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.
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Foxton Locks lodge provides the perfect getaway from the stresses of every day life. You'll find a perfect retreat from which you can explore the glorious surrounding countryside and numerous local gems, including the famous Foxton Locks.Our stunning log cabin is a …see more
I could not fault foxton locks lodges one bit, The service was amazing and they couldn't of been more accommodating. Such lovely friendly place to stay. I would recommend to anyone. I Will Most certa… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Enjoy a romantic rural getaway in a newly built log cabin situated in the peaceful English Liddel Valley, Penton, Cumbria. The cabin is constructed from locally felled larch trees and has a cedar shingle roof, it is in a truly fantastic private location on the banks of …see more
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your stay here … More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
This lodge did not dissapoint one bit, it really is amazing and the views are unbeatable. The cabin is built to a very high standard and Dominique and Simon have furnished the interior superbly with n… More
“Fantastic cabin in lovely surroundings x”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Friendly helpful owners,we were so relaxed 3 kids and the dog loved it long walks then back to log fire to warm up,chilling in hot tub to relax and unwind with the sound of the river and the birds,bes… More
Apartment 3 (70m ²): The apartment offers accommodation for 5 people. It has a bedroom with double bed and a single bed and is accessed through a walk in closet room with large wardrobe. In this room one sleeps with the stars in the night sky peeping through the skylig …see more
Both cabins have been furnished to a very high standard with excellent facilities such as wood burning stove,sauna,spa bath,broadband and wi-fi internet,i pod dock. Rodel is a small peaceful village on the south end of the island it's a perfect base to explore Harr …see more
“Fabulous sauna, spotless chalet with every detail well thought out”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2012
A wonderful chalet, so well planned, with everything of the highest quality (I'd never seen Harris Tweed curtains before). The sauna was the best place to unwind after a day's walking or cycling, an… 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
Riverside Lodge offers wonderful holiday accommodation for families and couples alike. The standard of the Lodge is very high with a lovely log cabin pine interior. The Lodge is fully equipped with everything needed for a Lake District holiday.The Lodge has an open plan …see more
Enjoyed a 3 night stay with my husband to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Could not have asked for a better place, the lodge is cosy, warm and has all the facilities you need to provide a co… More
You just can't beat a riverside barbecue on the balcony, whatever the weather! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and you found the Lodge cosy and comfortable.
“PERFECT PLACE FOR PEACE, RELAXATION ,LOCATION & COMFORT”
Reviewed 29 Mar 2013
I found the cabin perfect for my family and two Dalmations, it had everything we needed to hand, felt very comfortable and also on a very cold snowy weekend we could make it very warm and cosy. It was… More
Thank you for a lovley review, we're really glad you enjoyed your stay in the snow. We'll look forward to welcoming you back to Riverside Lodge when it's a bit warmer! If you come with friends next time our other Lodge is only a few meters away. It's called Puddleduck Lodge, it's also right on the river, and both Lodges can be rented together.
“Amazing - can[--]t wait to go back”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2012
When we first arrived you could just tell it was quality. The place was amazing. Plenty of room and every detail thought about. It was a lot more spacious than I thought it would be. Bathroom is very … More
We're so pleased you had such a great time at the Lodge. It really is a cosy place, probably because it's all made from wood! Next time you come you could try the other pub in the village which is also excellent.
'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
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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
Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
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.
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
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
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
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Great place, great people, very friendly atmosphere....the cabin was fantastic with hot tub and sauna....will definitely be going again...just take plenty of mosquito sprays...:)… More
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Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Hello and welcome to our privately owned Holiday Home, situated at the Silver Sands Holiday Park.Located along the unspoilt sandy beaches of the Moray Firth, Silver Sands is the perfect base for short breaks or longer holidays. Providing entertainment at weekends and th …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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
Set in this magical winter wonderland Lappish village. Our log cabin comes complete with all mod-cons, including private sauna and log fire. It is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the National Park, but near enough for you to walk to all the attr …see more
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… 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
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
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
Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Our timber lodge, made from Scandinavian redwood, provides comfortable year round accommodation in a rural setting with views over our open fields. The lodge combines generous living space with two bedrooms (double and twin), integrated kitchen/diner, bathroom with show …see more
“Excellent lodge and facilities, peaceful yet loads to do.”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We had a brillant stay here for 1 week in August and our 9 and 8 year old children were upset to leave and i have to admit so where we. The accommodation is just like home from home and there's is ple… More
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
Modern Caravan with Double Glazing and Central Heating throughout with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. Shower and toilet facilities. Large spacious lounge and Kitchen that is equipped with cooking utensils. We offer holidays and short breaks (minimum 3 nights) …see more
Leginn Corn Mill & Millers CottageEnjoy a unique holiday experience in this recently renovated 19th Centaury Cornmill; a modern cottage has been tastefully adjoined to the old Mill building, this combines the quaint charm of the old with the conveniences of the new. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Nørstebu built 2000. 25m2. Accommodates 2-3 people. Cosy small cabins with combined living/sleeping area. Bunk bed with double (150cm) berth at bottom. Separate mini kitchen with two heating plates, coffee machine, fridge with small freezer compartment. TV, radio, WiFi …see 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
Runach Arainn ('Secret or Beloved Arran' in Gaelic) is a small, intimate glamping (glamorous camping) site on the south end of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. We offer luxury self-catering accommodation in 20ft diameter yurts accompanied by private bathrooms. We are an ide …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; 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
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
Experience the natural rustic charms of the Highlands in the unspoiled Czech Republic. Surrounded by woodland, lakes and mountains, ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, geocaching, boating, barbeque parties, weddings, hen nights. We have indoor barbeque / campfire, hamm …see more
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 g… More
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The chalet is within walking distance of the 'Flying Mozart' gondola. (approx 300m). Wagrain is situated in the 'Ski Amade' region with access to 860km of superbly groomed slopes and 270 modern lifts .The chalet is on 2 levels and has 2 bedrooms (au …see more
This is our second visit to this wonderful detached chalet. It is a good choice of accommodation for either a winter ski holiday or a summer holiday as we have done both and will definitely be booking… More
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
This lovely little house is deceptively big, as half of it is in the basement and therefore not visible. We stayed over the Christmas period and we arrived to a lovely Christmas decorated house. The … More
“So Brilliant we have booked again”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2011
Chalet modern warm and comfortable with charm. Has everything that you could need to have an excelent stay whether you are going to cook for yourself or go out and enjoy the local restuarants.
Duart is a recently modernised cabin, situated in approximately 1/4 acre of grassland almost on the Lochside, with stunning views across Loch Awe. The accomodation consists of,an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms, and shower room/toilet.The lounge …see more