Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1705)

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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31

Enchanting mansion with private pool - Neuille castle sleeps 16

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
France's peaceful Pays de la Loire countryside, with its charming villages and famous castles, surrounds this magnificent ten-bedroom mansion. Beautiful stone exteriors mixed with modern amenities create an atmosphere of sophisticated luxury, perfect for a dream ho  …see more

from £539 / night

£2245 - £3139 / week

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from £539 / night

(12) Excellent 

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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

(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

 …see more

from £40 / night

£218 - £235 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Eure / Saint-Christophe-sur-Conde

9 15 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £522 / night

£1566 / week

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from £522 / night

(14) Excellent 

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The Reading Room - Broughton Gifford converted chapel sleeps 2

Melksham / Broughton Gifford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
The Reading Room is a 200 year old converted chapel which offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside.Situated in the delightful village of Broughton Gifford, The Reading Room is within easy reach of Bath, the Saxon town of Bradford-on-Avon and  …see more

from £125 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £125 / night

11

Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / 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

(10) Excellent 

9

Anglesey-yurts - Rhydwyn yurt sleeps 4

Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
A single yurt set in private enclosed area on a smallholding adjacent to an Area Of Outstanding Beauty and Heritage Coastline, walking distance to sandy cove, or 5 minute drive (free parking).The yurt has it's own shower room and kitchen with full-size cooker, frid  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

25

Santa Maria / Vila do Porto

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £70 / night

£487 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

28

A Different Way to Stay! - San Sebastián de la Gomera yacht sleeps 6

La Gomera / San Sebastián de la Gomera

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
PLEASE READ THE WHOLE LISTING PLEASE NOTE: The yacht is available for accommodation only and not for any kind of chartered sailing. If you are looking for a different type of holiday accommodation and perhaps a bit off the beaten track, then Brego is just the thing f  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 / week

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from £45 / night

(27) Excellent 

24

Lendal Tower - Central York tower sleeps 6

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Lendal Tower is a 3 bedroom, luxury holiday rental found in the very heart of the historic city of York which has been graded as a 5 Star Gold Award winning property by Visit England. Built on the banks of the River Ouse in 1299, Lendal Tower has been used to tax incomi  …see more

from £175 / night

£1200 - £2100 / week

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from £175 / night

(14) Very Good 

19

Melinsoch - Abersoch watermill sleeps 8

Gwynedd / Abersoch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This property was the former mill situated on the tributary into the river Soch , and has been tastefully converted into a delightful cottage that retains many original features. If you know Abersoch, you would never believe this stunning , historic, old mill house tuck  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £995 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Maison Melrose - Vouvray cave house sleeps 6

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries. The house has 3 double rooms and can be rented throughout the year for 2, 4 or 6 people. A minimum of 2 nights is requir  …see more

from £174 / night

£957 - £1131 / week

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from £174 / night

(36) Very Good 

21

Give Doughri, Essaouira - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 8

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
This luxurious and spacious property is located in a quiet residential street a short walk from the Medina. The roof terrace offers spectacular panoramic views of the town, is sun drenched all day and faces the beach and the Medina. The private terrace has a shaded perg  …see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

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from £86 / night

(7) Very Good 

19

the hidden mill - New Galloway watermill sleeps 10

Dumfries and Galloway / New Galloway

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The hidden mill is a 400 year old A listed historic mill in a magical location.Set in 14 acres of rivers, waterfalls, ancient woodland with abundant wildlife, all under the famous Galloway night skies. Fabulous, hiking biking and watersports are on your doorstep in the  …see more

from £130 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

10

Gers / Condom

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

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from £74 / night

£427 / week

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from £74 / night

(6) Excellent 

19

Cavangarden Court (Chapel) - Ballyshannon converted chapel sleeps 6

County Donegal / Ballyshannon

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This former chapel is set within a private 180 acre Georgian estate dating back to 1740 which is 2 miles from Ballyshannon. It has been restored with care to provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience. An ideal family destination with blue flags beaches of Rossnowlagh  …see more

from £73 / night

£348 - £557 / week

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from £73 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Chapel Views - East Looe converted chapel sleeps 4

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
Chapel Views is the top floor of a converted Methodist Chapel (2010) one of only two apartments in the Chapel, situated just outside Looe (3 miles), in the village of Duloe. The apartment is spacious, light and airy with stunning uninterrupted countryside views from th  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £725 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Very Good 

13

Correze / Collonges-la-Rouge

1 4 1 night min

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

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from £79 / night

£540 - £783 / week

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from £79 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

The Spanish Boathouse - Galmpton boathouse sleeps 4

Devon / Galmpton

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a beautifully renovated boat house on a private quay on the Dart , once used for Spanish prisoners after the Armada. The cottage is on the water's edge near the charming village of Galmpton, 3 miles upstream from Dartmouth. Decorated to the highest standard  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £800 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

27

Yurt in a Field - Earnley yurt sleeps 4

West Sussex / Earnley

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Our traditional authentic Mongolian Yurt is to be found positioned in a secluded field, a short bike ride from the beautiful West Sussex coast. It is ideal for families, or for people that want to step off the treadmill to enjoy the country side with a bit of comfort. A  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 / week

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from £42 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Tigh Bata, Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye - Waternish boathouse sleeps 8

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

(25) Excellent 

23

Shepherd Huts at Fron Farm, Self catering, Conwy - Llandudno Junction shepherds hut sleeps 4

Conwy County / Llandudno Junction

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
We have two Shepherd Huts here on our site - one that can sleep 2 adults and 2 children (up to age of 15) and one that has a fixed bed and can sleep 2 adults. The Huts are ideally located close to the North Wales coast and half way between the historic town of Conwy an  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £420 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

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The Boathouse - secluded lakeside lodge - Chesterfield boathouse sleeps 4

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
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats  …see more

from £105 / night

£600 - £1010 / week

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from £105 / night

15

Un Snowdonia Glamping - Bethesda tented camp sleeps 4

Bangor / Bethesda

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Snowdonia Glamping at Pant Hwfa farm offers glamping bell tents. Nestled within the "Snowdonia National Park" providing the ideal retreat for couples or families. Set in 50 acres of beautiful private hillside farm land. We have direct access to the Caerneddau mountain  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

12

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

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from £27 / night

£218 / week

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from £27 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Lucca / Borgo a Mozzano

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £82 / night

£487 - £1018 / week

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from £82 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Province of Bergamo / Sorisole

2 7 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £79 / night

£480 - £967 / week

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from £79 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Cuevas Bazavista Short walk to town tranquil area - Baza cave house sleeps 5

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
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

from £35 / night

£218 - £340 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Petit Payot Beach Hut - Ste Anne beach hut sleeps 4

Praslin Island / Ste Anne

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Petit Payot Beach HutPetit Payot Beach Hut is located at St Sauver at the south of Praslin island. The beach hut gets its name from the Black Parrot, endemic only Praslin island! The Black parrots are more common on this part of the island and the tropical seaside déc  …see more

from £131 / night

£914 - £1218 / week

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from £131 / night

(4) Very Good 

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4-p. furnished Safari tent in natural setting - Groningen City tented camp sleeps 4

Groningen / Groningen City

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £70 / night

£457 / week

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from £70 / 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

(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

(3) Excellent 

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Boat House West, sauna/spabath/ walk in shower. - Argyll boathouse sleeps 6

Oban / Argyll

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o  …see more

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Victoria Lodge, Snowdonia - Dolwyddelan converted chapel sleeps 7

Snowdonia National Park / Dolwyddelan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lavishly equipped and tastefully furnished Victoria Lodge is ideally located for walking, mountain biking, climbing, sightseeing and bird watching. There are slate mines and caverns, castles including Dolwyddelan, beautiful gardens, steam railways and pretty unspoilt vi  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1434 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

The Tower House - Brossac tower sleeps 2

Charente / Brossac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
A delightful character property consisting of a living room with fitted kitchen on the ground floor and upstairs a good-sized double bedroom and shower room. Why choose Brossac? Why indeed? Why choose a village, instead of staying in remote countryside? Well, for a sta  …see more

from £61 / night

£296 - £435 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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The Chapel at Litton Cheney - Litton Cheney converted chapel sleeps 3

Bridport / Litton Cheney

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
A sensitive conversion of a former Methodist Chapel in the middle of the pretty village of Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley near Bridport.The Chapel has a comfortable lounge area near the large fireplace with wood burning stove, satellite tv and DVD player, iPod dockin  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Excellent 

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The Chapel - Ramsgate converted chapel sleeps 10

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
The Chapel is a very large characterful 3 bedroom self contained holiday property, which can accommodate between 2 and 10 guests.This grade 2 listed building has a 13 meter lounge containing a full size American pool table, large television with free view, four comforta  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £1130 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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

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