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.
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
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
“Terrific place to stay and people would recommend to anyone”
Reviewed 1 May 2015
Myself, my new husband and two dogs stayed here for a week in April. The cabin was excellent everything we expected and Sheila and Sandy were great hosts. The hot tub just topped off what was a wonder… More
We were delighted that you travelled up to get married and spend your honeymoon in the cabin.
It was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Sandy and Sheila
“Relaxing break away from it all”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
Excellent location for peace & quiet and exploring the surrounding areas. Hotub was the draw to this property. Owners very friendly & welcoming.… More
We are glad that you found the kestrel so relaxing and that the hot tub was an added bonus. Hopefully we will maybe see you again soon.
Thanks for your kind comments. Sandy and Sheila
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
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
It was our second stay in Vallandry with PVR - and it was again an excellent vacation! The house is in a great condition and perfectly equipped. Even though it is not "ski in/ski out": the walking dis… More
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
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
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
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
“Fantastically well equipped, comfortable, homely property in a peaceful location”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
'The Chancel' is a fantastic hideaway property perfect for exploring beautiful Dorset. The house is tucked off the beaten track away from busy town centres and is a perfect place for getting away from… More
“A dozen trips to England and this was the absolute best!”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2013
Our stay at the Chancel was fabulous! The property is picturesque, comfortable and outfitted like our home - not a rental. The gardens, where we spent many afternoons, are both peaceful and beautifu… More
“Fantastic cottage - homely, clean and well equipped.”
Reviewed 17 Sep 2012
Great holiday let. The property has great character and is very well furnished. It is very clean and extremely well equipped. Wonderful location with Corfe Castle, Swanage, Monkey World, Knoll Beach, … More
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
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
We had the most amazing relaxing weekend here. The hut is situated on a beautiful farm complete with chickens and ducks, a short walk away from the main buildings but it feels like a little world of i… More
Thank you for your very kind review. We are so glad you were able to relax and enjoy your natural surroundings here on our farm. It is what The Shepherds Hide is all about. Escaping the speed of the modern world! We hope to welcome you back in the future.
“Wonderful 'get away from it all' experience!”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
What a wonderful stay. The hide was beautiful, the location stunning, and the welcome warm. The ideal place to unwind and enjoy the outstanding views across the lake. Near enough to places of interest… More
Thank you for your review. We are soiled you enjoyed all The Shepherds Hide has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Reviewed 9 Jan 2016
We loved our New Years stay, a lot of quirky villages to visit be we could never wait to get back to the cosy hut to enjoy it. The grounds are so peaceful, would be sure to stop again.… More
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your new year stay with us and enjoyed the farm and local towns. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Happy 2016.
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
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
My partner and I stayed for the weekend. Lovely and warm lodge, comfortable and the facilities were top. Ideal, picturesque location. 5mins drive from Lake Windemere. We will be back later in the year… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your weekend at Puddleduck Lodge and thank you for the lovely comments. Being right on the river does make for a picturesque location! We will look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge soon.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
Myself, my partner and my dog all enjoyed a short weekend at Puddle Duck Lodge, the only complaint is that we couldnt get longer off work to enjoy more time there! We will be coming again next year wi… More
Thanks for a lovely review. We know just how Jet felt when he had to go home. A lot of people feel the same way!
We'll look forward to welcoming you back to Puddleduck Lodge next year when you can all try a few more walks. Hopefully there will be enough time to discover a bit more of the Lake District and some of the local facilities too.
“Peacefull relaxing and ideal to chill out with friends.”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
Ideal place for family and friends.I went with girlfriends for a chillout weekend.Very central for getting round the Lake District.Windermere and Bowness within 20mins by car.Plenty of footpaths aroun… More
We're really glad you enjoyed your second stay at Puddleduck Lodge and had a chance to relax with the girls. There are definitely more beautiful walks nearby for you all to try out!
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
What more can you say, great base for cycling and the fishing is good, staff very helpful. Peaceful.… More
Thank you for your review, look forward to seeing you again next year.
“High quality cabin with great facilities and classy decor for relatively cheap.”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
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 place compares very favourably.… More
“a lovely airy spacious lodge in beautifully kept surroundings.”
Reviewed 8 May 2013
we were lucky enough to be the first guests to stay in the rabbit burrow one bedroom lodge and spent a lovely, peaceful bank holiday weekend in the tranquil surroundings of this beautifully kept park … More
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
This is a lovely log home, very warm, cosy and homely. Extremely well fitted and suitable for any age range but not for anyone with mobility problems. We were a group of 7 adults and spent Christmas … More
Thank you Georgina, it's always such a pleasure to hear that my guests had a good time at the Carpathian Log Home! As for the lack of snow, mid January/ February is a safer bet for the snow lovers here. Give it another try sometime, we'd love to have you back!:)
The road leading to the house during snowy times can be a problem indeed, but only on the last 150 meters to the house, being very steep. Guests can park their cars safely and walk the last 150 meters, or ask me and I'll be happy to help with my 4wd car.
Thanks again for coming and looking forward to seeing you for a summer Transylvanian adventure too!:)
Reviewed 18 Jan 2015
Had a warm welcome to CArpathian house by the owner.
My husband, grown up family x4 and partners joined us with our 1st grandchild of 4 weeks.
The Xmas decorations were up, the turkey in the fridge … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at the Carpathian Log Home. I'm happy to hear that you found here everything you were hoping for, I would absolutely love welcoming you again in the summer! Returning guests get discounts too;)
See you again sometime!:)
“Perhaps the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2013
This was perhaps the best self catering vacation home I have ever stayed at world wide.
It is new, exceptionally large, comfortable, contains all the modern utensils one may need for an extended sta… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a few words, it is always a pleasure to know that our guests had a good time while staying at the Carpathian Log Home. You're welcome back anytime, this place will only get better!
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
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
We stayed here in a group of 7 friends in order to do some hiking and touring in the area. The caravan is comfortable and the site is pleasant, and there's plenty to do in the area. We visited Tomatin… More
Thank you for this informative opinion. We were on holiday ourselves and the reply slipped our minds.
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
Hired a boat for 5 days in May. if solitude and scenery are what you are after then this holiday is perfect. The boat base in Ferradosa is just lovely and 3 hours train trip from Oporto. The boat had … More
Reviewed 1 Oct 2012
I have just returned from a weeks holiday on board one of Jose’s Macgregor 26’ yacht and felt I had to give account of our experience.
I think the best way to do this is to give a moment by mome… More
“Far from the madding crowd, perfect for a family holiday.”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2012
We had a lovely relaxing stay in the chalet overlooking the water. The children adored it. It was a perfect family holiday far from the madding crowd It was wonderful to wake up to the peace and… More
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
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
We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thorou… More
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
“An unforgettable experience”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2014
We stayed with Pournami Houseboats during our honeymoon trip and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The boat crew was really friendly. Alappuzha being a non-vegetarian's paradise, we expected medi… More
We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed the houseboat trip. Thank you so much. Come back soon :)
“A truly memorable day and night - yummy :P”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2013
Wonderful experience. We had an overnight cruise with pournami house Boat. Me and my wife we really enjoyed the trip. We got a warm welcome to the boat. Delicious food <3 . The boat was neat and clean… More
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 the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and oli… More
“Unique and wonderful place with huge pool”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well eq… More
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
Reviewed 1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in th… More
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
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
Our group of 10 friends stayed at La Couronne over the new year 2013 for one weeks self-catering skiing holiday! The location for skiers of all abilities was excellent and the snow great! The chalet w… More
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
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
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-Christ… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're delighted that you had anther enjoyable birthday at Okel Tor and look forward to welcoming you back!
“Natural Beauty and Pure Relaxation at its best”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
The peace and tranquility that we experienced at Okel Tor far exceeded our expectation.
All of our needs were catered for in a comfortable and understated manner, which is a reflection of Nick, the o… More
Thank you for your review of The Count House. We're delighted to hear that the cottage exceeded your expectations, you felt welcome and comfortable and enjoyed the local walks and pubs. We hope to see you again!
“The best Birthday .... EVER!!”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed in The Smithy just before Christmas for my birthday and absolutely loved it. We arrived in the dark and woke up the next morning to a view of the mist over the Tamar Valley which was specta… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your birthday so much! We look forward to welcoming you back in December 2014!
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
We spent 5 days at this converted water mill and were very pleased with our stay. It is well situated in a peaceful location with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. We particularly liked the… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you found this lovely little house delightful and that you enjoyed your stay!
“A very nice house and Fabio is a great host.”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2015
A very nice house, your own swimmimg pool, nice garden, great when the wether is good.
The road to the house is a little bit steep.… More
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
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
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
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
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan
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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
Of all the lodges in the area, this one is probably in the best location. The views of the loch and the surrounding mountains are stunning.
The inside is just as good. It would easily cope with eight… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, very much appreciated.
“Beautiful location, so peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 19 Jun 2014
We stayed at Rowardennan Lodge for nine nights from 7-16 June 2014 and had one of the best holiday experiences ever. The lodge was spotlessly clean and well-equipped and it was lovely to meet Irene, … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Loch Lomond lodge and a big thank you for your lovely comments, very much appreciated.
“Another fantastic holiday”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Another fantastic stay at lodge 30 the new kitchen looks great. Everything your could want is there for a great relaxing holiday in ghis beautiful part of the world.… More
So glad you liked the new kitchen and you'll love the new beds when you return next year, thanks for being such lovely guests.
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
Our cabin was well-equipped and comfortable. The scenery is magnificent. There is plenty to see and do - the only downside is a long drive on single-track lanes to get to the main roads. Lovely, fr… More
“Cosy Log Cabin”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2012
This cosy log cabin was a mini home from home. It had a spacious living area, with a decent sized kitchen, and was quite rustic, but at the same time had the mod cons.
The location its self was a bit… More
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