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Unusual holiday homes (1195)

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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Holiday yacht rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £117 / night

£815 / week

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from £117 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

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

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(6) Excellent 

78

Ripoll holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Ripoll

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £294 / night

£1285 - £3018 / week

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from £294 / night

(51) 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
“Unique Boutique!” I stayed here with my family which included two little toddlers. They loved the space and having lots of room to run around in. For the adults it was also great fun with the cinema room and the beach area. (Which was great in the
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from £260 / night

£1200 - £2500 / week

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from £260 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Sebastián de la Gomera

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km

from £49 / night

£343 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Hoghton

Lancashire / Hoghton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £150 / night

£475 / week

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from £150 / 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

from £31 / night

£173 / week

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from £31 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Beuzeville holiday watermill rental

Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Inverness holiday lighthouse rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came
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from £120 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

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Houseboat accommodation in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £128 / night

£894 / week

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from £128 / 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
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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Central York

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Stunning historical Tower in the centre of York” Our three night stay at Lendal Tower was truly memorable. From the moment of booking we were treated as honoured guests and nothing was too much trouble for Nathan and his team. The Tower, which has so
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from £245 / night

£1300 - £2200 / week

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from £245 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina” Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and
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from £50 / night

£350 - £618 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday converted chapel in Pennal

Snowdonia National Park / Pennal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £63 / night

£350 - £599 / week

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from £63 / night

(44) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday watermill in Bylchau

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing weekend” Excellent clean & lovely place to stay , just perfect for a restful few days ,would certainly recommend the mill to friends & family x
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Certificate of Excellence

from £70 / night

£600 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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from £298 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Tavistock holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Tavistock

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£775 - £1032 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £252 / night

£755 / week

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from £252 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Sorrento holiday yacht rental

Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £232 / night

£1725 / week

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from £232 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Machynlleth

Powys / Machynlleth

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful and quirky” This was our second stay at The Old Chapel and was as good as our first visit. Lovely comfortable accommodation with everything that you need for a great stay. Ideally placed for us as we have family in the next hamlet. Commun
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Certificate of Excellence

from £79 / night

£530 - £700 / week

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from £79 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Stamford holiday converted chapel rental

Lincolnshire / Stamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic cottage” beautifully renovated cottage,with everything you need for a great holiday peacefull and tranquil surroundings,easy to find and central for the areas attractions and very helpful and friendly owners.Very well equipped including barb
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from £100 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Mynachlogddu

Pembrokeshire / Mynachlogddu

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, cosy cottage, perfect for a countryside break” We really cannot praise this property highly enough. Quirky in character with its lovely mezzanine sleeping area, wood burner (lovely to cosy up in front of after a long walk on chilly February d
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Certificate of Excellence

from £70 / night

£325 - £625 / week

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from £70 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
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from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

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from £199 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Bansha

County Tipperary / Bansha

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £216 / night

£1294 / week

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from £216 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £225 / night

£1569 / week

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from £225 / night

(86) Excellent 

30

Stoke Ferry 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
“Amazing property” We’re just back from an amazing stay at The Old Mill where we were celebrating a hen weekend. What an amazing property! So spacious and incredible bathrooms. The heated pool was a huge hit and we loved the huge kitchen. Gary and Sand
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from £190 / night

£2500 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(83) Excellent 

10

Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent Hut - ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds” Fantastic shepards hut, very well equipped , warm with the little heater turned on, we used it as a base to explore the Cotswolds cycling. Hot tube very welcoming after a hard days cyclin
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from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” 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 and convenient walk to both
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from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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East Grinstead holiday shepherds hut rental

East Grinstead / TurnersHill

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt in Saint-Priest-Bramefant

Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£475 - £837 / week

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from £87 / night

(27) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

57

Holiday beach hut in Strangford

County Down / Strangford

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect hideaway” Beautifully located amazing views especially on a sunny clear day. Hosts were extremely welcoming and informed us of everything that was going on in the village. Cabin is spotless clean something different if you don't fancy a hotel.
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Certificate of Excellence

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday beach hut in Dunster

Exmoor National Park / Dunster

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Pet friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kottayam District / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of
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from £154 / night

£1116 - £2170 / week

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from £154 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Federación

Province of Entre Rios / Federación

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Holiday tree house rental

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £204 / night

£1428 / week

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from £204 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

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from £49 / night

(39) 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
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from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £173 / night

£1250 - £1897 / week

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from £173 / 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

from £151 / night

£723 - £983 / week

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from £151 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Aurignac

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£423 - £2414 / week

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from £48 / night

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