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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.



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(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Log cabin letting in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Shelduck Lodge is a traditional pine cabin, with its own fishing peg on the Duck Lake at Tattershall Lakes Country Park. It is the ideal place to relax as the Duck Lake is in a sheltered, tranquil part of the park away from the watersports but close enough to walk to if  …see more

from £90 / night

£380 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool in Skelwith Bridge

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location” First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST! I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy an  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent lodge in a beautiful location” Recently stayed at goldfinch lodge with extended family for few days. The lodge is very comfortable and big enough for a family and well maintained. The garden is great and the decked area is fantastic. Great v  …see more

from £125 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE WiFi An impressive spacious ultra modern lodge with incredable partial lake Views, Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. Ensuite showeroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Large wrap around decking area.BBQf  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £1050 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

18

Chateau letting in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te  …see more

from £492 / night

£1891 - £3782 / week

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from £492 / 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

(2) Excellent 

66

Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, and ev  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(6) Excellent 

41

Manor house letting in Baiao with swimming pool

Porto District / Baiao

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Awesome View of the Douro. Great House.” We have been at Palmira's Home for some days. The House is well located near the Douro River, in a quite area where you can see an awesome view over the Douro Valley. The Swimming pool is very nice and well loc  …see more

from £127 / night

£824 - £1408 / week

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from £127 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau rental

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
12th century chateau, former Donjon (keep), sleeps 12, 6 bedrooms (4 doubles, 2 twin) 4 bathrooms (2 ensuite). WiFi in all rooms. 20 acres of grounds that include mature trees, many species of birds, peaceful, tranquil, swimming pool, summer kitchen.  …see more

from £208 / night

£1450 - £1850 / week

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from £208 / night

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Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Historic opulence, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and vast living spaces makes this magnificent mansion the perfect locale for a secluded retreat in Maine-et-Loire.  …see more

from £543 / night

£2263 - £3164 / week

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from £543 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Vranov

Pilsen Region / Vranov

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliand and Beautiful” Such a great week away with the family! The hosts were amazingly accommodating and helpful with whatever we needed during our stay. We had lovely evenings spent in the barbecue hut by the fire, with games to play and dvds to w  …see more

from £32 / night

£211 / week

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from £32 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Nouzerolles

Gueret / Nouzerolles

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful place for a relaxing, family holiday” The chateau was perfect for the four of us, comfortable without feeling too show home and the August weather was great so we didn't stray far. The rural location is very peaceful but does mean that a c  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday log cabin let

Lake District / Borwick

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
Sunny positionPET FRIENDLY pine lodge Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A bright lounge with TV with built in freeview + DVD. Ensuite showeroom and a family bathroom, large leather sofas. Decking with BBQ and outdoor furniture perfect for a relaxing break.  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £950 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau rental

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sixt-Sur-Aff

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 63 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Rez de Jardin, chateau de Bézyl, is situated in the mids of a 96 ha of countryside, its fields, heaths and woodlands are managed as a nature reserve, its native flora and fauna can be enjoyed by walking its many paths and tracks. There is a small lake. We have roe  …see more

from £240 / night

£1677 - £2059 / week

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from £240 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Southern Italy

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tranquil retreat” Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014. We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination. Such a beautiful setting, peacef  …see more

from £110 / night

£645 - £1290 / week

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from £110 / night

(13) Excellent 

15

Holiday log cabin with shared pool in Northern England

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Modern and clean lodge with wifi in great location.” Modern and clean lodge in great location and fully equipped, wife very pleased with shower pressure! and kids happy the lodge had wifi. Site itself was secure and clean with lovely restaurant and le  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £575 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Montdoumerc

Lot / Montdoumerc

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Spacious manoir in French countryside” We spent a wonderful week in the Manoir which was spacious enough to accommodate our large group of 11. There was something for the older and younger members of our party. A splash in the pool or just a game o  …see more

from £706 / night

£4942 / week

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from £706 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
A budget family friendly pine lodge with partial Lake Views,Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. A cloakroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Child friendly enclosed decking and outdoor furniture.Entertainment in  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £1110 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Savigny-en-Revermont

Saone-et-Loire / Savigny-en-Revermont

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated in South Burgundy, Le Moulin Des Gobards is a haven of tranquillity. The home, a 200 year old mill, has been completely renovated to a high standard.*The max. # of guests is 6 as long as at least 2 are children under 12 years old. Add 15 euros/night/adult*  …see more

from £97 / night

£631 / week

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from £97 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Plazac

Plazac / Perigord Noir

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Very comfortable house in Plazac, medieval village near to touristic places in Perigord Noir, with private swimming-pool.  …see more

from £127 / night

£421 - £1681 / week

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from £127 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Richelieu

Indre-et-Loire / Richelieu

10 12 7 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau de Milly is a fairytale castle in the Loire valley nestled in more than 30acres of private grounds and woodland walks. Luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests.Huge Outdoor Pool area - 15mx5m heated pool  …see more

from £469 / night

£3278 - £5038 / week

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from £469 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Chateau rental in Grandcourt

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Living like a lord.” The house and grounds are lovely and take two days just to explore. Add in the fact it has a lovely pool and is all fenced including the grounds so kids can have a little freedom to play. You may even find a den we built in the wo  …see more

from £304 / night

£1520 - £2995 / week

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from £304 / night

(53) Excellent 

38

Tattershall holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely stunning lodge” Well where do I start Absolutely stunning lodge which was spotless on arrival . The lodge had been trimmed up for Xmas so made our stay even more special. 7 of us stayed on a girlie weekend away and we were all surprised ho  …see more

from £149 / night

£695 - £2045 / week

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from £149 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Northern England holiday log cabin let

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
Refurbished to a very high standard A large modern lodge in an elevated position gives exceptional views the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book, watch your favourite programme, chill out in the spacious lounge,or get fit at the Spa,& Gym.  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £1120 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Aquitaine/Dordogne holiday manor house accommodation

Dordogne / Riberac

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent location, great facilities and very very peaceful” If you are looking to be away from it all, this place will suit. the house is very well equipped, totally secluded in it's own beautiful grounds but within a 20 minute drive of Riberac. Tr  …see more

from £240 / night

£1513 - £2690 / week

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from £240 / night

27

Landes / Gastes

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 £58 / night

£294 - £1253 / week

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from £58 / 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 £673 / night

£4412 - £5253 / week

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from £673 / night

(2) Very Good 

23

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 £116 / night

£807 - £2017 / week

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from £116 / 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

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with shared pool in Meyssac

Correze / Meyssac

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Fabulous 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom manor house with large swimming pool and games room situated in a peaceful location.Unique location, amazing views and loads of space. Ideal for groups of all ages.  …see more

from £169 / night

£1051 - £2009 / week

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from £169 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

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

(6) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Norfolk / Belton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“I did not expect such luxury...very posh!!” I have stayed in caravans before, but these have been pretty cramped and 'make do with what you have spaces!'. When we arrived at Dreamers Corner, my partner was so shocked to see there were three very a  …see more

from £55 / night

£360 - £775 / week

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from £55 / 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 £93 / night

£589 - £1093 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Northern England with shared pool

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
Family Lakeside selfcatering, Chill on the Balcony overlooking the lake,  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £1120 / week

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from £85 / 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 £364 / night

£606 - £2101 / week

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from £364 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Pucon with shared pool

Araucania Region / Pucon

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Come and visit our place and this fantastic region.We can assure you wil have a wonderful holiday.  …see more

from £71 / night

£457 - £658 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday tower with shared pool in Spoleto

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Tower (120 sqm) is a X Century watching military tower. Ideal accommodation for a family of 4 or 5 persons or 2 couples travelling togheter. 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens (1 with fireplace), 2 living area and a Roof Terrace overlooking the valleyThe Towe  …see more

from £110 / night

£740 - £1093 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in South Cerney with shared pool, golf nearby

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent accomdation clean and tidy, great swimming pools on site and the fishing was great.” We stayed at Willow Veiw caravan owned by Rosemari Watson, the family had a great time and Rosemari was extremely helpful, the caravan is very clean and ben  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £665 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house with shared pool in Orton

Cumbria / Orton

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fabulous place to stay, peaceful setting, beautiful room” Stayed here as a birthday treat with my mother in law. We enjoyed the peaceful location, watching squirrels and rabbits in the grounds. The room was beautiful and kitchen very well equipped. B  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £630 / week

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from £75 / night