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.
“The Count House, utterly perfect!” Whether you've your own transport or not, this is a perfect holiday getaway, for it's with in easy reach of the local train station (I came by public transport from London. It was a doddle). The accommodation is exac
Me, my partner and our Frenchie stayed at this cottage for three nights, we had the most amazing and relaxing time. This is perfect if you are looking for beautiful views and a peaceful time by the fi… More
“Another wonderful birthday treat”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2015
Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christ… More
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We're delighted that you had anther enjoyable birthday at Okel Tor and look forward to welcoming you back!
“Natural Beauty and Pure Relaxation at its best”
Reviewed 8 Jul 2015
The peace and tranquility that we experienced at Okel Tor far exceeded our expectation.
All of our needs were catered for in a comfortable and understated manner, which is a reflection of Nick, the o… More
Thank you for your review of The Count House. We're delighted to hear that the cottage exceeded your expectations, you felt welcome and comfortable and enjoyed the local walks and pubs. We hope to see you again!
“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
“Lovely, cosy cottage, perfect for a countryside break” We really cannot praise this property highly enough. Quirky in character with its lovely mezzanine sleeping area, wood burner (lovely to cosy up in front of after a long walk on chilly February d
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
“Delightfully quirky, peaceful place to stay!”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
What a wonderful place to spend a couple of nights in the winter! The fire was lit when we arrived, ideal given the stormy night. Oshi was very welcoming. Thanks for such a lovely weekend. Ric… More
“Stylish and peaceful” We took our son, daughter-in-law and 3 year old grandson with us and had a fabulous time. The cave house was very comfortable and well equipped. The only downside was the lack of local facilities and restaurants, although we were
“Very comfortable and stylish "away from it all" break”
Reviewed 26 Nov 2014
You have to concentrate on your map directions to find the ‘Cave of the Cypress’ and I suggest you find it for the first time, during daylight. Once there, we found a beautifully appointed modern … More
“Converted cave dweller!”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2016
We absolutely loved the cave. Forget conceptions that it will be damp, dark and dreary this cave is white bright spacious and not a spider or any other insect in sight. The temperature is remarkable, … More
Thank you for your kind review, I am thrilled you had a lovely time and we'd love to see you again inb the future.
“Brilliant” We were a family party of 28 ranging from 18 months to 60 plus. The accommodation was ideal with sufficient bedrooms. The covered dining terrace was brilliant and with excellent weather we were able to have our lunch and dinner outside ever
We were a family group of 17 adults and 4 children, the place was perfect for us.
Beautiful setting, great pool and facilities for small children. Dining room and terrace with seating for us all, bu… More
“Sejour agreable, paisible et ressourcant en pleine nature”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2016
J'ai passe une semaine a la source dans le cadre d'une retraite. La yourte est spacieuse et agreable, la literie correcte. C'est un lieu en pleine nature, paisible et ressourcant. La cuisine est de q… More
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“Delightful and quirky” This was our second stay at The Old Chapel and was as good as our first visit. Lovely comfortable accommodation with everything that you need for a great stay. Ideally placed for us as we have family in the next hamlet. Commun
We arrived at The Old Chapel and were met by its quaint charm. It is in a beautiful location and is ideal to get away from it all. There were 6 in our party including 3 teenagers and we all adored i… 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