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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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(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

(6) Excellent 

6

Holmebeck Hut - Whashton shepherds hut sleeps 2

Richmond / Whashton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Holmebeck hut is situated on the outskirts of Ravensworth in North Yorkshire. This idyllic bolt hole is only 10 minutes journey by car from Scotch corner which makes it an easily accessible location for a short break. Set within a private garden this self contained hu  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

10

Port Lincoln Caravan Park - North Shields beach hut sleeps 6

South Australia / North Shields

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We are located on South Australia's Lower Eyre Peninsula, in the small historic town of North Shields. We are on the coast of beautiful protected Boston Bay and only about 8 kms North of Port Lincolns CBD We also offer 60 powered sites and a range of cabins. Absolute be  …see more

from £42 / night

£289 - £453 / week

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from £42 / 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

£192 / week

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from £31 / night

12

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 Calypso, an individual eco  …see more

from £35 / night

£209 / week

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from £35 / night

4

The Sandgroper - Tonnerre houseboat sleeps 2

Yonne / Tonnerre

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
Canal Boat in France! Enjoy the Burgundy canals and rivers on our beautifully restored boat. Our boat is based in Tonnerre, Burgundy which is located on the Canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy Canal). Cruise through some beautiful villages, including Ancy Le Franc, Tanlay, Mon  …see more

from £192 / night

£1305 / week

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from £192 / night

(7) Excellent 

10

Cobbe Place Farm Shepherds Hut - Beddingham shepherds hut sleeps 2

Lewes / Beddingham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Our shepherds hut offers the ultimate in camping luxury. Fully equipped, with an en-suite bathroom, our hut is the perfect place for a romantic retreat or escape from urban living. Situated close to Lewes, and just over an hour from London, you can come and unwind amon  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £85 / 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 £66 / night

£392 - £684 / week

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from £66 / night

22

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Grimmen

13 39 1 night min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 39
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly

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from £34 / night

£232 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

KV houseboats Alleppey to Kumarakom - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 2

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
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen fully covered glass which PROTECT FROM MOSQUITO AND INSECT in the night. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Fam  …see more

from £77 / night

£1154 / week

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from £77 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Attwood Coppice, Camping/Retreat/Hermitage hut/pod - Wolverley shepherds hut sleeps 2

Worcestershire / Wolverley

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Want to get away from it all? Well this is the place for you. The camping pod is situated in 2 acres of private broadleaf woodland. It comfortably sleeps two, there is room for an extra tent close to the pod should this be needed at a small extra cost. The pod has LED l  …see more

from £25 / night

£180 / week

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from £25 / night

(12) Excellent 

29

Amazing tranquil church - Oakhill converted chapel sleeps 8

Shepton Mallet / Oakhill

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Unique opportunity to relax in a beautifully converted 1830's church. The church has been sympathetically converted to provide a large and tranquil living space. The church can comfortably sleep 8 with two double bedrooms, a twin single room and a double sofa bed tucke  …see more

from £130 / night

£900 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Greve in Chianti / Strada in Chianti

1 3 2 nights min

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

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from £83 / night

£579 / week

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from £83 / night

10

Bleasdale - Bleasdale tented camp sleeps 6

Lancashire / Bleasdale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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

from £91 / night

£805 - £1310 / week

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from £91 / night

12

Sarthe / Aubigne-Racan

2 6 2 nights min

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

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from £83 / night

£383 / week

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from £83 / night

(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

(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 £69 / night

£479 - £1011 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

 …see more

from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

RECTORY CAMP - Alvescot shepherds hut sleeps 3

Burford / Alvescot

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Rectory Camp is a superb converted railway goods wagon nestled on the headland of a 20 acre meadow on the edge of the Cotswolds. An idyllic setting for a wonderful country getaway, the camp has an indoor kitchen with hob,cooker,fridge and hot and cold water. A wood burn  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 / week

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from £85 / night

(30) Very Good 

16

Darsal - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 8

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
Darsal is a beautiful, carefully restored Riad in a tradional style, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant, exciting old medina just a few minutes walk to centre of the medina, beach and port . Whether relaxing in the tranquil 2nd floor salon with t  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

23

Province of Naples / Terzigno

22 50 1 night min

  • 22 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £86 / night

£538 / week

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from £86 / night

(133) Very Good 

15

Pournami Houseboats - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 12

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Pournami houseboats has been operating houseboat cruise since 2007 in Alleppey and Kumarakom. We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on quality of service provided to our guest. Our new 4 bedroom houseboat is a full featured luxury hou  …see more

from £235 / night

£1385 / week

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from £235 / night

(32) Excellent 

23

The Old Chapel, Slad - Slad converted chapel sleeps 10

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior.Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it&  …see more

from £155 / night

£887 - £2622 / week

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from £155 / night

9

Magic cottage - cosy wood cabin with glamping tent - Fareham tented camp sleeps 4

Hampshire / Fareham

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Magic Cottage is a pretty wooden cabin privately set in the peaceful walled garden of our 16th Century stable block house. Our lovely 4m bell tent set up next to the cabin, offers a very special glamping experience. The cabin provides all the facilities and the tent pro  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £693 / night

£4847 / week

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from £693 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Province of Bergamo / Sorisole

2 7 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £79 / night

£480 - £967 / week

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from £79 / night

(18) Excellent 

28

Tribal Holiday - Busserolles watermill sleeps 30

Dordogne / Busserolles

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
4 separate houses around a courtyard sleeping 14, 6, 6 and 4. Indoor dining hall with hand made oak tables and wooden tables outside, under a large covered terrace and on the lawn so your group can have meals together. Each house also has it's own "private&quo  …see more

from £950 / night

£6650 / week

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from £950 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday Cave House in Freila - Cueva Blanca - - Freila cave house sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Freila

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
This is a partial cave house with 2 bedrooms an additional bedroom can be made in the dining room if more than four people wish to stay , This will incur an additional charge of £5 per person per night. The kitchen bathroom and dining room are located in the front of t  …see more

from £29 / night

£195 / week

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from £29 / night

(1) Excellent 

6

Lower Silesia Province / Zagorze Slaskie

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £35 / night

£261 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Dar Ettouahen - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 10

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
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacio  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

12

Liege Province / Faimes

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £827 / night

£1000 / week

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from £827 / night

(6) Very Good 

36

Campxplore - Naukuchiatal tented camp sleeps 40

Nainital District / Naukuchiatal

12 40 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
At Camp Xplore, you have a variety of activities to choose from. Take a dip in the stream on a lovely sunny day and refresh your body and soul, or sit under the waterfall and feel the holy water cleanse you from head to toe (There are said to be two kunds here in Naukuc  …see more

from £31 / night

£154 / week

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from £31 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

The Petrongonas Castle in Mani - Pagkia castle sleeps 8

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
An authentic, fully furnished, recently renovated castle with great views.Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from enemies, from the war. On the ground floor you can find the olive press tha  …see more

from £70 / night

£479 - £522 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

11

Lake Yurt - Poundsgate yurt sleeps 5

Dartmoor National Park / Poundsgate

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy a holiday with a difference. Get back to nature in a traditional Mongolian yurt, enjoying total privacy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Each of our two yurts has its own woodburner to keep you warm and cosy, rugs and lanterns and a double bed and a futon  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 / week

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from £105 / night

(59) Excellent 

24

St.Mary's Church Talyllyn Gwynedd - Tal-y-llyn converted chapel sleeps 3

Snowdonia National Park / Talyllyn

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
St. Mary's is a part converted 15th Century Church on the edge of the picturesque lake at Talyllyn. This historic building has an amazing Welsh oak roof structure and a Tudor painted ceiling. Many of the original features remain including the pulpit, the organ, font and  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £485 / week

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from £60 / 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

£209 / week

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from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

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

£174 - £305 / week

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from £35 / night

17

Beautifully restored cave house in Castillejar - Castillejar cave house sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Castillejar

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly restored cave houses situated in the village of Castillejar offers a unique holiday experience in friendly rural surroundings. The houses have been refurbished to a high standard, but still retains a rustic style with many unique features.The amazing natural insul  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Saint-Julien-en-Born / Contis-les-Bains

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £53 / night

£154 - £261 / week

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from £53 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Easter Island / Hanga Roa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £62 / night

£324 / week

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from £62 / night

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