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.
this was an amazing property with everything you could need supplied. the owners were lovely and very helpful. tea coffee and milk were supplied. there was also chocolates and flowers which made our a… More
“Relax and relax some more !”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Had a lovely stay at the Mill - we used it as a base to visit the area and do some walking.
A short drive takes you to the Coast and lovely towns like Conwy or go inland to Snowdonia .
Within an hou… More
“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
“This was an amazing property wish we had been staying longer!”
Reviewed 21 Sep 2015
Wonderfully renovated and very warm and inviting. We would have liked to have just stayed and curled up with a book too bad there was so much we wanted to see.
Only thing which we missed was WiFi. We… More
Reviewed 8 Apr 2015
We had a sensational week made all the better by the wonderful weather. The lighthouse is very welcoming and well equipped. It was so warm we could have done with seats to sit outside with. The pea… More
Reviewed 13 Feb 2015
Fabulous property, excellent value for money.
To go and see the area in January in the snow was superb.
A very well equipped property in beautiful surroundings.… More
“One of the best places we've stayed” A most wonderful property, unique, full of character, with every home comfort you could possibly think of. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in.Would be marvellous at any time of year-we stayed w
Sympathetic conversion, great thought has gone into keeping period details while providing every modern convenience. As good outdoors as indoors. Super clean. Perfect for 2 people to use the kitchen. … More
“An enchanted stay at Bishops”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2011
We are regulars at Bishops and thoroughly enjoy our breaks here. The accommodation is first class in our opinion.
The Chapel has a warm welcoming feeling and set in such a tranquil location you can… More
“Quirky, Well Maintained, High Standards - a home from home”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2011
Stayed at this delightful cottage for a week at the start of August 2011 with a 5yr old and 18mth old.
Bundles of character mixed with all the mod cons including the little extras such as the high… More
Thanks for your lovely comments, I am glad you enjoyed staying at Bishops and the use of the stair gate and high chair helped make your holiday slightly easier. Maybe we can look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
“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.
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
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.
“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
“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
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2014
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, walking along the be… More
Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything in good order. Fouad and Aieda will always to their best to help you enjoy your stay.
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Darsal was a perfect place to stay. It has been carefully restored with every attention to detail and with the rental person in mind. Fouad, the house manager, speaks good English and is always will… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here with our three young children in January 2013 and we all absolutely loved both the Riad and Essaouira.
Darsal is a beautiful Riad, extremely well located in a quiet part of the Medina,… More
“Wagon in the Woods” My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of January; all I can say is what a delight this little tranquil haven is !!.....cosy, comfortable, relaxing...a pure delight!
“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
We would like to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. St Mary's Chapel was a delightful and unusual holiday let, in a glorious setting by the Tal-y-llyn lake beneath the impressive Cadair Idris. In… More
Thank you both for this kind review .I'm so pleased that your daughter recommended St.Mary's to you ..it's good to know that your likes are simular ..!
Hope to see you again one day .
“A perfect stay in a perfect location”
Reviewed 21 Jul 2014
Having travelled to North Wales numerous times, St Mary's has to be one of the prettiest places i've been too.
Ideally located for travelling to the coast, both West and North, but quiet enough for… More
Thanks for this positive review ...it was a pleasure to meet you both ...I'm well pleased that you enjoyed your stay at St.Mary's with it's beautiful surroundings ...and it would be good to see you here again one day ...
Reviewed 5 Jul 2014
My wife Sammi and I love places that have history, Tal y Llyn Chapel oozes it. Peter has lovingly restored the chapel with great care not to destroy the true beauty of such an historic building. He w… More
Thank you both for coming so far to stay at St.Mary's .....it was an absolute pleasure to have you visit ...you really appreciated this historic building ....and I will look forward to welcoming you here again one day...
Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. The Autumnal colours are so beautiful, there are some wonderful recent shots on the web site and I do hope you come back, maybe in a different season
Reviewed 2 Jan 2017
What an absolutely brilliant experience! Far Boathouse is a beautiful romantic retreat where you can just kick back and enjoy the peace and beauty of Ullwater. Exceptionally well furnished with everyt… More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review following your stay at the Ullswater Far Boathouse. I am delighted you had a fantastic time and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity at this special place. I hope you took away some special memories and welcome you again soon.
“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,
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
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 out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
“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
“Super authentic Italian 'trullo' - amazing views”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
Stayed in this wonderful traditional stonehouse known locally as a 'trullo'. Will never forget enjoying breakfast and evening drinks on the balcony, with the most amazing 360 views looking out over sa… More
“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
“Fantastic restoration very comfy a joy to stay in, let dogs stay as well perfect.”
Reviewed 12 Nov 2016
Had a fab time at this church really homely. All rooms having en suite, kitchen amazing. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars.… More
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2014
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 sandsto… More
“A wonderfully restored Church in a beautiful village - perfect, comfortable & relaxing, surrounded by beautiful scenery”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
I visited Old St. John's Church over a weekend, visiting friends and family I haven't seen in a long time. We all travelled from different countries to spend a weekend together away from home/work. Th… More
“Just a bit different” Really enjoyed our stay at Bazavista.Cave house was clean and comfortable with basic food items supplied.A bit of upgrading of some of the furnishings would have earned 5 star.Great views.Steep road up,bit rough in places.Not far
I found the pictures a bit misleading, I assume they need updating. Upon arrival we noticed an unpleasant odour from the cave, possibly due to being closed for sometime. The soft furnishings need repl… More
It was unfortunate that the Husband of this party had an attitude on arrival complaining it was quiet here and asking where the nearest water park was , He explained they hadn't stayed inland before , so I don't think the culture shock of being in a real part of Spain appealed to him and he took it out on his extended family and us .
We make it quite clear the maximum we will allow is 5 people and yet although their had 4 on arrival , They added an extra 2 teenagers afterwards . Then promptly had a party with about 16 other people here, we are not sure if even more stayed that night , I think the fact we lived so close and knew about their actions didn't go down too well .
After 4 days of their 11 day stay , we got an email saying they had found somewhere else to stay and had left the key in the door, they at no time complained or mentioned any issues to us or we would have looked at the mystery smell , of which nobody else has complained about , even though we have had guests staying here nearly everyday since May . Although we do allow dogs to stay it has been sometime since any have been in the house , so this again was a false statement . The sofa has been covered and the cover is washed regularly, although the cover had been taken off and possibley used as bedding for the unauthorised guests . We never have claimed it is a big pool but it seemed to keep their 4 children and extra guests entertained everyday they were here .
I hope that they enjoyed the rest of their holiday on the Costas , where they could find the required fish and chips shops and British bars . I think our write up makes it quite clear that if you are looking for that sort of holiday , you will be disapointed staying here .
I would also like to add that putting a drinking glass , wrapped up in the spare bedspread in the twin bedroom was childish and thankfully we found the joke , before any child could have gotten cut by broken glass . We also cleaned up after their party , after being eventually informed they had done a runner .
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
From the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and oli… More
“Unique and wonderful place with huge pool”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well eq… More
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
Reviewed 1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in th… More
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved