Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1647)

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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(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
Listen to the waves lapping up to the patio wall or watch the children playing on the beautiful miles of sand directly outside the property while enjoying a glass of wine on the glass surrounded balcony. 4 acres of forest as well as a beautiful beach - spectacular!<b  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Saint-Julien-en-Born / Contis-les-Bains

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £52 / night

£257 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Excellent 

29

Saint-Clementin holiday watermill rental

Deux-Sevres / Saint-Clementin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A very peaceful rural location ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, boating, bird watching and artists. A travel cot with bedding & pushchair are available on request. Games room with table tennis and darts also a selection of toys for children . Stone BBQ, Peaceful  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £550 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Bergerac / Lembras

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool

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from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / 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
“Simply great” We had a great time and we were so well looked after. The breakfasts were amazing! The house was very clean. We just loved it and would return in the future. It was also very good value.  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(19) Excellent 

18

East Looe holiday converted chapel rental

Looe / East Looe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Amazing views.” Arrived to a very warm welcome by owners Linda and Gary. What a lovely place - like home from home. Exceptionally clean with a lovely homely feel. Very well equipped, had everything you need for a break away. Spectacular views across t  …see more

from £85 / night

£325 - £725 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Holiday watermill in Chauvigny

Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A totally relaxing haven.” My husband and I had a fantastic holiday at the Old Grain Store. The accomodation is lovely - really spacious and the surrounding grounds are just idyllic. Over the fortnight we stayed I think we tried out every deckchair...  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

19

Holiday riad with swimming pool in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxury riad with 3 ensuite bedrooms, roof terrace and plunge pool. Daily Moroccan breakfast included.  …see more

from £140 / night

£840 / week

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from £140 / night

(31) Very Good 

19

Converted chapel rental in Hexham with golf nearby

Northumberland / Hexham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Charming riverside property in pretty rural village” We had a lovely stay in this old chapel it was very warm and cosy throughout out our late winter week, we even had some lovely bright sunny days which was an unexpected bonus, and a couple of brig  …see more

from £90 / night

£425 - £750 / week

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from £90 / night

(49) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
19th Centuary Listed Cornmill newly renovated to include 4 Star Accomodation. Situated close to two National Trust Properiies - Crom Castle and Florencecourt House. In the heart of Fermanagh Lakeland close to Upper Lough Erne. Activities include walking, fishing etc&  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

70

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Polignano a Mare

Province of Bari / Polignano a Mare

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Finely restored TRULLI with pool and a panoramic view surrounded by green olive trees.  …see more

from £306 / night

£2137 - £4274 / week

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from £306 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £112 / night

£718 - £1436 / week

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from £112 / night

(9) 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

 …see more

from £39 / night

£214 - £231 / week

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from £39 / night

18

Gran Canaria / Mogan

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £69 / night

£411 - £530 / week

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from £69 / night

(39) Excellent 

20

Holiday converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic & unusual holiday home.” I had looked forward to this holiday for many months as I had never been to a church for a holiday before ! It was every thing I had imagined and more. The old church from 1868 built of red sandstone with a gree  …see more

from £115 / night

£650 - £1380 / week

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from £115 / night

(82) 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
“Don't hesitate to stay here, it's perfection!” We spent 2 weeks here and loved every second. The place is an incredible blend of old and new- modern finishing that respects the original building and though spacious seems really cosy. The top back bedr  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £120 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saone-et-Loire / La Tagniere

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

(24) Excellent 

23

San Vito lo Capo / Macari

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £60 / night

£385 - £770 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Cyclades / Amorgos

1 2 1 night min

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

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from £86 / night

£599 - £1077 / week

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from £86 / 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+
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  …see more

from £69 / night

£599 - £838 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Very Good 

22

Pas-de-Calais / Lens

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £60 / night

£300 - £445 / week

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from £60 / night

(82) Excellent 

30

Stoke Ferry holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2500 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(21) Excellent 

15

Holiday shepherds hut rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Full of character in a lovely area” A very nicely appointed and characterful place for two people to stay. The photographs give a good impression of the facilities. The area is excellent, full of every kind of attraction including a very nice beach a  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(46) Excellent 

24

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 only place to stay in Chester” 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-comfy (even for t  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Excellent 

51

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The Far Boathouse - Watermillock” Absolutely loved it....secluded, peaceful beautiful inside and outside. The view from the living room is just amazing. The boathouse is very tastefully decorated and lots of special touches. The morning sky and  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £273 / night

£1710 / week

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from £273 / night

(1) Excellent 

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

 …see more

from £49 / night

£339 / week

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from £49 / night

(10) Excellent 

9

Holiday watermill in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
“A great place to stay in Scotland” The Jute store is a very well kept home away from home. It has all the modern amenities and then some. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and it was great to come back "home" after a day of touring. Much more comfo  …see more

from £130 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / 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

 …see more

from £46 / night

£267 - £656 / week

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from £46 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Another wonderful birthday treat” Stayed for a weekend in The Count House, really cosy and comfy, complete with Christmas tree. Great to drink tea in the morning and look out over the river Tamar. Wonderful location for a pre-Christmas chill out.  …see more

from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £40 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cave house in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just a bit different” Really enjoyed our stay at Bazavista.Cave house was clean and comfortable with basic food items supplied.A bit of upgrading of some of the furnishings would have earned 5 star.Great views.Steep road up,bit rough in places.Not far  …see more

from £35 / night

£214 - £334 / week

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from £35 / night

5

Aude / Castelnaudary

1 4 1 night min

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

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from £69 / night

£411 / week

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from £69 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Grewelthorpe

North Yorkshire / Grewelthorpe

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Sleeps a maximum of 3 people. En suite shower & flushing toilet. Car parking. BBQ and patio heater with outdoor seating.  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £680 / week

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from £70 / night

(18) Average 

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Holiday converted chapel in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
A split-level riverside stone chapel, with river views, created by the conversion of a large Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom, built in 1846 in the conservation area of the historic mill village of Milford, in the wooded valley of the River Derwent. The local area is of  …see more

from £300 / night

£1295 - £2245 / week

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from £300 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Eyemouth holiday tower rental

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
A recently-renovated large holiday house sleeping 8-10 in the Scottish Borders. Historic tower house – perfect for family and group holidays and exploring the Borders and North Northumberland  …see more

from £292 / night

£995 - £1480 / week

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from £292 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, comfortable, classy with a charming host” We stayed for 9 days in october break with 2 kids aged 4 and 10. The house is simple and classy and very vitally, comfortable. Lovely sofas and not too much fiss for the kids to damage. Its Homes and  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 - £2400 / week

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from £172 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in Kenilworth

Warwickshire / Kenilworth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Fully self-contained Shepherds hut on a working farm with amazing views of Kenilworth Castle. Get away from it all with this cosy retreat.  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt in Rhydwyn

Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Exactly what we were looking for! Completely surprised when we turned up. Massive secluded area to ourselves. With a fire pit and bbq. All wood, coal and firelighters supplied. The yurt was amazing easily fitting 4. With room outside for a  …see more

from £80 / night

£540 / week

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from £80 / night