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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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370 Holiday homes

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £238 / night

£1750 - £1958 / week

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from £238 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £153 / night

£1695 - £1992 / week

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from £153 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£285 - £416 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £191 / night

£1335 / week

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from £191 / night

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £119 / night

£831 - £1009 / week

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from £119 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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from £115 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £360 / night

£2516 / week

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from £360 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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from £95 / night

(58) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Haven in the middle of backwaters” 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 before reaching
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from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

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Aswan holiday boathouse rental

Aswan Governorate / Aswan

10 2 4 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £157 / night

£766 / week

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from £157 / 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

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

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from £49 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(26) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Words can't even describe!” I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of
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from £225 / night

£1575 / week

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from £225 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £47 / night

£280 - £2950 / week

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from £47 / 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
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from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

16

Ilha Grande / Vila do Abraao

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Burnham-on-Crouch

Essex / Burnham-on-Crouch

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min

from £99 / night

£650 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £56 / night

£318 - £420 / week

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from £56 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Holiday boathouse in Manchester

Greater Manchester / Manchester

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1393 / week

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from £199 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Pentney

Norfolk / Pentney

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
“Outstanding holiday rental.” The area is great for walkers and nature lovers. The holiday rental is in a beautiful spot with the use of a summer house, which we used to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. The accommodation has everything you
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from £56 / night

£210 - £395 / week

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from £56 / night

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Ski boathouse to rent in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

4 2 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£272 - £409 / week

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from £40 / night

15

Kumbalam holiday boathouse rental

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £225 / night

£1400 - £1750 / week

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from £225 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £32 / night

£218 - £272 / week

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from £32 / night

13

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £137 / night

£958 / week

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from £137 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Holiday boathouse in Blanchetown

South Australia / Blanchetown

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £154 / night

£816 / week

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from £154 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th
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from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £119 / night

£831 - £1068 / week

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from £119 / night

10

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £83 / night

£575 / week

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from £83 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £132 / night

£920 - £1128 / week

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from £132 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Boathouse rental in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £128 / night

£890 - £1299 / week

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from £128 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £391 / night

£2735 / week

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from £391 / night

(2) Very Good 

7

Ski boathouse to rent in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 2 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£235 - £372 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Boathouse rental in Ballinrobe

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£339 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £132 / night

£848 - £1128 / week

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from £132 / night

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Quebec / Quebec City

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£518 / week

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from £87 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £149 / night

£1040 / week

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from £149 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£525 - £825 / week

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from £120 / night

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