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.
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
The castle has been owned by numerous families over the years. The present owners are Pat and Maria Collins who bought the property in 1995. The family have spent several years renovating the Castle to ensure that it offers tourists a totally relaxing and tranquil break …see more
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
The lovely Rice mill (Pileria del Riso) of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra is in the heart of the castle complex and has access on the castle's wonderful gardens.
It's the ideal place for a totally relaxing holiday in contact with nature, history and culture.
You can …see more
Moulin de Neuffons (Mill of the Nine Fountains). Recently restored, this 12th Century water mill is in a truly magical location set on its own small island on the river Dropt. Accessible by a wide bridge the mill has three terraces, each planted with English roses and l …see more
Despite the weather being unseasonal for July we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Le Neuffons.
The Mill is fabulous and remains traditional to it's roots. What you see in the pictures is definitely… 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
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
The cottage is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday in a very peaceful village within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. It would suit couples or families that either want to walk and explore the local countryside and mountains or those who want to use it as a base to e …see more
Everything you could ever wish for all under one roof. From the minute you arrive you will be greeted with a smile and taken on a tour to explain how everything operates and explained whats in the area
The house has been designed and themed around offering complete rel …see more
Friendly greeting, shown round and everything was explained clearly. The villa was spotless and everything worked. There is plenty for everyone to do and you can still chat to one another from the poo… More
“Brilliant, but slightly dated”
Reviewed 6 Mar 2014
Went to stay for a week at the end of Feb, Warren was very welcoming and showed us how to use all the gadgets/tablet controlled television etc. We had a fantastic time, and the pool was the perfect si… More
Thank you for your review and I appreciate the positives and will rectify the negatives to the best of my ability. I will add more lighting to the mezzanine floor area. Some of the audio equipment is being upgraded this summer. The air hockey I was not aware of and will look into this ASAP. We do appreciate all guests’ comments and where areas do need to improving we will do all we can to rectify them. Overall I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return again in the future
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
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
Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Masseria Parco d'Albero è un complesso masserizio situato nell'ondulato paesaggio del Parco della Murgia, inserito in un'area SIC (Sito di Interesse Comunitario) grazie alle sue particolari caratteristiche naturalistiche di flora e fauna.E' il luogo …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
There's a neat and tidy contemporary feel throughout with much of the original character maintained. There's a magnificent arched window to the side with a wonderful view across to St Boniface Down. The main living space is arranged over two floors; the kitchen and dini …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Church at The Old Manse provides a large, unique, luxury, self catering property for exploring central Scotland or having that special get together with family and friends. With five bedrooms; stunning open plan kitchen and lounge; galleried snooker area; and sauna …see more
Trullo Bellissimo is a luxury, bijou villa with a bespoke interior design, sympathetically restored to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings.This ancient c300 year old building is set in its own tranquil 3acre olive grove, with stunning terraces (cock …see more
From the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and oli… More
“Unique and wonderful place with huge pool”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well eq… More
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
Reviewed 1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in th… More
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A beautifully restored, tranquil water mill situated in the rolling countryside of the Charentes/Limousin border, Moulin de Marousse is on a river and surrounded by fields and woods. This delightful stone property boasts period features, open fireplaces, a private walle …see more
We were first attracted to the Moulin by the photos, and we were not disappointed. What you see is what you get. It is a magic property, in a beautiful, if unspectacular, part of rural France.
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Aug 12 was our fifth visit to Moulin de Marousse and as expected we had a really great time. Peaceful surroundings and a large house means we do not get in each others space. Moulin has
everything f… More
“Fabulous house and location”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2012
We stayed at moulin de Marousse for one week in September . The house was spotlessly cleaned on arrival. We were made welcome with an arrival pack.
The house is spacious and in a beautiful location… More
The Beyond The Sea is one of the largest Yachts docked at the Royal Yacht Club in Barcelona. It has lots of space and all the amenities you would expect to find in a luxury apartment. Each one of the cabins has its ensuite bathroom.There is a chef and a maid at your ser …see more
Stayed on this Yacht as a stag party of 11 in April 2014. As soon as we pulled up at the yacht it had the wow factor. The Yacht is unreal, everything is off a high standard. The staff onboard couldnt … More
“An experience not to be missed!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 16 Oct 2012
Made this reservation for 10 friends for a hen weekend. Had nervous anticipation prior thinking something had to be wrong because of the value for money however the yacht exceeded all of our expectati… More
“Completely luxurious - treated like royalty”
Reviewed 27 May 2012
My friends and I booked this yacht for a short break and despite knowing the yacht was beautiful, we were stunned by how amazing it as when we arrived. Everything was of the highest quality and there … More
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Our luxury yurts wrapped in the Surrey Hills are a slice of indulgence in the wild and create the luxury holiday in the UK. We welcome couples, families and friends and want you all to fall in love with our wild space in Surrey, set in Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding N …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
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!
OLD CHAPEL KNOWLE OVERVIEW
OLD CHAPEL is one of those real gems that cannot be missed when considering your holiday. Lovingly converted from an original Chapel, it has a wealth of original features and tremendous charm. This includes the magnificent conversion of the pu …see more
We just loved it. A largeish Chapel which has real character, it would have been big enough for a family of five but we didn't feel as if we were rattling. It was in a lovely quiet village which was b… More
Choice Cottages are very happy you enjoyed your stay at OLD CHAPEL (Braunton) and will pass your comments to the owner. We hope to see you soon for your next Holiday in North Devon.
Completely renovated rustic village cavehouse. South orientated, sun all day long, adjacent to the mountain. Ideally situated in the heart of the village Monachil, but at the same time in a tranquil area. One bedroom with double bed, living room with sofa that is two p …see more
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o …see more
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Bella is our beautiful Bell tent! She has two bedrooms if required or you could opt for the open plan version which is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic retreat. She is furnished with a proper matress, sheep skin rugs and Egyptian cotton linen to make your stay …see more
"Casa Girasole" is based on a 200 years old traditional trullo that only is to be found in this particular region of Puglia. This kind of trullo differs from the more well known trulli of Alberobello, it has a flat cap in stead of a pointed hat, but from a con …see more