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Unusual holiday homes (352)

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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(14) Excellent 

15

Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

26

Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool, golf nearby in Runcorn

Runcorn / Sutton Weaver

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant, but slightly dated” Went to stay for a week at the end of Feb, Warren was very welcoming and showed us how to use all the gadgets/tablet controlled television etc. We had a fantastic time, and the pool was the perfect size. Positives - Sp  …see more

from £480 / night

£3360 / week

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from £480 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“The Primal Cave Adventure” 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 photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

(15) Excellent 

77

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, b  …see more

from £153 / night

£1066 / week

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from £153 / night

31

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £122 / night

£853 - £1035 / week

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from £122 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut with golf nearby in Saham Toney

Norfolk / Saham Toney

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Golden Orfe is one of two luxury hand built Shepherds Huts at Lakeside Park. Included in your accommodation is your very own personal hot tub and free fishing on our lake which is well stocked with roach,tench and carp up to 30 lb. Our huts come fully equipped with cook  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 / week

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from £85 / night

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Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £96 / night

£631 / week

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from £96 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Eure / Saint-Christophe-sur-Conde

9 15 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £522 / night

£1566 / week

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from £522 / night

(7) Excellent 

18

Holiday watermill in Tiffauges

Vendee / Tiffauges

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Exceded expectations” 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 sound of the water wheel is very  …see more

from £166 / night

£953 - £1300 / week

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from £166 / night

44

Houseboat rental in Srinagar with golf nearby

Kashmir / Srinagar

27 50 1 night min

  • 27 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
kashmir ,houseboats ,travel booking ,car rental, bike rental, tour pakages , treaking, camping etc  …see more

from £98 / night

£732 / week

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from £98 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Santiago de Compostela

Province of A Coruna / Santiago de Compostela

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
The main house is an old mill for seven people. The upper floor has three double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom with shower (complete furniture for beds and bathrooms). Downstairs has a kitchen with induction hob, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, wood stove, pantry  …see more

from £127 / night

£766 - £861 / week

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from £127 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury living, Jacuzzi, Stunning views in Caldera Oia, sea, volcano, privacy, balcony, amenities, hot tub<br />We give attention to the details and love to honor our guests by providing personalized hosting!  …see more

from £240 / night

£1680 - £2776 / week

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from £240 / night

15

Oia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
it is about 100 steps from the main pedestrian street of Oia where all the shops and restaurants are (website hidden) is only five minutes walking distance from the commercial centrer of the village .The appartment is only 7 minutes walking distance from the bus station  …see more

from £70 / night

£487 - £2253 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Marrakech

8 18 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £609 / night

£3914 / week

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from £609 / night

(8) Excellent 

6

Holiday shepherds hut in Whashton

Richmond / Whashton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Idyllic location, beautifully crafted interior, attention to detail, area of outstanding beauty  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Santa Maria / Vila do Porto

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £69 / night

£481 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Holiday cave house accommodation

Santorini / Oia

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
Luxury living, Jacuzzi, Stunning views in Caldera Oia, sea, volcano, privacy, balcony, amenities, hot tub<br />We give attention to the details and love to honor our guests by providing personalized hosting!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1948 - £4383 / week

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from £279 / night

(2) Very Good 

73

Converted chapel rental in Oamaru

Otago Region / Oamaru

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
You will find a queen bedroom on the mezzanine floor.with a double bedroom beneath and an adjacent room with two single beds.The beautifully appointed kitchen flows into a dining/living area with french doors that open onto a front courtyard.<br />situated on the  …see more

from £123 / night

£737 - £2454 / week

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from £123 / night

(8) Excellent 

10

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £140 / night

£687 - £1053 / week

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from £140 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday windmill in Braunston

Warwickshire / Braunston

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“stunning weekend getaway” This is one of the most well equipped and dressed self catering properties we have stayed at. We are frequent mature travellers looking for unusual places to stay that meet our exacting standards. The mill exceeded on all  …see more

from £176 / night

£939 - £1360 / week

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from £176 / night

14

Pedrogao Grande holiday yurt rental

Leiria District / Pedrogao Grande

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
From our Vintage Ariba Hymer Caravan enjoy most stunning view of Rio zezere. The caravan is fitted with a kitchen; including gas hob, kettle and utensils. Sofas which fold out to king size bed. A hand crafted pine patio with garden furniture. A private and unique  …see more

from £18 / night

£105 - £183 / week

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from £18 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” We had a wonderful time staying on this beautiful boat, the owners where very helpful without being intrusive. The boat had everything you needed for a self catering break, the bed rooms and bathrooms both matched our expectations based o  …see more

from £244 / night

£1705 / week

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from £244 / night

(11) Excellent 

31

Holiday shepherds hut rental

Alton / Medstead

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
The 'Wagon in the Woods' is situated in a beautiful secluded location amidst the Hampshire countryside. Experience it's unique design and comfortable interior for a restful, rural break. The wagon now has a wood fired hot tub Enjoy the wildlife whilst amb  …see more

from £105 / night

£580 / week

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from £105 / night

5

Holiday tented camp with golf nearby in Canungra

Scenic Rim / Canungra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Ideally positioned in the Scenic Rim Tuckers Retreat is a gateway to Lamington National Park, Binna Burra, Natural Arch and Mount Tamborine all within a 20 minute drive.Located 5 minutes drive to the township of Canungra.Canungra Golf course is just around the corner.  …see more

from £153 / night

£1043 / week

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(4) Excellent 

26

Holiday trullo with shared pool in Trulli District

Alberobello / Trulli District

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Swimming pool
A romantic stay under the Trulli. Small suite with double bed, breakfast nook, bathroom with shower. Pool, gardenThe unit is part of a 'masseria' (il Trulleto), a tipical contry-house now totally restored and carefully decorated.The location i  …see more

from £57 / night

£305 - £653 / week

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from £57 / night

(7) Very Good 

14

Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Lagor

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £131 / night

£566 / week

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from £131 / night

(15) Very Good 

25

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £44 / night

£305 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ceglie Messapica holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

6 16 5 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Masseria Donno Santo is a Beautiful large trullo complex of 6-bedrooms, with private infinite swimming pool.Masseria Donno Santo is a very nice traditional trullo property with lamie that could accommodate up to 16 guests in four separate area of the property.<br /&g  …see more

from £234 / night

£1631 - £3261 / week

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from £234 / night

(18) Excellent 

27

Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the  …see more

from £257 / night

£1796 / week

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from £257 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Florida / Citrus Ridge

3 10 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £82 / night

£488 / week

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from £82 / night

(28) Excellent 

23

Holiday shepherds hut in Llandudno Junction

Conwy County / Llandudno Junction

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” I booked this for me and my partner, we have never experienced anything like shepherds huts. They were lovely , the views were amazing. The owner was very friendly and helpful.we would definitely recommend.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Province of Viterbo / Civitella d'Agliano

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £87 / night

£392 - £666 / week

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from £87 / night

(12) Excellent 

10

Oia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
It is a cavehouse located in the center of the traditional settlement of Oia. It is 44 sq.m. and has 22 sq.m. private terrace with wonderfull caldera view.<br />it is about 100 steps from the main pedestrian street of Oia where all the shops and restaurants are lo  …see more

from £87 / night

£603 - £2253 / week

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from £87 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Ouarzazate

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Haute-Vienne / Limoges

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £196 / night

£953 - £2018 / week

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from £196 / night

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Holiday tented camp in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Our Mt Gold site is awesome. It is located on the top of a hill (5-8min walk from your car), but you are rewarded with fantastic 180 degree views over Lake Wanaka. The site is nestled in amongst some pine trees, so it’s nice and sheltered and well hidden from publ  …see more

from £203 / night

£1418 / week

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from £203 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Yarmouth

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Isle of Wight, Yarmouth, waterside, stunning property in location second to none. Yacht mooring just 100m offshore.  …see more

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