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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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(31) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect location for sailing” Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location. The owner could  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o  …see more

from £150 / night

£504 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ballymena holiday watermill rental

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Old restored mill with waterwheel and other charming characteristics. The three level property is nestled in a wooded area with river view and an abundance of wildlife. There are four double bedrooms, including one four-poster super-kingsized bed. The house has a large  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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from £180 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely location, comfortable house” We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning location, which is co  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Very Good 

9

Holiday beach hut in Durness

Caithness and Sutherland / Durness

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
North West Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland. On the beach, on a farm, sea view, brown trout fishing included, bird watching paradise, golf, walking, cycling, shops, restaurants, 2km  …see more

from £70 / night

£484 - £847 / week

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from £70 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandstone with a gree  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £1320 / week

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from £110 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Fox Glacier

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Luxury self contained accommodation in the heart of Fox Glacier featuring a full European kitchen and bathroom, walk in shower, European furniture, architectural lighting, Wifi, Sky (cable) television and complimentary wine, mineral water and Nespresso coffee.Unique pro  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / 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
If you are visiting Liverpool for the first time I would be happy to help you plan your itinerary.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1300 - £3000 / week

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from £200 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in South East England

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 £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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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
This property is ideal to explore the whole north coast AONB its marinas gardens estates castles and beaches  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its located within a short drive from most o  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £70 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Scottish Castle history laird self-catering countryside mountain bike walking fly fishing trout daffodils bluebellsCastle is on a 600 acre private estate, with mountain bike trails, woodland walk, trout fishery with cafe.  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday tree house in Whippingham

Isle of Wight / Whippingham

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning” If you want something that is a little bit different, but also want quality ... then this is the place. We spent a fabulous week at the Treehouse. What an amazing place. The location is great, literally 15mins from the East Cowes ferry, w  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Holiday beach hut rental

Praslin Island / Ste Anne

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Wake up on the hut's veranda, enjoy the view of the ocean towards Mahe and the surrounding lush tropical forests perfectly complimented by the local birds singing away. This part of the island sees very little traffic and one has a sense of being at one with nature  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 - £1187 / week

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from £128 / night

(27) Excellent 

22

Lacock holiday converted chapel rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A stunning converted Chapel in famous Lacock village; just 10 miles from Bath. Comprising 4 double bedrooms; able to sleep up to 10 people. Very large dining, lounge; entertaining areas. Renovated to the highest standard with home cinema, Whirlpool bath; en-suites. Set  …see more

from £275 / night

£1925 / week

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from £275 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Beaworthy

Beaworthy / Germansweek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Lovely place in picturesque surroundings” This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter time. Woode  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Grewelthorpe

North Yorkshire / Grewelthorpe

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sleeps a maximum of 3 people. En suite shower & flushing toilet. Car parking. BBQ and patio heater with outdoor seating.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £680 / week

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from £55 / night

(49) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa rental

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
“AMAZING AMAZING HOUSE!” Wow what can I say! stunning house, sound system fantastic brought my innner DJ out. Bedrooms amazing with a big country house feel. Sadly weather let out down but gave us an excuse to use the real sun light inside. After a lon  …see more

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2450 / week

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from £260 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Whitebrook

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A great Christmas!” We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week. The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home. We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived. The surrounding area is beau  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 - £1265 / week

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from £89 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Limerick/Tipperary

County Limerick / Limerick

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Fanningstown Castle offers self-catering accommodation & is perfect for small family groups, gatherings & celebrations, intimate civil wedding or blessing ceremonies, couples or friends looking for a unique place to spend time together touring the Shannon region  …see more

from £294 / night

£1687 - £2797 / week

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from £294 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

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Lower Franconia / Triefenstein

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £119 / night

£551 / week

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from £119 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic couple of days” What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is set in its own walled gard  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £460 / week

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from £70 / night

31

Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Historic opulence, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and vast living spaces makes this magnificent mansion the perfect locale for a secluded retreat in Maine-et-Loire.  …see more

from £548 / night

£2282 - £3190 / week

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from £548 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, and ev  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Holiday shepherds hut in Bardon Mill

Hexham / Bardon Mill

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Available from Easter 2016, located in the peaceful paddock adjacent to Stable Cottage and close to Vindolanda and Hadrian's Wall, the Hideaway is a luxury Shepherd's Hut providing every home comfort for up to three people. There is a bedroom, which has a zip'n'link ki  …see more

from £65 / night

£167 - £560 / week

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from £65 / 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

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from £85 / night

£467 - £823 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, elegant, newly reburbished traditional riad on a quiet street in the heart of the medina. 10 minutes walk from the beach, sea view from upper terrace. Open log fire. Suitable for groups, couples and families. Very friendly and helpful English speaking staff wh  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Le Mans / Yvre-l'Eveque

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £297 / night

£1356 - £2272 / week

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from £297 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

 …see more

from £39 / night

£212 - £229 / week

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from £39 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Another wonderful birthday treat” Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christmas chill out.  …see more

from £25 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £25 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday converted chapel in Warborough

Wallingford / Warborough

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Enchanting converted Wesleyan chapel furnished with luxury and comfort in mind. The chapel which is believed to date back to 1832 has been sympathetically converted to create a unique lifestyle living space. Double pillars and a gated entrance welcome you into this cha  …see more

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.” We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, w  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

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from £45 / night

£260 - £641 / week

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from £45 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in North West Ireland

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
19th Centuary Listed Cornmill newly renovated to include 4 Star Accomodation. Situated close to two National Trust Properiies - Crom Castle and Florencecourt House. In the heart of Fermanagh Lakeland close to Upper Lough Erne. Activities include walking, fishing etcS  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Siargao Island

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Surfing area of Pacifico on Siargao Island , Surigai Del Norte Philippines , one of the best places to look for Surfing , close to Sayak Airport and within easy reach of Some of the best Surfing Beaches to be found here .This Cottage sleeps 2 persons in 1 Double bed and  …see more

from £12 / night

£84 / week

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from £12 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Sleep on an authentic boat in a picturesque old harborA hotel is for landlubbers, a boat for those who love waterIf you like water then come aboard. A peaceful night's sleep in a beautiful relaxing natural environment. Wake up to the view of water,  …see more

from £191 / night

£1335 / week

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from £191 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Full of character in a lovely area” A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a very nice beach a  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Kudat

Sabah / Kudat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
“Blissfully quiet and beautiful.” If you want to get off the grid, and find somewhere truly beautiful away from the usual resorts full of people, then this is it. The chalet is simple yet comfortable, and the location and view are perfect. The chal  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

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