Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (4778)

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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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £38 / night

£211 - £227 / week

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from £38 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £76 / night

£530 - £942 / week

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from £76 / night

(17) Excellent 

49

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Gwithian holiday beach hut accommodation

Cornwall / Gwithian

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Buoys is a bright sunny traditional wooden chalet with a modern beach-style interior. It is situated on the small privately run site of Gwithian Sands which offers a safe haven for children to play in the golden sand dunes. As you drive in to the site you will find  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £925 / week

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from £47 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Wedmore holiday shepherds hut rental

Somerset / Wedmore

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Mowbarton is a custom-made shepherd's hut, built in oak to a traditional design but cunningly crafted for comfort and luxurious modern living. Finished to a very high standard by Somerset craftsmen, the Shepherd’s Hut is sited on a raised grassy area on a two-acre plo  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.If  …see more

from £261 / night

£1509 - £2265 / week

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from £261 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Port MacDonnell

South Australia / Port MacDonnell

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Arches of Allendale is an 1866 CHURCH that has been converted into boutique accommodation in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. The beautifully restored church offers three bedrooms catering for 6 plus a sofa bed sleeping 2 on the mezzanine. The fully renovated ac  …see more

from £94 / night

£655 / week

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from £94 / night

(53) Very Good 

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Kerala / Alappuzha

1 8 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Haven in the middle of backwaters” Starting with our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the staff who also helped us in getting us and our luggage to the boat which was parked away from the jetty and we had to cross over 2 other boats before reaching  …see more

from £126 / night

£882 / week

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from £126 / night

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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 £31 / night

£177 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Julien-en-Born / Contis-les-Bains

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£253 / week

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from £51 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Fes / Fes Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £76 / night

£454 - £930 / week

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from £76 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Quaint and Well Situated Houseboat” We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other houseboats each  …see more

from £127 / night

£757 - £1765 / week

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from £127 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill letting

Llangefni / Bodffordd

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- ve  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Southern Italy

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Tranquil retreat” Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014. We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination. Such a beautiful setting, peacef  …see more

from £110 / night

£645 - £1290 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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 hu  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Windmill rental in Tripiti

Milos / Tripiti

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Three wonderful days in a wonderful place.” We had a great stay at the windmill. Everything was very clean and furnished with great attention to detail. The kitchen was fully equipped and cold soft drinks and beer were provided when we arrived. The ve  …see more

from £85 / night

£505 - £799 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) 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 £70 / night

£337 - £538 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut in Los Molles

Valparaiso Region / Los Molles

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Decorated from the owners travels all over the world, this cabin oozes atmosphere. The private guest bedroom plus deck is on the lower separate floor with terrific ocean views.The shower and washing machine of the main cabin is in your bathroom so you might be sharing w  …see more

from £71 / night

£473 / week

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from £71 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £72 / night

£332 - £387 / week

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from £72 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stylish Holiday Property” Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general s  …see more

from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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from £115 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Inverness holiday lighthouse rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous” We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The peaceful setting is amazing and we will be b  …see more

from £92 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £92 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Lance aux Epines holiday tower rental

Saint George Parish / Lance aux Epines

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Sugar Mill Tower — an alluring and lovely hideaway — ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, proposals, & couple's retreat. An English 4-poster bed dominates the romantic round room. 2nd BR has a full-size bed. Both are en suite. Includes 3 levels of decks, private plu  …see more

from £286 / night

£2000 - £4000 / week

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from £286 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£463 - £816 / week

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from £85 / night

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Province of Brescia / Vezza d'Oglio

4 15 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £51 / night

£211 - £1849 / week

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from £51 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Tiffauges

Vendee / Tiffauges

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Exceded expectations” The 'Moulin de la Roche' is even more amazing than it looks in the photos. The setting is idyllic; next to the river which you can cross by the footbridge, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The sound of the water wheel is very  …see more

from £160 / night

£921 - £1257 / week

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from £160 / night

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Bouelles holiday castle rental

Seine-Maritime / Bouelles

11 23 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 23
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
With its architecture typical of Normandy, the chateau has been renovated with luxury and sophistication. In this property full of history, you can find every modern comfort and fittings done to the highest standard. Ideal for a family getaway, a break with friends or w  …see more

from £1681 / night

£7143 / week

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from £1681 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the prefect inexpensive romantic retreat offering studio accommodation with a double bed-settee, a set of bunk beds, a kitchenette and bathroom.  …see more

from £47 / night

£255 - £345 / week

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from £47 / night

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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Kerala / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
A House Boat or (Boat House) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Houseboats in Kerala, south India, are huge, slow-moving barges used for leisure trips.The Price Which is given for 6 Peoples, if you have less Number of peoples we  …see more

from £138 / night

£965 / week

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from £138 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £127 / night

£522 - £580 / week

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from £127 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Tiddington holiday yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £26 / 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

(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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Bea  …see more

from £148 / night

£1005 - £1610 / week

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from £148 / night

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Locorotondo holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cinquenoci Trullo is located in a panoramic and quiet area, not far from the town centre. Its name derives from “Cinquenoci” (literally “five walnut-trees”) district, an ancient place characterized by the presence of five huge walnut-trees, which bore the precio  …see more

from £59 / night

£412 - £1118 / week

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from £59 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Location” My family and I rented this property in July and it was wonderful! The description in accurate and offer exactly what you would expect from this magical place. It is perfectly in the middle of the Apulian countryside and offers the per  …see more

from £118 / night

£799 - £1261 / week

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from £118 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Converted chapel rental in Northern England with golf nearby

Northumberland / Hexham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Charming riverside property in pretty rural village” We had a lovely stay in this old chapel it was very warm and cosy throughout out our late winter week, we even had some lovely bright sunny days which was an unexpected bonus, and a couple of brig  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Porto District / Porto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £76 / night

£505 - £883 / week

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from £76 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

Alton / Medstead

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden
The 'Wagon in the Woods' is situated in a beautiful secluded location amidst the Hampshire countryside. Experience it's unique design and comfortable interior for a restful, rural break. The wagon now has a wood fired hot tub Enjoy the wildlife whilst ambling along the  …see more

from £105 / night

£600 / week

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from £105 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Dordogne / Daglan

4 8 7 nights min

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

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from £103 / night

£715 - £1765 / week

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from £103 / night