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Unusual holiday homes (1704)

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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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

(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

(21) Excellent 

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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

(35) Excellent 

11

Segrwyd Mill Holiday Home - 4* Converted Mill - Bylchau watermill sleeps 4

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**** Visit Wales 4 star rated Accomdation **** Perfect location to explore beautiful Snowdonia and North Wales. Segrwyd Mill is an 18th century grade II listed water mill, steeped in history and located in the heart of the North Wales countryside, between Nantglyn and  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / 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

(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

5

Lot-et-Garonne / Bajamont

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £70 / night

£305 / week

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from £70 / 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

(15) 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

(32) Excellent 

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The Old Chapel, Slad - Slad converted chapel sleeps 10

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior.Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it&  …see more

from £155 / night

£887 - £2622 / week

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from £155 / night

(18) Excellent 

28

Windmill Drouga - Tripiti windmill sleeps 4

Milos / Tripiti

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £87 / night

£522 - £2035 / week

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from £87 / night

(10) 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

(7) Very Good 

20

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

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £40 / night

£218 - £235 / week

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from £40 / 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

(1) Excellent 

8

watermill & dwelling pile house 1 (krupana) - Bosanska Krupa boathouse sleeps 4

Una-Sana Canton / Bosanska Krupa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 183 km
  • Swimming pool
Una river is a unique river& National park. One of the most beautiful in the world. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area with a satellite TV and air condition. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a dishwasher and toaster. A refrigerator and coffee machine  …see more

from £44 / night

£305 / week

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from £44 / night

(11) Excellent 

24

The Petrongonas Castle in Mani - Pagkia castle sleeps 8

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
An authentic, fully furnished, recently renovated castle with great views.Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from enemies, from the war. On the ground floor you can find the olive press tha  …see more

from £70 / night

£479 - £522 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

18

Daisy Meadow Safari Tents Glamping - Uffculme tented camp sleeps 4

Cullompton / Uffculme

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Daisy meadow Safari tents Peace and rest for everyone Love the thought of the great outdoors, sleeping under the stars in a great big comfy bed with log stove time for you to rest Imagine peace and quiet birds singing sitting on your own deck with a devon cream tea  …see more

from £99 / night

£595 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

30

Safari lodge camping on dairy farm near Swanage - Langton Matravers tented camp sleeps 6

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
5 large en suite safari lodge tents, each sleeping 6 on our working dairy farm. Fabulous location in a secluded field, halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage. The farm nestles underneath Nine Barrow Down which forms part of the South West Coast Path, a superb area f  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £1235 / week

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from £90 / night

7

State of Santa Catarina / Garopaba

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£270 / week

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from £39 / night

(4) Excellent 

32

The Church at FOX - Fox Glacier converted chapel sleeps 2

Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
The 61 year old former Douglas Memorial Presbyterian Church in Fox Glacier, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, has recently been fully renovated and restored and is now reborn as luxury self contained holiday accommodation.Constructed of local riverst  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 / week

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from £160 / night

(70) Excellent 

10

Old Dairy Shepherds Hut - Broadway shepherds hut sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to Old Dairy Cottages and our spectacular Shepherds Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub and BBQ shelter.Within this bespoke craftsman built shepherds hu  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

20

The Boathouse - Llanbedrog boathouse sleeps 4

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

(12) Excellent 

29

Amazing tranquil church - Oakhill converted chapel sleeps 8

Shepton Mallet / Oakhill

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Unique opportunity to relax in a beautifully converted 1830's church. The church has been sympathetically converted to provide a large and tranquil living space. The church can comfortably sleep 8 with two double bedrooms, a twin single room and a double sofa bed tucke  …see more

from £130 / night

£900 / week

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from £130 / 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 £70 / night

£479 - £653 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Florida / Citrus Ridge

3 10 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 6 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £77 / night

£462 / week

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from £77 / 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

(8) Excellent 

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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

(18) Excellent 

28

Luxury Puglia Trullo, Pool,Stunning Views,WiFi - Alberobello trullo sleeps 5

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Trulli Alto is a quality 3 bedroom/two bathroom family trullo. Beautiful views over olive groves and vineyards, yet just 5 minutes drive from small town with restaurants, shops and other facilities. Private full size pool shared with one other trullo. Suits families or  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £1430 / week

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from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

The Chapel - Wing. RUTLAND. - Wing converted chapel sleeps 4

Oakham / Wing

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
ABOUT THE CHAPEL: The Chapel, Wing is an early 19th Century stone built Grade II listed Methodist Chapel sympathetically converted at the turn of the 21st Century to create a unique Modernist open plan house. Winner of The George Phillips Award and featured in "Living E  …see more

from £58 / night

£415 - £685 / week

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from £58 / night

(18) Excellent 

29

Stunning Trulli With Pool, Views, Air Con, WiFi - Alberobello trullo sleeps 4

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £1290 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Excellent 

7

Sunshine 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 20 km
  • Child friendly
Sunshine Yurt is a traditional Mongolian yurt in a totally secluded setting on Dartmoor in Devon. Sunshine Yurt is in a meadow next to a stream, with far-reaching views and all day sunshine (hence the name!). One of only two yurts at Dartmoor Yurt Holidays, you will hav  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 / week

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from £105 / night

(13) Excellent 

18

The Windmill - Crosby windmill sleeps 12

Merseyside / Crosby

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Situated 5 miles from Liverpool City Centre and close to the beautiful beaches and sand dunes of Crosby. The Windmill is a grade 11 listed building built in 1813 and lovingly restored by Vicky between 2009 and 2014. Inside the windmill features a huge triple height l  …see more

from £200 / night

£1300 - £3000 / week

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from £200 / night

6

Emilia-Romagna / Monte Cerignone

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£244 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

13

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 £53 / night

£283 / week

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from £53 / night

(20) Excellent 

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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

12

Lower Franconia / Triefenstein

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £122 / night

£566 / week

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from £122 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

The Tranquil Water Mill - Languidic watermill sleeps 6

Morbihan / Languidic

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural  …see more

from £89 / night

£599 - £850 / week

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from £89 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Craufurdland Castle- Tower Hse - Kilmarnock castle sleeps 16

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland, in same family for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire countryside surrounded by woodlands. The 6 double bedrooms are all unique and beautiful, the Georgian Drawing room stunning with spectacula  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

(7) Excellent 

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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

(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 £79 / night

£435 / week

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from £79 / night

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