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.
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 librar …see more
stayed for the second time in number twelve, the house is amazing so lovely couldn't find fault with it. arrived on a Friday evening and within five minutes had a BBQ going that was so easy to work. s… More
Reviewed 10 Jul 2016
We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful … More
• 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
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
“This review won't do the cabin justice - a genuine must see”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2014
The cabin really is a masterpiece of craftsmanship in every department equalled only by the lovely surroundings. The attention to detail shown by Simon and Dominique really does ensure your stay here … More
Reviewed 12 Sep 2013
This lodge did not dissapoint one bit, it really is amazing and the views are unbeatable. The cabin is built to a very high standard and Dominique and Simon have furnished the interior superbly with n… More
“Fantastic cabin in lovely surroundings x”
Reviewed 22 May 2013
Friendly helpful owners,we were so relaxed 3 kids and the dog loved it long walks then back to log fire to warm up,chilling in hot tub to relax and unwind with the sound of the river and the birds,bes… More
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
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 and spacio …see more
Two bedroom larger than averege Luxury Lodge offering splendid views over the lake. A delightful self catering experience with no hidden extras.Privately owned Mallard features a spacious lounge with a feature fireplace and electric fire, and two luxurious leather sofa …see more
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
We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning locati… More
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
Me, my boyfriend and our dog stayed in the shepherds hut for 4 nights! The arrival was easy and we were greeted and told that the hot tub and heating were on ready to go and we were to let ourselves i… More
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its locate… More
“Perfect weekend getaway”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
At first was sceptical about the size, but the Shepherd's Hut has everything you need and is perfect for a relaxing weekend away. The hot tub was amazing, be sure to take a dip on a starry night!
** 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
Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plen… More
“The Old Mill is incredible!”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Had a wonderful stay at The Old Mill with my husband and a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. The renovation has been done to a very high standard, which makes The Old Mill feel very sp… More
“A weekend to remember”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
What can I say this place has it all. Right from the word go Sandra was helpful and very accommodating when booking though to when we arrived. Garry's private dinning menu was fantastic and a great s… More
A bright budget family lodge with an admirable partial view to the lake. Sit back and relax in the leather sofas; read your book or watch your favorite program. This lodge benefits from Laminate flooring throughout.A fitted kitchen with double gas oven full size fridge& …see more
STAY IN THIS PROPER LOG CABIN. HAND CRAFTED FROM 180MM SPRUCE LOGS (not machined glue laminated wood, not a timber lodge on wheels, but a real proper log cabin). PRIMROSE LODGE HAS 2 BEDROOMS AND SLEEPS UPTO 5 PEOPLE.
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, WELL BACK OFF THE OFFENHAM RO …see more
“Fully equipped cabin and a very attentive host, couldn't ask for more!!”
Reviewed 26 Dec 2015
Our family stayed for 3 nights in John's Primrose Lodge and it was outstanding. The cabins (there were 3) were ideally located for us to travel the Cotswold region in our car. Primrose is fully equipp… More
Many thanks for taking the time to leave a great review. We are really please you enjoyed your stay. We wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a safe journey back to Malaysia. John and family (Avonvale Holiday Lodges, Nr. Evesham)
“Great value, spacious lodge.”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2016
We enjoyed a weekend of spring weather for a family get together in this very comfortable lodge. The owner had left a welcome pack of milk, tea bags, cake and biscuits, which was really appreciated. … More
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are pleased you found the cabin to be spacious and well equipped. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Regards John, Avonvale Holiday Lodges, Evesham
SHORT BREAKS discount on night 3 & 4 just ask NEW DECKING 90sqm RIGHT UP TO THE LAKE Nice up to date real log cabin with great views with full modern kitchen log fire in the lounge with 40 in tv dvd & sky tv with package with you 24in tv in bedroom with dvd full …see more
Recently stayed at goldfinch lodge with extended family for few days. The lodge is very comfortable and big enough for a family and well maintained. The garden is great and the decked area is fantasti… More
From the moment we stepped inside we all started to relax. The Lodge was everything we needed and more a real home from home. The furniture inside and out was all so very comfortable. The … More
“Fantastic lodge in a beautiful lakeside location”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We stayed wth our 1 year old boy and were very impressed by the large, clean and homely lodge. The garden was excellent with a child friendly area and gated adult decking overlooking the water ski lak… More
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
I booked Grey Heron Lodge after reading the amazing reviews on trip adviser, I traveled with my two young grandchildren, for a 4 nt break, Emma was thier to answer any question we had from the moment … More
“absolutely fantastic lodge”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
This is by far the best lodge we have stayed in and we have stayed in many!! So many personal touches - we highly recommend!!… More
“Perfect stay in Gorgeous Log Cabin”
Reviewed 9 Jan 2013
WOW what a gorgeous log cabin this is and we cant wait to come back to stay. When you walk in you feel like home from home but with a few extra luxuries. It has a real traditional feel to it and there… More
Una river is a unique river& National park. One of the most beautiful in the world. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area with a satellite TV and air condition. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher and toaster. A refrigerator and coffee machine …see more
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
Had a brilliant time, owner is really accommodating and the house is set in its own grounds, really private and you don't have to worry about noise when there's loads of you.… More
“30th birthday bash”
Reviewed 26 May 2012
A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house!
Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling… More
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“Fantastic, warm and relaxing”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2011
I can recomend Oakerthorpe Manor to anyone who is thinking of doing a suprise party for the whole family, kids, teanagers and adults as i did, I live in the Middle East and booked it all on line, the … More
We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we try so hard to give you the best possible experience here, and your kind words are very comforting, knowing that we have given you complete satisfaction during your stay, please do come back and visit us again soon.
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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 and spice …see more
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker …see more
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
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST!
I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy a… More
Reviewed 9 Jul 2013
Excellent accomodation, excellent location, excellent facilities,
Brian, the owner was nothing short of fantastic. He dealt with queries, came to meet me on the day of arrival, leaving flowers & a bo… More
“Excellent first class treatment”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2012
Fantastic booking experience and accommodation. Could not fault our weekend away.
Very clean linen and warm cozy continuous heating. The owner knows how to please and has every aspect of letting cov… More
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 outdoor …see more
July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners a… More
Reviewed 2 May 2013
We had 2 nights in this log cabin and really did not want to leave. The accommodation was second to none, everything has been well thought out. The views of the lake were great, especially from the ho… More
“Brilliant Log Cabin, couldn't fault it!”
Reviewed 15 Jan 2013
Myself and 7 girl friends stayed here for 2 nights in November. We were greeted by Gill, the owner, who took her time to show us around, explained where everything is and ran through how everything wo… More
Our traditional log cabin is located conveniently in the Lofoten islands nearby the Moskenes ferry terminal. If you rather want to fly to Lofoten, you can take a bus to the cabin, or of course rent your own car. You will stay in a traditional log cabin built around the …see more
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
A bright charming lodge set in a quiet circle of lodges with the advantage of Two double bedded rooms.and a single bedroom which can also take a cot.Laminate floors throught.Sit back and relax in the large leather sofas; read your book or watch your favourite programme. …see more
A NEWLY BUILT (2015), 3 BEDROOMED LOG CABIN, SLEEPS UP TO 7 PEOPLE AND HAS LOVELY RURAL VIEWS. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED WELL BACK OFF THE B4510 OFFENHAM ROAD NEAR EVESHAM. THE CABIN IS DOUBLE GLAZED, HAS GAS CENTRAL HEATING & AMPLE PARKING (including space for boat if requi …see more
Stayed 2 nights.Great accommodation in rural location.Would have no hesitation in booking again. The owners had cake with tea and coffee on arrival and we're extremely friendly. We had 5 in our … More
Thanks for your great review. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay. John
“Amazing - A true hidden gem, the owners have thought of everything!”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2015
Just returned from the delightful Lavender Lodge after a perfect Bank Holiday Weekend with family. The lodge truly is a home from home, everything has been thought of, you only need to bring your clot… More
“Spacious comfortable accommodation”
Reviewed 24 Nov 2015
Well-equipped , comfortable with a spacious lounge area. The central heating was very effective and we were very cosy on one of the coldest weekends. The location was very convenient for visiting t… More
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
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
Gorgeous place, beautiful surroundings. Log cabin was beautiful and spacious.very clean.
Owner was very welcoming and helpful recommending places to eat out etc. … More
“A hidden part of Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
I never knew places like this existed in Ireland. The setting is absolutely beautiful with the thick forests and gentle flowing river.
The cabin itself was stunning, perfectly furnished, spacious an… More
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 comforts you mig …see more
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic time at Old St John's Church. The property is not only beautiful and comfortable but well equipped and located.
We did a fantastic 12 mile hike from the doorstep, taking in Hartsid… More
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
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, and ev …see more
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
Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.… More
“absolutely amazing, great value for money”
Reviewed 29 Apr 2016
my fiancee and i stayed here for the second time in 6 months because the lodge and surroundings are that good. it's the perfect retreat and having stayed in similar accommodations we can firmly say t… More
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Great place, great people, very friendly atmosphere....the cabin was fantastic with hot tub and sauna....will definitely be going again...just take plenty of mosquito sprays...:)… More
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About the Shepherds Hut
"Elderflower" is our newly completed self catering Shepherds Hut. (February 2013) and provides tasteful, luxurious accommodation with a difference. It is ideally situated for the South Downs Way and its stunning countryside and is 20 minutes fr …see more
A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a ver… More
Mockham Down Farm is situated off a quiet Devon lane on the edge of Exmoor but close to Barnstaple and surrounding areas,There is gated off parking for cars. The garden overlooks farm land and the sea view in the distance
The Log Cabin has Large Decking area and fully …see more
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
We are a family of 4 and stayed for a week at the chalet de l'ours. It is very cosy and confortable, with beautiful and quality furnishings. The beds are very comfy too and the kitchen is very well fu… More
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 furnished a …see more
A 4 star rated log cabin.Open plan living,dining, and kitchen area. A home from home. Warm and cozy in the winter, cool and airy in the summer.Furnished and equip to a high standard with patio doors leading outside to a patio area. There is a driving range and golf sho …see more
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
Perfect short break,very quiet and relaxing location,ideal location for getting out & about not far from Bala so good for shopping etc lovely trips out too Barmouth arou nd Bala lake stunning views.ca… More
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
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
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
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
The most beautiful nature and scenery in Lofoten you find in the southern part of the island Lofoten. The small fisherman cabins (rorbu) are built on poles and situated on the shore of the sea.
We fell in love with this part of Scandinavia with their authentic small wo …see more
Beautifull "rorbu" in the south part of the Lofoten Island, a paradis on earth!
Perfect for a familly with 2 kids. This Rorbu is not situated by the sea but ON the sea! It is actually possible to fis… More
STAY IN THIS PROPER LOG CABIN. HAND CRAFTED FROM 180MM SPRUCE LOGS (not machined glue laminated wood, not a timber lodge on wheels, but a real proper log cabin). FOXGLOVE LODGE HAS 2 BEDROOMS AND SLEEPS UPTO 5 PEOPLE.CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, WELL BACK OFF THE OFFENHAM ROAD …see more