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.
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” 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 sandstone with a gree
“Fantastic restoration very comfy a joy to stay in, let dogs stay as well perfect.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
Had a fab time at this church really homely. All rooms having en suite, kitchen amazing. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars.… 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
“Lovely location, comfortable house” 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 location, which is co
“The perfect location for sailing” 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.
The owner could
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
“Great accommodation in fantastic location.”
Reviewed 19 Feb 2013
Just got back from 2 relaxing days in the boathouse. The position on the waters edge is stunning and the property is warm, comfortable and fitted out beautifully.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a … More
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of
Aqua Castle was a wonderful & clean houseboat.
Excellent Chef & courteous staff made the stay memorable.… More
Reviewed 9 Aug 2014
I had an excellent time with Aquajumbo Tours. I booked a houseboat for my family and immediate relatives and needless to say how each one enjoyed their time with Aquajumbo Tours. The houseboat operato… More
“Pleasant stay for a day”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2015
It was good experience for a day. Very friendly staff. Nice food unexpectedly for vegetarians. Rooms were good to stay. Nice sitting area in the boat to have view of outside.In overall it was a nice … More
“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.
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” 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 o
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
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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
“A great Christmas!” We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived.
The surrounding area is beau
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully restored… More
“AMAZING AMAZING HOUSE!” 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 sun light inside. After a lon
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.
“Even better than we had imagined- amazing holiday house!!”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2014
I stayed in this house from the 28th-31st march with a group of seven ladies for a hen weekend.
Although the website for this house looked great I was still a little apprehensive that it wouldn't qui… More
Thanks Stephanie for your superb review. We are thrilled you girls had a great time on our "party island" and would love to welcome you back next time you feel like some fun or indeed a little R&R :)
“Secluded Getaway with a difference” We wanted somewhere quiet and away from it all after a hectic year and St Mary's was exactly the right choice. The church has been extremely well renovated to provide comfortable accommodation within the constraint
We would like to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. St Mary's Chapel was a delightful and unusual holiday let, in a glorious setting by the Tal-y-llyn lake beneath the impressive Cadair Idris. In… More
Thank you both for this kind review .I'm so pleased that your daughter recommended St.Mary's to you ..it's good to know that your likes are simular ..!
Hope to see you again one day .
“A perfect stay in a perfect location”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
Having travelled to North Wales numerous times, St Mary's has to be one of the prettiest places i've been too.
Ideally located for travelling to the coast, both West and North, but quiet enough for… More
Thanks for this positive review ...it was a pleasure to meet you both ...I'm well pleased that you enjoyed your stay at St.Mary's with it's beautiful surroundings ...and it would be good to see you here again one day ...
Reviewed 5 Jul 2014
My wife Sammi and I love places that have history, Tal y Llyn Chapel oozes it. Peter has lovingly restored the chapel with great care not to destroy the true beauty of such an historic building. He w… More
Thank you both for coming so far to stay at St.Mary's .....it was an absolute pleasure to have you visit ...you really appreciated this historic building ....and I will look forward to welcoming you here again one day...
“Perfect getaway” 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 located within a short drive from most o
The shepherds hut was lovely and cosy and have done brilliantly with the space which is on offer. The best part is of course the Hot Tub which was all ready as soon as we got there! Highly recommend a… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Really sorry you found the chlorine concentration uncomfortable. We do adhere to strict pH levels in all our hot tubs which are tested regularly so we will investigate as to why you found this.
“Fantastic 4 night stay! ”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2016
Me, my boyfriend and our dog stayed in the shepherds hut for 4 nights! The arrival was easy and we were greeted and told that the hot tub and heating were on ready to go and we were to let ourselves i… 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!
Luxury Shepherds Hut with ensuite and kitchen area oak floors and vintage fittings mains water and electric situated near the North Norfolk Coast welcome hamper and all bed linen, hairdryer and towels provided. For those chilly evenings there is a wood burning stove wit …see more
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
Wake up on the hut's veranda, enjoy the view of the ocean towards Mahe and the surrounding lush tropical forests perfectly complimented by the local birds singing away. This part of the island sees very little traffic and one has a sense of being at one with nature …see more
“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...
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
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard
Fantastic! A group of us hired the Safari Tent and the Red Sky Shepherds Hut for the weekend. The whole site is beautiful and really well laid out. I think it's great that the areas for larger groups … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We do strive to offer a true "glamping" experience with all the little touches and so glad that our efforts are appreciated! Please do come back!
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
We had such a wonderful weekend staying in the lovely Red Sky Shepherd's Hut. Karen is extremely welcoming on arrival and they are easy to contact if you need to with nothing being a problem.
We fou… More
Thank you for your review - really appreciate you taking the time to do that as it certainly helps prospective guests. So glad you enjoyed yourselves and would love to have you back anytime!
“Brilliant absolutely loved it”
Reviewed 8 Sep 2016
2nd time in shepherds hut. Home from home for def, and the bed was so comfortable. Everything you need in that little space. Loved it managed walk to pub even though it was raining with our two dogs, … More
Glad you appreciated the bed! We loved your dogs too - look forward to welcoming you back in November! (and then hopefully for a wedding!)
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.” We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, w
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2015
Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and arches and light. It see… More
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Darsal was a perfect place to stay. It has been carefully restored with every attention to detail and with the rental person in mind. Fouad, the house manager, speaks good English and is always will… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here with our three young children in January 2013 and we all absolutely loved both the Riad and Essaouira.
Darsal is a beautiful Riad, extremely well located in a quiet part of the Medina,… More
Tipici trulli in pietra finemente arredati e dotati di ogni comfort:- camera da letto con letto matrimoniale e divano-letto nel soggiorno per un totale di 4 posti letto;- soggiorno con tavolo, sedie e TV; - cucina attrezzata (piano cottura 4 fuoc …see more
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh …see 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
“Fantastic unusual accommodation and location” 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 fini
Available from Easter 2016, located in the peaceful paddock adjacent to Stable Cottage and close to Vindolanda and Hadrian's Wall, the Hideaway is a luxury Shepherd's Hut providing every home comfort for up to three people. There is a bedroom, which has a zip'n'link ki …see more
Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier
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Luxury self contained accommodation in the heart of Fox Glacier featuring a full European kitchen and bathroom, walk in shower, European furniture, architectural lighting, Wifi, Sky (cable) television and complimentary wine, mineral water and Nespresso coffee.Unique pro …see more
“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.
Me, my partner and our Frenchie stayed at this cottage for three nights, we had the most amazing and relaxing time. This is perfect if you are looking for beautiful views and a peaceful time by the fi… More
“Natural Beauty and Pure Relaxation at its best”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
The peace and tranquility that we experienced at Okel Tor far exceeded our expectation.
All of our needs were catered for in a comfortable and understated manner, which is a reflection of Nick, the o… More
Thank you for your review of The Count House. We're delighted to hear that the cottage exceeded your expectations, you felt welcome and comfortable and enjoyed the local walks and pubs. We hope to see you again!
“The best Birthday .... EVER!!”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed in The Smithy just before Christmas for my birthday and absolutely loved it. We arrived in the dark and woke up the next morning to a view of the mist over the Tamar Valley which was specta… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your birthday so much! We look forward to welcoming you back in December 2014!
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families” Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic k
we stayed between xmas and new year 6 adults 7 children, although the weather was wet we had a great time. the accommodation was new and very well equipped.
a lot of thought has gone into large grou… More
19th Centuary Listed Cornmill newly renovated to include 4 Star Accomodation. Situated close to two National Trust Properiies - Crom Castle and Florencecourt House. In the heart of Fermanagh Lakeland close to Upper Lough Erne. Activities include walking, fishing etcS …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
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
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more
Rose's Cave House is a spacious and cozy cave house in the village of Oia, one of the most beautiful villages of Santorini, hanging on the cliff of the caldera. The view from the courtyard is breathtaking and panoramic, which allows the eyes to wonder to the endles …see more
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good …see more
“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
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.