Looking for something outrageously different for your next holiday? Then take a look at these holiday castles, windmills, yurts and manor houses that are all available for you to book and make your holiday an extraordinary one.
And there’s plenty to choose from: you could set your loved one's heart racing with a fairy-tale break to a French chateau or rent a houseboat in Amsterdam with your pals. Or how about escaping to a cosy log cabin in the mountains, or going glamping on a yurt holiday in Devon or Cornwall.
If stunning and unusual architecture is for you, rent a regal castle in the Scottish Highlands, a quirky lighthouse by the sea or return to a bygone age on a windmill holiday in Greece.
Sailing holidays in France, Italy,Corsica and Sardinia aboard a skippered yacht. A chance to just relax or learn to sail. Where else but on a yacht can you wake in a morning, sail and relax to lunch in a beautiful bay, then sail again for a new port, marina or anchorage Check out our 2011 season on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxoZjnFiA58
S/Y Ann Sofi Bavaria 44 based in Didim Marina, south west Turkey. Well equipped available to charter bareboat or skippered. 3 double cabins, master suite with shower room. Roomy cockpit. All safety and navigation equipment provided. 5 star luxury marina base Sail the Turkish coast and the Greek Dodacanese islands on a luxury yacht. …see more
Peaceful setting but not too far from lively towns. Supermarket, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops nearby. Historic towns of Cisternino, Fasano, Martina Franca, Ceglie Messapica, Locorotondo, Alberobello all within 45 mins drive. Blue Flag beaches within 30 mins drive. …see more
The combination of olive groves, archeology, white beaches and the traditional Pugliese cuisine offers amazing opportunities to find the delicate equilibrium between nature and culture.
And not to forget the golf courses nearby and the cities of Ostuni, Cisternino .. The result is that it becomes extremely difficult not to have an unforgettable relaxing holiday! …see more
Beautiful secluded location in mixed neighborhood of both residential and holiday homes. Flooded with light, very thick walls and unusually free from damp. Superb housemaid that visits daily. …see more
50 square-metre trullo built at Ostuni with the typical local white stone, surrounded by a 4200 square-metre ground with lined-up olive trees. 5 sleeping accommodations, bathroom and kitchen at 15 minutes from the beach. Near houses belonged to English owners. …see more
For Italian art lovers: the famous 18th-century Villa Di Lupo Parra, which has been home to arts and artists, will welcome you to show its breathtaking frescoes and be your home in the very heart of Tuscany for a romantic and relaxing holiday of culture and good life. …see more
In addition to enjoying the incomparable view, the quiet, and the exclusivity of the place, you will have the option to switch from the Italian taste of tradition to the Italian taste for fashion, just a few minutes you will find the shop the outlets of Prada and Incisa …see more
A property dating back over 700 years, the luxurious Lendal Tower is located in the heart of the vibrant and historic city of York. The breathtaking roof terrace really does show the most magnificent views over York. …see more
The house is situated in the Cuevas del Cerrico (cave house) quarters above the traditional Spanish town of Baza.The Cave House is an ideal base for exploring Andalucia, although once you've experienced the cosy interior, you may decide to hibernate with a good book and Use of washing machine and tumble drier is also included in the rental price. …see more
Rural B&B with selfcatering cave house with 1 bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/sittingroom.
Situated in a nice hamlet Pulpite, near Cúllar in the Altiplano of Granada.
Ideal for hiking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, climbing, bouldering or just enjoy and relax. …see more
Spectacular Mill building in South Cornwall - perfectly positioned for exploring Cornwall.
Explore the beaches and coast of this beautiful county, wonder at the mystical standing stones or walk the coastal footpath. Visit the amazing Eden Project or Heligan Gardens.
Swim - Surf - Walk - Sail - so many outdoor pursuits or just relax in the Mill - the choice is yours! …see more
Set in a quiet, scenic village location close to Elounda town,this unique traditional stone house provides a comfortable base from which to explore. With its scenic views over Mirambello Bay and its traditional charm, it is a place to experience the real heart of Crete. This unique and characterful house nestles in a quiet corner of the heritage village of Pano Elounda. …see more
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access available
A beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. Stay onboard at our marina as an alternative to an hotel or explore the waterways. A warm welcome awaits. …see more
Beautifully renovated 18th Century Watermill, ideal for families or groups.
Set in it's own secluded woodlands, surrounded by rivers, islands and meadows, spread over 2.5 hectares of private countryside, a wonderful place to relax and escape.
Swim in the river, explore by boat, swing on the rope swing, zip wire across the river, sleep in tree house …see more
Gorgeous apartment in a medieval tower in the chianti. Rich in atmosphere and charme, excellent location for visiting the Chianti and Florence, as well as to relax far from the madding crowd. …see more
Boathouse: A wonderful holiday break at a Dutch lake, close to Schiphol airport, Amsterdam and the famous Dutch bulb fields. Boating, swimming, fishing, cycling and sailing. WIFI access and private parking. (Sailing)Boats available. Private garden, lots of privicy. Boathouse in the country side, waterfront, for visiting Amsterdam and bulbfields close to Schiphol airport …see more
Bansha Castle is one of Ireland's best kept secret get-aways. A former home of the Butlers of Ormonde, this luxurious period property is now yours to experience as a haven of relaxation in the lush county Tipperary countryside, backed by the stunning Galtee mountains.
Fabulous 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. Incredible sea views and walking distance to local coves. Surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance Bay to St Michael's Mount. A perfect base for a beach or walking holiday staying in unique accommodation. Wifi …see more
The Ulivo consists of 4 cones with a double bedroom, an alcove with a double bed or two single beds, a second alcove with double bed (2 beds), a dining room with kitchenette, bathroom, garden. For up to 6 guests …see more
The Ebenezer Chapel is one of those rare character properties that can accommodate the really large family party (up to 22 guests!) with ease: there's an 38ft beamed & galleried lounge, a Finnish sauna-suite, and two stair lifts for disabled or less mobile guests. …see more
Exclusive rental of this charming Riad full of traditional style and modern comforts. It is the fantastic position of this Riad in the most sought after district of the Medina that sets this house apart, all the ancient city has to offer within easy walking distance. The private plunge pool, large roof terrace and friendly staff ensure a warm welcome and a comfortable stay. …see more
With it's private yurt, Cabana Bar and Japanese outdoor hot tub, Reef Break is the ideal place for couples or small groups of friends to relax and have a great time. Have a good time, relax and respect the beauty of this magic place. …see more
A luxury converted 1835 Chapel, in a beautiful setting on the river, overlooking woodland & close to Hexham, Hadrian's Wall & central to all tourist attractions. It has 3 ensuite bedrooms & open plan living space, & has a beautiful riverside position & private garden. Minimum 3 night stay. …see more
Old castle from the XI century which has preserved the old watch tower. Renovated house and turned into good quality accommodation. Located in a very quiet area but well connected. The area is quiet and not far from Barcelona, the Coast and Andorra. …see more
L'immenso uliveto che circonda il trullo vi permetterà di trascorrere un soggiorno nel pieno relax o alla scoperta delle campagne salentine in suggestive escursioni (a piedi, in bici, a cavallo ecc.) A pochi minuti dal mare e dalle spiagge più belle delle nostre coste. …see more
Charming, welcoming group of trulli fully restored. Located in valle d'Itria, Cisternino.
At 3 km there is a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by grass and olive trees, with free entry for our guests.
In addition to the garden, with organic vegetables, there is a lar …see more
Good walking, climbing and hiking area. Lovely quiet village. Close to local shop and pub. Close to Machynlleth, llanidloes and Newtown.. Ideal for Cader Idris, The Owain Glyndwr Trail, The Dyfi Osprey Centre, bird watching, Aberdyfi, Aberdovey,Listed chapel of historc …see more
Newly converted Mill retaining all the original features inlcuding glass panels which show the stream beneath. Set in the beautiful tranquil valley adjacent to the National Park of Monte Rognosi with hundreds of beautiful tracks ideal for keen walkers, cyclists or rider For those who love Art and Antiques there is the famous monthly antiques market in Arezzo.
The Mill is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
Sleeps 2/7. 3 bedroom peaceful watermill. 3 hectares of orchard, meadow and woodland with 400m of river frontage. Ideal for activity holidays or plain relaxing. Located 25km east of the regional capital Limoges, famous for its porcelain,cathedral & restaurants and only 40 mins from the airport, the mill nestles in impressive countryside, near pretty medieval towns …see more
Thue is 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres in Vendee region of France. Recently converted into The Mill and Wheelhouse which can be interconnected to give large 11 bedroom property with 2 heated pools. Wi-fi, games room, log fires, BBQs, decking areas. …see more
Private pool and jacuzzi
Bamboo covered outside dining and sofas
Children's toy, games and book library
iPod …see more
Lovely rustic apartment with private patio, riverside garden, deck and pool. On the doorstep of the Parque Natural of Sierra de Baza, 3 minute walk to the village of Gor with friendly locals and superb bar tapas! …see more
Le Moulin is situated within lovely countryside between the town of St James and St Hilaire du Harcourt on the borders of Normandy and Brittany.The mill is very spacious, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. …see more
The Wheelhouse is 18th century converted water mill set in six acres of private garden and woodland in the Vendee region of France. Large heated pool, wi-fi internet, games room, log fire, BBQ, decking area. All mod cons. …see more
Litton Cheney is between the towns of Bridport, Weymouth and Dorchester in a pretty valley just 2 miles from the sea, the Jurassic Coast and 30 minutes from Portland, Lyme Regis or Axminster for River Cottage aficionados. …see more
Beautiful apartment and surroundings, riverside garden with deck and pool. On the doorstep of the Parque Natural of Sierra de Baza, 3 minute walk to the village of Gor with friendly locals and superb bar tapas!
3rd bedroom available for groups larger than 6 people. …see more