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.
**** Visit Wales 4 star rated Accomdation ****
Perfect location to explore beautiful Snowdonia and North Wales.
Segrwyd Mill is an 18th century grade II listed water mill, steeped in history and located in the heart of the North Wales countryside, between Nantglyn and …see more
this was an amazing property with everything you could need supplied. the owners were lovely and very helpful. tea coffee and milk were supplied. there was also chocolates and flowers which made our a… More
“Relax and relax some more !”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Had a lovely stay at the Mill - we used it as a base to visit the area and do some walking.
A short drive takes you to the Coast and lovely towns like Conwy or go inland to Snowdonia .
Within an hou… More
Leginn Corn Mill & Millers CottageEnjoy a unique holiday experience in this recently renovated 19th Centaury Cornmill; a modern cottage has been tastefully adjoined to the old Mill building, this combines the quaint charm of the old with the conveniences of the new. …see more
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural …see more
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
Having been keen independent travellers for many years (from Australia), we have been fortunate to stay in many delightful places, however we agree that Moulin de la Ronde took first prize. It is a ti… More
“A beautiful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
The Moulin is in an idyllic location, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The owners are warm and welcoming and the accommodation has everything you could wish for. We loved the area, with interesting pla… More
“One sentence, are you joking?”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2015
Its impossible to give a title to a review of La Ronde in a sentence, the title a book the review could be an anthology! The main thing on offer is peace, time appears to stand still at La Ronde until… More
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi …see more
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
Our lovingly converted holiday properties make an ideal base for those looking for a peaceful countryside break. The former grain Mill on the banks of the River Glen was built in the 1750’s, but the accommodation is bang up to date. Fletland Mill sleeps eight people w …see more
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
Firstly, I would like to thank both Ilenia & Baldo for there friendly hospitality and help whilst in Italy (the help with the luggage to the accommodation was a great help - as we were touring Italy).… More
Dear Green's Family thank you very much for your kind review! Many greetings Ilenia&Baldo
La Chiquita apartment is fully equipped for self-catering and has been lovingly restored and finished to a high standard. The apartment is mainly on one level although there are a short set of stairs to both the terrance and entrance. The open plan kitchen and lounge …see more
The Old Flax MillStunning Flax Mill conversion dating from 1786 sitting in a shallow tranquil valley in the townland of Collins, Aghadowey Parish, just five minutes drive from the buzz & all the amenities of Coleraine Riverside Centre.A superb base for touring North …see more
We did not know quite what to expect when we first went to this mill property. Its certainly different. Its big, its stunning and its by the river and its beautiful. I almost got lost within it, it t… More
Thank you Rich, we aim to attract a wide guest clientele by having a range of accommodation that can suit large groups who want privacy but being together in a large group in the peace and quiet of the country. Glad he appreciated the rooms which are of a very good standard. The place is great for weddings, either in the mill or for nearby formalities, anniversaries and birthdays
“Old Flax Mill”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
We stayed at the mill for a week during Armoy races, work was ongoing to complete parts of the property, but did not disturb us.
Excellent host in Malcolm with all essentials & more when we arrived.
Full house for 2015 North West 200 and looking same again for 2016
Glad to say that renovations are almost done so whole ground floor is now in action. We hope to welcome Graeme back
Una river is a unique river& National park. One of the most beautiful in the world. Guests can enjoy a drink at the on-site bar or walk on the banks and islands surrounded with Una river. Apartment Krupana also includes a barbecue! The accommodation is fitted with a sea …see more
The Jute Store is a wonderful place in which to base your Scottish self-catering holiday. Not only is it charmingly pretty but is a very spacious building which can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people. Its location, only a mile away from Blairgowrie is perfect too: i …see more
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.
“A great place to stay in Scotland”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
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.… More
This converted and very well furnished watermill is located near a small lagoon and is surrounded by a large garden. It is a quiet and isolated area, with shopping facilities nearby. The beach of Apúlia lays 4 km away, and Esposende is about 8 km distance. Porto airp …see more
This Mill House is a rustic rural retreat in the form of spacious and comfortably furnished gite. It is situated on its' own small river island and is set in a truly peaceful paradise. It can only be accessed on foot by crossing a narrow causeway bridge [this is origin …see more
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 desc… More
“A very relaxing excellent stay”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
Stayed here in September 2015. We arrived to a very clean and tidy Gite in the nicest of surroundings within its ow lake.
Everything was exactly as described and couldn't have been better.
Can accomadate 2 adults , child and a baby
most suited to young couples and small families
Check in after 3 pm
Check out 11 am
1 hour from London
21 minutes walk to town centre/ 8 minute drive ( marks and Spencer's )
Close to historic Ca …see more
We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.… More
Thank you !
Reviewed 2 Sep 2016
Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa … More
I will go In search of a small step ladder for the bed ! Thank you for your positive review ! It's lovely to hear we have got something right ! Hope to see you again , take advantage of our return bookings special rates offer ! ( contact Mick ) : )
Le Moulin de St Blaise is just a 15 minute stroll from the local village where you can drop into the local cafe/restaurant for a coffee on the pavement terrace or take a leisurely lunch. The quaint town of La Chartre sur le Loir is just a 5 minute drive away, with bars …see more
The hidden mill is a 400 year old A listed historic mill in a magical location.Set in 14 acres of rivers, waterfalls, ancient woodland with abundant wildlife, all under the famous Galloway night skies. Fabulous, hiking biking and watersports are on your doorstep in the …see more
There were ten of us in total - and we don't always get the opportunity to get together and spend quality time with each other, so our stay at the watermill was completely brilliant.
The house is… More
This property was the former mill situated on the tributary into the river Soch , and has been tastefully converted into a delightful cottage that retains many original features. If you know Abersoch, you would never believe this stunning , historic, old mill house tuck …see more
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
The grand mill of Saint George traces its lineage back to 1769. It is the younger brother of the small mill of Saint George which goes back to the days of the crusades 1175.
The Mill has been loving restored using the highest quality materials. It has unparalleled views …see more
A beautiful romantic space for two with a sleeping platform a huge comfy sofa/bed, TV and DVD player, a woodburner and view over to the Preselli mountains. A beautiful hand-built kitchen with slate floor leads from the main living and sleeping space and then double stai …see more
A wonderful retreat, the studio itself was perfect and even had a lovely welcoming fire on our arrival. Studio has everything you need for the stay and was just perfect. It has character and has great… More
The lovely Rice mill (Pileria del Riso) of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra is in the heart of the castle complex and has access on the castle's wonderful gardens.
It's the ideal place for a totally relaxing holiday in contact with nature, history and culture.
You can …see more
La Mariposa apartment is fully equipped for self-catering and has been lovingly restored and finished to a high standard. The apartment is mainly on one level although there are a short set of stairs at both entrances. The open plan kitchen and lounge area turn a very …see more
After several different unforseen circumstances, I ended up travelling alone to Spain. Despite a couple of upsets before I even got to the apartment (completely unconnected to this booking) I finally… More
“Beautiful place, lovely hosts!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
When I found La Mariposa on this site I thought it looked really quaint and would make a lovely getaway for my partner and I, the reviews about Mark and Sam were all great too which encouraged me to b… More
“Great accommodation, village and hosts”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Been meaning to write a review and us booking again reminded me.
There are two lovely apartments, very clean, spacious and well equipped. Sam and Marc, the hosts, live onsite and are welcoming, avail… More
A truly idyllic rural location on the banks of the river Sevre. Sumptuous accommodation combining the charm of an authentic historic mill with an outrageously modern interior decoration. You won't find anything like this elsewhere ! A unique holiday experience. Breakfas …see more
The 'Moulin de la Roche' is even more amazing than it looks in the photos. The setting is idyllic; next to the river which you can cross by the footbridge, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The sou… More
The main house is an old mill for seven people. The upper floor has three double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom with shower (complete furniture for beds and bathrooms). Downstairs has a kitchen with induction hob, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, wood stove, pantry …see more
At Hutton Mills we can offer you luxury self-catering accommodation in a wonderful setting. The Mill has been renovated to a very high standard and can sleep up to 8 making it ideal at any time of year for a family holiday or for a group of friends. We have a well equip …see more
Melin Frogwy has been a water mill since the 18th century. There has been a mill on the site since 1574. It stopped milling in 1948 and was converted into a house that provides self-catering five bedroom accommodation for 10/12 people. Renovations completed in 2013 mean …see more
What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- very… More
The holiday home is actually the 100 square meter attic of our 200 year old watermill. It is fully furnished to a high standard.When you rent our home, you will have the whole front garden to enjoy. It includes a trampoline, a flying fox (zip line), a slack line, a swin …see more
Exclusive 1700 oil mill recently converted into a luxurious home is situated near the border between Liguria and Tuscany along a river and a few minutes from the beach.This spacious 300 sqm. property has 5 meter high brick ceilings, marble pillars and a fireplace in the …see more
Das Objekt ist sehr stilvoll in sehr gutem Zustand und absolut empfehlenswert, die Verwalterin sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Für Familien mit älteren Kindern gut geeignet, für ganz kleine Kinder… More