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.
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
“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.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
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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“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.
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.
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
“Stylish Holiday Property” Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general s
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for
“One of the best places we've stayed” 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 year-we stayed w
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
“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
“Quirky, Well Maintained, High Standards - a home from home”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2011
Stayed at this delightful cottage for a week at the start of August 2011 with a 5yr old and 18mth old.
Bundles of character mixed with all the mod cons including the little extras such as the high… More
Thanks for your lovely comments, I am glad you enjoyed staying at Bishops and the use of the stair gate and high chair helped make your holiday slightly easier. Maybe we can look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“Short break” Amazing building very useable and family friendly, lovely quite location in the heart of the countryside within a farming community just the spot for a total retreat, although very handy for day trip into the beautiful Lake District count
“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 fantastic & unusual holiday home.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2014
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
“Fabulous” This cave house was amazing. It is only a few minutes walk from the main square in Fira with all of its bars and restaurants. The cave is an ideal base for getting around the island - the main bus station is less than 5 minutes walk so get
“Just a bit different” Really enjoyed our stay at Bazavista.Cave house was clean and comfortable with basic food items supplied.A bit of upgrading of some of the furnishings would have earned 5 star.Great views.Steep road up,bit rough in places.Not far
I found the pictures a bit misleading, I assume they need updating. Upon arrival we noticed an unpleasant odour from the cave, possibly due to being closed for sometime. The soft furnishings need repl… More
It was unfortunate that the Husband of this party had an attitude on arrival complaining it was quiet here and asking where the nearest water park was , He explained they hadn't stayed inland before , so I don't think the culture shock of being in a real part of Spain appealed to him and he took it out on his extended family and us .
We make it quite clear the maximum we will allow is 5 people and yet although their had 4 on arrival , They added an extra 2 teenagers afterwards . Then promptly had a party with about 16 other people here, we are not sure if even more stayed that night , I think the fact we lived so close and knew about their actions didn't go down too well .
After 4 days of their 11 day stay , we got an email saying they had found somewhere else to stay and had left the key in the door, they at no time complained or mentioned any issues to us or we would have looked at the mystery smell , of which nobody else has complained about , even though we have had guests staying here nearly everyday since May . Although we do allow dogs to stay it has been sometime since any have been in the house , so this again was a false statement . The sofa has been covered and the cover is washed regularly, although the cover had been taken off and possibley used as bedding for the unauthorised guests . We never have claimed it is a big pool but it seemed to keep their 4 children and extra guests entertained everyday they were here .
I hope that they enjoyed the rest of their holiday on the Costas , where they could find the required fish and chips shops and British bars . I think our write up makes it quite clear that if you are looking for that sort of holiday , you will be disapointed staying here .
I would also like to add that putting a drinking glass , wrapped up in the spare bedspread in the twin bedroom was childish and thankfully we found the joke , before any child could have gotten cut by broken glass . We also cleaned up after their party , after being eventually informed they had done a runner .
“Unique and Interesting stay” Stayed here for a week with a friend after being recommended by my sister & her husband after their stay last year. As many others have described below this is quite a place. We heard from a friend of Peters nearby that
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...
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under
“Perfect!” I arrived in Puerto Calero by boat, having sailed from Spain via Morocco. I wanted to stay for a longer period in Puerto Calero so booked Vientos Del Sur after a recommendation from a friend. A perfect choice. The boat is comfortable with an
“Mr” Lovely renovated chapel in pretty, scenic surroundings.
Bedrooms are very roomy. Two have eno suites with the third having a toilet.
Had a combined kitchen living area which is just about big enough for 5-6 people. Has free to air satellit
“Charming riverside property in pretty rural village”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
We had a lovely stay in this old chapel it was very warm and cosy throughout out our late winter week, we even had some lovely bright sunny days which was an unexpected bonus, and a couple of bright … More
“Idyllic location and a hidden gem”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We loved this cottage, it was spacious a very luxurious bedrooms, with sufficient bathrooms to keep everyone happy. The location is stunning and peaceful with busy Hexham only a few miles away. There … More
“Couldn't wish for a more idyllic spot”
Reviewed 8 May 2012
This beautifully unique property is in the most idyllic spot you could possibly imagine. Right next to a river, which runs alongside a beautiful wooded area, perfect for dog walking, which was much en… More
“Little Tin Chapel Chester” Excellent location right on the canal.
The accommodation is superb. Everything you need. Can't fault it one bit, what a wonderful conversion it is.
Would definitely return
What a find! Chapel was fabulous, great location, cozy warm, tastefully renovated, well equipped and to top it a all a lovely Christmas tree greeted usOnly advice I'd give is to take Amy's offer of a … More
Thank you for your lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay so much. I'm pleased the new parking arrangements are working out well. Will look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Amy
“Gorgeous little Gem in Chester”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2017
We had such a lovely time staying at the Little Tin Chapel, a wonderful place. We booked it so that we could go to Chester zoo, which we loved and only a 12 minute drive away. The Little Tin Chapel wa… More
Reviewed 5 Mar 2017
Stayed at the little tin chapel for a weekend with friends. The chapel is wonderful quality of fixtures and fittings of a very high standard. Rained Saturday night so a good excuse to light the log fi… More
“A beautiful, peaceful location” 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 places to visit - loc
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
“Just what we needed...” Red sky was the perfect place for us to get away from it all and relax. Everything we needed and more had been thought about. Its a beautiful hut, which was well equipped and very private. Our dog loved the garden and we loved
We just came back from a wonderful 2 night stay at Red Sky. Although the weather was cold and it rained it didn't take away from it at all! We loved the great bonus of a sheltered hot tub to relax in … More
So glad you enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Please do come back!
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
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!
“Fantastic couple of days”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
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 s… More
So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for the lovely comments..
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved