Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1203)

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 castle in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect holiday” We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as you walk through the door. It  …see more

from £1100 / night

£4200 - £5250 / week

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from £1100 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Gor holiday watermill rental

Province of Granada / Gor

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautiful apartment and surroundings, riverside garden with deck and pool. On the doorstep of the Parque Natural of Sierra de Baza, 3 minute walk to the village of Gor with friendly locals and superb bar tapas! Suitable for couples + 1 child. Other apartments available.  …see more

from £31 / night

£215 - £308 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Bridge

Canterbury / Bridge

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Our Tin Chapel is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Kent Downs. Ambient and serene, this is a perfect place to unwind, to imagine and be creative - the light makes for an excellent studio space. Popular with walkers and cyclists the village be  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Ceglie Messapica holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

6 16 5 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Masseria Donno Santo is a Beautiful large trullo complex of 6-bedrooms, with private infinite swimming pool.Masseria Donno Santo is a very nice traditional trullo property with lamie that could accommodate up to 16 guests in four separate area of the property.<br /&g  …see more

from £236 / night

£1645 - £3290 / week

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from £236 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £132 / night

£878 - £2193 / week

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from £132 / night

(23) Very Good 

39

Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Cosy and conveniently located.” Great atmosphere, well managed, excellent staff. We ate in every night as the ladies' cooking was so good! Lovely weather (sunny, with cool nights) and we really enjoyed our week.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a  …see more

from £104 / night

£698 - £808 / week

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from £104 / night

21

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £97 / night

£636 / week

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from £97 / night

5

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £119 / night

£829 / week

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from £119 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill letting

Llangefni / Bodffordd

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- ve  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill rental

Luberon / Reillanne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Meublé de tourisme **** Accréditation ; N° 3-0758. Sur www.cofrac.fr Code du Tourisme Article L.324-1  …see more

from £63 / night

£439 - £878 / week

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from £63 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Houseboat rental in Chertsey with golf nearby

Surrey / Chertsey

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome aboard the beautiful widebeam barge The Time Machine, moored in a private garden on the River Thames near Chertsey. 5 mins from Thorpe Park theme park, 15 mins from Heathrow Airport and easy access to the M25, M3 and M4 and the South East. 15 mins drive to Heat  …see more

from £70 / night

£600 - £810 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Marrakech / Medina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 170 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £71 / night

£351 / week

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from £71 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Gioia del Colle

Gioia del Colle / Parco La Mandra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxurious authentic Pugliese trulli. Includes 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1kitchen & 1dining room and a foyer area. This ancient trulli was recently renovated keeping the Puglian characteristics. Includes a private pool and “Pitch & Putt” nine-holes a  …see more

from £282 / night

£1974 - £3948 / week

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from £282 / night

(50) 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
“AMAZING AMAZING HOUSE!” 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 sun light inside. After a lon  …see more

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2500 / week

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from £260 / night

(13) Excellent 

25

Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, comfortable, classy with a charming host” We stayed for 9 days in october break with 2 kids aged 4 and 10. The house is simple and classy and very vitally, comfortable. Lovely sofas and not too much fiss for the kids to damage. Its Homes and  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 - £2400 / week

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from £172 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in St. Fillans with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent cottage” Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little location with great walks around th  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £800 / week

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from £121 / night

(11) Very Good 

21

Holiday watermill with shared pool in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfection in a romantic quiet setting.” This was a magical and fantastic way to start our journey of Portugal. Paola, was a magnificent host and her little cottage was beautifully appointed and the bed divine. There was a food market with the best wi  …see more

from £115 / night

£615 - £790 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Litton Cheney holiday converted chapel rental

Bridport / Litton Cheney

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
A sensitive conversion of a former Methodist Chapel in the middle of the pretty village of Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley near Bridport.The Chapel has a comfortable lounge area near the large fireplace with wood burning stove, satellite tv and DVD player, iPod dockin  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Beach hut rental in St. Dogmaels

St. Dogmaels / Poppit Sands

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Loved our stay and so did the dogs. We were very comfortable at Morlais. Lovely walks on the beach. Plenty of places to visit.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £650 / week

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from £32 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Castellana Grotte

Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“AMAZING!!! Beyond our expectations, so relaxing, very unique property, we would HIGHLY recommend staying at this magical” My husband and I wanted a quiet, relaxing, peaceful weeks holiday and decided that Puglia and this specific property looked like  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £1850 / week

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from £165 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday tower in Rignano sull'Arno

Province of Florence / Rignano sull'Arno

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous apartment, fabulous location.” This apartment is in a glorious location overlooking Tuscan hills. We stayed late August, early September and sat out on the terrace for our early coffee and breakfast every day of our two weeks stay. Again af  …see more

from £56 / night

£386 - £500 / week

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from £56 / night

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
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 pre  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Bude

Cornwall / Bude

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“One of the best places we've stayed” A most wonderful property, unique, full of character, with every home comfort you could possibly think of. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in.Would be marvellous at any time of year-we stayed w  …see more

from £70 / night

£380 - £1080 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury large trulli complex with private swimming pool, four bedrooms and very high quality standards in Ceglie Messapica. Very large luxury trulli complex,holiday home, holiday rental, holiday house, vacation rental, sea holiday, puglia,  …see more

from £139 / night

£972 - £2429 / week

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from £139 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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West Kilbride holiday castle rental

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing place to stay” My friends and I recently returned from spending a weekend at the castle and all 13 of us were in complete agreement that it was an amazing place to stay. The place has so much history and character, the owner was incredibl  …see more

from £1000 / night

£2950 - £3750 / week

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from £1000 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Welcome to Genesis Houseboat A leisure trip on GENESIS houseboats offers a panoramic view of Kerala backwaters. You will get a chance to explore the greenery and the traditional village culture of Real Kerala. We will take care of your requirements with great pleasure a  …see more

from £138 / night

£963 / week

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from £138 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Cornwall / Connor Downs

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation for couples” Excellent, spacious and comfortable accommodation, beautifully furnished with everything you need. Lovely conservatory and patio with hot tub and good sized enclosed garden for the dog. Good location for visiting t  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 / week

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from £286 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Valery-en-Caux holiday castle rental

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Valery-en-Caux

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
A sprawling estate containing a pond, private stables and an apple orchard in addition to other scenic views make Manor de Vertot the picture-perfect holiday retreat, combining historic architecture with luxurious interior furnishings. The house is classified as a histo  …see more

from £332 / night

£2022 - £4293 / week

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from £332 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Port MacDonnell

South Australia / Port MacDonnell

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £100 / night

£696 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday castle in Oldcastle

County Meath / Oldcastle

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Situated amidst majestic trees in the tranquil countryside on the County Meath and Cavan border, the castle commands magnificent views of Lough Sheelin, a 4500 acre lake famous for it's brown trout and liberally stocked perch and large pike.  …see more

from £578 / night

£4038 / week

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from £578 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Abergynolwyn

Snowdonia National Park / Abergynolwyn

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Capel Jerusalem” We celebrated my sister 70th Birthday here, and everything was just as it looks in the photos Excellent accommodation and superb party venue. Everything was so easy we loved it all. We had originally booked for 12 but in  …see more

from £323 / night

£1750 - £2795 / week

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from £323 / night

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North Berwick holiday castle rental

East Lothian / North Berwick

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
<p>Ancient Tower, sleeping 13 adults, graded five stars by Visit Scotland, set in 22 acres of private grounds in East Lothian. Furnished to luxurious standard with many original features like vaulted rooms, a Great Hall and walls over 4 feet thick....  …see more

from £1412 / night

£9880 / week

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from £1412 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Denbighshire / Llangollen

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 / week

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from £75 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday lighthouse accommodation

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
This is an elegantly comfortable Lighthouse Cottage in a magnificent coastal setting inside the landmark Aberdeen Girdleness Lighthouse compound. You will stay in a cottage that has been converted from the original machinery room attached to the assistant lighthouse kee  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1550 / week

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from £90 / night

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Mur-de-Bretagne holiday watermill rental

Morbihan / Mur-de-Bretagne

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
18th century Mill House in rural location set in several acres of mature gardens with 2 double bedrooms on first floor and a large bathroom, gallery landing with door leading out onto private lake, ground floor is a very large 840 square foot open plan living area with  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Couldnt have chosen better if I tried!” 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 arrived a  …see more

from £44 / night

£308 - £615 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Excellent 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grasse

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £107 / night

£746 - £1404 / week

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from £107 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sidmouth holiday tower rental

Devon / Sidmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Private garden
Southerton Tower is just 5 miles the Regency town of Sidmouth and the Victorian town of Budleigh Salterton. Both are unspoilt small towns on the Jurassic coast with beaches and promenades . The property is situated within an area designated as Outstanding Natural Beauty  …see more

from £80 / night

£370 - £395 / week

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from £80 / night