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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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896 Holiday homes

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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

£216 - £337 / week

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from £35 / 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

from £164 / night

£1725 - £2026 / week

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from £164 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £151 / night

£1031 - £1651 / week

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from £151 / 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

from £300 / night

£1800 - £3000 / week

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from £300 / night

(19) 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

from £151 / night

£1057 / week

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from £151 / 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

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from £82 / night

£483 - £983 / week

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from £82 / night

(14) Very Good 

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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 £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

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

from £299 / night

£2033 - £2845 / week

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from £299 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £69 / night

£518 - £776 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) 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 £130 / night

£906 - £1207 / week

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from £130 / 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 £275 / night

£1725 / week

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from £275 / night

(9) Very Good 

9

Holiday yacht with shared pool in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

12 18 1 night min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £128 / night

£10080 / week

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from £128 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

2 6 1 night min

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

from £87 / night

£475 - £837 / week

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from £87 / 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
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £255 / night

£1781 / week

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from £255 / 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 £220 / night

£1540 / week

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from £220 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt in Earnley

West Sussex / Earnley

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous 3 nights” We have just returned from a three night stay at this fabulous yurt. Although it is October we were lovely and cosy with the brilliant log burner inside and there were facilities to make a nice cuppa. The bed was very comfortable an  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £104 / night

£518 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

from £52 / night

£311 - £324 / week

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from £52 / 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

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / 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

from £57 / night

£363 - £1759 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Watermill rental in Cefalu

Province of Palermo / Cefalu

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £78 / night

£388 - £647 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Barberino Di Mugello / Montecarelli

10 26 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £518 / night

£3276 - £4845 / week

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from £518 / night

(19) Very Good 

23

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 £75 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

12

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taroudant

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £39 / night

£250 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Campomarino

Maruggio / Campomarino

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” Loved the place had every thing you need and more.Very peaceful but not far from the town and beaches.It really is a home from home.  …see more

from £104 / night

£656 - £811 / week

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from £104 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / Latiano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £49 / night

£338 / week

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from £49 / night

(51) Excellent 

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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
“Little Tin Chapel Chester” Excellent location right on the canal. The accommodation is superb. Everything you need. Can't fault it one bit, what a wonderful conversion it is. Would definitely return  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for  …see more

from £130 / night

£863 - £2156 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

3

Houseboat rental in Chioggia

Province of Venice / Chioggia

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £155 / night

£1081 - £1666 / week

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from £155 / 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

from £203 / night

£1419 / week

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from £203 / 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

from £202 / night

£1409 / week

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from £202 / 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

from £268 / night

£1548 - £2324 / week

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from £268 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Tiznit

7 14 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £31 / night

£216 - £940 / week

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from £31 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday riad with swimming pool in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £140 / night

£840 / week

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from £140 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Zahora holiday tower rental

Costa de la Luz / Zahora

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic private place by the beach” Beautiful and confortable house with all ammenities included and with a private access to the beach. Quite and beautiful location, with garden and terrace. The beach is clean and quite, and has 2 great chill out  …see more

from £31 / night

£992 - £1035 / week

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from £31 / night

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Aude / Marseillette

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £74 / night

£513 - £604 / week

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from £74 / 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 £68 / night

£475 - £1002 / week

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from £68 / night

(10) Excellent 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grasse

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £105 / night

£733 - £1380 / week

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