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.
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
This 245m2 four-storey house near Sarlat has been recently refurnished to ensure that the living areas are comfortable and modern. A spacious home with a fully equipped kitchen,grand dining room,spacious living area,4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large balcony and a patio …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.06 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Grand maison with presence and charm in the heart of Bize, uniquely and tastefully decorated throughout. Comfortable relaxing rooms with duck-down pillows and cotton sheets. Just 50 meters from a crystal clear river beach, convenient location to villages and cities.
“Super stylish French retreat”
Reviewed 6 Apr 2014
My family and I stopped at this house in March. It was superb and very stylishly decorated. The bedrooms are very comfortable and and all individually styled. The kitchen is beautiful with everything … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
UNIQUE. Award-winning property. 3 mins walk to pub. *CYCLE STORE*; *BABY FRIENDLY*; Rutland Water (Bird-watching Fair & more) 8 mins. Burghley House (Horse trials & more) 25 mins Stamford 20 mins Oakham 10 mins. . Outstanding for sailing, cycling, watersports, bird-wat …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Cliff & Sarah, N.Year2013 - "A lovely place, Thank-you. A real old cottage feel - would certainly come back" …see more
“Stylish Holiday Property”
Reviewed 11 Mar 2013
Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food,… More
As the ORR's most frequent Guest this review speaks volumes and we sincerely appreciate your continued support and visits with our favourite Greyhound.See you again soon.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill with swimming pool situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes. Private walled garden with BBQ area and hammocks. Wifi, games, dvds, books, bikes, dishwasher and washing machine. All linen and towels provided. …see more
“A peaceful and authentically French experience”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2012
We were first attracted to the Moulin by the photos, and we were not disappointed. What you see is what you get. It is a magic property, in a beautiful, if unspectacular, part of rural France.
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Aug 12 was our fifth visit to Moulin de Marousse and as expected we had a really great time. Peaceful surroundings and a large house means we do not get in each others space. Moulin has
everything f… More
“Fabulous house and location”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2012
We stayed at moulin de Marousse for one week in September . The house was spotlessly cleaned on arrival. We were made welcome with an arrival pack.
The house is spacious and in a beautiful location… More
We had the best time at this wonderfully appointed unique holiday home. The pool was cleaned everyday for our own use, the grounds around the trulli were quiet without being miles away from our sights… More
“Loved it! Authentic. Friendly.So much better than a hotel”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2014
The house is very comfortable , with a traditional touch to it .It is well kept. Owner is friendly and always ready to help with tips and suggestions to discover the area and enjoy the surroundings.… More
We had a wonderful stay at Yew Tree Farmhouse, made even better by a good spell of weather, although it's the kind of house which you would happily lock yourself away in and stay by the fire.
We we… More
“A perfect house for a country weekend.”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2013
A very comfortable house to stay in. It is well furnished without being fussy, and there is plenty of room for a large group of friends and their dogs. Once the fires are lit, it feels very homely and… More
“Wonderful house, plenty of space, perfect location for long walks”
Reviewed 5 Dec 2012
We booked this weekend for a birthday celebration on the first weekend in December, and the house was perfect for our four families (14 in total plus a labrador). The 6 teenagers had the top floor, wi… More
Why choose Le Moulin de la Quentiniere? It is the perfect place for a wonderful holiday :) It has everything you need for (1) a relaxing family holiday (2) a large family gathering (3) a great 'girlie/lads' breakaway and/or (4) a base for exploring France …see more
“Perfect place... for all ages!”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2014
My second visit to the chateau, was as good as the first. Went with friends/children the first time and then with family and children this time. Worked well both times...so much space to get away...fr… More
Thank you for a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have such great guests :) See you again soon we hope....
“Great house in the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
Just returned from a two week holiday in Le Moulin the house is wonderful loads of space lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, great kitchen. We were a group of 9 ranging from 10years through teens to adults… More
We are really happy that you enjoyed your holiday at Le Moulin; as you have said, it is a great place to spend time with large family groups and indeed, a group of friends. Le Moulin is in a rural setting so it does take a little bit of effort to do the things we are more apt to take for granted; with this in mind, we provide all our guests with a comprehensive Welcome Pack with ideas of places to visit, things to do and indeed, directions and details of nearby shops, supermarkets and restaurants to try out. There are guests who have chosen to stay with us at Le Moulin year after year and we are happy that, like them, you have taken the time to give us such a positive review and have given us such a high rating. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
The Wheelhouse is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
“Gorgeous Country Retreat”
Reviewed 21 Aug 2012
I could not recommend this house enough, it was perfect for me and my group of friends and children. The house was more than spacious enough for 6 adults and 3 children, the grounds were kept in immac… More
“Perfect holiday - lovely accommodation set in fantastic grounds”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2012
We stayed in Thue for two weeks at the end of June, the weather was lovely and hot. We were two families that joined together (9 people in total). The holiday was perfect. Thue provides lovely acco… More
TRULLI BIANCHI is a nice property made up of three trulli and a new stone house surrounded by a garden with a swimming pool. The property rises not far from Alberobello on the top of a hill near a wood of oaks. In this place you can enjoy the Apulian landscape.
The hous …see more
“Fantastic accommodation and beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic week at Trulli Bianchi. The accommodation is very clean and well-equipped, with a lovely pool and outside eating area. The property is in a very peaceful location just outside of Al… More
“Get away from it all in a modern well equipped trullo”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2012
We stayed here well into the autumn, this meant that we were able to take advantage of the outside space in the day but the trulli with the underfloor heating was warm and cosy at night and first thin… More
Reviewed 28 Sep 2011
We have just returned from an unforgettable 3 week holiday (13/08/2011 to 03/09/2011)at Trulli Bianchi. The owners Davide, Sandra & kids were extremely friendly and helpful and are a fantastic family … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 24 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Bonnie View Lodge is a Scottish-built log cabin all on one level. Outside it has a large decking area overlooking the River Deveron and surrounding countryside. From the Lodge you can enjoy lovely walks through our wood and down by the river.
Coin meter for electric,fir …see more
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Stylish and hospitable
Free wifi, log fire, hot tub, childfriendly, kids dinner, DVD/TV room, huge garden.
Vaujany is part of the huge Alpe d'Huez ski region, snow secure slopes.
In summer: cycling!
Beautiful garden, old fruit trees, safe to play for chil …see more
Beach front : are you looking for that special place to escape to relax and unwind; share with a love one; a quiet place to recover; then this is your piece of paradise. Exclusively for couples / persons who want the perfect destination to stay a little longerA place t …see more
The Mill is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
“Great family holiday”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2012
Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever.
The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the te… More
“An excellent relaxing holiday in the heart of Rural France”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had an excellent holiday, the accomodation was as described which was perfect for us as a large family. The French people where very helpful and accommodating. We shopped at Hyper U in Fontenay l… More
The Mill is a great space for large groups of friends like we were. It was completely kitted out with everything we needed from saucepans to irons, bicycles to DVDs! The guys who own the house are inc… More
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again next year.
Nearest beach 24 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Beautiful 17C historic manor house in the centre of one of Provence's most beautiful villages. Flexible accommodation for large or small groups. Immediate access to the facilities of the old town, with large private garden, terraces and pool. Garage and local parking.Un …see more
“Wonderful house in beautiful Provencal town”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Fantastic holiday destination in a glorious location. The house and garden/pool are wonderful with beautiful views all round. Great location to explore Provence, the mountains and the coast with lake … More
“Perfection in One Place”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
I have rented this villa three times now and next year I am booked in again. Honestly I don't want people to know how great it is or I will be without a week in the future. The history of the villa an… More
“Excellent house in perfect village”
Reviewed 4 Sep 2015
This was our second stay at Maison Hirondelles in Seillans and it was all as fabulous as we'd remembered it. The house is gorgeous, perfectly positioned, simply furnished but generously equipped, spac… More
Nearest beach 65 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Luxury log cabin with hot tub Free Wifi in secluded Vale of Kerry. 4 Cottages, wood burning stove, gardens, games room, tennis court, children of all ages. Pets not allowed in lodge. 1 mile village pub, wifi, Offa's Dyke, Powis Castle, Montgomery, Welshpool. Luxury log …see more
Nearest beach 6 km; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
6 bedroomed wooden chalet located in the pretty Alpine village of Montagny, on the sunny side of the Bozel valley - opposite the ski resort of La Tania - Courchevel. Sleeps up to 16 in 8 double beds. Just 15-20 mins drive to Courchevel, Meribel and La Plagne ski lifts.T …see more
Reviewed 20 Oct 2015
Great chalet and David the chalet owner is a great host who made our stay very enjoyable. One thing that is great about David and his chalet is the positioning, you are right in the middle of multiple… More
“Beautiful, cosy chalet with incredible views”
Reviewed 23 Jan 2014
I stayed in Chez Helene with family on a skiing holiday and can not recommend it highly enough! The chalet is warm and inviting and was well equipped with everything that we needed. Our host David w… More
Thank for so much for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay here. True to your word you have already booked to return, and I am very much looking forward to seeing you here again this coming March.
“Lovely location, well equipt chalet, great host”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2014
We came in a a big group and had a great week at the chalet. Skiing, cooking, eating relaxing, drinking etc. David is a great host and skiing companion. It's close to ski resorts by car and there is a… More
Thank you. Really hope to see you, and your close friends out here again soon to share in the amazing fun skiing, and Apres Ski dancing on the tables. One of the best fun and enjoyable groups I have ever hosted. You are always welcome. David
Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
An old mansion and cottage of amazing character and style, in a wonderful village location, transformed into comfortable, spacious luxury holiday accommodation. Suitable for a small/ large family or group of friends seeking a relaxing holiday in a true Greek village.A l …see more
“A wonderful & peaceful get-away place, gorgeous house in small village”
Reviewed 23 Nov 2013
We've been every year for the last 9 or 10 years and we LOVE it. A beautiful house with pool and shade. Eating outside on the terrace. Fantastic locally-grown food in the friendly local tavernas. Quie… More
Thank you for your comments and for visiting nearly every year since we opened our house to guests.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
Luxury Chalet Apartment situated on the side of the piste in Morillon Village offering ski in/out convenience. The nearest lift is 300 metres away and the village centre only 3 min walk. The location is also superb for walking, cycling and climbing in the Summer.
Reviewed 3 Feb 2013
We stayed here with our three children 3, 8, 12 and had a great time!
There is a run back from the Ski area that means you can ski back to the chalet.
It had all utilities and was a home from h… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Sleeps 2 adults .super kingsize bed ......with Single z bed ( living area ) plus travel cot area ( bedroom) …see more
“lovely apartment in Dover”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2015
We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This contemporary log cabin is based 3 miles from the sandy beaches of the North Cornwall coastline. It boasts an open plan living area, two generous bedrooms with modern bathroom and stunning views of the Cornish countryside. …see more
Really loved the location and chalet, which was extremely clean and very well equipped, with ample space for ski's and boots in a large area underneath the Chalet. Short walk to the piste in the morni… More