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.
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
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
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.
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you mig …see more
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic time at Old St John's Church. The property is not only beautiful and comfortable but well equipped and located.
We did a fantastic 12 mile hike from the doorstep, taking in Hartsid… More
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church …see more
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
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 out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
**** Visit Wales 4 star rated Accomdation ****
Perfect location to explore beautiful Snowdonia and North Wales.
Segrwyd Mill is an 18th century grade II listed water mill, steeped in history and located in the heart of the North Wales countryside, between Nantglyn and …see more
this was an amazing property with everything you could need supplied. the owners were lovely and very helpful. tea coffee and milk were supplied. there was also chocolates and flowers which made our a… More
“Relax and relax some more !”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Had a lovely stay at the Mill - we used it as a base to visit the area and do some walking.
A short drive takes you to the Coast and lovely towns like Conwy or go inland to Snowdonia .
Within an hou… More
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi …see more
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 locati… More
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor …see more
The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy a… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You booked a long time ahead to secure the Valentines weekend and it is so nice to hear that the Gate House lived up to expectations as the perfect romantic cottage.
“Wow, wow, wow”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This place is a jewel, a wonderful and unusual property. We went at Christmas and Michelle kindly put up tasteful decorations for us. It made our Christmas. The property is warm and has loads of chara… More
Many thanks for your kind words Lea. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at the Gate House and hope we can welcome you back sometime very soon. Best regards, Michelle.
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
"Sunshine 247365", as featured in the Guardian and the Daily Mail Beach Sun Retreat uniquely offers the 'perfect beach and summer holiday' with guaranteed sunbathing 365 days a year! Occupying the ground floor of this former hotel, the property has …see more
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 su… More
Thank you Ian for your Amazing Amazing review. So pleased to hear your lovely comments and even better that your inner DJ came out! Hope we can welcome you and your family back for more good times soon :)
“Great accommodation and right by the beach”
Reviewed 15 May 2014
From booking to staying the whole experience was perfect. Staff are accommodating and professional and the property is something else! It is an experience that we will be repeating before the end of… More
Hi Kara, thanks so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you, your husband and Pepper enjoyed your time at our own little "Miami" Beach Resort. Fun in the "sun" and a short hop to the beach what more could anyone want :) We very much look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
This place is absolutely fantastic! From the moment you walk through the door, it's easy to see the entire place has been renovated to an extremely high level. The décor was so quirky and it had such… More
Awesome review. Thank you so much. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon for more sunshine and good times.
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill has been …see more
Arches of Allendale is an 1866 CHURCH that has been converted into boutique accommodation in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. The beautifully restored church offers three bedrooms catering for 6 plus a sofa bed sleeping 2 on the mezzanine. The fully renovated ac …see more
**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, and ev …see more
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
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
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2013
Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic kitchen and… More
“five star accommodation brilliant location”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
we stayed between xmas and new year 6 adults 7 children, although the weather was wet we had a great time. the accommodation was new and very well equipped.
a lot of thought has gone into large grou… More
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
Old Trinity Church is a 5 min drive from the historic market town of Monmouth. Here you will find all your shopping needs. If you want to treat yourself, the village boasts its very own Michelin Starred restaurant, The Crown at Whitebrook.There are plenty of footpaths …see more
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… More
“What a wonderful week”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully restored… More
Unique opportunity to relax in a beautifully converted 1830's church. The church has been sympathetically converted to provide a large and tranquil living space.
The church can comfortably sleep 8 with two double bedrooms, a twin single room and a double sofa bed tucke …see more
This former chapel is set within a private 180 acre Georgian estate dating back to 1740 which is 2 miles from Ballyshannon. It has been restored with care to provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience. An ideal family destination with blue flags beaches of Rossnowlagh …see more
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
This is our third year running visiting The Chapel. Every year we have a fantastic time. The Chapel is very well equipped and accommodates 10 people comfortably. It is always spotlessly clean and Marn… More
Hey, thank you! It was lovely having you back, you always treat the place so well AND you manage the recycling! Very trustworthy - thank you again and please come back next year (or before). Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
“Don't hesitate to stay here, it's perfection!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2015
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 … More
Thank you for your prompt review! Great feedback, thank you so much. Glad the two weeks went well and that you got to enjoy the space of Capel Cartref. Looking forward to you returning some time in the future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
“Home from home with added extras!”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
We have just returned from a perfect stay at the Capel Cartref. We stayed as a family of seven adults and two dogs. The chapel is beautifully refurbished, very clean and spacious. This place is ideal … More
Hi there and thank you very much for such positive feedback. It seems we could learn lots more about the local area from you. We are very glad you had a lovely break and that the chapel was spacious enough for all of you, as well as the two dogs. With regards to the frying pans, we are sorry we missed the original one's disappearance as we hate to inconvenience visitors at the chapel. Thank you for the 'heads up', we would very much welcome you back. Thank you for looking after it so well. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior.Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it& …see more
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
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". Beautif …see more
This charming little tower lies within the ancient stone walls of a historic castle in the green heart of Umbria, just over half an hour from the Saint Francis of Assisi Umbrian International Airport of Perugia-Assisi.
Restored in a contemporary style with full kitchen, …see more
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
“Loved it! Authentic. Friendly.So much better than a hotel”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2014
The house is very comfortable , with a traditional touch to it .It is well kept. Owner is friendly and always ready to help with tips and suggestions to discover the area and enjoy the surroundings.… More
Situated 5 miles from Liverpool City Centre and close to the beautiful beaches and sand dunes of Crosby. The Windmill is a grade 11 listed building built in 1813 and lovingly restored by Vicky between 2009 and 2014. Inside the windmill features a huge triple height l …see more
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
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
Fanningstown Castle is a romantic, gothic style castle parts of which date from the 12th Century nestling among dairy farms in the heart of Ireland's Golden Vale farming region. It has been beautifully & lovingly restored over the years & is now a wonderful …see more
Torre the Brancialino nestles beautifully in the Tuscan Hills some 10 kilometres from the Renaissance town of Sansepolcro.Being part of a remarkably restored medieval castle (where the owner lives) the tower offers the perfect romantic hideaway with comfortable accommod …see more
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is …see more
Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014.
We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination.… More
“A peaceful place to visit a wonderful region”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
It was our second stay at Trullo Olivo in this wonderful region of Puglia and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The view is wonderful. Our neighbours were very quiet. It was perfect. The tr… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2014
We had a fantastic time and the trullo surpassed our expectations. We were really surprised how light and airy it was. And tastefully equipped We had 5 days of very cold wet weather from the Balkans … More
Glad you enjoyed yourselves despite what sounds like pretty freakishly bad weather!
The holiday home is actually the 100 square meter attic of our 200 year old watermill. It is fully furnished to a high standard.When you rent our home, you will have the whole front garden to enjoy. It includes a trampoline, a flying fox (zip line), a slack line, a swin …see more
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
East Lodge is very special and romantic tower house attached to a grand stone gateway with battlements. Originally the gatelodge of a large mansion, the drive is no longer in use and makes a pleasant and peaceful riverside walk. Ideal for families or groups of friends …see more
Situated in Strathlachlan on the shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll and about 1 hour 15 min drive from Glasgow Airport Castle Lachlan is a great holiday location both for families and groups of friends.Our setting and surroundings makes Castle Lachlan a very attractive setting …see more
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
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie …see more