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.
This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury 4 star Canal wide beam fitted to an exceptionally high standard. The interior is spacious with a fitted kitchen, complete with all mod coms (inc dishwasher) and beautiful open plan saloon/dining room. …see more
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2012
From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fabulous river trips. Would thoroughl… More
Thank you for your lovely comments - really delighted you had a good stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Beautiful Trulli with pool and large garden around.
This Trulli is in the middle of most popular tourist city, like Cisternino, only 4 km far, Ostuni, 15 km far.
It's close to the beach, only 15 km.
Very quite and relax here.
There is a large green where you can …see more
My family and I rented this property in July and it was wonderful! The description in accurate and offer exactly what you would expect from this magical place. It is perfectly in the middle of the Apu… More
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellen …see more
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
Capel Pennant is an old estate chapel on the Chirk Castle estate, only a mile from the National Trust castle, within the grounds of an historic seventeenth century upland manor house, Plas Pennant. The farmstead is sited at the head of a secret valley, 900ft above sea …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 sixteenth century castle is comfortably furnished and sleeps 8 adults and 2 children. With turnpike stairs to the floors above including a Great Hall, and interesting features including stone walls, vaulted kitchen and a four poster bedroom. Centrally heated throug …see more
Two night stays at £295
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Two sumptuously converted apartments, a Welsh Chapel and traditional Stable, both designed exclusively for couples.
Both with private hot tubs in their own separate cottage gard …see more
Another day....another bay
Starting from only 50€ / person per day you can charter your own yacht!
We welcome sailors of all abilities and can provide you with an option to sail with a professional skipper. Affordable luxury combined with great people from all over th …see more
Welcome to The Old Reading Rooms , Wrentham near Southwold - A unique Grade 2 Listed Victorian Reading Room conversion situated within the Suffolk Heritage Coast area of outstanding natural beauty. The property offers a spacious open plan living accommodation with plent …see more
Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food,… More
As the ORR's most frequent Guest this review speaks volumes and we sincerely appreciate your continued support and visits with our favourite Greyhound.See you again soon.
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About the castle:
An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views.
Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries …see more
We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and wat… More
Thank you for your review. It really means a lot knowing that you had a great time at our castle. We try our best. We hope to seeing you again in the near future as the property is great for all year round!
“lovely castle, peaceful location”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Well what to say if you want quirky and peace full this is the place to go ! Mani is an amazing place in Greece its full of architecture and history but with the added bonus of these mini style castle… More
Dear Matt many thanks for your kind review. As you were our first guest in the castle, you will always stay in our hearts. Hope to see you again on our castle.
Southerton Tower is a magnificently transformed 19th century water tower. The three storey property is along the path from By the Way Cottage in the heart of the Otter Valley
This bijou property is cleverly designed to maximise the use of vertical space, the ground floo …see more
“An oasis in the midst of the dry and dusty streets of historical Marrakesh”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2015
The riad valia was a perfect haven after our adventurous and fascinating days out in Morocco. Cool down in the plunge pool or relax anywhere in one of your luxurious rooms. The caretaker will look aft… More
King John's Castle dates back to 1080 and was rebuilt in 1830. This exquisite English Castle is situated on an elevated position, giving magnificent views across the Wiltshire countryside together with having the advantage of being within a short walk of th …see more
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.Situated on the beautiful Raamgr …see more
We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other … More
“A perfect stay in the heart of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More
Tower house in the heart of the mountain Taigeto, located at the top of the village Artemisia, situated at 860 meters above sea level. Artemisia is a mountain village that belongs to the municipality of Kalamata. The tower is surrounded by a very green private garden f …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
Welcome to Trullo Il Paradiso, our 250 year old beautifully renovated trullo surrounded by ancient olive groves and fruit trees just 5 miles from the towns of Ostuni and Martina Franca. ll Paradiso is a luxury property set in 5 acres of peaceful countryside. Come and en …see more
The Old sawmill is a recently converted 16th century saw mill set in the woodland near Lough Eske in beautiful County Donegal. The stone building is full of character and the sound of water rushing past the mill just adds to the feeling of peace and tranquility. Its a l …see more
The Old Church, Hallistra is an historic "Telford Church". Thomas Telford, Scottish civil engineer and architect who also designed the Caledonian Canal, was commissioned to design a simple to construct church that could be easily built in areas of the Highland …see more
The hidden mill is a 400 year old A listed historic mill in a magical location.Set in 14 acres of rivers, waterfalls, ancient woodland with abundant wildlife, all under the famous Galloway night skies. Fabulous, hiking biking and watersports are on your doorstep in the …see more
There were ten of us in total - and we don't always get the opportunity to get together and spend quality time with each other, so our stay at the watermill was completely brilliant.
The house is… More
Facilities of the millToday, the mill body is still intact, but is internally transformed into a pleasant holiday accommodation. In the mill you will find;• a cozy living room• modern kitchen• 2 toilets• a bathroom with shower• 3 bedrooms (all with a 2 bed)Aro …see more
Trullo Annunziata is a luxury holiday property nestled amongst olive and almond trees. Ideally located within easy reach of numerous historic towns and sandy beaches, it's the perfect base to explore the area or enjoy a relaxing getaway by the private pool. Experie …see more
This large three double bedroom property in the heart of Old Margate is just a two minute walk to the beach and the Turner Contemporary Museum. (Please note that due to a technical hitch, the map sometimes shows us in the wrong location! This property is in fact on a pr …see more
Chapel Views is the top floor of a converted Methodist Chapel (2010) one of only two apartments in the Chapel, situated just outside Looe (3 miles), in the village of Duloe.
The apartment is spacious, light and airy with stunning uninterrupted countryside views from th …see more
Arrived to a very warm welcome by owners Linda and Gary. What a lovely place - like home from home. Exceptionally clean with a lovely homely feel. Very well equipped, had everything you need for a bre… More
Reviewed 25 Oct 2013
After using many holiday homes, this is one of the best ever. Everything you want available in the cottage. Linda and hubby very friendly and put themselves out for you. Wonderful welcome pack. Lovely… More
“EXCELLENT HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2013
Absolutely excellent. Warm welcome with food goodies, including a lovely cream tea. The apartment was beautifully furnished and immaculate, totally equipped with every kind of kitchen appliance and … More
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Exquisite 3 bedroom riad, all rooms en-suite and air conditioned, large roof terrace and plunge pool - Zaouia area of Medina
This great property combines modern comforts with a traditional finish for your stay in Marrakech. …see more
Our houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted vi …see more
Booked a day trip with Nova holidays houseboat on 23rd April .
If you visiting Kerala, then backwaters of Alleppey should not be missed at any cost. Trip in incomplete with Backwaters. it was a lif… More
“Haven in the middle of backwaters”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2015
Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats… More
Welcome on board our fully renovated boat & breakfast, 'de Dageraad' (Dutch for 'daybreak').
We offer two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms, both featuring amenities such as floor heating, en suite bathroom, LCD-television, and free Wifi. In the morning, we serve a home-m …see more
Whatmans - A modern interpretation of the classic beach house. Leave your worries behind and switch off.... this home has been designed to fit in with the natural surrounds, creating a feeling of being at one with the environment. While away the hours relaxing under the …see more
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead
3 8 7 nights min
7 nights min
Beach / lakeside relaxation
A unique Lochside self catering property in Lochearnhead, sleeping up to 8 guests. A large picture wiindow with stunning views of Loch Earn towards Edinample Castle and Glen from the master bedroom. Watch the Opsrpey dive for fish or fish from the banks your self. Moori …see more
La Mariposa apartment is fully equipped for self-catering and has been lovingly restored and finished to a high standard. The apartment is mainly on one level although there are a short set of stairs at both entrances. The open plan kitchen and lounge area turn a very …see more
After several different unforseen circumstances, I ended up travelling alone to Spain. Despite a couple of upsets before I even got to the apartment (completely unconnected to this booking) I finally… More
“Beautiful place, lovely hosts!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
When I found La Mariposa on this site I thought it looked really quaint and would make a lovely getaway for my partner and I, the reviews about Mark and Sam were all great too which encouraged me to b… More
“Great accommodation, village and hosts”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Been meaning to write a review and us booking again reminded me.
There are two lovely apartments, very clean, spacious and well equipped. Sam and Marc, the hosts, live onsite and are welcoming, avail… More
Trullo Sarceno is a truly beautiful, well maintained getaway. Originally built circa 800, both the main Trullo and annexe, have been restored in 2013 to exacting standards. The Trullo is located in a quiet country lane just 5km from the "white-city" of Ostuni …see more
Trullo del Castaldo is adjacent to the Trullo del Melograno, they can be rented separately or together. With his elegant rustic interior decoration style typical of this area, Trullo del Castaldo has 4 bedrooms with a double bed, (in 3 of which there is also a single be …see more
Beautiful location for this stylishly converted barn. Sharing a hectare of grounds with the owners lovely old water mill in a clearing in the forest with miles of walks and cycle paths. 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Extremely spacious living area and terraces North …see more
Our houseboat "Welcome Cruize is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare deli …see more