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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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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £231 / night

£1770 - £2080 / week

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from £231 / night

(55) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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
“The little tin chapel” We had a lovely stay at the little tin chapel. A well thought out space that stayed cool even in hot weather, a great retreat from the busy town of chester! Many thanks
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from £95 / night

£550 - £840 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £95 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ancient Medina holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under
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from £72 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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from £72 / night

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Holiday yacht in Loano

Italian Riviera / Loano

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £27 / night

£974 - £1191 / week

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from £27 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” 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 and convenient walk to both
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from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £231 / night

£1611 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £231 / night

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Taroudant holiday riad rental

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taroudant

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £40 / night

£255 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

from £40 / night

(37) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved
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from £100 / night

£350 - £618 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Very Good 

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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 £104 / night

£698 - £808 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £104 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Car not necessary
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the
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from £262 / night

£1828 / week

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avg. 2 hours 30 minutes

from £262 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £199 / night

£1389 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £199 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

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Laboe holiday houseboat rental

Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£1047 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday yurt rental

Charente / Luxe

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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Holiday houseboat in London

England / London

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £525 / night

£3500 - £3920 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £525 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut rental

Maret / Lamai Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £73 / night

£558 / week

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from £73 / night

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Newtown, Alderney holiday yacht accommodation

Alderney / Newtown, Alderney

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary

from £104 / night

£675 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cap-d'Agde holiday yacht rental

Agde / Cap-d'Agde

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Urgup

Cappadocia / Urgup

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £36 / night

£222 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Average 

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Pottuvil holiday beach hut rental

Arugam Bay / Pottuvil

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

Pricing unknown

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Upton upon Severn holiday shepherds hut rental

Malvern Hills / Upton upon Severn

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£350 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Very Good 

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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
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Best vacation I ever had” 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 over the island I could s
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from £16 / night

£112 / week

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from £16 / 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

£850 - £1032 / week

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avg. 2 hours 11 minutes

from £120 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday riad in Fes

Fes / Fes Medina

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £23 / night

£354 - £478 / week

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from £23 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Houseboat rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £70 / night

£700 - £805 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday yacht in Porto-Vecchio

Corse-du-Sud / Porto-Vecchio

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary

from £45 / night

£310 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £45 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £71 / night

£495 - £595 / week

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from £71 / night

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Nesso holiday watermill rental

Lake Como / Nesso

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £123 / night

£860 - £1229 / week

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from £123 / night

(58) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for a large group. Great attention to detail.” Group of 9 (older than we like to admit) lads stayed for 2 nights to tackle the 'Fan Dance' endurance event. Without exception everyone was very impressed by the accommodation which was perfectly
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from £200 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £200 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” 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 win
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from £177 / night

£797 - £1416 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £177 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Hauts-de-Seine / Meudon

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent accomodation , Spacious, Comfortable & Clean” My Children 13,16,17 plus Grandparent 78 all had an excellent time in Paris . The boat made an excellent base for seeing the sights as public transport is minutes walk away.The boat is spacious,
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from £250 / night

£1500 - £1850 / week

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from £250 / night

13

Beach hut rental in Hossegor with golf nearby

Landes / Hossegor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £116 / night

£1204 - £2523 / week

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avg. 1 hour 27 minutes

from £116 / night

(26) Excellent 

87

Houseboat rental in Dublin

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £116 / night

£806 / week

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from £116 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Positano

Amalfi Coast / Positano

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £310 / night

£2169 / week

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from £310 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £175 / night

£1223 / week

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from £175 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Daglan holiday watermill rental

Dordogne / Daglan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £83 / night

£576 - £1593 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £83 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday tower in Pollenca

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £114 / night

£797 - £1310 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £114 / night

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Holiday riad with swimming pool in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £300 / night

£750 / week

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from £300 / night

(3) Excellent 

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East Farleigh holiday narrowboat rental

Maidstone / East Farleigh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect pet-friendly, romantic and quiet 'getaway' on a static narrow boat” We stayed on Marianna the narrow boat at Maidstone for 3 days/ 2 nights over the bank holidays. Patricia and Laurence were the perfect host, very accommodating and very fri
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from £65 / night

£400 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £65 / night

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