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Unusual rural retreats (933)

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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933 Vacation rentals

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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 $111 / night

$492 - $615 / week

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from $111 / 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 $185 / night

$620 - $1544 / week

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from $185 / night

(14) 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 $173 / night

$800 - $1538 / week

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from $173 / night

(39) 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 $99 / night

$659 - $1409 / week

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from $99 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Vacation cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 mi
  • Child friendly
The cave house sits just outside the village of Cortes de Baza, it is approx 5-10 minute walk into the village. It has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor It has two double bedrooms one en-suite. Lounge, with Google tv, dvd player, cd player, sel  …see more

from $37 / night

$185 - $345 / week

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from $37 / 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 $62 / night

$308 - $432 / week

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from $62 / night

(15) 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 $98 / night

$491 - $1106 / week

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from $98 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / 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 $136 / night

$738 - $1698 / week

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from $136 / night

(42) 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 $123 / night

$609 - $1175 / week

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from $123 / 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 $202 / night

$1008 - $1877 / week

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from $202 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 mi
  • Child friendly
Set within Tattershall Lakes Country Park, 5 Misty Bay is ideally situated to offer any member of the family a fabulous holiday. Tattershall Lakes has recently been redeveloped. The facilities & amenities are much improved and worth taking advantage of. The new outd  …see more

from $109 / night

$492 - $1194 / week

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from $109 / night

(16) 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 $80 / night

$363 - $800 / week

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from $80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc Vacation log cabin rental

Bideford / Hartland Forest Golf and Leisure Parc

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
Situated in an idyllic setting within Hartland Forest, 2 miles from Woolsery village, this holiday lodge makes an ideal base to explore the north Devon and Cornish coastline, or simply to relax on the decked area and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Children will enj  …see more

from $85 / night

$388 - $1051 / week

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from $85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • 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 $99 / night

$615 - $1034 / week

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from $99 / night

(13) Excellent 

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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 $53 / night

$369 - $738 / week

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from $53 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome to The Old Reading Rooms , Wrentham near Southwold - A unique Grade 2 Listed Victorian Reading Room conversion situated within the Suffolk Heritage Coast area of outstanding natural beauty. The property offers a spacious open plan living accommodation with plent  …see more

from $142 / night

$491 - $1045 / week

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from $142 / night

(57) 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 $105 / night

$677 - $738 / week

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from $105 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin in Llanfor

Bala / Llanfor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 mi
  • Private garden
Caban y Saer (Carpenter's Cabin) is just for two people and is set overlooking the river Hafesb in the village of Llanfor. It is contemporary in design and furnished with your relaxation and enjoyment in mind whether you intend to stay for a few days or a week or  …see more

from $68 / night

$320 - $609 / week

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from $68 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin in Ballyconnell

County Cavan / Ballyconnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Located in the Irish Lake District on the Leitrim / Cavan border, our luxury log cabins enjoy an idyllic setting in mature pine forest on the banks of the Woodford River some 7km south of the market town of Ballyconnell. The location enjoys fantastic amenities for angl  …see more

from $160 / night

$902 - $1114 / week

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from $160 / night

(80) 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 $99 / night

$443 - $566 / week

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from $99 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Orton with shared pool

Eden District / Orton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Orton Hall is a 17th Century Manor House carefully converted into self-catering suites sharing a Great Hall and six acres of gardens and woodland. The Royalist Suite on the ground floor is a period gem with a fully wood-panelled living room, impressive fireplace and a  …see more

from $93 / night

$523 - $714 / week

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from $93 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas Vacation watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi  …see more

from $80 / night

$431 - $903 / week

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from $80 / 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 $255 / night

$1784 - $2276 / week

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from $255 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Journet with golf nearby, tennis court

Haute-Vienne / Journet

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Chateau Jautrudon has all that is needed for a relaxing family holiday in the rural Limousin region of France. Set in a 40 hectare estate, the chateau offers a peaceful and secluded vacation with several kilometers of walkways through our forest, private fenced pool, te  …see more

from $621 / night

$2386 - $4772 / week

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from $621 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Banavie Vacation log cabin rental

Fort William / Banavie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ideally situated on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with unobstructed views to the North face of Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor ski slopes. Property offers great accommodation, superbly situated for touring the whole of the Scottish Highlands. Fort William (the outdo  …see more

from $117 / night

$855 - $861 / week

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from $117 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Vacation manor house in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Oakerthorpe Manor is an 19th Century Manor House situated in private grounds, ideal for that getaway from it all with family and friends. With 8 bedrooms, there is plenty of spacious accommodation to cater for a large group. The Manor is approached through electric gate  …see more

from $554 / night

$3321 - $3678 / week

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from $554 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxurious country mansion in 70 acres of private grounds near Moffat. (Discounted rate for 3 nights or more - contact us for quote). Accommodating up to 18 guests in nine luxurious bedrooms, the mansion is ideal for special occasions including family reunions, anniver  …see more

from $1224 / night

$6144 - $8604 / week

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from $1224 / 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 $56 / night

$394 - $554 / week

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from $56 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
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

from $148 / night

$738 - $1353 / week

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from $148 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vacation manor house rental

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 mi
  • Private garden
• 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, kitche  …see more

from $148 / night

$935 - $1200 / week

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from $148 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Somerford Keynes Vacation log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Weighbridge cabin is a log cabin full of character and the perfect place to escape from modern life. It has a private fenced garden, a raised decking area outside and a view of the lake in the field next door. The cabin is located at the edge of a typical Cotswold v  …see more

from $87 / night

$492 - $923 / week

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from $87 / night

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Vacation manor house in Beynac-et-Cazenac

Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Protected by the walls of Castle Beynac, and the inaccessible cliff, this secret and invisible mansion, has a theatrical and spectacular view over the valley of the 5 Castles and the Dordogne River. 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, but also 3 dining summer rooms, 3 barbecues,  …see more

from $414 / night

$2895 - $5790 / week

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from $414 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation chateau in Sauveterre-de-Bearn

Bearn / Sauveterre-de-Bearn

8 15 3 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 mi
  • Swimming pool
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

from $615 / night

$4305 / week

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from $615 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in South Cerney with shared pool, golf nearby

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
Luxury and comfortable family friendly mobile home on the Hoburne Caravan Park. Fully equipped for 6, large oven, microwave, fridge freezer. 37" tv in sitting room. DVD Games, books and DVDs. Basic kitchen requirements supplied.(kitchen roll, condiments, oil etc)  …see more

from $87 / night

$431 - $818 / week

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from $87 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation caravan/mobile home in Dornoch

Caithness and Sutherland / Dornoch

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
luxurious Chalet Van with 2 Bedrooms, 1 double with en suite and a twin with lots of space! Fully fitted kitchen with integrated fridge and freezer. Corner sofa in sitting room with Patio Doors onto the wrap around deck area. BBQ and garden furniture. All linens and tow  …see more

from $74 / night

$486 - $726 / week

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from $74 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin in Penton

Carlisle / Penton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Enjoy a romantic rural getaway in a newly built log cabin situated in the peaceful English Liddel Valley, Penton, Cumbria. The cabin is constructed from locally felled larch trees and has a cedar shingle roof, it is in a truly fantastic private location on the banks of  …see more

from $246 / night

$1353 - $1722 / week

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from $246 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior. Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it  …see more

from $202 / night

$1152 - $3291 / week

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from $202 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Eyemouth Vacation tower rental

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es  …see more

from $360 / night

$1224 - $1821 / week

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from $360 / 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 $85 / night

$743 - $1040 / week

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from $85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation chateau in Pouligny-Notre-Dame

Indre / Pouligny-Notre-Dame

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Swimming pool
In the heart of France, the château stands within its own moated courtyard garden and is ideally situated within walking distance from Les Dryades 4 star golf & spa resort. The chateau comfortably accommodates 14 guests, with 7 well appointed bedrooms (all e  …see more

from $637 / night

$3489 - $4380 / week

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from $637 / night