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Unusual holiday homes (1990)

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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Tuckers Retreat Luxury glamping w Private Jacuzzi - Canungra tented camp sleeps 4

Scenic Rim / Canungra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Tuckers Retreat is the ultimate glamping experience for couples, with only a maximum of 4 people on site at one time this gives you the feeling of truly being on a hidden romantic escape. Each Eco Tent has its own private hydrotherapy Jacuzzi sunken into a large deck sp  …see more

from £142 / night

£824 / week

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from £142 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Plane Castle - Airth castle sleeps 18

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Steeped in history, visited by both Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, this home has character and charm. It is an exceptionally interesting “B” listed castle. Sympathetically restored by its current owners, it provides a magical yet welcoming and comfor  …see more

from £700 / night

£3500 - £6000 / week

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from £700 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxury roman  …see more

from £180 / night

£1551 / week

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from £180 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Forest Yurt near Bruges - Oostkamp yurt sleeps 6

West Flanders Province / Oostkamp

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The hand-made Eco -yurt is secluded in an old growth forest near Bruges. It sleeps 4 people comfortably, It has a stove, kitchenette, a bathroom treehouse and a dry compost toilet. It caters to anyone who seeks peace and quiet, nature and culture :) I live on the estate  …see more

from £65 / night

£388 - £678 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Rose's Cave - Oia cave house sleeps 4

Santorini / Oia

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Rose's Cave House is a spacious and cozy cave house in the village of Oia, one of the most beautiful villages of Santorini, hanging on the cliff of the caldera. The view from the courtyard is breathtaking and panoramic, which allows the eyes to wonder to the endles  …see more

from £108 / night

£690 - £1250 / week

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from £108 / night

11

Mangalore Beach Resort - Mangalore boathouse sleeps 50

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A Beach Resort right on the beach. With swimming-pool and sports activities. Food services available: Indian, Chinese, European, sea-food and BBQ. Wedding- Hall, Roof-top restaurant and beach-shacks with Beach-ball court and boating facilities. Quite many tourist spots  …see more

from £31 / night

£190 / week

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from £31 / night

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Ain / Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes

6 6 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£338 / week

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from £61 / night

23

Houseboat Finland: Houseboat Comfort 32 m2/ 6 pers - Jyväskylä houseboat sleeps 6

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take  …see more

from £194 / night

£1552 / week

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from £194 / night

(31) Excellent 

21

Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

14

Trilhas do Sol/ Art NAtiva - Aratuba beach hut sleeps 20

Ilha de Itaparica / Aratuba

6 20 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Beuttiful charming , beach house, located on prived condominiun wish nice green area wish coconuts trees, garden.. the place is very peacefully..Perfect to relax. The decoration are Rustic and authentic, and included, many crations by local artists. The accom  …see more

from £62 / night

£616 / week

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from £62 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Moulin de la Ronde.....an exceptional location. - Bonnes - Chauvigny watermill sleeps 4

Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Moulin de la Ronde with its toes in the Vienne, occupies 4 acres of river frontage with a private island accessible through the mill, where you can fish, bird watch or just relax. Friends, visitors and locals describe it as stunning. La Ronde consists of the owners�  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Puy-de-Dome / Blot-l'Eglise

4 3 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£281 / week

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from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Mani Castle Experience - Pagkia castle sleeps 10

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
For prices please email us! About the castle: An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views. Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £1002 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Narrowboat Puzzle - Ely houseboat sleeps 2

Cambridgeshire / Ely

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Puzzle is a luxury bespoke narrowboat, which has been fitted out to the highest standard. She offers all the comforts of a top end luxury flat and is moored in the historic cathedral city of Ely, with excellent rail links to Cambridge and London. Everything on board ha  …see more

from £99 / night

£594 / week

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from £99 / night

(18) Excellent 

28

Windmill Drouga - Tripiti windmill sleeps 4

Milos / Tripiti

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
For your holidays think outside the box! Experience them in a charming windmill.Located on Milos, the island of Aphrodite, high on a hilltop in the traditional Tripiti community just 5 kilometers from the port, this locale allows for a unique holiday setting yet is stil  …see more

from £87 / night

£518 - £2018 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £46 / night

£262 - £646 / week

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from £46 / night

24

APARTMENT IN A CASTLE NEAR ALBA - Coazzolo castle sleeps 4

Province of Asti / Coazzolo

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
SUPERB APARTMENT IN A CASTLE NEAR ALBA Questo incantevole castello immerso nelle colline delle Langhe risale al tredicesimo secolo. Oggi l'edificio è una residenza privata dove vivo con la mia famiglia e comprende un ampio appartamento che mettiamo a disposizione  …see more

from £216 / night

£1294 / week

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from £216 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Into The Woods Treehouse - Whippingham tree house sleeps 6

Isle of Wight / Whippingham

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Come and stay in a cosy and exciting little house in the trees. Fantastic for adventurous families, but equally wonderful as a romantic break for couples, or a quirky treat for groups of friends. Enjoy the privacy and peace of living right in the heart of nature.The Tr  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Private Bush Camp - Amboseli - Amboseli Eco-system tented camp sleeps 8

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker  …see more

from £74 / night

£385 - £708 / week

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from £74 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Maison Melrose - Vouvray cave house sleeps 6

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries. The house has 3 double rooms and can be rented throughout the year for 2, 4 or 6 people. A minimum of 2 nights is requir  …see more

from £173 / night

£949 - £1121 / week

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from £173 / night

20

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Andon

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£242 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage 2 - Siargao Island beach hut sleeps 2

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Bamboo Garden located in Pacifico Siargao Island is the perfect placefor the Budget Conscious traveler, Back -packer or Surfer .Built in a Comfortable Native style that blends in with the localenvironment we assure that your stay with us will surely be amemorable one .J  …see more

from £12 / night

£81 / week

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from £12 / night

35

Halong Paloma Cruise - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 46

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board  …see more

from £189 / night

£1320 / week

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from £189 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Tigh Bata, Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye - Waternish boathouse sleeps 8

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Dar Ettouahen - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 10

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacio  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Trulli Sant'Oronzo - Macchia di Monte trullo sleeps 6

Province of Bari / Macchia di Monte

3 6 30 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 30 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
The 200-year-old trulli have been lovingly restored to the highest standards and maintain all of the original features. With no direct neighbours, the property is surrounded by acres of ancient olive trees and is ideal for a quiet holiday in the beautiful countryside o  …see more

from £2 / night

£9 / week

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from £2 / night

(31) Excellent 

18

Hibiscus Beach Retreat - Kudat beach hut sleeps 4

Sabah / Kudat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
With a beautiful beach, amazing views and fresh, cosy furnishings, Hibiscus Beach Retreat offers barefoot luxury, privacy and exclusivity at its best!A world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. One private chalet engulfed by tropical plants...the soft whit  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

31

Wagon in the woods - Medstead shepherds hut sleeps 2

Alton / Medstead

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
The 'Wagon in the Woods' is situated in a beautiful secluded location amidst the Hampshire countryside. Experience it's unique design and comfortable interior for a restful, rural break. The wagon now has a wood fired hot tub Enjoy the wildlife whilst ambling along the  …see more

from £105 / night

£600 / week

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from £105 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Depot Rd - Cwmafan converted chapel sleeps 13

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Depot Road is a stunning newly renovated property offering the only true 5* self-catering group accommodation in this area of South Wales. This former Methodist church has been transformed and now offers a superb, contemporary style of accommodation which is perfect for  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of Grosseto / Grosseto

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £48 / night

£319 / week

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from £48 / night

31

Enchanting mansion with private pool - Neuille castle sleeps 16

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
France's peaceful Pays de la Loire countryside, with its charming villages and famous castles, surrounds this magnificent ten-bedroom mansion. Beautiful stone exteriors mixed with modern amenities create an atmosphere of sophisticated luxury, perfect for a dream ho  …see more

from £539 / night

£2245 - £3139 / week

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from £539 / night

(1) Excellent 

6

Lower Silesia Province / Zagorze Slaskie

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £35 / night

£259 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £39 / night

£216 - £233 / week

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from £39 / night

(3) Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Torcy

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £35 / night

£216 - £578 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kellswater Mill in the heart of Ulster - Ballymena watermill sleeps 8

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Old restored mill with waterwheel and other charming characteristics. The three level property is nestled in a wooded area with river view and an abundance of wildlife. There are four double bedrooms, including one four-poster super-kingsized bed. The house has a large  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(2) Excellent 

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KV houseboats Alleppey to Kumarakom - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 2

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. Fam  …see more

from £77 / night

£1154 / week

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from £77 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Grimmen

13 39 1 night min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 39
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly

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from £33 / night

£230 / week

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from £33 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Capel Cartref - Lower Cwmtwrch converted chapel sleeps 10

Swansea / Lower Cwmtwrch

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Capel Cartref is a newly renovated chapel offering a unique and luxurious space for holidaymakers. The chapel provides a warm and welcoming haven. The gallery hosts a vaulted ceiling with original beams. Pews have been reclaimed and used around the chapel as window si  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Very Good 

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The stone windmill - Koundouros windmill sleeps 6

Kea / Koundouros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Property to rent in the island of Kea- At the area of Koundouros which is located in the west side of the island, a stone -built mill of 100m2 , The mill is entirely made of stone, made of traditional stone produced on the island , home decoration combines stone and  …see more

from £173 / night

£1509 / week

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from £173 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Shepherds Rest Holiday Cabin - Ironbridge shepherds hut sleeps 2

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Sleeping 2 people, the hut is perched above the tranquil sounds of a stream below and is delightfully situated with views to the surrounding woodland and a glimpse of The Wrekin above the trees. The private decking is perfect for relaxing or enjoying a drink whilst you  …see more

from £99 / night

£350 / week

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from £99 / night

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