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Unusual holiday homes (1511)

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 tented camp in Killeshandra

County Cavan / Killeshandra

15 50 1 night min

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £17 / night

£118 / week

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from £17 / night

(9) 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

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

8

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £133 / night

£930 / week

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from £133 / night

(9) Very Good 

20

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

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £39 / night

£212 / week

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from £39 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £227 / night

£1681 / week

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from £227 / night

32

Porto Seguro / Trancoso

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £1093 / night

£7648 / week

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from £1093 / 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

from £60 / night

£416 - £1128 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

80

Lisbon District / Torres Vedras

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £85 / night

£421 - £589 / week

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from £85 / 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
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from £67 / night

£463 - £977 / week

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from £67 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday trullo in Putignano

Province of Bari / Putignano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£269 - £421 / week

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from £55 / night

11

Sarthe / Louplande

6 20 1 night min

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

from £58 / night

£295 / week

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from £58 / night

(39) Very Good 

18

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
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from £157 / night

£1133 - £2204 / week

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from £157 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £127 / night

£883 / week

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from £127 / night

6

Corse-du-Sud / Porto-Vecchio

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary

from £42 / night

£292 / week

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from £42 / night

30

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Ouahat Sidi Brahim

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £27 / night

£183 / week

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from £27 / night

23

Vienne / Chatellerault, Vienne

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £265 / night

£1849 - £60673 / week

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from £265 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Holiday beach hut in Siargao Island

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

from £15 / night

£99 / week

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from £15 / night

(24) Excellent 

18

Holiday riad in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

4 2 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Most beautiful Riad in Marrakech” I spend 3 wonderful days at this Riad which is an oasis of calm and tranquility. The owners go out of their way to do everything they can to assist your stay, the food is delicious, the surrounding beautiful and I hop
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from £51 / night

£353 / week

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from £51 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

Society Islands / Huahine

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(27) Excellent 

20

Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £177 / night

£1177 - £1765 / week

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from £177 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £167 / night

£1167 / week

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from £167 / night

(15) Excellent 

39

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Marrakech

8 18 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £463 / night

£2942 - £3782 / week

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from £463 / 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

from £34 / night

£169 - £429 / week

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from £34 / 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

from £51 / night

£255 - £297 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Excellent 

18

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
  • Nearest beach 400 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£391 - £719 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min

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

from £114 / night

£793 / week

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from £114 / night

30

Cotes-d'Armor / Yvignac-la-Tour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £51 / night

£255 - £297 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Average 

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

from £34 / night

£211 - £564 / week

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from £34 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday riad in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool

from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

(46) Excellent 

20

Holiday tented camp in M'Hamid

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / M'Hamid

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £55 / night

£383 / week

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from £55 / night

(36) 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
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved
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from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

5

Houseboat accommodation in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £97 / night

£673 / week

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from £97 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

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

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£395 - £513 / week

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from £68 / night

46

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Capitolo

Monopoli / Capitolo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £92 / night

£636 - £1272 / week

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from £92 / 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

from £51 / night

£337 - £454 / week

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from £51 / night

12

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Monte Cerignone

5 13 1 night min

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

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

from £9 / night

£66 / week

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from £9 / night

(4) Excellent 

12

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £391 / night

£2735 / week

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from £391 / night

(17) Excellent 

23

Yacht rental in San Blas Islands

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

from £391 / night

£2735 / week

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from £391 / night

17

Province of Brindisi / Brindisi

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£589 - £1681 / week

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from £85 / night

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