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.
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
A beautiful stone Tower with 12 acres park and large swimming pool, on a hillside only 1.6 miles from Spoleto centre. 6 beautiful bedrooms, living room with fireplace, 2 kitchens and a lovely panoramic terrace, immersed in an amazing rose garden with breathtaking view. …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Romantic and charming 14th century fortress. Very authentic medieval atmosphere. Strategically located between Val d'Orcia and Crete Senesi, close to Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and Siena. Shops at walking distance. Organic wine and extra virgin olive oil. …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Pets welcome; Private garden;
Kilmartin Castle is your opportunity to stay in a 450 year old castle set in a beautiful historically rich area of Scotland. Surrounded by neolithic standing stones and other archaeological sites, the area is perfect for hiking, cycling or just chilling out. …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
The mill is a traditional windmill like the ones often seen in the Cyclades and is the only preserved windmill in Koufonissia Islands that today serves as a tourist accommodation. The idyllic setting and quietness make the windmill an ideal place for relaxation. …see more
Boathouse: A wonderful holiday break at a Dutch lake, close to Schiphol airport, Amsterdam and the famous Dutch bulb fields. Boating, swimming, fishing, cycling and sailing. WIFI access and private parking. (Sailing)Boats available. Private garden, lots of privicy.Boath …see more
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility”
Reviewed 7 May 2014
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 grea… More
Thank you guys for your lovely review, you have been the perfect guests and we hope to see you back in the near future! Lovely you enjoyed the old Dutch countryside and the tranquility.
We would like to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. St Mary's Chapel was a delightful and unusual holiday let, in a glorious setting by the Tal-y-llyn lake beneath the impressive Cadair Idris. In… More
Thank you both for this kind review .I'm so pleased that your daughter recommended St.Mary's to you ..it's good to know that your likes are simular ..!
Hope to see you again one day .
“A perfect stay in a perfect location”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
Having travelled to North Wales numerous times, St Mary's has to be one of the prettiest places i've been too.
Ideally located for travelling to the coast, both West and North, but quiet enough for… More
Thanks for this positive review ...it was a pleasure to meet you both ...I'm well pleased that you enjoyed your stay at St.Mary's with it's beautiful surroundings ...and it would be good to see you here again one day ...
Reviewed 5 Jul 2014
My wife Sammi and I love places that have history, Tal y Llyn Chapel oozes it. Peter has lovingly restored the chapel with great care not to destroy the true beauty of such an historic building. He w… More
Thank you both for coming so far to stay at St.Mary's .....it was an absolute pleasure to have you visit ...you really appreciated this historic building ....and I will look forward to welcoming you here again one day...
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A newly renovated house with open plan kitchen/diningroom/ sitting room with French doors leading out to the jetty. Sleeps 8 in 2 double bedrooms, one twin and a studio all with river views. 3 shower rooms one with shower bath. Private, sunny patio with barbecue.
Ideal …see more
Reviewed 28 Aug 2013
The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and … More
Thank you for your glowing review and booking with us again for next year. Glad to hear you all had a great time and enjoyed the space the Boathouse offers to families with teenagers. It has, indeed, been a summer of fabulous sunsets. Let's hope next year will be just as good!
Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
We only have one shepherd's hut so this truly is a place to get away from it all and have you're own slice of paradise to yourself. Come and meet our friendly alpacas and use our chickens freshly laid eggs (seasonal!) all in a amazing location in North Yorkshire..This i …see more
“Just what we wanted”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2016
Not far from home but tucked away from society. A warm fire, wildlife and generous breakfast supply. A great place to read a book and keep the fire going (Ours was a winter stay) The perfect antidote … More
“Cozy, comfort, romance, nature”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Absolutely the loveliest place I have stayed with my boyfriend. Snug shepherd hut, cozy wood burner, romantic fairy lights and candles, loved the hot tub and set in beautiful bluebell wood. We could r… More
“Secluded, picturesque, perfect and with a hot tub!”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2016
At the time of writing this we have already booked our second visit, and a weekend for our son. Joanna, our host, was lovely and friendly and provided us with a 'breakfast basket' plus a cake for my … More
We had the best time at this wonderfully appointed unique holiday home. The pool was cleaned everyday for our own use, the grounds around the trulli were quiet without being miles away from our sights… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Skippered Yacht Charter.
Unique Sailing Holidays in Kefalonia and the Ionian Sea on our classic wooden yacht
Day trips, Overnight trips, one or two week cruises and more...
Enjoy the crystal waters of the Ionian and the comfort of this stylish handcrafted boat …see more
TRULLI BIANCHI is a nice property made up of three trulli and a new stone house surrounded by a garden with a swimming pool. The property rises not far from Alberobello on the top of a hill near a wood of oaks. In this place you can enjoy the Apulian landscape.
The hous …see more
“Fantastic accommodation and beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
We had a fantastic week at Trulli Bianchi. The accommodation is very clean and well-equipped, with a lovely pool and outside eating area. The property is in a very peaceful location just outside of Al… More
“Get away from it all in a modern well equipped trullo”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2012
We stayed here well into the autumn, this meant that we were able to take advantage of the outside space in the day but the trulli with the underfloor heating was warm and cosy at night and first thin… More
Reviewed 28 Sep 2011
We have just returned from an unforgettable 3 week holiday (13/08/2011 to 03/09/2011)at Trulli Bianchi. The owners Davide, Sandra & kids were extremely friendly and helpful and are a fantastic family … More
Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
Converted water tower set in 3.2 hectares of informal gardens and woodland. …see more
“relaxing, calm and wonderfull view”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2013
It's a very nice tower on top of a mountain, next to the house of owners, but still very private. There's a swimmingpool available, very good surroundings for walking and the view down to the see, th… More
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Experience life on the water on-board a 31 ft sailboat. Ideal accommodation for couples, small groups or families. Located in the desirable marina of Ocean Village, one of the most peaceful and upmarket areas in Southampton, and just a short walk from the city center.Ma …see more
“A Truly unique and amazing accommodation that you wont forget in a hurry!”
Reviewed 10 Mar 2015
I recently stayed on Davids Yacht with some friends for the night and thoroughly enjoyed myself! I've always been one to stick with what I know but when I started looking for someone unique to help ma… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Wake up on the hut's veranda, enjoy the view of the ocean towards Mahe and the surrounding lush tropical forests perfectly complimented by the local birds singing away. This part of the island sees very little traffic and one has a sense of being at one with nature. …see more
Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
The Balvaird Apartment within Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish kings, in the heart of Perthshire. This magnificent 5 star self-catering apartment sleeps up to 6 in 3 ensuite rooms with one super-king room and two king-size twins rooms. Understated luxury. …see more
Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a 2 acre paddock with far reaching views.
Beth, our Shepherd's Hut, has been lovingly hand-built to provide a luxury 'glamping' experience. …see more