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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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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
This is heaven for the country lover.There is 15 acres with kitchen garden plant life to be enjoyed included a selection of fruit trees.Far enough from the regular tourist trails ,yet within a short drive of many attractions of the Loire valley<br />The Le Mans ra  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £321 / week

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from £52 / 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
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  …see more

from £81 / night

£1130 / week

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from £81 / 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
“Secluded Getaway with a difference” We wanted somewhere quiet and away from it all after a hectic year and St Mary's was exactly the right choice. The church has been extremely well renovated to provide comfortable accommodation within the constraint  …see more

from £52 / night

£360 - £595 / week

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from £52 / night

(11) 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

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from £60 / night

£300 - £445 / week

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from £60 / 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

 …see more

from £22 / night

£129 - £436 / week

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from £22 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £994 / week

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from £68 / 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
The converted chapel, provides contemporary, stylish and very comfortable holiday accommodation. 4 bedrooms, large state-of-the-art kitchen-diner and huge open plan living space make The Old Chapel a unique Cotswolds holiday let. A ceramic induction hob is installed in  …see more

from £184 / night

£1055 - £2675 / week

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from £184 / 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
“Fabulous” We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The peaceful setting is amazing and we will be b  …see more

from £92 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £92 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica / Contrada Olmo

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Secluded Trullo in 3 acres gated garden. Huge salt water private pool .Great views, peace & privacy. Sleeps 4-8. in independent s/c units. WIFI. Close to Ceglie, Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca. Within easy reach Adriatic & Ionic Seas, Lecce and all  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £1120 / week

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from £80 / 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

(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
Fanningstown Castle offers self-catering accommodation & is perfect for small family groups, gatherings & celebrations, intimate civil wedding or blessing ceremonies, couples or friends looking for a unique place to spend time together touring the Shannon region  …see more

from £296 / night

£2016 - £2821 / week

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from £296 / 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

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Oakhill

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  …see more

from £140 / night

£900 / week

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from £140 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Trullo De Corato is a lovely restored and fitted trulli complex in the peaceful contryside in the heart of Valle d'Itria with its fresh and dry air even in the hottest of Apulian summers. The trullo is beautifully located on the top of a sunny and airy hill with a  …see more

from £193 / night

£1197 - £2052 / week

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from £193 / night

(31) 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
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.” We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, w  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Average 

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Boathouse accommodation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Enjoyed our stay” Nice clean place only disappointment was it never had all the facility's stated in advertisement . like washing machine freezer but enjoyed our stay on the houseboat  …see more

from £214 / night

£1197 / week

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from £214 / night

(19) Excellent 

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East Looe holiday converted chapel rental

Looe / East Looe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Amazing views.” Arrived to a very warm welcome by owners Linda and Gary. What a lovely place - like home from home. Exceptionally clean with a lovely homely feel. Very well equipped, had everything you need for a break away. Spectacular views across t  …see more

from £85 / night

£325 - £725 / week

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from £85 / 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 £81 / night

£479 - £975 / week

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from £81 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
A traditional 'Trullo/lamia' in a tranquil setting. Ideal for a couple or up to 4 people. There is ample space on the sunny, south-facing terrace for the table, chairs and sun loungers. A mature almond tree, a covered pergola and umbrellas provide shade.<br  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £385 / week

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from £35 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent!!” Very enjoyable long weekend break at 'The Retreat'. The converted chapel had everything we needed and the underfloor heating kept us nice & warm. The views were amazing and the hill-walking was just what we needed to get some fresh air. T  …see more

from £80 / night

£520 / week

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from £80 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Cosy and conveniently located.” Great atmosphere, well managed, excellent staff. We ate in every night as the ladies' cooking was so good! Lovely weather (sunny, with cool nights) and we really enjoyed our week.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfection in a romantic quiet setting.” This was a magical and fantastic way to start our journey of Portugal. Paola, was a magnificent host and her little cottage was beautifully appointed and the bed divine. There was a food market with the best wi  …see more

from £112 / night

£599 - £770 / week

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from £112 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ceglie Messapica holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

6 16 5 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Masseria Donno Santo is a Beautiful large trullo complex of 6-bedrooms, with private infinite swimming pool.Masseria Donno Santo is a very nice traditional trullo property with lamie that could accommodate up to 16 guests in four separate area of the property.<br /&g  …see more

from £230 / night

£1603 - £3206 / week

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from £230 / 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
Sugar Mill Tower — an alluring and lovely hideaway — ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, proposals, getaways & couple retreats. An English 4-poster bed dominates the romantic round room. 2nd BR has a full-size bed. Both are en suite. Includes 3 levels o  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 - £4000 / week

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from £286 / night

(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
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Lagor

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £129 / night

£419 - £642 / week

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from £129 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Zagora

5 5 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £26 / night

£86 - £218 / week

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from £26 / night

9

Le Beausset holiday tower rental

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
La Daby is a magical, tranquil, and fun place to have a holiday. The houses can be rented separately, as they have their own terraces and privacy surrounded by pine trees; or rented together. This works well if you are a group of families or friends.<br />Four Pea  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

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Magyarszombatfa / Kercaszomor

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £116 / night

£693 / week

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from £116 / 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
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 £99 / night

£500 / week

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from £99 / night

(10) Very Good 

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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

(23) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £99 / night

£700 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Dordogne / Daglan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £104 / night

£727 - £1795 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Very Good 

13

Landes / Josse

1 4 1 night min

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

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from £52 / night

£342 - £462 / week

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from £52 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Whashton

Richmond / Whashton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Idyllic location, beautifully crafted interior, attention to detail, area of outstanding beauty  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Coreggia

Alberobello / Coreggia

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
cosy complex of 5 cones with pool, just outside the characteristic centre of Alberobello, Unesco World Heritage. Located in an extremely quiet area which combines privacy, peace and a panoramic view, overlooking olive trees and trulli. The villa is situated at about 300  …see more

from £135 / night

£941 - £1368 / week

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from £135 / night

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Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Palmeraie De Targa

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Property Villa Dar Zina is the most famous house in Marrakech. The Villa Dar Zina has the architecture of a Riad but is located in a garden with palm trees and tropical plants, and you can refresh in a private swimming pool , that you dont find in traditional Riads. Y  …see more

from £847 / night

£5924 / week

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from £847 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in Camber

Rye / Camber

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Upmarket glamping!” After getting over the initial shock of the (seemingly tiny) size of the hut as we approached it, we found it to be tardis-like inside! It is beautifully designed and decorated and has everything you need for a short stay. If you w  …see more

from £100 / night

£610 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Urgup

Cappadocia / Urgup

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Ortahisar is very nice and peacfull in hard of Cappadocia  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £82 / night

£569 / week

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from £82 / night