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.
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
2 bedrooms trulli in a quite area of locorotondo.Beautiful trulli in the middle of most popular touristic town: Alberobello, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Ostuni.Very charming and singular, with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower.A very nice and quite garden …see more
TYPICAL PORTUGUESE BEACH HOUSE. COSY AND SIMPLE.LOCATED IN A NATURAL PARK IN THE WILD SIDE OF SOUTH PORTUGAL. CLOSE TO ALJEZUR.IDEAL FOR SURFERS, AND NATURE LOVERS.THE CLOSEST AIRPORT IS FARO - 2 HOURS DRIVE.BLUE HOUSE IS SITUATED AFTER VALES AND 2,5 KM DISTANCE FROM AR …see more
Named by the Sunday Times as one of Europe's finest holiday properties, and the only Cave House in their Top 50 'Sensational Villas' list! The Guardian (travel section 23/08/2014) says:-"We arrive at dusk, while it's still light enough to tell …see more
A cave house situated in the hills of Baza, Andalucia. The home is definitely unique and different from any place we had ever stayed. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 double and 1 single, two terraces (one a roof… More
Thank you for your kind reviews, both here and in our visitors book. We continually strive to make improvements (based on our visitors comments and our own observations) and to add extra quirky details. So, it really makes our day when our guests tell us how much they appreciate our efforts and that they have enjoyed their stay. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to do whatever we could to make your holiday a memorable experience - of the best kind! You will always be most welcome at Malutka Fairy's Grotto. How lovely it would be to greet you here again one day.
Beautiful romantic watermill, on the Banks of the Lozoya river. Off the beaten track surrounded by water and nature. Still only a short car drive away from the impressive historic herritage of Spain . Madrid (45 minutes), Segovia (45 minutes), El Escorial ( (60 minutes) …see more
Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
The villa sits in one of the most beautiful area south of Bari, surrounded by century-old olive trees. The villa consists of a 'trullo', a 'lamia' and an 'alcova'. There is a master bedroom, a twin bedroom with 2 single beds, a bathroom w …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
You have the opportunity to rent a magnificent Yacht-Hotel entire for you! She has 3 double cabins, 2 full bathrooms with hot water shower, galley with vitroceramic hob and microwave oven, fridge, dining room, outside lounge, solarium, cd player and air conditioning. Th …see more
Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
Simon and Sarah have allowed us to create a pop-up Glamping wonderland at their beautiful working farm in the lovely Northamptonshire countryside.
Our tradition luxury canvas bell tents will be waiting for you, fully furnished with comfy air beds and furniture, fresh …see more
Perfect as a tranquil getaway for small groups or for an extended family, the accommodation is arranged on 2 levels which you can use together or independently - each level having own entrances and shaded portico/pergola. You can rent the whole molino, or for a more ec …see more
“peaceful, restorative, clean and welcoming place”
Reviewed 21 Feb 2016
We visited again and loved it again - the house felt loved and well tended - with plants and flowers outside and food to welcome us in the fridge. we were with family and friends and enjoy the space a… More
“Lovely, quiet house in a beautiful part of Italy”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
This is a lovely old mill in a tranquil area. Good walking from the front door - even better with a car to nearby (and further away) marked trails. Local towns such as Arezzo, Apuglia, Citta di Cast… More
The Chapel offers comfortable accommodation and furnishings with original chapel character including stained glass windows, beams, chapel nooks and pulpit in main bedroom. Stunning views over the breathtaking scenery that is the Pembrokeshire coast. 5-10 minutes walk do …see more
“Perfect Escape for Holiday with friends and kids”
Reviewed 29 Nov 2012
I rented Chapel House for a girly get away with our 4 children (age 4-7).
It was November and blowing a gale but the stunning beach (5 mins walk away) stayed really sheltered and we spent our days … More
“beautiful place and spotless”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2012
Stayed at the chapel for the New Year. Stunning views from the master bedroom . Beautiful place to stay . Spotless throughout . Would recommend to all my family and friends . Great communication with … More
“Not as nice as it looks!”
Reviewed 10 Jun 2013
First the good news, the owner was very nice and responded immediately to our problem of not having heat upon arrival and she was a pleasure to work with while making the booking.
On the darker s… More
I was very surprised to read the review - the shower is new in the downstairs bathroom and has always provided a hot shower - I wonder if the guests did not switch on the power shower - there is a cord that controls that and as it is a power shower it always provides plenty of hot water. The fireplace has a gas stove with clear instructions to work and again has not caused any problems and the oven like all ovens has 2 heat control buttons for the two ovens and again hasn't caused any problems if the guests had called me or my cleaning team I could have talked them through the instructions and was unaware of any issues until reading this as they never contacted me. I have a 24 hour service if there is a problem and will always do my best to resolve any issue that the guests may have.
It's a very emotional place in which you can relax body, mind and you can feel your soul.
The old Castle of Gaiche has been very well restored 14 years ago and now is a luxury private property. Gaiche merits to be remembered not only for its historical vicissitudes bu …see more
This property is a 2 bedroom apartment within the beautifully refurbished 11th Century castle of Gaiche, The castle is accessed by driving 1.6km up a fairly steep winding road. The location is quiet… More
“Such a beautiful setting: the perfect place to relax whilst the children have fun exploring.”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
The apartment is very well appointed, and stylishly decorated and furnished. The kitchen is small but quite adequate and contained everything necessary for a week's stay. It was clean, comfortable and… More
“A haven of peace and quiet”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
The castle is in an excellent setting high up offering superb all round views.The accomodation is tastefully decorated and very well equiped and comfortable.The position of Gaiche is convenient for si… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
PINNACOLO VERDE, 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 situ …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
DEDICATED TO ALL NATURE LOVERS AND ADVENTURE SEEKERS ::
A complete experience for all age groups- Friends, Families, Corporate, Backpackers’
Like as - River Rafting, Camping,Trekking,Traveling.............Etc.
(A) - Water Adventure Sports/Games
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Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
*Skippered Hotel-boat* *Crewed Breaks, Holidays & Retreats* *Day Trips*
Spirited Away, a hosted narrowboat, is the perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British waterways. Prices are fully inclusive, with gorgeous boat-made meals, …see more
This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Po… More
“Wonderful way to spend a week”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Joined Tor for a week in October. Weather was awful, but having waterproofs meant that I could sit with Tor whilst she moved us away from the sound of the traffic. Weather improved as the week went on… More
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Enjoy a luxurious yacht trip with me & my small family through San Blas! I have room for 6 guests in 3 beds. This price is for 3 room for 6 people including food and drink. Please contact us for an accurate quote.
With me you can:
- Have 3 Italian cooked meals a day
- …see more
Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
This Mill House is a rustic rural retreat in the form of spacious and comfortably furnished gite. It is situated on its' own small river island and is set in a truly peaceful paradise. It can only be accessed on foot by crossing a narrow causeway bridge [this is origin …see more
I don't often write reviews but felt compelled to in this case.
The first thing to say about the Mill is that the location is absolutely stunning. You could really run out of superlatives to desc… More
“A very relaxing excellent stay”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
Stayed here in September 2015. We arrived to a very clean and tidy Gite in the nicest of surroundings within its ow lake.
Everything was exactly as described and couldn't have been better.
Rent this beautiful shepherds hut set in a idyllic location of a private four acre field with access to a its own woodlands. Discover and enjoy the natural wildlife that surrounds the hut including an active badger set, rabbits, hares, pheasant and wild deer or spot …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Have you ever dreamed of taking to the canals in a lovely narrowboat, floating peacefully amongst the splendour of our idyllic countryside? Well now you can…
Our lovely 58ft narrowboat, ‘Adele Marie’ is available for hire from September 2015. You can hire for a s …see more
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
“A relaxing week in beautifu and peaceful surroundings.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2015
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 particularly… More
Thank you for your lovely comments....it was a pleasure to have you aboard....hope to maybe see you again soon...
This is an alternative to staying in a hotel, experiencing the glamour of being on a yacht, 2 cabins in an Elegant Classic Motor Yacht 77ft with large sunbathing spaces, sitting room, dining room, outdoor dining and lounge areas. Mored in the elegant marina of Punta Ala …see more
This houseboat reflects the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Your are right in the centre on a triple A location: on the river Amstel next to the Skinny Bridge across from theatre Carre and the Hermitage, close to Waterloo Square.
The houseboat is in the Channel Distric …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
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Villa Val Lemme Castle is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rolling hills and forests. A truly serene rural setting nestled among vineyards and authentic Italian villages in the beautiful Piedmont region, just an hour from Milan and 40 minutes from Genoa. Villa Val Le …see more
A stunning converted Victorian Chapel and School House with period features, 'Bayswater' accommodation includes 4 large double bedrooms, conservatory, large walled garden, decking with bbq and a hot tub with countryside views across to St Ives Bay.Less than a mile from …see more
Excellent, spacious and comfortable accommodation, beautifully furnished with everything you need. Lovely conservatory and patio with hot tub and good sized enclosed garden for the dog. Good location … More
Not suitable for children; Ask about pets; Private garden;
This newly built yurt is available to rent and is situated in our garden in a sheltered spot in the heart of the village of Calstock in the Tamar Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
• Comfortable double bed
• A canvas, shelved wardrobe
• Room for a bl …see more