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.
Rural converted cow shed. It's peaceful, quiet and relaxing. It's a totally self contained cottage with its own front door so you can come and go as you please.
There is tea, fresh ground coffee, cereals and the chickens might have laid you a fresh egg.
Towels with …see more
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.Situated on the beautiful Raamgr …see more
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 … More
“A perfect stay in the heart of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More
The Landmark is a two bedroom brick cottage at Dundee Beach, two hours drive south west of Darwin, Northern Territory.
The Landmark is located with views and a short 100 m walk to the sandy beach. The cottage is fully self contained and includes dining and lounge facili …see more
In the beautiful countryside near the pretty city of Groningen we have two furnished safari tents for rent. The safari tents come with a kingsize bed and one or two bunk beds with comfortable mattresses . There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and sitting area. …see more
For you a fantastic tree house on an old oak that dominates the hills overlooking the Gulf of Policastro.
A journey in direct contact with vivid nature and wild Cilento. An adventure to live between sea and mountains, in a small cabin located about 9 meters high from w …see more
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
You will live up here in a small paradise up in a tree house listening to the distant sound of the ocean, lots of differenet birds singing in the trees and chipmonks. Here a bit off the beach you see monkeys jumping in the trees, squirells chasing each other and the bes …see more
Minimum stay over New Years Eve is at the moment 5 nights.Modern 3 bedroom houseboat on the Amstel and right in the centre of town, means you couldn't be better placed. Experience a truly Dutch way of living by staying on a Houseboat. The Dutch love their canals a …see more
“The stay exceeded all expectations.Ideally situated near Rembrandplein”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
The accommodation was very tidy and especially the roomy livingroom was a plus.Wi-fi also a welcome addition and we realy enjoyed staying in the centre of Amsterdam with all the canal boats passing by… More
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
The location is good, but the rent is too expensive for what is offered. It took 24 hours to get the toilets repaired. There was a burnt smell coming from the microwave (that we did not use). The prop… More
Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the houseboat and your stay. I have checked the heater and it is now working normally, just a little air in the pipes. And I acted straight away when i heard the toilet was blocked and it was fixed as soon as the workman could get there. The microwave just needed a little use to blow out what ever the last guest had burnt inside. as it was clean i had no idea. I am aware of the marks on the wall and have tried to clean it but as i won't come off i plan to repaint, when i have time, Im still shocked at what some guests get up to. And although the boat is not new and yes there are areas that need attention I'm surprised it was as bad as you mention. i hear a lot, accommodation in Amsterdam is more expensive than other cities but you where also 5 guests. In the centre of the city (prime location). On a houseboat. With stunning canal views. It would costs the same in a hotel but without the view. i cant not mention to the reason you weren't compensated, this was up to the manager. I will try harder next time.
“Avoid - way over priced for what you get”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Stayed here with family & spouse while visiting Amsterdam for 5 days this May. I'll start with the positives: (1) The staff is friendly and helpful. (2) The location; the Klaziena houseboat is close t… More
Sunshine Yurt is a traditional Mongolian yurt in a totally secluded setting on Dartmoor in Devon. Sunshine Yurt is in a meadow next to a stream, with far-reaching views and all day sunshine (hence the name!). One of only two yurts at Dartmoor Yurt Holidays, you will hav …see more
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o …see more
Diving and snorkeling paradise!!!. Fully furnished 2 adjacent flats with private access to the beach. 42 sq. m. each flat with kitchen and shower room. Very calm and relaxing for a complete rest. It is located in Dauin-the marine santuary town and diver's paradise. Just …see more
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellen …see more
Lavishly equipped and tastefully furnished Victoria Lodge is ideally located for walking, mountain biking, climbing, sightseeing and bird watching. There are slate mines and caverns, castles including Dolwyddelan, beautiful gardens, steam railways and pretty unspoilt vi …see more
The house itself is converted to to a very high standard, and has a nicely quirky layout and feel. It is well-equipped and is situated in the heart of a beautiful valley. We are not bikers or ramblers… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2012
Beautiful Lodge with amazing accommodation, lovely decor and garden.The location was very good for visiting many parts ofNorth Wales.
The village has a shop and good beer at the pub. We enjoyed good … More
“Great customer service, great accomofation, great location - even in February!”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
This converted chaple is a real find. We stayed here with our two boys and grandparents. The standard of accommodation and customer service is easily up there with the best places we have stayed. We h… More
At Wild Harvest we have three SoulPad Tipi's (accommodating 12 in total) each simply furnished with coir carpet, wood-burner, white cotton bedding, duvets and four single sofa/chair beds (can be put together). A shared gas shower shed and a separate loo/washbasin are p …see more
A delightful character property consisting of a living room with fitted kitchen on the ground floor and upstairs a good-sized double bedroom and shower room. Why choose Brossac? Why indeed? Why choose a village, instead of staying in remote countryside? Well, for a sta …see more
“Brilliant place from which to explore the region”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
A warm welcome from Susan and Dennis to a really quirky little place located bang in the centre of Brossac. There was everything you could need in the Tower, which was very clean and well organised. W… More
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the area as delightful as we do!
Reviewed 14 Aug 2015
My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have tal… More
Thank you for your kind remarks. We're pleased that you enjoyed a restful holiday in our area of rural France.
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to holiday somewhere in Southern France where we could chill out and unwind. We found The Tower House and it was perfect. The accommodatio… More
We're pleased you had a relaxing time and thank you for your positive remarks.
Set in the bush fronting on to the beautiful Rangiputa Beach on the Karikari Peninsula, Dreamcatchers balances comfort and style with nature's beauty and tranquillity to create a truly magical experience. With your yurt like tent, set in your own little clearing am …see more
A sensitive conversion of a former Methodist Chapel in the middle of the pretty village of Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley near Bridport.The Chapel has a comfortable lounge area near the large fireplace with wood burning stove, satellite tv and DVD player, iPod dockin …see more
The Chapel is a very large characterful 3 bedroom self contained holiday property, which can accommodate between 2 and 10 guests.This grade 2 listed building has a 13 meter lounge containing a full size American pool table, large television with free view, four comforta …see more
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!”
Reviewed 31 May 2013
My family and I stayed in The Chapel and Well Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottages were lovely and had everything we needed. I would like to thank Suzanne for being so hospitable. She made s… More
One of two self catering yurts set on a private peninsula in the heart of Emsworth Marina. We offer a nautical stay in a beautiful woodland setting. Surrounded by luxury yachts and cruisers this 'glamping' experience really is unique. Ideal for couples/families (MAXIMU …see more
Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier
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The 61 year old former Douglas Memorial Presbyterian Church in Fox Glacier, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, has recently been fully renovated and restored and is now reborn as luxury self contained holiday accommodation.Constructed of local riverst …see more
An unique opportunity to stay in an original 1880 Old Chapel, offering luxury, comfortable accommodation which has been carefully renovated to a very high standard retaining many of the original features.
Sleeps 8 + cot : 4 Bedrooms (1 x double en-suite), (1 x double), …see more
Capel Pennant is an old estate chapel on the Chirk Castle estate, only a mile from the National Trust castle, within the grounds of an historic seventeenth century upland manor house, Plas Pennant. The farmstead is sited at the head of a secret valley, 900ft above sea …see more
Bishops converted chapel is a fabulous place in which to holiday for discerning guests. Being well equipped to offer everything one needs on holiday including free wi-fi for those who need to be in contact with the outside world. We believe that a holiday is not just …see more
Sympathetic conversion, great thought has gone into keeping period details while providing every modern convenience. As good outdoors as indoors. Super clean. Perfect for 2 people to use the kitchen. … More
“One of the best places we've stayed”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
A most wonderful property, unique, full of character, with every home comfort you could possibly think of. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in.Would be marvellous at any time of ye… More
“An enchanted stay at Bishops”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2011
We are regulars at Bishops and thoroughly enjoy our breaks here. The accommodation is first class in our opinion.
The Chapel has a warm welcoming feeling and set in such a tranquil location you can… More
Our shepherds hut offers the ultimate in camping luxury. Fully equipped, with an en-suite bathroom, our hut is the perfect place for a romantic retreat or escape from urban living. Situated close to Lewes, and just over an hour from London, you can come and unwind amon …see more
A very special beach house, newly renovated, in secluded Cowan Cowan village
A very special beach house, newly renovated, in secluded Cowan Cowan village. 2 Queen bedrooms, both en-suited and has everything you would need for a relaxing beach holiday Outdoor fire pit to …see more
A location and accommodation which can not be compared due to the unique arrangement and location.
Koule (Castel) of Bali and the little church, you just have found paradise
Totally privacy by living above all, overseeing the sandy beaches of Bali and dreaming along …see more
Staying in the castle is a one-of-a-kind experience. The castle is a work of art, the grounds are well-maintained, the pool is wonderful, and the views are unbelievable. This is the only place to stay… More
A beautiful romantic space for two with a sleeping platform a huge comfy sofa/bed, TV and DVD player, a woodburner and view over to the Preselli mountains. A beautiful hand-built kitchen with slate floor leads from the main living and sleeping space and then double stai …see more
A wonderful retreat, the studio itself was perfect and even had a lovely welcoming fire on our arrival. Studio has everything you need for the stay and was just perfect. It has character and has great… More
Beautifully restored medieval castle with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen with stunning water views over the Isle of Arran. In private grounds of one acre on a hill this, 15th century castle accommodates up to 12 adults and 2 (older) children, over four floor …see more
Southerton Tower is a magnificently transformed 19th century water tower. The three storey property is along the path from By the Way Cottage in the heart of the Otter Valley
This bijou property is cleverly designed to maximise the use of vertical space, the ground floo …see more
Lovely little Watermill in unique location
The Casa Azenha is comprised of one bedroom, living area and bathroom with self-catering kitchen and private patio and pool
.5 minute drive to the best local beaches, restaurants, market and village. 10 min drive to Sintra, The …see more
This was a magical and fantastic way to start our journey of Portugal. Paola, was a magnificent host and her little cottage was beautifully appointed and the bed divine. There was a food market with t… More
Thank you so much for your kind review, it was a real pleasure to meet you and I hope to welcome you back someday.
All the best,
Reviewed 18 Sep 2013
We stayed here for several days in May as a break before our baby arrived. The property is beautiful and very tastefully decorated as the pictures on the website show. Paola has thought of many love… More
Our cavehouse is situated in the lovely village of Zujar, which is at the foot of the Jabalcon mountain. Nearby is the beautiful Lake Negratin suitable for swimming in.
The property offers a sunny patio area with built in barbecue. Bespoke steel doors to cave leading in …see more
Nubra ecolodge is a family run ecotourism venture, located near Sumur sand dunes in the Nubra Valley. The landscape facing the confluence of Shyok and Nubra rivers is the natural habitat for seabuckthorn, wild flowers and desert wildlife.The land has been planted with p …see more