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Unusual holiday homes (2026)

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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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

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
“AMAZING AMAZING HOUSE!” Wow what can I say! stunning house, sound system fantastic brought my innner DJ out. Bedrooms amazing with a big country house feel. Sadly weather let out down but gave us an excuse to use the real sun light inside. After a lon  …see more

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2450 / week

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from £260 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o  …see more

from £150 / night

£504 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Very Good 

9

Holiday beach hut in Durness

Caithness and Sutherland / Durness

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
North West Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland. On the beach, on a farm, sea view, brown trout fishing included, bird watching paradise, golf, walking, cycling, shops, restaurants, 2km  …see more

from £70 / night

£484 - £847 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

77

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, bohemien res  …see more

from £149 / night

£1039 / week

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from £149 / night

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Brigg holiday converted chapel rental

Lincolnshire / Brigg

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located in the heart of the village of Wrawby in North Lincolnshire, the Old Chapel offers self catering accommodation for up to 10 people. Whether you are here for work, rest or play, the Old Chapel provides the perfect base for exploring all that North Lincolnshire h  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday converted chapel in Warborough

Wallingford / Warborough

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Enchanting converted Wesleyan chapel furnished with luxury and comfort in mind. The chapel which is believed to date back to 1832 has been sympathetically converted to create a unique lifestyle living space. Double pillars and a gated entrance welcome you into this cha  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Beaworthy

Beaworthy / Germansweek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Lovely place in picturesque surroundings” This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter time. Woode  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

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South Creake holiday shepherds hut rental

Norfolk / South Creake

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury Shepherds Hut with ensuite and kitchen area oak floors and vintage fittings mains water and electric situated near the North Norfolk Coast welcome hamper and all bed linen, hairdryer and towels provided. For those chilly evenings there is a wood burning stove wit  …see more

from £55 / night

£420 / week

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from £55 / night

(31) Excellent 

32

Holiday castle letting

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Stunning self catering medieval holiday castle to let near Bannockburn with banqueting hall, logfire, rural retreat. Central to Edinburgh, Stirling & Glasgow with easy access to Scottish Highlands. Available for Hen Weekends, Birthdays, Weddings and Celebrations.  …see more

from £700 / night

£3500 - £6000 / week

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from £700 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Scottish Castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebellsCastle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe.  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pagkia holiday castle rental

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Friendly, cosy, clean, authentic castle!” We spent a week in Petrongonas Castle in August 2013 and had a wonderful holiday far away from the tourist scene! The castle has plenty of space, is tastefully furnished and decorated with emphasis on cos  …see more

from £68 / night

£467 - £509 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Julien-en-Born / Contis-les-Bains

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£255 / week

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from £51 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely location, comfortable house” We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning location, which is co  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £60 / 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 £119 / night

£551 / week

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from £119 / night

(33) 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

(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 £45 / night

£258 - £636 / week

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from £45 / 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.If  …see more

from £263 / night

£1522 - £2284 / week

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from £263 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Bardon Mill

Hexham / Bardon Mill

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Available from Easter 2016, located in the peaceful paddock adjacent to Stable Cottage and close to Vindolanda and Hadrian's Wall, the Hideaway is a luxury Shepherd's Hut providing every home comfort for up to three people. There is a bedroom, which has a zip'n'link ki  …see more

from £65 / night

£167 - £560 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday tree house in Whippingham

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+
“Stunning” If you want something that is a little bit different, but also want quality ... then this is the place. We spent a fabulous week at the Treehouse. What an amazing place. The location is great, literally 15mins from the East Cowes ferry, w  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good  …see more

from £102 / night

£509 / week

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from £102 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Another wonderful birthday treat” Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christmas chill out.  …see more

from £25 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £25 / night

(81) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gower

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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

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 £76 / night

£397 - £731 / week

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from £76 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £73 / night

£335 - £390 / week

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from £73 / night

(78) Excellent 

30

Norfolk holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” 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 plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / 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

(10) Excellent 

31

Holiday shepherds hut rental

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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Bea  …see more

from £149 / night

£1013 - £1623 / week

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from £149 / night

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Holiday tented camp with golf nearby in Canungra

Scenic Rim / Canungra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Ideally positioned in the Scenic Rim Tuckers Retreat is a gateway to Lamington National Park, Binna Burra, Natural Arch and Mount Tamborine all within a 20 minute drive.Located 5 minutes drive to the township of Canungra.Canungra Golf course is just around the corner.  …see more

from £147 / night

£1000 / week

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from £147 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Tented camp rental in Oudtshoorn

Western Cape / Oudtshoorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Awesome glamping in the heart of the karoo” An amazing experience with a well equipped facility which was homely and comfortable. Esti is an excellent host with lots of experience and suggestions of what to do in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our st  …see more

from £54 / night

£378 / week

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from £54 / night

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Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Historic opulence, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and vast living spaces makes this magnificent mansion the perfect locale for a secluded retreat in Maine-et-Loire.  …see more

from £548 / night

£2282 - £3190 / week

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from £548 / night

(5) Very Good 

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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 £48 / night

£318 - £540 / week

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from £48 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Whitebrook

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A great Christmas!” We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week. The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home. We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived. The surrounding area is beau  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 - £1265 / week

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from £89 / 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
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £297 / night

£1356 - £2272 / week

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from £297 / 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

£128 - £433 / week

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from £22 / night

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Meuse / Ligny-en-Barrois

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£594 - £801 / week

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from £85 / 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

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in South East England

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