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Unusual holiday homes (1345)

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.

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26

Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“Cuava Peralta in the spring!” Travelling with my small dog Charly ,I have just had the pleasure of staying for 4 nights at Cueva Peralta in the spring time. The cave is situated a short walk from Cortes de Baza in the agricultural belt and signs of s  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen fully covered glass which PROTECT FROM MOSQUITO AND INSECT in the night. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town  …see more

from £81 / night

£1130 / week

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from £81 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut rental

Praslin Island / Ste Anne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Wake up on the hut's veranda, enjoy the view of the ocean towards Mahe and the surrounding lush tropical forests perfectly complimented by the local birds singing away. This part of the island sees very little traffic and one has a sense of being at one with nature  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 - £1187 / week

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from £128 / night

(2) Excellent 

63

Monopoli holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Monopoli

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A stunning villa complex comprised of six 100 year old, fully renovated trulli ( traditional Puglian architecture ) and a large modern living area . The complex includes a large private sail-shaped swimming pool with Jacuzzi/spa surrounded by a beautiful lawn and a shad  …see more

from £242 / night

£1695 - £2797 / week

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from £242 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday tower in Pollenca

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) 2 bathrooms Private pool, walking distance to Pollensa old Town, New stone house, Secure car Parking  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 - £1255 / week

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from £102 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Castellana Grotte

Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £208 / night

£1450 - £2450 / week

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from £208 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment  …see more

from £47 / night

£280 - £2950 / week

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from £47 / night

(19) Excellent 

28

Windmill rental in Tripiti

Milos / Tripiti

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Three wonderful days in a wonderful place.” We had a great stay at the windmill. Everything was very clean and furnished with great attention to detail. The kitchen was fully equipped and cold soft drinks and beer were provided when we arrived. The ve  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

44

Holiday castle accommodation

Province of Livorno / Venturina

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond. This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peacef  …see more

from £1212 / night

£8475 - £16950 / week

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from £1212 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Fox Glacier

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Luxury self contained accommodation in the heart of Fox Glacier featuring a full European kitchen and bathroom, walk in shower, European furniture, architectural lighting, Wifi, Sky (cable) television and complimentary wine, mineral water and Nespresso coffee.<br /&g  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Castellana Grotte

Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £1850 / week

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from £165 / night

10

Beach hut rental in Santiago de Tolu

Sucre Department / Santiago de Tolu

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
These newly constructed apartments are located in a central but tranquil area of Santiago de Tolu. Each apartment is fully equipped to accommodate a maximum of 7 guests. Each apartment has three double bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and utility rooms. Th  …see more

from £46 / night

£317 / week

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from £46 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Mykonos Town holiday castle rental

Mykonos Town / Mykonos Town

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Amazing view to Mykonos town,Sunset,islands ans Sea.Close to the town.Very privet with exclusive service.  …see more

from £229 / night

£2373 / week

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from £229 / night

(19) Excellent 

28

Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1430 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maret / Lamai Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £64 / night

£420 - £475 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

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State of Santa Catarina / Garopaba

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Holiday cave house in Ponza Island

Province of Latina / Ponza Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Cozy studio equipped with all comforts for a pleasant stay in Ponza, between friends, a couple or family. The studio consists of a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a splendid terrace that overlooks the Cala is also included in the price of water service pulizia.nel pr  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Check into the finest Houseboats in God's own Country with Gold Star Rating Alapuzha (Venice of the East) or Alleppey as it is popularly known is the most prominent township in the backwaters. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers  …see more

from £158 / night

£1049 / week

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from £158 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £2119 / week

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from £128 / night

(24) Excellent 

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San Vito lo Capo / Macari

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £60 / night

£382 - £763 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

32

Holiday cave house in Fira

Santorini / Fira

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
“Fabulous” This cave house was amazing. It is only a few minutes walk from the main square in Fira with all of its bars and restaurants. The cave is an ideal base for getting around the island - the main bus station is less than 5 minutes walk so get  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 - £1187 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Very Good 

50

Holiday windmill with shared pool in Antiparos

Cyclades / Antiparos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
This unique stucture is located in ANTIPAROS 8km(5 miles) from the center of the village of Antiparos.This year the Windmill is FULLY RENOVATED!Antiparos is a small island oposite of Paros.It offers all the necessary facilities for a dreamy holiday in Gre  …see more

from £102 / night

£594 - £2077 / week

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from £102 / night

(38) Very Good 

18

Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of  …see more

from £162 / night

£1170 - £2275 / week

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from £162 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam  …see more

from £67 / night

£467 - £985 / week

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from £67 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Otranto holiday castle rental

Province of Lecce / Otranto

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Romantic and Historic apartment in front of the Castle of Otranto and the sea. Salento Italy  …see more

from £306 / night

£678 - £2119 / week

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from £306 / night

(18) Excellent 

29

Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £95 / night

£580 - £1290 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

70

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Polignano a Mare

Province of Bari / Polignano a Mare

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Finely restored TRULLI with pool and a panoramic view surrounded by green olive trees.  …see more

from £303 / night

£2119 - £4238 / week

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from £303 / night

(8) Excellent 

29

Bang Saphan holiday beach hut rental

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province / Bang Saphan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Accessible by road or rail. Transport to and from can be facilitated by hosts. Car rental available locally.  …see more

from £92 / night

£481 / week

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from £92 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Macchia di Monte holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Macchia di Monte

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
200-year-old trulli with no direct neighbors in acres of quiet ancient olive groves.  …see more

from £2 / night

£9 - £2289 / week

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from £2 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £271 / night

£1695 / week

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from £271 / night

(6) Very Good 

19

State of Rio de Janeiro / Armacao dos Buzios

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £97 / night

£605 - £831 / week

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from £97 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Capitolo

Monopoli / Capitolo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Just a 5 minute drive from the white beaches of Capitolo of Monopoli, Trulli Francisto are a magnificent example of ancient Apulian country house, recently restored to bring back the beauty of the Apulian limestone. An oasis of beauty and light, set among the rolling hi  …see more

from £92 / night

£636 - £1272 / week

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from £92 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

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Holiday riad rental

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taroudant

5 14 4 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Riad situé à talaa, petit village situé à 5 kms de taroudant et à 70 kms à l'est de l'aéroport d'agadi  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Cosy and conveniently located.” 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.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill rental

Luberon / Reillanne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Meublé de tourisme **** Accréditation ; N° 3-0758. Sur www.cofrac.fr Code du Tourisme Article L.324-1  …see more

from £61 / night

£424 - £848 / week

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from £61 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional  …see more

from £162 / night

£1130 / week

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from £162 / night

(18) Average 

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Holiday converted chapel in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A split-level riverside stone chapel, with river views, created by the conversion of a large Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom, built in 1846 in the conservation area of the historic mill village of Milford, in the wooded valley of the River Derwent. The local area is of  …see more

from £300 / night

£1295 - £2245 / week

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from £300 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Kudat

Sabah / Kudat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
“Blissfully quiet and beautiful.” If you want to get off the grid, and find somewhere truly beautiful away from the usual resorts full of people, then this is it. The chalet is simple yet comfortable, and the location and view are perfect. The chal  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Fes / Fes Medina

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £89 / night

£500 - £836 / week

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from £89 / night