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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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THE CARRIAGE HOUSE - KERIKERI-Luxury Apartment

Bay of Islands / Kerikeri

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
The Carriage House is on a 25 acre Horse Breeding Farm overlooking KERIKERI Inlet BAY OF ISLANDS,New Zealand 3 hours North of Auckland or 40 mins flight,You have sole occupancy of the Self-Contained 2 Kingsize Bedroom Cottage Apartment with 2 Bathrooms Large Living Din  …see more

from £95 / night

£570 - £1308 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Peewit 60ft. Modern Narrowboat - Foxton narrowboat sleeps 4

Market Harborough / Foxton

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Why not take a stay on my beautiful 60 ft Narrow boat Peewit completely refitted with all the comforts of home, whilst floating on the Northampton and Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal. Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line  …see more

from £80 / night

£520 - £540 / week

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from £80 / night

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The Beach Shacks - pet friendly holiday spot

New South Wales / Mullaway

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
Mullaway is the best kept secret get-away on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Located 20 minutes north of Coffs Harbour it offers beautiful beaches for surfing, fishing and swimming. The area is famous for its surf breaks. The point break at Arrawarra Headland is popular wit  …see more

from £69 / night

£452 / week

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Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £59 / night

£375 - £759 / week

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from £59 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

1 bedroomSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £55 / night

£362 - £572 / week

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from £55 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

1 bedroomSleeps 33 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome; Private garden;
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from £38 / night

£265 - £295 / week

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from £38 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Bari / Polignano a Mare

2 bedroomsSleeps 43 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
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from £50 / night

£0 / week

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from £50 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Pantheos Romantic Houseboat - Jordaan houseboat sleeps 4

Amsterdam / Jordaan

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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

from £150 / night

£1167 - £2250 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Very Good 

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033-16th Century Castle - Dulnain Bridge castle sleeps 8

Grantown-on-Spey / Dulnain Bridge

4 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
<p>Stunning 16th Century Castle in the Central Scottish Highlands with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen commanding stunning views of Grantown. Comfortable accommodation to a high standard spread over four floors, sleeping up to 6 adults and 4 children (in  …see more

from £150 / night

£1045 - £3365 / week

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from £150 / night

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Torre Tower Tour Turm башн Πυργος - Artemisia tower sleeps 5

Messenia Region / Artemisia

1 bedroomSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Pets welcome; Private garden;
Tower house in the heart of the mountain Taigeto, located at the top of the village Artemisia, situated at 860 meters above sea level. Artemisia is a mountain village that belongs to the municipality of Kalamata. The tower is surrounded by a very green private garden f  …see more

from £64 / night

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from £64 / night

(2) Excellent 

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I TRULLI DI ANNETTA - Castellana Grotte trullo sleeps 5

Province of Bari / Castellana Grotte

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Units of Trulli stylishly furnished with antique furniture and features of our rural culture, well harmonized in a natural landscape. The property features a living room and a kitchen with all the comforts. Large double bedroom with fireplace and outdoor access. On the  …see more

from £142 / night

£1000 - £1667 / week

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from £142 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taroudant

3 bedroomsSleeps 51 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; Pets welcome;
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from £38 / night

£242 / week

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from £38 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Leginn Cornmill & Cottage - Enniskillen watermill sleeps 6

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 65 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
Leginn Corn Mill & Millers CottageEnjoy a unique holiday experience in this recently renovated 19th Centaury Cornmill; a modern cottage has been tastefully adjoined to the old Mill building, this combines the quaint charm of the old with the conveniences of the new.  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dolphincove Callala Beach - Callala Beach beach hut sleeps 4

New South Wales / Callala Beach

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Dolphin Cove is a two bedroom absolute Beachfront property. It is fully equipped with stereo sound system. TV, DVD, refrigerator, microwave, large capacity off-peak water heat with booster element, cooking utensils and cutlery. The house is situated on the sands of Call  …see more

from £120 / night

£0 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holmebeck Hut - Whashton shepherds hut sleeps 2

Richmond / Whashton

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
Holmebeck hut is situated on the outskirts of Ravensworth in North Yorkshire. This idyllic bolt hole is only 10 minutes journey by car from Scotch corner which makes it an easily accessible location for a short break. Set within a private garden this self contained hu  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

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Capel Bryn Bachau - 5-Star Luxury Accommodation

Pwllheli / Lleyn Peninsula

4 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
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

from £149 / night

£654 - £1379 / week

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TREE HOUSE - Scario tree house sleeps 2

Province of Salerno / Scario

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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

from £85 / night

£0 / week

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from £85 / night

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Santorini / Pyrgos

2 bedroomsSleeps 83 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
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from £160 / night

£0 / week

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Province of Cuneo / Belvedere Langhe

4 bedroomsSleeps 107 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 80 km; Ski; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £46 / night

£321 / week

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from £46 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Finechambers Chapel - Juniper converted chapel sleeps 6

Hexham / Juniper

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
Finechambers Chapel self catering holiday cottage is a beautifully converted former chapel located in outstanding scenic countryside in the peaceful hamlet of Juniper. Only three and a half miles from the historic market town of Hexham, and five miles from the attracti  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 8

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Pier Cottage Kames - Kames boathouse sleeps 4

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This is an attractively priced cosy cottage and will appeal to those seeking an inexpensive break in the picturesque village of Kames, near Tighnabruaich. Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the perf  …see more

from £47 / night

£255 - £345 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Olbia / Pittulongu

5 bedroomsSleeps 55 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £84 / night

£0 / week

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from £84 / night

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Kós / Kos Town

5 bedroomsSleeps 107 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £316 / night

£2206 - £5265 / week

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from £316 / night

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Dordogne / Couze-et-Saint-Front

4 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £73 / night

£505 - £1387 / week

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from £73 / night

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The Bed in a Cave - Xi'an cave house sleeps 6

Shaanxi / Xi'an

3 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner; Private garden;
This 300 years old cave has been dug by hand around an interior courtyard; the 3 bedrooms of this ecological dwelling stay naturally fresh in summer and cool in winter. Authentic decoration has been kept: traditional “kang” bed, wooden furniture, carpets, candle sha  …see more

from £52 / night

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(20) Excellent 

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Springfield Castle - Dromcollogher castle sleeps 25

County Limerick / Dromcollogher

13 bedroomsSleeps 25Min stay varies

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Springfield castle is a luxurious self catering, vacation rental set in the heart of country Limerick in Ireland making it an ideal base for touring. The property is set on a 200 acre wooded estate. When you rent the castle it is exclusively yours. The property consists  …see more

from £1417 / night

£4417 - £7084 / week

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from £1417 / night

(1) Good 

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164-Castle with Great Hall - Bannockburn castle sleeps 10

Stirling / Bannockburn

4 bedroomsSleeps 107 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
<p>This sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 8 adults and 2 children, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, vaulted ceilings, stone clad walls and wood panelling throughout. Set on 3 floors,  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £5500 / week

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from £272 / night

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156-Unique Historic Castle - Longtown castle sleeps 10

Carlisle / Longtown

4 bedroomsSleeps 107 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
<p>This sixteenth century castle is comfortably furnished and sleeps 8 adults and 2 children. With turnpike stairs to the floors above including a Great Hall, and interesting features including stone walls, vaulted kitchen and a four poster bedroom. Centrally heat  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £3000 / week

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from £215 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Yurt in a Field - Earnley yurt sleeps 4

West Sussex / Earnley

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
Our traditional authentic Mongolian Yurt is to be found positioned in a secluded field, a short bike ride from the beautiful West Sussex coast. It is ideal for families, or for people that want to step off the treadmill to enjoy the country side with a bit of comfort. A  …see more

from £42 / night

£0 / week

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Katandra Holiday Units - Coochiemudlo Island beach hut sleeps 3

Redland City / Coochiemudlo Island

1 bedroomSleeps 31 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Two funky colourful waterfront holiday units overlooking tranquil Norfolk Beach on Coochiemudlo Island - a quiet paradise, just 40 minutes drive and a five minute ferry ride from Brisbane. An ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle. Wind down, chill out. Enjoy the wate  …see more

from £69 / night

£341 / week

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from £69 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Boat House West, sauna/spabath/ walk in shower.

Oban / Argyll

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Pets welcome;
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

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Boathouse Ballygally - Ballygally boathouse sleeps 5

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 bedroomsSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfect pl  …see more

from £120 / night

£479 - £549 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Lake Yurt - Poundsgate yurt sleeps 5

Dartmoor National Park / Poundsgate

1 bedroomSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 29 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Enjoy a holiday with a difference. Get back to nature in a traditional Mongolian yurt, enjoying total privacy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Each of our two yurts has its own woodburner to keep you warm and cosy, rugs and lanterns and a double bed and a futon  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 - £640 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Trullo De Corato - Martina Franca trullo sleeps 7

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
Trullo De Corato is a lovely restored and fitted trulli complex in the peaceful contryside in the heart of Valle d'Itria with its fresh and dry air even in the hottest of Apulian summers. The trullo is beautifully located on the top of a sunny and airy hill with a  …see more

from £188 / night

£1417 - £2000 / week

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from £188 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Boat Gema - A beautiful narrowboat on Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 bedroomsSleeps 83 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Pets welcome;
Cruise and explore some of the most stunning parts of the River Thames at your own pace. Boat Gema is a delightful 4 star narrowboat that has a fresh and modern feel but without losing the quaint charm of an English narrowboat. Cruise to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow and Win  …see more

from £303 / night

£1390 - £1814 / week

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from £303 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Lake Farm Shepherds Hut - Pool Quay shepherds hut sleeps 2

Welshpool / Pool Quay

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Lake Farm is a rural b&b set in its own grounds with panoramic views across the Welsh hills. Our beautiful Black Mountain shepherds hut is perched above our wildlife pond in a quite, secluded spot. It includes a double bed, en suite shower room, tea/coffee making facili  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse "Het Waternest", 20 km from Am

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 bedroomsSleeps 8Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
A 2 floor Houseboat with garden, within a short distance of Amsterdam (20 km), in the lake district of “The Kagerplassen”, in midst of " the Green Heart" of the Netherlands, up to 8 people(6 adults plus 2 kids). Close to Schiphol(Amsterdam) airport (15 min  …see more

from £84 / night

£834 - £1500 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Cuevas Bazavista Short walk to town tranquil area

Province of Granada / Baza

3 bedroomsSleeps 52 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool;
The cave house consists of 2 bedrooms, a double and a twin and , both have ample storage facilities. There is a very cosy snug room that can very comfortably sleep another person. A nicely sized, well equipped kitchen diner has been added on to the cave along with a mo  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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CASA SIGALA OIA SANTORINI - Oia cave house sleeps 5

Santorini / Oia

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
Casa Sigala is located in the picturesque Oia and close to the Venetian, medieval castle of Oia, the "Castle of St. Nicholas." It is a traditional cave house, built in early 1800, fully restored and offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the sunset. It has 2 bed  …see more

from £152 / night

£925 - £1816 / week

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