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Unusual holiday homes (1389)

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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Holiday shepherds hut in Beaworthy

Beaworthy / Germansweek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Lovely place in picturesque surroundings” This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter time. Woode  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 / week

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from £55 / night

(37) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

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
“Simply great” We had a great time and we were so well looked after. The breakfasts were amazing! The house was very clean. We just loved it and would return in the future. It was also very good value.  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut rental

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
Wake up on the hut's veranda, enjoy the view of the ocean towards Mahe and the surrounding lush tropical forests perfectly complimented by the local birds singing away. This part of the island sees very little traffic and one has a sense of being at one with nature  …see more

from £127 / night

£883 - £1177 / week

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from £127 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of  …see more

from £158 / night

£1386 - £2311 / week

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from £158 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Amboseli Eco-system

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 £75 / night

£394 - £725 / week

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from £75 / night

34

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 2 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £473 / night

£2977 / week

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from £473 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Holiday riad with golf nearby in Asilah

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
Possibility of hiring a person for cleaning and / or cooClose to restaurants, cafes, shops, markets, pharmacy, etc..10 minutes of beautiful beaches with restaurants serving fresh fish, and with the possibility of day trips to Tangier, Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Larache ...  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 / week

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from £84 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad accommodation

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
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

12

Emilia-Romagna / Monte Cerignone

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £22 / night

£1177 / week

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from £22 / night

38

Holiday beach hut in General Luna

Siargao Island / General Luna

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
Perfect location.has many more things to offer than just surfing. Rock pools,waterfalls, diving, kayaking, deep sea fishing, island hopping, partying, etc etc.For surfing it has many breaks for such a small island,30+,suitable for all levels from begginer to experienced  …see more

from £9 / night

£67 / week

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from £9 / night

(7) Very Good 

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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 £38 / night

£211 - £227 / week

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from £38 / night

(17) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(53) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Haven in the middle of backwaters” Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats before reaching  …see more

from £126 / night

£882 / week

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from £126 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Saint-Julien-en-Born / Contis-les-Bains

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £51 / night

£253 / week

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from £51 / night

(17) Excellent 

60

Fes / Fes Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £76 / night

£454 - £930 / week

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from £76 / night

(32) Excellent 

12

Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other houseboats each  …see more

from £127 / night

£757 - £1765 / week

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from £127 / 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 £51 / night

£211 - £1849 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Excellent 

18

Holiday watermill in Tiffauges

Vendee / Tiffauges

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Exceded expectations” The 'Moulin de la Roche' is even more amazing than it looks in the photos. The setting is idyllic; next to the river which you can cross by the footbridge, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The sound of the water wheel is very  …see more

from £160 / night

£921 - £1257 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £127 / night

£522 - £580 / week

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from £127 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

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, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.” We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, w  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

19

Locorotondo holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cinquenoci Trullo is located in a panoramic and quiet area, not far from the town centre. Its name derives from “Cinquenoci” (literally “five walnut-trees”) district, an ancient place characterized by the presence of five huge walnut-trees, which bore the precio  …see more

from £59 / night

£412 - £1118 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Dordogne / Daglan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £103 / night

£715 - £1765 / week

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from £103 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Vouvray holiday cave house rental

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A heartfelt welcome at Maison Melrose in the heart of the Loire Valley wine country. This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries.  …see more

from £169 / night

£925 / week

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from £169 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Province of Brindisi / Latiano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £559 / week

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from £43 / night

21

Marrakech / Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £51 / night

£337 - £1890 / week

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from £51 / night

(4) Very Good 

49

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica / Contrada Olmo

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming centenary Trullo where you can live an authentic traditional experience. Have fun in the huge swimming pool and relax in the shades of the hectare organic garden. The house has original thick walls that keeps cool in summer and warm in winter. At your disposal  …see more

from £110 / night

£589 - £3890 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

9

Locorotondo / Contini

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £58 / night

£353 - £585 / week

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from £58 / night

(9) Very Good 

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

 …see more

from £93 / night

£589 - £1093 / week

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from £93 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam  …see more

from £67 / night

£463 - £851 / week

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from £67 / night

22

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £108 / night

£673 - £841 / week

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from £108 / 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 £34 / night

£127 - £429 / week

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from £34 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Grachtengordel

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £337 / night

£2017 / week

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from £337 / night

(1) Very Good 

13

Landes / Josse

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£337 - £454 / week

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from £51 / night

(8) Excellent 

36

Tented camp rental in Oudtshoorn

Western Cape / Oudtshoorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Awesome glamping in the heart of the karoo” An amazing experience with a well equipped facility which was homely and comfortable. Esti is an excellent host with lots of experience and suggestions of what to do in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our st  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

20

Finistere / Landerneau

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £135 / night

£463 - £664 / week

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from £135 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

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
“Great views, location, rooms and food” We rented the whole villa for two couples (and when we realised there was another bedroom we offered that to our guide, who gratefully took up the offer, by the way we used Morocco Expert Tours, they were great -  …see more

from £127 / night

£841 - £1009 / week

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from £127 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in Central and South America

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

5 8 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Looking for a lifetime holiday experience, with friends, kids, or just the two of you ? Check us out :) Cinco is a lovely 47 feet monohull with 5 double cabins, and large comfortable areas to relax, enjoy the tropical waters.Your crew, Jaad and Lourdes would be happy to  …see more

from £394 / night

£2756 / week

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from £394 / night

15

Tortola / Road Town

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £1575 / night

£11024 / week

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from £1575 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Keral  …see more

from £158 / night

£1103 / week

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from £158 / 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 £51 / night

£253 / week

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from £51 / night