Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (941)

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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Chalet Le Sabot - Morzine ski chalet sleeps 10

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet Sabot is a renovated, privately-owned traditional chalet beautifully situated in the Vallee de La Manche, only 600 metres from the Nyon cable car which quickly links you up with Morzine and Les Gets ski areas, The ski bus serving Avoriaz and Morzine also stops ri  …see more

from £257 / night

£1795 - £3300 / week

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from £257 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Springburn log cabins Kestrel - Elgin log cabin sleeps 4

Moray / Elgin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Do you fancy a peaceful holiday in the countryside to relax and unwind? Then the kestrel cabin is the place to be as it nestles on the edge of a 5 acre woodland and yet it is only 4 miles from the county town of Elgin. A hot tub has just been installed on decking wi  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £625 / week

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from £61 / night

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Strae Cabin - Loch Awe log cabin sleeps 5

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
The cabin is located in a secluded forest clearing by a babbling burn, approximately 150 yards from Loch Awe. It sits in extensive grounds and provides the perfect location to be at one with nature in a truly stunning setting. Cabin has French windows opening onto a rai  …see more

from £55 / night

£259 - £536 / week

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from £55 / night

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Province of Sondrio / Teglio

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £103 / night

£696 - £2000 / week

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from £103 / night

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Longue Vue - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 6

Vallandry / Vallandry

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:A cozy chalet, ideal for families.3 twin/double rooms with sink. Bathroom with separate toilet. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, log fire, TV and DVD. The chalet has electric underfloor heating and wall heaters so is always nice and cosy. The kitch  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 - £2392 / week

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from £94 / night

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Jurenac family house, Paušinci ,Čačinci,Virovitica - Slavonski Brod manor house sleeps 6

Brod-Posavina County / Slavonski Brod

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
The Jurenac family house is for holyday, wher you can enjoy the beauty of nature, away from the evryday hustle and bustle and enjoy the various activities, let this be your best choice! Paušinci is a village in the Republic of Croatia, in the municipality of Čačinci  …see more

from £10 / night

£60 / week

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from £10 / night

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Willow Lodge, Holme Next Sea - Holme-next-the-Sea log cabin sleeps 6

Old Hunstanton / Holme-next-the-Sea

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • 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. It offers bea  …see more

from £134 / night

£535 - £885 / week

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from £134 / night

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CHATEAU DE LA VAUGUYON CHINON - La Collarderie chateau sleeps 6

Chinon / La Collarderie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
With views across vineyards and the château at Chinon in the distance, this restored 12th-century holiday property, once a 'theatre' of La Vauguyon, stands in a courtyard of buildings and is part of the owner's château, yet totally independent of it. Sp  …see more

from £76 / night

£527 - £596 / week

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from £76 / night

(27) Excellent 

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The Chancel - Wareham converted chapel sleeps 6

Dorset / Wareham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
The church was converted into residential dwellings in 1994 and consists of three houses - the Tower, the Nave and the Chancel. The Chancel still retains the large East window just beyond the alter area, which is now one of the many features adorning this unique house.  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Sloy Cabin, with wood fuelled hot tub - Dalavich log cabin sleeps 5

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 - £624 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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The Shepherds Hide - secluded, unique & luxurious - Thorrington shepherds hut sleeps 2

Essex / Thorrington

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
A warm welcome awaits you at The Shepherds Hide. A luxurious and unique self catering shepherds hut, tucked away in the heart of the Essex coast just outside Colchester only an hour and a half from London. Our luxury and romantic shepherds hut for two people is located  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Chateau Floran - Latoue chateau sleeps 12

Haute-Garonne / Latoue

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Steeped in history, Chateau Floran started life in the 12th century as a "Donjon", a fortification tower that was a defense outpost for Chateau Latoue. Addition of the stone staircase tower, (and windows & doors!) made it into elegant accommodation. This o  …see more

from £208 / night

£1450 / week

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from £208 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Puddleduck Lodge - Troutbeck log cabin sleeps 4

Lake District / Troutbeck

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Puddleduck Lodge is positioned right on the banks of the Troutbeck river which flows into Windermere. This lovely pine Lodge has 2 bedrooms and a balcony over the river.Puddleduck Lodge is fully equipped and provides very high quality accommodation for your Lake Distric  …see more

from £57 / night

£400 - £775 / week

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from £57 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Fields End Water - Badger Set - March log cabin sleeps 2

Cambridgeshire / March

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to our new luxury self catering rural retreats. Unwind and escape from it all. Badger Set Lodge is one of our 6 adult only idyllic lodges where time is your own. Spend your days fishing on our lakes, exploring the glorious surroundings, or just enjoying the vi  …see more

from £57 / night

£350 - £720 / week

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from £57 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Les Contamines-Montjoie

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £131 / night

£653 - £2000 / week

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from £131 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Carpathian Log Home - Brasov ski chalet sleeps 12

Brasov County / Brasov

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Spectacular log home on the outskirts of the forest , The Carpathian Log Home offers comfortable accomodation on three levels. The ground floor comprises of a high ceiling living room with fireplace and glass facade to the valley bellow, open plan modern and fully equip  …see more

from £114 / night

£696 - £1044 / week

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from £114 / night

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LA VILLA CROUZEL - Perigord Noir manor house sleeps 8

Plazac / Perigord Noir

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
In Plazac, in Perigord Noir, close to touristic and prehistoric sites, spacious villa (250m²) from the XVI century, situated in the middle of the medieval village, in a quiet place, with a big converted kitchen, a large living-room with satellite TV and DVD in front o  …see more

from £131 / night

£435 - £1740 / week

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from £131 / night

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49 Boat of Garten Holiday Park - Boat of Garten caravan/mobile home sleeps 8

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Description A bright, modern three-bedroom, fully furnished holiday chalet located in a 4 star holiday park in peaceful Boat of Garten. Perfectly situated for all that the Cairngorms National Park has to offer: walking, skiing, biking, water sports, Landmark Forest Adve  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Dordogne / Paleyrac

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £44 / night

£192 - £218 / week

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from £44 / night

(21) Excellent 

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PORTO DOURO CANAL BOAT HIRE - DOUROVOU LTD - Porto narrowboat sleeps 4

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
CANAL BOAT HIRE DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal.ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL The company owns a small Marina "Douro Fluvina" at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira.The boat is a 26ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.You c  …see more

from £166 / night

£566 / week

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from £166 / night

(3) Very Good 

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State of Mato Grosso / Poconé

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

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from £85 / night

£593 / week

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from £85 / night

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Bracken Cabin - Great scenery, close to nature - Dalavich log cabin sleeps 7

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
This rustic Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides a true log cabin experience. Cabin is situated in peaceful woodland setting in extensive, secluded grounds, approximately 150 yards from loch shore. It has a Visit Scotland 3 star rating and is spacious  …see more

from £60 / night

£299 - £761 / week

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from £60 / night

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Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

2 4 7 nights min

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

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from £44 / night

£296 - £583 / week

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from £44 / night

(133) Very Good 

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Pournami Houseboats - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 12

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Pournami houseboats has been operating houseboat cruise since 2007 in Alleppey and Kumarakom. We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on quality of service provided to our guest. Our new 4 bedroom houseboat is a full featured luxury hou  …see more

from £235 / night

£1385 / week

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from £235 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Trullo Bellissimo - Ostuni trullo sleeps 6

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
Trullo Bellissimo is a luxury, bijou villa with a bespoke interior design, sympathetically restored to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings.This ancient c300 year old building is set in its own tranquil 3acre olive grove, with stunning terraces (cock  …see more

from £199 / night

£1390 - £1590 / week

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from £199 / night

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Ardennes / Sedan

8 15 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £522 / night

£1914 - £2609 / week

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from £522 / night

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La Couronne - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 10

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:A cozy yet spacious chalet ideal for families or groups of friends.The entrance hall has a heated boot rack, large storage cupboard and separate toilet.1 twin/double room with TV and video player and one room with 4 single beds upstairs and 2 twin/double r  …see more

from £153 / night

£1066 - £4218 / week

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from £153 / night

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La Tour - Le Beausset tower sleeps 2

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
La Tour is a unique architect designed three floored building, using local ways of building and regional materials it appears to have been there nestling in the forest forever. It compliments the pine landscape and looks like a fairytale retreat. It is very popular wi  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(53) Excellent 

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The Count House at Okel Tor Mine - Harewood cottage sleeps 2

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
Unusual romantic retreats for 2 people - offering peace, tranquility and beautiful elevated views across the River Tamar. Ideal for honeymoons, wedding anniversaries (especially 10th which is "Tin"!), birthdays or just as a cosy hideaway to get away from it all. You wil  …see more

from £31 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £31 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Al Mulin del Isola  - Casatico watermill sleeps 4

Camporgiano / Casatico

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sleeping 3 + 2. Riverside. WIFI. A beautifully renovated detached watermill, with private pool, situated in a wonderful garden bordered by a trout stream. The cosy house boasts original chestnut beamed ceilings, and terracotta tiled floors, along with an open fire.This  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Grand Massif / Samoens

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £61 / night

£383 - £800 / week

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from £61 / night

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Engelthal Holidays West Wales - Cenarth caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Carmarthenshire / Cenarth

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
Engelthal is located in - possibly - the best holiday park in the area; a privately owned, static caravan at Cenarth Falls Holiday Park. It sleeps 6, the spacious master bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables, dressing table with stool and plenty of wardrobe space. Th  …see more

from £58 / night

£406 / week

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from £58 / night

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Domek Tatry - Zakopane ski chalet sleeps 6

Lesser Poland Province / Zakopane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A cozy wooden cottage situated in direct vicinity (1km) of Polish Tatras, offering breathtaking vista of nearby mountain ranges. The cottage combines the best in local wooden architecture with modern convenience and practicality. Up to 6 persons can be accommodated in 2  …see more

from £68 / night

£476 / week

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from £68 / night

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Blockhaus im südl. Odenwald - Mosbach log cabin sleeps 8

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Willkommen in Kleineicholzheim - weit weg und trotzdem mittendrin !Kleineicholzheim ist ein Ortsteil der Gemeinde Schefflenz im Neckar Odenwald Kreis. Unser finnisches Blockhaus wurde Blockhaus wurde 1999 gebaut und steht ab sofort als Ferienhaus zur Verfügung. Es hat  …see more

from £61 / night

£348 - £1079 / week

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from £61 / night

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Le Moulin de Salazar - Lauzerte watermill sleeps 2

Tarn-et-Garonne / Lauzerte

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets
Nesting in the beautiful countryside of S.W. France, this gorgeous old stone watermill houses four one double bedroomed apartments, all fully self contained, simply but beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Set in stunning grounds with a beautiful pool, a great  …see more

from £92 / night

£603 - £700 / week

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from £92 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Loch Lomond lodge - Rowardennan log cabin sleeps 8

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Loch Lomond lodge is a privately owned log cabin on the beautiful eastern shores of Loch Lomond and has the prime position on the estate at Rowardennan, with fantastic views from every window. The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area have beautiful views over the  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £860 / week

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from £140 / night

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Silver Birch Log Cabin, with wood fired hot tub - Loch Awe log cabin sleeps 7

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
This lovely Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides a true log cabin experience. Cabin is situated in a peaceful woodland setting in extensive, secluded grounds, approximately 250 yards from loch shore. It has a Visit Scotland 3 star rating and is spaciou  …see more

from £62 / night

£307 - £761 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Wisconsin / Hancock

5 17 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £154 / night

£924 - £3962 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Townhouse with private pool in Pollensa (Meneta) - Pollensa Town tower sleeps 2

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
This modern Townhouse is located in the old town of Pollensa just 5 minutes walk to the main square where you can enjoy its great restaurants and visiting their areas of interest such as the Calvary hill, the Roman Bridge, and Old Town. A 6 km can enjoy the beautiful  …see more

from £105 / night

£731 - £1461 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Excellent 

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West Virginia / Monterville

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £97 / night

£674 / week

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from £97 / night

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