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.
“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
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.
“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
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The pea… More
Reviewed 13 Feb 2015
Fabulous property, excellent value for money.
To go and see the area in January in the snow was superb.
A very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.… More
“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
“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
“Total wow factor!, Fantastic accommodation and central to everything!”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
I never bother writing reviews unless somewhere genuinely feels like 5 star and this place did. The tower is totally different to what we have stayed in before. The character is fantastic and the bedr… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted to hear you had such a great time in York and were able to make full use of all the facilities at the Tower.
It has been our pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the Tower soon.
Mike & Nathan
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2014
I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children thoug… More
Many thanks for your kind review, I am really glad to hear that you all had such a great time and that the stairs kept you fit!
I will take on board the suggestions you have made regarding the towels. Concerning your comments about the draughty top room and noise on a Saturday, as you mentioned the windows are single glazed due to the age of the building however we are having secondary glazing installed at the end of this month (November) which will hopefully solve these issues.
Once again I am delighted you all had such a great stay and I hope I can welcome you back in the future.
All the best,
“Central, contemporary and yet characterful”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2014
Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breath… More
It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower and that you found it so unique and perfect for your needs. In particular I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the views over from the roof terrace and that the effort in getting up there was worth it!
I am sorry to hear you did occasionally get disturbed on a night. As I mentioned in a previous response we are in talks with English Heritage to have secondary glazing installed and this has now been approved so installation is expected this month (November 2014). If you do decide to stay with us again in the future the sound noise issues should be fully resolved by then.
I do hope you can stay at the Tower again in the future and many thanks for your very kind words regarding your stay.
“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
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2014
We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, walking along the be… More
Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything in good order. Fouad and Aieda will always to their best to help you enjoy your stay.
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Darsal was a perfect place to stay. It has been carefully restored with every attention to detail and with the rental person in mind. Fouad, the house manager, speaks good English and is always will… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here with our three young children in January 2013 and we all absolutely loved both the Riad and Essaouira.
Darsal is a beautiful Riad, extremely well located in a quiet part of the Medina,… 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
“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
We arrived at The Old Chapel and were met by its quaint charm. It is in a beautiful location and is ideal to get away from it all. There were 6 in our party including 3 teenagers and we all adored i… More
“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
“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
A wonderful retreat, the studio itself was perfect and even had a lovely welcoming fire on our arrival. Studio has everything you need for the stay and was just perfect. It has character and has great… More
“Delightfully quirky, peaceful place to stay!”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
What a wonderful place to spend a couple of nights in the winter! The fire was lit when we arrived, ideal given the stormy night. Oshi was very welcoming. Thanks for such a lovely weekend. Ric… More
“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
From the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and oli… More
“Unique and wonderful place with huge pool”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well eq… More
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
Reviewed 1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in th… More
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
Hallo Sylvia und Theo, ihr habt ein tolles Boot,
die Zimmer sind ausgezeichnet und der Service war absolut top . Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt ! Amsterdam ist eine tolle Stadt !
Gruss Evi un… More
Vielen Dank für die liebe Worte und hehrlich zu hören das es euch gefallen hat bei uns. Ihr wart sehr liebe Gäste und es war ein Vergnügen euch zu haben. Seit immer herzlich willkommen bei uns an Bord!
Viele liebe Grüße von Sylvia und Theo.
“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
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 plen… More
“The Old Mill is incredible!”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Had a wonderful stay at The Old Mill with my husband and a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. The renovation has been done to a very high standard, which makes The Old Mill feel very sp… More
“A weekend to remember”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
What can I say this place has it all. Right from the word go Sandra was helpful and very accommodating when booking though to when we arrived. Garry's private dinning menu was fantastic and a great s… More
“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
I have recently returned from a 2 night stay in the Old Dairy Shepherd's Hut and it was absolutely incredible. It is a perfect place to escape to if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of ever… More
“Cosy Couple Of Nights!”
Reviewed 27 Nov 2016
The shepherds hut was lovely and cosy and have done brilliantly with the space which is on offer. The best part is of course the Hot Tub which was all ready as soon as we got there! Highly recommend a… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Really sorry you found the chlorine concentration uncomfortable. We do adhere to strict pH levels in all our hot tubs which are tested regularly so we will investigate as to why you found this.
“Fantastic 4 night stay!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2016
Me, my boyfriend and our dog stayed in the shepherds hut for 4 nights! The arrival was easy and we were greeted and told that the hot tub and heating were on ready to go and we were to let ourselves i… More
“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
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.
“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.
“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
Aqua Castle was a wonderful & clean houseboat.
Excellent Chef & courteous staff made the stay memorable.… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
I had an excellent time with Aquajumbo Tours. I booked a houseboat for my family and immediate relatives and needless to say how each one enjoyed their time with Aquajumbo Tours. The houseboat operato… More
“Pleasant stay for a day”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2015
It was good experience for a day. Very friendly staff. Nice food unexpectedly for vegetarians. Rooms were good to stay. Nice sitting area in the boat to have view of outside.In overall it was a nice … More
“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
Not going to say too much but we had a wonderful weekend staying at the beach hut/villa. the surroundings are amazing, the sea view is breathtaking. it is not often you can feel like you are in a 5 s… More
“Wish I could stay every weekend!”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2014
Our stay at Hibiscus Beach retreat was the most relaxing weekend I have spent in Sabah. With about half a mile of beach to ourselves, not a tourist in sight and no other buildings in this bay, a perfe… More
“Best Kept Secret Hideaway... Simply Amazing!”
Reviewed 12 Mar 2014
Santorini of Asia best describes this lovely beach retreat! It was love at first sight the moment we arrived & everything about it was perfect!
James & the local security guard/guide was great in … More