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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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26

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £87 / night

£783 / week

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from £87 / night

34

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £174 / night

£1044 - £1305 / week

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from £174 / night

(3) Good 

11

Marne-la-Vallee / Torcy

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £35 / night

£218 - £583 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

16

Private Bush Camp - Amboseli - Amboseli Eco-system tented camp sleeps 8

Rift Valley Province / Amboseli Eco-system

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Located on the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro this rustic bush camp enjoys fantastic views. 3 classic safari tents accommodate 6 people comfortably. A kitchen, outdoor fireplace and a comfortable lounge makes this the ideal base to discover the Amboseli area. Two caretaker  …see more

from £74 / night

£385 - £708 / week

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from £74 / night

35

Halong Paloma Cruise - Halong Bay houseboat sleeps 46

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

20 46 1 night min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 46
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Housed in a traditional wooden boat, Halong Paloma Cruise offers luxurious cabins with stunning views of the well-known Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as a New World Wonder 2011. It has a rooftop sun terrace and provides free Tai Chi lesson on board  …see more

from £189 / night

£1320 / week

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from £189 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Bamboo Garden (Love shack) - Siargao Island beach hut sleeps 2

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Bamboo Garden located in Pacifico Siargao Island is the perfect placefor the Budget Conscious traveler, Back -packer or Surfer .Built in a Comfortable Native style that blends in with the localenvironment we assure that your stay with us will surely be amemorable one .J  …see more

from £12 / night

£81 / week

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from £12 / night

(14) Excellent 

37

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxury roman  …see more

from £180 / night

£1551 / week

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from £180 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Dar Ettouahen - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 10

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacio  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

20

Finistere / Landerneau

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £140 / night

£479 / week

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from £140 / night

7

Linssen 34.9AC - Vermenton houseboat sleeps 6

Yonne / Vermenton

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
The Linssen 34.9AC is a luxury canal boat with two cabins cruising on the French Inland Waterways. Based on the Nivernais in Burgundy, France's most beautiful canal, you can cruise through scenic countryside, ancient towns and villages, visit Cathedrals and Chateau  …see more

from £249 / night

£1740 - £2305 / week

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from £249 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Patu / Marina San Gregorio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £35 / night

£174 - £305 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £693 / night

£4847 / week

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from £693 / night

11

Sarthe / Louplande

6 20 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £60 / night

£305 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Mani Castle Experience - Pagkia castle sleeps 10

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
For prices please email us! About the castle: An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views. Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £1011 / week

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from £69 / night

30

Province of Brescia / Vezza d'Oglio

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £53 / night

£218 - £696 / week

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from £53 / night

5

Lot-et-Garonne / Bajamont

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £70 / night

£305 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Easter Island / Hanga Roa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £62 / night

£324 / week

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from £62 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Riad in Asilah - Asilah riad sleeps 9

Tangier-Tetouan Region / Asilah

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning riad of 280 m2 in the heart of the Medina of Asilah, in a quiet environment. Stylish decoration.Patio with orange tree and 2 large terraces (40m2 +50 m2). From the upper terrace there are views of the sea, and in the bottom there is a small pool. 4 bedrooms, 2  …see more

from £87 / night

£608 - £739 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

(4) Very Good 

25

Haute-Corse / Ventiseri

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £44 / night

£305 - £696 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Excellent 

36

AfriCamps Klein Karoo - Oudtshoorn tented camp sleeps 5

Western Cape / Oudtshoorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
AfriCamps Klein Karoo is set in the middle of a pristine Karoo landscape with direct views on the Swartberg Mountains and offers guests the perfect backdrop to relax in the tranquil surroundings. AfriCamps created a unique outdoor experiences under canvas, where guests  …see more

from £45 / night

£313 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Very Good 

20

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £40 / night

£218 - £235 / week

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from £40 / night

11

Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / night

24

Le Charme - Saint-Fargeau castle sleeps 18

Yonne / Saint-Fargeau

7 18 4 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large and luxury castle with private pool in Mezilles, Burgundy, France for 18 persons. The castle is situated in a hilly, rural and wooded area, close to restaurants and bars and at 10 km from Toucy. The castle has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 1 guest toilet, spread ove  …see more

from £485 / night

£3392 - £3914 / week

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from £485 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Maison Melrose - Vouvray cave house sleeps 6

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries. The house has 3 double rooms and can be rented throughout the year for 2, 4 or 6 people. A minimum of 2 nights is requir  …see more

from £174 / night

£957 - £1131 / week

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from £174 / night

(36) Very Good 

21

Give Doughri, Essaouira - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 8

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
This luxurious and spacious property is located in a quiet residential street a short walk from the Medina. The roof terrace offers spectacular panoramic views of the town, is sun drenched all day and faces the beach and the Medina. The private terrace has a shaded perg  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(30) Very Good 

16

Darsal - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 8

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
Darsal is a beautiful, carefully restored Riad in a tradional style, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant, exciting old medina just a few minutes walk to centre of the medina, beach and port . Whether relaxing in the tranquil 2nd floor salon with t  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

Kuta Villanueva Inn - Coron castle sleeps 30

Busuanga Island / Coron

8 30 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Kuta Villanueva Inn is a castle inspired lodging accommodation. It is located along a main road - Governor's Avenue, a quiet area but the busy town is within reach by a colorful and winding long walk or by a tricycle, which is the popular mode of transportation. Kuta  …see more

from £20 / night

£135 / week

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from £20 / night

5

Mount Abode - Rishikesh tented camp sleeps 18

Uttarakhand / Rishikesh

10 18 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
An old heritage village sitting on top of the mighty Shivalik ranges, overlooking the majestic Ganga is where MOUNT ABODE is located. The place seeks to reclaim the serenity and peace which its dwellers enjoyed generations back. In pursuit of peace and true happiness,  …see more

from £18 / night

£124 / week

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from £18 / night

(11) Very Good 

21

Cool Runnings Rustic Chalets - Tugela Mouth beach hut sleeps 15

KwaZulu-Natal / Tugela Mouth

7 15 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Cool Runnings Backpackers / Chalets is situated on the North Bank of the Tugela River an hours drive from Durban and about 40 minutes from Ballito on the North Coast of KZN. Our accommodation is rustic yet comfortable. We have 2 x outside rondawels with double beds an  …see more

from £15 / night

£105 / week

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from £15 / night

(7) Excellent 

45

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 £82 / night

£487 - £1018 / week

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from £82 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Petit Payot Beach Hut - Ste Anne beach hut sleeps 4

Praslin Island / Ste Anne

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Petit Payot Beach HutPetit Payot Beach Hut is located at St Sauver at the south of Praslin island. The beach hut gets its name from the Black Parrot, endemic only Praslin island! The Black parrots are more common on this part of the island and the tropical seaside déc  …see more

from £131 / night

£914 - £1218 / week

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from £131 / night

(30) Excellent 

12

Oasis Houseboat - Central Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.Situated on the beautiful Raamgr  …see more

from £174 / night

£1044 - £1653 / week

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from £174 / night

7

A tree house, a free house, a secret u & me house. - Gokarna tree house sleeps 2

Karnataka / Gokarna

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Private garden
You will live up here in a small paradise up in a tree house listening to the distant sound of the ocean, lots of differenet birds singing in the trees and chipmonks. Here a bit off the beach you see monkeys jumping in the trees, squirells chasing each other and the bes  …see more

from £70 / night

£487 / week

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from £70 / night

(22) Excellent 

20

Pantheos Romantic Houseboat - Jordaan houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellen  …see more

from £157 / night

£1218 - £2348 / week

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from £157 / night

(4) Very Good 

19

Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£392 - £670 / week

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from £61 / night

13

South Region / Kribi

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £54 / night

£331 / week

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from £54 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Nubra Ecolodge and Desert Camp Sumur Nubra Valley - Leh tented camp sleeps 12

Ladakh / Leh

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Nubra ecolodge is a family run ecotourism venture, located near Sumur sand dunes in the Nubra Valley. The landscape facing the confluence of Shyok and Nubra rivers is the natural habitat for seabuckthorn, wild flowers and desert wildlife.The land has been planted with p  …see more

from £70 / night

£485 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Ardeche / Fabras

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £53 / night

£261 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Excellent 

43

Villa Colucci - Fasano trullo sleeps 5

Province of Brindisi / Fasano

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The villa advantage is not only the surrounding enchanting landscape, but also its position near the highlights of the region such as Alberobello, Ostuni, Cisternino, Polignano a Mare etc.The house with a 3000 sqm property .All the rooms furnished in ethnic style and ar  …see more

from £122 / night

£853 - £1005 / week

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from £122 / night

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