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.
Medieval Little Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence.
Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking v …see more
“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
This was my second visit to Morocco as a solo traveller, and after the blistering heat of Marrakech the sea breezes of Essaouria were a welcome surprise. As was Chez dar Ma... The owner, an artist, h… More
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 1 Aug 2012
Highly recommendable! Cosy, friendly, spacious and clean. Excellent breakfasts. Hassan helped us with everything we needed, including cooking a delicious Tajine and giving us directions to the best re… More
“Fantastic riad; spacious and comfortable”
Reviewed 21 May 2012
I booked the whole riad for three nights for a group of friends following a long weekend in Marrakech; Chez Dar Ma and Essarouira provided the perfect contrast to end our holiday. The accommodation wa… More
<p>This fifteenth century castle, which sleeps 4 adults, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, painted ceilings and stone clad walls throughout. Set on 4 floors, with the highligh... …see more
Situated amidst majestic trees in the tranquil countryside on the County Meath and Cavan border, the castle commands magnificent views of Lough Sheelin, a 4500 acre lake famous for it's brown trout and liberally stocked perch and large pike. …see more
“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
We had a week away at the tree house and didn't tell the children (age range from 4 - 14) where we were staying Upon arrival they couldn't believe we were staying in a tree house. The walk down the … More
“Unique tree-house adventure”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2012
It was an absolute priviledge to be the first 'official' guests in the newly built 'Into the Woods' tree-house. Whilst the tree-house itself was built by an external tree-house provider, all of the i… More
In the heart of the most authentic Puglia, between uninterrupted dry stone walls and the olive trees that dominate the landscape, it stands this traditional complex of trulli with private pool, consists of two typical houses in trulli stone.
First one, Trullo Acquario, …see more
When you decide to visit our property, you will appear in 19th century tower just in centre of Slaný. Small czech town with many bars, pubs, sightseeings, friendly people and even local brewery. 25 – 35 minutes (bus) 20 minutes (car, taxi) from the Prague …see more
“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
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
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill …see more
Ideal for families with young children - plenty of toys and activities on the farm and at the property. Central and unique location on an organic cattle and cork farm . Learn more about the fascinating cork industry. Enjoy the beaches of the Costa de la Luz - Tarifa, Bo …see more
“Cosy and conveniently located.” Great atmosphere, well managed, excellent staff. We ate in every night as the ladies' cooking was so good! Lovely weather (sunny, with cool nights) and we really enjoyed our week.
We stayed here in January with our three children aged 5, 7 and 8. Initially we were going to stay outside the Medina but are glad we changed our minds! Dar Soulahfa is a beautiful Riad with immaculat… More
“Great house in a great location.”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
A lovely house with excellent friendly staff. Beautifully restored riad with total privacy centrally located, yet in a quiet backstreet near all the sights. We took 3 kids (9,6 and 2 years) and my 83 … More
Set on 1900 acres of National Trust Parkland overlooking Upper Lough Erne, 4 miles from Newtownbutler, 7 miles from Lisnaskea lies this wing of castle which features the charm of a castle whilst offering modern facilities, all rooms en-suite, free Wi-Fi and the option o …see more
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!” 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
For the 2016 season we have just completed upgrades to lounge furniture & furnishings, there is a new hob & oven and the main bedroom now has a king-size bed. An Taigh Boighreach is decorated and equipped to a very high standard while retaining period ecclesias …see more
Trullo Lammas is a recently renovated stylish two bedroom trullo sleeping a maximum of 6 guests. Furnished in a "shabby chic" style with antique lighting. Boasting lovely views over the Itria Valley sitting in a hectare of land with olive groves, fig and apric …see more
“Great house” Nice trulli, really close to Ceglia and Martina Franca. Only half an hour by car to the beach. Clean house with perfect kitchen. Two bedrooms (each 2 persons) and one room with couch for 2 more people to sleep. Please keep in mind that th
“A calm oasis in Marrakech” We had this beautiful riad all to ourselves and were very comfortable with our two very young children (a three year old and a baby). It was lovely to come home from the heat and bustle of the city and a treat to have a ligh
Dar Patrick was absolutely perfect! Great communication before our stay, even being able to sort out an extra bed at short notice for a 7th guest. The building was beautifully decorated, rooms comfy a… More
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
The Dar Patrick Riad in Marrakech is absolutely an enjoyable experience! During our one week stay Hassan, the local manager, has been very kind and has given us plenty of advices about the city and wh… More
“A beautifully restored Riad in the heart of traditional Marrakech”
Reviewed 18 May 2013
Dar Patrick was the perfect place to stay in Marrakech and I would highly recommend. It is beautifully restored and gives you a real sense of staying in a Morroccan house rather than some impersonal h… More
A small corner of paradise located just 3 minutes away from the town of Martina Franca,this wonderful location offers you up to 3 beds, 2 bathrooms, pool with water games, large covered parking, air conditioning, heating system and free wifi. …see more
“Excellent!!” Very enjoyable long weekend break at 'The Retreat'. The converted chapel had everything we needed and the underfloor heating kept us nice & warm. The views were amazing and the hill-walking was just what we needed to get some fresh air. T
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
A very popular 2 - 4 berth houseboat, Scallywag is a breeze to drive and very economical to run. Scallywag is big enough to give you tons of space, but small enough to make you feel confident in setting forth as Captain of your own vessel!
Modern, light and airy, take …see more