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Unusual holiday homes (1455)

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

£360 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / 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 £22 / night

£129 - £436 / week

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from £22 / night

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Holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Casalini di Cisternino

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Nice trullo just a few km from Ostuni and Cisternino, basic furnishings, spacious and fresh, kitchen with fireplace, beautiful garden with barbecue and oven, private garage.  …see more

from £31 / night

£214 - £385 / week

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from £31 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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

(6) Excellent 

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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 £68 / night

£471 - £994 / week

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from £68 / 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 £81 / night

£479 - £975 / week

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from £81 / night

(25) 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
Pantheos Romantic Houseboat Prinsengracht Amsterdam<br />A public swimmingpool "Het Marnixbad" is located just around the corner.  …see more

from £180 / night

£1197 - £1795 / week

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from £180 / night

(13) Excellent 

16

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £56 / night

£342 - £1744 / week

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from £56 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

Ancient Medina holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1284 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Very Good 

16

Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This riad is a quiet and spacious place near both to the city center and the medina where most touristic sites are, supermarkets, shopping centers, restaurants and leisure centers are within 20min walk.<br />I would also like to point that the riad is a traditiona  …see more

from £24 / night

£168 / week

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from £24 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

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from £52 / night

£257 / week

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from £52 / 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

(9) 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 £39 / night

£214 - £231 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Excellent 

80

Lisbon District / Torres Vedras

2 6 2 nights min

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

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from £86 / night

£428 - £599 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Saone-et-Loire / La Tagniere

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

(24) Excellent 

23

San Vito lo Capo / Macari

2 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £60 / night

£385 - £770 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) Excellent 

51

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 £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / 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

 …see more

from £273 / night

£1710 / week

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from £273 / night

24

Holiday castle with swimming pool in Saint-Fargeau

Yonne / Saint-Fargeau

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 ...  …see more

from £489 / night

£3424 - £3952 / week

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from £489 / 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

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from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

(6) Average 

12

Boathouse accommodation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Enjoyed our stay” Nice clean place only disappointment was it never had all the facility's stated in advertisement . like washing machine freezer but enjoyed our stay on the houseboat  …see more

from £214 / night

£1197 / week

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from £214 / night

(8) Very Good 

5

Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Welcome to Genesis Houseboat A leisure trip on GENESIS houseboats offers a panoramic view of Kerala backwaters. You will get a chance to explore the greenery and the traditional village culture of Real Kerala. We will take care of your requirements with great pleasure a  …see more

from £134 / night

£932 / week

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from £134 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Cosy and conveniently located.” Great atmosphere, well managed, excellent staff. We ate in every night as the ladies' cooking was so good! Lovely weather (sunny, with cool nights) and we really enjoyed our week.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

20

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica / Contrada Olmo

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Secluded Trullo in 3 acres gated garden. Huge salt water private pool .Great views, peace & privacy. Sleeps 4-8. in independent s/c units. WIFI. Close to Ceglie, Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca. Within easy reach Adriatic & Ionic Seas, Lecce and all  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £1120 / week

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from £80 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything we hoped for and more” We have just returned from 10 days at Chez Dar Ma, having had a fantastic holiday in lovely Essaouira. The weather was lovely not too windy or too hot. The Riad is an oasis of beauty and calm in the old Medina and off  …see more

from £130 / night

£820 - £1286 / week

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from £130 / night

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Holiday riad in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 160 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This great old home, from 17th century is situated in a very welcoming neighborhood, in ancient Medina (City Center of Marrakesh) It’s still with its original architecture and style. Walls that 60-70 cm thick, great stuff for insulation, handmade doors and tiled c  …see more

from £154 / night

£970 - £2130 / week

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from £154 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski cave house to rent in Monachil

Sierra Nevada National Park / Monachil

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Tipical Cave house, Sierra Nevada, Granada, Skiing, Hiking, climbing, paragliding.Andalousie gastronomy.Sightseeing in Granada.Costa Tropical at 60 km.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / 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 £104 / night

£727 - £1795 / week

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from £104 / night

14

State of Rio Grande do Norte / Sao Miguel do Gostoso

2 6 2 nights min

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

 …see more

from £129 / night

£428 - £2834 / week

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from £129 / 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

(6) Excellent 

78

Ripoll holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Ripoll

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Si quieres disfrutar de la naturaleza y todas sus posibilidades, como por ejemplo rutas a caballo, pistas de esquí, escalada, senderismo, ciclismo o simplemente de su tranquilidad a cuerpo de rey, te ofrecemos la posibilidad de hacerlo en el Castillo de Lla&eacut  …see more

from £292 / night

£1274 - £2992 / week

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from £292 / night

12

Tented camp rental in Whangarei Heads

Northland Region / Whangarei Heads

1 16 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
Island view camp is a very quiet private camping ground for you to relax, sit back and enjoy the stunning view over the endless ocean, Island and mountains.There is a shed with fridge, barbecue, musical instruments,books and some games for rainy days available.  …see more

from £11 / night

£68 / week

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from £11 / night

24

Holiday trullo in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy a peaceful retreat in a traditional trulli. Discover the charm of this traditional house in our property Trulli il Castagno. It has been fully renovated and furnished, can accommodate from 2 up to 5 people in four trullo-houses with own bathroom and kitchen.<br  …see more

from £64 / night

£443 - £533 / week

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from £64 / night

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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
Just a 5 minute drive from the white beaches of Capitolo of Monopoli, Trulli Francisto are a magnificent example of ancient Apulian country house, recently restored to bring back the beauty of the Apulian limestone. An oasis of beauty and light, set among the rolling hi  …see more

from £93 / night

£642 - £1283 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / Latiano

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £43 / night

£300 - £569 / week

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from £43 / 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 £59 / night

£359 - £560 / week

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from £59 / night

20

State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £30 / night

£204 / week

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from £30 / night

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Beach hut rental in Santiago de Tolu

Sucre Department / Santiago de Tolu

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
These newly constructed apartments are located in a central but tranquil area of Santiago de Tolu. Each apartment is fully equipped to accommodate a maximum of 7 guests. Each apartment has three double bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and utility rooms. Th  …see more

from £46 / night

£317 / week

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from £46 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£257 - £778 / week

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from £60 / night