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.
15 minutes from the capital, this magnificent estate is tucked away in the quiet outskirts of Paris. Much like Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet, the property was orignally the country estate of aristrocrats who sought a rural escape from life in the city. The house was c …see more
“A relaxing week in beautifu and peaceful surroundings.” A very relaxing week on the beautiful Shropshire Union canal near Chester. There were many good canal side pubs and restaurants along the way. Martin and Ann were extremely helpful and we particu
A better than average hire boat. Good seating and tv , proper dinning table and chairs, good sized shower and 2 comfortable beds. The log/coal fire was a nice extra and much appreciated on the cold ni… More
Many thanks for that fantastic review...We are very pleased that you enjoyed it and we have already actioned the points your suggested. We'd love to have you aboard again sometime...
“Loved every minute!!”
Reviewed 23 Mar 2016
We had a fantastic time, the boat was really nice, with lots of little extra touches like toiletries, biscuits..!! It was well equipped with everything that we needed for cooking and a great wood bur… More
Thank you for this lovely review. We are made up you enjoyed it and that it's hooked you. We would love to have you aboard again sometime
“wonderful boat, helpful owners”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2015
we found the adele marie comfortable, clean, and easy to handle, a really enjoyable week, the log burner kept everybody really warm, and martin, the owner couldn't have been more helpful, highly recom… More
Thanks for that fab review...it was a pleasure to have you all aboard...hope to see you again soon...
Our large houseboat is especially suitable for groups up to 14 people.It's located in a quite neighborhood in the north of Amsterdam but close to the town center.7 bedrooms and a large living area gives you enough space for a joyful time in Amsterdam.Ne …see more
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 in this property in a quiet environment with 2.5 ha of landscaped garden …see more
From 750 euros to 800 euros per night, from 4400 euros to 5100 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 v …see more
“A beautiful, relaxing and comfortable windmill” The windmill was exactly what we wanted and expected. It was cosy and well-appointed. Perfect for a relaxing trip, we spent our days reading, cooking and eating - reveling in the quiet. The 360 degree vi
“Wonderful accomodation in stunning surroundings!”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
The "Windmill of the Sun" is a fabulous property in stunning surroundings. The views are breathtaking. We found the property to be extremely well appointed and the pool and barbeque were a lovely bonu… More
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
This is a 1420 castle very close to the capital, Dublin. You can have a thoroughly country experience yet be in the City in 40 mins. Its a family house so you will enjoy an intimate atmosphere that you can make your own for the stay. …see more
“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
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2016
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 well prepare… More
Reviewed 13 Feb 2015
Fabulous property, excellent value for money.
To go and see the area in January in the snow was superb.
A very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.… More
“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.
We stayed here in January with our three children aged 5, 7 and 8. Initially we were going to stay outside the Medina but are glad we changed our minds! Dar Soulahfa is a beautiful Riad with immaculat… More
“Great house in a great location.”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
A lovely house with excellent friendly staff. Beautifully restored riad with total privacy centrally located, yet in a quiet backstreet near all the sights. We took 3 kids (9,6 and 2 years) and my 83 … More
Il trullo del Signor Giuseppe ci è rimasto nel cuore. Io e miei amici abbiamo passato due settimane di totale immersione nella tranquillità della natura salentina e al fresco della casa che essendo … More
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 r …see more
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
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, …see more
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Alapuzha (Venice of the East) or Alleppey as it is popularly known is the most prominent township in the backwaters. The Backwaters of Kerala is a network of interconnected canals, rivers …see more
“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
“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
I didn't imagine such a lovely place. These were my first hollidays outside France with my children, and they ask me when we were on the ferry back to Italy and then France, when we are back to the c… More
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you in Greece.Our castle is always open for you.
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
“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
Gorgeous apartment in a medieval tower in the chianti. Rich in atmosphere and charme, excellent location for visiting the Chianti and Florence, as well as to relax far from the madding crowd. …see more
Thousands of foreigner and local people visit this little town of Mediterranean, the capital of light, Kas.Kas draw attention with its history, blue and clean sea and fascinating nature.Many different tour opportunities will be waiting for you during you Kas travel …see more
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
Moored on 5 acres of lake and wetland habitat, each houseboat has a private jetty with onshore boathouse and parking. Fishing for Rainbow Trout, with wildlife in abundance. Proximity to North coast makes this a great base for exploring Cornwall and Devon. …see more
sito eccellente, sentirsi a casa in un attimo, servizio attento e simpatico. I pasti, su richiesta, sono prelibati e gustosi nella piena tradizione marocchina. Abdou e' un eccellente anfitrione… More
“...quasi una vacanza!!!!”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2013
Per raggiungere il riad ci si inoltra nella medina, dove si assaporano i profumi, i colori e le voci del marocco, e ci coglie lo stupore per la pace e la tranquillità che si trovano all'interno e cos… More
“spacieu et confortable”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2013
acceuil sampathique et pro, le riyad est spacieux, bien équipé et confortable,
en plein centre et proche de toutes commodités, on apprécie l'eau chaude à tous les étages ( pas tjr le cas aille… More
Merci pour vos commentaires et nous nous réjouissons de vous avoir à nouveau nos clients!
L’équipe Ryad les sultanes
Umbrian castle tower with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining terrace, garden, living room with fireplace, 30 minutes to airport Perugia-Assisi. Self-catering holiday home near Spoleto, Montefalco, Spello, Bevagna, Campello. Nature walks and museum tours.& …see more
Trullo del Melograno, is one of 2 units of Estate Pignataro, a real XVIII century trullo with pool surrounded by a green park, situated in the suggestive “Itria valley” of Apulia. It's ideal for romantic holiday! …see more
Fantastic castel situated only 45 km from Vienna,Austria. Close to the "Wachau", with its famous vineyards, monasteries, castles and small old villages,one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Perfect for sightseeing tour. Private Pool and tennis court …see more
“Fantastic! A wonderful place for families” We were a family group of 17 adults and 4 children, the place was perfect for us.
Beautiful setting, great pool and facilities for small children. Dining room and terrace with seating for us all, but also e
We were a family party of 28 ranging from 18 months to 60 plus. The accommodation was ideal with sufficient bedrooms. The covered dining terrace was brilliant and with excellent weather we were able t… More