Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (875)

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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(14) Excellent 

7

Yurt rental in Poundsgate

Dartmoor National Park / Poundsgate

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
If you are looking for a holiday with a difference, a chance to unwind and reconnect with your loved ones, then this is the holiday for you. Set in an idyllic location on Dartmoor, Sunshine Yurt has the added bonus of being totally private.  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 / week

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from £105 / 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
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £800 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) 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 £128 / night

£820 - £1246 / week

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from £128 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £77 / night

£534 - £950 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Very Good 

8

Australia & New Zealand holiday beach hut rental

Margaret River Region / Dunsborough

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
Whatmans - A modern interpretation of the classic beach house. Leave your worries behind and switch off.... this home has been designed to fit in with the natural surrounds, creating a feeling of being at one with the environment. While away the hours relaxing u  …see more

from £233 / night

£1627 / week

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from £233 / night

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Vermenton holiday houseboat rental

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Discover the French countryside from the deck of a luxury canal boat. Cruising in Burgundy on France's most beautiful canal you pass scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, and past Cathedrals and Chateaux, stopping only to enjoy the superb local food and w  …see more

from £243 / night

£1695 - £2712 / week

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from £243 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
kayaking fishing chilling great outdoor location very private private 10 mph road private off road parking gas bbq loads of boats x5 double kayaks x3 single kayaks canadian 17ft canoe x1 rowing boat 3 man fishing gas bbq under cover outside bar gamesroomluxur  …see more

from £258 / night

£1344 / week

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from £258 / 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 £103 / night

£721 - £1780 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ancona holiday castle rental

Province of Ancona / Ancona

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets
The charming interior, the 13th century arches and walls make Il Castello di Dante the ideal place to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this unique land.  …see more

from £49 / night

£323 / week

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from £49 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday riad 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
“Great views, location, rooms and food” We rented the whole villa for two couples (and when we realised there was another bedroom we offered that to our guide, who gratefully took up the offer, by the way we used Morocco Expert Tours, they were great -  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £1017 / week

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from £128 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Yurt rental in Poundsgate

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
Get back to nature in a traditional Mongolian yurt on Dartmoor in Devon. Enjoy a unique and magical experience. Each of our two yurts is totally private with its own rustic kitchen, compost toilet, shower and firepit. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity!  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 / week

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from £105 / 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.Four Peaceful Houses  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

23

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.Ideal  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £315 / week

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from £35 / 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 £85 / night

£500 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Bali

Rethymnon Prefecture / Bali

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Unique and Beautiful Hidden Gem” Staying in the castle is a one-of-a-kind experience. The castle is a work of art, the grounds are well-maintained, the pool is wonderful, and the views are unbelievable. This is the only place to stay if you choose to  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / 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 £80 / night

£475 - £967 / week

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from £80 / night

24

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
Enjoy a peaceful retreat in a traditional trulli. Discover the charm of this traditional house in our property Trulli il Castagno. It has been fully renovated and furnished, can accommodate from 2 up to 5 people in four trullo-houses with own bathroom and kitchen.Trulli  …see more

from £63 / night

£439 - £528 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Holiday boathouse in Blanchetown

South Australia / Blanchetown

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A very popular 2 - 4 berth houseboat, Scallywag is a breeze to drive and very economical to run. Scallywag is big enough to give you tons of space, but small enough to make you feel confident in setting forth as Captain of your own vessel! Modern, light and airy, take  …see more

from £155 / night

£821 / week

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from £155 / night

(6) Very Good 

21

Assisi holiday tower rental

Province of Perugia / Assisi

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The Torre is a two storey villa overlooking Assisi. It is a medieval watch tower, used as a lookout for the Assisi Army in it's wars against Perugia. Surrounded by green fields and sunflowers, it is a marvellous place to relax and discover Umbria. The first flo  …see more

from £68 / night

£424 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Holiday boathouse in Larantuka

Flores / Larantuka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We are located on sandy beach, with beautiful white sand and wonderful sea view,which can take your breath away.We are new PADI DIVE OPERATOR .Larantuka has 500 years of Portuguese heritage and magnificent landscapes ideal for Adventure.Flores rivals some of worlds best  …see more

from £40 / night

£278 / week

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from £40 / night

(17) Excellent 

18

West Country 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 £60 / night

£325 - £725 / week

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from £60 / 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 - £1500 / week

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from £92 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

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

£526 - £763 / week

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from £77 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Brindisi / San Michele Salentino

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £128 / night

£890 - £2162 / week

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from £128 / 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

 …see more

from £116 / night

£806 - £2077 / week

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from £116 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

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 valleyThe Le Mans race track is  …see more

from £51 / night

£306 - £318 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday watermill in Aurignac

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Spacious and comfortable holiday home or B&B with mini farm for children. Small river to swim and to play with private beach, nicer than a swimming pool. Sun and shade with a nice hammock to relax in a private setting in the countryside.  …see more

from £47 / night

£416 - £2373 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

 …see more

from £34 / night

£255 / week

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from £34 / 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 £111 / night

£594 - £763 / week

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from £111 / night

18

Southern Italy holiday trullo rental

Ostuni / Casalini

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated midway between Ostuni and Cisternino, in the heart of Valle d'Itria, Trulleto is a trullo with private pool that can accommodate up to 6 people. Trulleto offers three double bedrooms (one with fireplace), a bathroom with shower, a living room with fireplace and  …see more

from £85 / night

£573 - £1534 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rhone / Lyon

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £64 / night

£356 - £594 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday tented camp in South East England

Hampshire / Fareham

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Beautiful bell tent and cosy wood cabin. Each sleep 2 and can be set up as doubles or singles. Cabin has shower, toilet, mini kitchen, bbq, seating area, TV/DVD & sunny deck. True glamping - no sharing with other campers. Perfect for families, small groups or 2 couples.  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) 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
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 £32 / night

£159 / week

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from £32 / night

(17) Excellent 

23

Yacht rental in Central and South America

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
Looking for a lifetime holiday experience, with friends, kids, or just the two of you ? Check us out :) Cinco is a lovely 47 feet monohull with 5 double cabins, and large comfortable areas to relax, enjoy the tropical waters.Your crew, Jaad and Lourdes would be happy to  …see more

from £397 / night

£2778 / week

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from £397 / night

(2) Very Good 

50

Holiday windmill with shared pool in Antiparos

Cyclades / Antiparos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
This unique stucture is located in ANTIPAROS 8km(5 miles) from the center of the village of Antiparos.This year the Windmill is FULLY RENOVATED!Antiparos is a small island oposite of Paros.It offers all the necessary facilities for a dreamy holiday in Gre  …see more

from £102 / night

£594 - £2077 / week

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from £102 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday riad with swimming pool in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxury riad with 3 ensuite bedrooms, roof terrace and plunge pool. Daily Moroccan breakfast included.  …see more

from £94 / night

£560 - £814 / week

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from £94 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Pateley Bridge

North Yorkshire / Pateley Bridge

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage” We stayed at The Old Chapel for a walking holiday with family and 2 dogs, the cottage was beautiful, furnished to a very high standard and with everything you could need. The surrounding area and views were lovely and we found it a rel  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Province of Bari / Polignano a Mare

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Holiday castle in Valognes

Manche / Valognes

8 15 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
From 500 euros to 650 euros per night, from 3200 euros to 4700 euros per week. 16 th century manor house located near Valognes, Cherbourg (ferries, 25 km) and the d-day beaches with Utah beach , Omaha beach and sainte mere l’église. You will be made very welcome  …see more

from £509 / night

£3221 - £3645 / week

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from £509 / night

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Holiday tented camp in Farmoor

Oxford / Farmoor

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We have two beautifully furnished luxury bell tents available to book either together or separately. We have subtly styled the interiors in the theme of Lewis Carolls 'Alice in Wonderland'. Including the Mad Hatter Bell and Alice Bell tent. Each tent sleeps up to 5 pe  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 / week

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from £80 / night