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Unusual holiday homes (1687)

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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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £191 / night

£1092 - £2662 / week

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from £191 / night

(43) Excellent 

17

Holiday windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Exactly what I wanted to surprise the wife for our first wedding anniversary” Beautiful, quiet, near good pubs, great cafe for breakfast. Beaches close by....take the bikes, perfect for cycling. Try The Kings Arms at Fleggburgh for absolutely amazing
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from £85 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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avg. 41 minutes

from £85 / night

15

Castle rental in Buehlertann

Baden-Württemberg / Buehlertann

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£372 / week

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avg. 2 hours 53 minutes

from £71 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“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
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from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 23 minutes

from £199 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas holiday watermill rental

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
“Superb accomodation” First class holiday home. Very well equipped and comfortable. Pleasant country outlook from the French doors in the lounge. Excellent location for exploring the surrounding area and close to several lochs if fishing is your thing
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from £65 / night

£350 - £734 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

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

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay in a beautiful place” The cave house was easy to find with Bob's great directions. We drove up from Almeria airport and stopped at the lake for lunch. Bob showed us around the village and pointed us in the direction of places to eat. We
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from £35 / night

£150 - £300 / week

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avg. 1 hour 4 minutes

from £35 / night

20

Dragsfjard holiday beach hut rental

Kimito Island / Dragsfjard

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £80 / night

£558 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

47

Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £231 / night

£1770 - £2080 / week

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from £231 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
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from £44 / night

£308 / week

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avg. 1 hour 3 minutes

from £44 / night

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Windmill rental in Pyrgos

Santorini / Pyrgos

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £284 / night

£1983 / week

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from £284 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Chamberet holiday watermill rental

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+

from £71 / night

£620 - £868 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £71 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“The little tin chapel” We had a lovely stay at the little tin chapel. A well thought out space that stayed cool even in hot weather, a great retreat from the busy town of chester! Many thanks
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from £95 / night

£550 - £840 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £95 / night

(38) Excellent 

38

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Amazing Place a true getaway!” Tidelands boathouse is a fantastic location right on the water and the house is beautiful and has everything you could need catered for. Waking up to the sound of the birds and the water was idyllic and having morning co
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from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £95 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
“Unique Boutique!” I stayed here with my family which included two little toddlers. They loved the space and having lots of room to run around in. For the adults it was also great fun with the cinema room and the beach area. (Which was great in the
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from £260 / night

£1200 - £2500 / week

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from £260 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ancient Medina holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful riad, great location and amazing hospitality” We had a fantastic stay at Dar Leila this Easter. It was a perfect retreat made even more special by the fantastic hospitality shown by both Abdaul and Aicha. Travelling with three children under
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from £72 / night

£500 - £1340 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Very Good 

25

Boathouse letting in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £248 / night

£1828 - £2045 / week

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avg. 3 hours 31 minutes

from £248 / night

(9) Very Good 

20

Ski shepherds hut to rent in Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £40 / night

£220 / week

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from £40 / night

(18) Excellent 

23

Inverness holiday lighthouse rental

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“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
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from £120 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Whashton

Richmond / Whashton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect” Everything about Holmebeck Hut is amazing - the location, the wood-burning hot tub, the peace and quiet, the welcoming owners and the shepherd's hut itself. Absolutely beautiful. We stayed for two nights and enjoyed this charming idyll ne
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from £75 / night

£400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £150 / night

(89) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Lower Cwmtwrch

Swansea / Lower Cwmtwrch

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Wonderful clean, spacious accommodation. Well equipped kitchen. Everything we needed for a great week with all the family. Enjoyed eating BBQs at the picnic tables outside in the sunshine.
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from £120 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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avg. 2 hours 3 minutes

from £120 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Stamford holiday converted chapel rental

Lincolnshire / Stamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“fantastic cottage” beautifully renovated cottage,with everything you need for a great holiday peacefull and tranquil surroundings,easy to find and central for the areas attractions and very helpful and friendly owners.Very well equipped including barb
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from £100 / night

£460 - £500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Tented camp rental in Swellendam with shared pool

Overberg District / Swellendam

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

5

Holiday yurt in Castelnaudary

Aude / Castelnaudary

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£422 / week

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from £71 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both
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from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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avg. 1 hour 13 minutes

from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury living on a yacht” Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers, and a well equipped kit
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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £200 / night

(17) Excellent 

24

Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £231 / night

£1611 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £231 / night

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Holiday shepherds hut in Epinac

Saone-et-Loire / Epinac

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £62 / night

£430 / week

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avg. 1 hour 54 minutes

from £62 / night

(27) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Words can't even describe!” I am so so glad that we heard about the Far Boathouse. It is honestly one of the most breath taking places we have ever stayed. It's tucked away down a private path that opens up to a lovely secluded spot on the edge of
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from £180 / night

£1260 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from £180 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

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from £115 / night

£550 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £115 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Holiday castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam
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from £70 / night

£487 - £1029 / week

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from £70 / night

(63) Excellent 

60

Holiday castle in Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect family holiday!” We had an amazing holiday at the castle with a group of family and friends. Adity, Simon and family were incredibly welcoming and friendly, and very helpful in the run up to and during our stay. The castle and it's grounds are
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from £285 / night

£1990 - £4565 / week

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(30) Excellent 

13

Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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,
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from £150 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

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avg. 14 minutes

from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Locorotondo

Locorotondo / Contini

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £45 / night

£310 - £899 / week

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from £45 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Saint-Christophe-sur-Conde holiday castle rental

Eure / Saint-Christophe-sur-Conde

9 15 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £354 / night

£1593 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £354 / night

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Locorotondo holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £62 / night

£434 - £1177 / week

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from £62 / night

(37) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“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
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from £100 / night

£350 - £618 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Langton Matravers

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £111 / night

£650 - £1235 / week

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from £111 / night

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Watermill rental in Meymac with shared pool

Correze / Meymac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £76 / night

£310 - £841 / week

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from £76 / night

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