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.
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
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
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
Minimum stay over New Years Eve is at the moment 5 nights.Modern 3 bedroom houseboat on the Amstel and right in the centre of town, means you couldn't be better placed. Experience a truly Dutch way of living by staying on a Houseboat. The Dutch love their canals a …see more
“The stay exceeded all expectations.Ideally situated near Rembrandplein”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2015
The accommodation was very tidy and especially the roomy livingroom was a plus.Wi-fi also a welcome addition and we realy enjoyed staying in the centre of Amsterdam with all the canal boats passing by… More
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
The location is good, but the rent is too expensive for what is offered. It took 24 hours to get the toilets repaired. There was a burnt smell coming from the microwave (that we did not use). The prop… More
Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the houseboat and your stay. I have checked the heater and it is now working normally, just a little air in the pipes. And I acted straight away when i heard the toilet was blocked and it was fixed as soon as the workman could get there. The microwave just needed a little use to blow out what ever the last guest had burnt inside. as it was clean i had no idea. I am aware of the marks on the wall and have tried to clean it but as i won't come off i plan to repaint, when i have time, Im still shocked at what some guests get up to. And although the boat is not new and yes there are areas that need attention I'm surprised it was as bad as you mention. i hear a lot, accommodation in Amsterdam is more expensive than other cities but you where also 5 guests. In the centre of the city (prime location). On a houseboat. With stunning canal views. It would costs the same in a hotel but without the view. i cant not mention to the reason you weren't compensated, this was up to the manager. I will try harder next time.
“Avoid - way over priced for what you get”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2015
Stayed here with family & spouse while visiting Amsterdam for 5 days this May. I'll start with the positives: (1) The staff is friendly and helpful. (2) The location; the Klaziena houseboat is close t… 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
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 Fales speak for itself. We have 3 different sized beach huts that only provides electricity. The showers and restrooms are shared among the 3 fales and are located across the street. We also have internet for an extra fee. We have tours you can experience with hikin …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 .
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
Property to rent in the island of Kea- At the area of Koundouros which is located in the west side of the island, a stone -built mill of 100m2 ,
The mill is entirely made of stone, made of traditional stone produced on the island , home decoration combines stone and …see more
Beautifully decorated one bedroom ocean view suite on the beach. Just a few steps away from the water, with the sound of the waves and the cool breeze flowing in its a great relaxation spot to be lazy and unwind. The suite sleeps up to four people comfortably, with a Qu …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
The Axo Houseboat is a self-catering apartment in the heart of the city. You have your own kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and living room. It's has a light and roomy living area with 2 sofas beds, in case the kids don't want to sleep together, and a large d …see more
“Great accommodation and location to explore Amsterdam”
Reviewed 21 Apr 2016
I travelled to Amsterdam to visit friends and was very fortunate to stay on this fabulous houseboat. It was very well equipped, homely, warm and comfortable. I was surprised to find how spacious the l… More
Thanks Debbie, so glad you had a nice time. hope to see you again very soon.
“fun and good location”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2016
Situated in central amsterdam, the houseboat is a good place to stay. Close to the subway station (2 stops from central station) and tram.
I strongly recomend this rental… More
Thanks Olivier, it was a pleasure to have you stay.
Reviewed 2 Jan 2015
We arrived a little later than we intended and had to collect the keys from the nearby Amsterdam House Hotel but staff were great and we dealt with the formalities very quickly. The owner of the boat … 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
Welcome on board our fully renovated boat & breakfast, 'de Dageraad' (Dutch for 'daybreak').
We offer two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms, both featuring amenities such as floor heating, en suite bathroom, LCD-television, and free Wifi. In the morning, we serve a home-m …see more
You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc
€250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only.
NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who do …see more
"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
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
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
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 Riad has 6 rooms, 1 Staff room, 1private room with 3 single beds, & 4 private rooms. Each fit 1 double and single bed ideally for a couple with child or triple friends to share. All the rooms offer a good sized low sitting area with leather puffs, “Tadalakt” Bat …see more
As part of a group of typical Salento houses, this dwelling – renovated by a famous local architect in 2004 – is reachable through the picturesque narrow streets of the historic centre of Otranto, in a peaceful pedestrian area. Its three terraces overlook the whole …see more
White Pearl Villas in Oia, Santorini, carved in the volcanic rocks of Theran land with the mystical beauty of the caldera cliff, stretching before them, open their doors to take you on a magic trip. Built on the edge of the cliff through the centuries, restored with res …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
“An oasis in the midst of the dry and dusty streets of historical Marrakesh”
Reviewed 15 Apr 2015
The riad valia was a perfect haven after our adventurous and fascinating days out in Morocco. Cool down in the plunge pool or relax anywhere in one of your luxurious rooms. The caretaker will look aft… 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
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.
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
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
A cosy ground floor apartment located on the water's edge facing Malta's largest and most beautiful bay, Mellieha Bay. Minutes walk from the bus stop, shops, bars, and restaurants. The picturesque village of Mellieha is a 5 minute drive away and a 20 minute walk. Variou …see 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