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Unusual rural retreats (935)

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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935 Vacation rentals

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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 $143 / night

$806 - $1712 / week

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from $143 / 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 $54 / night

$372 - $744 / week

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from $54 / 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

$310 - $436 / week

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from $62 / night

(50) 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 $81 / night

$434 - $911 / week

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from $81 / 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 $106 / night

$477 - $636 / week

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from $106 / 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 $98 / night

$495 - $1115 / week

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from $98 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Vacation log cabin with golf nearby in Beattock

Dumfries and Galloway / Beattock

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
'WildWood Lodge' comprises of an extensive open plan Living and Dining area, fully equipped Kitchen and 3 Bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 twin), Satelite TV, DVD and Wii players are in the main Lounge and TV and DVD is available in the Twin Bedroom. Outside decking  …see more

from $69 / night

$366 - $611 / week

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from $69 / night

(38) 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 $137 / night

$664 - $1203 / week

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from $137 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Dalavich Vacation log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 mi
  • Child friendly
Charming log cabin with stunning views over beautiful Loch Awe and the mountains beyond. The cabin sits on extensive, secluded grounds on the loch shore and provides the perfect location to be at one with nature in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Cabin has Fr  …see more

from $85 / night

$371 - $787 / week

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from $85 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask about children

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from $48 / night

$265 - $287 / week

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from $48 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Sansepolcro with shared pool

Province of Arezzo / Sansepolcro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 110 mi
  • Swimming pool
Torre the Brancialino nestles beautifully in the Tuscan Hills some 10 kilometres from the Renaissance town of Sansepolcro.Being part of a remarkably restored medieval castle (where the owner lives) the tower offers the perfect romantic hideaway with comfortable accommod  …see more

from $62 / night

$434 / week

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from $62 / 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 $255 / night

$1488 - $1674 / week

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from $255 / night

(32) 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 $1234 / night

$6194 - $8674 / week

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from $1234 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Tattershall Vacation log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
THIS PROPERTY CAN BE BOOKED DIRECT WITH OWNER please scroll down and see details for phone numbers on right of page Paradise Lodge offers spacious one level TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE ACCOMMODATION with the flexibility to rent upto 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms  …see more

from $185 / night

$986 - $2536 / week

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from $185 / 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 $174 / night

$831 - $1550 / week

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from $174 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Tind Vacation log cabin rental

Lofoten Islands / Tind

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
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

from $149 / night

$831 - $1277 / week

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from $149 / 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 $620 / night

$2385 - $4770 / week

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from $620 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Burghead Vacation caravan/mobile home rental

Moray / Burghead

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Forest View provides comfortable and spacious living accommodation. It has central heating and boasts a large sitting room and fully equipped kitchen. The double bedroom has an ensuite toilet and the twin bedroom is opposite the main toilet/ shower room.The additional  …see more

from $81 / night

$372 - $496 / week

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from $81 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Great Billing

Northamptonshire / Great Billing

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This luxury two bedroom mobile home offers all of the home comforts; full wi-fi, double glazing, central heating and a dishwasher. Two comfortable reclining sofas provide seating, we have a large screen Smart TV with Freeview and a Blue-ray player, we also had an MP3 do  …see more

from $92 / night

$527 - $619 / week

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from $92 / 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

$1007 - $1876 / week

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from $202 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Loch Awe Vacation caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Our 4 berth caravan has a double and twin room with the double having 'en-suite' access to the W.C with shower and wash hand basin. The spacious comfortable lounge area has a gas heater and flatscreen TV/DVD with Sky Freesat, CD player with IPod docking facili  …see more

from $56 / night

$310 - $434 / week

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from $56 / 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 $118 / night

$720 - $1600 / week

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from $118 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Vacation log cabin in Offenham

Evesham / Offenham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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 r  …see more

from $93 / night

$620 / week

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from $93 / 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

$742 - $1039 / week

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from $85 / 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 $124 / night

$589 - $1185 / week

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from $124 / 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 $247 / night

$1724 - $2449 / week

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from $247 / 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 $363 / night

$1234 - $1836 / week

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from $363 / night

(22) 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 $122 / night

$779 - $1133 / week

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from $122 / 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 $38 / night

$186 - $348 / week

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from $38 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Betws-y-Coed Vacation log cabin rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Bluebell Cottage is a detached, cosy, self-catering holiday chalet in a truly idyllic woodland garden location amidst a 10 acre smallholding on the slopes of the beautiful Conwy Valley; and on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park. Half way between Betws-y-Co  …see more

from $69 / night

$322 - $570 / week

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from $69 / 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 $112 / night

$484 - $1067 / week

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from $112 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin with shared pool in Borwick

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Swimming pool
This two bedroom lodge provides a comfortable, relaxing "home from home" lodge ideal for a main holiday or as a short break. It is situated at South Lakeland Leisure Village close to road and rail links but in a rural location. The lodge has all the faciliti  …see more

from $81 / night

$403 - $744 / week

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from $81 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation manor house with swimming pool in Seillans

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Seillans

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Seventeenth century stone manor house set in 1.25 ha of landscaped grounds with swimming pool and terraces in centre of medieval Seillans, one of France's most beautiful villages. Enjoying spectacular views over the old town and the Esterel mountains, this historic  …see more

from $310 / night

$2077 - $4675 / week

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from $310 / 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

$397 - $558 / week

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from $56 / 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 $100 / night

$496 - $930 / week

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from $100 / 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 $100 / night

$447 - $571 / week

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from $100 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Cwmafan Vacation converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
Depot Road is a stunning newly renovated property offering the only true 5* self-catering group accommodation in this area of South Wales. This former Methodist church has been transformed and now offers a superb, contemporary style of accommodation which is perfect for  …see more

from $248 / night

$1116 - $1488 / week

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from $248 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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 $138 / night

$891 - $1781 / week

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from $138 / 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 $158 / night

$607 - $1426 / week

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from $158 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Tiddington Vacation yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from $33 / night

$217 - $310 / week

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from $33 / night