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.
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
Possibly the smallest B&B in France?An old water tower converted to offer accommodation for two persons.Our property is situated in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty less than 1 km from the medieval village of Montalba le Chateau and is set in 3.2 Hectares …see more
It's a very nice tower on top of a mountain, next to the house of owners, but still very private. There's a swimmingpool available, very good surroundings for walking and the view down to the see, th… More
Chez Dar Ma is a newly renovated traditional riad on three levels with 5 en-suite bedrooms (3 double, 2 twin) that can sleep 12. All rooms face onto a sunny central courtyard. The riad is beautifully decorated and has a relaxed, cosy inviting feel. The riad is fully-e …see more
We have just returned from 10 days at Chez Dar Ma, having had a fantastic holiday in lovely Essaouira. The weather was lovely not too windy or too hot. The Riad is an oasis of beauty and calm in the o… More
“Home from Home - without the work!!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
This was my second visit to Morocco as a solo traveller, and after the blistering heat of Marrakech the sea breezes of Essaouria were a welcome surprise. As was Chez dar Ma... The owner, an artist, h… More
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2012
Highly recommendable! Cosy, friendly, spacious and clean. Excellent breakfasts. Hassan helped us with everything we needed, including cooking a delicious Tajine and giving us directions to the best re… More
The cave house sits just outside the village of Cortes de Baza, it is approx 5-10 minute walk into the village.
It has been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
It has two double bedrooms one en-suite, an extra two beds can be accommodated in th …see more
Just had an amazing 3 weeks staying at Cueva Peralta. We were very sorry to leave and are already planning our return. What a gem the Cave House is! Spacious, relaxing and well furnished it will gi… More
Thank you for your wonderful and informative review, which will assist people to choose to experience the beautiful Andalucia countryside and lovely welcoming Pueblos. Thank you both again and see you in the near future. Bob
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
We were greeted at Cueva Peralta by Bob the owner who made us most welcome,we were very impressed with the layout of the rooms they were well furnished and the kitchen well equipped, beds very comfort… More
Thank you for your review of Cueva Peralta I am so pleased that you enjoyed stay. I look forward to receiving you back in the near future. Best Regards
“The Primal Cave Adventure”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2015
We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the phot… More
Dear all, thank you for your great review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cueva Peralta and I look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future.
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
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 a… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You booked a long time ahead to secure the Valentines weekend and it is so nice to hear that the Gate House lived up to expectations as the perfect romantic cottage.
“Wow, wow, wow”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
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.
Nestling at the foot of a lush hill, surrounded by a heady scent of orange blossoms and lavender, Trullo Ca' del Fico is the ideal place to rejuvenate body and mind from everyday life. An oasis of peace created for people who love the colors, scents and sounds of nature …see more
With a history that goes back to the nineteenth century, the São Pedro windmill offers you a stay full of tradition, charm and intimacy. A unique experience, for those looking for much more than an accommodation. This windmill has been completely renovated and has all …see more
Trulli del Mandorlo is a newly renovated charming complex of trullos with a private pool (12x6mt) and outdoor barbecue.Inside the main trullo you will find a studio consisting of an alcove kitchen with a breakfast table, small sofa, a nook with a sofabed for two, a bath …see more
The cave house consists of 2 bedrooms, a double and a twin and , both have ample storage facilities. There is a very cosy snug room that can very comfortably sleep another person. A nicely sized, well equipped kitchen diner has been added on to the cave along with a mo …see more
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 .
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
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
Torre the Brancialino nestles beautifully in the Tuscan Hills some 10 kilometres from the Renaissance town of Sansepolcro.Being part of a remarkably restored medieval castle (where the owner lives) the tower offers the perfect romantic hideaway with comfortable accommod …see more
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie …see more
We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and w… More
“Best cruise through Paris”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
We took a 4 day tour on this boat, it was wonderful. There were six adults, all friends middle aged, except for our children who came for a day, a meal and a swim.. First we enjoyed quiet and lusciou… More
“C'etait super, un depaysement total!!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
Super acceuil, on s'y sent tres bien et l'on a plus envie de repartir..
La peniche est tres grande et fonctionnelle.
J'y retourne dès que mon emploi du temps me le permet!!!!… More
Southerton Tower is a magnificently transformed 19th century water tower. The three storey property is along the path from By the Way Cottage in the heart of the Otter Valley
This bijou property is cleverly designed to maximise the use of vertical space, the ground floo …see more
Beautiful Trulli with pool and large garden around.
This Trulli is in the middle of most popular tourist city, like Cisternino, only 4 km far, Ostuni, 15 km far.
It's close to the beach, only 15 km.
Very quite and relax here.
There is a large green where you can …see more
My family and I rented this property in July and it was wonderful! The description in accurate and offer exactly what you would expect from this magical place. It is perfectly in the middle of the Apu… More
The Carriage House is on a 25 acre Horse Breeding Farm overlooking KERIKERI Inlet BAY OF ISLANDS,New Zealand
3 hours North of Auckland or 40 mins flight,You have sole occupancy of the Self-Contained 2 Kingsize Bedroom Cottage Apartment with 2 Bathrooms Large Living Din …see more
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
Stunning riad of 280 m2 in the heart of the Medina of Asilah, in a quiet environment. Stylish decoration.Patio with orange tree and 2 large terraces (40m2 +50 m2). From the upper terrace there are views of the sea, and in the bottom there is a small pool. 4 bedrooms, 2 …see 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
Welcome to Rann Village Resort at Bhirandiara-Kutch. The village resort is built near White Rann of Kutch. At Rann Village Resort, we have Kutchi Bhungas (mud hut), all well traditional crafted with interior mud work, both AC & NON AC Bhunga with all facilities.
Close …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
Old Linthill is a large holiday house in the Scottish Borders that sleeps 8-10 people. Located one mile West of the picturesque fishing port of Eyemouth, the secluded seventeenth century Scottish tower house is perched on a hillside in the centre of a beautiful small es …see more
This huge Cavehouse has all the comforts of home. It is spacious, light and airy and sleeps up to 8 people in 4 separate bedrooms.
Set amongst acres of almond groves this enormous cave house offers a unique holiday opportunity for those who wish to relax in peaceful co …see more
“Peaceful and relaxing, a pleasure to experience!”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2013
I have stayed here a number of times over the years in a small group and this time with a larger family. It is always a pleasure to stay here with a warm welcome and owners who are friendly and atten… More
CASARA is a set of 5 charming small rural cottages in a coastal setting with an exclusive footpath to Zahora Beach.
CASARA, is peace and serenity, a place to feel the pleasures and emotions of nature and life.
CASARA is located in an idyllic enclave with views of the …see more
Beautiful and confortable house with all ammenities included and with a private access to the beach. Quite and beautiful location, with garden and terrace. The beach is clean and quite, and has 2 gre… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Casara met the high expectations, the service was very good.
Contact and handover of keys and house were simple and very flexible. All that stood in the description was also available. Casara is a ve… More
“Lovely little seaside escape”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Casara. We stayed in casara dos which is a small tower with one small double bedroom (with views of the sea), a living room, bathroom and small kitchen, all laid out over… More