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.
“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.
We stayed here in January with our three children aged 5, 7 and 8. Initially we were going to stay outside the Medina but are glad we changed our minds! Dar Soulahfa is a beautiful Riad with immaculat… More
“Great house in a great location.”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
A lovely house with excellent friendly staff. Beautifully restored riad with total privacy centrally located, yet in a quiet backstreet near all the sights. We took 3 kids (9,6 and 2 years) and my 83 … More
“Everything we hoped for and more” We have just returned from 10 days at Chez Dar Ma, having had a fantastic holiday in lovely Essaouira. The weather was lovely not too windy or too hot. The Riad is an oasis of beauty and calm in the old Medina and off
This was my second visit to Morocco as a solo traveller, and after the blistering heat of Marrakech the sea breezes of Essaouria were a welcome surprise. As was Chez dar Ma... The owner, an artist, h… More
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2012
Highly recommendable! Cosy, friendly, spacious and clean. Excellent breakfasts. Hassan helped us with everything we needed, including cooking a delicious Tajine and giving us directions to the best re… More
“Fantastic riad; spacious and comfortable”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
I booked the whole riad for three nights for a group of friends following a long weekend in Marrakech; Chez Dar Ma and Essarouira provided the perfect contrast to end our holiday. The accommodation wa… More
“Felt like a millionaire on a private yacht in beautiful places with wonderful people.” This was our first private yacht charter and it will not be our last! It was easy to book. The owners are very accommodating and follow up promptly with all inquir
“Fabulous Riad in the Heart of Marrakech” This Riad is in a fabulous location, just south of the main square and provides a peaceful getaway after a long days sightseeing. Staying there in December we took the opportunity to use the terrace for breakfa
“Magnifique riad entièrement rénové avec beaucoup de goût”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2015
Deux adultes, deux enfants (4 ans et 10 mois). Très belle riad marocaine, décoré avec beaucoup de goût et assez pratique pour une maison sur 3 niveau. Elle très bien entretenu et propre avec du p… More
“Fantastic Riad in the heart of Marrakech”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2015
Fantastic Riad in the heart of Marrakech, close to all the action in a quiet side street. Fatima the housekeeper will look after you and cook you the most authentic meals and breakfasts. Our fist trip… More
“Oasis of Calm from the madness of Marrakech”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2015
We had always wanted to visit Marrakech and found this fabulous Riad and liaising with Pierre (the owner) could not have been easier.
Pierre provided suggestions of things to do and places to go, a… More
“A calm oasis in Marrakech” We had this beautiful riad all to ourselves and were very comfortable with our two very young children (a three year old and a baby). It was lovely to come home from the heat and bustle of the city and a treat to have a ligh
Dar Patrick was absolutely perfect! Great communication before our stay, even being able to sort out an extra bed at short notice for a 7th guest. The building was beautifully decorated, rooms comfy a… More
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
The Dar Patrick Riad in Marrakech is absolutely an enjoyable experience! During our one week stay Hassan, the local manager, has been very kind and has given us plenty of advices about the city and wh… More
“A beautifully restored Riad in the heart of traditional Marrakech”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
Dar Patrick was the perfect place to stay in Marrakech and I would highly recommend. It is beautifully restored and gives you a real sense of staying in a Morroccan house rather than some impersonal h… More
“Wonderful days in Fez” We came for the music festival, so we had 10 days to spend in Fez, in between concerts. And we did! Discovering the medina was lots of fun...but also exhausting. It was always so good to get home and just relax in the silence an
Dar Eva is a great success, the house is splendid. Hello to Nadia, always smiling and helpful. Was very nice!… More
Reviewed 21 Nov 2011
you can't imagine how is fantastic Dar Eva, it's one of the most wondrful place I've ever been in my life. It's True, nothing Touristic, you can improve the quality of your trip in Fes.
“Un beau séjour”
Reviewed 8 Jun 2013
Un beau séjour
Le riad de dar Eva donne tout de suite une impression merveilleuse dès l’entrée ! C’est plus spacieux et plus sophistiqué que les photos laisse supposer, avec de magnifiques pe… More
“A beautiful journey back in time.” Villa Cabbiavoli is a wonderful place. The views over the Tuscan hills are amazing. It breaths the history of Italian gentry. We were treated like family guests by the the staff who are extremely helpful and friendly
“Fascinating place, wish we could've stayed for longer. . .”
Reviewed 28 Jan 2013
First of all, the Tuscan countryside is magical -- the scenery, rolling hills and colours are all enhanced by the special light of Tuscany and the air is fragrant from blossoms. Second, the comfort an… More
“Great Winter Break” The Riad is perfect; just inside the inner wall it has four rooms all with en-suite, a breakfast room and for those that wish to avoid the hustle & bustle of the souks, a lovely roof terrace to sit and relax. The housekeeper is ext
This is a great Riad in th Medina. It is very reasonably priced, the accommodations are very nice and authentic, the hosts are super friendly and attentive and will meet you with hot mint tea upon a… More
“A perfect spacious comfortable riad on the edge of the Medina, with all amenities” We (2 parents and 3 children, aged 14, 12 and 11) stayed for 8 days in Riad Africa. It is a beautiful, well equipped, quietly situated riad, with all equipment you nee
“Most amazing and personalized Wadi Rum experience imaginable.” I feel so lucky to have found Saleh and Alia and their wonderful family! I stayed two full days and one night in Wadi Rum as a solo traveler. I felt so well cared for, and really got to ap
“Very personalized and authentic experience - we loved it!”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2012
We stayed 3 days with Attic and his brother, in their beautiful camp in the Wadi Rum desert. The camp is remote. It was only us the first two nights. We could sleep under the stars or in cabins as we … More
“A truly beautiful experience in every way.”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2012
I found out about the tour of Wadi Rum with WadRum tours from a site belonging to Tudor Lomas who has had many years experience of Jordan and writes beautifully about the country. He recommended Sal… More
“If you do one thing for your children let it be this!”
Reviewed 2 Mar 2012
We travel a lot with our three children (12, 7,4) and they get to see lots of interesting things. There highest praise is usually that they are going to bring their children here some day. Well after… More
“Nice boat, nice place but water not so clear” Very good trip, with nice guide and the boat was also great, with wooden cabins and air cond.
Kayaking was also great, but the water in Halong bay was not as clear as we expected.
Boats actually are pain