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; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Vaivaa is built with local-style Polynesian charm. It has an spacious floor plan, with large airy windows opening to the ocean, gardens and lake. The beautiful lilly covered lake is filled with fish, eels and turtles, which helps keep mosquitos away from Vaivaa. The bun …see more
We have 2 Swiss Tent Cottages , located in Chamba , Uttarakhand , India at an altitude of 5800ft. from sea level. Both cottages have attached Toilet , Bed Room and a Verandah (Sit out area) with ample lighting and power backup. There is a In-house Restaurant where you c …see more
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
A charming 19th century converted chapel for two which has a double bed within a cosy living room with dining and kitchen area and under-floor heating. Separate shower room with toilet and washbasin. The detached building is in the middle of a Baptist Cemetery, which is …see more
Very enjoyable long weekend break at 'The Retreat'. The converted chapel had everything we needed and the underfloor heating kept us nice & warm. The views were amazing and the hill-walking was just w… More
Glad you enjoyed the Retreat. Yes the Royal Oak is a great pub and dog-friendly too!
Eldersfield Tipis are tucked away at the end of a no-through road in the rural heart of the three counties placed at the centre of farm life within an approx ¼ acre paddock. During the day you will hear the bustle of farm life; animals being fed, lambing, calving, trac …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
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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
Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
In unspoiled spanish countryside, El Molino de la Mora Encantada is a restored 16th. century water mill. Located in a tranquil hamlet just 1 hour drive from Madrid.The 7 bedroom house (sleeps 20) is filled with character. Stunning and spacious gardens with river and ca …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Thorneycroft Shepherds Hut offers short stay holidays as an idyllic getaway to the peace and quiet of the country side. It is situated in a quiet corner of our yard with uninterrupted views down our fields in the picturesque village of Kettleshulme, nestled on the edge …see more
what a lovely place, peace and quiet the perfect place to spend time together. The hamper from joanne on arrivel was a lovely touch. a lovely lady and host. all in all the perfect place will be back … More
Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
We called it The Dairy Trullo because this trullo was originally used to make and smoke cheese, hence its name. It is a small studio holiday home. It has everything you need to enjoy a rural experience in Puglia. Under the traditional trullo roof there is a double sofa …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children;
A warm welcome awaits you at The Shepherds Hide. A luxurious and unique self catering shepherds hut, tucked away in the heart of the Essex coast just outside Colchester only an hour and a half from London.
Our luxury and romantic shepherds hut for two people is located …see more
We had the most amazing relaxing weekend here. The hut is situated on a beautiful farm complete with chickens and ducks, a short walk away from the main buildings but it feels like a little world of i… More
Thank you for your very kind review. We are so glad you were able to relax and enjoy your natural surroundings here on our farm. It is what The Shepherds Hide is all about. Escaping the speed of the modern world! We hope to welcome you back in the future.
“Wonderful 'get away from it all' experience!”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
What a wonderful stay. The hide was beautiful, the location stunning, and the welcome warm. The ideal place to unwind and enjoy the outstanding views across the lake. Near enough to places of interest… More
Thank you for your review. We are soiled you enjoyed all The Shepherds Hide has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Reviewed 9 Jan 2016
We loved our New Years stay, a lot of quirky villages to visit be we could never wait to get back to the cosy hut to enjoy it. The grounds are so peaceful, would be sure to stop again.… More
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your new year stay with us and enjoyed the farm and local towns. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Happy 2016.
Restaured farm with magnificents views to the mountains and to the river Oria as it is located in the height of nature. It has a splendid terrace from where you can enjoy the views .The beach is 5 minutes by car and the gorgeous fishing village of Orio is 1 km far.The h …see 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
Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
NEW CHILLOUT CAVE HOUSE IN CORTES DE BAZA, LA TEJA. tHE CAVE HAS EVERYTHING FOR A AVERY RELAXING HOLIDAY, NO NOISE.......SO CHILLThis is a peaceful country area, there is no passing traffic and it is therefore very safe for children and animals. Walking distance to the …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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
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
Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Ease the stresses and strains of modern life and come and stay in our luxurious hand crafted shepherd's hut. You will soon forget about your troubles as you drift off to sleep in the comfort of this unique space, thoughtfully fitted out with everything that you cou …see more
My husband and I stayed at the Shepherds Hut after a day at Brands Hatch for one night. It was a perfect retreat - the owners had left us a log fire ready to go and there is a lovely little table and … More
Reviewed 6 Aug 2013
We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. The owners had thought of everything, including a 'welcome' basket of local goodies! The Shepherd's Hut is beautifully decorated - 'shabby chic' and really… More
“Super, cosy, well-appointed hut in beautiful countryside with very helpful owners”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2015
Great place to stay. Very helpful owners made sure we had everything we needed and provided some of the tastiest sausages we've ever eaten! Would recommend.… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Situated in the vicinity of Yala National Park, the 2nd largest national park in Sri Lanka. Elephants Lake offers remarkable and exciting stay close to nature and situates facing natural lake call “Rotawewa”. Elephant Lake helps you to relax peacefully in a typical …see more
Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Little seaside castle hidden in the heart of Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland, surrounded by breathtaking views overlooking the Inner Hebridean Islands of Jura, Scarba, Shuna and the Gulf of Corryvrekan. We offer the full house for large groups of family or friends …see more
Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc
€250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only.
NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who do …see more
A cave-house situated in the country estate called Finca Nanita, near to the village of Fontanales, surrounded by fruit trees and cultivation land. The cave part was formed by nature, and at the beginning of the XX century two rooms were built onto the exterior. After i …see more
Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The Repose is an oasis of calm in the heart of Salé's traditional medina, Rabat.Lovingly restored by the owners, Rachid and Jan, this luxury riad has been renovated and decorated using traditional materials and craftsmanship (with a modern and subtle touch) to giv …see more