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.
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
Lovely grade 2 listed Gothic Castle folly with outstanding sea and estuary views. A short walk from Teignmouth town centre and sea front and easy driving access to Dawlish, Shaldon, Torquay, Dartmoor and Exeter plus many other south Devon attractions. The property has p …see more
Booking process easy & professional, property was just as described, fantastic atmosphere, views, facilities. Location ideal for coastal trips, trips to Dartmoor, walks. Town easily accessible. We wer… More
“Yannon Towers Weekend”
Reviewed 19 Oct 2013
Old character packed house perfect for our long weekend house party of 10. Liked the 'shabby chic'' of the main room decor contrasted with the modern kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. The atmosphere… More
“Beautiful House to stay in, lovely views.”
Reviewed 30 Sep 2013
Had a wonderful comfortable stay in this folly house, pretending I was lady of the manor. Great views from top of tower.
Amazingly. though it's big, it's cozy. we will be stay again in future.… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
It's an old romanic tower built about 1000 years ago now renovated to a high standard, set in a garden, in the middle of a small village, next to a river and forest.It is located in Ticino Park, 25 minutes from EXPO, 20 minutes from Maggiore Lake, 30 minutes from V …see more
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
Votre meublé de tourisme dans le Moulin de Predelles est situé entre APT et FORCALQUIER près de l'ancienne voie romaine Domitienne ; dans le parc régional du LUBERON.Sur un domaine de 8,00 ha (19,77 acres), dans une nature préservée loin de toute circulation …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
This beautifully converted former church boasts superb views of the Small Isles and the Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye. It is situated on the north coast of Ardnamurchan and provides a peaceful and calm rural retreat.The building was erected in the 1850s and retains …see more
Villa Vigna Contarena is a spectacular property, which has belonged to the family for several generations. It is cherished as a family home, and has been the centerpiece of a large agricultural estate still in operation today.The villa's origins date to the 16th ce …see more
If you wish to spend a holiday in the magnificient Italian 16th century, Vigna Contarena is the place.
I staied there with friend and enjoyed the amazing athmosphere that only such an historic place … More
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“A cozy, enchanting villa with striking landscapes and amazing location!”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
I visited Vigna Conarena with a small group of friends and was absolutely enchanted with Este and the villa! It's the perfect place for visiting Verona and Venice while getting a feeling for old Italy… More
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a …see more
We are located on South Australia's Lower Eyre Peninsula, in the small historic town of North Shields.
We are on the coast of beautiful protected Boston Bay and only about 8 kms North of Port Lincolns CBD
We also offer 60 powered sites and a range of cabins.
Absolute be …see more
Trulli Alto is a quality 3 bedroom/two bathroom family trullo. Beautiful views over olive groves and vineyards, yet just 5 minutes drive from small town with restaurants, shops and other facilities. Private full size pool shared with one other trullo. Suits families or …see more
“Wonderful time in Puglia - Perfect trulli in most relaxing place”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
We had a wonderful time in Puglia and in particular at Mark's trullo Alto (the bigger one). It was exactly what we expected and we loved the quiet and relaxing atmosphere. All amenities were of good q… More
“Gorgeous italian villa in relaxed & peaceful location”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2013
Gorgeous Italian villa with everything you need for a relaxed, chilled out holiday. We travelled with family & friends including a small child & we couldn't have asked for anything more. We've trave… More
Glad you had a good time and we thought of everything. Absolutely agree car hire is essential. so we specify that very carefully.
“Brilliant location and well equipped”
Reviewed 1 Oct 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Trullo Alto in September this year. The view from the. Trullo is over rolling farmland and we enjoyed having our meals outside to make the most of it. The beauty of the… More
There are separate entrances to each trullo and they are screened from each other. We are also very careful about our guests to ensure that they tend to be very quiet couples or small families who are considerate. So far we have never had a complaint about other guests and several occasions where good friendships have been formed. In one case the guests at each trullo now meet for Christmas every year!
4 separate houses around a courtyard sleeping 14, 6, 6 and 4. Indoor dining hall with hand made oak tables and wooden tables outside, under a large covered terrace and on the lawn so your group can have meals together. Each house also has it's own "private&quo …see more
We were a family group of 17 adults and 4 children, the place was perfect for us.
Beautiful setting, great pool and facilities for small children. Dining room and terrace with seating for us all, bu… More
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Self catering accommodation suitable for up to 6 person groups located in the mountainous region of Galdar in North West Gran Canaria, a 30 minute drive from the Galdar itself.
One of the interesting architectural features of Gran Canaria is its casa- cuevas or cave dw …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Dans un nid de verdure, accroché à une montagne, au coeur d'un joli village Corse. Construction récente, tout confort. Grande terrasse sous les arbres, salle de bain avec baignoire, une chambre avec 1 lit en 160 cm, salon avec canapé convertible 140 cm, climati …see more
Small tranquil privately run camp ground based in the beautiful,quiet Whangarei Heads area.Close to beaches(many to chose from) seaside restaurant/pub,shopping center.Ideal base for days trip to all of North land,s attractionsOnly 25minutes from the center of Whangarei. …see more
Not suitable for children; Car essential; Pet friendly;
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 a croft in Heaste, Isle of Skye, the huts are very special small space retreats, and unique to the area. I have 2 huts, …see more
SIROCCO LE MOULIN DE PREDELLESIl est situé entre APT et FORCALQUIER près de l'ancienne voie romaine Domitienne ; dans le parc régional du LUBERON.Sur un domaine de 8,00 ha (19,77 acres), dans une nature préservée loin de toute circulation, cet ancien moulin de …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
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
Belforte Castle is a fabulous villa,close to the city center with a lovely view on Florence. My husband and I spent an unforgettable week visiting the wonders of the city and relaxing in the quiet tha… More
thanks a lot
Reviewed 31 Jan 2016
With my husband we spent 2 weeks in august 2015 in this outstanding location. We had the honor of being the first guests in this property! We were looking for a hidden retreat where to unplug from str… More
Thanks Barbara I hope to see you soon
“a gorgeus week in a castle in Florence hills”
Reviewed 2 Feb 2016
we loved this beautiful mansion 15 minutes away from the center of florence. the location is beautiful and has a beautiful view of the center of florence city. the house is freshly renovated with mode… More
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi …see more
We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning locati… 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.
Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential; Pet friendly;
This beautiful old watermill is set on the river 'Le See' with idyllic views of the surrounding valley and river. The mill has been tastefully restored to offer comfortable accommodation including a modern and fully fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, was …see 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
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