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.
Fanningstown Castle is a romantic, gothic style castle parts of which date from the 12th Century nestling among dairy farms in the heart of Ireland's Golden Vale farming region. It has been beautifully & lovingly restored over the years & is now a wonderful …see more
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
For your holidays think outside the box! Experience them in a charming windmill.Located on Milos, the island of Aphrodite, high on a hilltop in the traditional Tripiti community just 5 kilometers from the port, this locale allows for a unique holiday setting yet is stil …see more
We had a great stay at the windmill. Everything was very clean and furnished with great attention to detail. The kitchen was fully equipped and cold soft drinks and beer were provided when we arrived.… More
Classic wooden sailing yacht right in the city center of Alicante...10 meters LOA 4 meters beam, good for two people, one double bed and 2 singles... great views. Close to restaurants and bars. Very close to he beach. Secure parking inside the marina, security and vi …see more
In the beautiful countryside near the pretty city of Groningen we have two furnished safari tents for rent. The safari tents come with a kingsize bed and one or two bunk beds with comfortable mattresses . There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and sitting area. …see more
Darsal is a beautiful, carefully restored Riad in a tradional style, offering peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant, exciting old medina just a few minutes walk to centre of the medina, beach and port . Whether relaxing in the tranquil 2nd floor salon with t …see more
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina”
Reviewed 25 Mar 2015
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 arches and light. It see… More
“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
Vothonas is a village situated in the center of the island, 3 kilometers from capital Fira and 2 kilometers from Kamari beach.The village is quiet, not altered by tourism and very easy accessible.From Vothonas begins the natural canyon which have been made by the foot o …see more
Book Sunseeker Apache 45 'Pamaca' for a holiday to remember.One of the most powerful and elegant boats in the entire Sunseeker range, this twin engine 660HP muscle boat is the Mustang of the Marina and available for overnight stays onboard. Pure luxury with very comfort …see more
Beautiful Trulli with pool and large garden around.
This Trulli is in the middle of most popular tourist city, like Cisternino, only 4 km far, Ostuni, 15 km far.
It's close to the beach, only 15 km.
Very quite and relax here.
There is a large green where you can …see more
My family and I rented this property in July and it was wonderful! The description in accurate and offer exactly what you would expect from this magical place. It is perfectly in the middle of the Apu… More
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take …see more
The cave house consists of 2 bedrooms, a double and a twin and , both have ample storage facilities. There is a very cosy snug room that can very comfortably sleep another person. A nicely sized, well equipped kitchen diner has been added on to the cave along with a mo …see more
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 .
Unique Living ExperienceInside the energy charged spaces of Castle Panigirakis, with the most spectacular view of Mykonos, two luxurious residences of unique beauty are built, that are there to offer you a special life experience, you will never forget.The tradition of …see more
"Surprisingly warm and cosy-We loved it!"
Hop aboard Y-KNOT our fabulous holiday boat which offers you fixed accommodation for up to 4 guests in a stunning location. The accommodation comprises of 1 double room and 1 one twin room, shower/W.C room, dining/kitchen area …see more
I was looking for somewhere to stay with my at short notice. I stumbled upon this little gem. It was great that it did not have a minimum stay, as I only needed it for a few nights. It was a great lit… More
What a fabulous review-Exactly what Y-KNOT is all about!!!
“Excellent alternative to a B & B”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2015
Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.… More
Glad you had a fab time. Keep in touch and maybe see you again.
This friendly houseboat is a complete floating apartment. There is a lounge room, open-plan kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed, and bathroom with full-length bath and shower. Perfect for 2 people, with a sofa bed for 2 more guests.Situated on the beautiful Raamgr …see more
We had a lovely stay on the Oasis Houseboat as a family of three adults. It was far enough away from the main hub but still easily accessible to a grocery store. The sunset over the canal and other … More
“A perfect stay in the heart of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
We (4 people all around 30 years old) stayed in this lovely houseboat for 2 nights to celebrate a special new year’s eve.
And we enjoyed our stay from the first second. The Owner of the boat is gen… More
The Little Tin Chapel is featured in April's edition of Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine pages 220 - 231.
Nestling opposite the Shropshire Union canal, Chester's only remaining Victorian tin chapel has been lovingly restored. The Little Tin Chapel is the perfect ba …see more
This is the only place we'll ever stay in Chester. It's warm, spacious, comfortable and only 10 minutes walk from the city center! Every room is finished to a very high standard, the beds were super-c… More
“Beautiful property in a great location”
Reviewed 1 Dec 2014
Beautiful property well appointed , very convenient for Chester city center and Cheshire Oaks we were on a Christmas shopping weekend.
Great shower , lovely bathroom.
Very comfortable accommodation… More
Thank you for your review. We are now sending out directions via e-mail as we hadn't realised the whole address wasn't visible on the website. We are also now looking into leaving welcome packs for guests of a week or more. We welcome your comments so we can continually improve our service.
Enjoy the magic of living in a historic house, and in the very heart of Tuscany. Villa Di Lupo Parra opens its doors and welcomes you in the seductive atmosphere of its beautiful apartments for a holiday of culture and good life. Don't miss the pleasure to learn the …see more
I would like to recommend Villa Parra and in particular at the "three centuries of art" apartment as my family and I had a very pleasant stay there. Both Donatella and her husband were very kind and … More
“Our Tuscan home from home”
Reviewed 14 Jun 2012
My family and I have just come back form holiday form this truly beautiful place.
We have two daughters, 6 and 13 and they loved every minute of their stay.
It was a truly unique experience. Donate… More
Thank you for yur prompt and kind review of your stay in the castle. I am happy to read that you got the feel of the house and the friendly atmoshere of living in Tuscany.
You have seen many places, but there are further beautiful sites to visit in the area; see you soon!!
“A little touch of heaven”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2012
Our stay at the Villa di Lupo was wonderful. Donatella and Antonio are magnificent hosts. Their love of the historic value of the villa is evident every time they speak of the villa. The restoration … More
Thank you so much for getting the feel of the house and sharing our love for the villa and its story. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at villa Di Lupo Parra
"il CAVÓ" apartment with truly magnificent natural stone ceilings. Absolutely cute. Open-plan-kitchen patiently made in the rock. A masterpiece! 4 chairs, 1sofa-bed and a single bed. Divided by a few steps a cosy bathroom/shower, wc, bidet made of sweet Itali …see more
An al 18th-century castle opens its doors to show you the stunning paintings which adorn its walls and ceilings and welcome you in its charming atmoshere. Don't miss the opportunity to see the frescoes, to learn more about the intriguing saga of a family which play …see more
“If you love and appreciate Italian art and architecture then this is the place to be”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2015
A fabulous opportunity to step back in time into Italian history. What an amazing place owned by a beautiful lady dedicated to restore her home to show and share the wonders hidden over many years. … More
Dear Phil and Lorraine,
thank you very much for your review.
I am sorry to read that you have been troubled by mosquitos. All our apartments are provided with mosquitos nets at the windows and besides there is a spray mosquitos repellant in the bathrooms: indeed there was one also in your apartment on the shelf near the bathroom door, but alas I forgot to tell you; I apologise for that.
I will be happy to welcome you again at Villa Di Lupo Parra and next time I will put the repellant in a more visible place, I promise.
“A unique place to stay - truly Italian!”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
My husband & I stayed here for our honeymoon in September.
It is a villa full of character; from the sweeping staircase to the amazing frescos on the walls & ceilings.
Quiet & peaceful location an… More
“A good base for travelling round Tuscany”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2011
The owners are very welcoming, providing pick up from the airport and return which was very much appreciated also the trips to the supermarket to stock up on supplies. A welcome pack which was again a… More
Property of a character, The Garden of Stars has been built with passion by its owner in a style arabo-berber : authenticity and charm, traditionally made, material of quality in each room (tadelakt and pieces of terracotta from Fès). Selected restaurants and other tou …see more
We spent an incredible time in this beautiful riad, located in a very great well-kept garden surrounding the swimming-pool; a heavenly retreat sparkled with the song of a wide variety of birds ! The b… More
Thanks ! I hope to welcome you again ! Come from September until December, it is a very good season !
“Castle in paradise”
Reviewed 21 May 2013
Jean-Luc was a wonderful guest and his castle was a dream come true for our little family. Despite it being winter time, the sun shone every day and although warm enough for wonderful breakfasts by th… More
British owners have renovated and extended this traditional stone building in 2008 to create a 3 double bedroomed , 2 bathroomed holiday home. It is situated between Ceglie Messapica and San Michele Salentino in 10 hectares of fruit trees and olives and , with the undul …see more
“Excellent trulli that far exceeded our expectations our children loved it!”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
We enjoyed a fantastic, relaxing holiday staying in Trulli delle Rondini, a spectacular place.. our 3 children loved the pool and .spent most of their time in it!!, as well as exploring the gardens ar… More
“A superb trullo in a superb area”
Reviewed 13 Nov 2011
We have had a wonderfull 2 weeks stay in the trullo. Our children enjoyed the swimming pool and the surroundings of the house a lot and always wanted to stay at home! As we travelled with a friend we… More
“A fabulous property for a complete get-away”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2011
Very simple to book - a couple of emails and we were sorted. Stunning property with fantastic outdoor space. Large pool with plenty of sun loungers and good pergola for shade. House simply furnishe… More
Sleeps 6/9. 3 bedroom ancient stone Trullo with private (unheated) swimming pool. In the heart of the Valle D'Itria between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica. Cable TV, air conditioning in bedrooms. Children's pool/jacuzzi, outside dining and sofa areas, barbecue, t …see more
immersed in the countryside among olive trees the Citrullo is a few miles from the center of Ostuni Itria Valley in Puglia.Only 3 km from the most beautiful beaches of the Salento.Perfect for families, with every comfort, ideal for those who want their holiday in peace …see more
The medieval town of Bergerac in the Dordogne department is surrounded by forested hills, vast vineyards and idyllic sunflower fields. Explore the region's famed castles, participate in wine tastings and enjoy the luxurious comforts of this gorgeous mansion. When y …see more
The cheapest beachfront accom in cloud9. The Love Shacks (with kitchen) Basic, rustic, native shacks, Perfectly situated on a small beach right in front of the boats to rock island area,the learner break and 5 mins walk from cloud9.long stay discounts.The Love Shacks co …see more
Masseria Donno Santo is a beautiful large trulli complex of 6-bedrooms, with private infinite swimming pool.Masseria Donno Santo is a very nice traditional trullo property with lamie that could accommodate up to 16 guests in four separate area of the property.A) The Mai …see more
Casa Cueva Muntasal in Monachil is located in the picturesque and traditional Andalusian town of Monachil, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Monachil is 18 Km from the Sierra Nevada Sky Resort, 8 Km from the city of Granada (Humanity's Heritage by U …see more
“I enjoyed the best week of my four week's holiday in Spain in the attic appartment of the Casas Cueva Muntesal , Monachil, Grana”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2013
We chose this accommodation as we love walking in the mountains. It was ideally situated for this. Easy short bus ride from Granada and lovely walk up a short hill to the Attic. You can walk 2 ways, o… More
“really special and great fun”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2012
really lovely place, and nicely done out inside. great fun to stay. nothing like anywhere we've ever stayed before. town is lovely and surrounding countryside was beautiful for walking- gorges, rope b… More
“living in a cave”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2012
It is a wonderful place!!!very silence and peaceful and very near Granada too
The terrace gives you a panoramic view of a valley in Sierra Nevada. we enjoy it a lot and also the bbq
We were very hap… More
The Old Flax MillStunning Flax Mill conversion dating from 1786 sitting in a shallow tranquil valley in the townland of Collins, Aghadowey Parish, just five minutes drive from the buzz & all the amenities of Coleraine Riverside Centre.A superb base for touring North …see more
We did not know quite what to expect when we first went to this mill property. Its certainly different. Its big, its stunning and its by the river and its beautiful. I almost got lost within it, it t… More
Thank you Rich, we aim to attract a wide guest clientele by having a range of accommodation that can suit large groups who want privacy but being together in a large group in the peace and quiet of the country. Glad he appreciated the rooms which are of a very good standard. The place is great for weddings, either in the mill or for nearby formalities, anniversaries and birthdays
“Old Flax Mill”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2014
We stayed at the mill for a week during Armoy races, work was ongoing to complete parts of the property, but did not disturb us.
Excellent host in Malcolm with all essentials & more when we arrived.
Full house for 2015 North West 200 and looking same again for 2016
Glad to say that renovations are almost done so whole ground floor is now in action. We hope to welcome Graeme back
The Douiria is a stunning mini-riad located in the Medina district of Marrakech, just a 1 minute walk from the closest car park, 10 minutes from the souks and 20 minutes from the famous Djema El Fnaa square.Come and enjoy your own exclusive mini-riad with its spacious r …see more
Charming, welcoming group of trulli fully restored with a lovely panoramic view of the valley full of vineyards and olive groves. Located in the Itria Valley, a few kilometers from the ancient and beautiful towns like Ostuni, Ceglie, Cisternino and Martina Franca. The p …see more
We stayed 10 days in this beautiful mansion, with a great outdoor kitchen. It was a little bit small, but who stays inside when it's 25 degrees? The mason stays cool at night. We enjoyed our meals we … More
An English speaking manager will welcome you at Dar Patrick, happy to answer your questions and provide you any advice or information that you may need on what to do locally, or perhaps an organised excursion. In short, everything to make your holiday complete.Dar Patri …see more
We had this beautiful riad all to ourselves and were very comfortable with our two very young children (a three year old and a baby). It was lovely to come home from the heat and bustle of the city an… More
“An amazing riad!”
Reviewed 8 Mar 2014
Dar Patrick was absolutely perfect! Great communication before our stay, even being able to sort out an extra bed at short notice for a 7th guest. The building was beautifully decorated, rooms comfy a… More
Reviewed 2 Jan 2014
The Dar Patrick Riad in Marrakech is absolutely an enjoyable experience! During our one week stay Hassan, the local manager, has been very kind and has given us plenty of advices about the city and wh… More