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.
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
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
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
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 and Broadband Internet, and a hair …see more
Spring Dale Shepherd's Hut is a beautiful hand crafted shepherd's hut. It offers unique accomodation for up to 3 people. Our shepherd's hut is perfect for an over night stay or a relaxing glamping style holiday.The Shepherd's hut has a small woodburn …see more
Was looking for that one off place to stay to inject a little romance and found it here in 'Spring Dale Shepherds Hut'. What a beautiful quaint little place to stay; everything was just perfect with l… More
Thank you for reviewing Spring Dale Shepherd Hut, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked our chickens. We will look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes from Ruth and the team at Wolds Edge
“Wonderful relaxing peaceful”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2014
We stayed for 3 nights and right from our arrival to leaving everything was perfect. We were greeted on arrival by Ruth who explained everything to us, showed us the shower block wish was only 25 step… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your stay at Spring Dale Shepherd Hut, it is really kind and hopefully helpful for others. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Ruth
“Cosy and comfy”
Reviewed 31 Jul 2014
Ideal for a short break for 2 or 3 people and set in a beautiful area. Not too far away from the city so it's perfect if you want to visit for a shopping trip.… More
Thank you for taking the time to review our Shepherd Hut, Kind regards
Child friendly ; Car essential; Air conditioning;
Tastefuly renovated, this m²350 country house stands in the heart of beautiful sunny Provence. 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms en-suiteThe private park of Mediterranean trees hosts a large swimming pool, a tennis court, a jacuzzi and a boules playing field.Surrounded by vi …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This luxury two bedroom mobile home offers all of the home comforts; double glazing, central heating and a dishwasher. A swivel armchair and large sofa provide seating for lazy summer days and cosy nights. We have Freeview TV with Blue-ray player, DVD and MP3 dock, and …see more
**Featured as the perfect destination for a honeymoon by a leading Wedding Planning website in January 2016!**
**Voted one of the top 10 most romantic venues in the world in 2014 by Women's Weekly magazine!**
Sleeps 1-2. (Or two and a baby/older child.) This beautiful …see more
This is a wonderful place to stay, idyllic, quiet, the perfect place for complete relaxation. The foile has everything you could need for a week, the only reason we ever left was to go to the supermar… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats …see more
A bright and open lodge with phenominal views of the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book, watch your favourite programme or just admire the breathtaking scenery.
A fully fitted kitchen to satisfy the most discerning cooks self-catering needs, c …see more
Chalet Lac de Vonnes is a spacious 4 bedroom chalet with all the home luxuries plus much more. Specialist in Ski and Mountain Bike holidays offering bespoke fully catered packages at our luxury chalet for Summer and Winter ski holidays. Our excellent reviews corroborate …see more
Such a fab stay ,Darren the owner and host was wonderful!
We travelled with two family's mixed ages and all had a great time,hot tub in the morning table tennis in the evening kept everyone content… More
“stunning views, stunning chalet, excellent food, very friendly/helpful staff, about to rebook so why would you not go???”
Reviewed 3 Aug 2013
Myself and a couple of friends have just returned from a fully catered week, staying with Darren and Marselles in chalet lac de vonnes.
Upon arrival (about 8pm due to driving down) Darren greeted us … More
“The people the place the hosts and the mountainbiking - all BRILLIANT”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2013
I have just recently returned from a week at Chalet Lac de Vonnes (Mountainbike Breaks) and i am very happy to say it was brilliant.
From the outset Darren was really helpful and flexible. He came… More
A beautifully converted detached five double bedroom, five bathroom Chapel. Situated in the conservation area of Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England and very Cotswold 'chocolate box', is Chapel House. A stunning detached five double bedroom, five bathroom convert …see more
“A truly great experience in this converted Chapel, in the cetre of Malmesbury”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
Chapel house is a great place to stay, beatifully furnished a real home from home. It was ideal for my daughter wedding at the Abbey, just a few minutes away. The main reception room is very grand wit… More
“unique home and wonderful stay”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
We had a wonderful stay around a family wedding. Chapel House was a real find-------5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms made wedding primping easy for teenagers! A lovely large living room with gas log fire ac… More
I have just returned from staying in the beautiful chapel house with 8 friends for my 30th Birthday weekend.
The house was amazing, with the main living room providing the real wow factor & ample roo… More
Welcome to Dreamers Corner, our holiday home from home.Set within a well established family park, ideal for a relaxing break, family fun or discovering the delights of the Norfolk Broads and the beautiful East Coast.Wild Duck holiday park has everything you could think …see more
I have stayed in caravans before, but these have been pretty cramped and 'make do with what you have spaces!'.
When we arrived at Dreamers Corner, my partner was so shocked to see there were three… More
“This caravan is a real home from home”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
What we really liked about this caravan was all the little extras that you wouldn't get if you booked through the holiday park. There was a washing line, washing machine and tumble dryer, dvd player a… More
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2013
Excellent holiday home which was spotlessly clean and very well kitted out. Would recommend this for any family. Excellent amenities on the site especially for families and some great places to eat ou… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
The beautiful old house is a restored, rustic watermill situated in the heart of the Bresse region in Southern Burgundy peacefully set between the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of the stunning Jura region on the one side and one of the powerhouses of French winemaking …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
ABOUT THE CHAPEL: The Chapel, Wing is an early 19th Century stone built Grade II listed Methodist Chapel sympathetically converted at the turn of the 21st Century to create a unique Modernist open plan house. Winner of The George Phillips Award and featured in "Living E …see more
Chateau de Sillegue is a beautiful unique Chateau set in private secure parkland. Private heated pool with large brick built BBQ, terrace, shaded outdoor eating area, ping pong table and assortment of bikes and direct access to the famous fishing river, Gave du Saiso …see more
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.6 twin/double rooms (1 of which is in the eaves). 1 Bathroom and 2 shower roomsSpacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, 1 bench seat, log fire, Dutch Satellite (French satellite available on …see more
We stayed in this chalet in January 2015. The chalet is as described in the PVR website. It is very comfortable and ideal if you like a lounge/dining table to sit around exchanging stories after a day… More
“Full of adventure, brilliant time”
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
We arrived in France during one of the worst episodes of snow fall in years.I was kept upto date by staff and directed to an emergency shelter in Chambery, despite feeling very anxious, we were travel… More
“Amazing chalet - even in the Summer”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
My mountain biking group have been going to Peisey & Vallandry in the Summer for the last 5 years running. This year, we needed a bigger chalet and decided to have Wittenberg after discussions with P… 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. Lobby at ground level, kitchen and …see more
Holiday at Domaine des Naiades "Hotel de plein air" and relax at the chalet with amenities: - Shop Bar Restaurant Olympic size swimming pool/paddling pool all on site.Walk or drive to "Cite Lacustre" Port Grimaud & beaches.Drive 6 miles to explore t …see more
LorenzoLodge is located at the foot of Kreischberg in St. Lorenzen ob Murau, Styria. The Superior Chalet offers you the luxury of a spa hotel in the privacy of a chalet with over 100 sqm of living space.LorenzoLodge sleeps up to seven people in two double bedrooms with …see more
Puddleduck Lodge is positioned right on the banks of the Troutbeck river which flows into Windermere. This lovely pine Lodge has 2 bedrooms and a balcony over the river.Puddleduck Lodge is fully equipped and provides very high quality accommodation for your Lake Distric …see more
My partner and I stayed for the weekend. Lovely and warm lodge, comfortable and the facilities were top. Ideal, picturesque location. 5mins drive from Lake Windemere. We will be back later in the year… More
We are so glad you enjoyed your weekend at Puddleduck Lodge and thank you for the lovely comments. Being right on the river does make for a picturesque location! We will look forward to welcoming you back to the Lodge soon.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2012
Myself, my partner and my dog all enjoyed a short weekend at Puddle Duck Lodge, the only complaint is that we couldnt get longer off work to enjoy more time there! We will be coming again next year wi… More
Thanks for a lovely review. We know just how Jet felt when he had to go home. A lot of people feel the same way!
We'll look forward to welcoming you back to Puddleduck Lodge next year when you can all try a few more walks. Hopefully there will be enough time to discover a bit more of the Lake District and some of the local facilities too.
“Peacefull relaxing and ideal to chill out with friends.”
Reviewed 15 May 2012
Ideal place for family and friends.I went with girlfriends for a chillout weekend.Very central for getting round the Lake District.Windermere and Bowness within 20mins by car.Plenty of footpaths aroun… More
We're really glad you enjoyed your second stay at Puddleduck Lodge and had a chance to relax with the girls. There are definitely more beautiful walks nearby for you all to try out!
first mentioned in 1300, the palace has been rebuilt once every 100 years since. Owners have included barons, and a Prince-Bishop of Wroclaw. It's now owned by British-Polish couple, Jim and Anna Parton, who have rescued the house from near-dereliction. There' …see more
Penpont is one of the finest Grade 1 listed houses in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The house was built in 1666, the descendants still live there today, and it is the centre of a working rural estate.Penpont lies about 4 miles west of Brecon on the A40. The drivew …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Trimnells offers guests the chance to enjoy village life in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. They can walk to country pubs in a friendly unspoiled village just off the tourist track where visitors of all kinds are welcomed including many overseas visitor …see more
Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Accommodation:Spacious yet cosy chalet, ideal for families or groups of friends.6 twin/double rooms (1 of which is in the eaves with limited head height). There is a double sofabed in the upstairs double room.3 Bathrooms Spacious lounge area with 2 sofa's, 2 armcha …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A spacious apartment in countryside village yet only 45 min. away from Amsterdam. Monument (1860). Lots of character. Exposed beams. Big living. South facing. Fully equiped kitchen. Privacy. Centrally located beween rolling hills of National Park "Utrechtse Heuvelr …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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
The Manoir (sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms) and the Grange (sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms) are nestled on the edge of the charming village of Le Quillio which is listed as one of Brittany's rural heritage village's, situated in a beautiful part of Central Brittany surrounde …see more
“Idyllic family gîte, everything you could need for the whole family! 11 month twins in utter toy & exploration heaven!”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2014
Having looked at a few gîtes we decided Manoir de Bolu looked ideal. On arrival we were completely bowled over by the complete attention to detail not only in decor but with equipment and facilities … More
Reviewed 11 Aug 2014
Rented the 2 properties for a week for a family get together. There were 8 adults and 5 children (all under the age of 5.) We had a fantastic stay. The houses were beautifully renovated , extremely we… More
“Beautiful house in tranquil rural setting with abundant wildlife, fantastic facilities & very friendly & helpful owners.”
Reviewed 14 Jul 2014
We enjoyed a great stay with two small children and a grandma in tow.the kids loved the pool and the trampoline. We spent hours playing ping pong in the barn with the swallows as our audience. Beautif… More
The Mobile homes come with a full inventory. Large spacious deckings and private parking.We offer a self catering holiday within a 5 star award winning camp site in the South of France.Children can run free and enjoy the kids club while mum and dad unwind.lots of places …see more
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
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.