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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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Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(28) Excellent 

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The East Gate and St Peter's Chapel - Central Warwick converted chapel sleeps 6

Warwick / Central Warwick

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A unique opportunity to stay in a historic and notable landmark of Warwickshire, offering easy access to Warwick and Kenilworth Castles, National Trust properties, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The rooms are furnished with antiques with the guests' utmost  …see more

from £217 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £217 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Beach Sun Retreat - Dymchurch villa sleeps 6

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.001 km; Child friendly ;
"Sunshine 247365", as featured in the Guardian and the Daily Mail Beach Sun Retreat uniquely offers the 'perfect beach and summer holiday' with guaranteed sunbathing 365 days a year! Occupying the ground floor of this former hotel, the property has  …see more

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2450 / week

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from £260 / night

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(25) Excellent 

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The Chancel - Wareham converted chapel sleeps 6

Dorset / Wareham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
The church was converted into residential dwellings in 1994 and consists of three houses - the Tower, the Nave and the Chancel. The Chancel still retains the large East window just beyond the alter area, which is now one of the many features adorning this unique house.  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 - £860 / week

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from £60 / night

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Province of Granada / Gorafe

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £36 / night

£227 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £103 / night

£394 / week

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from £103 / night

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Corsaro, our 5* luxury cruiser houseboat, Kariba - Kariba houseboat sleeps 8

Mashonaland West Province / Kariba

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
Corsaro is the Kariba Cruise Company's 5* houseboat on Lake Kariba. There is no better way to explore the shores of this enchanting place than from her decks. Fall asleep to the sounds of Africa from one of two double ensuite rooms, or in one of her two single bunks or  …see more

from £910 / night

£6364 / week

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from £910 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Old St Johns Church - Gamblesby converted chapel sleeps 8

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you mig  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1320 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Kellswater Mill in the heart of Ulster - Ballymena watermill sleeps 8

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 34 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Old restored mill with waterwheel and other charming characteristics. The three level property is nestled in a wooded area with river view and an abundance of wildlife. There are four double bedrooms, including one four-poster super-kingsized bed. The house has a large  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(22) Excellent 

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The Old Kirk - Dalguise converted chapel sleeps 9

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church  …see more

from £150 / night

£525 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

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socotra Guide Travel & Tours - Qashio tented camp sleeps 50

Socotra Island / Qashio

50 50 Min stay varies

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 14 km; Ski;
Those with love for both adventure and untouched nature; Socotra Island is the right adventure waiting for you. Camping is perhaps the best way of enjoying the wonders of nature given to Socotra Island and sharing the warmth of its people. If you have a thirst of advent  …see more

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Lagavulin Hall - Islay converted chapel sleeps 8

The Hebrides / Islay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Probably the most interesting holiday-let house in the Hebrides, Lagavulin Hall was built in the first years of the 1900’s as a parish church. It is on the South East of Islay in an attractive sheltered position, with views across Surnaig Bay to the ruins of the 14th  …see more

from £94 / night

£580 - £660 / week

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from £94 / night

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Tarn / Brens

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £300 / night

£1881 / week

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from £300 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Craufurdland Castle- Tower Hse - Kilmarnock castle sleeps 16

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland, in same family for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire countryside surrounded by woodlands. The 6 double bedrooms are all unique and beautiful, the Georgian Drawing room stunning with spectacula  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Glamping - Snug Shepherd Hut Spring Dale near Yor - Bishop Wilton shepherds hut sleeps 3

East Riding of Yorkshire / Bishop Wilton

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Spring Dale Shepherd's Hut is a beautiful hand crafted shepherd's hut. It offers unique accomodation for up to 3 people. Our shepherd's hut is perfect for an over night stay or a relaxing glamping style holiday.The Shepherd's hut has a small woodburn  …see more

from £105 / night

£385 / week

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from £105 / night

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The Repose Chefchaouen suite - Sale riad sleeps 2

Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region / Sale

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The Repose is an oasis of calm in the heart of Salé's traditional medina, Rabat.Lovingly restored by the owners, Rachid and Jan, this luxury riad has been renovated and decorated using traditional materials and craftsmanship (with a modern and subtle touch) to giv  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Balnakeil Beach Bothy - Durness beach hut sleeps 2

Caithness and Sutherland / Durness

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
A fabulous little beachside bothy. Waken in the morning and step out of the door and onto the beach, walk a mile & a half along the amazing white sands, walk through some of the most spectacular dunes, you will ever find to be surrounded by an abundance of wildlife  …see more

from £70 / night

£484 - £847 / week

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from £70 / night

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Province of Syracuse / Agnone Bagni

2 5 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £86 / night

£428 / week

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from £86 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Ouarzazate

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £60 / night

£419 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Gard / Langlade

3 6 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £163 / night

£1026 / week

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from £163 / night

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Escape To Charente - Luxe yurt sleeps 4

Charente / Luxe

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Our authentic Mongolian Yurt is situated in a peaceful french rural setting within our orchard on a large timber deck extending to the outside to give a terrace area with BBQ & private parking.The Yurt is approximately 6 metres across giving 27m3 of living space all  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 8

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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Manor Haus Villa Radekow - Mescherin castle sleeps 41

Brandenburg / Mescherin

8 41 1 night min stay

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 41
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Oase der Stille und Ruhe Wir laden herzlich ein... ...in die Denkmal geschützte Villa Radekow, die in dem zauberhaften Dorf auf der deutsch-polnischen Grenze liegt. Die Liegenschaft der Villa garantiert eine einmalige Atmosphäre während des Aufenthaltes. Die Nähe d  …see more

from £513 / night

£1881 - £3137 / week

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from £513 / night

(9) Excellent 

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THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - KERIKERI - Cottage Apartment - Kerikeri cottage sleeps 4

Bay of Islands / Kerikeri

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Carriage House is on a 25 acre Horse Breeding Farm overlooking KERIKERI Inlet BAY OF ISLANDS,New Zealand 3 hours North of Auckland or 40 mins flight,You have sole occupancy of the Self-Contained 2 Kingsize Bedroom Cottage Apartment with 2 Bathrooms Large Living Din  …see more

from £90 / night

£538 - £1236 / week

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from £90 / night

(48) Excellent 

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The Welsh Gatehouse - Mathern tower sleeps 2

Chepstow / Mathern

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
A luxury award winning period property, built in the time of Edward I, (we think it was built approx 1270). This Grade II* medieval hideaway boasts seven hundred years of history - and with its towers it feels like you are living in a fairy tale castle. Stay from 1  …see more

from £135 / night

£490 / week

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from £135 / night

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Edge Hill with city views - Edge Hill tree house sleeps 8

Cairns Region / Edge Hill

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
Edge Hill one of Cairns oldest & most picturesque suburb - just five minutes from the airport and five minutes from downtown Cairns. We are located within walking distance to the trendy little village of Edge Hill with a selection of restaurants, Japanese, Tapas, Chine  …see more

from £119 / night

£752 / week

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from £119 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Castel d'Escales - history with modern serenity - Celra castle sleeps 14

Province of Girona / Celra

7 14 7 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 33 km; Swimming pool;
Enjoy your own private castle with an inviting and relaxed way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals. The castle is adjacent to a pristine nature reserve yet within walking distance to  …see more

from £48 / night

£4701 - £5129 / week

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from £48 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Watersedge hottub kayaking fishing on Rudyard lake - Rudyard boathouse sleeps 7

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 7 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th  …see more

from £258 / night

£1344 - £1544 / week

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from £258 / night

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Dordogne / Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm

4 14 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £171 / night

£1189 / week

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from £171 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Leginn Cornmill & Cottage - Enniskillen watermill sleeps 6

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 65 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Leginn Corn Mill & Millers CottageEnjoy a unique holiday experience in this recently renovated 19th Centaury Cornmill; a modern cottage has been tastefully adjoined to the old Mill building, this combines the quaint charm of the old with the conveniences of the new.  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Hop Pickers Hideaway Luxury Shepherds Hut - Brockamin shepherds hut sleeps 2

Worcester / Brockamin

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Opening 24 October 2015 this beautiful bespoke Shepherds Hut is tucked away in the woodland with views across the paddocks towards the magnificent Malvern Hills. An idyllic retreat perfect for a romantic break, soak in the hot tub,enjoy the peace and quiet. This luxury  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The Spanish Boathouse - Galmpton boathouse sleeps 4

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £900 / week

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from £60 / night

(32) Excellent 

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The Old Chapel, Slad - Slad converted chapel sleeps 10

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior.Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it&  …see more

from £140 / night

£985 - £2622 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Trulli Sant'Oronzo - Macchia di Monte trullo sleeps 6

Province of Bari / Macchia di Monte

3 6 30 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 30 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Swimming pool;
The 200-year-old trulli have been lovingly restored to the highest standards and maintain all of the original features. With no direct neighbours, the property is surrounded by acres of ancient olive trees and is ideal for a quiet holiday in the beautiful countryside o  …see more

from £2 / night

£9 / week

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from £2 / night

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State of Bahia / Pojuca

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse Ballygally - Ballygally boathouse sleeps 5

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfec  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Moulin D'Enval - Chamberet watermill sleeps 6

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill has been  …see more

from £69 / night

£471 - £770 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Runach Arainn - Kilmory yurt sleeps 6

Isle of Arran / Kilmory

1 6 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Runach Arainn ('Secret or Beloved Arran' in Gaelic) is a small, intimate glamping (glamorous camping) site on the south end of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. We offer luxury self-catering accommodation in 20ft diameter yurts accompanied by private bathrooms. We are an ide  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

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State of Bahia / Itacimirim

5 15 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £228 / night

£1137 / week

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from £228 / night

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Province of Piacenza / Rivergaro

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
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from £80 / night

£556 / week

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from £80 / night

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