Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (3025)

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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23

Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” 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 and convenient walk to both  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Holiday shepherds hut in West Grinstead

West Sussex / West Grinstead

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A marvellous & Magical Halloween Break” Everything about our stay was perfect from Alicia's greeting on our arrival to being waved off as we left. The huts are decorated to a high standard, with quality fittings and fixtures throughout as well as extr  …see more

from £85 / night

£580 - £650 / week

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from £85 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Scottish Castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebells<br />Castle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe.  …see more

from £364 / night

£1990 - £4565 / week

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from £364 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Cyclades / Amorgos

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £86 / night

£599 - £1077 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Excellent 

56

Holiday yacht in El Barrio

Province of Alicante / El Barrio

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Car not necessary
Classic wooden sailing yacht right in the city center of Alicante...10 meters LOA 4 meters beam, good for two people, one double bed and 2 singles... great views. Close to restaurants and bars. Very close to he beach. Secure parking inside the marina, security and vi  …see more

from £43 / night

£257 / week

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from £43 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic spot with amazing pool. Short drive to great restaurants.” Beautiful remote spot yet only a 5 min.drive from Alberobello. We have never had a more perfect pool - fabulous temperate which made for numerous lazy days with happy kids. Comfortable  …see more

from £95 / night

£580 - £1290 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

30

Holiday tented camp in Langton Matravers

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
5 large en suite safari lodge tents, each sleeping 6 on our working dairy farm. Fabulous location in a secluded field, halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage. The farm nestles underneath Nine Barrow Down which forms part of the South West Coast Path, a superb area f  …see more

from £111 / night

£650 - £1235 / week

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from £111 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Celra

Province of Girona / Celra

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals. The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rollin  …see more

from £48 / night

£4701 - £5129 / week

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from £48 / night

(1) Excellent 

70

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Polignano a Mare

Province of Bari / Polignano a Mare

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Finely restored TRULLI with pool and a panoramic view surrounded by green olive trees.  …see more

from £306 / night

£2137 - £4274 / week

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from £306 / night

11

Vaucluse / Althen-des-Paluds

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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(8) Excellent 

21

Shepherds hut rental in Kenilworth

Warwickshire / Kenilworth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Fully self-contained Shepherds hut on a working farm with amazing views of Kenilworth Castle. Get away from it all with this cosy retreat.  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 / week

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from £80 / night

24

Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Superb property to enjoy with family and friends. Modern comfort in the midst of pristine Pugliese countryside. Two hectare country estate house with three old "trulli" attached to the main house. Large private swimming pool. In the heart of Puglia's  …see more

from £171 / night

£1240 - £1881 / week

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from £171 / night

(5) Very Good 

21

Alpes Maritimes / Tende

4 16 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £69 / night

£351 - £428 / week

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from £69 / night

6

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Monte Cerignone

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Francavilla Fontana

Province of Brindisi / Francavilla Fontana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Trullo Saraceno consists of a • traditional kitchen set in a stone arch with a real fireplace and dining table, • living area with sofa, arm chairs, coffee table and tv. • tiled bathroom with shower and bidet, • A good size double bedroom, •  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 - £419 / week

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from £52 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Holiday cave house in Ponza Island

Province of Latina / Ponza Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
Cozy studio equipped with all comforts for a pleasant stay in Ponza, between friends, a couple or family. The studio consists of a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a splendid terrace that overlooks the Cala is also included in the price of water service pulizia.nel pr  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 / week

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Holiday tented camp in Exton

Rutland / Exton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Exton Estate is a large rural estate located in the heart of picturesque Rutland, the smallest historic county in England. The Estate is within easy reach of Oakham, Stamford, Leicester, Peterborough and Nottingham. Lantern & Larks has established a campsite wit  …see more

from £129 / night

£1119 - £1821 / week

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from £129 / night

(36) Excellent 

17

Holiday windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Unusual, quirky and homely” We had a lovely couple of days at the Mill - a real home from home! The children loved sleeping in a windmill! Stunning location, only a couple of miles from the sandy beaches of Winterton and Sea Palling. Well worth a visi  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Very Good 

38

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / New West

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
There is one bedroom with a 2 person bed and a big couch in the living that can convert into a second 2 person bed. From this houseboat where you have all the comfort of the apartment you can discover Amsterdam and relax after a long day. Enjoy a cold drink on the deck.  …see more

from £180 / night

£1197 - £1556 / week

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from £180 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Chamberet holiday watermill rental

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill  …see more

from £69 / night

£599 - £838 / week

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from £69 / night

(6) Very Good 

13

Holiday beach hut rental

Praslin Island / Ste Anne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Wake up on the hut's veranda, enjoy the view of the ocean towards Mahe and the surrounding lush tropical forests perfectly complimented by the local birds singing away. This part of the island sees very little traffic and one has a sense of being at one with nature  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 - £1187 / week

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from £128 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill in Melle

Melle / Paizay-le-Tort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.” Thankyou for a lovely visit. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather, we also found an absolute gem in staying at the old mill. It has been renovated beautifully and offered every  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £1295 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Very Good 

9

Holiday beach hut in Durness

Caithness and Sutherland / Durness

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
North West Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland. On the beach, on a farm, sea view, brown trout fishing included, bird watching paradise, golf, walking, cycling, shops, restaurants, 2km  …see more

from £70 / night

£484 - £847 / week

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from £70 / night

15

Newtown, Alderney holiday yacht accommodation

Alderney / Newtown, Alderney

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
alderneychannel islandsalderney weekfishing alderneybeachwatersideboat<br />Simon who owns the boat will meet you from your flight and take you to your accommodation  …see more

from £104 / night

£675 / week

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from £104 / night

(3) Excellent 

43

San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy 2 Kayaks and a Paddle Boat, plus 2 Bikes. We have over 70 ratings with 5 stars each on another site. We are also on FaceBook, search SDPelicanPlace.  …see more

from £201 / night

£1406 / week

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from £201 / night

17

Setubal District / Comporta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

5

Aude / Castelnaudary

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£411 / week

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from £69 / night

(12) Excellent 

13

Castle accommodation in Petite Calivigny with swimming pool

St. George's / Petite Calivigny

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Circular tower in the style of a traditional Caribbean windmill for crushing sugar cane. Four poster bed. Swimming pool. Outside kitchen. Luxury furnishings. Fantastic panoramic views of the sea and mountains.<br />We advise hiring a car although many guests have  …see more

from £200 / night

£1300 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Ledbury

Herefordshire / Ledbury

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“Best holiday in the UK without a doubt” This was without a doubt the best place we have stayed in the UK. The Shepherds retreat is so cosy and beautiful, something so unique and different. The grounds it is set in are out of this world. Suzanne an  …see more

from £57 / night

£342 - £354 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday tower with shared pool in Spoleto

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Tower (120 sqm) is a X Century watching military tower. Ideal accommodation for a family of 4 or 5 persons or 2 couples travelling togheter. 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens (1 with fireplace), 2 living area and a Roof Terrace overlooking the valley<br /  …see more

from £112 / night

£855 - £1176 / week

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from £112 / 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 £60 / night

£240 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Boathouse rental in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Lochside, beautiful views from the lounge and master bedroom in a stunning setting with views of mountains and Loch. Close to restaurants and bars in the village. In the outstandingly beautiful area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.<br />a great choi  …see more

from £123 / night

£855 - £1299 / week

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from £123 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maret / Lamai Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £65 / night

£424 - £479 / week

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from £65 / night

(47) Excellent 

24

Holiday converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Cosy chapel” A wonderful stay in a cosy tin chapel. Great location opposite the canal and a short walk into town. Everything you could need has been provided. A rare treat.  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £840 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Sidmouth holiday tower rental

Devon / Sidmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Private garden
Southerton Tower is just 5 miles the Regency town of Sidmouth and the Victorian town of Budleigh Salterton. Both are unspoilt small towns on the Jurassic coast with beaches and promenades . The property is situated within an area designated as Outstanding Natural Beauty  …see more

from £80 / night

£370 - £395 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

11

Llanteg holiday tented camp rental

Pembrokeshire / Llanteg

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Georgeous bell tent glamping in rural Pembrokeshire.  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Correze / Collonges-la-Rouge

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £77 / night

£530 - £770 / week

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from £77 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Quebec / Mandeville

1 6 1 night min

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

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from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night