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Unusual holiday homes (1458)

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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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A well located property with character” Enjoyed a short break at the Old Reading Rooms. Ideally located for Southwold, Dunwich and Aldburgh. Great weather, lovely house and great hospitality from the owners. Would recommend.
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from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £115 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Fira

Santorini / Fira

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
“Fabulous” This cave house was amazing. It is only a few minutes walk from the main square in Fira with all of its bars and restaurants. The cave is an ideal base for getting around the island - the main bus station is less than 5 minutes walk so get
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from £100 / night

£694 - £1207 / week

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avg. 2 hours 47 minutes

from £100 / night

(53) 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 31 minutes

from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £259 / night

£1983 / week

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avg. 2 hours 59 minutes

from £259 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Tavistock holiday cottage rental

Dartmoor National Park / Tavistock

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£775 - £1032 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £120 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in L'Isle-en-Dodon

Haute-Garonne / L'Isle-en-Dodon

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £36 / night

£250 - £460 / week

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from £36 / night

(29) Very Good 

16

Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £102 / night

£686 - £794 / week

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avg. 1 hour 20 minutes

from £102 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Bude

Bude-Stratton / Bude

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“One of the best places we've stayed” A most wonderful property, unique, full of character, with every home comfort you could possibly think of. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in.Would be marvellous at any time of year-we stayed w
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from £70 / night

£380 - £1080 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

9

Holiday yurt in Rhydwyn

Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Exactly what we were looking for! Completely surprised when we turned up. Massive secluded area to ourselves. With a fire pit and bbq. All wood, coal and firelighters supplied. The yurt was amazing easily fitting 4. With room outside for a
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from £80 / night

£540 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday tower in Rignano sull'Arno

Province of Florence / Rignano sull'Arno

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous apartment, fabulous location.” This apartment is in a glorious location overlooking Tuscan hills. We stayed late August, early September and sat out on the terrace for our early coffee and breakfast every day of our two weeks stay. Again af
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from £55 / night

£380 - £492 / week

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from £55 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kerikeri

Bay of Islands / Kerikeri

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £89 / night

£532 - £1258 / week

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from £89 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with shared pool in Grasse

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grasse

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £105 / night

£733 - £1380 / week

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avg. 1 hour 4 minutes

from £105 / night

(6) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Trullo rental in Ostuni with swimming pool

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

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from £121 / night

£690 - £1380 / week

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avg. 2 hours 22 minutes

from £121 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Windmill rental in Woodbridge

Suffolk / Woodbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km

from £95 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday tower in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £171 / night

£1200 - £2100 / week

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from £171 / night

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Holiday watermill in Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo District / Viana do Castelo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£647 - £819 / week

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from £104 / night

(22) 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
“Heaven” This is without doubt one of the best self catering holidays we have ever had with outstanding facilities to meet our needs as a dog owner and a couple. Idyllic shepherds hut with very good fixtures and fittings, a walked grassed area for the
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from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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avg. 58 minutes

from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Castellana Grotte

Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“AMAZING!!! Beyond our expectations, so relaxing, very unique property, we would HIGHLY recommend staying at this magical” My husband and I wanted a quiet, relaxing, peaceful weeks holiday and decided that Puglia and this specific property looked like
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from £132 / night

£920 - £1480 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £132 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“The Count House, utterly perfect!” Whether you've your own transport or not, this is a perfect holiday getaway, for it's with in easy reach of the local train station (I came by public transport from London. It was a doddle). The accommodation is exac
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from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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avg. 53 minutes

from £40 / night

(11) Excellent 

17

Holiday watermill in La Petite Pierre

Bas-Rhin / La Petite Pierre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £276 / night

£1509 - £2414 / week

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from £276 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Converted chapel rental in Ivybridge

Dartmoor National Park / Ivybridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Not your normal rental accommodation” A beautifully restored former mission in a nice area. The accommodation is excellently fitted out throughout with good quality equipment from the kitchen through to the bedrooms - no more worrying about bending a
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from £105 / night

£595 - £1195 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £105 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in West Calder

West Lothian / West Calder

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely place” The shepherds rest is a really tranquil and lovely place to stay. We really enjoyed our stay there and would love to visit again. In the middle of two lakes, the views are gorgeous and there's lots around within a short travel distance.
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from £55 / night

£295 - £350 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut with golf nearby in Saham Toney

Norfolk / Saham Toney

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Pure paradise!” Well I didn't expect to find a little gem like this in England! We arrived at the Shepards hut to find a stunning lake surrounding the hut with a HUGE hot tub. Easily big enough for 8 people let alone two! The hut was perfect for a cou
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from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Holiday watermill in Languidic

Morbihan / Languidic

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £86 / night

£602 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 55 minutes

from £86 / night

(51) Excellent 

22

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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from £260 / night

(8) Excellent 

31

Beaford holiday converted chapel rental

Great Torrington / Beaford

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Somewhere & something different for us.” We usually stop out on the coast but fancied a change as we only stopped for 3 nights. Will never get tired of the Devon scenery even though a few of the roads about can test your patience. The property is set
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1010 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday watermill in Aurignac

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

5 8 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£423 - £2414 / week

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from £48 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

Holiday tower in Confolens

Confolens / Montrollet

1 4 7 nights min

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

from £57 / night

£302 - £341 / week

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from £57 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Holiday tree house accommodation

Correze / Collonges-la-Rouge

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£535 / week

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avg. 3 hours 2 minutes

from £95 / night

(3) Very Good 

8

Holiday tipi/teepee in Gedre

Hautes-Pyrenees / Gedre

4 4 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £100 / night

£466 - £509 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

56

Holiday yacht in El Barrio

Province of Alicante / El Barrio

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Car not necessary

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Holiday beach hut in Siargao Island

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £16 / night

£108 / week

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from £16 / night

17

Castillejar holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Castillejar

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £50 / night

5

Holiday cave house in Xi'an

Shaanxi / Xi'an

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

28

Holiday yurt in Costa da Caparica

Setubal District / Costa da Caparica

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 - £393 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Holiday trullo in Marina San Gregorio

Patu / Marina San Gregorio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£216 - £690 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £44 / night

10

Holiday boathouse in Abingdon

Oxfordshire / Abingdon

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(34) Excellent 

62

Holiday castle letting

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £750 / night

£4000 - £5500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £750 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Marina San Gregorio holiday trullo rental

Patu / Marina San Gregorio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic place in an idyllic setting - We will certainly be back! FAVOLOSO!” 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 th
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from £35 / night

£173 - £440 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £35 / night

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Holiday watermill in Landerneau

Finistere / Landerneau

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £138 / night

£475 - £682 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £138 / night

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