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.
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
"The Bed in a Cave" is a cave dwelling which has been inhabited by the Wang family since it was built 300 years ago 40min outside of Xi'an in central China.The cave will be destroyed within a few years as it is on the path of a new highway. Come and stay …see more
Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The Repose is an oasis of calm in the heart of Salé's traditional medina, Rabat.Lovingly restored by the owners, Rachid and Jan, this luxury riad has been renovated and decorated using traditional materials and craftsmanship (with a modern and subtle touch) to giv …see more
A Trullo is an original Apulian housing unit.Trullo "Paradise" is more exactly a "Pajara"A "Pajara" is like a trullo, but built in the shape of a truncated cone. It was used in ancient times as a deposit for straw and now it was completely restored, obtaining a small do …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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
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.
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
Having been keen independent travellers for many years (from Australia), we have been fortunate to stay in many delightful places, however we agree that Moulin de la Ronde took first prize. It is a ti… More
“One sentence, are you joking?”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2015
Its impossible to give a title to a review of La Ronde in a sentence, the title a book the review could be an anthology! The main thing on offer is peace, time appears to stand still at La Ronde until… More
“A totally relaxing haven.”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2014
My husband and I had a fantastic holiday at the Old Grain Store. The accomodation is lovely - really spacious and the surrounding grounds are just idyllic. Over the fortnight we stayed I think we trie… More
This is our Starlight Yurt situated at Trellyn Woodland Camping. Set in its own individual area in 16 acres of mixed meadow and woodland, it is just a few hundred yards from the sea and beach at Abercastle in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Starlight yurt is one …see more
Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
A beautiful romantic space for two with a sleeping platform a huge comfy sofa/bed, TV and DVD player, a woodburner and view over to the Preselli mountains. A beautiful hand-built kitchen with slate floor leads from the main living and sleeping space and then double stai …see more
A wonderful retreat, the studio itself was perfect and even had a lovely welcoming fire on our arrival. Studio has everything you need for the stay and was just perfect. It has character and has great… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
The Trullo holiday house is located in the heart of our resort and is the ideal home for those who need a number of beds from 6 to 8. A large central trullo with private entrance onto a large courtyard, still retains the typical wooden loft where they used to store food …see more
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
We offer a high end glamping experience which can be an escape from day-to-day stresses, or tailored with optional extras to offer couples a very romantic and private stay.
At present 2 huts are available, one has a log burning stove the other has electric heating. Both …see more
Esma Frances is an elegant semi-traditional style boat fitted out to the very highest standard, providing luxury accommodation for up to six people.The forward lounge features a dining area with comfortable seating which converts into a double berth, or two single berth …see more
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
Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Oxford Riverside Glamping at Swinford Manor Farm provides an opportunity for a truly rural getaway, yet only 4 miles from the city of Oxford. Luxury camping within a park like setting. Situated within its own grounds adjacent to the River Thames pathway and with the his …see more
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
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th …see more
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural …see more
Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Skye is a fascinating place to holiday, so why not make it unforgettable by staying in one of our two beautifully appointed shepherd huts? Located on the croft in Heaste, Isle of Skye, the huts are very special small space retreats, and unique to the area.
I have 2 hut …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Open-plan apartment under the rocks ,which was build 200 years ago which have been renovated in 2008. It is 5 min from the port . It has been carved out of the mountain side so it is very cool in the summer as well as creating a unique atmosphere.The kitchen and bathroo …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
The Yurt (one of only two) is situated in a picturesque little field on our lovely little farm, with views over our foals and lambs, and visits from the occasional ducks and chickens! The Yurt is designed in contemporary style with a separate shower unit with loo, washb …see more
Bleasdale Estate is situated on the Western edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB. Just 20 minutes South of Lancaster, the site is located at the end of a private country lane, set amongst the rolling green patchwork of grazing land stitched together by hedgerows, trees an …see more
The property has a very warm cosy feel and has a nautical theme with pictures of boats, sea and surf. The interior is very modern with solid oak floors and white leather furniture. The high ceiling gives an impression of much space and airiness. The patio slabbed area h …see more
“Well appointed cottage, in good location with friendly owners”
Reviewed 22 Sep 2012
The boathouse looked freshly furnished, and had everything we needed, including a welcome pack in the kitchen. Although basically a single space(plus shower-room) the accommodation felt light and airy… More
Tawny is a long spacious boat with luxury in mind having 2 fixed double bedrooms with en-suit and central heating.
A large Galley and Saloon fitted with real fuel stove and a converted L-Shaped dinette into another double bed.The two fixed double rooms have sliding par …see more
Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Welcome in our rural cave dwelling with a constant temperature of 18°C to 20°C, pleasantly warm in winter and cool in the summer. These caves are very quietly situated in Pulpite (Cúllar-Granada), in beautiful surroundings with many lakes, natural parks, olive and al …see more