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.
“A calm, peaceful retreat, perfect for 'gathering thoughts, and making future plans'...” My partener was at college in Matlock over 35 years ago, he stayed in Wirksworth for 6months before moving up North. He was amazed at how much it had changed, for
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 w… More
Glad you enjoyed the Retreat. Yes the Royal Oak is a great pub and dog-friendly too!
“lovely umbrian countryside weekend escape” We had experienced the borga castle over a past weekend escape to the umbrian countryside. Conveniently located between the lake and Perugia which offers a wide variety of different day trip options and local
My wife and I traveled to Italy and stayed at the Borgia Castle with some friends and family. First of all, the castle is spectacular and even more beautiful then we could have imagined. The picture… More
“Great get away With friends and family”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2012
Car required but easy acess on auto strada to places such as Perugia, passanago, Florence Rome etc.. Great base for Umbria and Tuscany. Everything a group of friends or family require to get away and … More
“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
We would like to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. St Mary's Chapel was a delightful and unusual holiday let, in a glorious setting by the Tal-y-llyn lake beneath the impressive Cadair Idris. In… More
Thank you both for this kind review .I'm so pleased that your daughter recommended St.Mary's to you ..it's good to know that your likes are simular ..!
Hope to see you again one day .
“A perfect stay in a perfect location”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
Having travelled to North Wales numerous times, St Mary's has to be one of the prettiest places i've been too.
Ideally located for travelling to the coast, both West and North, but quiet enough for… More
Thanks for this positive review ...it was a pleasure to meet you both ...I'm well pleased that you enjoyed your stay at St.Mary's with it's beautiful surroundings ...and it would be good to see you here again one day ...
Reviewed 5 Jul 2014
My wife Sammi and I love places that have history, Tal y Llyn Chapel oozes it. Peter has lovingly restored the chapel with great care not to destroy the true beauty of such an historic building. He w… More
Thank you both for coming so far to stay at St.Mary's .....it was an absolute pleasure to have you visit ...you really appreciated this historic building ....and I will look forward to welcoming you here again one day...
“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
“Lovely accommodation, beautiful weather and ideal location.” Thankyou for a lovely visit. Not only were we incredibly lucky with the weather, we also found an absolute gem in staying at the old mill. It has been renovated beautifully and offered every
We have found an absolute gem of a property at Le Moulin De La Combe, an idyllic property and grounds where we all enjoyed a fantastic stay.
The Property is a wonderfully restored Watermill, comple… More
Thank you Richard & everybody else for your kind comments ! When we started in 1999 our moto was that "We aime to please at Le Moulin De La Combe" it still is and always will be ;-).
Reviewed 28 Jun 2014
What a fantastic place! Lovely gardens and grounds, the setting is magnificent and the quality of the accommodation is possibly the best we have ever found in many years of gite rentals in France. The… More
“lovely property great friendly owners”
Reviewed 15 Dec 2012
the owner has put a lot of hard work into the property to retain its historical interest ,Good value for money .Owner very helpful property presented very well clean and well presented.… More
“Very nice house” Nice house, incredible wiews. The gravel road to the house was a bit bumpy and took a while...If you like a pieceful place and dont mind it take a while to get to the civilization you will be very satisfied with this place.
“Great time with great friends” Lovely relaxing time . Very rural and quiet. Lovely house . Great fete in Saint Christophe with an amazing firework display . Great walks with the children all set in beautiful surroundings.
We were first attracted to the Moulin by the photos, and we were not disappointed. What you see is what you get. It is a magic property, in a beautiful, if unspectacular, part of rural France.
Reviewed 17 Oct 2012
Aug 12 was our fifth visit to Moulin de Marousse and as expected we had a really great time. Peaceful surroundings and a large house means we do not get in each others space. Moulin has
everything f… More
“Fabulous house and location”
Reviewed 25 Sep 2012
We stayed at moulin de Marousse for one week in September . The house was spotlessly cleaned on arrival. We were made welcome with an arrival pack.
The house is spacious and in a beautiful location… More
“What a "Brilliant" place” Firstly, I would like to thank both Ilenia & Baldo for there friendly hospitality and help whilst in Italy (the help with the luggage to the accommodation was a great help - as we were touring Italy).
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“Perfect!” Our family of four (two young children) stayed at the Mill for a week in August. We loved the place. The house is beautifully decorated - very tasteful and charming. Lovely bedrooms with really comfortable beds and nice bedlinen. Nice spaci
“This beautiful home is set in stunning tuscan hills - exactly how you have dreamt it”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2012
We stayed in this old Mill. It's like a fairy tale from the glass in the floor so you can see the original mill to the surrounding hills. It's exactly how you imagine Tuscany. The local town is of … More