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.
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
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
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
This historic building in the centre of Broughton Gifford is the perfect venue for anyone wanting to escape the rat race and enjoy a luxury break. The facilities and service are first class. An added … More
Reviewed 4 Jun 2015
We were very impressed with the Reading Room and spent a very cosy, comfortable weekend there. It was immaculate, everything was of high quality standard and we were left plenty of goodies to keep us … More
“Delightful and special weekend”
Reviewed 11 May 2015
Had a lovely stay at The Reading Room in Broughton Gifford. Tastefully decorated with superb facilities and special touches throughout. If you want to indulge and feel like you have had a special week… More
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
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
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 e… More
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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
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
“Total wow factor!, Fantastic accommodation and central to everything!”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2015
I never bother writing reviews unless somewhere genuinely feels like 5 star and this place did. The tower is totally different to what we have stayed in before. The character is fantastic and the bedr… More
Thank you so much for your kind words. We're delighted to hear you had such a great time in York and were able to make full use of all the facilities at the Tower.
It has been our pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the Tower soon.
Mike & Nathan
“Fantastic location and brilliant accommodation”
Reviewed 11 Nov 2014
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 thoug… More
Many thanks for your kind review, I am really glad to hear that you all had such a great time and that the stairs kept you fit!
I will take on board the suggestions you have made regarding the towels. Concerning your comments about the draughty top room and noise on a Saturday, as you mentioned the windows are single glazed due to the age of the building however we are having secondary glazing installed at the end of this month (November) which will hopefully solve these issues.
Once again I am delighted you all had such a great stay and I hope I can welcome you back in the future.
All the best,
“Central, contemporary and yet characterful”
Reviewed 31 Oct 2014
Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breath… More
It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at the Tower and that you found it so unique and perfect for your needs. In particular I am delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the views over from the roof terrace and that the effort in getting up there was worth it!
I am sorry to hear you did occasionally get disturbed on a night. As I mentioned in a previous response we are in talks with English Heritage to have secondary glazing installed and this has now been approved so installation is expected this month (November 2014). If you do decide to stay with us again in the future the sound noise issues should be fully resolved by then.
I do hope you can stay at the Tower again in the future and many thanks for your very kind words regarding your stay.
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
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
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
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
There were ten of us in total - and we don't always get the opportunity to get together and spend quality time with each other, so our stay at the watermill was completely brilliant.
The house is… More
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
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
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
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 bre… More
Reviewed 25 Oct 2013
After using many holiday homes, this is one of the best ever. Everything you want available in the cottage. Linda and hubby very friendly and put themselves out for you. Wonderful welcome pack. Lovely… More
“EXCELLENT HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION”
Reviewed 24 Oct 2013
Absolutely excellent. Warm welcome with food goodies, including a lovely cream tea. The apartment was beautifully furnished and immaculate, totally equipped with every kind of kitchen appliance and … More
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
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
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
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
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
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
Firstly, I would like to thank both Ilenia & Baldo for there friendly hospitality and help whilst in Italy (the help with the luggage to the accommodation was a great help - as we were touring Italy).… More
Dear Green's Family thank you very much for your kind review! Many greetings Ilenia&Baldo
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
I found the pictures a bit misleading, I assume they need updating. Upon arrival we noticed an unpleasant odour from the cave, possibly due to being closed for sometime. The soft furnishings need repl… More
It was unfortunate that the Husband of this party had an attitude on arrival complaining it was quiet here and asking where the nearest water park was , He explained they hadn't stayed inland before , so I don't think the culture shock of being in a real part of Spain appealed to him and he took it out on his extended family and us .
We make it quite clear the maximum we will allow is 5 people and yet although their had 4 on arrival , They added an extra 2 teenagers afterwards . Then promptly had a party with about 16 other people here, we are not sure if even more stayed that night , I think the fact we lived so close and knew about their actions didn't go down too well .
After 4 days of their 11 day stay , we got an email saying they had found somewhere else to stay and had left the key in the door, they at no time complained or mentioned any issues to us or we would have looked at the mystery smell , of which nobody else has complained about , even though we have had guests staying here nearly everyday since May . Although we do allow dogs to stay it has been sometime since any have been in the house , so this again was a false statement . The sofa has been covered and the cover is washed regularly, although the cover had been taken off and possibley used as bedding for the unauthorised guests . We never have claimed it is a big pool but it seemed to keep their 4 children and extra guests entertained everyday they were here .
I hope that they enjoyed the rest of their holiday on the Costas , where they could find the required fish and chips shops and British bars . I think our write up makes it quite clear that if you are looking for that sort of holiday , you will be disapointed staying here .
I would also like to add that putting a drinking glass , wrapped up in the spare bedspread in the twin bedroom was childish and thankfully we found the joke , before any child could have gotten cut by broken glass . We also cleaned up after their party , after being eventually informed they had done a runner .
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
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
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
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
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
The house itself is converted to to a very high standard, and has a nicely quirky layout and feel. It is well-equipped and is situated in the heart of a beautiful valley. We are not bikers or ramblers… More
Reviewed 5 Apr 2012
Beautiful Lodge with amazing accommodation, lovely decor and garden.The location was very good for visiting many parts ofNorth Wales.
The village has a shop and good beer at the pub. We enjoyed good … More
“Great customer service, great accomofation, great location - even in February!”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
This converted chaple is a real find. We stayed here with our two boys and grandparents. The standard of accommodation and customer service is easily up there with the best places we have stayed. We h… More
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
“Brilliant place from which to explore the region”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2015
A warm welcome from Susan and Dennis to a really quirky little place located bang in the centre of Brossac. There was everything you could need in the Tower, which was very clean and well organised. W… More
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the area as delightful as we do!
Reviewed 14 Aug 2015
My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have tal… More
Thank you for your kind remarks. We're pleased that you enjoyed a restful holiday in our area of rural France.
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing place to holiday somewhere in Southern France where we could chill out and unwind. We found The Tower House and it was perfect. The accommodatio… More
We're pleased you had a relaxing time and thank you for your positive remarks.
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
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
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!”
Reviewed 31 May 2013
My family and I stayed in The Chapel and Well Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottages were lovely and had everything we needed. I would like to thank Suzanne for being so hospitable. She made s… More
Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) / Fox Glacier
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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