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.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Neaum Crag is a secluded estate of individually privately owned properties at the Heart of the English Lake District and is set in 18 acres of south facing wooded hillside. Located a short walk from Skelwith Bridge in an area of complete seclusion at the foot of the Lan …see more
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
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 a… More
Reviewed 9 Jul 2013
Excellent accomodation, excellent location, excellent facilities,
Brian, the owner was nothing short of fantastic. He dealt with queries, came to meet me on the day of arrival, leaving flowers & a bo… More
“Excellent first class treatment”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2012
Fantastic booking experience and accommodation. Could not fault our weekend away.
Very clean linen and warm cozy continuous heating. The owner knows how to please and has every aspect of letting cov… More
A bright charming lodge set in a quiet circle of lodges with the advantage of Two double bedded rooms.and a single bedroom which can also take a cot.Laminate floors throught.Sit back and relax in the large leather sofas; read your book or watch your favourite programme. …see more
**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
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.
Two bedroom larger than averege Luxury Lodge offering splendid views over the lake. A delightful self catering experience with no hidden extras.Privately owned Mallard features a spacious lounge with a feature fireplace and electric fire, and two luxurious leather sofa …see more
“Loved it! Authentic. Friendly.So much better than a hotel”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2014
The house is very comfortable , with a traditional touch to it .It is well kept. Owner is friendly and always ready to help with tips and suggestions to discover the area and enjoy the surroundings.… More
A bright budget family lodge with an admirable partial view to the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book or watch your favorite program. This lodge benefits from Laminate flooring throughout.A fitted kitchen with double gas oven full size fridge& …see more
Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
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
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
A bright and open lodge with phenominal views of the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book, watch your favourite programme or just admire the breathtaking scenery.
A fully fitted kitchen to satisfy the most discerning cooks self-catering needs, c …see more
Nestling at the foot of a lush hill, surrounded by a heady scent of orange blossoms and lavender, Trullo Ca' del Fico is the ideal place to rejuvenate body and mind from everyday life. An oasis of peace created for people who love the colors, scents and sounds of nature …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
PEACEFULLY LOCATED CABIN IN THE HILLS SURROUNDING THE WONDERFULLY HISTORIC TOWN OF COCENTAINA.THIS IS A SIX BERTH CABIN- 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS AND A BED SETTEE IN THE LOUNGE. THERE IS A SELF CONTAINED KITCHEN COMPLETE WITH ALL APPLIANCES. THE LOUNGE AND BEDROOMS ALL HAVE CE …see more
Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Palazzo Portole is a large property on the edge of the charming, historic town of Oprtalj. Standing in a beautifully landscaped private walled garden with a secluded swimming pool, outdoor dining room, a tower with roof terrace, 5 stunning bedrooms, large living room & …see more
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is …see more
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.… More
“A peaceful place to visit a wonderful region”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
It was our second stay at Trullo Olivo in this wonderful region of Puglia and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The view is wonderful. Our neighbours were very quiet. It was perfect. The tr… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2014
We had a fantastic time and the trullo surpassed our expectations. We were really surprised how light and airy it was. And tastefully equipped We had 5 days of very cold wet weather from the Balkans … More
Glad you enjoyed yourselves despite what sounds like pretty freakishly bad weather!
Nearest beach 110 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Torre the Brancialino nestles beautifully in the Tuscan Hills some 10 kilometres from the Renaissance town of Sansepolcro.Being part of a remarkably restored medieval castle (where the owner lives) the tower offers the perfect romantic hideaway with comfortable accommod …see more
This is a typical chilean patagonia log cabin.Inmersed in a rural area only 6 km. away from Pucón,offers the visitor breathtaking views from both Villarrica lake and volcano.Antuen Cabins invites you to enjoy the exceptional landscapes that this lovely region has to o …see more
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
A lovingly restored trullo in the UNESCO protected Valle d'Itria between Locorotondo and Martina Franca, it is situated high on the border of the valley with an enchanting view across to Martina Franca. The trullo is set at the end of a country lane with a private swimm …see more
“Beauty and relaxing location with lots of history”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2015
My family and I spent a relaxing and enjoyable week at Trullo Vista in July.
The trullo which is full of character, is very well appointed with a fully equipped
kitchen and two luxury bathrooms. Th… More
I'm so glad you enjoy staying at our trullo. I hope to see you all again this year
“Just a fantastic opportunity to relax”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2015
I just needed to get away from it all, and I couldn't imagine a better experience. The trullo is cool in the August heat, and the pool is perfect for relaxing in the sun. The view from the pool over t… More
You certainly do get away from it all at Trullo Vista!
“Lovely accommodation in beautiful position”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2016
Excellent quality of accommodation with a wonderful pool with great views. Really friendly owners as was Rossana who looked after the place for them. We decided not to walk into town as we didn't fe… More
I'm sure the trullo was suitably restful after your tour of Puglia and Basilicata. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Vicky and Richard
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We …see more
“Fantastic value, helpful staff, very clean accommodation”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2014
I can't fault James and Trevor for their attention to detail and friendly service. We were a couple staying with our dog in September, a quiet time of year for the French season. The mobile home was v… More
“fantastic family holiday”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2014
Brilliant location - accommodation very clean and equipped with everything you need. Site is great various slides and swimming pool for the children and play areas. Nice walk down to the harbour for t… More
Reviewed 14 Sep 2014
We stayed with Thomas James Holidays for the fourth year in a row, that in itself speaks volumes.
The caravan was spotlessly clean on arrival, in a perfect location within the holiday site and well k… More
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Orton Hall is a 17th Century Manor House carefully converted into self-catering suites sharing a Great Hall and six acres of gardens and woodland.
The Royalist Suite on the ground floor is a period gem with a fully wood-panelled living room, impressive fireplace and a …see more
The Royalist Suite at Orton Hall was lovely. The place was relatively clean, the bedding lovely, white and cotton, and the bed was really comfortable. Stephanie was filled with helpful advice and was … More
Reviewed 6 Mar 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the Hall, fascinating building, and would imagine it is fabulous in summer! Very clean, very comfortable, thank you for the welcome pack!… More
Reviewed 11 Feb 2014
Stayed here for wedding anniversary - grand surroundings, very comfortable apartment and fabulous scenery. The apartment was amazing - perfect for a romantic weekend, or just a fancy w/e away. Great w… More
SHORT BREAKS discount on night 3 & 4 just ask NEW DECKING 90sqm RIGHT UP TO THE LAKE Nice up to date real log cabin with great views with full modern kitchen log fire in the lounge with 40 in tv dvd & sky tv with package with you 24in tv in bedroom with dvd full …see more
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 fantasti… More
From the moment we stepped inside we all started to relax. The Lodge was everything we needed and more a real home from home. The furniture inside and out was all so very comfortable. The … More
“Fantastic lodge in a beautiful lakeside location”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We stayed wth our 1 year old boy and were very impressed by the large, clean and homely lodge. The garden was excellent with a child friendly area and gated adult decking overlooking the water ski lak… More
Trulli Alto is a quality 3 bedroom/two bathroom family trullo. Beautiful views over olive groves and vineyards, yet just 5 minutes drive from small town with restaurants, shops and other facilities. Private full size pool shared with one other trullo. Suits families or …see more
“Wonderful time in Puglia - Perfect trulli in most relaxing place”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
We had a wonderful time in Puglia and in particular at Mark's trullo Alto (the bigger one). It was exactly what we expected and we loved the quiet and relaxing atmosphere. All amenities were of good q… More
“Gorgeous italian villa in relaxed & peaceful location”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2013
Gorgeous Italian villa with everything you need for a relaxed, chilled out holiday. We travelled with family & friends including a small child & we couldn't have asked for anything more. We've trave… More
Glad you had a good time and we thought of everything. Absolutely agree car hire is essential. so we specify that very carefully.
“Brilliant location and well equipped”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Trullo Alto in September this year. The view from the. Trullo is over rolling farmland and we enjoyed having our meals outside to make the most of it. The beauty of the… More
There are separate entrances to each trullo and they are screened from each other. We are also very careful about our guests to ensure that they tend to be very quiet couples or small families who are considerate. So far we have never had a complaint about other guests and several occasions where good friendships have been formed. In one case the guests at each trullo now meet for Christmas every year!
This two bedroom lodge provides a comfortable, relaxing "home from home" lodge ideal for a main holiday or as a short break. It is situated at South Lakeland Leisure Village close to road and rail links but in a rural location. The lodge has all the facilities to make …see more
“Modern and clean lodge with wifi in great location.”
Reviewed 18 Jul 2016
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 leis… More
Una river is a unique river& National park. One of the most beautiful in the world. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area with a satellite TV and air condition. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher and toaster. A refrigerator and coffee machine …see more
**Featured as the perfect destination for a honeymoon by a leading Wedding Planning website in January 2016!**
**Voted one of the top 10 most romantic venues in the world in 2014 by Women's Weekly magazine!**
Sleeps 1-2. (Or two and a baby/older child.) This beautiful …see more
This is a wonderful place to stay, idyllic, quiet, the perfect place for complete relaxation. The foile has everything you could need for a week, the only reason we ever left was to go to the supermar… More
Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Hi, my name is Palmira Mouta and i am renting my beautiful house at the Douro. I only speak Portuguese a little of Espanõl (but I am planing to start English lessons). Meanwhile, my friend João Paulo (John Paul in english) will help me with all translation issues if n …see 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
Swimming pool; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Fantastic position for using in the winter months for skiing,snowboarding and other winter activities within a short walk to the ski lifts,hire shops and ski schools,restaurants and bars.La Molina has all the facilities for skiers and non skiers and the rest of the year …see more
The Manoir (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and the Grange (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms) are nestled on the edge of the charming village of Le Quillio which is listed as one of Brittany's rural heritage village's, situated in a beautiful part of Central Brittany surrounde …see more
“Idyllic family gîte, everything you could need for the whole family! 11 month twins in utter toy & exploration heaven!”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2014
Having looked at a few gîtes we decided Manoir de Bolu looked ideal. On arrival we were completely bowled over by the complete attention to detail not only in decor but with equipment and facilities … More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
Rented the 2 properties for a week for a family get together. There were 8 adults and 5 children (all under the age of 5.) We had a fantastic stay. The houses were beautifully renovated , extremely we… More
“Beautiful house in tranquil rural setting with abundant wildlife, fantastic facilities & very friendly & helpful owners.”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2014
We enjoyed a great stay with two small children and a grandma in tow.the kids loved the pool and the trampoline. We spent hours playing ping pong in the barn with the swallows as our audience. Beautif… More
An impressive cosy family lodge with an excellent excellent position on the lake, Close to all the facilities. Refurbished with your comfort in mind. Sit back and relax in the luxurious reclining sofas; read your book or watch your favourite programme.A fully fitted k …see more
Pippy Lluest, which is Pippy lodge in Welsh is a delightful and charming two bedroomed log cabin situated on 24 acres of peaceful woodland/park land. the site in Cenarth is a well maintained and conservation conscious area where wild life and bird life abound. The cabin …see more
“Cosy cabin located in fantastic Welsh countryside ,handy for the beaches”
Reviewed 17 Apr 2013
During our stay during Easter we experienced bitter cold weather ,however we enjoyed the comfort of the cosy cabin to return to after a bracing walk on the local beaches with our Corgi .The cabin is w… More
“Wonderful holiday in beautiful location”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2013
We stayed in this log cabin at the beginning of March and have to say we had a really lovely holiday. We only read the previous review after we had booked and so were a bit anxious about what we woul… More
“Fantastic holiday, great for dog too!!”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2012
The cabin is in a great location, although you will need a car to get around. There is loads to see and do, Cenarth itself is very pretty with 2 nice pubs, the river walk is also great. Poppit sands i… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
THIS PROPERTY CAN BE BOOKED DIRECT WITH OWNER please scroll down and see details for phone numbers on right of page Paradise Lodge offers spacious one level TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE ACCOMMODATION with the flexibility to rent upto 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms …see more
This is an extremely well equipped lodge which if you want it it has it
Spotless clean and the hot tub is to die for
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lodge to anyone
Young or old
Jan has tho… More
“Absolutely stunning lodge”
Reviewed 10 Dec 2014
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 … More
“Beautiful lodge, gorgeous location, could not have asked for more!”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2014
Myself and a few friends visited Paradise Lodge at the beginning of July. The lodge is absolutely beautiful and decorated to a very high standard. The location is perfect and the hot tub certainly got… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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A very unique accommodation based in an ancient Water Mill with helpful/discreet owners on site. Set in acres of landscaped gardens in a little village, minutes from the medieval town of Melle, within 1hrs easy reach of Golden Beaches, Co …see more
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2015
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 everything we c… More
Thank you for your kind comments and for choosing to stay at Le moulin De La Combe :-)
“The perfect rural retreat! Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
We have found an absolute gem of a property at Le Moulin De La Combe, an idyllic property and grounds where we all enjoyed a fantastic stay.
The Property is a wonderfully restored Watermill, comple… More
Thank you Richard & everybody else for your kind comments ! When we started in 1999 our moto was that "We aime to please at Le Moulin De La Combe" it still is and always will be ;-).
Reviewed 28 Jun 2014
What a fantastic place! Lovely gardens and grounds, the setting is magnificent and the quality of the accommodation is possibly the best we have ever found in many years of gite rentals in France. The… More
Welcome to Dreamers Corner, our holiday home from home.Set within a well established family park, ideal for a relaxing break, family fun or discovering the delights of the Norfolk Broads and the beautiful East Coast.Wild Duck holiday park has everything you could think …see more
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… More
“This caravan is a real home from home”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
What we really liked about this caravan was all the little extras that you wouldn't get if you booked through the holiday park. There was a washing line, washing machine and tumble dryer, dvd player a… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
Excellent holiday home which was spotlessly clean and very well kitted out. Would recommend this for any family. Excellent amenities on the site especially for families and some great places to eat ou… More
A delightful character property consisting of a living room with fitted kitchen on the ground floor and upstairs a good-sized double bedroom and shower room. Why choose Brossac? Why indeed? Why choose a village, instead of staying in remote countryside? Well, for a sta …see more
“Brilliant place from which to explore the region”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
A warm welcome from Susan and Dennis to a really quirky little place located bang in the centre of Brossac. There was everything you could need in the Tower, which was very clean and well organised. W… More
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the area as delightful as we do!
Reviewed 14 Aug 2015
My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have tal… More
Thank you for your kind remarks. We're pleased that you enjoyed a restful holiday in our area of rural France.
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to holiday somewhere in Southern France where we could chill out and unwind. We found The Tower House and it was perfect. The accommodatio… More
We're pleased you had a relaxing time and thank you for your positive remarks.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
The Naseby Suite is a one-bedroom self-catering suite within 17th Century Orton Hall sharing the Great Hall and expansive areas of lawn and woodland outside.
The Naseby Suite, on the first floor, offers modern comforts in a period setting. The main open plan room has a …see more
“fabulous place to stay, peaceful setting, beautiful room”
Reviewed 8 Oct 2014
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. Bottle o… More
“Beautiful, relaxing, fun...everything you could possibly need!”
Reviewed 1 Jul 2014
We stayed in the Naseby Suite in May. We needed some rest and recuperation for a couple of days and spent a very restorative weekend recharging the batteries at Orton Hall. It’s an interesting plac… More