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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland, in same family for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire countryside surrounded by woodlands. The 6 double bedrooms are all unique and beautiful, the Georgian Drawing room stunning with spectacula …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.001 km; Great for children of all ages ;
"Sunshine 247365", as featured in the Guardian and the Daily Mail Beach Sun Retreat uniquely offers the 'perfect beach and summer holiday' with guaranteed sunbathing 365 days a year! Occupying the ground floor of this former hotel, the property has …see more
Wow what can I say! stunning house, sound system fantastic brought my innner DJ out. Bedrooms amazing with a big country house feel. Sadly weather let out down but gave us an excuse to use the real su… More
Thank you Ian for your Amazing Amazing review. So pleased to hear your lovely comments and even better that your inner DJ came out! Hope we can welcome you and your family back for more good times soon :)
“Great accommodation and right by the beach”
Reviewed 15 May 2014
From booking to staying the whole experience was perfect. Staff are accommodating and professional and the property is something else! It is an experience that we will be repeating before the end of… More
Hi Kara, thanks so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you, your husband and Pepper enjoyed your time at our own little "Miami" Beach Resort. Fun in the "sun" and a short hop to the beach what more could anyone want :) We very much look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Reviewed 5 Apr 2014
This place is absolutely fantastic! From the moment you walk through the door, it's easy to see the entire place has been renovated to an extremely high level. The décor was so quirky and it had such… More
Awesome review. Thank you so much. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon for more sunshine and good times.
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church …see more
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
Nearest beach 15 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 27 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main be …see more
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
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
“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
“A totally relaxing haven.”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2014
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 trie… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Bishops converted chapel is a fabulous place in which to holiday for discerning guests. Being well equipped to offer everything one needs on holiday including free wi-fi for those who need to be in contact with the outside world. We believe that a holiday is not just …see more
Sympathetic conversion, great thought has gone into keeping period details while providing every modern convenience. As good outdoors as indoors. Super clean. Perfect for 2 people to use the kitchen. … More
“One of the best places we've stayed”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
A most wonderful property, unique, full of character, with every home comfort you could possibly think of. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in.Would be marvellous at any time of ye… More
“An enchanted stay at Bishops”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2011
We are regulars at Bishops and thoroughly enjoy our breaks here. The accommodation is first class in our opinion.
The Chapel has a warm welcoming feeling and set in such a tranquil location you can… More
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pets welcome;
Welcome to Old Dairy Cottages and our spectacular Shepherds Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub and BBQ shelter.Within this bespoke craftsman built shepherds hu …see more
Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its locate… More
“Perfect weekend getaway”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
At first was sceptical about the size, but the Shepherd's Hut has everything you need and is perfect for a relaxing weekend away. The hot tub was amazing, be sure to take a dip on a starry night!
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Petit Payot Beach HutPetit Payot Beach Hut is located at St Sauver at the south of Praslin island. The beach hut gets its name from the Black Parrot, endemic only Praslin island! The Black parrots are more common on this part of the island and the tropical seaside déc …see more
Nearest beach 77 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
The Tower is a converted windmill on the edge of a pretty medieval village in SW France. The property is on on 3 floors. The bedroom is on the top floor with its king size bed and ladder leading to the roof terrace. The second floor is the bathroom with shower cubicle, …see more
Wales / North Wales / Snowdonia National Park / Llwyngwril
2 bedroomsSleeps 73 nights min stay
3 nights min stay
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Mihangel is an exceptionally spacious property. It has two en-suite bedrooms, one double (4m 95cm x 3m 45cm, plus bathroom 1m 87cm x 2m 08cm) and one with twin bunks and a 3rd bed (4m 70cm x 4m 90cm to include bathroom 2m x 2m 15cm)). It has free wi-fi, satellite tv, …see more
This was our first stay in Mihangel we have stayed in the village now for the last 8 years. It is central to the places we like to visit.We were not disappointed with our change in accommodation. It i… More
Thank you so much, Katy, for all your kind words and I am so pleased that you all had a lovely holiday. It is so important to me that my guests have all that they need and enjoy their stay. I hope to see you again.
“Excellent location, cosy place!”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2014
We travelled up as a group of 7, which can normally make it a bit hard to find a place to stay. However, this place was perfect - it was convenient, easy to find at night, cosy yet spacious enough for… More
Thank you for your review, Russell. I am so pleased that you were all comfortable, and enjoyed your visit to South Snowdonia. You travelled a long way from London for just two nights, but you evidently achieved what you set out to do, which was to go up Snowdon (little clues left with printed routes up the mountain!). I hope that now you have seen this beautiful area, that perhaps may consider tackling Cader Idris in the future, which is very close by. Or any of the other mountains in the area, of which we have no shortage! You will be most welcome if you want to stay again, available all around the year!
“Beautiful accommodation, we were left wanting for nothing.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2015
The accommodation was more than ample, light, clean and airy and still managing to cozy and comfortable. Very close to near by park/play area and short walk to near by beach and local train station if… More
Thank you David for your review. I am so pleased that you and the family found Mihangel a good place to get your family together and that you were not disappointed with the facilities. It has come along way since you attended Sunday School in that building! I look forward to seeing you return when you next have a family gathering.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally …see more
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
Nearest beach 34 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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
Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Perfectly appointed motor yacht situated in an idyllic palm fronted marina half a mile from Hampton Court Palace, excellent pubs/restaurants and train. Each room has its own toilet and wash room / shower. The kitchen is fully fitted and includes a dishwasher, fridge, f …see more
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pets welcome;
The newest addition to Manor Farm Glamping is Red Sky, our stunning Shepherd's Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub and BBQ shelter.
Within this bespoke craftsm …see more
Wales / North Wales / Gwynedd / Abersoch / Llanbedrog
1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Situated in a characteristic street of the countryside, 3 minutes away from the center of Martina Franca, this “trullo” stands for its romantic atmosphere and calm that you breathe outside, where you can dive in the swimming pool and admire the breathtaking view. A …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior.Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it& …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ;
An excellent well cared for 37 foot sailing yacht, located in Port Hamble Marina, Hamble village, Southampton. Port Hamble is situated in the heart of the village of Hamble which is a yachting paradise for sailors and visitors alike.
The yacht is very user friendly and …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
England / Cumbria / Lake District / Penrith / Gamblesby
3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
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
I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
Reviewed 7 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic time at Old St John's Church. The property is not only beautiful and comfortable but well equipped and located.
We did a fantastic 12 mile hike from the doorstep, taking in Hartsid… More
Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
It's a very emotional place in which you can relax body, mind and you can feel your soul.
The old Castle of Gaiche has been very well restored 14 years ago and now is a luxury private property. Gaiche merits to be remembered not only for its historical vicissitudes bu …see more
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… More
“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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Your luxurious motor yacht is available on an accommodation only basis. She is located at the prettiest marina in Lymington with amazing sea views towards the Isle of Wight. She was commissioned in 2013 and is fitted out to the highest standard. Step through the glass …see more
Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers… More