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Unusual rural retreats (134)

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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134 Holiday homes

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20

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £40 / night

£218 - £235 / week

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from £40 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Santa and Winter Breaks in Lapland - Akaslompolo log cabin sleeps 4

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
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

from £75 / night

£450 - £1114 / week

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from £75 / night

24

Laax / Surselva

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski

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from £199 / night

£1548 / week

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from £199 / night

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Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £243 / night

£740 - £1696 / week

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from £243 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Haus Lowe - Pongau ski chalet sleeps 6

Filzmoos / Pongau

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Haus Lowe was built in December 2004. It has 5 self catering apartments sleeping up to a total of 20 adults (2 x two bedroom apartments, 2 x one bedroom apartments and a studio apartment. All apartments have private en-suite facilities. There is a small bar, heated s  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

19

Plav Municipality / Plav

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £39 / night

£244 - £780 / week

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from £39 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Chalet de l'Ours - Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise ski chalet sleeps 8

Savoie / Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Chalet de l'Ours is a traditional farmhouse in the charming ski resort of Sainte Foy-Tarentaise. At 115sqm it is considerably larger than most 3 bedroom apartments and offers a very large open plan living/dining/kitchen area with some stunning mountain views. Please se  …see more

from £165 / night

£660 - £4600 / week

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from £165 / night

16

Vosges / Gerardmer

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary

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from £135 / night

£548 - £896 / week

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from £135 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Chalet Heidi - Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser ski chalet sleeps 27

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

12 27 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
Please note prices are PER PERSON Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, Balcony, Satellite TV, clock radio with Ipod dock, Telephone, WiFi  …see more

from £25 / night

£171 / week

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from £25 / night

(3) Good 

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La Taupiniere - Moleson ski chalet sleeps 9

La Gruyere / Moleson

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Our traditional-style, wooden, detached chalet has five bedrooms, sleeping up to 9 guests, and has the luxury of a private, indoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 10ft) and large sauna. The chalet enjoys lovely views and is the ideal base for your Swiss holiday, offering a  …see more

from £145 / night

£1015 - £2590 / week

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from £145 / night

(2) Very Good 

17

Savoie / Aigueblanche

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£348 / week

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from £53 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Province of Trento / Molveno

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ski

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from £69 / night

£479 - £1035 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Very Good 

5

Valle d'Aosta / Gressoney-la-Trinité

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

(11) Very Good 

20

Dienten Cabin - Dienten am Hochkönig ski chalet sleeps 10

Salzburg Region / Dienten am Hochkönig

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Dienten Cabin is a charming, cozy mountain chalet ideally located for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and biking in the Hochkönig region of Austria. Just 1 hour from Salzburg airport, the chalet consists of two apartments or can be rented whole for larger groups. The pric  …see more

from £161 / night

£866 - £2170 / week

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from £161 / night

37

Canton of Vaud / Leysin

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £239 / night

£1270 - £2540 / week

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from £239 / night

20

Marie-Galante - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 16

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 16 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.5 double/twin rooms (1 with private en-suite) and 1 quadruple bunk room (2 x double/twin bunk beds, great for kids).Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, chair, log fire, French Satellite  …see more

from £373 / night

£2605 - £7900 / week

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from £373 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Abondance

1 6 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£244 / week

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from £44 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Haus Spencer - Filzmoos ski chalet sleeps 12

Salzburg Region / Filzmoos

2 12 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Haus Spencer occupies a lovely position near the centre of the village of Filzmoos. Filzmoos is an attractive, traditional Austrian village set amidst magnificent scenery at the foot of the Bischofsmutze Mountain and Dachstein glacier, conveniently located only 45 minut  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 - £1674 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Excellent 

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ABI Elan, new for 2016, Number 14 - Boat of Garten caravan/mobile home sleeps 6

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
New static caravan furnished to a high standard with views over Cairngorm National Park. All bedding linen & towels supplied. Free Gas & Electricity.40 inch TV with free view, DVD player and some DVD'S,Fridge Freezer, Microwave, BBQ. Fishing, Golfing, Skiing, Forest wal  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

16

14B Les Chalets des Montalbert - Macot-la-Plagne ski chalet sleeps 6

Aime / Macot-la-Plagne

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Our apartments in Les Chalets des Montalbert are located directly on the piste and only a short walk away from the village centre. This apartment has great views over the piste and gets the sun in the afternoon. As with all of our apartments in Les Chalets de Montalber  …see more

from £72 / night

£499 - £1299 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Le Grizzly - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 9

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Family friendly chalet with large open plan living area to accomodate everyone with the feeling of space yet maintaining the cosy atmosphere. 4 double/twin rooms. 3 Bathrooms. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many program  …see more

from £209 / night

£1457 - £4914 / week

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from £209 / night

(1) Excellent 

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L'Ecureuil - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 10

Vallandry / Vallandry

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.5 twin rooms (beds can be pushed together). 3 Bathrooms. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's (one of which is a double sofa bed), log fire, Dutch Satellite (many programs are in English  …see more

from £230 / night

£1609 - £5387 / week

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from £230 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Belle Maison - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 12

Vallandry / Vallandry

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.1 double room, 3 twin rooms (the beds are designed so they can be pushed together to make doubles), 1 mezzanine with 2 single beds and a room in the eaves with 2 singles beds but limited cei  …see more

from £230 / night

£1609 - £5387 / week

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from £230 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Chateau Doggestein - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 8

Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.3 twin rooms (beds are designed be pushed together if needed) and 1 mezzanine with 2 single beds. 2 Bathrooms. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many progra  …see more

from £186 / night

£1300 - £4131 / week

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from £186 / night

(7) Excellent 

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La Couronne - La Tzoumaz ski chalet sleeps 12

Canton of Valais / La Tzoumaz

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
SPECIAL PRICE CHF 2,750 pw in March and April. Chalet La Couronne is a modern, well equipped home from home with plenty of space for everyone to relax. Completed in 2008 the chalet has been fitted out to a high standard and provides all you might need for an enjoyable  …see more

from £181 / night

£1261 - £8261 / week

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from £181 / night

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Ambience (B23) - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 12

Peisey-Vallandry / Vallandry

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.4 twin rooms (beds are designed so they can be pushed together) and a mezzanine with 2 single beds. There is a double sofa-bed in the lounge.3 BathroomsSpacious lounge area with 2 sofa'  …see more

from £218 / night

£1522 - £5227 / week

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from £218 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Dasselberg - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 10

Vallandry / Vallandry

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Family friendly, modern yet cosy chalet.5 twin/double rooms.3 Bathrooms (2 with Baths)Spacious lounge area with 3 sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many programs are in English with Dutch subtitles), DVD player and free Wi-Fi Internet access.The chal  …see more

from £261 / night

£1822 - £5644 / week

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from £261 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Barcelonnette

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £70 / night

£418 - £714 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

L'Appartement - Morillon ski chalet sleeps 6

Grand Massif / Morillon

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
L'Appartement is a privately owned self catering chalet in the heart of the traditional village of Morillon. As our 'home in the alps' it has been refurbished to provide all the comforts you would expect to find back at home. We believe that this little  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Vosges / Gerardmer

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski

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from £53 / night

£366 - £540 / week

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from £53 / night

(4) Very Good 

12

Alpes Maritimes / Saint Martin-Vesubie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £144 / night

£1005 - £1157 / week

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from £144 / night

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Chalet de Neige (B4) - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 8

Peisey-Vallandry / Vallandry

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.3 twin rooms (beds can be pushed together), 1 mezzanine with 2 single beds. 2 Bathrooms. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, arm chair, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many programs are in E  …see more

from £186 / night

£1300 - £4131 / week

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from £186 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Chalet les Loups - Chappelle d'Abondance ski chalet sleeps 8

Chatel / Chappelle d'Abondance

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Les Loups is located in the hameau of Ville du Nant, midway between the resorts of La Chapelle d’ Abondance (1.5km) and Chatel (2.5km). Quieter than in the middle of the village, but in many ways more convenient.Close to the Intermarche supermarket for your groceries.  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 - £2850 / week

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from £172 / night

(1) Poor 

22

Ski apartment La Molina - La Molina ski chalet sleeps 8

Alp / La Molina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
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

from £209 / night

£1305 - £1657 / week

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from £209 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Longue Vue - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 6

Vallandry / Vallandry

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:A cozy chalet, ideal for families.3 twin/double rooms with sink. Bathroom with separate toilet. Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, log fire, TV and DVD. The chalet has electric underfloor heating and wall heaters so is always nice and cosy. The kitch  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 - £2392 / week

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from £94 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Les Contamines-Montjoie

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £131 / night

£653 - £2000 / week

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from £131 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Belle Vue - Vallandry ski chalet sleeps 18

Vallandry / Vallandry

9 18 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.9 Bedrooms, 2 with en-suite6 Bathrooms - all completely renovated summer 20126 person saunaSpacious lounge area with 3 large sofa's, log fire, Dutch Satellite (many of the programs are  …see more

from £417 / night

£2914 - £9131 / week

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from £417 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Canton of Ticino / Ludiano

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £56 / night

£392 - £435 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Excellent 

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CATERED CHALET SOLNEIGE - Vaujany ski chalet sleeps 16

Isere / Vaujany

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Catered chalet Solneige is located next to the beautiful alpine village of Vaujany, directly connected with the snow secure Alpe d'Huez ski area, which combines the charm of a real mountain village with modern, up-to-date facilities. Staying in one of the most beautif  …see more

from £76 / night

£387 - £11100 / week

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from £76 / night

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Venabu Hytter, Kilebu - Venabygd log cabin sleeps 2

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
At Venabu Hytter you have an excellent base for short and long trips by foot, ski, cycle or car. In the evenings you have a cosy cabin with a fireplace in a quiet car-free area. You also can enjoy offerings at the nearby Venabu Fjellhotell. (Horses, bicycle, guided tour  …see more

from £125 / night

£640 / week

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