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Unusual holiday homes (1227)

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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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” We had a wonderful time staying on this beautiful boat, the owners where very helpful without being intrusive. The boat had everything you needed for a self catering break, the bed rooms and bathrooms both matched our expectations based o  …see more

from £236 / night

£1648 / week

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from £236 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Ivybridge

Dartmoor National Park / Ivybridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Not your normal rental accommodation” A beautifully restored former mission in a nice area. The accommodation is excellently fitted out throughout with good quality equipment from the kitchen through to the bedrooms - no more worrying about bending a  …see more

from £85 / night

£560 - £1195 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mayreau holiday yacht rental

St. Vincent and the Grenadines / Mayreau

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Kalimba visits the Grenadine Islands of Union, Bequai, Mustique, Petit St Vincent, Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Carriacou as well as Grenada and St Vincent, Mopion, Petit Martinique. Fabulous swimming, snorkelling, beaches, beach bars, crystal clear Caribbean waters.KALIMBA ha  …see more

from £500 / night

£3000 / week

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from £500 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Martina Franca holiday trullo rental

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Rural chic - Il Torchio Trullo” The Torchio Trullo was absolutely lovely. The recent renovations have created a beautifully modern but sympathetically completed accommodation. The outdoor space is ideal for those seeking absolute solace, peace and qu  …see more

from £100 / night

£1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Maine et Loire / Saumur

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £437 / night

£2320 - £2774 / week

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from £437 / 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

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool, golf nearby in Runcorn

Runcorn / Sutton Weaver

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant, but slightly dated” Went to stay for a week at the end of Feb, Warren was very welcoming and showed us how to use all the gadgets/tablet controlled television etc. We had a fantastic time, and the pool was the perfect size. Positives - Sp  …see more

from £480 / night

£3360 / week

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from £480 / night

(18) Average 

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Holiday converted chapel in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A split-level riverside stone chapel, with river views, created by the conversion of a large Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom, built in 1846 in the conservation area of the historic mill village of Milford, in the wooded valley of the River Derwent. The local area is of  …see more

from £300 / night

£1250 - £2245 / week

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from £300 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Wing

Oakham / Wing

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Amazing bolt hole in a super location” Everything about the chapel was brilliant. The warm welcome from the neighbors (hello Kev  …see more

from £60 / night

£415 - £685 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
A traditional 'Trullo/lamia' in a tranquil setting. Ideal for a couple or up to 4 people. There is ample space on the sunny, south-facing terrace for the table, chairs and sun loungers. A mature almond tree, a covered pergola and umbrellas provide shade.Ideal  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £315 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Lagor

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £127 / night

£547 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Maret / Lamai Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £64 / night

£416 - £559 / week

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from £64 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in West Country

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Garden Apartment is a lovely 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. It is located near the small rural hamlet of Rosudgeon, surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance bay to St Michael's Mo  …see more

from £100 / night

£318 - £1091 / week

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from £100 / night

18

Coochiemudlo Island holiday beach hut accommodation

Redland City / Coochiemudlo Island

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
This is what holidays used to be. Enjoy the cool retro vibe of the units, safe beaches, easy walks, hire a tinny, a bicycle or paddle ski. You can even play golf and tennis on the island.Take your car on the barge or enjoy a five minute stroll from the ferry to the unit  …see more

from £71 / night

£351 / week

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from £71 / 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

 …see more

from £103 / night

£715 - £1345 / week

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from £103 / night

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Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £93 / night

£610 / week

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from £93 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Galmpton holiday boathouse rental

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £800 / week

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from £60 / night

28

Holiday shepherds hut in Northern England

Cheshire / Nantwich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
What Makes Shepherds Hut Unique A bespoke built Shepherds Hut which from the outside keeps all the traditions but step inside to a modern comfortable home with all the modern comforts. A great place to relax with in Cheshire countryside, great local pubs an ideal plac  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Northern England

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
At Hutton Mills we can offer you luxury self-catering accommodation in a wonderful setting. The Mill has been renovated to a very high standard and can sleep up to 8 making it ideal at any time of year for a family holiday or for a group of friends. We have a well equip  …see more

from £145 / night

£725 - £6075 / week

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from £145 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Rhone / Brullioles

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £162 / night

£1135 - £1387 / week

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from £162 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Province of Sassari / Sassari

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £68 / night

£421 / week

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from £68 / night

(3) Excellent 

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USA West Coast 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
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Enjoy 2 Kayaks and a Paddle Boat, plus 2 Bikes. We have over 70 ratings with 5 stars each on another site. We are also on FaceBook, search SDPelicanPlace.  …see more

from £197 / night

£1373 / week

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from £197 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Margate

Isle of Thanet / Margate

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Two parking spaces, sleeps eight, three double bedrooms, retro chic, Atari 2600 and games, wifi, well stocked kitchen, centre of Margate, private road, linen included, nexpresso machine, fondue set, games, courtyard garden.  …see more

from £125 / night

£795 - £1175 / week

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from £125 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Trullo Lammas is a recently renovated stylish two bedroom trullo sleeping a maximum of 6 guests. Furnished in a "shabby chic" style with antique lighting. Boasting lovely views over the Itria Valley sitting in a hectare of land with olive groves, fig and apricot trees.  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 - £1550 / week

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from £129 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Get to know the feeling of life in a Authentic Trulli Complex in wonderful Puglia!The private garden with amazing pool is perfect to enjoy a relaxing holiday, but the location of this holiday home is also near to interesting towns for sightseeing!  …see more

from £139 / night

£970 - £1940 / week

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from £139 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Marrakech / Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £135 / night

£799 - £1093 / week

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from £135 / night

(28) Excellent 

24

Tower rental in Northern England

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“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,  …see more

from £250 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Australia & New Zealand holiday beach hut rental

Margaret River Region / Dunsborough

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
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 u  …see more

from £231 / night

£1617 / week

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from £231 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Var / Cotignac

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £55 / night

£383 - £475 / week

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from £55 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Var / Carces

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £379 / night

£1597 - £2942 / week

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from £379 / night

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Converted chapel rental in Noss Mayo

Devon / Noss Mayo

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
NOSS MAYO, SOUTH DEVON.  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1094 / week

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from £85 / night

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Sarthe / Souvigne-sur-Sarthe

7 13 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £337 / night

£1849 / week

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from £337 / night

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Saint-Fargeau

Yonne / Saint-Fargeau

7 18 4 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large and luxury castle with private pool in Mezilles, Burgundy, France for 18 persons. The castle is situated in a hilly, rural and wooded area, close to restaurants and bars and at 10 km from Toucy. The castle has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 1 guest toilet, spread ...  …see more

from £469 / night

£3278 - £3782 / week

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from £469 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Castle rental in Mercurey

Saone-et-Loire / Mercurey

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Private heated pool, sauna, steamroom, sports & fitness room, billard room, Michelin starred Chef services available, organized wine tastings. 8 Luxury rooms all with ensuite bathrooms. + 1 baby & Child bedroom. Ideal location to visit the vineyards of Burgundy.  …see more

from £841 / night

£3774 - £5370 / week

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from £841 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Strachur holiday castle rental

Argyll and Bute / Strachur

6 15 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Castle lachlan is a beautiful scottish baronial house set in an estate of 1500 acres and provides the perfect setting for your scottish castle vacation.<Br>castle lachlan can be rented by the week or for a long weekend break outside high season. The accommodation  …see more

from £620 / night

£2250 / week

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from £620 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Oia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
It is a cavehouse located in the center of the traditional settlement of Oia. It is 44 sq.m. and has 22 sq.m. private terrace with wonderfull caldera view.it is about 100 steps from the main pedestrian street of Oia where all the shops and restaurants are located  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £2177 / week

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from £68 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with golf nearby in South East England

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £225 / night

£600 - £1160 / week

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from £225 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Trullo De Corato is a lovely restored and fitted trulli complex in the peaceful contryside in the heart of Valle d'Itria with its fresh and dry air even in the hottest of Apulian summers. The trullo is beautifully located on the top of a sunny and airy hill with a  …see more

from £190 / night

£1429 / week

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from £190 / night

(5) Excellent 

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West Country holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Tavistock

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
5* Gold luxury cottage. Restored Ticketing Hall within Old Tavistock Railway Station. Original period features. Views over Dartmoor, Wi-Fi, Sky, free parking. 5 mins walk from centre of Tavistock and on cycle route 27,The Station is an ideal base for shopping, walking,  …see more

from £110 / night

£675 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night