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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Not suitable for children;
Unusual romantic retreats for 2 people - offering peace, tranquility and beautiful elevated views across the River Tamar. Ideal for honeymoons, wedding anniversaries (especially 10th which is "Tin"!), birthdays or just as a cosy hideaway to get away from it all. You wil …see more
Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christ… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're delighted that you had anther enjoyable birthday at Okel Tor and look forward to welcoming you back!
“Natural Beauty and Pure Relaxation at its best”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
The peace and tranquility that we experienced at Okel Tor far exceeded our expectation.
All of our needs were catered for in a comfortable and understated manner, which is a reflection of Nick, the o… More
Thank you for your review of The Count House. We're delighted to hear that the cottage exceeded your expectations, you felt welcome and comfortable and enjoyed the local walks and pubs. We hope to see you again!
“The best Birthday .... EVER!!”
Reviewed 7 Jan 2014
We stayed in The Smithy just before Christmas for my birthday and absolutely loved it. We arrived in the dark and woke up the next morning to a view of the mist over the Tamar Valley which was specta… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your birthday so much! We look forward to welcoming you back in December 2014!
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
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
*Skippered Hotel-boat* *Crewed Breaks, Holidays & Retreats* *Day Trips*
Spirited Away, a hosted narrowboat, is the perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British waterways. Prices are fully inclusive, with gorgeous boat-made meals, …see more
This is a holiday with a difference at a very relaxed pace. The food is great (vegetarian), lots of it with Tor (owner/cook) always preparing food, cooking, or baking bread, cakes and other treats. Po… More
“Wonderful way to spend a week”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2014
Joined Tor for a week in October. Weather was awful, but having waterproofs meant that I could sit with Tor whilst she moved us away from the sound of the traffic. Weather improved as the week went on… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
Snowdonia Glamping at Pant Hwfa farm offers glamping bell tents. Nestled within the "Snowdonia National Park" providing the ideal retreat for couples or families. Set in 50 acres of beautiful private hillside farm land. We have direct access to the Caerneddau mountain …see more
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Whilst retaining original features and rustic charm, it also offers every modern convenience.It has a separate self-contained apartment, sleeping 2 or 3, which may be let in addition to the main property, but is never let separately.It is an ideal holiday home for famil …see more
River Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7+) and The Boathouse 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4+2). Two properties at the most exclusive location on the Isle of Wight, based on the quiet waterside by the River Yar estuary and yet just 300m from the lovely harbour town.
High quality proper …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
In a quiet surroundings few yeards from one of the fishing/sailing lake,in its own grounds in a large garden ,with secure parking,access,to our separate pub/restaurant with free billiards,darts,table football.Also with bycicles,scooter, KTM Duke and car hire.And differ …see more
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
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
Nearest beach 200 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Cruisebarge 'easyvie' cruises the canals and rivers of South West France between the historic city of Montauban and the charming town of Moissac.
Enjoy a unique cruise experience aboard 'easyvie' as she slowly makes her way between the towns and villages enroute stayin …see more
Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Steeped in history, visited by both Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, this home has character and charm. It is an exceptionally interesting “B” listed castle. Sympathetically restored by its current owners, it provides a magical yet welcoming and comfor …see more
Looking for a base for the Le Mans Moto GP 2015? We have had a late cancellation so have availability! Le Moulin de St Blaise is just a 15 minute stroll from the local village where you can pick up your morning croissants or lunchtime baguette. The quaint town of La C …see more
Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Luxury Shepherds Hut with ensuite and kitchen area oak floors and vintage fittings mains water and electric situated near the North Norfolk Coast welcome hamper and all bed linen, hairdryer and towels provided. For those chilly evenings there is a wood burning stove wit …see more
New owners Tony & Suzy Welcome you to The Millers House a traditional three-storey miller's home dating from the 15th Century. It adjoins the watermill dating from the 11th Century, situated on the beautiful River Argenton. The tranquil setting offers a relaxin …see more
Tree of Life Eco Camp is located in Marmara region of Turkey. There is stunning view of city and mounting because we are 400m. above see levels connect to whiled forest.We are certified organic farm that we grow our own fruits and veggies. Our farming practice is all a …see more
A fabulous old grain mill that dates back to before the 16th century that has been lovingly restored into a wonderful family home with character and charm. The buildings unique character has been emphasised in its re-design, combining traditional with contemporary; a gl …see more
A beautiful cavehouse in Andalucia, Spain. stunning position overlooking the historical village of Galera . The overall name given to this tourist region is The Altiplano also known as the Spanish Lake District due to the numerous lakes, natural parks and stunning sce …see more
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2013
It was very easy to book and the owners sent excellent directions to find it as it is a little remote.Having said that it is utterly charming,,set on a hillside surrounded by other cuevas.....an ideal… More
It is so valuable to get feed back. We are working on local info and can email it to anyone interested. We will make sure that we take plenty of copies to leave at the cave when we visit again! I think that we may have to change the name to " Hobbit House" Thank you for the review! Di and Carl
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
Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
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
Beautiful romantic watermill, on the Banks of the Lozoya river. Off the beaten track surrounded by water and nature. Still only a short car drive away from the impressive historic herritage of Spain . Madrid (45 minutes), Segovia (45 minutes), El Escorial ( (60 minutes) …see more
Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
A newly renovated trullo, situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the Salento region, with unsurpassed views of the Adriatic sea.Perched up on the hill, just a few metres from the deep blu Adriatic Sea, in fully sunny position, Trullo Il Ciolo welcomes its gues …see more
On the ground floor there is a TV room and a small pool.The first and second floors are identical. Self-contained apartments, that can sleep up to 6 people, with a double bedroom connected to a dressing room (with single bed) to a bathroom and an adjoining room with 3 s …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
Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The newest addition to Manor Farm is Red Sky, our stunning Shepherd's Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub under the arches, and BBQ shelter.
Within this besp …see more
Fernbrook Windmill comprises a modern fully-serviced house built in a Classic Cape style around the original windmill that served the Fernbrook Estate. The original windmill was built in 1881 to draw fresh water for the Fernbrook Estate. A 'Cape Style' additio …see more