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.
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
"Surprisingly warm and cosy-We loved it!"
Hop aboard Y-KNOT our fabulous holiday boat which offers you fixed accommodation for up to 4 guests in a stunning location. The accommodation comprises of 1 double room and 1 one twin room, shower/W.C room, dining/kitchen area …see more
I was looking for somewhere to stay with my at short notice. I stumbled upon this little gem. It was great that it did not have a minimum stay, as I only needed it for a few nights. It was a great lit… More
What a fabulous review-Exactly what Y-KNOT is all about!!!
“Excellent alternative to a B & B”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.… More
Glad you had a fab time. Keep in touch and maybe see you again.
An English speaking manager will welcome you at Dar Patrick, happy to answer your questions and provide you any advice or information that you may need on what to do locally, or perhaps an organised excursion. In short, everything to make your holiday complete.Dar Patri …see more
We had this beautiful riad all to ourselves and were very comfortable with our two very young children (a three year old and a baby). It was lovely to come home from the heat and bustle of the city an… More
“An amazing riad!”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2014
Dar Patrick was absolutely perfect! Great communication before our stay, even being able to sort out an extra bed at short notice for a 7th guest. The building was beautifully decorated, rooms comfy a… More
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
The Dar Patrick Riad in Marrakech is absolutely an enjoyable experience! During our one week stay Hassan, the local manager, has been very kind and has given us plenty of advices about the city and wh… More
This elegantly comfortable three bedroom lighthouse cottage is in a magnificent coastal setting inside the historic landmark Aberdeen Girdleness Lighthouse compound. You will stay in the original Principal Lighthouse Keeper's cottage built in 1833 with many period featu …see more
We have just experienced a fantastic week at this wonderful villa. We were expecting a lot when we booked but it went way beyond our expectations.
Normally we are never still when visiting a new area… More
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
The Little Tin Chapel is featured in April's edition of Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine pages 220 - 231.
Nestling opposite the Shropshire Union canal, Chester's only remaining Victorian tin chapel has been lovingly restored. The Little Tin Chapel is the perfect ba …see more
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-c… More
“Beautiful property in a great location”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2014
Beautiful property well appointed , very convenient for Chester city center and Cheshire Oaks we were on a Christmas shopping weekend.
Great shower , lovely bathroom.
Very comfortable accommodation… More
Thank you for your review. We are now sending out directions via e-mail as we hadn't realised the whole address wasn't visible on the website. We are also now looking into leaving welcome packs for guests of a week or more. We welcome your comments so we can continually improve our service.
The Repose is an oasis of calm in the heart of Salé's traditional medina, Rabat.Lovingly restored by the owners, Rachid and Jan, this luxury riad has been renovated and decorated using traditional materials and craftsmanship (with a modern and subtle touch) to giv …see more
You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc
€250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only.
NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who do …see more
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access availableA beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. A fixed double bed at the back supplemented by a luxurious double sofa bed at the front and spacious wet room, galley and …see more
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 sta… More
Aruma River Resort, a truly rare resort-style River Murray icon. Only an hour and half easy drive from Adelaide, but a world away from the hassles of work and toil!!!5 cabins or earthy "shacks" (sleep 6) - with stunning views of the Murray River Relax! Enjoy! Re-energiz …see more
A 2 floor Houseboat with garden, within a short distance of Amsterdam (20 km), in the lake district of “The Kagerplassen”, in midst of " the Green Heart" of the Netherlands, up to 8 people(6 adults plus 2 kids). Close to Schiphol(Amsterdam) airport (15 min …see more
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 grea… More
Thank you guys for your lovely review, you have been the perfect guests and we hope to see you back in the near future! Lovely you enjoyed the old Dutch countryside and the tranquility.
In the beautiful countryside near the pretty city of Groningen we have two furnished safari tents for rent. The safari tents come with a kingsize bed and one or two bunk beds with comfortable mattresses . There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and sitting area. …see more
Two funky colourful waterfront holiday units overlooking tranquil Norfolk Beach on Coochiemudlo Island - a quiet paradise, just 40 minutes drive and a five minute ferry ride from Brisbane. An ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle. Wind down, chill out. Enjoy the wate …see more
Trulli del Mandorlo is a newly renovated charming complex of trullos with a private pool (12x6mt) and outdoor barbecue.Inside the main trullo you will find a studio consisting of an alcove kitchen with a breakfast table, small sofa, a nook with a sofabed for two, a bath …see more
The red soil on which, over 200 years ago, here in the heart of the Itria Valley, " La Trullara Masseria" was built, on about 12,000 sq m. of land, is populated by an expanse of olive trees and dozens of various kinds of fruit trees: cherry, pear, apple, persimmon, almo …see more
Book Sunseeker Apache 45 'Pamaca' for a holiday to remember.One of the most powerful and elegant boats in the entire Sunseeker range, this twin engine 660HP muscle boat is the Mustang of the Marina and available for overnight stays onboard. Pure luxury with very comfort …see more
The vacation house is situated in hamlet Batalaza of the village Ugljan on a island Ugljan near town Zadar. It is a ground-floor house that consists of three bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom,a living room and a terrace.The house is surrounded by a big garden and an olive …see more
Dar Soulahfa nestles in the streets and alleyways that form the very heart of the old Medina of Marrakech. Ideally located in the most desirable area of the ancient town, this wonderful position makes it so easy to explore all this exotic city has to offer. The house ha …see more
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.… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here in January with our three children aged 5, 7 and 8. Initially we were going to stay outside the Medina but are glad we changed our minds! Dar Soulahfa is a beautiful Riad with immaculat… More
“Great house in a great location.”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2011
A lovely house with excellent friendly staff. Beautifully restored riad with total privacy centrally located, yet in a quiet backstreet near all the sights. We took 3 kids (9,6 and 2 years) and my 83 … More
Lendal Tower is a 3 bedroom, luxury holiday rental found in the very heart of the historic city of York which has been graded as a 5 Star Gold Award winning property by Visit England. Built on the banks of the River Ouse in 1299, Lendal Tower has been used to tax incomi …see more
“Total wow factor!, Fantastic accommodation and central to everything!”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
I never bother writing reviews unless somewhere genuinely feels like 5 star and this place did. The tower is totally different to what we have stayed in before. The character is fantastic and the bedr… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted to hear you had such a great time in York and were able to make full use of all the facilities at the Tower.
It has been our pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the Tower soon.
Mike & Nathan
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2014
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 thoug… More
Many thanks for your kind review, I am really glad to hear that you all had such a great time and that the stairs kept you fit!
I will take on board the suggestions you have made regarding the towels. Concerning your comments about the draughty top room and noise on a Saturday, as you mentioned the windows are single glazed due to the age of the building however we are having secondary glazing installed at the end of this month (November) which will hopefully solve these issues.
Once again I am delighted you all had such a great stay and I hope I can welcome you back in the future.
All the best,
“Central, contemporary and yet characterful”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2014
Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breath… More
It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower and that you found it so unique and perfect for your needs. In particular I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the views over from the roof terrace and that the effort in getting up there was worth it!
I am sorry to hear you did occasionally get disturbed on a night. As I mentioned in a previous response we are in talks with English Heritage to have secondary glazing installed and this has now been approved so installation is expected this month (November 2014). If you do decide to stay with us again in the future the sound noise issues should be fully resolved by then.
I do hope you can stay at the Tower again in the future and many thanks for your very kind words regarding your stay.
Charming, welcoming group of trulli fully restored with a lovely panoramic view of the valley full of vineyards and olive groves. Located in the Itria Valley, a few kilometers from the ancient and beautiful towns like Ostuni, Ceglie, Cisternino and Martina Franca. The p …see more
Casa Sigala is located in the picturesque Oia and close to the Venetian, medieval castle of Oia, the "Castle of St. Nicholas." It is a traditional cave house, built in early 1800, fully restored and offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the sunset. It has 2 bed …see more
Casa Cueva Muntasal in Monachil is located in the picturesque and traditional Andalusian town of Monachil, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Monachil is 18 Km from the Sierra Nevada Sky Resort, 8 Km from the city of Granada (Humanity's Heritage by U …see more
“I enjoyed the best week of my four week's holiday in Spain in the attic appartment of the Casas Cueva Muntesal , Monachil, Grana”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
We chose this accommodation as we love walking in the mountains. It was ideally situated for this. Easy short bus ride from Granada and lovely walk up a short hill to the Attic. You can walk 2 ways, o… More
“really special and great fun”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2012
really lovely place, and nicely done out inside. great fun to stay. nothing like anywhere we've ever stayed before. town is lovely and surrounding countryside was beautiful for walking- gorges, rope b… More
“living in a cave”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
It is a wonderful place!!!very silence and peaceful and very near Granada too
The terrace gives you a panoramic view of a valley in Sierra Nevada. we enjoy it a lot and also the bbq
We were very hap… More
Sleeps 6/9. 3 bedroom ancient stone Trullo with private (unheated) swimming pool. In the heart of the Valle D'Itria between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica. Cable TV, air conditioning in bedrooms. Children's pool/jacuzzi, outside dining and sofa areas, barbecue, t …see more
The Old Flax MillStunning Flax Mill conversion dating from 1786 sitting in a shallow tranquil valley in the townland of Collins, Aghadowey Parish, just five minutes drive from the buzz & all the amenities of Coleraine Riverside Centre.A superb base for touring North …see more
We did not know quite what to expect when we first went to this mill property. Its certainly different. Its big, its stunning and its by the river and its beautiful. I almost got lost within it, it t… More
Thank you Rich, we aim to attract a wide guest clientele by having a range of accommodation that can suit large groups who want privacy but being together in a large group in the peace and quiet of the country. Glad he appreciated the rooms which are of a very good standard. The place is great for weddings, either in the mill or for nearby formalities, anniversaries and birthdays
“Old Flax Mill”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
We stayed at the mill for a week during Armoy races, work was ongoing to complete parts of the property, but did not disturb us.
Excellent host in Malcolm with all essentials & more when we arrived.
Full house for 2015 North West 200 and looking same again for 2016
Glad to say that renovations are almost done so whole ground floor is now in action. We hope to welcome Graeme back
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