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Unusual holiday homes (1825)

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 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

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

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

from £80 / night

£1112 / week

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from £80 / night

(29) 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
“Perfect for a quiet break” Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy access to forest walks,
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from £150 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(7) Very Good 

7

Beach hut rental in St. Dogmaels

St. Dogmaels / Poppit Sands

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Poppit Sands” Lovely views. Know the area well so lots of walking. Felt a bit cramped in the bedroom having to walk around the bed sideways. Enjoyed our stay.
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from £32 / night

£220 - £650 / week

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from £32 / night

(8) 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

from £180 / night

£1180 - £1250 / week

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from £180 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo
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from £130 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £130 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Var / Carces

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £388 / night

£1638 - £3018 / week

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from £388 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Holiday watermill in Chauvigny

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+
“A beautiful, peaceful location” The Moulin is in an idyllic location, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The owners are warm and welcoming and the accommodation has everything you could wish for. We loved the area, with interesting places to visit - loc
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from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(52) Excellent 

25

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
“Wonderful” absolutely fantastic place, we loved every minute of our stay and would recommend to everyone. In the middle of nowhere, just perfect.
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from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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from £65 / night

(32) 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
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
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from £100 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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from £100 / night

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Finistere / Landerneau

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £138 / night

£475 - £682 / week

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from £138 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Bylchau

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Relaxing weekend” Excellent clean & lovely place to stay , just perfect for a restful few days ,would certainly recommend the mill to friends & family x
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from £70 / night

£600 / week

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from £70 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Eden District / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Short break” Amazing building very useable and family friendly, lovely quite location in the heart of the countryside within a farming community just the spot for a total retreat, although very handy for day trip into the beautiful Lake District count
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from £115 / night

£650 - £1380 / week

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from £115 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” 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 great for
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from £130 / night

£863 - £2156 / week

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from £130 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

(33) 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
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina” Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and
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from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £43 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Extremely comfortable” Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa and the huge bed were incred
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from £85 / night

£360 / week

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from £85 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Tal-y-llyn

Snowdonia National Park / Talyllyn

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Unique and Interesting stay” Stayed here for a week with a friend after being recommended by my sister & her husband after their stay last year. As many others have described below this is quite a place. We heard from a friend of Peters nearby that
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from £52 / night

£360 - £595 / week

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from £52 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£600 - £1025 / week

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from £120 / night

(20) 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
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from £55 / night

£340 - £500 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Limerick

County Limerick / Limerick

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £299 / night

£2033 - £2845 / week

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from £299 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Best customer experience we have had with personal touchs. Lovely place highly recommend. We will be returning again.
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from £225 / night

£1575 / week

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from £225 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in West Calder

West Lothian / West Calder

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely place” The shepherds rest is a really tranquil and lovely place to stay. We really enjoyed our stay there and would love to visit again. In the middle of two lakes, the views are gorgeous and there's lots around within a short travel distance.
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from £55 / night

£295 - £350 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Dunster

Exmoor National Park / Dunster

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
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from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Carsac-Aillac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£449 - £776 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

23

Inverness holiday lighthouse rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Magnificent restoration resulting in a beautiful cosy cottage.” This historic monument has been lovingly restored to create a beautiful, cosy retreat. Stunning views down Loch Ness with fishing nearby and some enchanting walks in the district. We came
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from £120 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

21

Whitby holiday shepherds hut rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
“ideal for those who like a simple life in nature” fantastic hosts, approachable and friendly. we had everything we needed, it was clean and hygienic. inspired eco beautiful location
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from £65 / night

£340 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Eyemouth holiday tower rental

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £292 / night

£995 - £1480 / week

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from £292 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfection in a romantic quiet setting.” This was a magical and fantastic way to start our journey of Portugal. Paola, was a magnificent host and her little cottage was beautifully appointed and the bed divine. There was a food market with the best wi
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from £113 / night

£604 - £776 / week

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from £113 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“Cuava Peralta in the spring!” Travelling with my small dog Charly ,I have just had the pleasure of staying for 4 nights at Cueva Peralta in the spring time. The cave is situated a short walk from Cortes de Baza in the agricultural belt and signs of s
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from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stylish Holiday Property” Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food, and both small general s
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from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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from £115 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Galmpton holiday boathouse rental

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £72 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £72 / night

(84) Excellent 

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Stoke Ferry 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
“"Perfect for a family party and get-together. Child and pet-friendly"” The building is amazing!! An adventure just exploring all the rooms. And then you have to decide who gets to sleep in The Tower!! The simply stunning dining room (with it's own
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from £190 / night

£2500 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with golf nearby in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!” My family and I stayed in The Chapel and Well Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottages were lovely and had everything we needed. I would like to thank Suzanne for being so hospitable. She made s
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from £250 / night

£650 - £1130 / week

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from £250 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Celra

Province of Girona / Celra

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool

from £49 / night

£4742 - £5173 / week

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from £49 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Patu / Marina San Gregorio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £35 / night

£173 - £440 / week

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from £35 / night

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