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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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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £115 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both
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from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £85 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Carsac-Aillac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£441 - £763 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £64 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Little Tin Chapel Chester” Excellent location right on the canal. The accommodation is superb. Everything you need. Can't fault it one bit, what a wonderful conversion it is. Would definitely return
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from £95 / night

£550 - £840 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Inverness holiday lighthouse rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came
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from £120 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great accommodation in a peaceful setting.” We stayed for a long weekend at Burnbrae Mill and found it to be a useful base for exploring the surrounding area. We like visiting galleries and walking and this area suited us well. The Chocolate Shop in C
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from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £65 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £174 / night

£999 - £2675 / week

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from £174 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo
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from £130 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £130 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chamberet holiday watermill rental

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £68 / night

£594 - £831 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £68 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Eden District / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Short break” Amazing building very useable and family friendly, lovely quite location in the heart of the countryside within a farming community just the spot for a total retreat, although very handy for day trip into the beautiful Lake District count
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from £120 / night

£680 - £1380 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £120 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic spot with amazing pool. Short drive to great restaurants.” Beautiful remote spot yet only a 5 min.drive from Alberobello. We have never had a more perfect pool - fabulous temperate which made for numerous lazy days with happy kids. Comfortable
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from £110 / night

£680 - £1290 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £110 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely modern trullo with a beautiful view” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the trullo. The service from Alison, the property manager was excellent! We took a chance on an October stay hoping the weather would hold and it got a bit chilly but Alison
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from £100 / night

£685 - £1430 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
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from £150 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
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from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £199 / 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

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £80 / night

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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

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Whitebrook

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together” We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully
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from £100 / night

£651 - £1120 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pagkia holiday castle rental

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Friendly, cosy, clean, authentic castle!” We spent a week in Petrongonas Castle in August 2013 and had a wonderful holiday far away from the tourist scene! The castle has plenty of space, is tastefully furnished and decorated with emphasis on cos
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from £85 / night

£509 - £2967 / week

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(34) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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avg. 2 hours 56 minutes

from £95 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £93 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £93 / night

(6) Excellent 

49

Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

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avg. 3 hours 29 minutes

from £298 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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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avg. 1 hour 2 minutes

from £127 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £228 / night

£1695 / week

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avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

from £228 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
“Unique Boutique!” I stayed here with my family which included two little toddlers. They loved the space and having lots of room to run around in. For the adults it was also great fun with the cinema room and the beach area. (Which was great in the
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from £260 / night

£1200 - £2500 / week

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Sarthe / Le Mans

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £34 / night

£178 / week

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from £34 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint-Clementin holiday watermill rental

Deux-Sevres / Saint-Clementin

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £40 / night

£280 - £550 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Bansha

County Tipperary / Bansha

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £212 / night

£1272 / week

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avg. 3 hours 12 minutes

from £212 / night

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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

(33) Excellent 

24

Tower rental in Central York

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Stunning historical Tower in the centre of York” Our three night stay at Lendal Tower was truly memorable. From the moment of booking we were treated as honoured guests and nothing was too much trouble for Nathan and his team. The Tower, which has so
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from £250 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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avg. 2 hours 21 minutes

from £250 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday tower in Confolens

Confolens / Montrollet

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £56 / night

£297 - £335 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Best vacation I ever had” After travelling to the Philippines for over 25 years I was looking for somewhere unique, untouched & relaxing. I found Bamboo Garden on the web & and Tom replied to my email immediately. As I flew over the island I could s
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from £15 / night

£99 / week

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from £15 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £75 / night

(34) 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
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina” Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and
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from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £43 / night

(33) Very Good 

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Holiday windmill in Braunston

Warwickshire / Braunston

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“stunning weekend getaway” This is one of the most well equipped and dressed self catering properties we have stayed at. We are frequent mature travellers looking for unusual places to stay that meet our exacting standards. The mill exceeded on all
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from £176 / night

£995 - £1360 / week

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avg. 1 hour 5 minutes

from £176 / night

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Lake Como / Nesso

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £119 / night

£831 - £1187 / week

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from £119 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Just what we needed...” Red sky was the perfect place for us to get away from it all and relax. Everything we needed and more had been thought about. Its a beautiful hut, which was well equipped and very private. Our dog loved the garden and we loved
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from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

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avg. 3 hours 2 minutes

from £49 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Proissans

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £116 / night

£806 - £2077 / week

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from £116 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £169 / night

£1219 - £1849 / week

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from £169 / night

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