Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1701)

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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Holiday tower in La Corbiere

St Brelade / La Corbiere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“You want somewhere different to stay? Well, this is it. Terrific.” What a terrific place to stay, fantastic veiws and such a novel experience, may not suit everyone, especially if you do not like stairs, 71 from bottom to top, so you need to have a r  …see more

from £290 / night

£1283 - £2224 / week

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from £290 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Exo Gonia holiday cave house rental

Santorini / Exo Gonia

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
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 fo  …see more

from £77 / night

£382 / week

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from £77 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £67 / night

£467 - £858 / week

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from £67 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Loch Portain

North Uist / Loch Portain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
For the 2016 season we have just completed upgrades to lounge furniture & furnishings, there is a new hob & oven and the main bedroom now has a king-size bed. An Taigh Boighreach is decorated and equipped to a very high standard while retaining period ecclesiastical fe  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £540 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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 £160 / night

£550 - £920 / week

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from £160 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Lecce / Lecce

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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(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
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 £111 / night

£650 - £1235 / week

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from £111 / night

(7) Very Good 

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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 £39 / night

£212 - £229 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £51 / night

£255 / week

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from £51 / night

(10) Excellent 

9

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

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Campello sul Clitunno

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
Umbrian castle tower with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining terrace, garden, living room with fireplace, 30 minutes to airport Perugia-Assisi. Self-catering holiday home near Spoleto, Montefalco, Spello, Bevagna, Campello. Nature walks and museum tours.H  …see more

from £77 / night

£424 / week

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from £77 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Tower rental in Northern England

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation” I stayed with 5 friends and the tower was perfect for us, there are a lot of stairs but they were worth climbing, amazing views from the roof, ladder up wasn't really suitable for young children though,  …see more

from £250 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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from £250 / night

(3) Very Good 

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State of Mato Grosso / Poconé

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

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from £88 / night

£612 / week

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from £88 / 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

£1250 - £2245 / week

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from £300 / night

(21) Excellent 

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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

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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 £68 / night

£339 - £526 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Holiday beach hut in Siargao Island

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Surfing area of Pacifico on Siargao Island , Surigai Del Norte Philippines , one of the best places to look for Surfing , close to Sayak Airport and within easy reach of Some of the best Surfing Beaches to be found here .This Cottage sleeps 2 persons in 1 Double bed and  …see more

from £12 / night

£84 / week

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from £12 / night

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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 £48 / night

£334 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday windmill letting

Setubal District / Palmela

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
Travel to the past century and live an intimate experience, full of charm.  …see more

from £68 / night

£416 - £570 / week

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from £68 / night

(4) Very Good 

49

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica / Contrada Olmo

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming centenary Trullo where you can live an authentic traditional experience. Have fun in the huge swimming pool and relax in the shades of the hectare organic garden. The house has original thick walls that keeps cool in summer and warm in winter. At your disposal  …see more

from £111 / night

£594 - £3923 / week

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from £111 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in West Grinstead

West Sussex / West Grinstead

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to stay!” From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home and welcomed to join them in the farm area which was great for our daughter and us...! The huts are immaculate and well equipped plus they provide the essentials so no  …see more

from £85 / night

£580 - £650 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Galmpton holiday boathouse rental

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

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Bea  …see more

from £149 / night

£1013 - £1623 / week

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from £149 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Italian Riviera / Bonassola

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £64 / night

£382 - £653 / week

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from £64 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Southern Italy

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
“Lovely Trullo, lovely area” Beautiful trullo, refurbished really well with an amazing outside space and pool area. Very well equiped for self catering. The area is a perfect mix of town and country.  …see more

from £125 / night

£760 - £1430 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Holiday watermill rental

Luberon / Reillanne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Meublé de tourisme **** Accréditation ; N° 3-0758. Sur www.cofrac.fr Code du Tourisme Article L.324-1  …see more

from £61 / night

£424 - £848 / week

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from £61 / night

(18) Very Good 

19

Holiday watermill rental

Gwynedd / Abersoch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Miss” We love this house fantastic as ever very cosy with the real fire and perfect location for the beach and village we wouldn't stay anywhere else x  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £995 / week

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from £125 / 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 £110 / night

£660 - £960 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £85 / night

£467 - £823 / week

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from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Boathouse rental in Lochearnhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Lochside, beautiful views from the lounge and master bedroom in a stunning setting with views of mountains and Loch. Close to restaurants and bars in the village. In the outstandingly beautiful area of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.a great choice of golf c  …see more

from £119 / night

£827 - £1299 / week

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from £119 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Holiday cave house in Freila

Province of Granada / Freila

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“A little slice of heaven” What a wonderful wonderful place to stay. Freila is a gorgeous slice of rustic Spanish charm, and Madi & Graeme's cave house was the perfect place for us to spend a holiday. Charming, very clean, had everything we needed, and  …see more

from £29 / night

£195 / week

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from £29 / night

(51) Excellent 

24

Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect for cycling and exploring with friends and families” Really loved Depot Rd, very creatively designed making the stay more memorable. The set up for mountain biking the Afan trails was ideal. We stayed with two other families, the fantastic k  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

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Holiday tented camp in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Our Mt Gold site is awesome. It is located on the top of a hill (5-8min walk from your car), but you are rewarded with fantastic 180 degree views over Lake Wanaka. The site is nestled in amongst some pine trees, so it’s nice and sheltered and well hidden from public v  …see more

from £195 / night

£1359 / week

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from £195 / night

4

Turt holiday tipi/teepee rental

Khovsgol Province / Turt

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
I will arrange you customized trip to the Tsaatan population depends on your budget.  …see more

from £40 / night

£159 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Northern England holiday shepherds hut rental

North Yorkshire / Whitby

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Miss” Beautiful location. Perfect facilities for our requirements it was very comfortable and wonderful hosts.  …see more

from £65 / night

£340 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Location” 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 Apulian countryside and offers the per  …see more

from £119 / night

£806 - £1272 / week

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from £119 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Llandudno Junction

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
“Miss” I booked this for me and my partner, we have never experienced anything like shepherds huts. They were lovely , the views were amazing. The owner was very friendly and helpful.we would definitely recommend.  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £420 / week

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from £55 / 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
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!WEEKL  …see more

from £175 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £175 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Tented camp rental in Groningen City

Groningen / Groningen City

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Groningen countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and canoe trips. Or you can visit Groningen-city.  …see more

from £68 / night

£445 / week

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from £68 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Houseboat Amsterdam Center  …see more

from £136 / night

£1695 - £1992 / week

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from £136 / night

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