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.
...when arriving at The Highland Club, the former St. Benedict's Abbey at the shores of Loch Ness...you enter your holiday retreat at the Moat House through its marvelous entrance ...peacefulness starts whilst you follow the cloisters with view into the Cloister Ga …see more
The Landmark is a two bedroom brick cottage at Dundee Beach, two hours drive south west of Darwin, Northern Territory.
The Landmark is located with views and a short 100 m walk to the sandy beach. The cottage is fully self contained and includes dining and lounge facili …see more
Your luxurious motor yacht is available on an accommodation only basis. She is located at the prettiest marina in Lymington with amazing sea views towards the Isle of Wight. She was commissioned in 2013 and is fitted out to the highest standard. Step through the glass …see more
Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers… More
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
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
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
A beautiful romantic space for two with a sleeping platform a huge comfy sofa/bed, TV and DVD player, a woodburner and view over to the Preselli mountains. A beautiful hand-built kitchen with slate floor leads from the main living and sleeping space and then double stai …see more
A wonderful retreat, the studio itself was perfect and even had a lovely welcoming fire on our arrival. Studio has everything you need for the stay and was just perfect. It has character and has great… More
The Riverside Chapel is a tranquil haven, set right on the river, where you can truly relax & get away from it all. It is in an ideal central location from which to explore Northumberland's many tourist attractions. With 2 great local pubs, & historic Hexham & Corbridge …see more
“Charming riverside property in pretty rural village”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2013
We had a lovely stay in this old chapel it was very warm and cosy throughout out our late winter week, we even had some lovely bright sunny days which was an unexpected bonus, and a couple of bright … More
“Idyllic location and a hidden gem”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2013
We loved this cottage, it was spacious a very luxurious bedrooms, with sufficient bathrooms to keep everyone happy. The location is stunning and peaceful with busy Hexham only a few miles away. There … More
“Couldn't wish for a more idyllic spot”
Reviewed 8 May 2012
This beautifully unique property is in the most idyllic spot you could possibly imagine. Right next to a river, which runs alongside a beautiful wooded area, perfect for dog walking, which was much en… More
Skye is a fascinating place to holiday, so why not make it unforgettable by staying in one of our two beautifully appointed shepherd huts? Located on the croft in Heaste, Isle of Skye, the huts are very special small space retreats, and unique to the area.
I have 2 hut …see more
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
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more
Depot Road is a stunning newly renovated property offering the only true 5* self-catering group accommodation in this area of South Wales. This former Methodist church has been transformed and now offers a superb, contemporary style of accommodation which is perfect for …see more
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families”
Reviewed 30 Jan 2013
Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic kitchen and… More
“five star accommodation brilliant location”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2013
we stayed between xmas and new year 6 adults 7 children, although the weather was wet we had a great time. the accommodation was new and very well equipped.
a lot of thought has gone into large grou… More
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellen …see more
Bamboo Garden located in Pacifico Siargao Island is the perfect placefor the Budget Conscious traveler, Back -packer or Surfer .Built in a Comfortable Native style that blends in with the localenvironment we assure that your stay with us will surely be amemorable one .J …see more
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 … More
“Magical spot on the beach”
Reviewed 4 Jun 2013
Tom and his delightful Pilippino Wife Liz, could not do enough to make our stay in this Siargo secret more enjoyable, ther is heaps to do here but we chose to chill out and wind down for 10 days away … More
Darsal is a beautiful, carefully restored Riad in a tradional style, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant, exciting old medina just a few minutes walk to centre of the medina, beach and port . Whether relaxing in the tranquil 2nd floor salon with t …see more
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2015
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 arches and light. It see… More
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2014
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, walking along the be… More
Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything in good order. Fouad and Aieda will always to their best to help you enjoy your stay.
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Darsal was a perfect place to stay. It has been carefully restored with every attention to detail and with the rental person in mind. Fouad, the house manager, speaks good English and is always will… More
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is …see more
Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014.
We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination.… More
“A peaceful place to visit a wonderful region”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
It was our second stay at Trullo Olivo in this wonderful region of Puglia and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The view is wonderful. Our neighbours were very quiet. It was perfect. The tr… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2014
We had a fantastic time and the trullo surpassed our expectations. We were really surprised how light and airy it was. And tastefully equipped We had 5 days of very cold wet weather from the Balkans … More
Glad you enjoyed yourselves despite what sounds like pretty freakishly bad weather!
Property of a character, The Garden of Stars has been built with passion by its owner in a style arabo-berber : authenticity and charm, traditionally made, material of quality in each room (tadelakt and pieces of terracotta from Fès). Selected restaurants and other tou …see more
We spent an incredible time in this beautiful riad, located in a very great well-kept garden surrounding the swimming-pool; a heavenly retreat sparkled with the song of a wide variety of birds ! The b… More
Thanks ! I hope to welcome you again ! Come from September until December, it is a very good season !
“Castle in paradise”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Jean-Luc was a wonderful guest and his castle was a dream come true for our little family. Despite it being winter time, the sun shone every day and although warm enough for wonderful breakfasts by th… More
Chez Dar Ma is a newly renovated traditional riad on three levels with 5 en-suite bedrooms (3 double, 2 twin) that can sleep 12. All rooms face onto a sunny central courtyard. The riad is beautifully decorated and has a relaxed, cosy inviting feel. The riad is fully-e …see 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 o… More
“Home from Home - without the work!!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
This was my second visit to Morocco as a solo traveller, and after the blistering heat of Marrakech the sea breezes of Essaouria were a welcome surprise. As was Chez dar Ma... The owner, an artist, h… More
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2012
Highly recommendable! Cosy, friendly, spacious and clean. Excellent breakfasts. Hassan helped us with everything we needed, including cooking a delicious Tajine and giving us directions to the best re… More
The cave house sits just outside the village of Cortes de Baza, it is approx 5-10 minute walk into the village.
It has been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
It has two double bedrooms one en-suite, an extra two beds can be accommodated in th …see more
Just had an amazing 3 weeks staying at Cueva Peralta. We were very sorry to leave and are already planning our return. What a gem the Cave House is! Spacious, relaxing and well furnished it will gi… More
Thank you for your wonderful and informative review, which will assist people to choose to experience the beautiful Andalucia countryside and lovely welcoming Pueblos. Thank you both again and see you in the near future. Bob
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
We were greeted at Cueva Peralta by Bob the owner who made us most welcome,we were very impressed with the layout of the rooms they were well furnished and the kitchen well equipped, beds very comfort… More
Thank you for your review of Cueva Peralta I am so pleased that you enjoyed stay. I look forward to receiving you back in the near future. Best Regards
“The Primal Cave Adventure”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2015
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 phot… More
Dear all, thank you for your great review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cueva Peralta and I look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future.
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor …see more
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 a… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You booked a long time ahead to secure the Valentines weekend and it is so nice to hear that the Gate House lived up to expectations as the perfect romantic cottage.
“Wow, wow, wow”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This place is a jewel, a wonderful and unusual property. We went at Christmas and Michelle kindly put up tasteful decorations for us. It made our Christmas. The property is warm and has loads of chara… More
Many thanks for your kind words Lea. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at the Gate House and hope we can welcome you back sometime very soon. Best regards, Michelle.
Nestling at the foot of a lush hill, surrounded by a heady scent of orange blossoms and lavender, Trullo Ca' del Fico is the ideal place to rejuvenate body and mind from everyday life. An oasis of peace created for people who love the colors, scents and sounds of nature …see more
With a history that goes back to the nineteenth century, the São Pedro windmill offers you a stay full of tradition, charm and intimacy. A unique experience, for those looking for much more than an accommodation. This windmill has been completely renovated and has all …see more
Trulli del Mandorlo is a newly renovated charming complex of trullos with a private pool (12x6mt) and outdoor barbecue.Inside the main trullo you will find a studio consisting of an alcove kitchen with a breakfast table, small sofa, a nook with a sofabed for two, a bath …see more
A single yurt set in private enclosed area on a smallholding adjacent to an Area Of Outstanding Beauty and Heritage Coastline, walking distance to sandy cove, or 5 minute drive (free parking).The yurt has it's own shower room and kitchen with full-size cooker, frid …see more
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 e… More
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
Firstly, I would like to thank both Ilenia & Baldo for there friendly hospitality and help whilst in Italy (the help with the luggage to the accommodation was a great help - as we were touring Italy).… More
Dear Green's Family thank you very much for your kind review! Many greetings Ilenia&Baldo
Torre the Brancialino nestles beautifully in the Tuscan Hills some 10 kilometres from the Renaissance town of Sansepolcro.Being part of a remarkably restored medieval castle (where the owner lives) the tower offers the perfect romantic hideaway with comfortable accommod …see more
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie …see more
We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and w… More
“Best cruise through Paris”
Reviewed 13 May 2014
We took a 4 day tour on this boat, it was wonderful. There were six adults, all friends middle aged, except for our children who came for a day, a meal and a swim.. First we enjoyed quiet and lusciou… More
“C'etait super, un depaysement total!!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014
Super acceuil, on s'y sent tres bien et l'on a plus envie de repartir..
La peniche est tres grande et fonctionnelle.
J'y retourne dès que mon emploi du temps me le permet!!!!… More
Southerton Tower is a magnificently transformed 19th century water tower. The three storey property is along the path from By the Way Cottage in the heart of the Otter Valley
This bijou property is cleverly designed to maximise the use of vertical space, the ground floo …see more
Beautiful Trulli with pool and large garden around.
This Trulli is in the middle of most popular tourist city, like Cisternino, only 4 km far, Ostuni, 15 km far.
It's close to the beach, only 15 km.
Very quite and relax here.
There is a large green where you can …see more
My family and I rented this property in July and it was wonderful! The description in accurate and offer exactly what you would expect from this magical place. It is perfectly in the middle of the Apu… More
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