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.
Fanningstown Castle offers self-catering accommodation & is perfect for small family groups, gatherings & celebrations, intimate civil wedding or blessing ceremonies, couples or friends looking for a unique place to spend time together touring the Shannon region …see more
Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond.
This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peacef …see more
Medieval Little Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence.
Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking v …see more
“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.
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both
This place is a jewel, a wonderful and unusual property. We went at Christmas and Michelle kindly put up tasteful decorations for us. It made our Christmas. The property is warm and has loads of chara… More
Many thanks for your kind words Lea. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at the Gate House and hope we can welcome you back sometime very soon. Best regards, Michelle.
Scottish Castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebells<br />Castle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe. …see more
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals.
The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rollin …see more
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, a …see more
Circular tower in the style of a traditional Caribbean windmill for crushing sugar cane. Four poster bed. Swimming pool. Outside kitchen. Luxury furnishings. Fantastic panoramic views of the sea and mountains.<br />We advise hiring a car although many guests have …see more
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Bea …see more
This a lovely place to spend a holiday. Lovely chateau with lots of space and a great secluded pool area. Car absolutely required. Convenient for lots of places in northern and western Provence area … More
Calgary Castle is a spacious, historic building, dating from about 1775, offering comfortable, warm accommodation. Overlooking the stunning white sands of Calgary bay the castle it is surrounded by approximately 48 acres of woods and a beautiful private walled garden. …see more
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam
Well what to say if you want quirky and peace full this is the place to go ! Mani is an amazing place in Greece its full of architecture and history but with the added bonus of these mini style castle… More
Dear Matt many thanks for your kind review. As you were our first guest in the castle, you will always stay in our hearts. Hope to see you again on our castle.
Poggio a Corte has recently been refurbished and can put up to 14 guests. The 5 rooms and the suite – all equipped with A/C, telephone and Wi-Fi – are finely decoreted in accordance with Tuscan tradition yet paying attention to spaciousness.
Guests can in fa …see more
Grande et belle maison sur grand terrain pour 10 personnes avec 5 Chambres, Grande cuisine entièrement équipée, Salle à manger/Séjour, 2 salles d'eau, 2 Salons, 2 toilettes indépendantes,
- Parc privé de 3300 m² …see more
The silence which surrounds this rural property is part of the charm for our visitors. Beyond the gate, in the privacy of a small garden, guests can enjoy great peace and tranquility - and the small patio offers a wonderful opportunity to dine 'al fresco' …see more
Stunning self catering medieval holiday castle to let near Bannockburn with banqueting hall, logfire, rural retreat. Central to Edinburgh, Stirling & Glasgow with easy access to Scottish Highlands. Available for Hen Weekends, Birthdays, Weddings and Celebrations. …see more
“The perfect base for discovering Tuscany” We cannot express enough our gratitude to our hosts for all of the help that they provided us with from the moment we arrived, especially with booking us, (non Italian speaking), into the local restaurant, (no
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
A fabulous opportunity to step back in time into Italian history. What an amazing place owned by a beautiful lady dedicated to restore her home to show and share the wonders hidden over many years. … More
Dear Phil and Lorraine,
thank you very much for your review.
I am sorry to read that you have been troubled by mosquitos. All our apartments are provided with mosquitos nets at the windows and besides there is a spray mosquitos repellant in the bathrooms: indeed there was one also in your apartment on the shelf near the bathroom door, but alas I forgot to tell you; I apologise for that.
I will be happy to welcome you again at Villa Di Lupo Parra and next time I will put the repellant in a more visible place, I promise.
“A unique place to stay - truly Italian!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
My husband & I stayed here for our honeymoon in September.
It is a villa full of character; from the sweeping staircase to the amazing frescos on the walls & ceilings.
Quiet & peaceful location an… More
“A good base for travelling round Tuscany”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
The owners are very welcoming, providing pick up from the airport and return which was very much appreciated also the trips to the supermarket to stock up on supplies. A welcome pack which was again a… More
“Idyllic hilltop location” This property is a 2 bedroom apartment within the beautifully refurbished 11th Century castle of Gaiche, The castle is accessed by driving 1.6km up a fairly steep winding road. The location is quiet and remote with great vi
“Such a beautiful setting: the perfect place to relax whilst the children have fun exploring.”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
The apartment is very well appointed, and stylishly decorated and furnished. The kitchen is small but quite adequate and contained everything necessary for a week's stay. It was clean, comfortable and… More
“A haven of peace and quiet”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
The castle is in an excellent setting high up offering superb all round views.The accomodation is tastefully decorated and very well equiped and comfortable.The position of Gaiche is convenient for si… More
The C17th Castle is a Grade II listed detached hill top property. It boasts glorious 360 degree views over wooded North Somerset countryside on one side and across the Bristol Channel to Wales on the other. It is a spectacular castle ideal for memorable holiday. …see more
Although Domaine du Breuil in Monts is strategically placed to visit the superb Loire Valley Castles, it is not the only raison that it is a special place. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy an imp… More
Many many thanks for your comment in different language which will help our futur guests. We hope to welcome you again once ...and earing you (or/and your husband)singing opera arias through the windows of the castle !
The Puilacher castle is a XV/XVIIth century historical monument listed by the French Ministry for Culture. It has all modern conveniences including air-conditioning, a 6x12 m large swimming-pool, an exhibition room for beautiful contemporary African Art.<br />The …see more
Le temps d’une semaine, menez la vie de château dans une majestueuse demeure historique, au sein d’un cadre naturel préservé, à la frontière de la Beauce et du Perche. À 1h20 de Paris, entre Chartres et Châteaud …see more
15 minutes from the capital, this magnificent estate is tucked away in the quiet outskirts of Paris. Much like Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet, the property was orignally the country estate of aristrocrats who sought a rural escape from life in the city. The house was c …see more