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.
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
This charming secluded Trullo is set in three acres of gated grounds overlooking the beautiful Vallee D'Itria , with a 14m x7.5m private salt-water pool. Sweeping countryside views give a real feeling of privacy and tranquility despite being only 4km from the ancie …see more
The Old Flax Mill, Aghadowey, County Londonderry, Causeway CoastThe Top Floor of the Old Flax Mill is available for lease as a separate unit for your exclusive use. it comes with its onw huge lounge and dining room, two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a famil …see more
This simple tipi is located in the middle of the mongolian Reindeer Population " Tsaatan" in Taiga, Huvsgul.Upon request reindeer riding is possible during winter. Reindeer population live near the Russian boarder, therefore, we need a special permission to en …see more
The Chateau d'Esparron is a listed historic building and has been in the Castellane family ever since its foundation in the 13th century.
Overlooking the old village on one side and the countryside on the other, the original building was added on to up until the 18th c …see more
Amazing, tranquil, spectacular - just some of the words our previous guests have used to describe Trullo Azzurro and its setting. It is a beautiful trullo, which we lovingly restored and maintain, employing traditional methods and materials to retain its magical charact …see more
We spent 10 days at the comfortable and characterful Trullo azzurro , situated some 10-15 minutes drive from the nearby town of Locorotondo with its lovely old quarter and many fine restaurants. This … More
“Getting away from it just got a whole lot better!”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
We have just enjoyed an amazing week in a very unique property in a very special location! Mark and Mary have painstakingly renovated their trulli and it was a pleasure and privilege to be there. The … More
“comfortable, well-appointed trullo for unique holiday experience”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2014
We had an excellent holiday in this beautiful trullo set in the middle of the Puglia countryside with beautiful views over the vines and olive trees.
The trullo has all mod cons, with dishwasher,… More
Exclusive 1700 oil mill recently converted into a luxurious home is situated near the border between Liguria and Tuscany along a river and a few minutes from the beach.This spacious 300 sqm. property has 5 meter high brick ceilings, marble pillars and a fireplace in the …see more
Das Objekt ist sehr stilvoll in sehr gutem Zustand und absolut empfehlenswert, die Verwalterin sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Für Familien mit älteren Kindern gut geeignet, für ganz kleine Kinder… More
River Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7+) and The Boathouse 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4+2). Two properties at the most exclusive location on the Isle of Wight, based on the quiet waterside by the River Yar estuary and yet just 300m from the lovely harbour town.
High quality proper …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
The Chapel offers comfortable accommodation and furnishings with original chapel character including stained glass windows, beams, chapel nooks and pulpit in main bedroom. Stunning views over the breathtaking scenery that is the Pembrokeshire coast. 5-10 minutes walk do …see more
“Perfect Escape for Holiday with friends and kids”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2012
I rented Chapel House for a girly get away with our 4 children (age 4-7).
It was November and blowing a gale but the stunning beach (5 mins walk away) stayed really sheltered and we spent our days … More
“beautiful place and spotless”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
Stayed at the chapel for the New Year. Stunning views from the master bedroom . Beautiful place to stay . Spotless throughout . Would recommend to all my family and friends . Great communication with … More
“Not as nice as it looks!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
First the good news, the owner was very nice and responded immediately to our problem of not having heat upon arrival and she was a pleasure to work with while making the booking.
On the darker s… More
I was very surprised to read the review - the shower is new in the downstairs bathroom and has always provided a hot shower - I wonder if the guests did not switch on the power shower - there is a cord that controls that and as it is a power shower it always provides plenty of hot water. The fireplace has a gas stove with clear instructions to work and again has not caused any problems and the oven like all ovens has 2 heat control buttons for the two ovens and again hasn't caused any problems if the guests had called me or my cleaning team I could have talked them through the instructions and was unaware of any issues until reading this as they never contacted me. I have a 24 hour service if there is a problem and will always do my best to resolve any issue that the guests may have.
Distinctive stone tower ,equipped with every comfort, in an extraordinarily scenic location. Located in Valdarno, in front of the Chianti hills, between Florence and Arezzo is only half an hour from Siena. Due to its location, is an excellent starting point to visit the …see more
Located in the picturesque village of Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon canal. Walking distance to Bath city centre, also perfect cycle route/commute to Bath or Bradford-on-Avon.
Larkspur is a generously sized fully furnished 10x65 houseboat. Brand new, just recently bee …see more
Looking for that really special holiday home? Jerusalem Chapel in the beautiful and friendly little village of Abergynolwyn, in Snowdonia National Park, truly has it all, NOW including a fabulous sauna in the main chapel!
See the reviews below, they say it all!
A st …see more
We celebrated my sister 70th Birthday here, and everything was just as it looks in the photos
Excellent accommodation and superb party venue. Everything was so easy we loved it all.
We had original… More
Sleep on the water! Enjoy this unique opportunity to stay at Pelican Place - a floating home on this beautiful bay. Enjoy this 84 sq meters floating 2-story home. House sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults with up to 3 children works well too.
House details: On the bottom f …see more
4 separate houses around a courtyard sleeping 14, 6, 6 and 4. Indoor dining hall with hand made oak tables and wooden tables outside, under a large covered terrace and on the lawn so your group can have meals together. Each house also has it's own "private&quo …see more
We were a family party of 28 ranging from 18 months to 60 plus. The accommodation was ideal with sufficient bedrooms. The covered dining terrace was brilliant and with excellent weather we were able t… More
“Fantastic! A wonderful place for families”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2013
We were a family group of 17 adults and 4 children, the place was perfect for us.
Beautiful setting, great pool and facilities for small children. Dining room and terrace with seating for us all, bu… More
The cabin itself is impeccably presented - beautiful, unique furnishings and a place in which you felt instantly comfortable. Set in well-maintained, idyllic gardens - with Bruno providing freshly-pic… More
Thank you for your kind appreciation.
I am very happy to know that you enjoy your stay in our place and our beautiful and quiet surrounding.
I remember your couple as a young and nice people.
We appreciate your way,and good communication we have.
You are certainly hosts than we can recommand
Thank you for leaving the cabin clean and good condition.
We will be pleased to see you again.
“Lovely Little Cabin In The Woods”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2016
Bruno has created an idyllic little place to stay, far enough away from the crowd to see the stars at night, but not so far as to feel too remote. Both he and his wife could not have been more accommo… More
Thank you for your kind apreciation. we 've been also very happy to receive you and know that you have been sensitive to the charm of our beautiful environment. I would be very happy to see you again.. And thank you for leaving the cabin clean and tidy . For those reading this review, i confirm that you are hosts of quality..
At another time I hope
Casa Cueva La Piedra is a beautifully restored and fully furnished self catering cave-house, with all mod cons including free WIFI, available for holiday rental and mini-breaks in the heart of the stunning unspoilt countryside of rural inland Andalucia in Southern Spain …see more
choose between 2 self-contained traditional Italian houses. The trullo sleeps up to 5 people orLamia sleeps 4 people These properties may be rented together or separately, however the PRICE SHOWN REFERS TO ONE HOUSE a discount can be offered if you wish both properties. …see more
Thue is an 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres of private land, located in the Vendee region of Western France. Recently converted into The Mill and The Wheelhouse which can be interconnected giving a very large 11 bedroom property, or rented individually …see more
Thue was the perfect location for our party of 16 adults and we could easily have housed many more! Two great heated pools, table tennis, well equipped kitchen, a football pitch, 10 bikes, 2 villages,… More
“A great venue for a large family holiday. Everyone had a great time”
Reviewed 17 Jun 2012
Our second holiday at Thue. There were 16 of us this time and 19 last time, age range from 17 to 57 in an extended family. We rented both the Mill & Wheelhouse and there was plenty of room and space. … More
“Everything that a very large group could ask for.”
Reviewed 20 Sep 2011
Despite only taking a group of around 20 to a place that could hold 30, the costs per person of staying here still worked out as great value for money. Having rented the whole place out meant we were … More
Thanks for the great feedback, hope you visit again.
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
Trullo Stefano is set in an idyllic rural location 5 min drive from the historic town of Cisternino, one of the most beautiful towns in Puglia. Cisternino is renowned for its many gourmet restaurants and interesting bars. The weekly Monday outdoor market is stocked with …see more
Swallow Tail offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 4 people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own shower/wc, the doubl …see more
Dar Leila is a fully restored 19th century riad, located at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage listed medina in Essaouira, Morocco. We purchased it 8 years ago and have loved every minute of the journey and sharing it with guests.The stylish, spacious and light-fill …see more
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2014
We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under 5, w… More
The structure is composed of 10 trulli dating back to 800. Thanks to its central location in a short time can easily reach all the destinations more attractive in the area. Alberobello, the capital of Trulli is situated just 3 km. The caves of Castellana and the zoo saf …see more
You will stay in a fishermen village. WCG is run by a Ghanaian and Italian couple. Our host compound is placed in between the lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. The natural environment will offer you peace and a unique experience. Close to Togo border.
Far away from noisy b …see more
The Keepers Cottage can be enjoyed in every season, on the clear days when panoramic views extend out in every direction and the exhilarating, wild, stormy evenings when the heating ensures a cosy stayYou can imagine being a lighthouse keeper by staying in the cottage, …see more
Trullo De Corato is a lovely restored and fitted trulli complex in the peaceful contryside in the heart of Valle d'Itria with its fresh and dry air even in the hottest of Apulian summers. The trullo is beautifully located on the top of a sunny and airy hill with a …see more