastonbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Child friendly

from £99 / night

£1000 / week

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from £99 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Holiday converted chapel in Wing

Oakham / Wing

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Relaxing Break” We had a lovely relaxing break in The Chapel. The property was spotlessly clean, well equipped and with excellent appliances. It was the ideal place to explore the beautiful county of Rutland.  …see more

from £65 / night

£685 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

8

Holiday log cabin in Fleckney

Leicestershire / Fleckney

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Excellent lodge and facilities, peaceful yet loads to do.” We had a brillant stay here for 1 week in August and our 9 and 8 year old children were upset to leave and i have to admit so where we. The accommodation is just like home from home and there'  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 / week

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from £75 / night

24

Holiday chateau rental

Dordogne / Lanouaille

13 29 2 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 29
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £4550 / night

£11900 - £13900 / week

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from £4550 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£260 / week

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from £38 / night

(14) Excellent 

7

Isle of Harris holiday log cabin rental

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Could not ask for more” The accommodation was warm, clean and very comfortable, ideal for a family of 4. Our hosts, Norman and Leona, were very welcoming and very helpful. The surroundings are some of the most beautiful you will find anywhere - jaw  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 / week

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from £79 / night

24

Province of Palermo / Campofelice di Roccella

6 6 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £26 / night

£156 - £802 / week

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from £26 / night

(8) Excellent 

15

Chatel ski chalet rental

Chatel / Chappelle d'Abondance

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £229 / night

£1600 - £1800 / week

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from £229 / night

20

Chateau rental in Carlux

Dordogne / Carlux

14 28 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1544 / night

£6174 - £8184 / week

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from £1544 / night

(8) Excellent 

17

Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£1050 - £2100 / week

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from £150 / 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

16

Macot-la-Plagne ski chalet rental

Aime / Macot-la-Plagne

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £86 / night

£599 - £1299 / week

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from £86 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Audierne / Beuzec Cap Sizun

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£182 - £677 / week

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from £44 / 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 £559 / night

£2366 - £3571 / week

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from £559 / night

11

Holiday log cabin rental

Leicestershire / Melton Mowbray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £155 / night

£445 - £900 / week

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from £155 / night

(40) Excellent 

5

Province of Catania / Milo

10 23 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

La Guajira Department / Palomino

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £104 / night

£725 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Excellent 

18

Holiday caravan/mobile home in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£450 - £735 / week

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from £70 / night

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Savoie / Peisey-Vallandry

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £108 / night

£492 - £1966 / week

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from £108 / night

(24) Very Good 

63

Holiday beach hut in Strangford

County Down / Strangford

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect hideaway” Beautifully located amazing views especially on a sunny clear day. Hosts were extremely welcoming and informed us of everything that was going on in the village. Cabin is spotless clean something different if you don't fancy a hotel.  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

35

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

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