Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1204)

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 houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £138 / night

£960 / week

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from £138 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Campomarino

Maruggio / Campomarino

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Loved the place had every thing you need and more.Very peaceful but not far from the town and beaches.It really is a home from home.  …see more

from £105 / night

£661 - £818 / week

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from £105 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” 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 fa  …see more

from £250 / night

£1510 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £243 / night

£1700 - £2625 / week

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from £243 / night

(3) Excellent 

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £201 / night

£1406 / week

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from £201 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Ripley

Yorkshire / Ripley

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Secluded, picturesque, perfect and with a hot tub!” At the time of writing this we have already booked our second visit, and a weekend for our son. Joanna, our host, was lovely and friendly and provided us with a 'breakfast basket' plus a cake for my  …see more

from £90 / night

£570 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

£479 - £844 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / San Vito dei Normanni

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £150 / night

£1044 - £2087 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo  …see more

from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

Yonne / Chatel Gerard

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £492 / night

£3044 - £3914 / week

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from £492 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Worsley holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“What a lovely family weekend!” We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and start where and when yo  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

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Lake Como / Nesso

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £157 / night

£1096 / week

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from £157 / night

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Marrakech ski riad to rent.

Marrakech / Medina

4 7 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £123 / night

£855 - £1299 / week

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from £123 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £166 / night

£1096 / week

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from £166 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” 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 houseboats each  …see more

from £174 / night

£1044 - £1827 / week

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from £174 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£495 / week

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from £80 / 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

from £578 / night

£4038 / week

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from £578 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £240 / night

£1680 - £2776 / week

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from £240 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Martina Franca holiday trullo rental

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The best of Puglia” We choose this property to spend 5 nights over the Christmas holidays with my parents. The spaces are ideal for 2 adult couples (although one of the bedrooms has separate single beds) because the bedrooms are at opposite sides of t  …see more

from £105 / night

£731 - £1035 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday lighthouse accommodation

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£625 - £1550 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Grewelthorpe

North Yorkshire / Grewelthorpe

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£420 - £680 / week

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from £70 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families” Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic k  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Mission Beach holiday beach hut rental

Queensland / Mission Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £175 / night

£1125 - £1432 / week

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from £175 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Watermill rental in Busserolles with swimming pool

Dordogne / Busserolles

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant” 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 to have our lunch and dinner outside ever  …see more

from £950 / night

£6650 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £138 / night

£964 - £2408 / week

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from £138 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Bas-Rhin / La Petite Pierre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £279 / night

£1522 - £2435 / week

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from £279 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Eymet

Dordogne / Eymet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A fabulous week in a rural, riverine retreat.” We had a really enjoyable holiday in the Mill House. The setting was fantastic, situated on its own island with the river Dropt and the mill race completely surrounding the property. The house itself was  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 - £840 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Watermill letting in Lozoya with swimming pool

Community of Madrid / Lozoya

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£1044 / week

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from £131 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cave house rental in Galera

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"” It was very easy to book and the owners sent excellent directions to find it as it is a little remote.Having said that it is utterly charming,,set on a hillside surrounded by other cuevas.....an ide  …see more

from £33 / night

£190 - £330 / week

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from £33 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday tower in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £171 / night

£1200 - £2100 / week

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from £171 / 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

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Whitebrook

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together” 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  …see more

from £100 / night

£651 - £1120 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Oia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Magnificent view-Impeccable service!” This holiday house was exceptional and we spent the most unfogettable vacations! Breathtaking view, great amenities and super service! The jacuzzi was like a cave, always so clean and we took so many pictures of a  …see more

from £235 / night

£1644 / week

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from £235 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

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

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £70 / night

£522 - £783 / week

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from £70 / night

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Oia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £83 / night

£579 - £2253 / week

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from £83 / night

(38) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / 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  …see more

from £162 / night

£1170 - £2275 / week

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from £162 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pascarosa holiday trullo rental

Ostuni / Pascarosa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary

from £260 / night

£1800 - £2500 / week

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from £260 / night

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