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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.

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The Boathouse Ballygally - Ballygally boathouse sleeps 5

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfec  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(3) Excellent 

6

The Cave. - Puncheston cave house sleeps 4

Pembrokeshire / Puncheston

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(35) Excellent 

20

Old St Johns Church - Gamblesby converted chapel sleeps 8

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £110 / night

£650 - £1320 / week

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from £110 / night

(28) Excellent 

32

Plane Castle - Airth castle sleeps 18

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Steeped in history, visited by both Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, this home has character and charm. It is an exceptionally interesting “B” listed castle. Sympathetically restored by its current owners, it provides a magical yet welcoming and comfor  …see more

from £700 / night

£3500 - £6000 / week

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from £700 / night

(16) Very Good 

23

The GateHouse - Dover castle sleeps 4

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

50

houseboat golden hind - Srinagar houseboat sleeps 6

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
( The taste of Home, where we treat you like Family)  …see more

from £9 / night

£61 / week

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from £9 / night

(70) Excellent 

10

Old Dairy Shepherds Hut - Broadway shepherds hut sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £70 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

10

Rose's Cave - Oia cave house sleeps 4

Santorini / Oia

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
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

from £108 / night

£690 - £1250 / week

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from £108 / night

(47) Excellent 

22

Beach Sun Retreat - Dymchurch villa sleeps 6

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
"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

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2450 / week

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from £260 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £87 / night

£776 / week

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from £87 / night

11

Mangalore Beach Resort - Mangalore boathouse sleeps 50

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A Beach Resort right on the beach. With swimming-pool and sports activities. Food services available: Indian, Chinese, European, sea-food and BBQ. Wedding- Hall, Roof-top restaurant and beach-shacks with Beach-ball court and boating facilities. Quite many tourist spots  …see more

from £31 / night

£190 / week

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from £31 / night

(31) Excellent 

21

Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
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

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

21

Stunning 1750's Converted Watermill on the River - Baston watermill sleeps 8

Lincolnshire / Baston

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £150 / night

£730 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(20) Excellent 

44

Luxury Apartment in listed water mill dover kent - Dover watermill sleeps 3

Kent / Dover

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Can accomadate 2 adults , child and a baby most suited to young couples and small families Children welcome 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

from £70 / night

£330 - £399 / week

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from £70 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Moulin de la Ronde.....an exceptional location. - Bonnes - Chauvigny watermill sleeps 4

Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

Puy-de-Dome / Blot-l'Eglise

4 3 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £52 / night

£281 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Narrowboat Puzzle - Ely houseboat sleeps 2

Cambridgeshire / Ely

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Puzzle is a luxury bespoke narrowboat, which has been fitted out to the highest standard. She offers all the comforts of a top end luxury flat and is moored in the historic cathedral city of Ely, with excellent rail links to Cambridge and London. Everything on board ha  …see more

from £99 / night

£594 / week

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from £99 / night

(18) Excellent 

28

Windmill Drouga - Tripiti windmill sleeps 4

Milos / Tripiti

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
For your holidays think outside the box! Experience them in a charming windmill.Located on Milos, the island of Aphrodite, high on a hilltop in the traditional Tripiti community just 5 kilometers from the port, this locale allows for a unique holiday setting yet is stil  …see more

from £87 / night

£518 - £2018 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £46 / night

£262 - £646 / week

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from £46 / night

24

APARTMENT IN A CASTLE NEAR ALBA - Coazzolo castle sleeps 4

Province of Asti / Coazzolo

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
SUPERB APARTMENT IN A CASTLE NEAR ALBA Questo incantevole castello immerso nelle colline delle Langhe risale al tredicesimo secolo. Oggi l'edificio è una residenza privata dove vivo con la mia famiglia e comprende un ampio appartamento che mettiamo a disposizione  …see more

from £216 / night

£1294 / week

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from £216 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Into The Woods Treehouse - Whippingham tree house sleeps 6

Isle of Wight / Whippingham

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Come and stay in a cosy and exciting little house in the trees. Fantastic for adventurous families, but equally wonderful as a romantic break for couples, or a quirky treat for groups of friends. Enjoy the privacy and peace of living right in the heart of nature.The Tr  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

15

Red Sky Shepherd's Hut - Broadway shepherds hut sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The newest addition to Manor Farm 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 under the arches, and BBQ shelter. Within this besp  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Maison Melrose - Vouvray cave house sleeps 6

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries. The house has 3 double rooms and can be rented throughout the year for 2, 4 or 6 people. A minimum of 2 nights is requir  …see more

from £173 / night

£949 - £1121 / week

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from £173 / night

20

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Andon

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£242 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Cottage 2 - Siargao Island beach hut sleeps 2

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Bamboo Garden located in Pacifico Siargao Island is the perfect placefor the Budget Conscious traveler, Back -packer or Surfer .Built in a Comfortable Native style that blends in with the localenvironment we assure that your stay with us will surely be amemorable one .J  …see more

from £12 / night

£81 / week

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from £12 / night

35

Halong Paloma Cruise - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 46

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board  …see more

from £189 / night

£1320 / week

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from £189 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Tigh Bata, Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye - Waternish boathouse sleeps 8

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Dar Ettouahen - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 10

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacio  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(42) Excellent 

25

Burnbrae Mill - Castle Douglas watermill sleeps 6

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £60 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Amazing tranquil church - Oakhill converted chapel sleeps 8

Shepton Mallet / Oakhill

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Unique opportunity to relax in a beautifully converted 1830's church. The church has been sympathetically converted to provide a large and tranquil living space. The church can comfortably sleep 8 with two double bedrooms, a twin single room and a double sofa bed tucke  …see more

from £130 / night

£900 / week

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from £130 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Trulli Sant'Oronzo - Macchia di Monte trullo sleeps 6

Province of Bari / Macchia di Monte

3 6 30 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 30 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
The 200-year-old trulli have been lovingly restored to the highest standards and maintain all of the original features. With no direct neighbours, the property is surrounded by acres of ancient olive trees and is ideal for a quiet holiday in the beautiful countryside o  …see more

from £2 / night

£9 / week

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from £2 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Depot Rd - Cwmafan converted chapel sleeps 13

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Depot Road is a stunning newly renovated property offering the only true 5* self-catering group accommodation in this area of South Wales. This former Methodist church has been transformed and now offers a superb, contemporary style of accommodation which is perfect for  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

31

Enchanting mansion with private pool - Neuille castle sleeps 16

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
France's peaceful Pays de la Loire countryside, with its charming villages and famous castles, surrounds this magnificent ten-bedroom mansion. Beautiful stone exteriors mixed with modern amenities create an atmosphere of sophisticated luxury, perfect for a dream ho  …see more

from £539 / night

£2245 - £3139 / week

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from £539 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Fab & luxurious glamping, shower room, logburner - Benenden shepherds hut sleeps 2

Kent / Benenden

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Private garden
New lower prices....from £215 for 1 & 2 nights. Book now! The perfect glamping experience with power shower, small induction hob, mini fridge, Nespresso coffee machine and microwave. Beautiful shepherd’s hut for two set in a scenic and tranquil location. The most pe  …see more

from £108 / night

£595 / week

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from £108 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £78 / night

£388 / week

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from £78 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £39 / night

£216 - £233 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Huntingfield Shepherds Hut - Eastling shepherds hut sleeps 4

Faversham / Eastling

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful Shepherds hut situated in parkland of stunning Historic Manor House. Open your door to peace and quiet and rolling views across the Kentish countryside. Pick your own fruit and vegetables in season from the vegetable patch to cook on the huts hob, log burner o  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £2000 / week

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from £100 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Segrwyd Mill Holiday Home - 4* Converted Mill - Bylchau watermill sleeps 4

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**** 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

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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The Church at FOX - Fox Glacier converted chapel sleeps 2

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
The 61 year old former Douglas Memorial Presbyterian Church in Fox Glacier, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, has recently been fully renovated and restored and is now reborn as luxury self contained holiday accommodation.Constructed of local riverst  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kellswater Mill in the heart of Ulster - Ballymena watermill sleeps 8

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

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