Unusual holiday homes ❘ Tree houses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (888)

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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Holiday tented camp letting

Bath / Timsbury

6 21 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Camping has never been so easy and so much fun” When we got to the site the tent was set up and ready to dive into- and dive into I did. The inside was decorated with beautiful colourful rugs making for an opulent setting, there was even a couple of
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from £125 / night

£500 / week

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from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

42

Holiday cave house in Ostuni Beach

Ostuni / Ostuni Beach

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

from £121 / night

£845 / week

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from £121 / night

10

Castle rental in Minervino di Lecce

Province of Lecce / Minervino di Lecce

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£664 / week

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from £95 / night

(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

from £102 / night

£686 - £794 / week

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from £102 / night

(8) Excellent 

45

Borgo a Mozzano holiday watermill rental

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
“What a "Brilliant" place” Firstly, I would like to thank both Ilenia & Baldo for there friendly hospitality and help whilst in Italy (the help with the luggage to the accommodation was a great help - as we were touring Italy). If you are looking
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from £83 / night

£487 - £992 / week

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from £83 / night

(7) Excellent 

55

Holiday riad in Fes

Fes / Fes Medina

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

12

Holiday boathouse accommodation

Hampshire / Southampton

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £148 / night

£1036 / week

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from £148 / night

24

Holiday trullo in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £64 / night

£447 - £538 / week

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from £64 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £138 / night

£964 - £2408 / week

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from £138 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Faro holiday beach hut rental

Faro District / Faro

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Esposende holiday watermill rental

Esposende / Apulia

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £79 / night

£552 - £841 / week

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from £79 / night

(8) Excellent 

40

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

from £105 / night

£479 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(6) Very Good 

33

Tented camp rental in Groningen City

Groningen / Groningen City

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £69 / night

£475 - £574 / week

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from £69 / 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
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from £122 / night

£827 - £1218 / week

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from £122 / night

(8) Very Good 

10

Holiday yurt with shared pool in Carsac-Aillac

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Carsac-Aillac

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Quiet well-appointed exclusive glamping with the benefits of a b&b/gite environment - great swimming pool!” A lovely welcome from Nicola for our introduction to glamping. This is an incredibly special spot- a forest clearing with butterflies and oak
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from £50 / night

£350 - £844 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Marrakech ski riad to rent.

Marrakech / Medina

6 8 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Everything about this riad was great!” “Everything about this riad was great! The location was fantastic - just a 10 minute walk through the souks to Djmaa al Fna, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, the riad was beautifully decorated and
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from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Holiday lighthouse in Vis

Island of Vis / Vis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £113 / night

£785 / week

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from £113 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £112 / night

£783 - £1566 / week

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from £112 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill in Yvre-l'Eveque

Le Mans / Yvre-l'Eveque

8 17 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £216 / night

£1207 - £2052 / week

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from £216 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday narrowboat in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Very enjoyable short break on 'Topsy'” Mark and Lynda provided excellent tuition and couldn't have been more helpful throughout our trip. The boat was very well equiped and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the canal and would certainly d
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from £300 / night

£1005 - £2310 / week

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from £300 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Converted chapel rental in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £71 / night

£495 - £595 / week

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from £71 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Holiday castle in Castelletto sopra Ticino

Lake Maggiore / Castelletto sopra Ticino

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £78 / night

£457 / week

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from £78 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Plesio holiday tower rental

Lake Como / Plesio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£345 - £388 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Colares holiday windmill rental

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 4 Min stay varies

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £57 / night

£396 - £761 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

33

Holiday castle with swimming pool in Bergerac

Dordogne / Bergerac

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £192 / night

£1339 - £1897 / week

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from £192 / 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
“How the other half live for a few days...” 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 little gimm
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from £69 / night

£700 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt in Newchurch

Sandown / Newchurch

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£495 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

28

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

from £39 / night

£272 - £483 / week

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from £39 / night

(11) Very Good 

28

Zahora holiday tower rental

Barbate / 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
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from £32 / night

£220 / week

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from £32 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday watermill in Sorisole

Province of Bergamo / Sorisole

2 7 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £79 / night

£480 - £967 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

5

Worsley holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 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
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from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Labuan Bajo holiday yacht rental

Flores / Labuan Bajo

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £5426 / night

£37980 / week

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from £5426 / night

(5) Excellent 

75

Holiday trullo in Trani

Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£483 - £785 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

Wadi Rum holiday tented camp accommodation

Ma'in Governorate / Wadi Rum

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £54 / night

£377 / week

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from £54 / night

6

Converted chapel rental in Monte Cerignone

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Monte Cerignone

1 2 1 night min

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

from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Pisa

Province of Pisa / Pisa

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be” A fabulous opportunity to step back in time into Italian history. What an amazing place owned by a beautiful lady dedicated to restore her home to show and share th
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from £87 / night

£544 - £630 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Very Good 

10

Holiday watermill accommodation

Correze / Condat-sur-Ganaveix

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£1200 / week

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from £300 / night

(1) Very Good 

8

Grosseto holiday tower rental

Province of Grosseto / Grosseto

1 5 3 nights min

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

from £48 / night

£319 / week

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from £48 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £61 / night

£345 - £1044 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday cave house in Ilha de Itaparica

State of Bahia / Ilha de Itaparica

5 15 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £385 / night

£2308 / week

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from £385 / night

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