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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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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

(35) Excellent 

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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

(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

(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

(16) Very Good 

23

The GateHouse - Dover castle sleeps 4

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Very Good 

26

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £87 / night

£783 / week

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from £87 / 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

£338 / week

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from £61 / 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

14

Trilhas do Sol/ Art NAtiva - Aratuba beach hut sleeps 20

Ilha de Itaparica / Aratuba

6 20 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Beuttiful charming , beach house, located on prived condominiun wish nice green area wish coconuts trees, garden.. the place is very peacefully..Perfect to relax. The decoration are Rustic and authentic, and included, many crations by local artists. The accom  …see more

from £62 / night

£616 / week

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from £62 / 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

(1) Excellent 

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Puy-de-Dome / Blot-l'Eglise

4 3 2 nights min

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

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from £52 / night

£281 / week

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from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Mani Castle Experience - Pagkia castle sleeps 10

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
For prices please email us! About the castle: An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views. Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £1002 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

18

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 £46 / night

£262 - £646 / week

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from £46 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Into The Woods Treehouse - Whippingham tree house sleeps 6

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+
Come and stay in a cosy and exciting little house in the trees. Fantastic for adventurous families, but equally wonderful as a romantic break for couples, or a quirky treat for groups of friends. Enjoy the privacy and peace of living right in the heart of nature.The Tr  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / 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

(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

(16) Excellent 

17

Pinnock Wood Farm Shepherds Hut - Winchcombe shepherds hut sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Pinnock Wood Farm Shepherds Hut is located in a quiet rural setting on a working livestock farm in the North Cotswolds. Situated close to the historic town of Winchcombe.The Shepherds Hut is fully serviced with a Double bed, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom. television a  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Tigh Bata, Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye - Waternish boathouse sleeps 8

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

(7) Excellent 

24

Dar Ettouahen - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 10

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
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacio  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / 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

(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 £69 / night

£475 - £647 / week

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from £69 / 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

(1) Very Good 

8

Province of Grosseto / Grosseto

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £48 / night

£319 / week

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from £48 / night

31

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 £539 / night

£2245 - £3139 / week

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from £539 / night

(1) Excellent 

6

Lower Silesia Province / Zagorze Slaskie

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £35 / night

£259 / week

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from £35 / night

8

The church retreat yerong creek - Yerong Creek converted chapel sleeps 6

New South Wales / Yerong Creek

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
The church retreat is a converted 1960,s lutheran church and 110 year old school house Its set in a village of yerong creek south of wagga wagga, It has been set out nicely with a huge deck with firepit, Bathroom and deep bathBar and entertainment area, loads old books,  …see more

from £118 / night

£618 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Huntingfield Shepherds Hut - Eastling shepherds hut sleeps 4

Faversham / Eastling

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful Shepherds hut situated in parkland of stunning Historic Manor House. Open your door to peace and quiet and rolling views across the Kentish countryside. Pick your own fruit and vegetables in season from the vegetable patch to cook on the huts hob, log burner o  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £2000 / week

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from £100 / night

24

Enchanting converted Chapel dating back to 1832 - Warborough converted chapel sleeps 4

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

(11) Excellent 

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Lake Yurt - Poundsgate yurt sleeps 5

Dartmoor National Park / Poundsgate

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy a holiday with a difference. Get back to nature in a traditional Mongolian yurt, enjoying total privacy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Each of our two yurts has its own woodburner to keep you warm and cosy, rugs and lanterns and a double bed and a futon  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 / week

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from £105 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Kellswater Mill in the heart of Ulster - Ballymena watermill sleeps 8

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • 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

(1) Excellent 

20

Province of Bergamo / Sorisole

2 7 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £79 / night

£480 - £967 / week

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from £79 / 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 £33 / night

£230 / week

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from £33 / night

(74) Excellent 

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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

(6) Excellent 

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Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £164 / night

£949 / week

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from £164 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Independent Tower in an Umbrian Castle - Campello sul Clitunno castle sleeps 4

Province of Perugia / Campello sul Clitunno

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This charming little tower lies within the ancient stone walls of a historic castle in the green heart of Umbria, just over half an hour from the Saint Francis of Assisi Umbrian International Airport of Perugia-Assisi. Restored in a contemporary style with full kitchen,  …see more

from £78 / night

£432 / week

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from £78 / night

(24) Excellent 

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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

(1) Excellent 

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The Chalet at Moorehall - Moorehall boathouse sleeps 2

Ballinrobe / Moorehall

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
The original boathouse dates back to 1796 and the chalet was built in 1964. The chalet has been modernised over the past couple of years to current standards. The chalet sits on the edge of Lough Carra, a four thousand acre lake in South Mayo in the west of Ireland.Ther  …see more

from £57 / night

£345 / week

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from £57 / night

(19) Excellent 

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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

(10) Excellent 

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Anglesey-yurts - Rhydwyn yurt sleeps 4

Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
A single yurt set in private enclosed area on a smallholding adjacent to an Area Of Outstanding Beauty and Heritage Coastline, walking distance to sandy cove, or 5 minute drive (free parking).The yurt has it's own shower room and kitchen with full-size cooker, frid  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

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house boat on the Seine near Paris - Draveil narrowboat sleeps 6

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
Three levelsSun deckNatural level: loungeLiving room- kitchenLower deck 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms, one cabinOne bedroom and its en suite bathroom and separate WC form the guest suite.Step out and you are in the leisure park with many sports and recreation opportunitie  …see more

from £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

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