Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (4948)

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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36

Tented camp rental in Oudtshoorn

Western Cape / Oudtshoorn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Awesome glamping in the heart of the karoo” An amazing experience with a well equipped facility which was homely and comfortable. Esti is an excellent host with lots of experience and suggestions of what to do in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our st  …see more

from £59 / night

£407 / week

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from £59 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ballymena holiday watermill rental

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Yelapa

Costalegre / Yelapa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
romantic beachfront paradise in idyllic private eco preserve  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for  …see more

from £130 / night

£863 - £2156 / week

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from £130 / night

21

Holiday watermill in Baston

Lincolnshire / Baston

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Our lovingly converted holiday properties make an ideal base for those looking for a peaceful countryside break. The former grain Mill on the banks of the River Glen was built in the 1750’s, but the accommodation is bang up to date. Fletland Mill sleeps eight peop  …see more

from £150 / night

£730 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) 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  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in El Barrio

Province of Alicante / El Barrio

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Car not necessary
Classic wooden sailing yacht right in the city center of Alicante...10 meters LOA 4 meters beam, good for two people, one double bed and 2 singles... great views. Close to restaurants and bars. Very close to he beach. Secure parking inside the marina, security and vi  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Ledbury

Herefordshire / Ledbury

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“Perfect!” Just returned from a two night stay. Upon arrival we were greeted by such caring and attentive hosts. Really couldn't have asked for a nicer location to be staying in. Will recommend to anyone and will be booking again for the new year. Than  …see more

from £57 / night

£342 - £354 / week

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from £57 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Bylchau

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“amazing property with very helpful owners” this was an amazing property with everything you could need supplied. the owners were lovely and very helpful. tea coffee and milk were supplied. there was also chocolates and flowers which made our arrival v  …see more

from £70 / night

£460 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of forest as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular!<b  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(27) Excellent 

22

Lacock holiday converted chapel rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A stunning converted Chapel in famous Lacock village; just 10 miles from Bath. Comprising 4 double bedrooms; able to sleep up to 10 people. Very large dining, lounge; entertaining areas. Renovated to the highest standard with home cinema, Whirlpool bath; en-suites. Set  …see more

from £275 / night

£1925 / week

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from £275 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.” 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, w  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandstone with a gree  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £1380 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Ballyshannon

County Donegal / Ballyshannon

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Restored chapel on a 300 year old Georgian Estate. Ideal for a relaxing family holiday or adventure seekers alike.  …see more

from £72 / night

£345 - £552 / week

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from £72 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Quebec / Mandeville

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £118 / night

£824 / week

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from £118 / night

(5) Very Good 

19

State of Rio de Janeiro / Armacao dos Buzios

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £97 / night

£605 - £831 / week

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from £97 / night

(6) Excellent 

30

Holiday cave house in Fira

Santorini / Fira

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
“Fabulous” This cave house was amazing. It is only a few minutes walk from the main square in Fira with all of its bars and restaurants. The cave is an ideal base for getting around the island - the main bus station is less than 5 minutes walk so get  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £1207 / week

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from £74 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Exo Gonia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Exo Gonia

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Vothonas is a village situated in the center of the island, 3 kilometers from capital Fira and 2 kilometers from Kamari beach.The village is quiet, not altered by tourism and very easy accessible.From Vothonas begins the natural canyon which have been made by the fo  …see more

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Vouvray holiday cave house rental

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A heartfelt welcome at Maison Melrose in the heart of the Loire Valley wine country. This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries.  …see more

from £173 / night

£949 / week

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from £173 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Abergynolwyn

Snowdonia National Park / Abergynolwyn

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Capel Jerusalem” We celebrated my sister 70th Birthday here, and everything was just as it looks in the photos Excellent accommodation and superb party venue. Everything was so easy we loved it all. We had originally booked for 12 but in  …see more

from £323 / night

£1750 - £2795 / week

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from £323 / night

28

Holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Casalini di Cisternino

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Nice trullo just a few km from Ostuni and Cisternino, basic furnishings, spacious and fresh, kitchen with fireplace, beautiful garden with barbecue and oven, private garage.  …see more

from £31 / night

£216 - £388 / week

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from £31 / night

18

Beberibe / Parajuru

4 17 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £37 / night

£173 - £444 / week

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from £37 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Patu / Marina San Gregorio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £22 / night

£130 - £440 / week

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from £22 / night

(81) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Lower Cwmtwrch

Swansea / Lower Cwmtwrch

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“Don't hesitate to stay here, it's perfection!” We spent 2 weeks here and loved every second. The place is an incredible blend of old and new- modern finishing that respects the original building and though spacious seems really cosy. The top back bedr  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

5

Holiday tented camp with golf nearby in Canungra

Scenic Rim / Canungra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Ideally positioned in the Scenic Rim Tuckers Retreat is a gateway to Lamington National Park, Binna Burra, Natural Arch and Mount Tamborine all within a 20 minute drive.Located 5 minutes drive to the township of Canungra.Canungra Golf course is just around the corner.  …see more

from £152 / night

£1037 / week

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from £152 / night

(7) Very Good 

17

Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

13

Holiday beach hut with golf nearby in Jammerbugt Municipality

North Jutland / Jammerbugt Municipality

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Dejlig nyrenoveret 2009/2013 sommerhus i træ, beliggende på 300 m2 naturgrund i meget hyggeligt område, og med en perfekt placering kun 100 m fra én af Danmarks mest børnevenlige sandstrande og købmand. Lendrup er beliggende 5 min.  …see more

from £31 / night

£173 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £95 / night

£604 - £1121 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in West Calder

West Lothian / West Calder

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great getaway” Shepard's rest was a lovely little getaway for us over a weekend. Surprisingly well furnished and war, we really did enjoy the cottage as well as the lovely surrounding scenery. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! Thanks L  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £350 / week

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from £55 / night

20

State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £30 / night

£204 / week

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from £30 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Alvescot

Burford / Alvescot

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Rectory Camp is a superb converted railway goods wagon nestled on the headland of a 20 acre meadow on the edge of the Cotswolds. An idyllic setting for a wonderful country getaway, the camp has an indoor kitchen with hob,cooker,fridge and hot and cold water. A wood burn  …see more

from £99 / night

£500 / week

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from £99 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Wing

Oakham / Wing

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Amazing bolt hole in a super location” Everything about the chapel was brilliant. The warm welcome from the neighbors (hello Kev ), the beautiful and tranquil setting and the great village pub..amazing food and lovely staff. The farm shop at Win  …see more

from £60 / night

£415 - £685 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good  …see more

from £104 / night

£518 / week

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from £104 / night

12

Tiznit / Aglou-Plage

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km

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from £32 / night

£182 / week

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from £32 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Branscombe holiday beach hut rental

Devon / Branscombe

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wagtail Wonder” WOW! This two bedroomed chalet is just wonderful. I had an amazing time, the chalet is comfortable and fully equipped, home from home really. The bed was comfortable and for a solo traveller I felt extremely safe. The bathroom has be  …see more

from £53 / night

£371 - £876 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Excellent 

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San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Enjoy 2 Kayaks and a Paddle Boat, plus 2 Bikes. We have over 70 ratings with 5 stars each on another site. We are also on FaceBook, search SDPelicanPlace.  …see more

from £201 / night

£1406 / week

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from £201 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday tree house rental

Southern Province / Dikwella

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Tree house with a nice panoramic sea view. Located in Dikwella South, 11.3 km from Tangalle, Sea View Tree House Dikwella features a barbecue facilities and terrace. Free private parking is available on site. Have a sitting area where you can relax. A terrace or balcon  …see more

from £56 / night

£320 / week

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from £56 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely apartment in Dover” We stayed here over New Year with our 1 year old and absolutely adored the apartment. Our stay was made extra special by the personal touches and attention to detail throughout. Thank you very much.  …see more

from £85 / night

£360 / week

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from £85 / night