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Unusual holiday homes (1946)

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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(37) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Simply great” We had a great time and we were so well looked after. The breakfasts were amazing! The house was very clean. We just loved it and would return in the future. It was also very good value.  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Patu / Marina San Gregorio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £22 / night

£131 - £444 / week

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from £22 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

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Lower Franconia / Triefenstein

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £123 / night

£571 / week

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from £123 / night

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Holiday tented camp with shared pool in Malkerns

Manzini District / Malkerns

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Scenic accommodation in the mountains of Swaziland. Farm style and homely. Enjoy the peaceful relaxation that awaits. Wander on walks along the sculpture trail of just sit and listen to the birds chirping. Accommodation includes tented camps or rooms in the farm house.  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £2100 / week

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from £60 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The converted chapel, provides contemporary, stylish and very comfortable holiday accommodation. 4 bedrooms, large state-of-the-art kitchen-diner and huge open plan living space make The Old Chapel a unique Cotswolds holiday let. A ceramic induction hob is installed in  …see more

from £164 / night

£936 - £2675 / week

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from £164 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Correze / Collonges-la-Rouge

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £79 / night

£540 - £783 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Ballymena holiday watermill rental

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • 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

(19) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo  …see more

from £130 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £130 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

21

Kimito Island / Dragsfjard

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £88 / night

£527 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Lounge by the pool, stroll through the vast, tranquil gardens, go fishing or curl up in front of the deluxe stone fireplace. Near Bergerac, this Aquitaine mansion sleeps 8.  …see more

from £189 / night

£1321 - £1871 / week

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from £189 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury living on a yacht” Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers, and a well equipped kit  …see more

from £280 / night

£1960 / week

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from £280 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Mallacoota

Gippsland / Mallacoota

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Mallacoota wilderness houseboats offers customers a unique experience on Mallacoota Inlet. Wake up on the water at one of many Parks Victoria jetties located at varios locations around the lake. Listen to the Koalas at night and witness the beauty of far east Gippsland  …see more

from £161 / night

£772 - £1420 / week

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from £161 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Le Mans / Yvre-l'Eveque

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £305 / night

£1392 - £2331 / week

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from £305 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

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from £66 / night

£461 / week

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from £66 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

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

(81) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Lower Cwmtwrch

Swansea / Lower Cwmtwrch

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“Don't hesitate to stay here, it's perfection!” We spent 2 weeks here and loved every second. The place is an incredible blend of old and new- modern finishing that respects the original building and though spacious seems really cosy. The top back bedr  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

66

Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Carsac-Aillac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £66 / night

£453 - £783 / week

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from £66 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Eymet

Dordogne / Eymet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Stunning” I don't often write reviews but felt compelled to in this case. The first thing to say about the Mill is that the location is absolutely stunning. You could really run out of superlatives to describe it, idyllic, picturesque, peaceful,  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 - £910 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Languidic

Morbihan / Languidic

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £750 / week

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from £86 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.&l  …see more

from £270 / night

£1561 - £2344 / week

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from £270 / 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

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from £66 / night

£431 - £579 / week

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from £66 / 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

 …see more

from £40 / night

£218 - £235 / week

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from £40 / night

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Holiday beach hut with golf nearby in Jammerbugt Municipality

North Jutland / Jammerbugt Municipality

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Dejlig nyrenoveret 2009/2013 sommerhus i træ, beliggende på 300 m2 naturgrund i meget hyggeligt område, og med en perfekt placering kun 100 m fra én af Danmarks mest børnevenlige sandstrande og købmand. Lendrup er beliggende 5 min.  …see more

from £31 / night

£174 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday windmill with swimming pool in Cercal

Setubal District / Cercal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Unique property offering perfect privacy but only a short walk to Cercal with all its amenities. Only fifteen minutes drive to Villa Nova De Milfontes with Porto Covo also just a short drive away.  …see more

from £68 / night

£360 - £790 / week

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from £68 / night

(73) Excellent 

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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
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / 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 £131 / night

£914 - £1218 / week

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from £131 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kerikeri

Bay of Islands / Kerikeri

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Carriage House is on a 25 acre Horse Breeding Farm overlooking KERIKERI Inlet BAY OF ISLANDS,New Zealand 3 hours North of Auckland or 40 mins flight,You have sole occupancy of the Self-Contained 2 Kingsize Bedroom Cottage Apartment with 2 Bathrooms Large Living Din  …see more

from £96 / night

£571 - £1350 / week

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from £96 / night

(3) Average 

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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

 …see more

from £35 / night

£218 - £583 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Celra

Province of Girona / Celra

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals. The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rollin  …see more

from £49 / night

£4783 - £5218 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Lucca / Borgo a Mozzano

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £82 / night

£487 - £992 / week

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from £82 / night

12

Tiznit / Aglou-Plage

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km

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from £32 / night

£183 / week

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from £32 / 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

£267 - £656 / week

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from £46 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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 £69 / night

£479 - £1011 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
Relax in a child free calm environment in the sunny Vendee  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night