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.
“Just a bit different” Really enjoyed our stay at Bazavista.Cave house was clean and comfortable with basic food items supplied.A bit of upgrading of some of the furnishings would have earned 5 star.Great views.Steep road up,bit rough in places.Not far
I found the pictures a bit misleading, I assume they need updating. Upon arrival we noticed an unpleasant odour from the cave, possibly due to being closed for sometime. The soft furnishings need repl… More
It was unfortunate that the Husband of this party had an attitude on arrival complaining it was quiet here and asking where the nearest water park was , He explained they hadn't stayed inland before , so I don't think the culture shock of being in a real part of Spain appealed to him and he took it out on his extended family and us .
We make it quite clear the maximum we will allow is 5 people and yet although their had 4 on arrival , They added an extra 2 teenagers afterwards . Then promptly had a party with about 16 other people here, we are not sure if even more stayed that night , I think the fact we lived so close and knew about their actions didn't go down too well .
After 4 days of their 11 day stay , we got an email saying they had found somewhere else to stay and had left the key in the door, they at no time complained or mentioned any issues to us or we would have looked at the mystery smell , of which nobody else has complained about , even though we have had guests staying here nearly everyday since May . Although we do allow dogs to stay it has been sometime since any have been in the house , so this again was a false statement . The sofa has been covered and the cover is washed regularly, although the cover had been taken off and possibley used as bedding for the unauthorised guests . We never have claimed it is a big pool but it seemed to keep their 4 children and extra guests entertained everyday they were here .
I hope that they enjoyed the rest of their holiday on the Costas , where they could find the required fish and chips shops and British bars . I think our write up makes it quite clear that if you are looking for that sort of holiday , you will be disapointed staying here .
I would also like to add that putting a drinking glass , wrapped up in the spare bedspread in the twin bedroom was childish and thankfully we found the joke , before any child could have gotten cut by broken glass . We also cleaned up after their party , after being eventually informed they had done a runner .
“Idyllic spot with amazing pool. Short drive to great restaurants.” Beautiful remote spot yet only a 5 min.drive from Alberobello. We have never had a more perfect pool - fabulous temperate which made for numerous lazy days with happy kids. Comfortable
Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014.
We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination.… More
“A peaceful place to visit a wonderful region”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
It was our second stay at Trullo Olivo in this wonderful region of Puglia and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The view is wonderful. Our neighbours were very quiet. It was perfect. The tr… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2014
We had a fantastic time and the trullo surpassed our expectations. We were really surprised how light and airy it was. And tastefully equipped We had 5 days of very cold wet weather from the Balkans … More
Glad you enjoyed yourselves despite what sounds like pretty freakishly bad weather!
“Lovely modern trullo with a beautiful view” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the trullo. The service from Alison, the property manager was excellent! We took a chance on an October stay hoping the weather would hold and it got a bit chilly but Alison
“Wonderful time in Puglia - Perfect trulli in most relaxing place”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
We had a wonderful time in Puglia and in particular at Mark's trullo Alto (the bigger one). It was exactly what we expected and we loved the quiet and relaxing atmosphere. All amenities were of good q… More
“Gorgeous italian villa in relaxed & peaceful location”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2013
Gorgeous Italian villa with everything you need for a relaxed, chilled out holiday. We travelled with family & friends including a small child & we couldn't have asked for anything more. We've trave… More
Glad you had a good time and we thought of everything. Absolutely agree car hire is essential. so we specify that very carefully.
“Brilliant location and well equipped”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Trullo Alto in September this year. The view from the. Trullo is over rolling farmland and we enjoyed having our meals outside to make the most of it. The beauty of the… More
There are separate entrances to each trullo and they are screened from each other. We are also very careful about our guests to ensure that they tend to be very quiet couples or small families who are considerate. So far we have never had a complaint about other guests and several occasions where good friendships have been formed. In one case the guests at each trullo now meet for Christmas every year!
Although Domaine du Breuil in Monts is strategically placed to visit the superb Loire Valley Castles, it is not the only raison that it is a special place. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy an imp… More
Many many thanks for your comment in different language which will help our futur guests. We hope to welcome you again once ...and earing you (or/and your husband)singing opera arias through the windows of the castle !
“The magic of Ranton” We have been to the chateau on several occasions and we are always uplifted when we walk across the moat and through the gates. There is a wonderful air of peace and tranquility about the place, it's a world of it's own and you ca
“Second visit to a charming chateau with friendly and interesting hosts.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2013
We have stayed at Ranton on two occasions. Both times Paola and Peter have made us extremely welcome and were always willing to give us help and advice regarding places to visit and restaurants in the… More
“AMAZING!!! Beyond our expectations, so relaxing, very unique property, we would HIGHLY recommend staying at this magical” My husband and I wanted a quiet, relaxing, peaceful weeks holiday and decided that Puglia and this specific property looked like
“amazing” The accommodation was amazing, perfect for our family requirements, having 2 disabled, young adult children with us, it was clean spacious, my husband is from jersey so we wanted somewhere we could entertain large groups off people in a
“Perfect venue with perfect hosts!” I stayed at Chateau d'Agel for 7 nights with extended family and friends we all had one of the most memorable weeks of our lives. The Chateau, steeped in history, is in excellent condition and is tastefully furnished
“"Perfect for a family party and get-together. Child and pet-friendly"” The building is amazing!! An adventure just exploring all the rooms. And then you have to decide who gets to sleep in The Tower!!
The simply stunning dining room (with it's own
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
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.” Thankyou for a lovely visit. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather, we also found an absolute gem in staying at the old mill. It has been renovated beautifully and offered every
We have found an absolute gem of a property at Le Moulin De La Combe, an idyllic property and grounds where we all enjoyed a fantastic stay.
The Property is a wonderfully restored Watermill, comple… More
Thank you Richard & everybody else for your kind comments ! When we started in 1999 our moto was that "We aime to please at Le Moulin De La Combe" it still is and always will be ;-).
Reviewed 28 Jun 2014
What a fantastic place! Lovely gardens and grounds, the setting is magnificent and the quality of the accommodation is possibly the best we have ever found in many years of gite rentals in France. The… More
“lovely property great friendly owners”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2012
the owner has put a lot of hard work into the property to retain its historical interest ,Good value for money .Owner very helpful property presented very well clean and well presented.… More
“Great family holiday” Whole family with six grandchildren, (9 to 16) two of whom said it was their best holiday ever.
The bikes were well used, as was the pool. As it was an Olympic week we also made good use of the television!
The garden had p
“An excellent relaxing holiday in the heart of Rural France”
Reviewed 16 Jun 2012
We had an excellent holiday, the accomodation was as described which was perfect for us as a large family. The French people where very helpful and accommodating. We shopped at Hyper U in Fontenay l… More
The Mill is a great space for large groups of friends like we were. It was completely kitted out with everything we needed from saucepans to irons, bicycles to DVDs! The guys who own the house are inc… More
Thanks for the review, hope to see you again next year.
“Brilliant pool, lovely secluded location, ideal for families holidaying together.”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2011
We stayed at The Mill in June and had a fantastic time!
We chose The Mill because of its rural location and we were not disappointed.
The Millhouse was brilliant for 13 of us and we made good us… More
thanks for the great review, and for the booking for next year!
“Great Weekend” Myself, my husband and 3 other couples (8 of us) stayed at the warren villa to celebrate 4 30th birthdays.
On arrival we were amazed how lovely the villa was. We had everything at the villa that we needed so we didnt need to leave th
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