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Unusual holiday homes (213)

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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213 Holiday homes

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

(8) Excellent 

17

The Boathouse Ballygally - Ballygally boathouse sleeps 5

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfec  …see more

from £105 / night

£399 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Maison Melrose - Vouvray cave house sleeps 6

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries. The house has 3 double rooms and can be rented throughout the year for 2, 4 or 6 people. A minimum of 2 nights is requir  …see more

from £173 / night

£949 - £1121 / week

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from £173 / night

(3) Very Good 

21

Riad in Asilah - Asilah riad sleeps 9

Tangier-Tetouan Region / Asilah

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Stunning riad of 280 m2 in the heart of the Medina of Asilah, in a quiet environment. Stylish decoration.Patio with orange tree and 2 large terraces (40m2 +50 m2). From the upper terrace there are views of the sea, and in the bottom there is a small pool. 4 bedrooms, 2  …see more

from £86 / night

£603 - £732 / week

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from £86 / night

(25) Very Good 

33

The Boathouse and River Cottage, Yarmouth IOW - Yarmouth boathouse sleeps 11

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 11 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
River Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7+) and The Boathouse 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4+2). Two properties at the most exclusive location on the Isle of Wight, based on the quiet waterside by the River Yar estuary and yet just 300m from the lovely harbour town. High quality proper  …see more

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Enchanting mansion with private pool - Neuille castle sleeps 16

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
France's peaceful Pays de la Loire countryside, with its charming villages and famous castles, surrounds this magnificent ten-bedroom mansion. Beautiful stone exteriors mixed with modern amenities create an atmosphere of sophisticated luxury, perfect for a dream ho  …see more

from £534 / night

£2225 - £3112 / week

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from £534 / 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

£173 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

87

006-Historic Medieval Castle - West Kilbride castle sleeps 14

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Beautifully restored medieval castle with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen with stunning water views over the Isle of Arran. In private grounds of one acre on a hill this, 15th century castle accommodates up to 12 adults and 2 (older) children, over four floor  …see more

from £422 / night

£2950 - £5500 / week

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from £422 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Aberdeen Lighthouse Cottage 4 - discover it - Aberdeen lighthouse sleeps 4

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
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

from £90 / night

£625 - £1550 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Very Good 

9

Balnakeil Beach Bothy - Durness beach hut sleeps 2

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
A fabulous little beachside bothy. Waken in the morning and step out of the door and onto the beach, walk a mile & a half along the amazing white sands, walk through some of the most spectacular dunes, you will ever find to be surrounded by an abundance of wildlife  …see more

from £70 / night

£484 - £847 / week

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from £70 / night

(27) Very Good 

25

The Riverside Chapel - Hexham converted chapel sleeps 6

Northumberland / Hexham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Riverside Chapel is a tranquil haven, set right on the river, where you can truly relax & get away from it all. It is in an ideal central location from which to explore Northumberland's many tourist attractions. With 2 great local pubs, & historic Hexham & Corbridge  …see more

from £80 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

49

040-Historic Castle Apartment - Forres castle sleeps 14

Moray / Forres

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Spectacular apartment within a 400 year old castle accommodating groups of up to 14 over three floors. Well-appointed, spacious reception rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms furbished to a high level. Beautifully decorated with antique and period furniture. Private access and  …see more

from £243 / night

£1700 - £2865 / week

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from £243 / night

(6) Excellent 

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The Old Chapel, newly converted, Chittlehamholt - Chittlehamholt converted chapel sleeps 5

Devon / Chittlehamholt

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
The Old Chapel has been tastefully converted from a former Gospel Hall dating back to 1838 into a 3 bedroom Cottage sleeping up to 5 people and is the new kid on the block! Being detached it sits in the middle of the quaint village of Chittlehamholt opposite the Exeter  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Very Good 

19

Melinsoch - Abersoch watermill sleeps 8

Gwynedd / Abersoch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This property was the former mill situated on the tributary into the river Soch , and has been tastefully converted into a delightful cottage that retains many original features. If you know Abersoch, you would never believe this stunning , historic, old mill house tuck  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £995 / week

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from £125 / night

(9) Very Good 

15

Pier Cottage Kames - Kames boathouse sleeps 4

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
This is an attractively priced cosy cottage and will appeal to those seeking an inexpensive break in the picturesque village of Kames, near Tighnabruaich. Pier Cottage is nestled on the sandy beach & waters edge of Kames. A traditional stone pier cottage is the perf  …see more

from £47 / night

£255 - £345 / week

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from £47 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Syracuse / Plemmirio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£388 - £664 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Aberdeen Lighthouse Cottage 1 - an 1833 original - Aberdeen lighthouse sleeps 6

Aberdeenshire / Aberdeen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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

from £110 / night

£750 - £1900 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Kasteelvilla Oisterwijk - Tilburg castle sleeps 13

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Beautif  …see more

from £173 / night

£1117 - £1772 / week

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from £173 / night

(16) Very Good 

36

Warren Spa - Sutton Weaver villa sleeps 10

Runcorn / Sutton Weaver

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Everything you could ever wish for all under one roof. From the minute you arrive you will be greeted with a smile and taken on a tour to explain how everything operates and explained whats in the area The house has been designed and themed around offering complete rel  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

5

Lewis's Tower - St. Ouen fort sleeps 10

Jersey / St. Ouen

1 10 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Lewis's Tower is set in the rugged landscape of the dunes in Jersey's only national park, close to the nature reserve and wetland area withe direct beach access. It makes the perfect base for an active beach trip and is lose to many beachfront cafes and restaurants. Sur  …see more

from £93 / night

£651 - £728 / week

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from £93 / night

(9) Excellent 

42

Dunster Beach Hut Salad Days Luxury Self Catering - Dunster beach hut sleeps 2

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
Salad Days offers luxurious accommodation at Dunster Beach with the charm of old England where the pace of Somerset allows you to escape everyday life and relax. Designed for couples only, this self-catering, boutique beach hut is one of England’s best kept secrets, b  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / La Bastide

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

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from £82 / night

£388 / week

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from £82 / night

(3) Good 

11

Marne-la-Vallee / Torcy

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £35 / night

£216 - £578 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Very Good 

18

Loire Valley / Vouvray

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Air conditioning

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from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Fasano / Savelletri

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Private garden

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from £31 / night

£182 - £345 / week

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from £31 / night

(2) Very Good 

37

033-16th Century Castle - Dulnain Bridge castle sleeps 8

Grantown-on-Spey / Dulnain Bridge

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning 16th Century Castle in the Central Scottish Highlands with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen commanding stunning views of Grantown. Comfortable accommodation to a high standard spread over four floors, sleeping up to 6 adults and 4 children (in two bun  …see more

from £150 / night

£1045 - £3365 / week

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from £150 / night

21

Rincolisky Castle - Cork castle sleeps 8

County Cork / Cork

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Rincolisky Castle is a tower house and it's best feature is it's location in the remote region of south west Cork in Ireland. Surrounded by the sea and built on cliffs overlooking Roaring Water Bay, opposite Kilcoe Castle it has 360 degree sea views. Built in 1556, but  …see more

from £173 / night

£863 - £1104 / week

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from £173 / night

(4) Excellent 

6

Hobbit Hut - Tiddington yurt sleeps 3

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Very Good 

18

Marrakech / Medina

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £164 / night

£949 / week

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from £164 / 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

£242 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Very Good 

43

031-15th Century Castle - Insch castle sleeps 14

Aberdeenshire / Insch

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Wonderful medieval castle with stone turnpike stairways and two mezzanine levels, a short distance from Aberdeen. Accommodating groups of up to 14 over four floors in modern comfort without ruining the historical significance with many original features to be found. Go  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3800 / week

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from £279 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Bluestone Church - St. Fillans converted chapel sleeps 4

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Bluestone Church is a charming converted chapel dating back to 1859 nestling in the village of St Fillans in beautiful highland Perthshire. Queen Juliana of The Netherlands and Kathryn Hepburn took their holidays in St Fillans and said their prayers at The Bluestone Chu  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £800 / week

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from £121 / night

24

Paradise Beach House - Solar Beach beach hut sleeps 14

Plettenberg Bay / Solar Beach

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Simply paradise! Relax and unwind at Paradise a true beach house with no fuss, airs or graces. Wake up to the sound of the sea and dream of holiday. Park the car and walk, swim and tan. The kids will just love it and so will you.Spend time with your family and favourite  …see more

from £388 / night

£3621 - £8449 / week

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from £388 / night

(1) Very Good 

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058-Restored Fortified Castle - Cupar castle sleeps 14

Fife / Cupar

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Exceptional medieval castle lovingly restored to its original splendour sleeping up to 12 adults and 2 children over four floors. Set within a beautiful rural area with plenty of outdoor open space for children to play. Mostly wooden and tiled floors throughout with  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £3500 / week

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from £272 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The Spanish Boathouse - Galmpton boathouse sleeps 4

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £800 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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The Chapel - Ramsgate converted chapel sleeps 10

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
The Chapel is a very large characterful 3 bedroom self contained holiday property, which can accommodate between 2 and 10 guests.This grade 2 listed building has a 13 meter lounge containing a full size American pool table, large television with free view, four comforta  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £1130 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Trullo Azzurra with pool - Cisternino trullo sleeps 4

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A few minutes away from Cisternino town centre, Trullo Azzurra is a newly refurbished trullo with pool ideal for families. Just overpassed the main gate, you will notice the top of the trullo on the horizon. The cosy external area is provided with a lovely garden, an  …see more

from £74 / night

£492 / week

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from £74 / night

11

Loir-et-Cher / Thenay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Glamping Pod 1 - Roseland - Rothesay tipi/teepee sleeps 4

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Glamping pod , All the fun of Camping without the hassle of a tent . The pod is open plan with a double bed size space at the back , 2 single bed / sitting space running down the sides , there is a microwave , kettle , heater , T.V and fridge in the pod . There is an ar  …see more

from £48 / night

£336 - £420 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Te Arerenga Boat Shack - Arorangi beach hut sleeps 2

Rarotonga / Arorangi

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
Te Arerenga's shacks were designed by NZ architect Fritha Hobbs in a 'fale style' layout with separate sleeping, eating and artist workshop areas. So, just to be clear these are not a whole lot of guest villas - you get the whole place. It is made up of separate shacks  …see more

from £59 / night

£400 / week

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from £59 / night

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