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 large motor yacht with 4 guest cabins and 3 guest bathrooms situated in Marina Port Forum, between 2 beaches, and about a 45 minute walk along the ocean to the center of Barcelona.
Each cabin has individual air conditioning and heating, a safe box, and a private bathr …see more
Le Vigne, a historic stone watermill, has been restored in recent years to a high standard. It sits in a peaceful, hilly, rural retreat setting alongside a crystal-clear brook, which flows much of the year. It is a great spot for a family holiday in a 'country co …see more
We have had a wonderful and magical week at the Mulino Le Vigne. Despite some challenging driving on the about 2 km dirt road to the Mill, our rental car escaped unscathed and the rewards on arrival s… More
Dar Zennou is a traditional Moroccan courtyard house, or riad, in the heart of the Marrakech medina. Its prime central location is only 100m from the souks and 250m from the famous square Jemaa El Fna.
The entire house is rented in exclusivity only. Enjoy the luxury …see more
In the mountains north of Almuñecar (on the southern coast of spain) resides secluded wild nature in the pine trees. Here we have two luxury yurts for rental.
We live in the house a couple of minutes below, and the whole space is just a 5 minute walk down to the b …see more
This incredible holiday home in Chianti is located on the hills, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, facing the Arno valley and the Pratomagno mountain range, just south of Florence (15km). It is a Tuscan medieval tower house and is part of a hamlet. The tower, or …see more
If you have ever fancied trying camping but don't own a tent or just would like to have a very different holiday experience our pod could be for you. Set next to our birdwatching hide you can have a secluded stay on our site, the pod is situated next to our camping …see more
This is a lovely pod located on a family farm. We chose this pod as we wanted a weekend away for the bank holiday weekend and wanted electric. Its a perfect size and the air bed is comfy. We heard no … More
“Excellent place to be around nature”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2015
Me and my friend stayed their for 4 nights and it was a lovely experiece for both of us. The place was lovely, we were never disturbed, we had privacy, the pod was warm and cozy!! I like how they had … More
“A great first camping experience on a family friendly site”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2015
We stayed here for 4 nights in the camping pod. We are a family of four with 2 small kids (2 and 5 years). The site is well set up with playground and toilet/Washing facilities close by. The kids lov… More
Edge Hill one of Cairns oldest & most picturesque suburb - just five minutes from the airport and five minutes from downtown Cairns.
We are located within walking distance to the trendy little village of Edge Hill with a selection of restaurants, Japanese, Tapas, Chine …see more
Come and enjoy a camping holiday with a difference at Carr's Hill.
Our Luxury Safari Tents offer you and your family an outdoor adventure under canvas yet provide the comforts of home.
Wake up to fresh air and stunning views over the Stirlingshire countryside. Relax …see more
Moulin de Neuffons (Mill of the Nine Fountains). Recently restored, this 12th Century water mill is in a truly magical location set on its own small island on the river Dropt. Accessible by a wide bridge the mill has three terraces, each planted with English roses and l …see more
Despite the weather being unseasonal for July we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Le Neuffons.
The Mill is fabulous and remains traditional to it's roots. What you see in the pictures is definitely… More
"Casa Girasole" is based on a 200 years old traditional trullo that only is to be found in this particular region of Puglia. This kind of trullo differs from the more well known trulli of Alberobello, it has a flat cap in stead of a pointed hat, but from a con …see more
"The Tower" is a charmingly restored, comfortably appointed medieval tower recorded in history as far back as the XII century and likely situated on the site of an ancient Roman villa suggested by the various fragments found in the tower's construction. T …see more
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
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
“Fantastic! A wonderful place for families”
Reviewed 15 Aug 2013
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, bu… More
This traditional watermill is fully restored and remarkably well maintained in order to provide an unforgettable stay for its users. Delightfully located on the right bank of the Rio Neiva, this mill consists of two distinct but interconnected sections. A social area wi …see more
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th …see more
Loweswater Yurt is a 6 metre diameter traditional Mongolian Yurt which sleeps 6 people comfortably. It has a double bed and folding beds to sleep another 4 people. It has an open skylight through which you can view the stars without any night pollution. There is also a …see more
If you think a holiday onboard a yacht sounds cramped, you haven't experienced a Turkish gulet. Built for comfort rather than speed, a gulet cruise is the ideal family holiday. Even the most energetic children are kept occupied with the chance to explore a new loca …see more
Classic wooden houseboat located in Alcantara, between Commerce Square and Belem. Close to the National Ancient Art Museum, Tram 15. But only half an hour by tram to the beaches at Estoril and Cascais . Very close to two night clubs, and some great restaurants There is …see more
Rogheta was an ancient hermitage and now is a charming country house with swimming pool and Jacuzzi in the very heart of the etrurian Tuscany, between Volterra and the sea.
When you feel the need for some rest and relax, right when the rush in your life brings you to l …see more
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 sat… More
Hi Jens, thank you very much for your review. About driveway to the house and the last 150 m. of dirty road the next week we'll fix them. Best regards Francesco
Medieval Little Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence.
Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking v …see more
Tipi and bell tent camping set in beautiful meadow and woodland. Well equipped, attractively furnished tents and tipis with wooden floors and beds with cosy duvets and blankets and heated by either a wood burning stove on indoor fire bowl. The pitches are secluded from …see more
This is an alternative to staying in a hotel, experiencing the glamour of being on a yacht, 1 cabin with ensuite bathroom in an Elegant Classic Motor Yacht 77ft with large sunbathing spaces, sitting room, dining room, outdoor dining and lounge areas. Mored in the elegan …see more
Fernbrook Windmill comprises a modern fully-serviced house built in a Classic Cape style around the original windmill that served the Fernbrook Estate. The original windmill was built in 1881 to draw fresh water for the Fernbrook Estate. A 'Cape Style' additio …see more
You can camp all year round in our traditional barn, with cosy wood burning stove.
Our quaint remote Camping Barn, just outside the village of Alstonefield, stands at the foot of Narrowdale hill and enjoys stunning views. It is reached by an old bridle path which has be …see more
We (4 lads) came to the peaks to do a couple of decent walks, and were incredibly impressed with the standard of the barn......dry and surprisingly warm even before getting the log burner going! Plent… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay
We love to welcome walkers, with dale walks from the door, our barn is the perfect venue. Glad you intend to return.
“A great night's 'indoor camping'”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2016
I booked this place to stay after finding it on a camping/accomodation search nead Dovedale...
Stayed for just one night with my father who is recovering from surgery and my teenage son for a bit of … More
Thank you for taking the time to do this kind review and we hope to see you again in early December! Remember to bring plenty of warm clothing and bedding.
“Brilliant venue for family/friends get together!”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2016
10 of us plus a dog stayed in this barn in February 2016 for a walking holiday. It's a great space for a get-together. The owners were very helpful when it came to arranging keys/parking. The barn is … More
Thank you so much for the 5 star review Natalie - much appreciated
Before this Winter we hope to insulate the roof space to make upstairs retain the heat better. We are planning to do this without spoiling the character of the barn and maintain the visibility of the lovely old internal beams.
Yes, the old bridal path leading to the barn can be a challenge for low cars, pleased you managed it. We upgrade the lane when we can but as it is a bridal path we are not allowed to tarmac it or alter its appearance too much. Anyone concerned about the lane is most welcome to park at the farmhouse where there is ample room and extra cars can be parked here if necessary, however we do encourage people to car share when possible.
Hope you will return
Palazzo Portole is a large property on the edge of the charming, historic town of Oprtalj. Standing in a beautifully landscaped private walled garden with a secluded swimming pool, outdoor dining room, a tower with roof terrace, 5 stunning bedrooms, large living room & …see more
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
IN THE MEDIEVAL BORGO OF ISCHIA DI CASTRO, PUBLISHED ON MAGAZINES,ETRUSCAN AND MEDIEVAL LUXURY CAVE HOUSE. BEATIFULLY FURNISHED AND RESTORED ENTIRELY BIOLOGICALLY,10 MINUTES FROM BOLSENA LAKE, 20 MINUTES FROM THE SEASIDE ,TUSCANIA ,TARQUINIA,PITIGLIANO AND VITERBO 10 …see more