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Unusual holiday homes (904)

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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(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 £200 / night

£1300 - £3000 / week

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from £200 / night

(16) Very Good 

23

Holiday castle in South East England

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

(8) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Holiday beach hut rental

Praslin Island / Ste Anne

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • 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 £128 / night

£890 - £1187 / week

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from £128 / night

(27) Excellent 

22

Lacock holiday converted chapel rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A stunning converted Chapel in famous Lacock village; just 10 miles from Bath. Comprising 4 double bedrooms; able to sleep up to 10 people. Very large dining, lounge; entertaining areas. Renovated to the highest standard with home cinema, Whirlpool bath; en-suites. Set  …see more

from £275 / night

£1925 / week

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from £275 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Limerick/Tipperary

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 £294 / night

£1687 - £2797 / week

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from £294 / night

(32) Excellent 

12

Holiday houseboat rental

Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £128 / night

£763 - £1780 / week

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from £128 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£467 - £823 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Very Good 

26

Le Mans / Yvre-l'Eveque

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £297 / night

£1356 - £2272 / week

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from £297 / night

(11) 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, bohemien res  …see more

from £149 / night

£1039 / week

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from £149 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Bea  …see more

from £149 / night

£1013 - £1623 / week

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from £149 / night

(15) Excellent 

12

Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good  …see more

from £102 / night

£509 / week

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from £102 / night

9

Holiday tented camp in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Our Mt Gold site is awesome. It is located on the top of a hill (5-8min walk from your car), but you are rewarded with fantastic 180 degree views over Lake Wanaka. The site is nestled in amongst some pine trees, so it’s nice and sheltered and well hidden from public v  …see more

from £195 / night

£1359 / week

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from £195 / night

23

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.If  …see more

from £263 / night

£1522 - £2284 / week

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from £263 / night

(2) Very Good 

16

Holiday windmill letting

Setubal District / Palmela

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
Travel to the past century and live an intimate experience, full of charm.  …see more

from £68 / night

£416 - £570 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Very Good 

33

Tented camp rental in Groningen City

Groningen / Groningen City

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Groningen countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and canoe trips. Or you can visit Groningen-city.  …see more

from £68 / night

£445 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

35

Holiday boathouse in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Beautiful Houseboat in popular neighborhood Westerpark. Perfect for a family of 4. This modern houseboat is the perfect base for your trip to Amsterdam. Situated in a quiet but popular neighborhood ‘Westerpark’, named after the beautiful park at 5 minutes walking d  …see more

from £121 / night

£843 / week

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from £121 / night

8

Holiday converted chapel in Yerong Creek

New South Wales / Yerong Creek

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
A nice place to relax with family or friends a ideal getaway, halfway from sydney to melborneGoood sound system available Loads dvds to watch movies on the large screen tv. ( no tv programmes sorry)x  …see more

from £118 / night

£618 / week

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from £118 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Holiday lighthouse accommodation

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
This is an elegantly comfortable Lighthouse Cottage in a magnificent coastal setting inside the landmark Aberdeen Girdleness Lighthouse compound. You will stay in a cottage that has been converted from the original machinery room attached to the assistant lighthouse kee  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £1550 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

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 £67 / night

£467 - £858 / week

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from £67 / night

(3) Excellent 

32

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 £119 / night

£806 - £1272 / week

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from £119 / night

(5) Excellent 

12

Holiday yacht in South East England

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

7

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 £48 / night

£334 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Port MacDonnell

South Australia / Port MacDonnell

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

6

Emilia-Romagna / Monte Cerignone

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

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from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

22

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 5 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £109 / night

£678 - £848 / week

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from £109 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Gioia del Colle

Gioia del Colle / Parco La Mandra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxurious authentic Pugliese trulli. Includes 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1kitchen & 1dining room and a foyer area. This ancient trulli was recently renovated keeping the Puglian characteristics. Includes a private pool and “Pitch & Putt” nine-holes amateur golf course.  …see more

from £273 / night

£1907 - £3814 / week

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from £273 / night

15

Kumbalam holiday boathouse rental

Kochi (Cochin) / Kumbalam

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Kumarakom-Alleppey Houseboat Trip,Kerala backwater Trip,Kerala Houseboats,Kochi to Kollam houseboat tripEmbark point:Cochin,Kumabalam Boat Jetty,Near Ramada Resort Cochin,Disembark Point : Alumkadavu Jetty,Kollam  …see more

from £225 / night

£1400 - £1750 / week

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from £225 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

Worsley holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“What a lovely family weekend!” We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and start where and when yo  …see more

from £150 / night

£795 / week

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from £150 / night

28

Holiday shepherds hut in Northern England

Cheshire / Nantwich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
What Makes Shepherds Hut Unique A bespoke built Shepherds Hut which from the outside keeps all the traditions but step inside to a modern comfortable home with all the modern comforts. A great place to relax with in Cheshire countryside, great local pubs an ideal plac  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Northern England

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation” I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children though,  …see more

from £250 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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(29) Very Good 

16

Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the study sleeps one on a  …see more

from £100 / night

£674 - £781 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

8

Province of Grosseto / Grosseto

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £47 / night

£314 / week

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from £47 / night

(12) Excellent 

16

Ostuni / Pascarosa

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £51 / night

£297 - £1729 / week

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from £51 / night

(6) Very Good 

19

Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(5) Excellent 

18

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Luxury large trulli complex with private swimming pool, four bedrooms and very high quality standards in Ceglie Messapica. Very large luxury trulli complex,holiday home, holiday rental, holiday house, vacation rental, sea holiday, puglia,  …see more

from £134 / night

£939 - £2347 / week

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from £134 / night

(2) Very Good 

15

Southern Italy holiday cave house rental

Ostuni / Ostuni Centre

1 3 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Amazing, stylish, just restored apartment in Ostuni's 15th century historical centre. Private street. Really safe for kids. Fashionable restaurants & bars at 0.1mt! "Osteria del tempo perso" e "Riccardo's Cafe  …see more

from £35 / night

£169 / week

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from £35 / night

(37) Excellent 

41

Marrakech ski riad to rent.

Marrakech / Medina

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“ideal place for Saint-Valentine!” We had a fanstastic time in this Riad. We were warmly welcome and had lovely meals on the Terrasse. It was great to have this beautiful space just for us, lovely fire in the cheminee in the evening. What a lovely plac  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £64 / night

£318 / week

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from £64 / night

(7) Excellent 

45

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

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from £80 / night

£475 - £967 / week

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from £80 / night

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