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Unusual rural retreats (949)

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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949 Vacation rentals

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Skelwith Bridge Vacation log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Moss Eccles is a cosy Alpine Style log cabin on the private Neaum Crag Estate, just above Skelwith Bridge and 3 miles from Ambleside. The cabin is set within a picturesque and secluded woodland estate, set on the fell side of Little Loughrigg. The cabin is almost at th  …see more

from $54 / night

$375 - $750 / week

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from $54 / night

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Vacation log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
SECLUDED LUXURY SELF CATERING LOG CABIN ON WORKING FARM• Beautiful American log home built from solid pine logs to a high quality finish and unusual hexagonal design.• Single cabin in a unique, secluded woodland setting, enjoying uninterrupted views ac  …see more

from $88 / night

$438 - $829 / week

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from $88 / night

(29) 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
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church  …see more

from $188 / night

$638 - $1569 / week

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from $188 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $141 / night

$906 - $1811 / week

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from $141 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • 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 furnis  …see more

from $125 / night

$657 - $844 / week

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from $125 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Strathyre Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
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 fr  …see more

from $125 / night

$594 - $1194 / week

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from $125 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation chateau rental

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
Steeped in history, Chateau Floran started life in the 12th century as a "Donjon", a fortification tower that was a defense outpost for Chateau Latoue. Addition of the stone staircase tower, (and windows & doors!) made it into elegant accommodation. This o  …see more

from $259 / night

$1813 - $2313 / week

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from $259 / night

(84) Excellent 

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Stoke Ferry Vacation windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
** Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014** Standing imposingly in its own large garden, the Old Mill has been carefully refurbished to provide 7 floors of cutting edge design against a backdrop of original features. Glass bannisters, steel staircases and  …see more

from $238 / night

$3125 - $6238 / week

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from $238 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Mosbach Vacation log cabin rental

Baden-Württemberg / Mosbach

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Willkommen in Kleineicholzheim - weit weg und trotzdem mittendrin !Kleineicholzheim ist ein Ortsteil der Gemeinde Schefflenz im Neckar Odenwald Kreis. Unser finnisches Blockhaus wurde Blockhaus wurde 1999 gebaut und steht ab sofort als Ferienhaus zur Verf&uu  …see more

from $76 / night

$432 - $1337 / week

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from $76 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Rowardennan Vacation 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
  • Pet friendly
'The hoot' lodge 29, is a spacious log cabin on the eastern banks of Loch Lomond. Well positioned in the Rowardennan estate, there are beautiful views from the lodge across Loch Lomond and of the surrounding mountains.The lodge has four bedrooms: mast  …see more

from $175 / night

$838 - $1563 / week

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from $175 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Tattershall with shared pool, golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 mi
  • Swimming pool
Shelduck Lodge is a traditional pine cabin, with its own fishing peg on the Duck Lake at Tattershall Lakes Country Park. It is the ideal place to relax as the Duck Lake is in a sheltered, tranquil part of the park away from the watersports but close enough to walk to if  …see more

from $113 / night

$488 - $1075 / week

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from $113 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Morillon

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 $143 / night

$1000 - $1250 / week

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from $143 / night

(27) 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 mi
  • 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 $161 / night

$617 - $1450 / week

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from $161 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Dalavich Vacation log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
Taigh Nan Con Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides guests with a true log cabin experience. It is situated in a peaceful woodland setting, positioned in a secluded forest glade with a small stream running along the back. This 4 berth log cabin has a ho  …see more

from $99 / night

$499 - $1124 / week

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from $99 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Winchcombe Vacation log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Situated in the unspoilt village of Brockhampton in the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet close to Regency Cheltenham, Coomb Cottage is a luxury log cabin with wide-ranging views out across our magnificent limestone uplands. Coomb Cottage ha  …see more

from $107 / night

$688 - $750 / week

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from $107 / night

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Vacation log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Nestled in the forest, just minutes from the shores of Loch Awe, Kinglas Log Cabin is wonderfully secluded and private. The deck, overlooking the forest, is a fantastic place to spot local wildlife – from red squirrels, birds of all varieties, and maybe if you are  …see more

from $73 / night

$323 - $683 / week

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from $73 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Swimming pool
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is  …see more

from $119 / night

$725 - $1613 / week

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from $119 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Gamblesby

Eden District / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature com  …see more

from $144 / night

$813 - $1725 / week

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from $144 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Vacation caravan/mobile home in Robin Hoods Bay

North York Moors National Park / Robin Hood's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
The caravan is privately owned caravan situated on the Flask inn site which is set in delightful countryside within the North Yorkshire National Park - a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, the static caravan (Holiday Home) with magnificent country, sea and  …see more

from $57 / night

$400 - $563 / week

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from $57 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped  …see more

from $100 / night

$625 - $1050 / week

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from $100 / night

(81) Excellent 

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Broadway Vacation shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to Old Dairy Cottages and our spectacular Shepherds Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub and BBQ shelter.Within this bespoke craftsman built shepherds hu  …see more

from $100 / night

$450 - $575 / week

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from $100 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
Do you want to get away from it all?, if so we have the most beautiful tranquil setting with its own private path to the beach, set in an Orchard and Garden where you can relax in a beautiful large hot tub with wooden gazebo, situated in the small east coast village of  …see more

from $100 / night

$669 - $1432 / week

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from $100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly

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from $58 / night

$333 - $820 / week

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from $58 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Whitebrook

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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 footp  …see more

from $125 / night

$814 - $1400 / week

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from $125 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation manor house in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
2km away from Aubeterre sur Dronne, in the heart of a 7 acres property and its river bank, a wonderful 500 m2 Manor awaits you.Up to 14 persons will enjoy the pleasure of the luxurious spacious rooms, furnished in typical French Empire Style but with all modern accommod  …see more

from $308 / night

$2156 - $4095 / week

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from $308 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Hello and welcome to our privately owned Holiday Home, situated at the Silver Sands Holiday Park. Located along the unspoilt sandy beaches of the Moray Firth, Silver Sands is the perfect base for short breaks or longer holidays. Providing entertainment at weekends and  …see more

from $113 / night

$688 - $750 / week

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from $113 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to our spacious and bright, 85 m2 cottage, with WiFi internet connection.Fully equipped and comfortable 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor, furnished in a Scandinavian style.Modern kitchen and complimentary kitchen supplies, salt and pepper, sugar a  …see more

from $205 / night

$1024 - $1908 / week

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from $205 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vacation caravan/mobile home in Lossiemouth

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 mi
  • Child friendly
This brand new property is a de-luxe static holiday home comprising of:2 bedrooms (1 king size double, 1 twin).1 main bathroom with shower, basin and WC.1 en-suite off the double with a bath (shower over), basin and WC.1 lounge with sofa seating which co  …see more

from $63 / night

$375 - $702 / week

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from $63 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin in Blaich

Fort William / Blaich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Nestled adjacent to Chalet Rus is Chalet Blaich so larger parties can now book two cabins!Chalet Blaich sleeps 4 people in 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with power shower, bath, WC and basin.Well equipped kitchen with ceramic hob,oven,double sink,microwave,washing  …see more

from $124 / night

$524 - $863 / week

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from $124 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD  …see more

from $108 / night

$485 - $647 / week

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from $108 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vosges / La Bresse

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $97 / night

$324 - $518 / week

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from $97 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Tattershall with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Privately Owned GREY HERON LODGE is a luxurious log cabin set directly on the water ski lake giving you beautiful views as well as being amongst 360 acres of woodland on Tattershall Country Park. The lodge is well equipped to a high standard but kept in the style of its  …see more

from $150 / night

$869 - $1375 / week

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from $150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Charente-Maritime / La Palmyre-Les Mathes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool

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from $50 / night

$220 - $1054 / week

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from $50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation manor house with shared pool in Meyssac

Correze / Meyssac

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Dating back to 1640, the Manor House at Fleuret has been lovingly restored, retaining many original features, and offers an extremely spacious home for 12 people. Originally a small hamlet, home to 12 families, the magnificent red sandstone buildings are set in acres of  …see more

from $173 / night

$1078 - $2522 / week

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from $173 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin with shared pool in Skelwith Bridge

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Neaum Crag is a secluded estate of individually privately owned properties at the Heart of the English Lake District and is set in 18 acres of south facing wooded hillside. Located a short walk from Skelwith Bridge in an area of complete seclusion at the foot of the Lan  …see more

from $82 / night

$438 - $813 / week

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from $82 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
A TRANQUIL HAVEN, close to The Wild Atlantic Way and The Dingle Way, This secluded, cosy home is situated in a wonderful private rural location down a single track 'boreen' on the beachfront, overlooked by Mount Brandon, with its own gated access leading onto  …see more

from $63 / night

$313 - $439 / week

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from $63 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chamberet Vacation watermill rental

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill  …see more

from $87 / night

$755 - $1057 / week

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from $87 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Vacation caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Selsey

West Sussex / Selsey

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
My 6 berth caravan is ideally situated in West Sands on the Bunn Leisure site in Selsey, a short stroll from the many facilities on the park, and is complete with all the comforts of home to ensure that you enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, whatever the weather!  …see more

from $63 / night

$300 - $700 / week

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from $63 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Vacation trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Swimming pool
Trullo Bellissimo is a luxury, bijou villa with a bespoke interior design, sympathetically restored to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings.This ancient c300 year old building is set in its own tranquil 3acre olive grove, with stunning terraces (cock  …see more

from $249 / night

$1738 - $2469 / week

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from $249 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint-Clementin Vacation watermill rental

Deux-Sevres / Saint-Clementin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
New owners Tony & Suzy Welcome you to The Millers House a traditional three-storey miller's home dating from the 15th Century. It adjoins the watermill dating from the 11th Century, situated on the beautiful River Argenton. The tranquil setting offers a relaxin  …see more

from $50 / night

$350 - $688 / week

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