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.
Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
The villa sits in one of the most beautiful area south of Bari, surrounded by century-old olive trees. The villa consists of a 'trullo', a 'lamia' and an 'alcova'. There is a master bedroom, a twin bedroom with 2 single beds, a bathroom w …see more
Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
A luxurious and spacious self catering property with iconic trulli cones, a private swimming pool and WiFi set in a tranquil Puglian countryside of olive groves, fruit trees and stone walls. Restored to a very high standard and tastefully furnished to provide the creatu …see more
This Beautiful Trullo complex is ideal for large families and groups of friends looking for a getaway from it all break in the beautiful Puglian countryside. The Trullo is situated near the summer capital of Ostuni (known as the white city) which boasts the liveliest ba …see more
Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Welcome to Trullo Il Paradiso, our 250 year old beautifully renovated trullo surrounded by ancient olive groves and fruit trees just 5 miles from the towns of Ostuni and Martina Franca. ll Paradiso is a luxury property set in 5 acres of peaceful countryside. Come and en …see more
We had the best time at this wonderfully appointed unique holiday home. The pool was cleaned everyday for our own use, the grounds around the trulli were quiet without being miles away from our sights… More
Nearest beach 14 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Trulli Marchione is a beautifully restored Trulli with WiFi and a private heated pool nestled in the countryside, but very close to the town of Castellana Grotte. It is in a great location where you get the best of both worlds. It is far enough from the madding crowd bu …see more
Enjoy your own private castle with an inviting and relaxed 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 within walking distance to …see more
Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
A uniquely contemporary take on a medieval watch-tower complex and national monument, Torre di Sopra makes an ideal base from which to sightsee in Florence and the rest of Tuscany. The main tower property includes 2 double and two twin bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, si …see more
We stayed at La Casina and enjoyed the freedom of the garden and courtyard eating area. The weather was very hot so be prepared with insect creams etc.
Jane was very friendly and helpful, she e… More
“A truly amazing place to create some lifelong memories.”
Reviewed 18 Aug 2014
From the moment we drove into the gated grounds to the moment we left we knew we chose the right house for the Tuscany/Florence piece of our vacation.
Upon arrival we were greeted by our hostess, J… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
A stunning conversion of a former Methodist Chapel, the Old Sunday School is a holiday home on a very grand scale, both in its sheer size and simple opulence. Quietly situated just a minute's walk from the harbour, this is a holiday home like no other in the villag …see more
Nearest beach 180 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Dar Soulahfa nestles in the streets and alleyways that form the very heart of the old Medina of Marrakech. Ideally located in the most desirable area of the ancient town, this wonderful position makes it so easy to explore all this exotic city has to offer. The house ha …see more
Great atmosphere, well managed, excellent staff. We ate in every night as the ladies' cooking was so good! Lovely weather (sunny, with cool nights) and we really enjoyed our week.… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here in January with our three children aged 5, 7 and 8. Initially we were going to stay outside the Medina but are glad we changed our minds! Dar Soulahfa is a beautiful Riad with immaculat… More
“Great house in a great location.”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
A lovely house with excellent friendly staff. Beautifully restored riad with total privacy centrally located, yet in a quiet backstreet near all the sights. We took 3 kids (9,6 and 2 years) and my 83 … More
The old mill has two large bedrooms, one with a double bed and windows over the river and a door to the outside terrace, both bedrooms have an ipod stand to bring yor music.The second bedroom has two single beds and a window overlooking the waterfall made by the rivulet …see more
“amazing mountain hideaway with its own stream & stunning waterfall view”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2011
The Mill is set in lovely scenery with green forest in every direction. The location between stream waterfall and forrest is unbeatable. On a clear night, the moon rises over the mountain silhouetting… More
Thank you for your excellent review, we have tried to make the Mill as comfortable as possible, unfortunately we will not be able to put a bath in as the bathroom is too small, but we do out best to attend to all improvements that we can make at the Mill and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
“Paradise_the real Italy still exists”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2011
First of all I want to congratulate Sandro for his amazing work with the mill. We also felt very wellcome and could find all we need it at the mill. The place looks exactly as in the photos below, so … More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are so very happy that your stay in the Mill was memorable as this means a lot to us we love it so much. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
“Interesting base in beautiful locality”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2011
My husband and I were the first guests to stay in this unusual and eye-catching property arriving slightly before the renovation was totally completed. It is best suited to families with two older ch… More
Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Cueva Don Pablo is situated high up on the outskirts of Orce but offers a breathtaking panoramic view on the village, the woods, the valley and the mountains beyond. The house is fully furnished and is self-catering. If you are looking for an original rental, away from …see more
We stayed here for 3 nights and Mia and Walter did everything in their power to make our stay uforgettable.
The environment is magnificent and we enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing time. There is also po… More
Nice to read that you enjoyed your stay in our little paradise. Thanks a bunch for this positive note. You were wonderful guests!
Nearest beach 26 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Dawn Chorus Holidays offer two spacious safari-style canvas lodges and three shepherd huts, set on a working farm near the beautiful market town of Beccles. Children will delight in the space, fresh air and seeing how a working farm works and parents will love to be abl …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
From the main rooms you can step onto the veranda which juts over the sea, above which is the stunning roof terrace with infinity swimming pool and sunbathing offering fantastic views over the sea to St Tropez. All rooms & bedrooms have un- interrupted stunning sea vi …see more
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
Perfect place, perfect peace, perfect Puglia.Trullo Serena is a delightful renovated ancient trullo situated in Capo di Gallo on a hilltop a few kilometres from Alberobello with wonderful far reaching views across the Itria Valley. It is so peaceful and quiet, somethin …see more
Nearest beach 13 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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
Nearest beach 13 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
"Pietra 800" antico trullo immerso nella campagna salentina, tipica costruzione in pietra a secco di origine esclusiva della Puglia, oggi dimora che risveglia vecchie tradizioni contadine rivisitate in un confort esclusivo.40 alberi di ulivo secolari vi regale …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
The Trulli Monte Papa is a stunning property just next to Ceglie Messapica in the rolling hills of Puglia, the undiscovered jewel of south Italy.As well as the superbly-restored main trullo, containing one bedroom, a spacious living room, fully-equipped kitchen and bedr …see more
Le Moulin de Pattus is a beautiful 17th century stone watermill in the heart of the Gard countryside in the sunny South of France.It lies on the Vidourle river nearest to the pretty village of Salinelles and 3km from the picturesque medieval town of Sommieres which is h …see more
Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Glentruim Castle has been beautifully extended and fully renovated to create an intimate atmosphere that is welcoming throughout the year. Offering spacious rooms with great attention to style and detail yet still retaining many of its original features it is the ideal …see more
We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as … More
“THE BEST BIRTHDAY BASH IN THE MOST AMAZING CASTLE”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Returned to Glentruim for a Special Birthday!
The Comfort, Space, Hot-tub, Cinema room, Log fires and Scenery are all fantastic.
13 girls spent 3 nights at this amazing Castle. The beauty of stayin… More
Thank you for your great review. Glentruim is a beautiful place and we are delighted that all of our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Our aim is to provide excellent accommodation and a warm and welcoming environment in which our guests feel totally relaxed and at home, and to create special memories that will live with them forever more. The fact that you are a repeat customer several times over speaks volumes. Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Think of an amazing, beautiful castle and multiply by 50”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Glentrium Castle was out of this world, incredible. I have never in my life stayed in such an amazing self catering accommodation, let alone a castle! It is a beautiful castle, very large, but not sca… More
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Daisy is a 4 meter Lotus Belle Tent, perfect for couples, on a tiny Glamping site in a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty in Glorious North Cornwall.Daisy Tent has everything you need for a truly comfortable stay - fully carpeted with a double bed, plenty of storage, …see more
Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children;
La Tour is a unique architect designed three floored building, using local ways of building and regional materials it appears to have been there nestling in the forest forever. It compliments the pine landscape and looks like a fairytale retreat. It is very popular wi …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
North Mill has 1 double and 1 twin bedded room. The double has an ensuite power shower/loo and the twin has a bathroom attached with power shower and bath,loo etc. There is a sitting/dining room with a piano and antique furniture and paintings. There is a fully fitted …see more
We had a brilliant stay! Beautiful cottage, stunning scenery, excellent location, lovely hospitality. Sally was fantastic. We could have asked for a better host. Comfortable beds, soft linen, power sh… More
“"Best of British!"”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2012
Forget the weather and just induldge in this oh so British setting by the river. The 800 year old building just oozes characture and charm with a modicum of modern day conveniences. The garden with fr… More
“Home From Home - with extras!”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
With Sally's hospitality, the peaceful location and comfort of North Mill, we had a perfect relaxing holiday.
Lots of nature to observe; chickens in the garden, fish in the river, all sorts of birds … More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
Luxury vacation home with a private pool in Puglia. Trulli Fico d'India is a very well refined complex of trulli and lamie with a private 12x6 meter swimming pool set in the Ceglie Messapica countryside.This luxury private residence has been perfectly renovated with an …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
A traditional cave house with 2 bedrooms (1 master bedroom) in the traditional village of Vothonas. The village is situated in the centre of the island about 3 klm from the nearest beach, 2 klm from the airport / 8 klm from the port and 4 klm from the capital of the Isl …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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
Beautifully renovated and enlarged three double bedroom, three bathroom trullo (sleeps 6-8 people). Now with free WIFI. Next to the 10x5m private swimming pool is a luxury outside covered dining area with stone dining table and kitchen with BBQ and drinks fridge for com …see more
The Torchio Trullo was absolutely lovely. The recent renovations have created a beautifully modern but sympathetically completed accommodation. The outdoor space is ideal for those seeking absolute s… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Lovely grade 2 listed Gothic Castle folly with outstanding sea and estuary views. A short walk from Teignmouth town centre and sea front and easy driving access to Dawlish, Shaldon, Torquay, Dartmoor and Exeter plus many other south Devon attractions. The property has p …see more
Booking process easy & professional, property was just as described, fantastic atmosphere, views, facilities. Location ideal for coastal trips, trips to Dartmoor, walks. Town easily accessible. We wer… More
“Yannon Towers Weekend”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
Old character packed house perfect for our long weekend house party of 10. Liked the 'shabby chic'' of the main room decor contrasted with the modern kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The atmosphere… More
“Beautiful House to stay in, lovely views.”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Had a wonderful comfortable stay in this folly house, pretending I was lady of the manor. Great views from top of tower.
Amazingly. though it's big, it's cozy. we will be stay again in future.… More
Nearest beach 70 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A beautifully converted detached five double bedroom, five bathroom Chapel. Situated in the conservation area of Malmesbury, the oldest borough in England and very Cotswold 'chocolate box', is Chapel House. A stunning detached five double bedroom, five bathroom convert …see more
“A truly great experience in this converted Chapel, in the cetre of Malmesbury”
Reviewed 24 Jul 2013
Chapel house is a great place to stay, beatifully furnished a real home from home. It was ideal for my daughter wedding at the Abbey, just a few minutes away. The main reception room is very grand wit… More
“unique home and wonderful stay”
Reviewed 2 May 2012
We had a wonderful stay around a family wedding. Chapel House was a real find-------5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms made wedding primping easy for teenagers! A lovely large living room with gas log fire ac… More
I have just returned from staying in the beautiful chapel house with 8 friends for my 30th Birthday weekend.
The house was amazing, with the main living room providing the real wow factor & ample roo… More
Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Are you looking for a comfortable apartment for 2 people? Our apartment is a self-contained part of a water villa. It has a living room and open plan kitchen with all modern equipment. The living room has patio doors directly to the water. On the ground floor there is a …see more