Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (4987)

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 trullo with swimming pool in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
Trullo Beato is a trullo villa with a private swimming pool located in between Alberobello and Locorotondo here in southern Italy. This small holiday villa is ideal for two people who want a holiday surrounded by olive and fruit trees in the countryside of the Itria Val  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1000 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cupar holiday yurt accommodation

Fife / Cupar

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
The hobbit yurt is a charming one off yurt surrounded by woodland which offered ad regret of seclusion and privacy. There is a fully equipped kitchen and shower room your your use in an adjacent building. The hobbit yurt has a double bed and a futon which folds into a s  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Beautiful secluded location in mixed neighborhood of both residential and holiday homes. Flooded with light, very thick walls and unusually free from damp. Superb housemaid that visits daily.  …see more

from £80 / night

£495 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Freila

Province of Granada / Freila

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“A little slice of heaven” What a wonderful wonderful place to stay. Freila is a gorgeous slice of rustic Spanish charm, and Madi & Graeme's cave house was the perfect place for us to spend a holiday. Charming, very clean, had everything we needed, and  …see more

from £33 / night

£225 / week

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from £33 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £46 / night

£267 - £656 / week

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from £46 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Locorotondo / Contini

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£359 - £560 / week

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from £59 / night

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Puy-de-Dome / Singles

3 11 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt in Rhydwyn

Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Exactly what we were looking for! Completely surprised when we turned up. Massive secluded area to ourselves. With a fire pit and bbq. All wood, coal and firelighters supplied. The yurt was amazing easily fitting 4. With room outside for a  …see more

from £80 / night

£540 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

Northamptonshire / Maidwell

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Located in Northamptonshire near the Leicestershire border, we have created a fantastic opportunity to explore the amazing Northamptonshire countryside. Situated down the end of a 2 mile lane you will truly feel that you have escaped from modern everyday life. The hut i  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Gedre

4 4 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £82 / night

£342 - £505 / week

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from £82 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment  …see more

from £48 / night

£283 - £2975 / week

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from £48 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Beach hut rental in St. Dogmaels

St. Dogmaels / Poppit Sands

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Loved our stay and so did the dogs. We were very comfortable at Morlais. Lovely walks on the beach. Plenty of places to visit.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £650 / week

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from £32 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cave house rental in Galera

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"” It was very easy to book and the owners sent excellent directions to find it as it is a little remote.Having said that it is utterly charming,,set on a hillside surrounded by other cuevas.....an ide  …see more

from £33 / night

£190 - £330 / week

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from £33 / night

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Holiday fort in St. Ouen

Jersey / St. Ouen

1 10 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Lewis' Tower is perfect for getting back to basics and having a beach adventure with friends and family. Situated on grassland next to the beach, it is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down.  …see more

from £93 / night

£651 / week

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from £93 / night

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Fort letting in Montisi with shared pool

Province of Siena / Montisi

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
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

from £106 / night

£733 - £814 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £240 / night

£1765 - £1975 / week

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from £240 / night

21

Kimito Island / Dragsfjard

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £86 / night

£513 / week

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from £86 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Saone-et-Loire / Issy-l'Eveque

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £13 / night

£89 / week

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from £13 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Trullo, lovely area” Beautiful trullo, refurbished really well with an amazing outside space and pool area. Very well equiped for self catering. The area is a perfect mix of town and country.  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £1430 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bergerac / Lembras

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool

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from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Languidic

Morbihan / Languidic

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £750 / week

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from £86 / night

(20) Excellent 

10

Oia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Oia

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Rose's Cave House is a spacious and cozy cave house in the village of Oia, one of the most beautiful villages of Santorini, hanging on the cliff of the caldera. The view from the courtyard is breathtaking and panoramic, which allows the eyes to wonder to the endles  …see more

from £112 / night

£740 - £1436 / week

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from £112 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cantal / Saint-Urcize

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £73 / night

£338 - £424 / week

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from £73 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Little Haven

Pembrokeshire / Little Haven

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Gorgeous place in a gorgeous part of the world” Loved the accommodation. Beautiful and very well equipped. Loads of things to do nearby and amazing beaches all around. Highly recommended  …see more

from £110 / night

£507 - £707 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £112 / night

£718 - £1436 / week

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from £112 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
quiet and tranquility The house boat is a bit of a distance from Amsterdam centre, so you can escape the hustle and bustle after a packed day of exploring and have peace and tranquillity at the apartment, chilling with the birds and water. Now also e-bikes available.&l  …see more

from £99 / night

£642 - £684 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Boathouse rental in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Lochside, beautiful views from the lounge and master bedroom in a stunning setting with views of mountains and Loch. Close to restaurants and bars in the village. In the outstandingly beautiful area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.<br />a great choi  …see more

from £123 / night

£855 - £1299 / week

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from £123 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £257 / night

£1966 / week

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from £257 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Langton Matravers

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
5 large en suite safari lodge tents, each sleeping 6 on our working dairy farm. Fabulous location in a secluded field, halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage. The farm nestles underneath Nine Barrow Down which forms part of the South West Coast Path, a superb area f  …see more

from £111 / night

£650 - £1235 / week

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from £111 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saone-et-Loire / La Tagniere

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday castle in Aberlady

East Lothian / Aberlady

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely perfect location for a peaceful getaway just outside of Edinburgh.” Located in a beautiful area of Scottish countryside the stunning Luffness Castle is a dream getaway! With an open log fire, charming decor and a modern kitchen we spent a  …see more

from £175 / night

£1150 / week

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from £175 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday windmill with swimming pool in Cercal

Setubal District / Cercal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Unique property offering perfect privacy but only a short walk to Cercal with all its amenities. Only fifteen minutes drive to Villa Nova De Milfontes with Porto Covo also just a short drive away.  …see more

from £68 / night

£360 - £790 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica / Contrada Olmo

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Secluded Trullo in 3 acres gated garden. Huge salt water private pool .Great views, peace & privacy. Sleeps 4-8. in independent s/c units. WIFI. Close to Ceglie, Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca. Within easy reach Adriatic & Ionic Seas, Lecce and all  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £1120 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday tree house in Whippingham

Isle of Wight / Whippingham

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning” If you want something that is a little bit different, but also want quality ... then this is the place. We spent a fabulous week at the Treehouse. What an amazing place. The location is great, literally 15mins from the East Cowes ferry, w  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Everything we hoped for and more” We have just returned from 10 days at Chez Dar Ma, having had a fantastic holiday in lovely Essaouira. The weather was lovely not too windy or too hot. The Riad is an oasis of beauty and calm in the old Medina and off  …see more

from £130 / night

£820 - £1286 / week

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from £130 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint-Clementin holiday watermill rental

Deux-Sevres / Saint-Clementin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A very peaceful rural location ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, boating, bird watching and artists. A travel cot with bedding & pushchair are available on request. Games room with table tennis and darts also a selection of toys for children . Stone BBQ, Peaceful  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £550 / week

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from £40 / night

(12) Excellent 

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State of Sao Paulo / Ilhabela

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £97 / night

£678 / week

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from £97 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat with shared pool in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Pantheos Romantic Houseboat Prinsengracht Amsterdam<br />A public swimmingpool "Het Marnixbad" is located just around the corner.  …see more

from £180 / night

£1197 - £1795 / week

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from £180 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Sansepolcro with shared pool

Province of Arezzo / Sansepolcro

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
Romantic medieval tower. Secluded hideaway in the Tuscan hills. Close to shops, museums, art and culture.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Very Good 

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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 £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night