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.
“Great accommodation in a peaceful setting.” We stayed for a long weekend at Burnbrae Mill and found it to be a useful base for exploring the surrounding area. We like visiting galleries and walking and this area suited us well. The Chocolate Shop in C
absolutely fantastic place, we loved every minute of our stay and would recommend to everyone. In the middle of nowhere, just perfect.… More
“Lovely location, comfortable house”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2016
We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning locati… More
What a find! Chapel was fabulous, great location, cozy warm, tastefully renovated, well equipped and to top it a all a lovely Christmas tree greeted usOnly advice I'd give is to take Amy's offer of a … More
Thank you for your lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay so much. I'm pleased the new parking arrangements are working out well. Will look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Amy
“Gorgeous little Gem in Chester”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2017
We had such a lovely time staying at the Little Tin Chapel, a wonderful place. We booked it so that we could go to Chester zoo, which we loved and only a 12 minute drive away. The Little Tin Chapel wa… More
Reviewed 5 Mar 2017
Stayed at the little tin chapel for a weekend with friends. The chapel is wonderful quality of fixtures and fittings of a very high standard. Rained Saturday night so a good excuse to light the log fi… More
Thank you for your review, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the Little Tin Chapel so much. We often have same day change overs so need to allow enough time, hence the 10.30 check out. Hope to welcome you back again some time. Kind regards, Amy
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo
Beautiful cottage with stunning views over the river Ericht. If I had to imagine what an ideal Scottish holiday home would be like, this would be pretty close to the mark. Great kitchen and facilities… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all back again soon!
“Scottish Idyll Near the Highlands”
Reviewed 29 May 2013
Our recent stay at the Jute Store at Brooklinn Mill was everything we hoped for. Situated in east Perthsire, one mile from the convenient town of Blairgowrie, it is only a little more than an hour's… More
Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed both the location and the house so much and hope to welcome you back some time soon.
“Friendly, cosy, clean, authentic castle!” We spent a week in Petrongonas Castle in August 2013 and had a wonderful holiday far away from the tourist scene!
The castle has plenty of space, is tastefully furnished and decorated with emphasis on cos
I didn't imagine such a lovely place. These were my first hollidays outside France with my children, and they ask me when we were on the ferry back to Italy and then France, when we are back to the c… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you in Greece.Our castle is always open for you.
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under
“Short break” Amazing building very useable and family friendly, lovely quite location in the heart of the countryside within a farming community just the spot for a total retreat, although very handy for day trip into the beautiful Lake District count
“Fantastic restoration very comfy a joy to stay in, let dogs stay as well perfect.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
Had a fab time at this church really homely. All rooms having en suite, kitchen amazing. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars.… More
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2014
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” 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
“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
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
Reviewed 13 Feb 2015
Fabulous property, excellent value for money.
To go and see the area in January in the snow was superb.
A very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.… More
“"Perfect for a family party and get-together. Child and pet-friendly"” The building is amazing!! An adventure just exploring all the rooms. And then you have to decide who gets to sleep in The Tower!!
The simply stunning dining room (with it's own
Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plen… More
“The Old Mill is incredible!”
Reviewed 27 May 2013
Had a wonderful stay at The Old Mill with my husband and a group of friends to celebrate a special occasion. The renovation has been done to a very high standard, which makes The Old Mill feel very sp… More
“A weekend to remember”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
What can I say this place has it all. Right from the word go Sandra was helpful and very accommodating when booking though to when we arrived. Garry's private dinning menu was fantastic and a great s… More
“Amazing stay in a beautiful place” The cave house was easy to find with Bob's great directions. We drove up from Almeria airport and stopped at the lake for lunch.
Bob showed us around the village and pointed us in the direction of places to eat. We
Just had an amazing 3 weeks staying at Cueva Peralta. We were very sorry to leave and are already planning our return. What a gem the Cave House is! Spacious, relaxing and well furnished it will gi… More
Thank you for your wonderful and informative review, which will assist people to choose to experience the beautiful Andalucia countryside and lovely welcoming Pueblos. Thank you both again and see you in the near future. Bob
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
We were greeted at Cueva Peralta by Bob the owner who made us most welcome,we were very impressed with the layout of the rooms they were well furnished and the kitchen well equipped, beds very comfort… More
Thank you for your review of Cueva Peralta I am so pleased that you enjoyed stay. I look forward to receiving you back in the near future. Best Regards
“The Primal Cave Adventure”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2015
We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the phot… More
Dear all, thank you for your great review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cueva Peralta and I look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future.
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
From the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and oli… More
“Unique and wonderful place with huge pool”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well eq… More
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
Reviewed 1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in th… More
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina” Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2014
We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, walking along the be… More
Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything in good order. Fouad and Aieda will always to their best to help you enjoy your stay.
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Darsal was a perfect place to stay. It has been carefully restored with every attention to detail and with the rental person in mind. Fouad, the house manager, speaks good English and is always will… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here with our three young children in January 2013 and we all absolutely loved both the Riad and Essaouira.
Darsal is a beautiful Riad, extremely well located in a quiet part of the Medina,… More
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved
“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
“Lovely stay” This was a beautiful place. Wish to see more places like this around the country. The hosts were very welcoming and patient as we arrived extremely late. Definitely recommend this accommodation.
“A very special accomodation at a scenic spot! Beautiful!”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2015
We had the opportunity to have an overnight stay in one of the tents of Africamps in Oudtshoorn and it was great! We had a very warm welcome! The scenery is so beautifull, you feel totally 'zen'. The … More
We are so happy that you had a great time at AfriCamps Klein Karoo. Thank you for your beautiful words. We agree as well, the view does make you feel very 'zen'.
We are looking forward to your next visit with the whole family.
Have a great festive season.
“Mooiste plekje van Oudtshoorn”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2015
De 5 tenten staan voldoende uit elkaar voor privacy. Leuk voor stellen en gezinnen met kinderen. We hebben lekker gewandeld op het terrein en 's avonds de braai aangestoken. Op het terrein lopen ook s… More
Goed om te horen dat jullie een fijne tijd hebben gehad bij Africamps Klein Karoo, hopelijk zien we jullie in de toekomst weer!
“A True South African experience under the afrikan Sky”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2016
Make sure you take early walks and late afternoon walks, there are lots of wonderful creatures to see in open areas and between bushes, the property goes on for kilometres.… More
Thank you, Hellen. It was lovely to have you stay with us. We are looking forward to your next visit. Team AfriCamps
“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
“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
We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived… More
“What a wonderful week”
Reviewed 4 Aug 2012
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More