Unusual rural retreats – quirky countryside homes

Unusual rural retreats (928)

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.

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928 Holiday homes

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Holiday castle in Chinon

Loire Valley / Chinon

7 8 4 nights min stay

Castle / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £187 / night

£1303 - £2605 / week

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from £187 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Resende with swimming pool

Viseu District / Resende

4 8 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £179 / night

£1047 - £1411 / week

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from £179 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

4 12 Min stay varies

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £195 / night

£1000 - £1140 / week

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from £195 / night

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut rental

Province of Trapani / San Vito lo Capo

4 8 7 nights min stay

Beach hut / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£698 - £2326 / week

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from £100 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

2 4 4 nights min stay

Trullo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 4 nights min stay

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from £128 / night

£725 - £938 / week

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from £128 / night

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Holiday chateau accommodation

California / Malibu

3 6 1 night min stay

Chateau / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 1 night min stay

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from £691 / night

£4514 - £4757 / week

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from £691 / night

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Magliano Sabina holiday manor house rental

Province of Rieti / Magliano Sabina

7 12 1 night min stay

Manor House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 1 night min stay

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from £218 / night

£1520 / week

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from £218 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min stay

Shepherds Hut / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £80 / night

£540 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Saint-Cyprien holiday manor house rental

Dordogne / Saint-Cyprien

4 10 5 nights min stay

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 5 nights min stay

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from £105 / night

£659 - £1225 / week

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from £105 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min stay

Shepherds Hut / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 2 nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min stay

Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 13 / 2 nights min stay

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from £200 / night

£1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ski chateau to rent in Plaigne

Aude / Plaigne

10 22 Min stay varies

Chateau / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 22 / Min stay varies

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from £1241 / night

£4342 - £5117 / week

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from £1241 / night

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Beach hut rental in Jardim do Mar with swimming pool

Calheta / Jardim do Mar

2 6 Min stay varies

Beach hut / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £59 / night

£760 - £901 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tours holiday chateau rental

Loire Valley / Tours

9 18 7 nights min stay

Chateau / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / 7 nights min stay

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from £942 / night

£6590 / week

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from £942 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Mauvezin

Gers / Mauvezin

10 20 Min stay varies

Manor House / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £466 / night

£3101 - £4845 / week

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from £466 / night

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Holiday manor house rental

Gers / Montreal-du-Gers

9 12 7 nights min stay

Manor House / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 7 nights min stay

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from £621 / night

£4342 / week

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from £621 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor holiday chateau rental

Tarn / Cambounet-Sur-le-Sor

21 43 Min stay varies

Chateau / 21 bedrooms / sleeps 43 / Min stay varies

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from £31 / night

£82 - £2388 / week

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from £31 / night

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Gressoney-la-Trinité ski chalet rental

Valle d'Aosta / Gressoney-la-Trinité

3 6 7 nights min stay

Ski Chalet / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £133 / night

£931 - £1086 / week

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from £133 / night

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Holiday chateau in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

8 23 2 nights min stay

Chateau / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 23 / 2 nights min stay

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from £407 / night

£2597 - £5373 / week

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from £407 / night

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Verbania ski chalet rental

Lake Maggiore / Verbania

3 6 2 nights min stay

Ski Chalet / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 2 nights min stay

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from £39 / night

£272 - £3256 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Seillans

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Seillans

7 14 Min stay varies

Manor House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £250 / night

£1750 - £2950 / week

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from £250 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Manor house letting in Bressuire

Deux-Sevres / Bressuire

5 15 7 nights min stay

Manor House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / 7 nights min stay

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from £143 / night

£1000 - £2100 / week

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from £143 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Karigasniemi

Lapland / Karigasniemi

2 6 3 nights min stay

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £117 / night

£814 - £5807 / week

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from £117 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Watermill rental in Confolens with swimming pool

Charente / Confolens

4 9 Min stay varies

Watermill / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Bize-Minervois

Aude / Bize-Minervois

4 10 5 nights min stay

Manor House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 5 nights min stay

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from £140 / night

£977 / week

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from £140 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Manor house to rent in Navarrenx

Bearn / Araujuzon

7 14 7 nights min stay

Manor House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 7 nights min stay

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from £500 / night

£3500 - £4500 / week

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from £500 / night

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Ski chalet in La Molina

Girona Province / La Molina

3 8 Min stay varies

Ski Chalet / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £187 / night

£1318 - £1524 / week

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from £187 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with tennis court in Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

Sarthe / Malicorne-sur-Sarthe

9 15 Min stay varies

Chateau / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 15 / Min stay varies

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from £295 / night

£2000 - £9905 / week

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from £295 / night

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Manor house rental in Saint Severin

Dordogne / Saint Severin

7 16 5 nights min stay

Manor House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 16 / 5 nights min stay

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from £233 / night

£1551 / week

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from £233 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / Min stay varies

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from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Netherbury

Bridport / Netherbury

2 4 2 nights min stay

Shepherds Hut / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 2 nights min stay

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from £90 / night

£600 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Good 

1 / 20

Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Castiglione di Sicilia

Province of Catania / Castiglione di Sicilia

6 14 Min stay varies

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / Min stay varies

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from £258 / night

£1543 - £4266 / week

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from £258 / night

(3) Very Good 

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L'Hermenault holiday watermill rental

Vendee / L'Hermenault

4 12 Min stay varies

Watermill / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £175 / night

£800 - £1895 / week

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from £175 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill rental

Vendee / L'Hermenault

7 20 Min stay varies

Watermill / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £200 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Eyemouth

Scottish Borders / Eyemouth

4 10 Min stay varies

Tower / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £292 / night

£995 - £1410 / week

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from £292 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

4 9 7 nights min stay

Trullo / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 7 nights min stay

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from £202 / night

£1411 - £2256 / week

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from £202 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Ski chalet in Dienten am Hochkönig

Salzburg Region / Dienten am Hochkönig

5 10 7 nights min stay

Ski Chalet / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 7 nights min stay

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from £111 / night

£772 - £1780 / week

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from £111 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 6 Min stay varies

Trullo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £164 / night

£1150 - £2250 / week

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from £164 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Saint Andre Les Alpes holiday chateau rental

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint Andre Les Alpes

6 18 7 nights min stay

Chateau / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / 7 nights min stay

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from £554 / night

£3876 / week

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from £554 / night

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Holiday chateau in Larressingle

Condom / Larressingle

3 8 2 nights min stay

Chateau / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 2 nights min stay

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from £1163 / night

£2946 / week

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from £1163 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Gorron

Mayenne / Gorron

5 20 3 nights min stay

Manor House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / 3 nights min stay

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from £300 / night

£2125 / week

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from £300 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cave house accommodation in Alicante with swimming pool

Alicante province / Alicante

4 9 Min stay varies

Cave house / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£310 - £1000 / week

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from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Blaich

Fort William / Blaich

2 4 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £85 / night

£665 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie / Rattray

3 6 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

Trullo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £121 / night

£853 - £1783 / week

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from £121 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tind

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 3 nights min stay

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 3 nights min stay

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from £179 / night

£899 - £1179 / week

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from £179 / night

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Holiday chateau in Condom

Gers / Condom

1 15 1 night min stay

Chateau / 1 bedroom / sleeps 15 / 1 night min stay

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from £1156 / night

£2946 / week

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from £1156 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

Boathouse / 1 bedroom / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £85 / night

£475 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Gap ski chalet rental

Hautes-Alpes / Gap

2 4 Min stay varies

Ski Chalet / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £101 / night

£407 - £684 / week

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from £101 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Somerford Keynes holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

2 4 Min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £60 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £60 / night

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