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Unusual holiday homes (1809)

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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(28) Excellent 

32

Plane Castle - Airth castle sleeps 18

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Steeped in history, visited by both Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, this home has character and charm. It is an exceptionally interesting “B” listed castle. Sympathetically restored by its current owners, it provides a magical yet welcoming and comfor  …see more

from £700 / night

£3500 - £6000 / week

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from £700 / night

9

Ain / Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes

6 6 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£341 / week

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from £61 / night

(14) Excellent 

37

Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxury roman  …see more

from £180 / night

£1551 / week

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from £180 / night

(35) Excellent 

11

Segrwyd Mill Holiday Home - 4* Converted Mill - Bylchau watermill sleeps 4

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**** Visit Wales 4 star rated Accomdation **** Perfect location to explore beautiful Snowdonia and North Wales. Segrwyd Mill is an 18th century grade II listed water mill, steeped in history and located in the heart of the North Wales countryside, between Nantglyn and  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

(35) Excellent 

20

Old St Johns Church - Gamblesby converted chapel sleeps 8

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature comforts you mig  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1320 / week

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from £110 / night

(31) Excellent 

21

Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

11

Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / night

10

Gers / Condom

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

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from £74 / night

£427 / week

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from £74 / night

10

Port Lincoln Caravan Park - North Shields beach hut sleeps 6

South Australia / North Shields

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We are located on South Australia's Lower Eyre Peninsula, in the small historic town of North Shields. We are on the coast of beautiful protected Boston Bay and only about 8 kms North of Port Lincolns CBD We also offer 60 powered sites and a range of cabins. Absolute be  …see more

from £42 / night

£289 - £453 / week

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from £42 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Cottage 2 - Siargao Island beach hut sleeps 2

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Bamboo Garden located in Pacifico Siargao Island is the perfect placefor the Budget Conscious traveler, Back -packer or Surfer .Built in a Comfortable Native style that blends in with the localenvironment we assure that your stay with us will surely be amemorable one .J  …see more

from £12 / night

£81 / week

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from £12 / night

(2) Excellent 

66

Fairytale Castle: Private Lake, Pool, Gym & Cinema - Meslay-du-Maine castle sleeps 14

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

(20) Excellent 

44

Luxury Apartment in listed water mill dover kent - Dover watermill sleeps 3

Kent / Dover

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Can accomadate 2 adults , child and a baby most suited to young couples and small families Children welcome Check in after 3 pm Check out 11 am 1 hour from London 21 minutes walk to town centre/ 8 minute drive ( marks and Spencer's ) Close to historic Ca  …see more

from £70 / night

£330 - £399 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Petit Payot Beach Hut - Ste Anne beach hut sleeps 4

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
Petit Payot Beach HutPetit Payot Beach Hut is located at St Sauver at the south of Praslin island. The beach hut gets its name from the Black Parrot, endemic only Praslin island! The Black parrots are more common on this part of the island and the tropical seaside déc  …see more

from £131 / night

£914 - £1218 / week

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from £131 / night

20

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Andon

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£244 / week

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from £61 / night

(58) Excellent 

17

Craufurdland Castle- Tower Hse - Kilmarnock castle sleeps 16

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland, in same family for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire countryside surrounded by woodlands. The 6 double bedrooms are all unique and beautiful, the Georgian Drawing room stunning with spectacula  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

5

Tuckers Retreat Luxury glamping w Private Jacuzzi - Canungra tented camp sleeps 4

Scenic Rim / Canungra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Tuckers Retreat is the ultimate glamping experience for couples, with only a maximum of 4 people on site at one time this gives you the feeling of truly being on a hidden romantic escape. Each Eco Tent has its own private hydrotherapy Jacuzzi sunken into a large deck sp  …see more

from £147 / night

£1000 / week

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from £147 / night

13

Leje fra kr. 1500,- pr. uge evt. køb 595.000,- (u - Jammerbugt Municipality beach hut sleeps 4

North Jutland / Jammerbugt Municipality

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Dejlig nyrenoveret 2009/2013 sommerhus i træ, beliggende på 300 m2 naturgrund i meget hyggeligt område, og med en perfekt placering kun 100 m fra én af Danmarks mest børnevenlige sandstrande og købmand. Lendrup er beliggende 5 min. kørsel fra Løgstør og er et v  …see more

from £31 / night

£174 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

State of Rio de Janeiro / Armacao dos Buzios

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

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from £47 / night

£308 - £524 / week

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from £47 / night

11

Mangalore Beach Resort - Mangalore boathouse sleeps 50

Karnataka / Mangalore

20 50 2 nights min

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A Beach Resort right on the beach. With swimming-pool and sports activities. Food services available: Indian, Chinese, European, sea-food and BBQ. Wedding- Hall, Roof-top restaurant and beach-shacks with Beach-ball court and boating facilities. Quite many tourist spots  …see more

from £31 / night

£192 / week

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from £31 / night

12

Beachside Retreat Tifnit Agadir - Ait Melloul beach hut sleeps 2

Agadir / Ait Melloul

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Relax and unwind at Tifnit beach located 40kms south of Agadir A paradise for surfers and nature lovers our Eco- friendly studio apartments for 2 people located on the beach with unrivalled views of the Atlantic is the perfect vacation getaway Calypso, an individual eco  …see more

from £35 / night

£209 / week

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from £35 / night

4

The Sandgroper - Tonnerre houseboat sleeps 2

Yonne / Tonnerre

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
Canal Boat in France! Enjoy the Burgundy canals and rivers on our beautifully restored boat. Our boat is based in Tonnerre, Burgundy which is located on the Canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy Canal). Cruise through some beautiful villages, including Ancy Le Franc, Tanlay, Mon  …see more

from £192 / night

£1305 / week

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from £192 / night

(24) Excellent 

13

The Old Kirk - Dalguise converted chapel sleeps 9

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church  …see more

from £150 / night

£504 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

7

Forest Yurt near Bruges - Oostkamp yurt sleeps 6

West Flanders Province / Oostkamp

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The hand-made Eco -yurt is secluded in an old growth forest near Bruges. It sleeps 4 people comfortably, It has a stove, kitchenette, a bathroom treehouse and a dry compost toilet. It caters to anyone who seeks peace and quiet, nature and culture :) I live on the estate  …see more

from £66 / night

£392 - £684 / week

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from £66 / night

(19) Excellent 

20

Old Trinity Church - Whitebrook converted chapel sleeps 8

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Old Trinity Church is a 5 min drive from the historic market town of Monmouth. Here you will find all your shopping needs. If you want to treat yourself, the village boasts its very own Michelin Starred restaurant, The Crown at Whitebrook.There are plenty of footpaths  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 - £1265 / week

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from £89 / night

22

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Grimmen

13 39 1 night min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 39
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly

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from £34 / night

£232 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

KV houseboats Alleppey to Kumarakom - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 2

Kerala / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Premium houseboat had 3 bed/3 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen fully covered glass which PROTECT FROM MOSQUITO AND INSECT in the night. We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Fam  …see more

from £77 / night

£1154 / week

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from £77 / night

(51) Excellent 

24

Depot Rd - Cwmafan converted chapel sleeps 13

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
Depot Road is a stunning newly renovated property offering the only true 5* self-catering group accommodation in this area of South Wales. This former Methodist church has been transformed and now offers a superb, contemporary style of accommodation which is perfect for  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Moulin D'Enval - Chamberet watermill sleeps 6

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen.The old mill has been  …see more

from £70 / night

£479 - £653 / week

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from £70 / night

(42) Excellent 

25

Burnbrae Mill - Castle Douglas watermill sleeps 6

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
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

11

Quarry House Shepherds Retreat - Grewelthorpe shepherds hut sleeps 3

North Yorkshire / Grewelthorpe

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
A purpose built Shepherds Hut in it's own rural location close to the Yorkshire Dales. An ideal base for relaxing or walking in the beautiful countryside nearby or cycling the Tour de France Stage 1 route which passes within 3 miles of the location. Numerous local  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £680 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Attwood Coppice, Camping/Retreat/Hermitage hut/pod - Wolverley shepherds hut sleeps 2

Worcestershire / Wolverley

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Want to get away from it all? Well this is the place for you. The camping pod is situated in 2 acres of private broadleaf woodland. It comfortably sleeps two, there is room for an extra tent close to the pod should this be needed at a small extra cost. The pod has LED l  …see more

from £25 / night

£180 / week

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from £25 / night

(9) Excellent 

15

Red Sky Shepherd's Hut - Broadway shepherds hut sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The newest addition to Manor Farm is Red Sky, our stunning Shepherd's Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub under the arches, and BBQ shelter. Within this besp  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

(74) Excellent 

19

Capel Cartref - Lower Cwmtwrch converted chapel sleeps 10

Swansea / Lower Cwmtwrch

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Capel Cartref is a newly renovated chapel offering a unique and luxurious space for holidaymakers. The chapel provides a warm and welcoming haven. The gallery hosts a vaulted ceiling with original beams. Pews have been reclaimed and used around the chapel as window si  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Very Good 

20

Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £79 / night

£392 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

18

Moulin des Gobards - Savigny-en-Revermont watermill sleeps 4

Saone-et-Loire / Savigny-en-Revermont

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The holiday home is actually the 100 square meter attic of our 200 year old watermill. It is fully furnished to a high standard.When you rent our home, you will have the whole front garden to enjoy. It includes a trampoline, a flying fox (zip line), a slack line, a swin  …see more

from £100 / night

£653 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

Compass Corner Shepherds Hut - TurnersHill shepherds hut sleeps 2

East Grinstead / TurnersHill

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Private garden
Compass Corner Shepherds Hut is nestled in the Sussex countryside at Yew Tree Barn in Worth near Turners Hill. The hut itself is a traditional, converted by design shepherding hut which sleeps two comfortably, located on an idyllic piece of pastureland. We are bordered  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Skrova Rorbuer, Lofoten - Lofoten Islands boathouse sleeps 9

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment  …see more

from £48 / night

£287 - £3027 / week

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from £48 / night

(47) Excellent 

22

Beach Sun Retreat - Dymchurch villa sleeps 6

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
"Sunshine 247365", as featured in the Guardian and the Daily Mail Beach Sun Retreat uniquely offers the 'perfect beach and summer holiday' with guaranteed sunbathing 365 days a year! Occupying the ground floor of this former hotel, the property has  …see more

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2450 / week

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from £260 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Arches of Allendale - Port MacDonnell converted chapel sleeps 8

South Australia / Port MacDonnell

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Arches of Allendale is an 1866 CHURCH that has been converted into boutique accommodation in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. The beautifully restored church offers three bedrooms catering for 6 plus a sofa bed sleeping 2 on the mezzanine. The fully renovated ac  …see more

from £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Moulin de la Ronde.....an exceptional location. - Bonnes - Chauvigny watermill sleeps 4

Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Moulin de la Ronde with its toes in the Vienne, occupies 4 acres of river frontage with a private island accessible through the mill, where you can fish, bird watch or just relax. Friends, visitors and locals describe it as stunning. La Ronde consists of the owners�  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

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