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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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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £115 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £78 / night

£1086 / week

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from £78 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Exactly what I wanted to surprise the wife for our first wedding anniversary” Beautiful, quiet, near good pubs, great cafe for breakfast. Beaches close by....take the bikes, perfect for cycling. Try The Kings Arms at Fleggburgh for absolutely amazing
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from £80 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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avg. 1 hour 53 minutes

from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £80 / 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
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from £33 / night

£190 - £330 / week

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from £33 / night

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Braunton holiday watermill rental

Devon / Braunton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £85 / night

£390 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chamberet holiday watermill rental

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £68 / night

£594 - £831 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £68 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pagkia holiday castle rental

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Friendly, cosy, clean, authentic castle!” We spent a week in Petrongonas Castle in August 2013 and had a wonderful holiday far away from the tourist scene! The castle has plenty of space, is tastefully furnished and decorated with emphasis on cos
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from £85 / night

£509 - £2967 / week

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from £85 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £228 / night

£1695 / week

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avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

from £228 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
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from £39 / night

£267 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

from £39 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury living on a yacht” Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers, and a well equipped kit
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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £200 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo
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from £130 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £130 / night

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Cervione holiday tower rental

Haute-Corse / Cervione

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £56 / night

£386 / week

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from £56 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £263 / night

£1522 - £2284 / week

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from £263 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic spot with amazing pool. Short drive to great restaurants.” Beautiful remote spot yet only a 5 min.drive from Alberobello. We have never had a more perfect pool - fabulous temperate which made for numerous lazy days with happy kids. Comfortable
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from £110 / night

£680 - £1290 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £110 / night

(26) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Words can't even describe!” I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of
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from £225 / night

£1575 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £225 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £221 / night

£1543 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £221 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved
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from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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Alappuzha holiday boathouse rental

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

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

from £136 / night

£950 / week

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(9) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £39 / night

£212 / week

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from £39 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday riad with golf nearby in Asilah

Tangier-Tetouan Region / Asilah

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£593 - £1186 / week

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avg. 2 hours 39 minutes

from £84 / night

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Newtown, Alderney holiday yacht accommodation

Alderney / Newtown, Alderney

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary

from £104 / night

£675 / week

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from £104 / night

(76) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay in a beautiful place” The cave house was easy to find with Bob's great directions. We drove up from Almeria airport and stopped at the lake for lunch. Bob showed us around the village and pointed us in the direction of places to eat. We
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from £35 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £35 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut rental

Praslin Island / Ste Anne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £128 / night

£890 - £1187 / week

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from £128 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the
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from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £250 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina” Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and
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from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £43 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cave house in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just a bit different” Really enjoyed our stay at Bazavista.Cave house was clean and comfortable with basic food items supplied.A bit of upgrading of some of the furnishings would have earned 5 star.Great views.Steep road up,bit rough in places.Not far
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from £34 / night

£212 - £331 / week

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avg. 2 hours 41 minutes

from £34 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £32 / night

£221 - £864 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £32 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £152 / night

£1008 / week

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avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

from £152 / night

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Holiday tented camp rental

Bangor / Bethesda

1 4 2 nights min

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

from £80 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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avg. 1 hour 17 minutes

from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with golf nearby in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £250 / night

£650 - £1160 / week

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avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £250 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £115 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Kumarakom holiday houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
“Really great houseboat experience, succeeding our expectations” We are a couple from Germany in our mid-thirties and spent 2 days/1 night at the Jumbo Houseboat early January. We booked from Germany by contacting the owner Akhil directly. Was a bit of
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from £156 / night

£1125 - £2187 / week

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from £156 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Merrion holiday yurt rental

Pembrokeshire / Merrion

1 8 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £185 / night

£1295 / week

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from £185 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access
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from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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Kimito Island / Dragsfjard

2 6 1 night min

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

from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Patu / Marina San Gregorio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £34 / night

£170 - £433 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £34 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A well located property with character” Enjoyed a short break at the Old Reading Rooms. Ideally located for Southwold, Dunwich and Aldburgh. Great weather, lovely house and great hospitality from the owners. Would recommend.
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from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £115 / night

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