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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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938 Holiday homes

(9) Excellent 

21

Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“repeat visit will return!” 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. such a lovely touch.  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” 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 sandstone with a gree  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £1320 / week

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from £110 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” 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 o  …see more

from £150 / night

£504 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £100 / night

£525 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Stuston with golf nearby

Suffolk / Stuston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Diss train station is 1 mile away with a direct line to london. The small market town of diss is a short drive and has supermarkets, banks, restaurants and many food outlets. Perfect base for visiting..Norwich,Ipswich, Bury st eds and its only 35 min drive to the coast.  …see more

from £85 / night

£325 - £500 / week

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from £85 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet rental

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well furbished. During the day there i  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £4650 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

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

(19) Excellent 

22

Holiday manor house rental

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Private garden
A spacious wing of a Georgian Manor House in peaceful rural Cheshire comprised of 2 en-suite king bedded rooms, well equipped kitchen diner, large comfortable sitting room and use of 1 acre (3600 m2) garden. The Llangollen Canal is 400m walk en route to the local pub.  …see more

from £110 / night

£698 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker  …see more

from £75 / night

£394 - £725 / week

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from £75 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

West Country holiday log cabin rental

Bideford / Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic lodge. Photos don't do it justice.” 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 the ph  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £854 / week

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from £69 / night

(78) Excellent 

10

Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its located within a short drive from most o  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £70 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Strathyre holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic, cosy cabin in a picture perfect setting” 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  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(45) Excellent 

25

Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely location, comfortable house” 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 location, which is co  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

23

Rowardennan holiday log cabin rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Rowardennan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Hoot of a holiday” 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 recommend having a delivery ser  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £1040 / week

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from £140 / night

(36) Very Good 

24

Holiday manor house in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“30th birthday bash” A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house! Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling the rivers and over the railwa  …see more

from £250 / night

£1950 - £2600 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Mosbach holiday log cabin rental

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Alles ist gut  …see more

from £60 / night

£339 - £1051 / week

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from £60 / 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

(38) Excellent 

22

Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Great hideaway” What an amazing, relaxing break. My partner and I recently stayed at pear tree lodge for the first time. From the moment we got there we felt spoilt, Louise and her husband Stephen are absoloutly lovely and made us feel very welcome.  …see more

from £80 / night

£535 - £1190 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

36

Snowdonia/Gwynedd holiday log cabin rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Log cabin hideaway” Good things come in small packages definitely applies to Bluebell Cottage. You will feel like you are in the swiss alps in this mountain hideaway, surrounded by the owners' 10 acre gardens and woodland, and with fantastic views tha  …see more

from £54 / night

£259 - £499 / week

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from £54 / night

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Ranua holiday log cabin rental

Lapland / Ranua

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
Holiday and free time log cabin, in the forest, beside lake, suitable for children.Year around activities.  …see more

from £81 / night

£500 / week

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from £81 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent wee get away” Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.  …see more

from £69 / night

£399 - £749 / week

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from £69 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Amazing!! Couldn't ask for better!” 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 supermarket has everyt  …see more

from £73 / night

£435 - £1077 / week

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from £73 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Cabin was very good. Views was excellent. Boat man Thomas frendly and very helpful. Very good week away fishing.  …see more

from £65 / night

£270 - £445 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Llanfor

Bala / Llanfor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Perfect short break,very quiet and relaxing location,ideal location for getting out & about not far from Bala so good for shopping etc lovely trips out too Barmouth arou nd Bala lake stunning views.cabin was lovely everything spotlessly clean all  …see more

from £55 / night

£250 - £495 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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

(6) Excellent 

29

Holiday log cabin in Offenham

Evesham / Offenham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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

from £60 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Altenkirchen / Helmeroth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £56 / night

£263 / week

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from £56 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Lodge credit to the owners” 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 and would recommend this  …see more

from £88 / night

£400 - £970 / week

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from £88 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Our traditional log cabin is located conveniently in the Lofoten islands nearby the Moskenes ferry terminal. If you rather want to fly to Lofoten, you can take a bus to the cabin, or of course rent your own car. You will stay in a traditional log cabin built around the  …see more

from £143 / night

£999 - £2319 / week

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from £143 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Offenham holiday log cabin rental

Evesham / Offenham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fully equipped cabin and a very attentive host, couldn't ask for more!!” Our family stayed for 3 nights in John's Primrose Lodge and it was outstanding. The cabins (there were 3) were ideally located for us to travel the Cotswold region in our car. Pr  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £550 / 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

(48) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely Gorgeous” Will definitely be returning, went away for valentines weekend, also got engaged at the Willow Lodge. Can not fault the lodge or Tracy they are both absolutely amazing. Will be returning in the Summer.  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £430 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Banavie holiday log cabin rental

Fort William / Banavie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ancient castles, distilleries, world class mountain biking, walking, climbing and skiing all nearby  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £770 / week

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from £95 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Northern England

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see” 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  …see more

from £215 / night

£1200 - £1650 / week

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from £215 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in North West Ireland

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
19th Centuary Listed Cornmill newly renovated to include 4 Star Accomodation. Situated close to two National Trust Properiies - Crom Castle and Florencecourt House. In the heart of Fermanagh Lakeland close to Upper Lough Erne. Activities include walking, fishing etcS  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Ballyconnell

County Cavan / Ballyconnell

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent place” Gorgeous place, beautiful surroundings. Log cabin was beautiful and spacious.very clean. Owner was very welcoming and helpful recommending places to eat out etc.  …see more

from £128 / night

£721 - £890 / week

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from £128 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Urgup

Cappadocia / Urgup

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Ortahisar is very nice and peacfull in hard of Cappadocia  …see more

from £34 / night

£212 / week

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from £34 / night

(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

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Dunoon

Cowal Peninsula / Dunoon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect location” Perfect location and dog friendly. Great walks on your door step. Great pub down the road for tea, Cothouse Hotel.  …see more

from £56 / night

£301 - £507 / week

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from £56 / night