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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £243 / night

£1,430 - £2,225 / week

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from £243 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with golf nearby in Morfa Bychan

Porthmadog / Morfa Bychan

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£300 - £619 / week

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avg. 1 hour 59 minutes

from £45 / night

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Bouelles holiday castle rental

Seine-Maritime / Bouelles

11 23 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £2,057 / night

£8,742 / week

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from £2,057 / night

(108) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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avg. 3 hours 22 minutes

from £70 / night

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Saint-Seurin-de-Prats

Dordogne / Saint-Seurin-de-Prats

24 50 2 nights min

  • 24 bedrooms
  • sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £2,160 / night

£15,118 / week

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from £2,160 / night

5

Puerto de San Jose holiday beach hut rental

Escuintla Department / Puerto de San Jose

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool

from £250 / night

£1,751 / week

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from £250 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Coochiemudlo Island holiday beach hut accommodation

Redland City / Coochiemudlo Island

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

Certificate of Excellence

from £79 / night

£392 / week

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from £79 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £138 / night

£626 / week

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avg. 3 hours 50 minutes

from £138 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

Vaucluse / Valreas

7 15 min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • sleeps 15
  • min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £669 / night

£4,680 / week

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from £669 / night

(38) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£458 - £644 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Sageston holiday shepherds hut rental

Tenby / Sageston

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Private garden

from £126 / night

£716 / week

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from £126 / night

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Monte Cerignone holiday converted chapel rental

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Monte Cerignone

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£165 - £1,893 / week

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from £26 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill rental

County Londonderry / Coleraine

6 24 min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 24
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £573 / night

£3,149 - £44,083 / week

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from £573 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday lighthouse in Skrova

Vagan / Skrova

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £155 / night

£1,080 / week

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from £155 / night

(25) Average 

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Holiday converted chapel in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

8 22 min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • sleeps 22
  • min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £315 / night

£1,245 - £2,495 / week

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from £315 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £61 / night

£350 - £3,748 / week

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from £61 / night

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Edge Hill holiday tree house rental

Cairns Region / Edge Hill

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £134 / night

£849 / week

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from £134 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Rothesay holiday tipi/teepee rental

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £37 / night

£257 - £561 / week

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from £37 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Trullo rental in Ostuni with swimming pool

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool

from £124 / night

£823 - £1,584 / week

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from £124 / night

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Bastar holiday tented camp rental

Bastar District / Bastar

1 30 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 345 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £14 / night

£73 / week

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from £14 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Romenay

Saone-et-Loire / Romenay

11 20 min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • sleeps 20
  • min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £1,029 / night

£4,628 - £7,508 / week

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avg. 3 hours 51 minutes

from £1,029 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Tavistock

Dartmoor National Park / Tavistock

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 31 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £58 / night

£287 - £596 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £58 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Flores / Labuan Bajo

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £737 / night

£5,158 / week

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from £737 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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avg. 43 minutes

from £70 / night

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Clerac

Charente-Maritime / Clerac

10 30 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £1,543 / night

£10,799 - £32,396 / week

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from £1,543 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Aurignac

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £57 / night

£504 - £2,880 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Ipswich

Suffolk / Ipswich

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £201 / night

£1,403 / week

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from £201 / night

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Holiday trullo in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Private garden

from £67 / night

£463 - £1,029 / week

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from £67 / night

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Holiday castle in La Chataigneraie

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £221 / night

£1,543 / week

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from £221 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Valsecca holiday tree house rental

Sant'Omobono Terme / Valsecca

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £206 / night

£1,441 / week

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from £206 / night

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Holiday tented camp with golf nearby in Canungra

Scenic Rim / Canungra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

from £163 / night

£1,110 / week

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from £163 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Kilifi holiday beach hut rental

Coast Province / Kilifi

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £73 / night

£455 - £583 / week

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from £73 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Eyemouth

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £430 / night

£1,237 - £1,958 / week

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from £430 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Tented camp rental in Oudtshoorn

Western Cape / Oudtshoorn

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £72 / night

£504 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut accommodation

Gwynedd / Llandderfel

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£447 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Kariba

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £273 / night

£1,638 / week

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from £273 / night

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Holiday tented camp in Kolad

Raigad District / Kolad

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £14 / night

£69 / week

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from £14 / night

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Holiday tented camp rental

Chikkamagaluru District / Chikmagalur

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £14 / night

£96 / week

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from £14 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Ponte de Lima

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £88 / night

£566 / week

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from £88 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Guildford

Surrey / Guildford

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £344 / night

£1,603 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £344 / night

Unusual holiday homes (5956)

Why stay in a mediocre hotel when you can stay in an unusual holiday home? From exotic and colourful riads in Morocco to glamourous yachts in Florida, Holiday Lettings has thousands of unique rentals to inspire and excite inquisitive travellers.

If your go-to is unusual holiday cottages in the UK, how about trying something a little more adventurous? Go for an atmospheric castle in the Scottish highlands, or maybe soak up the history at a 14-century trullo. The memories you'll make with a stay in a unique holiday home will be treasured forever.

Castle holidays

What could be more grand than staying in your own private castle for a week or two? Kids will love playing princes and princesses and you can lord it up like a king or queen! From 15-century stately piles in Scotland to imposing and impressive castles overlooking the Spanish hills, Holiday Lettings has hundreds of castles to hire.

If you're looking for a traditional French chateau for rent, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is a great place to start. Choose from a wide range of chateau holidays where you can swim in the lake, enjoy barbecues in the sun and explore the diverse landscape, including the peaks of the Pyrenees and the sandy beaches on the coast. So, when it comes to chateau hire, France is hard to beat.

Yacht rentals in Florida

Holidays don't get more glam than this! Book a yacht for hire and you'll feel like an A-lister for a week or two. Quirky holiday cottages are all well and good, but if you want to get a taste of the high-life, nothing quite beats speeding along the waves with the wind in your hair on a luxury yacht.

For a huge choice of yacht rentals, Florida is a safe bet. If it's natural beauty and wildlife you're looking for, hire a yacht near the Everglades. If you fancy a spot of shopping before enjoying dinner, head to the coastal cities of St Petersburg, Tampa, and Naples. Or for world-famous beaches, choose the Florida Keys and Miami.

Trulli in Puglia

This traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof is one of the most unusual holiday accommodation types around. These stunning homes are so special that the trulli in Alberobello, Italy, are are UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some date back to the 14th century, so you'll find historical features in every nook and cranny of your trullo rental.

Trulli houses in Puglia are not only pleasing on the eye, they are practical, too. The thick stone walls keep the interiors cool and, as you'll find plenty of trulli with pools on Holiday Lettings, feeling uncomfortably hot won't be a worry! You can visit the region's medieval sights and come back to a relaxing trullo in Puglia at the end of a busy day.

Cave houses to rent

Like the Italian trulli and quirky cottages in the UK, Spanish cave houses are a welcome retreat from the midday sun. These historic homes owe their existence to the region's unique geology – eruptions of rock formed from the sediments of a prehistoric sea. Holiday Lettings has a fantastic range of cave houses to rent in Spain, so whether you're looking for a romantic bolthole or a larger cave house with a pool for families, you're sure to find it.

Altiplano de Granada in Andalucía is home to some of the oldest cave houses in Spain. Stay in this beautiful region to visit world-famous landmarks such as the Alcázar castle in Seville, the Los Alcornocales Natural Park and Córdoba's Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral.

Shepherds hut holidays

A wise sage once said that good things come in small packages, and that is very true of shepherds hut holidays. What they lack in space, they make up for in character. And anyway... who needs sprawling interiors when you've got the wide open countryside on your doorstep? Many have wood-burners and fire pits so you can book shepherd huts to rent, whatever the weather!

The historic county of Yorkshire with its Roman and Viking history is home to many unusual holiday lets, from unique holiday cottages to modern barn conversions. The shepherd hut rentals in this area make the most of the stunning countryside, which includes two national parks. You'll also find plenty to choose from nearer the towns and cities. Visit Jorvik Viking Centre in York for a fascinating day out, or maybe enjoy a relaxed afternoon at an uber-cool cafe in Leeds.

Riads in Marrakech

These traditional Moroccan homes typically consist of two or more storeys around an Andalusian-style courtyard with a fountain. They were once stately city homes of rich merchants and courtiers, but today, many have been converted into stunning holiday homes. Their unique structure means that they can accommodate large groups, or families, wanting to travel together. Guests can enjoying the privacy of their own area with the opportunity to socialise in the central courtyard.

If you're looking for riad holidays, Marrakech, and Morocco more broadly, is the obvious choice. With its ancient cities, colourful markets and intoxicating cuisine, this diverse country will have you returning again and again. Go camel trekking in the desert, explore the rugged coastline or potter around the bustling souks before relaxing back at your riad in Morocco.

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.

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Dar Qawi - Riad by the Sea
A lovely holiday - Dar Qawi is just perfect

I visited Dar Qawi with two friends who had never been to a Moslem country and we had a wonderful time. The house is perfect and it is clear that so much thought has gone into making every detail just right. The Housekeeper, Zara looked after us really well and cooked us several delightful evening meals as well as our daily breakfast. We were really grateful to be met at the city gate by the Manager who guided us to the house. We found Essaouira a really safe and friendly place and would recommend it for young and old alike. There are lots of very reasonable restaurants and the fish is out of this world. We all hope to have the opportunity to return to Dar Qawi and thank Kia Armstrong for everything she did to ensure we had a perfect visit to Morocco.see more
Cueva Peralta
Cool cave, stunning scenery

Cueva Peralta has it all. Great location, stunning scenery and fabulous cave house. If you are looking for a rural Spanish setting in a traditional and very well equipped and furnished cave house then book this one. On the edge of the village that has all you need it is a perfect base for exploring the Andalucian altiplano. Blue green lakes, gorges with spectacular walks, sleepy villages, poppies, mountains and culture. You are only 1 hour away from historic Granada with the incredible Alhambra Palace. If you want to view the Arabic quarter of the city (Albaycin) I would recommend hiring a Segway- brilliant fun and saves all the legwork. Then why not cool off and relax at the Arab baths, 33euro for 2 hours indulgence in the hot and cold pools, mint tea and a message too! We will definitely be booking again and huge thank you to Bob and Ian for their help and general friendliness. Rounding the day off with a glass or two of Rioja, BBQ and hot tub. Superb!see more
Dream Lover Boat & Breakfast on Anna Maria Island
A fabulous, not to be missed, experience

Staying aboard a large sailboat was just plain cool. Beautiful accommodations, great location, very relaxing and truly nice, interesting hosts. We stayed 4 nights and it was as memorable a stay as my wife and I have ever had anywhere. Go, enjoy conversations with Kay and Jonathan and eat dinner at the French restaurant, a two block walk away. You will be enthusiastically telling friends about your stay for the rest of your life. Cheers, Bruce and Judysee more
Chateau La Gauterie
The perfect holiday?

If your perfect holiday is about amazing accommodation, idylic surroundings, a bit of exercise (great cycling, Suping, swimming (rivers and pool)), excellent restaurants, good wine, and a lot of relaxing, then Chateau Gauterie ticks every box! … see more
Quarry House Shepherds Retreat
Found our perfect retreat

I can only repeat what other's have said. Perfect in every way. Fantastic location, friendly owners, fabulous area. All you need or could want is provided to make your stay perfect. Everything is of the most superb quality and spotless. Lovely ensuit with a super shower. If you need to wind down then this is the place.see more
Relax and leisure at Trulli Angela
Beautiful and peaceful

This was our favorite accommodation on our Italian travels. The standard of renovation of the Trulli was outstanding. Rosanna herself was incredibly helpful and welcoming. The pool area is lovely as is the whole setting. Beds are very comfortable, with plenty of space for everyone. Moments drive to the beautiful town of Locorotondo, a hidden jem! From here you can easily drive to many beautiful places. That's if you can bear to leave this beautiful house!see more