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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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Villa Vigna Contarena: Mid Summer Dream - Este castle sleeps 10

Province of Padua / Este

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Villa Vigna Contarena is a spectacular property, which has belonged to the family for several generations. It is cherished as a family home, and has been the centerpiece of a large agricultural estate still in operation today.The villa's origins date to the 16th ce  …see more

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Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £114 / night

£834 / week

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from £114 / night

(37) Excellent 

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TOFTCOMBS MANSION HOUSE - Biggar castle sleeps 24

South Lanarkshire / Biggar

11 24 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Relax in luxury in the Scottish Borders and have the run of your very own mansion house within 10 acre private grounds. Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow . Exclusive use for only you and your guests. Can be staffed on request. Toftcombs is a truly delightful, classic cou  …see more

from £1100 / night

£6000 - £7000 / week

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from £1100 / night

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Grimmen

13 39 1 night min stay

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 39
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 65 km; Child friendly ;
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from £33 / night

£228 / week

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from £33 / night

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Province of Rome / Subiaco

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £52 / night

£300 / week

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from £52 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Star Narrowboat Holidays - Worsley narrowboat sleeps 4

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
From Nov 2016 to Mar 2017 'Gloria' is available for a 4 month static houseboat hire only - have you ever fancied living on a houseboat for a while?? For the most accurate info on prices please see our website. We offer different rates depending on whether you use the b  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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from £170 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Sete / Mont St. Clair

3 2 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £120 / night

£812 / week

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from £120 / night

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H104 Idyllic Water Mill - Grignols watermill sleeps 14

Dordogne / Grignols

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Whilst retaining original features and rustic charm, it also offers every modern convenience.It has a separate self-contained apartment, sleeping 2 or 3, which may be let in addition to the main property, but is never let separately.It is an ideal holiday home for famil  …see more

from £372 / night

£2600 - £5900 / week

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from £372 / night

(26) Excellent 

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The Old Chapel - Lacock converted chapel sleeps 10

Wiltshire / Lacock

4 10 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Within easy reach of Bath, the Old Chapel is full of period features & offers spacious, luxury accommodation for up to 10 guests. This flagship property is renovated to an exceedingly high standard & will appeal to those looking for a property combining the unique expe  …see more

from £275 / night

£1925 / week

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from £275 / night

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TheRookery Shepherds Hut - Nantwich shepherds hut sleeps 2

Cheshire / Nantwich

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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 £75 / night

£500 / week

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from £75 / night

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £257 / night

£1795 / week

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from £257 / night

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Moulin de Blanchefort - Lagrauliere watermill sleeps 4

Correze / Lagrauliere

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Property is within a very short distance from A20 auto-route, and a stones throw from Lagrauliere villageThis is an apartment in roof area of an old flour mill that is situated next to Blanchefort Chateau and lake.Originally built over 200 years ago in local stone with  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1015 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ark of Denmark - Due South - Denmark tree house sleeps 2

Western Australia / Denmark

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Unique style accommodation set high on Weedon Hill. Be mesmerized by the feeling you are one with nature, watching and listening to the bird life totally surrounding you. Feel the floor under your feet change from wood to stone on your way out to a large outdoor deckin  …see more

from £138 / night

£966 / week

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from £138 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
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from £77 / night

£385 / week

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from £77 / night

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socotra Guide Travel & Tours - Qashio tented camp sleeps 50

Socotra Island / Qashio

50 50 Min stay varies

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 14 km; Ski;
Those with love for both adventure and untouched nature; Socotra Island is the right adventure waiting for you. Camping is perhaps the best way of enjoying the wonders of nature given to Socotra Island and sharing the warmth of its people. If you have a thirst of advent  …see more

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

Shaanxi / Xi'an

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; 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 £53 / night

£371 / week

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from £53 / night

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Province of Bari / Locorotondo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £43 / night

£300 - £471 / week

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from £43 / night

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motel style units - Westport beach hut sleeps 4

West Coast Region / Westport

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
Situated in the delightful area of Carters Beach just 5 minutes from Westport township are these ex 1970's motel units, fully self contained, warm and cosy. A fantastic place to base yourself as you explore the buller region. Just a short walk to the long sandy bea  …see more

from £69 / night

£288 / week

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from £69 / night

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Province of Viterbo / Ronciglione

3 7 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £86 / night

£599 - £2095 / week

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from £86 / night

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Taroudant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
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State of Para / Mosqueiro

6 20 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
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from £61 / night

£379 / week

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from £61 / night

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Vaucluse / Althen-des-Paluds

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
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from £489 / night

£3419 / week

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from £489 / night

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Magnificent private mansion 20 minutes from Paris - St-Germain-en-Laye castle sleeps 12

Yvelines / St-Germain-en-Laye

7 12 2 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
We welcome you to our seventeenth century house with a past that is rich in history. It was originally the residence of the Duke of Noailles, Marshal of France and Governor of St. Germain under the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King. The property was built in 1679 by the  …see more

from £1283 / night

£6112 / week

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from £1283 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Yurt in a Field - Earnley yurt sleeps 4

West Sussex / Earnley

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; 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

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

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Tree of Life Eco camp - Kartepe yurt sleeps 20

Kocaeli Province / Kartepe

12 20 1 night min stay

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
Tree of Life Eco Camp is located in Marmara region of Turkey. There is stunning view of city and mounting because we are 400m. above see levels connect to whiled forest.We are certified organic farm that we grow our own fruits and veggies. Our farming practice is all a  …see more

from £35 / night

£224 - £1550 / week

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from £35 / night

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Province of Salerno / Moio della Civitella

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
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from £69 / night

£419 - £1197 / week

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from £69 / night

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GITE-CHÂTEAU_1h from Paris (France) - Courtenay castle sleeps 10

Loiret / Courtenay

5 10 2 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential;
Gîte-château du XIXe siècles (Manoir, Hôtel particuler) avec parc de 3300 m² (grands arbres et prairies) à 40mn de Fontainebleau et à 1 heure de Paris (sud) par l'A6 et d'Orléans par l'A19. DESCRIPTION de la demeure de 8 pièces (Grande maison et dépendance).  …see more

from £240 / night

£1283 / week

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from £240 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool;
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from £65 / night

£428 - £522 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Souss-Massa-Draa Region / Tiznit

7 14 3 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Child friendly ;
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from £30 / night

£214 - £932 / week

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from £30 / night

(1) Excellent 

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State of Bahia / Cumuruxatiba

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £682 / night

£4773 / week

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from £682 / night

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Appartamento su due livelli in castello medioevale - Vico Equense castle sleeps 6

2 6 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
L'appartamento è situato al II° piano del corpo centrale del Castello Giusso in Vico Equense (NA)..La struttura è antecedente all'anno mille e possiede tutti i confort moderni;.E presente una piscina ed una discesa privata al mare con spiaggia e scogliera a  …see more

from £95 / night

£599 / week

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from £95 / night

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overnachten op een traditionele zeilklipper - Medemblik boathouse sleeps 18

North Holland Province / Medemblik

6 18 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Sailing with your familie, friends or company. Visit more nice places with your holiday house for only 150,- euro / hour.. Active participation or relaxation on the sun deck. If you like, you can assist the skipper of the Nieuwe Maen in hoisting the sails or putting awa  …see more

from £26 / night

£257 - £2650 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mani Castle Experience - Pagkia castle sleeps 10

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
For prices please email us! About the castle: An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views. Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 - £994 / week

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from £68 / night

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Mountain Retreat - Galdar cave house sleeps 6

Gran Canaria / Galdar

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Self catering accommodation suitable for up to 6 person groups located in the mountainous region of Galdar in North West Gran Canaria, a 30 minute drive from the Galdar itself. One of the interesting architectural features of Gran Canaria is its casa- cuevas or cave dw  …see more

from £38 / night

£257 - £783 / week

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from £38 / night

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Aude / Marseillette

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 35 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £86 / night

£513 / week

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from £86 / night

(5) Excellent 

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bed & boat, apartment on houseboat, Amsterdam - Amsterdam houseboat sleeps 2

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Are you looking for a comfortable apartment for 2 people? Our apartment is a self-contained part of a water villa. It has a living room and open plan kitchen with all modern equipment. The living room has patio doors directly to the water. On the ground floor there is a  …see more

from £99 / night

£642 / week

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from £99 / night

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Italian Riviera / Lavagna

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £197 / night

£1368 / week

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from £197 / night

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Province of Latina / Norma

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £103 / night

£325 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Host - Punta de Palma City boathouse sleeps 12

Puerto Barrios / Punta de Palma City

3 12 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
The Host was completed in July 2007. She is 50 feet long and 18 feet wide. She has 3 cabins (sleeps four each), with its own complete bathroom each. Two cabins have a queen bed and a bunk bed. The bow cabin has two bunk beds. She also has a very spacious dining room,  …see more

from £3031 / night

£12122 / week

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Leiria District / Porto de Mos

2 14 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £52 / night

£214 / week

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from £52 / night

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