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.
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church …see more
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi …see more
We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning locati… More
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
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A comfortable and stylish luxury log cabin set in its own paddock on a farm and riding school. Situated in a quiet countryside location, within easy reach of Mansfield, Nottingham, Newark and Southwell. Local attractions include Sherwood Forest, Clumber and Rufford Coun …see more
Nearest beach 65 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
• Spacious comfortable accommodation for up to 4 people in historic manor house.
• Well equipped kitchen diner, large comfortable sitting room and two spacious bedrooms each with a Super King Bed and en suite bath/shower room.
• Uninterrupted views of the gard …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Privately Owned GREY HERON LODGE is a luxurious log cabin set directly on the water ski lake giving you beautiful views as well as being amongst 360 acres of woodland on Tattershall Country Park. The lodge is well equipped to a high standard but kept in the style of its …see more
I booked Grey Heron Lodge after reading the amazing reviews on trip adviser, I traveled with my two young grandchildren, for a 4 nt break, Emma was thier to answer any question we had from the moment … More
“absolutely fantastic lodge”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
This is by far the best lodge we have stayed in and we have stayed in many!! So many personal touches - we highly recommend!!… More
“Perfect stay in Gorgeous Log Cabin”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
WOW what a gorgeous log cabin this is and we cant wait to come back to stay. When you walk in you feel like home from home but with a few extra luxuries. It has a real traditional feel to it and there… More
Nearest beach 150 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
STAY IN THIS PROPER LOG CABIN. HAND CRAFTED FROM 180MM SPRUCE LOGS (not machined glue laminated wood, not a timber lodge on wheels, but a real proper log cabin). FOXGLOVE LODGE HAS 2 BEDROOMS AND SLEEPS UPTO 5 PEOPLE.CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, WELL BACK OFF THE OFFENHAM ROAD …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan
4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
'The hoot' lodge 29, is a spacious log cabin on the eastern banks of Loch Lomond. Well positioned in the Rowardennan estate, there are beautiful views from the lodge across Loch Lomond and of the surrounding mountains.The lodge has four bedrooms: master en su …see more
Great lodge, really well equipped. Plenty of room for 8 guests. Lovely location and views. We had a great holiday. Location is fairly remote with a 40 minute drive to the supermarket, however we would… 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
Nearest beach 130 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Detached and secluded Log Cabin, with stunning southerly views across Historic woodlands and valleys. PARK AND RIDE - 2 min walk from your Log cabin which is a convenient and hassle free way in which to access Ironbridge and surrounding attractions. The new 250 space Ir …see more
Loved our stay at Willow Lodge. Bright, clean, warm, comfortable. Warm welcome and delicious pork pie awaiting us. Mezzanine a bit difficult to access for us 'oldies' but our tall, younger, friend cou… More
Reviewed 7 Sep 2014
Lovely log cabins above a gorge next to Ironbridge ( 30 min walk downhill 8 min back uphill on free park and ride service - recommended ).
Pork pies in fridge was a nice welcome . The kids played wi… More
Thanks Doug for your kind words, hope you all had a great wedding celebration. The Ironbridge gorge Cooling towers have become an icon for Ironbridge. Power station closes 2015 and most locals are campaigning for Chimneys to remain, I do think they look beautiful and enjoy seeing the changing colours brought about by the sun. Hope you all had a safe journey home and hope to maybe see you all again. Tracy x
“Beautiful and peaceful!”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
Stayed in the Huntsman Lodge with my husband,16 year old daughter and 9 year old son, what a lovely place to stay.
We were very warmly welcomed by Tracy , the owner, (and Addy the dog!), who showed u… More
Thank you for your kind words, I'm so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us and maybe look forward to seeing you all in the future
Tracy and Russell x
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
Old Trinity Church is a 5 min drive from the historic market town of Monmouth. Here you will find all your shopping needs. If you want to treat yourself, the village boasts its very own Michelin Starred restaurant, The Crown at Whitebrook.There are plenty of footpaths …see more
We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived… More
“What a wonderful week”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully restored… More
Nearest beach 33 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
This stunning Visit England Graded 4* holiday home has been decorated with light and air in mind. The vaulted living area with white walls and floor and original artwork has many windows to enjoy the uninterrupted views across the fields and pond. French doors open onto …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Newly renovated (Spring 2015), Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back. …see more
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 42 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Set within Tattershall Lakes Country Park, 5 Misty Bay is ideally situated to offer any member of the family a fabulous holiday. Tattershall Lakes has recently been redeveloped. The facilities & amenities are much improved and worth taking advantage of. The new outdoor …see more
July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners a… More
Reviewed 2 May 2013
We had 2 nights in this log cabin and really did not want to leave. The accommodation was second to none, everything has been well thought out. The views of the lake were great, especially from the ho… More
“Brilliant Log Cabin, couldn't fault it!”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
Myself and 7 girl friends stayed here for 2 nights in November. We were greeted by Gill, the owner, who took her time to show us around, explained where everything is and ran through how everything wo… More
Nearest beach 18 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Rural retreat on a small holding. Six berth 2 bedroom, Swift Burgundy holiday home, which is situated, on a mountain with lovely panoramic views over wide area. It is ideal for a peaceful get away from it all holiday, but with a central position for visits to Swansea, N …see more
Having spent a few nights at different places in Pontardawe, I decided to browse for somewhere a bit quieter and more comfortable as I still had a few weeks before coming home. Then I came across this… More
Thank you! We really enjoyed your stay, and Jilly (the dog) loved the walks and play with you . Hope to see you again soon so you can see more of the area.
“An expansive and relaxing environment.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2013
We felt so welcomed by hosts Eileen and Mark,
whose warmth and humor made us feel immediately at home.
The guest accommodation was surprisingly spacious as well as feeling clean and cosy.
It was m… More
Thank you! we really enjoyed your stay. it was our pleasure to welcome such lovely people to Penwaun. Come back soon.
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
Giving a beautiful panorama of the Black Mountains from every window, the mobile home is excellent. Very comfortable, warm and well equipped with all modern appliances in perfect working order. What a… More
We really enjoyed your visit, looking forward to seeing you again soon
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This contemporary log cabin is based 3 miles from the sandy beaches of the North Cornwall coastline. It boasts an open plan living area, two generous bedrooms with modern bathroom and stunning views of the Cornish countryside. Fully equipped kitchen with oven, electric …see more
Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula.
This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you mig …see more
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic time at Old St John's Church. The property is not only beautiful and comfortable but well equipped and located.
We did a fantastic 12 mile hike from the doorstep, taking in Hartsid… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Located in the Irish Lake District on the Leitrim / Cavan border, our luxury log cabins enjoy an idyllic setting in mature pine forest on the banks of the Woodford River some 7km south of the market town of Ballyconnell. The location enjoys fantastic amenities for angl …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.
Nearest beach 16 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Fancy a get-away-from-it-all holiday with wildlife for neighbours and only the sounds of nature to disturb you? Do you want the flexibility of self -catering with the luxury of a hot tub and private balcony?At Springburn, you are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and nati …see more
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill has been …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children;
Caban y Saer (Carpenter's Cabin) is just for two people and is set overlooking the river Hafesb in the village of Llanfor. It is contemporary in design and furnished with your relaxation and enjoyment in mind whether you intend to stay for a few days or a week or …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre
2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This well appointed log cabin can sleep up to 5 people and is well suited to families. There's just SO much to see and do in this beautiful part of Scotland.
The cabin is situated in a wonderful setting, right by a river in a small picturesque estate, a stroll from th …see more
We stayed here for a weekend in November 2015. It was a miserable weekend with heavy rain, but we felt all cosy and warm in front of the log fire in this great wee cabin.
Lot's of thought has been… More
“the cabin with everything”
Reviewed 11 Oct 2015
Nicely located by the river with the privacy of a small site but within 5 minutes walk of the village shop the cabin is equiped with everthing you could need for a holiday of this type although we onl… More
“A fantastic, cosy cabin in a picture perfect setting”
Reviewed 12 Feb 2013
Greeted on arrival by Karen who gave us a helpful tour of the cabin and tips on what there is to do and where to go in the area, many of which we visited. The cabin is everything we imagined a log cab… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
No.1 Howelston Park is a luxury, six berth static caravan located on a small, select site in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park.
It is situated adjacent to the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast footpath which is now part of the Wales Coast Path, and enjoy …see 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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
The Old sawmill is a recently converted 16th century saw mill set in the woodland near Lough Eske in beautiful County Donegal. The stone building is full of character and the sound of water rushing past the mill just adds to the feeling of peace and tranquility. Its a l …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
Nearest beach 21 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD librar …see more
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Situated in an idyllic setting within Hartland Forest, 2 miles from Woolsery village, this holiday lodge makes an ideal base to explore the north Devon and Cornish coastline, or simply to relax on the decked area and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Children will enj …see more
Stayed here for the Easter weekend with friends and it was fantastic. As one of the previous reviewers mentions; the photos really don't do it justice. The area with the sofas is a little small, but t… More
“Lovely Spacious lodge in peaceful surroundings”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2012
We stayed in the lodge for 1 week in july 2012 and had a very peaceful and enjoyable holiday.
The Lodge is spacious, clean and well equipped. We particularly appreciated the ensuite bathroom for th… More
Reviewed 6 Apr 2015
A really nice location, very peaceful. A great place to relax and forget your troubles. Fantastic to find somewhere for dogs. A great area for accepting dogs wherever you go. … More
Thank you for your review of our lodge Forest View. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope you will visit us again.