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Unusual holiday homes (901)

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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Le Grand-Luce holiday tented camp rental

Sarthe / Le Grand-Luce

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This is heaven for the country lover.There is 15 acres with kitchen garden plant life to be enjoyed included a selection of fruit trees.Far enough from the regular tourist trails ,yet within a short drive of many attractions of the Loire valley<br />The Le Mans ra  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £321 / week

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from £52 / night

(17) Excellent 

77

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, b  …see more

from £150 / night

£1048 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Very Good 

13

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
Wake up on the hut's veranda, enjoy the view of the ocean towards Mahe and the surrounding lush tropical forests perfectly complimented by the local birds singing away. This part of the island sees very little traffic and one has a sense of being at one with nature  …see more

from £129 / night

£898 - £1197 / week

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from £129 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £994 / week

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from £68 / night

(112) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Extremely cute boat, quirky, clean and cosey :)” Siet was very welcoming and at the time when she wasnt there and we called her to help us with the cooker she arrived within 20 mins! The boat as about 15-20 min walk fro the station and if you rent a  …see more

from £86 / night

£513 - £1291 / week

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from £86 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat Amsterdam Center  …see more

from £163 / night

£1710 - £2009 / week

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from £163 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Limerick

County Limerick / Limerick

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Fanningstown Castle offers self-catering accommodation & is perfect for small family groups, gatherings & celebrations, intimate civil wedding or blessing ceremonies, couples or friends looking for a unique place to spend time together touring the Shannon region  …see more

from £296 / night

£2016 - £2821 / week

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from £296 / night

(5) Very Good 

42

Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Bal Lekhmisse

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 174 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Walking distance from the old town Jamaa El-Fna and Souks, and 8 mn from downtown Gueliz and Jardin Majorelle The house is a Moorish style furnished 3 floor cozy Riad with Swimming Pools, 24/7 security entrance and parking. Walking distance to the famous Jamaa El Fna S  …see more

from £77 / night

£445 - £505 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

70

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Polignano a Mare

Province of Bari / Polignano a Mare

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Finely restored TRULLI with pool and a panoramic view surrounded by green olive trees.  …see more

from £306 / night

£2137 - £4274 / week

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from £306 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £56 / night

£342 - £1744 / week

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from £56 / night

(6) Average 

12

Boathouse accommodation in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

3 4 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Enjoyed our stay” Nice clean place only disappointment was it never had all the facility's stated in advertisement . like washing machine freezer but enjoyed our stay on the houseboat  …see more

from £214 / night

£1197 / week

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from £214 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Lucca / Borgo a Mozzano

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £81 / night

£479 - £975 / week

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from £81 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill in Crosby

Merseyside / Crosby

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
If you are visiting Liverpool for the first time I would be happy to help you plan your itinerary.  …see more

from £300 / night

£1800 - £3000 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Province of Granada / Guadix

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £36 / night

£257 - £542 / week

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from £36 / 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  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 - £334 / week

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from £35 / 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  …see more

from £280 / night

£1960 / week

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from £280 / 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
Houseboat are easy to navigate. They are the comfort of a first class summer cottage. Wide range of different activities available for children and other family members. You will explore many unique cultural and natural attractions along your route. Pets are allowed.&l  …see more

from £265 / night

£1535 - £2304 / week

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from £265 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Marrakech holiday riad rental

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
This houseboat is a unique opportunity to sleep in a original houseboat in Amsterdam. It is spacious, freshly refurbished and beautiful renewed. You will stay in the booming North area (the North area is rated #3 in NYTimes list for GLOBAL hotspots). Although, you are  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Pisa / Palaia

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ceglie Messapica holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

6 16 5 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Masseria Donno Santo is a Beautiful large trullo complex of 6-bedrooms, with private infinite swimming pool.Masseria Donno Santo is a very nice traditional trullo property with lamie that could accommodate up to 16 guests in four separate area of the property.<br /&g  …see more

from £230 / night

£1603 - £3206 / week

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from £230 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £56 / night

£389 - £748 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Very Good 

34

Alvaraes holiday watermill rental

Viana do Castelo / Alvaraes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
This picturesque watermill is enveloped by a romantic and relaxing atmosphere, situated near riverside and pine forests. It is just 15 minutes driving from the beach. Idyllic spot for families. Enjoy the historical and cultural heritage around.  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 - £479 / week

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from £39 / night

(46) Excellent 

24

Holiday converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“The only place to stay in Chester” This is the only place we'll ever stay in Chester. It's warm, spacious, comfortable and only 10 minutes walk from the city center! Every room is finished to a very high standard, the beds were super-comfy (even for t  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

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
Two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms on a boat, and en suite bathrooms, free WiFI. After a busy day in the center you can enjoy the grand view of the eastern docklands on the deck terrace on a nice summer day.  …see more

from £180 / night

£1257 / week

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from £180 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Sorrento / Central Sorrento

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from £214 / night

£1471 - £2915 / week

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from £214 / night

(10) Very Good 

12

Calvados / Honfleur

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £69 / night

£556 / week

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from £69 / night

48

Fort letting in Montisi with shared pool

Province of Siena / Montisi

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Romantic and charming 14th century fortress. Very authentic medieval atmosphere. Strategically located between Val d'Orcia and Crete Senesi, close to Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and Siena. Shops at walking distance. Organic wine and extra virgin olive oil.  …see more

from £106 / night

£733 - £814 / week

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from £106 / night

(14) Very Good 

22

Monachil ski cave house to rent.

Sierra Nevada National Park / Monachil

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Swimming pool
“I enjoyed the best week of my four week's holiday in Spain in the attic appartment of the Casas Cueva Muntesal , Monachil, Grana” We chose this accommodation as we love walking in the mountains. It was ideally situated for this. Easy short bus ride fr  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

9

Aude / Marseillette

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £73 / night

£509 - £599 / week

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from £73 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £99 / night

£700 / week

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from £99 / night

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Holiday tower with swimming pool in Radda in Chianti

Province of Siena / Radda in Chianti

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Torre Romantic View Lake Vineyards Olive Groves Swimming Pool Wine Relax Families Childrens Peacefull<br />The Torre is 1,5 km from Radda enjoing all the facilities of a charming small village. Full of Activities!  …see more

from £120 / night

£812 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Le Mans / Yvre-l'Eveque

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £300 / night

£1368 - £2291 / week

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from £300 / night

(1) Excellent 

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State of Santa Catarina / Garopaba

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

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

 …see more

from £52 / night

£288 - £419 / week

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from £52 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Location” My family and I rented this property in July and it was wonderful! The description in accurate and offer exactly what you would expect from this magical place. It is perfectly in the middle of the Apulian countryside and offers the per  …see more

from £112 / night

£727 - £1283 / week

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from £112 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Port MacDonnell

South Australia / Port MacDonnell

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Arches of Allendale is an 1866 CHURCH that has been converted into boutique accommodation in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. The beautifully restored church offers three bedrooms catering for 6 plus a sofa bed sleeping 2 on the mezzanine. The fully renovated ac  …see more

from £99 / night

£692 / week

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from £99 / 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

 …see more

from £273 / night

£1710 / week

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from £273 / night

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Marrakech / Medina

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £77 / night

£513 - £1958 / week

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from £77 / night