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.
Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Relax around the pool, cook pizzas in the poolside pizza oven or visit Ostuni to taste the wonderful local food. Take a short trip to one of the many beaches or many of the several nearby beach clubs or read a book in one of the seating areas in and around the Trullo. …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill with swimming pool situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes. Private walled garden with BBQ area and hammocks. Wifi, games, dvds, books, bikes, dishwasher and washing machine. All linen and towels provided. …see more
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Aug 12 was our fifth visit to Moulin de Marousse and as expected we had a really great time. Peaceful surroundings and a large house means we do not get in each others space. Moulin has
everything f… More
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 an… More
The Wheelhouse is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Beautiful independent traditional trullo in the Valle d'Itria near Locorotondo with private swimming pool. The trullo has two bedrooms for four adults or five with children. Not suitable for young children. …see more
Nearest beach 29 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Unique 19th century Cave House with private pool set in lush tropical gardens, stunning 360 degree mountain views, nestling in orange and lemon groves, rural mountain location but facilities only 1km. Ideal for families, walking, cycling & nature enthusiasts. Sleeps 8/9 …see more
The Mill is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
“An excellent relaxing holiday in the heart of Rural France”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had an excellent holiday, the accomodation was as described which was perfect for us as a large family. The French people where very helpful and accommodating. We shopped at Hyper U in Fontenay l… More
The Mill is a great space for large groups of friends like we were. It was completely kitted out with everything we needed from saucepans to irons, bicycles to DVDs! The guys who own the house are inc… More
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again next year.
Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
An old mansion and cottage of amazing character and style, in a wonderful village location, transformed into comfortable, spacious luxury holiday accommodation. Suitable for a small/ large family or group of friends seeking a relaxing holiday in a true Greek village.A l …see more
La Belle Echappee ("The Beautiful Escape") A magnificent maison bourgeoise house set in walled and gated grounds of 1 hectare with FULLY HEATED SALT WATER SWIMMING POOL. Perfect holiday home for FAMILIES and FRIENDS with ENGLISH SKY TV and WI-FI, 600 METRES TO SHOPS …see more
“Great holiday home”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
We had a really Beautiful Escape at La Belle Echappee. Excellent facilities - beautiful pool, table-tennis, badminton, football, bikes, cricket.... and more. Very rural location which was perfect fo… More
Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent review for us, it was lovely meeting you all and hope to see you again.
“Well equipped house and large garden”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
We arrived in the middle of the night to a warm welcome from Diane. Our welcome pack meant we could immediately make hot drinks of tea and coffee and when our toddlers woke up early next morning we ha… More
Thank you very much for writing this wonderful, very detailed review for us which gives future guests a great insight. We are so pleased that you had such a relaxing family holiday and enjoyed all that La Belle Echappee has to offer. It was lovely to meet you all and we hope you will visit us again.
“Everything you could want - excellent”
Reviewed 10 Sep 2014
We had a fantastic week at La Belle Echappee - the house is large and spacious, the pool is fabulous and the garden is huge. With several small children in our party, it met all of our needs. Fully eq… More
Thank you so much for writing this excellent review for us. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the house, pool and gardens. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we hope you will visit again. The chickens and quails were certainly spoilt by the extra attention and treats that the children loved giving them.
Nearest beach 24 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful 17C historic manor house in the centre of one of Provence's most beautiful villages. Flexible accommodation for large or small groups. Immediate access to the facilities of the old town, with large private garden, terraces and pool. Garage and local parking.Un …see more
TRULLI BIANCHI is a nice property made up of three trulli and a new stone house surrounded by a garden with a swimming pool. The property rises not far from Alberobello on the top of a hill near a wood of oaks. In this place you can enjoy the Apulian landscape.
The hous …see more
“Fantastic accommodation and beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic week at Trulli Bianchi. The accommodation is very clean and well-equipped, with a lovely pool and outside eating area. The property is in a very peaceful location just outside of Al… More
Reviewed 28 Sep 2011
We have just returned from an unforgettable 3 week holiday (13/08/2011 to 03/09/2011)at Trulli Bianchi. The owners Davide, Sandra & kids were extremely friendly and helpful and are a fantastic family … More
We had the best time at this wonderfully appointed unique holiday home. The pool was cleaned everyday for our own use, the grounds around the trulli were quiet without being miles away from our sights… More
Beach front : are you looking for that special place to escape to relax and unwind; share with a love one; a quiet place to recover; then this is your piece of paradise. Exclusively for couples / persons who want the perfect destination to stay a little longerA place t …see more
This charming 7-bedroom, 14-person private holiday residence, is the perfect haven for all sorts of groups - from gourmet enthusiasts, through outdoor adventurers, to those seeking just peace, quiet and a chance to reflect and absorb local culture, cuisine and history
“The ideal French getaway”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
What a great find - the house that has it all!
You walk in and the luxury and attention to detail are the two things that stand out, but once you settle in you realise that luxury can also mean homel… More
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 valley
The …see more
A Spacious gite situated in an annex of a 18th century chateau in a beautiful woodland surrounding ,perfect for a family holiday, long term stay ).Situated in the vendée,Close to the Puy du fou and the beautiful beaches of La faute , la Tranche sur mer or La Rochell …see more
Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
You will appreciate the authenticity and comfort of the house, which were our primary concerns during its restoration.
Whether it be for one or several weeks, one weekend or a special occasion, come and be our privileged guests!
La Demeure du Bost has been recently ren …see more
17th century villa.
Recently renovated with luxurious furnishings.
Intimate garden and spa overlooking lake Orta.
Indoor pool with hydro jets.
Conveniently located for easy access to Expo 2015 without needing to cross Milan.Brand …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
10 bed chateau - sleeps 20 . Tranquil location close to pretty villages with all amenities a short drive away. Swimming pool and large gardens offer space for rest, relaxation and play. Great for large family groups and small-medium weddings. Wheelchair accessible rooms …see more
Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
L'ancienne école, a beautifully restored Correziene country house lying on the edge of the tranquil village of Goulles, with its own shop,bakery, & restaurant.The surroundings offer plenty of sightseeing and activities, or simply immerse yourself in the natural beauty! …see more
Our air conditioned 6 berth mobile home is located at Camping Le Dattier (a four star park) in the South of France. With its covered terrace you can sit outside and enjoy alfresco dining at the six seater dining table.There are fantastic beaches nearby, some only appro …see more
Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Nearest beach 0.2 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Situated one hour N.W. of Toulouse, 2 hours from Bordeaux and just 1 hr 30 from Bergerac, explore this beautiful part of S.W. France, nr. Lauzerte and Moissac, with good wine, good food and many delightful villages to explore and enjoy. Wake up to a watermill & relaxTai …see more
Sleeps 1-2/3. 1 bedroom hse. This beautiful 18th century folly benefits from classical proportions and tasteful restoration, to make the perfect unusual peaceful retreat or romantic escape. It enjoys a position in a cultivated private park with its own stretch of river. …see more