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.
Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, beautiful Bona Lighthouse has recently been lovingly restored and boasts an array of period features coupled with the cosy comforts of modern living. Overlooking the waters of Loch Ness and set on the …see more
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came well prepare… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The pea… More
The Axo Houseboat is a self-catering apartment in the heart of the city. You have your own kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and living room. It's has a light and roomy living area with 2 sofas beds, in case the kids don't want to sleep together, and a large d …see more
“Great accommodation and location to explore Amsterdam”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2016
I travelled to Amsterdam to visit friends and was very fortunate to stay on this fabulous houseboat. It was very well equipped, homely, warm and comfortable. I was surprised to find how spacious the l… More
Thanks Debbie, so glad you had a nice time. hope to see you again very soon.
“fun and good location”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Situated in central amsterdam, the houseboat is a good place to stay. Close to the subway station (2 stops from central station) and tram.
I strongly recomend this rental… More
Thanks Olivier, it was a pleasure to have you stay.
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
We arrived a little later than we intended and had to collect the keys from the nearby Amsterdam House Hotel but staff were great and we dealt with the formalities very quickly. The owner of the boat … More
Newly restored cave houses situated in the village of Castillejar offers a unique holiday experience in friendly rural surroundings. The houses have been refurbished to a high standard, but still retains a rustic style with many unique features.The amazing natural insul …see more
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
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
Palazzo Portole is a large property on the edge of the charming, historic town of Oprtalj. Standing in a beautifully landscaped private walled garden with a secluded swimming pool, outdoor dining room, a tower with roof terrace, 5 stunning bedrooms, large living room & …see more
The Old Chapel is situated up a small lane, right next to woodland in the Royal Forest of Dean with wonderful walks right on the doorstep. It has been sympathetically converted retaining much character and charm. There is lots of pine cladding on both walls and ceilin …see more
Our second year visiting the Old Chapel, it is perfectly situated for us walkers and cyclists, up a lane into the forest, has everything and more that a family could need whilst on holiday, home from … More
“Loved it and can't wait to return.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2012
The converted Chapel is beautifully transformed into a wonderful home in a delightful setting and the owners have thought of simply everything you could possibly wish for and need. We returned home l… More
“A place to rest, recharge and relax”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
I was expecting something a bit unusual (how does one convert a Chapel into a dwelling...) and I wasn't disappointed, the Old Chapel has lots of charm and quirkiness and at the same time it is very … More
We are a family company based in Agia Efimia on the stunning island of Kefalonia. We offer bareboat or skippered sailing on board our Bavaria 42 cruiser. She is treated with the greatest care and attention, and has been equipped to a very high standard.We strive to make …see more
A fabulous little beachside bothy. Waken in the morning and step out of the door and onto the beach, walk a mile & a half along the amazing white sands, walk through some of the most spectacular dunes, you will ever find to be surrounded by an abundance of wildlife …see 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
The Reading Room is a 200 year old converted chapel which offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.Situated in the delightful village of Broughton Gifford, The Reading Room is within easy reach of Bath, the Saxon town of Bradford-on-Avon and …see more
This historic building in the centre of Broughton Gifford is the perfect venue for anyone wanting to escape the rat race and enjoy a luxury break. The facilities and service are first class. An added … More
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
We were very impressed with the Reading Room and spent a very cosy, comfortable weekend there. It was immaculate, everything was of high quality standard and we were left plenty of goodies to keep us … More
“Delightful and special weekend”
Reviewed 11 May 2015
Had a lovely stay at The Reading Room in Broughton Gifford. Tastefully decorated with superb facilities and special touches throughout. If you want to indulge and feel like you have had a special week… 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
British owners have renovated and extended this traditional stone building in 2008 to create a 3 double bedroomed , 2 bathroomed holiday home. It is situated between Ceglie Messapica and San Michele Salentino in 10 hectares of fruit trees and olives and , with the undul …see more
“Excellent trulli that far exceeded our expectations our children loved it!”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
We enjoyed a fantastic, relaxing holiday staying in Trulli delle Rondini, a spectacular place.. our 3 children loved the pool and .spent most of their time in it!!, as well as exploring the gardens ar… More
“A superb trullo in a superb area”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2011
We have had a wonderfull 2 weeks stay in the trullo. Our children enjoyed the swimming pool and the surroundings of the house a lot and always wanted to stay at home! As we travelled with a friend we… More
“A fabulous property for a complete get-away”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Very simple to book - a couple of emails and we were sorted. Stunning property with fantastic outdoor space. Large pool with plenty of sun loungers and good pergola for shade. House simply furnishe… More
Dar Soulahfa nestles in the streets and alleyways that form the very heart of the old Medina of Marrakech. Ideally located in the most desirable area of the ancient town, this wonderful position makes it so easy to explore all this exotic city has to offer. The house ha …see more
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.… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here in January with our three children aged 5, 7 and 8. Initially we were going to stay outside the Medina but are glad we changed our minds! Dar Soulahfa is a beautiful Riad with immaculat… More
“Great house in a great location.”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
A lovely house with excellent friendly staff. Beautifully restored riad with total privacy centrally located, yet in a quiet backstreet near all the sights. We took 3 kids (9,6 and 2 years) and my 83 … More
Why not take a stay on my beautiful 60 ft Narrow boat Peewit completely refitted with all the comforts of home, whilst floating on the Northampton and Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal. Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line …see more
My wife and I stayed on Rafaelles' narrowboat with our two children (11 and 9) over Easter 2016. Peewit was moored at Foxton, just North of Market Harborough. Despite some mixed bank holiday weather w… More
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access availableA beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. A fixed double bed at the back supplemented by a luxurious double sofa bed at the front and spacious wet room, galley and …see more
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 sta… 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
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
This Mill House is a rustic rural retreat in the form of spacious and comfortably furnished gite. It is situated on its' own small river island and is set in a truly peaceful paradise. It can only be accessed on foot by crossing a narrow causeway bridge [this is origin …see more
I don't often write reviews but felt compelled to in this case.
The first thing to say about the Mill is that the location is absolutely stunning. You could really run out of superlatives to desc… More
“A very relaxing excellent stay”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
Stayed here in September 2015. We arrived to a very clean and tidy Gite in the nicest of surroundings within its ow lake.
Everything was exactly as described and couldn't have been better.
ABOUT THE CHAPEL: The Chapel, Wing is an early 19th Century stone built Grade II listed Methodist Chapel sympathetically converted at the turn of the 21st Century to create a unique Modernist open plan house. Winner of The George Phillips Award and featured in "Living E …see more
Box of Delights is a 60 ft narrowboat offering lots of home comforts, from radiator central heating (whilst enjoying a woodburning stove for that cosy evening in), memory foam mattresses, fully equipped kitchen with granite worktops, including microwave and filter coffe …see more
The Most Luxurious House boat in kerala backwater with couple jacuzzi,24 hrs fully air conditioned boat with Upper deck ,an ayurvedic spa in side the boat , Shower cubicles,water treat plants,fully equipped kitchen,Tea Coffee maker,Used by celebrities,all 5 star ameniti …see more
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PLEASE NOTE: The yacht is available for accommodation only and not for any kind of chartered sailing.
If you are looking for a different type of holiday accommodation and perhaps a bit off the beaten track, then Brego is just the thing f …see more
Finechambers Chapel self catering holiday cottage is a beautifully converted former chapel located in outstanding scenic countryside in the peaceful hamlet of Juniper. Only three and a half miles from the historic market town of Hexham, and five miles from the attracti …see more
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o …see more
Shortflatt Tower is one of Northumberland's most beautiful country houses set in idyllic surroundings with well tended walled gardens and ancient woodland. Part of a private estate, we offer comfortable elegance and bespoke services including quality pampering in F …see more
16 of us stayed at Shortflatt for my Hen do - it was exactly what i wanted and more. The accomodation is amazing - very clean, comfy and grand!
The spa was excellent too. Over all myself and all that… More
“Amazing venue, fantastic area, great people. A hidden gem."”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
We held our wedding here - it was the most fantastic day. This place is beautiful, a hidden gem in mid-Northumberland.
The venue itself is just perfect whether you want to hold a big party or just… More
“If you're considering booking Shortflatt Tower - Do it now!!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
We got married at Shortflatt Tower on 19th July - it was absolutely fantastic. We had the venue from friday afternoon until monday morning. The atmosphere and setting were perfect - and the service we… More
The Old Chapel has been tastefully converted from a former Gospel Hall dating back to 1838 into a 3 bedroom Cottage sleeping up to 5 people and is the new kid on the block! Being detached it sits in the middle of the quaint village of Chittlehamholt opposite the Exeter …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
Cruise and explore some of the most stunning parts of the River Thames at your own pace. Boat Gema is a delightful 4 star narrowboat that has a fresh and modern feel but without losing the quaint charm of an English narrowboat. Cruise to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow and Win …see more
The Church at The Old Manse provides a large, unique, luxury, self catering property for exploring central Scotland or having that special get together with family and friends. With five bedrooms; stunning open plan kitchen and lounge; galleried snooker area; and sauna …see more
Le Moulin is situated in Hamelin, two miles from St Martin des Landelles. It is within two hours drive from Caen/Cherbourg and 2 and a half hours from Le Havre and just over an hour from St Malo. It is a charming property built approximately 200 years ago that has been …see more
“A Fantastic Property in Idyllic Rural Surroundings”
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
One of the best properties we've ever stayed in in France: spacious, full of character, supremely well equipped, and all in a beautiful setting in a charming part of France.
Perfect for just walking … 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
Nestling at the foot of the steep 250ft Tregonhawke Cliff, Beachcombers, (part of the Eddystone Cafe building), is accessed on foot via a steep cliff path and steps after leaving the car at the clifftop. The climb down is well worth it, as this Whitsand Bay apartment s …see more
Set within 16 acres of glorious North Devon countryside, The Chapel is the idea place to come and unwind from the stresses and strains of daily life. The Chapel is an annex of the main house which is a former Rectory so there is a wealth of character and stunning featur …see more
“Stylish, comfortable accommodation with lovely grounds”
Reviewed 25 May 2014
We were looking for somewhere comfortable and peaceful for a few days away in Devon. Yatton Court proved to be just that. The property is an annex to an old rectory that is lived in by the owners. The… More
Many thanks - see you again next year!
“Somewhere & something different for us.”
Reviewed 29 May 2014
We usually stop out on the coast but fancied a change as we only stopped for 3 nights. Will never get tired of the Devon scenery even though a few of the roads about can test your patience. The proper… More