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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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(7) Excellent 

17

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

4

Tuckers Retreat Luxury glamping w Private Jacuzzi - Canungra tented camp sleeps 4

Scenic Rim / Canungra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Tuckers Retreat is the ultimate glamping experience for couples, with only a maximum of 4 people on site at one time this gives you the feeling of truly being on a hidden romantic escape. Each Eco Tent has its own private hydrotherapy Jacuzzi sunken into a large deck sp  …see more

from £142 / night

£824 / week

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from £142 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Friesland Province / Twijzel

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£345 - £388 / week

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from £61 / 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

(14) Excellent 

37

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxury roman  …see more

from £180 / night

£1551 / week

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from £180 / 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

(2) Excellent 

7

Forest Yurt near Bruges - Oostkamp yurt sleeps 6

West Flanders Province / Oostkamp

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The hand-made Eco -yurt is secluded in an old growth forest near Bruges. It sleeps 4 people comfortably, It has a stove, kitchenette, a bathroom treehouse and a dry compost toilet. It caters to anyone who seeks peace and quiet, nature and culture :) I live on the estate  …see more

from £65 / night

£388 - £678 / week

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from £65 / 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

4

Bromo Executive - Probolinggo castle sleeps 4

East Java / Probolinggo

4 4 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
online service provider in the field of Tour and travel Domestic and International. Along with the increasing interest of the traveler to visit the places of tourist attractions in Indonesia, especially for those of you who live in urban areas then traveled into a neces  …see more

from £70 / night

£93 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Very Good 

26

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

17

testing walkme walkthrough always - Semarang fort sleeps 14

Central Java / Semarang

16 14 1 night min

  • 16 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
Talk about your property's best features, the local area and the type of holiday you're offering.Write for your target audience and get your reader in the holiday mood. Write something new: for a better place in the search engines, please don't copy a des  …see more

from £12 / night

£21 / week

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from £12 / 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

9

Ain / Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes

6 6 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£338 / week

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from £61 / night

23

Houseboat Finland: Houseboat Comfort 32 m2/ 6 pers - Jyväskylä houseboat sleeps 6

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take  …see more

from £194 / night

£1552 / week

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from £194 / 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

14

Trilhas do Sol/ Art NAtiva - Aratuba beach hut sleeps 20

Ilha de Itaparica / Aratuba

6 20 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Beuttiful charming , beach house, located on prived condominiun wish nice green area wish coconuts trees, garden.. the place is very peacefully..Perfect to relax. The decoration are Rustic and authentic, and included, many crations by local artists. The accom  …see more

from £62 / night

£616 / week

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from £62 / 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

(2) Excellent 

6

The Ladakh Camp - Spangmik tented camp sleeps 50

Ladakh / Spangmik

20 50 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
The Ladakh Camp, situated at the shore of the Pangong Lake, situated at the distance of 145 Kms from the main city of Leh in Ladakh, is a home away from home for the enthusiast travelers enroute their Travel to Ladakh... Tag lined, your fantasy stay at the Pangong Lake,  …see more

from £70 / night

£485 / week

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from £70 / 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

(6) Excellent 

25

Mani Castle Experience - Pagkia castle sleeps 10

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
For prices please email us! About the castle: An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views. Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £1002 / week

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from £68 / night

10

Beachside Retreat Tifnit Agadir - Ait Melloul beach hut sleeps 2

Agadir / Ait Melloul

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Relax and unwind at Tifnit beach located 40kms south of Agadir A paradise for surfers and nature lovers our Eco- friendly studio apartments for 2 people located on the beach with unrivalled views of the Atlantic is the perfect vacation getaway Calamar Calamou, an indivi  …see more

from £35 / night

£207 / week

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from £35 / 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

10

The Landmark, Dundee Beach - Dundee Beach beach hut sleeps 8

Northern Territory / Dundee Beach

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The Landmark is a two bedroom brick cottage at Dundee Beach, two hours drive south west of Darwin, Northern Territory. The Landmark is located with views and a short 100 m walk to the sandy beach. The cottage is fully self contained and includes dining and lounge facili  …see more

from £130 / night

£648 / week

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from £130 / 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

(4) Excellent 

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Private Bush Camp - Amboseli - Amboseli Eco-system tented camp sleeps 8

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker  …see more

from £74 / night

£385 - £708 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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 

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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

4

Lake Shkodra Resort Bell Tent - Shkoder tented camp sleeps 2

Shkoder County / Shkoder

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Located on Lake Shkodra Resort. This 6 metre bell tent has a double bed or 2 single. Insect nets on door and windows. Fan and lockable front door. Outdoor table and chairs and hammock. Communal bathrooms only, this 100% cotton tent does not have an en-suite bathroom. Ba  …see more

from £21 / night

£145 / week

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from £21 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Pinnock Wood Farm Shepherds Hut - Winchcombe shepherds hut sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Pinnock Wood Farm Shepherds Hut is located in a quiet rural setting on a working livestock farm in the North Cotswolds. Situated close to the historic town of Winchcombe.The Shepherds Hut is fully serviced with a Double bed, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom. television a  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

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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

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