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.
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural …see more
Great house for a family, clean and spacious, and a lot of space surrounded only by nature. More over the hosts have been very nice with us : presents (walnuts and champagne) at the arrival and always… More
Thank you to take time to give your advise about our watermill,we will be happy to have you again in Sarlat.
The Old Chapel has been tastefully converted from a former Gospel Hall dating back to 1838 into a 3 bedroom Cottage sleeping up to 5 people and is the new kid on the block! Being detached it sits in the middle of the quaint village of Chittlehamholt opposite the Exeter …see more
This property was the former mill situated on the tributary into the river Soch , and has been tastefully converted into a delightful cottage that retains many original features. If you know Abersoch, you would never believe this stunning , historic, old mill house tuck …see more
Built in 1840 as the village chapel, Candlelight Cottage was converted in 2010 to provide 2 bedroom accommodation for up to 4 guests. .Located in one of the driest regions in the country, the cottage is a 2-bedroom self catering stone chapel set in the grounds of the o …see more
beautifully renovated cottage,with everything you need for a great holiday peacefull and tranquil surroundings,easy to find and central for the areas attractions and very helpful and friendly owners.V… More
Nested in a 19th century English style park, designed by Alexis de Tocqueville's wife Mary, the Château de Tocqueville was built successively in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries. You will discover one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France, while …see more
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good qua …see more
A converted Windmill dating back to the 1700s, the Mill has been recently renovated to a high standard with underfloor heating throughout. The Mill ground floor comprises a lounge/diner with sofa bed which sleeps +2. It has a logburner and a wall mounted HDTV/ DVD/Blur …see more
We had a lovely couple of days at the Mill - a real home from home! The children loved sleeping in a windmill! Stunning location, only a couple of miles from the sandy beaches of Winterton and Sea Pal… More
Thank you for your kind review, we are really pleased you had a good time!
Lovely spacious comfortable house in quiet rural Norfolk village opposite lovely, welcoming village pub
sleeps up to 10 adults,(+babies or small children) big lounge seats 12, big dining table seats 10. Ideal for families, parties, celebrations, holidays, weekend beaks …see more
A warm welcome from Ian and some lovely scones on our arrival.
A great place to sit and relax or to use as a base to explore the countryside and great beaches of Norfolk.… More
We hope to welcome back you again soon
Debbie and ian
“A fab weekend.....”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We would like to say a huge thankyou to Ian and Debbie. Yiu have an amazing jouse is a picture perfect location. Nothing was too much trouble and everything we requested prior to our arrival was answe… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Old School House. Really pleased you had a great weekend. The visiting chef really enjoyed meeting you and cooking for you.
“Picturesque and quiet cottage, perfect for families”
Reviewed 16 May 2012
We rented this cottage with a group of friends over a long holiday weekend. The place is quiet and perfectly picturesque, and has everything needed for an enjoyable weekend. The landlord & lady are v… More
Trulli del Mandorlo is a newly renovated charming complex of trullos with a private pool (12x6mt) and outdoor barbecue.Inside the main trullo you will find a studio consisting of an alcove kitchen with a breakfast table, small sofa, a nook with a sofabed for two, a bath …see more
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Villa Filitsa is a stone built property listed in the historical home registry in Greece. The property was renovated in 2001 and in 2010 further changes were made.The main entrance to Villa Filitsa is located within a private, …see more
Trulli il Castagno is a traditional farmhouse situated in the heart of the Valle d'Itria - a great location for a relaxing holiday in natural surroundings. The house has been tastefully converted into four independent trullo apartments, each with their own private terra …see more
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Beautif …see more
Mihangel is an exceptionally spacious property. It has two en-suite bedrooms, one double (4m 95cm x 3m 45cm, plus bathroom 1m 87cm x 2m 08cm) and one with twin bunks and a 3rd bed (4m 70cm x 4m 90cm to include bathroom 2m x 2m 15cm)). It has free wi-fi, satellite tv, …see more
This was our first stay in Mihangel we have stayed in the village now for the last 8 years. It is central to the places we like to visit.We were not disappointed with our change in accommodation. It i… More
Thank you so much, Katy, for all your kind words and I am so pleased that you all had a lovely holiday. It is so important to me that my guests have all that they need and enjoy their stay. I hope to see you again.
“Excellent location, cosy place!”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2014
We travelled up as a group of 7, which can normally make it a bit hard to find a place to stay. However, this place was perfect - it was convenient, easy to find at night, cosy yet spacious enough for… More
Thank you for your review, Russell. I am so pleased that you were all comfortable, and enjoyed your visit to South Snowdonia. You travelled a long way from London for just two nights, but you evidently achieved what you set out to do, which was to go up Snowdon (little clues left with printed routes up the mountain!). I hope that now you have seen this beautiful area, that perhaps may consider tackling Cader Idris in the future, which is very close by. Or any of the other mountains in the area, of which we have no shortage! You will be most welcome if you want to stay again, available all around the year!
“Beautiful accommodation, we were left wanting for nothing.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2015
The accommodation was more than ample, light, clean and airy and still managing to cozy and comfortable. Very close to near by park/play area and short walk to near by beach and local train station if… More
Thank you David for your review. I am so pleased that you and the family found Mihangel a good place to get your family together and that you were not disappointed with the facilities. It has come along way since you attended Sunday School in that building! I look forward to seeing you return when you next have a family gathering.
A truly idyllic rural location on the banks of the river Sevre. Sumptuous accommodation combining the charm of an authentic historic mill with an outrageously modern interior decoration. You won't find anything like this elsewhere ! A unique holiday experience. Breakfas …see more
The 'Moulin de la Roche' is even more amazing than it looks in the photos. The setting is idyllic; next to the river which you can cross by the footbridge, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The sou… More
Darsal is a beautiful, carefully restored Riad in a tradional style, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant, exciting old medina just a few minutes walk to centre of the medina, beach and port . Whether relaxing in the tranquil 2nd floor salon with t …see more
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2015
Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and arches and light. It see… More
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2014
We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, walking along the be… More
Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything in good order. Fouad and Aieda will always to their best to help you enjoy your stay.
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Darsal was a perfect place to stay. It has been carefully restored with every attention to detail and with the rental person in mind. Fouad, the house manager, speaks good English and is always will… More
Melin Frogwy has been a water mill since the 18th century. There has been a mill on the site since 1574. It stopped milling in 1948 and was converted into a house that provides self-catering five bedroom accommodation for 10/12 people. Renovations completed in 2013 mean …see more
What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- very… More
** 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
The Axo Houseboat is a self-catering apartment in the heart of the city. You have your own kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and living room. It's has a light and roomy living area with 2 sofas beds, in case the kids don't want to sleep together, and a large d …see more
“Great accommodation and location to explore Amsterdam”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2016
I travelled to Amsterdam to visit friends and was very fortunate to stay on this fabulous houseboat. It was very well equipped, homely, warm and comfortable. I was surprised to find how spacious the l… More
Thanks Debbie, so glad you had a nice time. hope to see you again very soon.
“fun and good location”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Situated in central amsterdam, the houseboat is a good place to stay. Close to the subway station (2 stops from central station) and tram.
I strongly recomend this rental… More
Thanks Olivier, it was a pleasure to have you stay.
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
We arrived a little later than we intended and had to collect the keys from the nearby Amsterdam House Hotel but staff were great and we dealt with the formalities very quickly. The owner of the boat … More
Calgary Castle is a spacious, historic building, dating from about 1775, offering comfortable, warm accommodation. Overlooking the stunning white sands of Calgary bay the castle it is surrounded by approximately 48 acres of woods and a beautiful private walled garden. …see more
Tucked away in the mountains is this little gem. Meander along the dirt road, which leads you to the rural countryside. Once you arrive, your breath will be taken away by the stunning views which surround you. Enjoy the peaceful relaxation that awaits. Wander on walks a …see more
Magic Cottage is a pretty wooden cabin privately set in the peaceful walled garden of our 16th Century stable block house. Our lovely 4m bell tent set up next to the cabin, offers a very special glamping experience. The cabin provides all the facilities and the tent pro …see more
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living.
Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals.
The castle is adjacent to a pristine nature reserve yet wal …see more
“Stunning Location and Excellent Family Atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
The banks of the Bodensee make the ideal Glamping location. The site itself is hidden away but an absolute jewel. The area has a magical quality that made us feel like we were completely free from t… More
You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc
€250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only.
NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who do …see more
Whatmans - A modern interpretation of the classic beach house. Leave your worries behind and switch off.... this home has been designed to fit in with the natural surrounds, creating a feeling of being at one with the environment. While away the hours relaxing under the …see more
Luxury "Glamping" within the grounds of a rural boutique Wine producing Domaine in the Languedoc, South of France. Enjoy the views of surrounding vinyards from your private wooden terrace. Live amongst nature in this large 3 bedroomed open plan wooden based Safari tent …see more
Winner of Norfolk's Best Self Catering Accommodation in the EDP Tourism Awards 2015. The Castle is a Grade II listed Regency Castellated House boasting high ceilings and comfortable accommodation on 2 floors. Enormous well equipped kitchen with table to seat 16 and uti …see more
Spent Christmas at the Grove for three night with extended family of 16. Well catered for and everything you required was provided.
Furniture and fittings were very nice and the grounds including a w… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much that you're thinking about returning next year. Alison
“Perfect accommodation for our stay on the North Norfolk Coast”
Reviewed 23 Jun 2015
The property we stayed in was large and spacious with beautifully finished and very well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. The dining room was large as was the comfortable lounge. We received a very war… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our holiday cottage, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Alison
King John's Castle dates back to 1080 and was rebuilt in 1830. This exquisite English Castle is situated on an elevated position, giving magnificent views across the Wiltshire countryside together with having the advantage of being within a short walk of th …see more