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 Buoys is a bright sunny traditional wooden chalet with a modern beach-style interior. It is situated on the small privately run site of Gwithian Sands which offers a safe haven for children to play in the golden sand dunes. As you drive in to the site you will find …see more
“Extremely cute boat, quirky, clean and cosey :)” Siet was very welcoming and at the time when she wasnt there and we called her to help us with the cooker she arrived within 20 mins! The boat as about 15-20 min walk fro the station and if you rent a
Dies war unser erster aber mit Sicherheit nicht der letzte Aufenthalt auf dem Hausboot "Tante Piet". Siet und natürlich auch die "Haus(boot)katze" Bubi haben uns für unseren Aufenthalt ein Zuhause-G… More
“Ultimate houseboat experience”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2015
Me and my partner stayed for 4 days at Houseboat Tante Piet and it was fantastic. Siet, the owner, received us with coffee and 'stroopwafels', and made us feel at home right away. She showed us our co… More
“Full of character in a lovely area” A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a very nice beach a
This charming windmill is a perfect retreat or base for those wishing to explore the island or beyond. The nearest beaches are a 15 min drive. Llangefni town centre is 3 miles away where there are plenty of shops for groceries and personal needs. …see more
Luxury living, Jacuzzi, Stunning views in Caldera Oia, sea, volcano, privacy, balcony, amenities, hot tub<br />We give attention to the details and love to honor our guests by providing personalized hosting! …see more
Wonderful and romantic castle in Mezilles, Burgundy, France with private pool for 12 persons. The castle is situated in a hilly, rural and wooded area and close to restaurants and bars. The castle has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 1 guest toilet. The accommodation offe... …see more
it is about 100 steps from the main pedestrian street of Oia where all the shops and restaurants are (website hidden) is only five minutes walking distance from the commercial centrer of the village .The appartment is only 7 minutes walking distance from the bus station …see more
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!” My family and I stayed in The Chapel and Well Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottages were lovely and had everything we needed. I would like to thank Suzanne for being so hospitable. She made s
Capel Y Bryniau near Aberdovey, is a stunning 2 bedroom, 19th century chapel conversion, enjoying uninterrupted rural & mountain views in a Welsh hamlet location, but just a short walk to the excellent ‘Riverside Inn’ pub/eatery in Pennal. This delightf …see more
“A great Christmas!” 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.
The surrounding area is beau
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
“Delightful property” We spent 5 days at this converted water mill and were very pleased with our stay. It is well situated in a peaceful location with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. We particularly liked the swimming pool in the garden a
In 2016 we completed upgrades to the lounge furniture & furnishings. This included a new hob & oven and the main bedroom now has a king-size bed. In our 2017 season, the shower room will also benefit from refurbishment. New sanitary ware, as well as a bigger sh …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, a …see more
Want to fish ? we have exclusive fishing rights to the river. Want to do some winetasting - we are 20 minutes to Bourgeuil and St Nicolas and the same to Saumur vineyards. Want to play golf - excellent course at Baugé some 20 minutes away. Want to walk, cycle o …see more
“Great Location” 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 Apulian countryside and offers the per
“Miss” I booked this for me and my partner, we have never experienced anything like shepherds huts. They were lovely , the views were amazing. The owner was very friendly and helpful.we would definitely recommend.
We had such a lovely time at Shepards huts, we stayed for 2 nights but could of easily stayed longer.
The accommodation was very warm and cosy. Views were fabulous and the hot tub topped it off. The … More
Many thanks for your review and comments. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and the hot tub has been really enjoyed by all the guests and these cold clear evenings.
Thanks again and best wishes for the New Year.
Reviewed 17 Feb 2017
The host the the view was excellent nice and quiet with everything you need to have a fantastic stay. Would definitely be coming again.… More
Thank you very much for taking time to write a review and so glad everything was ok. Hope to see you again soon.
Many thanks Adrianne
“Fantastic! A wonderful place for families” We were a family group of 17 adults and 4 children, the place was perfect for us.
Beautiful setting, great pool and facilities for small children. Dining room and terrace with seating for us all, but also e
We were a family party of 28 ranging from 18 months to 60 plus. The accommodation was ideal with sufficient bedrooms. The covered dining terrace was brilliant and with excellent weather we were able t… 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
Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, Belle Isle is a 470-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Inhabited since the 12th century and bought in 1991 by the Duke of Abercorn, it is now a vibrant working farm offering a wide range of attractive sel …see more
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation” 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 though,
“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
“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.
“Our little slice of magic in the city”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
Well all we can say is go! The tower is amazing it's your own tower with views to die for on the doorstep of the minster.
We arrived late, due to traffic leaving Norfolk, and whilst we did inform eve… More
Many thanks for your kind review of the Tower, I am very pleased to hear you had such a great stay. I will pass on your lovely words to Ernestina who I am sure will be delighted to hear that you found her so warm and welcoming.
I would be thrilled if you choose to stay with us again and would be more than happy to welcome you back to the Tower.
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for
Ideal for families with young children - plenty of toys and activities on the farm and at the property. Central and unique location on an organic cattle and cork farm . Learn more about the fascinating cork industry. Enjoy the beaches of the Costa de la Luz - Tarifa, Bo …see more
Pinnock Wood Farm Shepherds Hut is located in a quiet rural setting on a working livestock farm in the North Cotswolds. Situated close to the historic town of Winchcombe.The Shepherds Hut is fully serviced with a Double bed, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom. televisi …see more
The Broch offers the highest level of luxury on the Isle of Harris, all within a unique stone tower modelled off an iron age fortress. Visitors can enjoy the sporting offerings of Borve Lodge Estate, the wild Harris landscape, or just chill in the rated 5-star luxury …see more
Check into the finest Houseboats in God's own Country with Gold Star Rating
Alapuzha (Venice of the East) or Alleppey as it is popularly known is the most prominent township in the backwaters. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers …see more
At the top of a hill with 309 hectares between wood, olive trees and wine yards is located this enchanting winery, with it’s amazing medioeval castle, the pool villa, the farmhouse and a real good Chianti wine production.
This property is the ch …see more
Property Villa Dar Zina is the most famous house in Marrakech.
The Villa Dar Zina has the architecture of a Riad but is located in a garden with palm trees and tropical plants, and you can refresh in a private swimming pool , that you dont find in traditional Riads.
Y …see more
“A beautiful, relaxing and comfortable windmill” The windmill was exactly what we wanted and expected. It was cosy and well-appointed. Perfect for a relaxing trip, we spent our days reading, cooking and eating - reveling in the quiet. The 360 degree vi
“Wonderful accomodation in stunning surroundings!”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
The "Windmill of the Sun" is a fabulous property in stunning surroundings. The views are breathtaking. We found the property to be extremely well appointed and the pool and barbeque were a lovely bonu… More
“Idilic.” Beautiful setting, if you want peace and quite, this is the place for you. Nick and Derek have done a fantastic job on the restoration. The only reason we didn't give it 5 stars, the bedroom was not to our liking, low ceiling. But had a super