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.
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Fanningstown Castle is a romantic, gothic style castle parts of which date from the 12th Century nestling among dairy farms in the heart of Ireland's Golden Vale farming region. It has been beautifully & lovingly restored over the years & is now a wonderful …see more
Ski; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
However good other places can be, they still only offer you a room in a place you share with others.
We want to provide your little LUXURIOUS paradise in Marrakesh: so we give you the full Riad to yourself and you can start to fully enjoy the peace and the tranquility o …see more
“Magnifique riad entièrement rénové avec beaucoup de goût”
Reviewed 28 Apr 2015
Deux adultes, deux enfants (4 ans et 10 mois). Très belle riad marocaine, décoré avec beaucoup de goût et assez pratique pour une maison sur 3 niveau. Elle très bien entretenu et propre avec du p… More
“Fantastic Riad in the heart of Marrakech”
Reviewed 25 Nov 2015
Fantastic Riad in the heart of Marrakech, close to all the action in a quiet side street. Fatima the housekeeper will look after you and cook you the most authentic meals and breakfasts. Our fist trip… More
“Oasis of Calm from the madness of Marrakech”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2015
We had always wanted to visit Marrakech and found this fabulous Riad and liaising with Pierre (the owner) could not have been easier.
Pierre provided suggestions of things to do and places to go, a… 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
We stayed 10 days in this beautiful mansion, with a great outdoor kitchen. It was a little bit small, but who stays inside when it's 25 degrees? The mason stays cool at night. We enjoyed our meals we … More
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Great for children of all ages ;
An al 18th-century castle opens its doors to show you the stunning paintings which adorn its walls and ceilings and welcome you in its charming atmoshere. Don't miss the opportunity to see the frescoes, to learn more about the intriguing saga of a family which play …see more
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
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 the wonders hidden over many years. … More
Dear Phil and Lorraine,
thank you very much for your review.
I am sorry to read that you have been troubled by mosquitos. All our apartments are provided with mosquitos nets at the windows and besides there is a spray mosquitos repellant in the bathrooms: indeed there was one also in your apartment on the shelf near the bathroom door, but alas I forgot to tell you; I apologise for that.
I will be happy to welcome you again at Villa Di Lupo Parra and next time I will put the repellant in a more visible place, I promise.
“A unique place to stay - truly Italian!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
My husband & I stayed here for our honeymoon in September.
It is a villa full of character; from the sweeping staircase to the amazing frescos on the walls & ceilings.
Quiet & peaceful location an… More
“A good base for travelling round Tuscany”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
The owners are very welcoming, providing pick up from the airport and return which was very much appreciated also the trips to the supermarket to stock up on supplies. A welcome pack which was again a… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
White Pearl Villas in Oia, Santorini, carved in the volcanic rocks of Theran land with the mystical beauty of the caldera cliff, stretching before them, open their doors to take you on a magic trip. Built on the edge of the cliff through the centuries, restored with res …see more
Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
A view on a scenic wine and olive oil country. The ancient farmhouse
of Augusto and Lele Vitali is an
excellent base from which to explore
the "heart" of Tuscany.
A few meters off the road to the village,
the Torre, facing Radda, stands in an
olive grove overlooking vin …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Situated in one of the side canals of the Amstel river in the city center, lies this beautiful spacious and recently renovated authentic boat.The living room has a large comfortable couch, large flatscreen tv, gas fireplace and dining area. The modern open plan kitchen …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed; Private garden;
This houseboat is a unique opportunity to sleep in a original houseboat in Amsterdam. It is spacious, freshly refurbished and beautiful renewed. You will stay in the booming North area (the North area is rated #3 in NYTimes list for GLOBAL hotspots).
Although, you are …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Rent a castle to spend your holiday with friends, family or team building groups. On a unique location next to the river “la Meuse” and surrounded by 1000ha of wood. Situated in a private valley of 7ha.
The chateau has eight big rooms, 9 bathrooms. You can use the p …see more
Dit jaar zijn wij voor de derde keer in Vireux Wallerand geweest en hebben van onze vakantie genoten op domein Chateau le Risdoux. Elke keer is weer een klein feestje. Heerlijk is het hier. De hond ma… More
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Welcome to Rann Village Resort at Bhirandiara-Kutch. The village resort is built near White Rann of Kutch. At Rann Village Resort, we have Kutchi Bhungas (mud hut), all well traditional crafted with interior mud work, both AC & NON AC Bhunga with all facilities.
Close …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
This resthouse located on the edge of a cliff of a private property in Punta Engano, Lapu-lapu, Mactan Cebu with 24-hour security, 1 caretaker and 1 cook. Only less than 10 minutes drive after Shangri-la Mactan, Movenpick Resort, Abaca Resort and BE Resorts. This house …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Beach hut in front of the atlantic ocean, with two rooms, a w.c., a living room with a kitchenet and a balcony with a barbecue with a beautiful sea view.Longs 10 minutes from the airport by cab and 15 minutes from Faro ( Algarve capital) . Has a small supermarket n …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Angel Queen offers rooms on board a Kettuvallam, a traditional Kerala house boat. Exploring the backwaters of Alleppey and Kumarakom, the boat provides full board Kerela traditional meals for all guests through its Indian restaurant and 24-hour room service.
A chef on …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
"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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Great for children of all ages ;
"il CAVÓ" apartment with truly magnificent natural stone ceilings. Absolutely cute. Open-plan-kitchen patiently made in the rock. A masterpiece! 4 chairs, 1sofa-bed and a single bed. Divided by a few steps a cosy bathroom/shower, wc, bidet made of sweet Itali …see more
Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Located on the Brouwersgracht (Brewer's Canal), a short 10 minute walk from Central Station. Within the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Brouwersgracht was voted the 'Most Beautiful Canal in Amsterdam' by the readers of the Local newspaper, Het Parool.
The perfect Amsterda …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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
Nearest beach 180 km; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
This beautifully decorated one bedroom suite sleeps a maximum of 4 people. The suite as a Kind bed in the main bedroom and two twin size sofa beds in the living room for extra sleeping space. There is relaxing bathtub with shower, a galley style kitchen complete with fu …see more
Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
HIGHLIGHTS: »» Five minutes to «Jemaa El Fna». »» Two bedrooms for 4 persons. »» Perfect for a family or a getaway with friends.»» Exclusive rental: no other guests, just your family and friends!LOCATION: The riad is centrally located in the old town of Marrak …see more
Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ; 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
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
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
Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Ever wondered what it would be like to live on a houseboat? Devolu offers you a convenient base to visit the sites of Paris, go to Disneyland and the Chateau de Versailles while coming home each day to an amazing experience of another kind. One of the most luxurious b …see more
My Children 13,16,17 plus Grandparent 78 all had an excellent time in Paris . The boat made an excellent base for seeing the sights as public transport is minutes walk away.The boat is spacious, very … More
“Fabulous Family Base to Explore Paris From...”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2011
Gave a much needed place to relax and review each day of our holiday ... could just sit and watch the river for hours from the boat.
Having the huge Auchan Supermarket and local shops one tram stop a… More
“Perfect for relaxing and seeing Paris”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2011
We spent a lovely week on Rupert`s barge. We were looking for something that had easy access to all the sights of Paris, but without the hustle and bustle of being in the city, and we found it. It was… More