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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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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £80 / night

£1112 / week

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from £80 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Tal-y-llyn

Snowdonia National Park / Talyllyn

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Unique and Interesting stay” Stayed here for a week with a friend after being recommended by my sister & her husband after their stay last year. As many others have described below this is quite a place. We heard from a friend of Peters nearby that  …see more

from £52 / night

£360 - £595 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Galmpton holiday boathouse rental

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £72 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £72 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for  …see more

from £130 / night

£863 - £2156 / week

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from £130 / night

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Castle rental in Stia

Province of Arezzo / Stia

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £52 / night

£324 - £345 / week

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from £52 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £68 / night

£475 - £690 / week

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from £68 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Wolverley

Worcestershire / Wolverley

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £25 / night

£180 / week

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from £25 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Limerick

County Limerick / Limerick

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £299 / night

£2033 - £2845 / week

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from £299 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pagkia holiday castle rental

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Friendly, cosy, clean, authentic castle!” We spent a week in Petrongonas Castle in August 2013 and had a wonderful holiday far away from the tourist scene! The castle has plenty of space, is tastefully furnished and decorated with emphasis on cos  …see more

from £69 / night

£475 - £3018 / week

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from £69 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Inverness holiday lighthouse rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £184 / night

£1055 - £2675 / week

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from £184 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Patu / Marina San Gregorio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £35 / night

£173 - £440 / week

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from £35 / night

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Lot-et-Garonne / Bajamont

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Le Grand-Luce holiday tented camp rental

Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £52 / night

£311 - £324 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £104 / night

£518 / week

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from £104 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Lucca / Borgo a Mozzano

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £82 / night

£483 - £983 / week

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from £82 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in Pool Quay

Welshpool / Pool Quay

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely stay” The shepherds hut was beautifully decorated and very cosy for our one night stay. We had a great BBQ on the fire pit in the boat house right next door with views over the Welsh countryside. Perfect getaway, would definitely recommend!  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Average 

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Haute-Garonne / Ramonville Saint-Agne

6 11 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £182 / night

£854 / week

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from £182 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Pas-de-Calais / Lens

1 4 1 night min

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

from £61 / night

£302 - £449 / week

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from £61 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

5 8 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £397 / night

£2778 / week

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from £397 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Lance aux Epines holiday tower rental

Saint George Parish / Lance aux Epines

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £295 / night

£2100 - £4100 / week

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from £295 / night

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Holiday trullo in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £64 / night

£447 - £538 / week

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from £64 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Porto holiday narrowboat rental

Porto District / Porto

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Magnificent sailing through UNESCO world Heritage” Couple and one children, rented a boat for a long weekend, sailed up on river Douro until Spanish border. At the boats base, nice little chalet for the first night. Very good navigation, sightseeing a  …see more

from £164 / night

£561 / week

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from £164 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in M'Hamid

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / M'Hamid

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina” Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Alvescot

Burford / Alvescot

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £99 / night

£500 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Proissans

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £117 / night

£819 - £2113 / week

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from £117 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Campomarino

Maruggio / Campomarino

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Loved the place had every thing you need and more.Very peaceful but not far from the town and beaches.It really is a home from home.  …see more

from £104 / night

£656 - £811 / week

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from £104 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything we hoped for and 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 old Medina and off  …see more

from £130 / night

£820 - £1286 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £100 / night

£647 - £690 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt in Isel

Cockermouth / Isel

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent place to be around nature” Me and my friend stayed their for 4 nights and it was a lovely experiece for both of us. The place was lovely, we were never disturbed, we had privacy, the pod was warm and cozy!! I like how they had their own chic  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 / week

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from £30 / night

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Dordogne / Salignac-Eyvigues

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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(1) Excellent 

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Italian Riviera / Lavagna

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £214 / night

£1497 / week

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from £214 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Martina Franca holiday trullo rental

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The best of Puglia” We choose this property to spend 5 nights over the Christmas holidays with my parents. The spaces are ideal for 2 adult couples (although one of the bedrooms has separate single beds) because the bedrooms are at opposite sides of t  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £1026 / week

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from £74 / night

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South Region / Kribi

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £54 / night

£328 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday tented camp in Naukuchiatal

Nainital District / Naukuchiatal

12 40 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £32 / night

£159 / week

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from £32 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Oise / Senlis

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £302 / night

£1121 / week

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from £302 / night

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