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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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Calvados / Surrain

1 5 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £52 / night

£432 - £794 / week

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from £52 / night

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Province of Granada / Gorafe

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £37 / night

£229 / week

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from £37 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 4

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

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Holmebeck Hut - Whashton shepherds hut sleeps 2

Richmond / Whashton

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
Holmebeck hut is situated on the outskirts of Ravensworth in North Yorkshire. This idyllic bolt hole is only 10 minutes journey by car from Scotch corner which makes it an easily accessible location for a short break. Set within a private garden this self contained hu  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Gard / Langlade

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £164 / night

£1035 - £1897 / week

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from £164 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Chalet at Moorehall - Moorehall boathouse sleeps 2

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Child friendly ;
The original boathouse dates back to 1796 and the chalet was built in 1964. The chalet has been modernised over the past couple of years to current standards. The chalet sits on the edge of Lough Carra, a four thousand acre lake in South Mayo in the west of Ireland.Ther  …see more

from £57 / night

£345 / week

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from £57 / night

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Aetolia-Acarnania Region / Naupactus

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Pet friendly;
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from £58 / night

£405 / week

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from £58 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Thorpe Farm shepherd's hut - Stalisfield Green shepherds hut sleeps 2

Stalisfield / Stalisfield Green

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Ease the stresses and strains of modern life and come and stay in our luxurious hand crafted shepherd's hut. You will soon forget about your troubles as you drift off to sleep in the comfort of this unique space, thoughtfully fitted out with everything that you cou  …see more

from £85 / night

£580 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Lake Yurt - Poundsgate yurt sleeps 5

Dartmoor National Park / Poundsgate

1 5 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 29 km; Child friendly ;
Enjoy a holiday with a difference. Get back to nature in a traditional Mongolian yurt, enjoying total privacy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Each of our two yurts has its own woodburner to keep you warm and cosy, rugs and lanterns and a double bed and a futon  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 - £640 / week

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from £105 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Beach Hut Scamander - Scamander beach hut sleeps 4

Tasmania / Scamander

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
It doesnt get much closer to the water than this.Beach Hut Scamander offers 2 newly renovated self contained units right on the Lagoon waterfront. The 2 bedroom child friendly Waves apartment contains a queen bed and a set of low line bunks (lower bunk is suitable for  …see more

from £70 / night

£437 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Romanshorn

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £44 / night

£44 - £953 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
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from £45 / night

£260 - £641 / week

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from £45 / night

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Moulin de Blanchefort - Lagrauliere watermill sleeps 4

Correze / Lagrauliere

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Property is within a very short distance from A20 auto-route, and a stones throw from Lagrauliere villageThis is an apartment in roof area of an old flour mill that is situated next to Blanchefort Chateau and lake.Originally built over 200 years ago in local stone with  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1015 / week

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from £85 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Old St Johns Church - Gamblesby converted chapel sleeps 8

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you mig  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1320 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Runach Arainn - Kilmory yurt sleeps 6

Isle of Arran / Kilmory

1 6 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Runach Arainn ('Secret or Beloved Arran' in Gaelic) is a small, intimate glamping (glamorous camping) site on the south end of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. We offer luxury self-catering accommodation in 20ft diameter yurts accompanied by private bathrooms. We are an ide  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - secluded lakeside lodge - Chesterfield boathouse sleeps 4

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £115 / night

£600 - £960 / week

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from £115 / night

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Capel Y Bryniau - Pennal converted chapel sleeps 4

Snowdonia National Park / Pennal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Capel Y Bryniau near Aberdovey, is a stunning 2 bedroom, 19th century chapel conversion, enjoying uninterrupted rural & mountain views in a Welsh hamlet location, but just a short walk to the excellent ‘Riverside Inn’ pub/eatery in Pennal. This delightful stone cha  …see more

from £63 / night

£350 - £599 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Cave. - Puncheston cave house sleeps 4

Pembrokeshire / Puncheston

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Cave is a special space, unique and perfect for a break in Pembrokeshire. Our log burner for when there is a chill in the air, or for a spot of fire gazing. The bedroom has a comfy double bed that you just wont want to get out of, the second bed is a roomy double s  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(10) Excellent 

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The Shepherds Hut - Watchfield shepherds hut sleeps 2

Burnham-On-Sea / Watchfield

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
This is in a delightfully secluded setting but only 5 minutes walk away from two village pubs which serve food.The village is situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels and Moors only a 15 minute drive from Glastonbury and Wells and a 10 minute drive to the sea,.Very f  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 / week

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from £60 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Ouarzazate

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

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Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £114 / night

£834 / week

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from £114 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Yurt in a Field - Earnley yurt sleeps 4

West Sussex / Earnley

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Our traditional authentic Mongolian Yurt is to be found positioned in a secluded field, a short bike ride from the beautiful West Sussex coast. It is ideal for families, or for people that want to step off the treadmill to enjoy the country side with a bit of comfort. A  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

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Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 11 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Shortflatt Tower - Belsay tower sleeps 16

Northumberland / Belsay

7 16 3 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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

from £600 / night

£4200 / week

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from £600 / night

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Finistere / Concarneau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
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from £52 / night

£337 - £608 / week

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from £52 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Ouarzazate

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Moulin de la Ronde.....an exceptional location.

Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 150 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Moulin de la Ronde with its toes in the Vienne, occupies 4 acres of river frontage with a private island accessible through the mill, where you can fish, bird watch or just relax. Friends, visitors and locals describe it as stunning. La Ronde consists of the owners�  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

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Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £95 / night

£625 / week

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from £95 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Glamping - Snug Shepherd Hut - Cow Dale, near York

East Riding of Yorkshire / Bishop Wilton

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Cow Dale Shepherd's Hut is a beautiful hand crafted shepherd's hut. It offers unique accomodation for up to 3 people. Our shepherd's hut is perfect for an over night stay or a relaxing glamping style holiday.The Shepherd's hut has a small woodburning  …see more

from £105 / night

£385 / week

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from £105 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Attwood Coppice, Camping/Retreat/Hermitage hut/pod

Worcestershire / Wolverley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Want to get away from it all? Well this is the place for you. The camping pod is situated in 2 acres of private broadleaf woodland. It comfortably sleeps two, there is room for an extra tent close to the pod should this be needed at a small extra cost. The pod has LED l  …see more

from £25 / night

£180 - £200 / week

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from £25 / night

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Province of Varese / Comabbio

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £78 / night

£518 / week

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from £78 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Victoria Lodge, Snowdonia - Dolwyddelan converted chapel sleeps 7

Snowdonia National Park / Dolwyddelan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Lavishly equipped and tastefully furnished Victoria Lodge is ideally located for walking, mountain biking, climbing, sightseeing and bird watching. There are slate mines and caverns, castles including Dolwyddelan, beautiful gardens, steam railways and pretty unspoilt vi  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1434 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Forest Yurt near Bruges - Oostkamp yurt sleeps 6

West Flanders Province / Oostkamp

1 6 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets; Private garden;
The hand-made Eco -yurt is secluded in an old growth forest near Bruges. It sleeps 4 people comfortably, It has a stove, kitchenette, a bathroom treehouse and a dry compost toilet. It caters to anyone who seeks peace and quiet, nature and culture :) I live on the estate  …see more

from £65 / night

£388 - £678 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Moulin D'Enval - Chamberet watermill sleeps 6

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill has been  …see more

from £69 / night

£475 - £776 / week

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from £69 / night

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Baroque Castle near Salzburg - Altmunster castle sleeps 10

Upper Austria / Altmunster

10 10 2 nights min stay

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
Live and celebrate in a castle near SalzburgWant to stay princely in a castle and discover the surroundings (summer and winter) near SalzburgEither just with your family or for a celebration or even as a group of your friends, sightseeing ending with a delcious dinner a  …see more

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

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Beautiful period Château in Normandy (Dieppe area)

Seine-Maritime / Bacqueville-en-Caux

4 8 2 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Beautiful period Château in Normandy - just 4.5hrs from London We're renting out our historic house in Normandy - conveniently located in an untouched rural village just off from Dieppe (ferry to Newhaven), offering a maximum of privacy. The house was build at the tu  …see more

from £300 / night

£1200 / week

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from £300 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Depot Rd - Cwmafan converted chapel sleeps 13

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Child friendly ;
Depot Road is a stunning newly renovated property offering the only true 5* self-catering group accommodation in this area of South Wales. This former Methodist church has been transformed and now offers a superb, contemporary style of accommodation which is perfect for  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Anglesey-yurts - Rhydwyn yurt sleeps 4

Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
A single yurt set in private enclosed area on a smallholding adjacent to an Area Of Outstanding Beauty and Heritage Coastline, walking distance to sandy cove, or 5 minute drive (free parking).The yurt has it's own shower room and kitchen with full-size cooker, frid  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Shepherds Hut - Hop - Bethersden shepherds hut sleeps 2

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Listed with Quality in TourismJanis and Alastair welcome you to come and stay for your holidays, weekends short breaks or that special night in our beautiful unique Shepherds Huts that are designed to give you the experience of the Shepherds Huts original countryside  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Cueva Peralta - Cortes de Baza cave house sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 99 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
The cave house sits just outside the village of Cortes de Baza, it is approx 5-10 minute walk into the village. It has been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor It has two double bedrooms one en-suite, an extra two beds can be accommodated in th  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

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