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.
Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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
Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
“Loved it! Authentic. Friendly.So much better than a hotel”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2014
The house is very comfortable , with a traditional touch to it .It is well kept. Owner is friendly and always ready to help with tips and suggestions to discover the area and enjoy the surroundings.… More
Situated in a characteristic street of the countryside, 3 minutes away from the center of Martina Franca, this “trullo” stands for its romantic atmosphere and calm that you breathe outside, where you can dive in the swimming pool and admire the breathtaking view. A …see more
Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
“Fantastic place in an idyllic setting - We will certainly be back! FAVOLOSO!”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2015
This place was way beyond our expectations!
We stayed for almost a week and enjoyed the authentic italian lifestyle very much: fresh fruits, italian wine, swimming in the cristal clear sea and rea… More
“Super authentic Italian 'trullo' - amazing views”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
Stayed in this wonderful traditional stonehouse known locally as a 'trullo'. Will never forget enjoying breakfast and evening drinks on the balcony, with the most amazing 360 views looking out over sa… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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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
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 wat… More
Thank you for your review. It really means a lot knowing that you had a great time at our castle. We try our best. We hope to seeing you again in the near future as the property is great for all year round!
“lovely castle, peaceful location”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Well what to say if you want quirky and peace full this is the place to go ! Mani is an amazing place in Greece its full of architecture and history but with the added bonus of these mini style castle… More
Dear Matt many thanks for your kind review. As you were our first guest in the castle, you will always stay in our hearts. Hope to see you again on our castle.
Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
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
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
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
Scotland / Orkney Islands / South Ronaldsay / St Margaret's Hope
1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies
Min stay varies
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Wheems Yurt is provided with bedding, blankets, towels, candles, lamps, firewood for the fire, please note there is NO electricity. The yurt is a wonderful adventure for those who will enjoy lighting a fire every evening! We have made it as comfortable and beautiful a …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Nearest beach 77 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A truly idyllic rural location on the banks of the river Sevre. Sumptuous accommodation combining the charm of an authentic historic mill with an outrageously modern interior decoration. You won't find anything like this elsewhere ! A unique holiday experience. Breakfas …see more
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 sou… More
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
Nearest beach 6 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Our houseboats have all the creature comforts of a good hotel including furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. Parts of the curved roof of wood or plaited palm open out to provide shade and allow uninterrupted vi …see more
Booked a day trip with Nova holidays houseboat on 23rd April .
If you visiting Kerala, then backwaters of Alleppey should not be missed at any cost. Trip in incomplete with Backwaters. it was a lif… More
“Haven in the middle of backwaters”
Reviewed 6 Jan 2015
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… More
This converted and very well furnished watermill is located near a small lagoon and is surrounded by a large garden. It is a quiet and isolated area, with shopping facilities nearby. The beach of Apúlia lays 4 km away, and Esposende is about 8 km distance. Porto airp …see more
Annette Rosenkilde is a lovely traditional Danish Fishing vessel, converted to a live-a-board cruising and charter vessel. She has a fantastic deck space with dining area, comfortable seating area and sunbeds. There are high bulwarks around the entire deck making her sa …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Our shepherds hut offers you a romantic, relaxing atmosphere in unique surroundings and escapism from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you want peace and quiet but within easy reach of Dartmoor, North Devon and Cornwall then you will achieve this. It is situat …see more
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 ti… More
Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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
This was a beautiful place. Wish to see more places like this around the country. The hosts were very welcoming and patient as we arrived extremely late. Definitely recommend this accommodation.… More
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at AfriCamps and we are looking forward to your next visit.
Hope the year is going well.
“A very special accomodation at a scenic spot! Beautiful!”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2015
We had the opportunity to have an overnight stay in one of the tents of Africamps in Oudtshoorn and it was great! We had a very warm welcome! The scenery is so beautifull, you feel totally 'zen'. The … More
We are so happy that you had a great time at AfriCamps Klein Karoo. Thank you for your beautiful words. We agree as well, the view does make you feel very 'zen'.
We are looking forward to your next visit with the whole family.
Have a great festive season.
“Mooiste plekje van Oudtshoorn”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2015
De 5 tenten staan voldoende uit elkaar voor privacy. Leuk voor stellen en gezinnen met kinderen. We hebben lekker gewandeld op het terrein en 's avonds de braai aangestoken. Op het terrein lopen ook s… More
Goed om te horen dat jullie een fijne tijd hebben gehad bij Africamps Klein Karoo, hopelijk zien we jullie in de toekomst weer!
Mindanao / Surigao del Norte Province / Siargao Island / Siargao Island
1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay
1 night min stay
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
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).… More
Dear Green's Family thank you very much for your kind review! Many greetings Ilenia&Baldo
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
CASARA is a set of 5 charming small rural cottages in a coastal setting with an exclusive footpath to Zahora Beach.
CASARA, is peace and serenity, a place to feel the pleasures and emotions of nature and life.
CASARA is located in an idyllic enclave with views of the …see more
Beautiful and confortable house with all ammenities included and with a private access to the beach. Quite and beautiful location, with garden and terrace. The beach is clean and quite, and has 2 gre… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Casara met the high expectations, the service was very good.
Contact and handover of keys and house were simple and very flexible. All that stood in the description was also available. Casara is a ve… More
“Lovely little seaside escape”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Casara. We stayed in casara dos which is a small tower with one small double bedroom (with views of the sea), a living room, bathroom and small kitchen, all laid out over… More