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Unusual holiday homes (650)

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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(5) Excellent 

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Ballymena holiday watermill rental

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Old restored mill with waterwheel and other charming characteristics. The three level property is nestled in a wooded area with river view and an abundance of wildlife. There are four double bedrooms, including one four-poster super-kingsized bed. The house has a large  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Scottish Castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebellsCastle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe.  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Julien-en-Born / Contis-les-Bains

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£255 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Florida / Citrus Ridge

3 10 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £80 / night

£477 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £45 / night

£258 - £636 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday tower with shared pool in Spoleto

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Tower (120 sqm) is a X Century watching military tower. Ideal accommodation for a family of 4 or 5 persons or 2 couples travelling togheter. 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens (1 with fireplace), 2 living area and a Roof Terrace overlooking the valleyThe Towe  …see more

from £111 / night

£746 - £1102 / week

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from £111 / night

(54) Excellent 

34

Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Another wonderful birthday treat” Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christmas chill out.  …see more

from £25 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £25 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £73 / night

£335 - £390 / week

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from £73 / night

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Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Historic opulence, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and vast living spaces makes this magnificent mansion the perfect locale for a secluded retreat in Maine-et-Loire.  …see more

from £548 / night

£2282 - £3190 / week

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from £548 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Holiday cave house in Urgup

Cappadocia / Urgup

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Ortahisar is very nice and peacfull in hard of Cappadocia  …see more

from £34 / night

£212 / week

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from £34 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Eymet

Dordogne / Eymet

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Stunning” 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 describe it, idyllic, picturesque, peaceful,  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 - £910 / week

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from £115 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht rental

St. George's / Prickly Bay

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Felt like a millionaire on a private yacht in beautiful places with wonderful people.” This was our first private yacht charter and it will not be our last! It was easy to book. The owners are very accommodating and follow up promptly with all inquir  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £3920 / week

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from £140 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Ballyshannon

County Donegal / Ballyshannon

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Restored chapel on a 300 year old Georgian Estate. Ideal for a relaxing family holiday or adventure seekers alike.  …see more

from £71 / night

£339 - £543 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut in Los Molles

Valparaiso Region / Los Molles

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Decorated from the owners travels all over the world, this cabin oozes atmosphere. The private guest bedroom plus deck is on the lower separate floor with terrific ocean views.The shower and washing machine of the main cabin is in your bathroom so you might be sharing w  …see more

from £72 / night

£477 / week

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from £72 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday lighthouse accommodation

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
This is an elegantly comfortable Lighthouse Cottage in a magnificent coastal setting inside the landmark Aberdeen Girdleness Lighthouse compound. You will stay in a cottage that has been converted from the original machinery room attached to the assistant lighthouse kee  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1550 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday beach hut in General Luna

Siargao Island / General Luna

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
Perfect location.has many more things to offer than just surfing. Rock pools,waterfalls, diving, kayaking, deep sea fishing, island hopping, partying, etc etc.For surfing it has many breaks for such a small island,30+,suitable for all levels from begginer to experienced  …see more

from £9 / night

£67 / week

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from £9 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Chauvigny

Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A totally relaxing haven.” My husband and I had a fantastic holiday at the Old Grain Store. The accomodation is lovely - really spacious and the surrounding grounds are just idyllic. Over the fortnight we stayed I think we tried out every deckchair...  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £39 / night

£212 - £229 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
This houseboat reflects the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Your are right in the centre on a triple A location: on the river Amstel next to the Skinny Bridge across from theatre Carre and the Hermitage, close to Waterloo Square. The houseboat is in the Channel Distric  …see more

from £339 / night

£2034 / week

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from £339 / night

(4) Excellent 

6

Tiddington holiday yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £26 / 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

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with golf nearby in Chittlehamholt

Devon / Chittlehamholt

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
On the outskirts of the village is the Highbullen Golf and Country Club with a 18 hole Golf Course and a large indoor pool and gym facilities.3 miles further on is Chittlehampton which has a very popular award winning pub which has a reputation for good food and beer.  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £810 / week

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from £70 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £109 / night

£678 - £848 / week

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from £109 / night

20

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 £94 / night

£615 / week

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from £94 / night

23

Holiday cave house with shared pool in Cullar

Province of Granada / Cullar

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome in our rural cave dwelling with a constant temperature of 18°C to 20°C, pleasantly warm in winter and cool in the summer. These caves are very quietly situated in Pulpite (Cúllar-Granada), in beautiful surroundings with many lakes, natural parks, olive and al  …see more

from £62 / night

£356 / week

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from £62 / night

5

Holiday beach hut in Oceania

Savai'i

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
We have the most breath-taking sites of seeing another island, Aunu on the horizon. We are closest to the end of the East side of the island where one can see the sunrise when waking up. Beautiful scenic backgrounds for picture-taking are benefits to coming out.Take a real  …see more

from £44 / night

£278 / week

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from £44 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ostuni / Pascarosa

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £51 / night

£297 - £1729 / week

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from £51 / night

6

Holiday tented camp with shared pool in Malkerns

Manzini District / Malkerns

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Scenic accommodation in the mountains of Swaziland. Farm style and homely. Enjoy the peaceful relaxation that awaits. Wander on walks along the sculpture trail of just sit and listen to the birds chirping. Accommodation includes tented camps or rooms in the farm house.  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £1420 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Whashton

Richmond / Whashton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Idyllic location, beautifully crafted interior, attention to detail, area of outstanding beauty  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Bantham holiday beach hut rental

Devon / Bantham

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great little hideaway retreat.” A great little find. Lovely peaceful setting and quirky place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of life. Enjoyed breakfast sat outside in the beautiful surroundings. Superb location with bamforth beach just over a  …see more

from £65 / night

£398 - £616 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Campello sul Clitunno

Province of Perugia / Campello sul Clitunno

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Umbrian castle tower with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining terrace, garden, living room with fireplace, 30 minutes to airport Perugia-Assisi. Self-catering holiday home near Spoleto, Montefalco, Spello, Bevagna, Campello. Nature walks and museum tours.H  …see more

from £77 / night

£424 / week

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from £77 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Alpes Maritimes / Tende

4 16 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

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from £68 / night

£339 - £424 / week

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from £68 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £160 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £160 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of forest as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular!WEEKL  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bergerac / Lembras

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool

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from £77 / night

£534 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Lance aux Epines holiday tower rental

Saint George Parish / Lance aux Epines

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Sugar Mill Tower — an alluring and lovely hideaway — ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, proposals, & couple's retreat. An English 4-poster bed dominates the romantic round room. 2nd BR has a full-size bed. Both are en suite. Includes 3 levels of decks, private plu  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 - £4000 / week

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from £286 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Southern Italy

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tranquil retreat” Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014. We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination. Such a beautiful setting, peacef  …see more

from £110 / night

£645 - £1290 / week

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from £110 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Loch Portain

North Uist / Loch Portain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
For the 2016 season we have just completed upgrades to lounge furniture & furnishings, there is a new hob & oven and the main bedroom now has a king-size bed. An Taigh Boighreach is decorated and equipped to a very high standard while retaining period ecclesiastical fe  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £540 / week

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from £50 / night

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Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Discover the French countryside from the deck of a luxury canal boat. Cruising in Burgundy on France's most beautiful canal you pass scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, and past Cathedrals and Chateaux, stopping only to enjoy the superb local food and w  …see more

from £243 / night

£1695 - £2712 / week

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from £243 / night