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 Keepers Cottage can be enjoyed in every season, on the clear days when panoramic views extend out in every direction and the exhilarating, wild, stormy evenings when the heating ensures a cosy stayYou can imagine being a lighthouse keeper by staying in the cottage, …see more
Amazing, tranquil, spectacular - just some of the words our previous guests have used to describe Trullo Azzurro and its setting. It is a beautiful trullo, which we lovingly restored and maintain, employing traditional methods and materials to retain its magical charact …see more
We spent 10 days at the comfortable and characterful Trullo azzurro , situated some 10-15 minutes drive from the nearby town of Locorotondo with its lovely old quarter and many fine restaurants. This … More
“Getting away from it just got a whole lot better!”
Reviewed 30 Aug 2014
We have just enjoyed an amazing week in a very unique property in a very special location! Mark and Mary have painstakingly renovated their trulli and it was a pleasure and privilege to be there. The … More
“comfortable, well-appointed trullo for unique holiday experience”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2014
We had an excellent holiday in this beautiful trullo set in the middle of the Puglia countryside with beautiful views over the vines and olive trees.
The trullo has all mod cons, with dishwasher,… More
Trulli del Mandorlo is a newly renovated charming complex of trullos with a private pool (12x6mt) and outdoor barbecue.Inside the main trullo you will find a studio consisting of an alcove kitchen with a breakfast table, small sofa, a nook with a sofabed for two, a bath …see more
Masseria Donno Santo is a beautiful large trulli 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.A) The Mai …see more
A long driveway lined with century old cypress trees leads to this beautiful medieval castle with private chapel on a private hill surrounded by vineyards and olive trees with beautiful landscapes.Here you wish become real and we may organize events and wedings as you p …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
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
It is an appartment that can accomodate 2-3 persons.The appartment has private entrance and a private terrace, a fully equiped kitchen, a bathroom with shower, one double bed and one unfolded single bed, dining - sitting room with couch and an outdoor jacuzzi.It is a ca …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
Within easy reach of Bath, the Old Chapel is full of period features & offers spacious, luxury accommodation for up to 10 guests.
This flagship property is renovated to an exceedingly high standard & will appeal to those looking for a property combining the unique expe …see more
In the fifteenth century the castle was constructed as a wedding gift for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran.What is now the formal great hall of this comfortable but unusual home once served as …see more
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… More
The region of Agel is "Minervois", a wild and far away from tourist part, very beautiful with a lot of wine and tipical mediteranean vegetation. The castle is from the XII century with an old familial atmosphere. This medieval castle consists of the main building, four …see more
I stayed at Chateau d'Agel for 7 nights with extended family and friends we all had one of the most memorable weeks of our lives. The Chateau, steeped in history, is in excellent condition and is tast… More
Unique, historical and very chic.Originally a private chapel of a famous Renaissance family, the Chapel has recently been carefully restored to its original state and retains its original beauty and charm. It is situated in a protected and peaceful area of more than 20 …see more
A small chapel, part of a large villa, converted into an apartment. Charming and beautifully furnished, although small and therefore a bit basic in some things. Beautiful grounds of the estate to walk… More
Luxury Shepherds Hut with ensuite and kitchen area oak floors and vintage fittings mains water and electric situated near the North Norfolk Coast welcome hamper and all bed linen, hairdryer and towels provided. For those chilly evenings there is a wood burning stove wit …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
Sleeps 6/9. 3 bedroom ancient stone Trullo with private (unheated) swimming pool. In the heart of the Valle D'Itria between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica. Cable TV, air conditioning in bedrooms. Children's pool/jacuzzi, outside dining and sofa areas, barbecue, t …see more
Offering a massage parlour, Royal Heritage Houseboats is located in Srīnagar and is 500 metres from Zabarwan Park. Free wired internet is available. The property offers free parking.The accommodation will provide you with a TV, a heater, a minibar and cable channels. F …see more
The self catering Chateau and its delightful Gatehouse (2 adjoining properties) provide a truly relaxing environment to enjoy a Wedding, holiday or other special occasion with family and friends. The Chateau was built in 1820 and is set in 10 acres of beautiful parkland …see more
A beautiful cavehouse in Andalucia, Spain. stunning position overlooking the historical village of Galera . The overall name given to this tourist region is The Altiplano also known as the Spanish Lake District due to the numerous lakes, natural parks and stunning sce …see more
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2013
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 ideal… More
It is so valuable to get feed back. We are working on local info and can email it to anyone interested. We will make sure that we take plenty of copies to leave at the cave when we visit again! I think that we may have to change the name to " Hobbit House" Thank you for the review! Di and Carl
Sleep on the water! Enjoy this unique opportunity to stay at Pelican Place - a floating home on this beautiful bay. Enjoy this 84 sq meters floating 2-story home. House sleeps 4 adults or 2 adults with up to 3 children works well too.
House details: On the bottom f …see more
Now taking bookings for 2017.
From 1st Nov 2016 to 30th Mar 2017 'Gloria' is booked for a static houseboat hire at our base - we still have availability for our other boat 'Queenie' for those months.
For the most accurate info on prices please see our website. We off …see more
We had an amazing long weekend as usual. The boat (Queenie) was absolutely fab, cosy clean and warm and a real head turner. people stopped and looked and had their photos taken beside it. I would reco… More
And thank you Audrey and James for your great review...welcome back anytime. Hester
“Very clean and comfortable boat - plus can take dogs.”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2012
The boat was very clean unlike the previous 3 narrow boats that I have hired. In particular, the toilet/bathroom, cooker, kitchen untensils were clean. The mattress was very comfortable and was like a… More
Thanks for your very kind review Caroline. You are all welcome back anytime along with yor University of Manchester discount. Hester
Trullo Formosa is a charming, authentic, chic, 3 bedroom toretta with a trullo cone in the middle which originates from the 15th century. Situated close to Ostuni come relax in this magical place with large private pool, stunning countryside and wifi.
Sleeps 5 plu …see more
A lovingly restored trullo in the UNESCO protected Valle d'Itria between Locorotondo and Martina Franca, it is situated high on the border of the valley with an enchanting view across to Martina Franca. The trullo is set at the end of a country lane with a private swimm …see more
“Beauty and relaxing location with lots of history”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2015
My family and I spent a relaxing and enjoyable week at Trullo Vista in July.
The trullo which is full of character, is very well appointed with a fully equipped
kitchen and two luxury bathrooms. Th… More
I'm so glad you enjoy staying at our trullo. I hope to see you all again this year
“Just a fantastic opportunity to relax”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2015
I just needed to get away from it all, and I couldn't imagine a better experience. The trullo is cool in the August heat, and the pool is perfect for relaxing in the sun. The view from the pool over t… More
You certainly do get away from it all at Trullo Vista!
“Lovely accommodation in beautiful position”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2016
Excellent quality of accommodation with a wonderful pool with great views. Really friendly owners as was Rossana who looked after the place for them. We decided not to walk into town as we didn't fe… More
I'm sure the trullo was suitably restful after your tour of Puglia and Basilicata. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Vicky and Richard
Welcome to Trullo Il Paradiso, our 250 year old beautifully renovated trullo surrounded by ancient olive groves and fruit trees just 5 miles from the towns of Ostuni and Martina Franca. ll Paradiso is a luxury property set in 5 acres of peaceful countryside. Come and en …see more
Lovely spacious comfortable house in quiet rural Norfolk village opposite lovely, welcoming village pub
sleeps up to 10 adults,(+babies or small children) big lounge seats 12, big dining table seats 10. Ideal for families, parties, celebrations, holidays, weekend beaks …see more
A warm welcome from Ian and some lovely scones on our arrival.
A great place to sit and relax or to use as a base to explore the countryside and great beaches of Norfolk.… More
We hope to welcome back you again soon
Debbie and ian
“A fab weekend.....”
Reviewed 24 Mar 2014
We would like to say a huge thankyou to Ian and Debbie. Yiu have an amazing jouse is a picture perfect location. Nothing was too much trouble and everything we requested prior to our arrival was answe… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Old School House. Really pleased you had a great weekend. The visiting chef really enjoyed meeting you and cooking for you.
“Picturesque and quiet cottage, perfect for families”
Reviewed 16 May 2012
We rented this cottage with a group of friends over a long holiday weekend. The place is quiet and perfectly picturesque, and has everything needed for an enjoyable weekend. The landlord & lady are v… More
Relax in luxury in the Scottish Borders and have the run of your very own mansion house within 10 acre private grounds. Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow . Exclusive use for only you and your guests. Can be staffed on request. Toftcombs is a truly delightful, classic cou …see more
I stayed at the mansion house to celebrate my 30th birthday along with 22 other people. Everything was perfect, the communication from Clare from start to end was helpful, patient, clear and concise. … More
“50th birthday celebration”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2012
On celebrating my 50th birthday Toftcombs gave us all 23 guest a very unique experience that made us all feel very special. Phil and Claire (proprietors) made us feel very welcome showing us around be… More
“Gracious Scotland Living”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
We traveled with three generations of four families and Toftcombs was the perfect home for our two week stay in Scotland. The grounds are lovely and the house is magnificent.
Situated in a beautifu… More
The villa' IL Gelso' is set in a large private garden planted mainly with olive trees and fruit trees. There is a spacious patio area surrounding the beautiful salt water swimming pool. Two large gazebo's on the patio, one for dining under al fresco, with a wooden table …see more
“Relaxing, comfortable, classy with a charming host”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2011
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 … More
Reviewed 21 Jun 2016
Amazing week in a beautifully decorated luxury Trullo. Anita & Pino are incredibly welcoming, friendly & helpful in suggesting super places to eat & visit if you can bear to drag yourself away from th… More
“Peace and tranquility in Puglia.”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
We stayed in Il Gelso for a week in August and had a fantastic time. The Villa is beautiful and the owners have done a very thoughtful renovation and extension to provide very spacious and comfortabl… More
Sleeping 3 + 2. Riverside. WIFI. A beautifully renovated detached watermill, with private pool, situated in a wonderful garden bordered by a trout stream. The cosy house boasts original chestnut beamed ceilings, and terracotta tiled floors, along with an open fire.This …see more
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… More
Thank you for your review. We are glad you found this lovely little house delightful and that you enjoyed your stay!
“A very nice house and Fabio is a great host.”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2015
A very nice house, your own swimmimg pool, nice garden, great when the wether is good.
The road to the house is a little bit steep.… More
Dolphin Cove is a two bedroom absolute Beachfront property. It is fully equipped with stereo sound system. TV, DVD, refrigerator, microwave, large capacity off-peak water heat with booster element, cooking utensils and cutlery. The house is situated on the sands of Call …see more
We had a wonderful weekend away in this great property. The lovely house is fully equipped and right on the spectacular Callala beach. Host was very also really helpful and included folder with sights… More
We are pleased you had an enjoyable weekend and look forward to hosting you again. Callala Beach is enjoyable in all weather. Thank you.
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
Situated in a small, terraced valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Reef Break Resort is the ideal getaway from the hustle & bustle of Tokyo. Located near Ohara in Chiba Prefecture, only 71 minutes from Tokyo Station, Reef Break Resort offers the opportunity to chil …see more