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.
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
“A perfect stay” We really enjoyed the stay very much. The property Is very well attended, the owners are very kind persons and the location of the place is perfect for a relaxing and romantic experience. The best: the views from the swimming pool and
“Great getaway” Shepard's rest was a lovely little getaway for us over a weekend. Surprisingly well furnished and war, we really did enjoy the cottage as well as the lovely surrounding scenery. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! Thanks L
“Superb location, very helpful owner,poor wifi, still recommend”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2015
The location was absolutely superb, waking up to the most wonderful scenery. As the property is on a farm there were a range of animals with the most social and curios by nature chickens,.
The accomm… More
“Great Little Hideaway”
Reviewed 31 Jan 2016
My girlfriend and I stayed here for a weekend in early January 2016.
We arrived after a four hour drive in increasingly adverse conditions consisting of thick snow and fog. We had no trouble findin… More
Reviewed 4 May 2015
As we drove up to the the hut we were taken aback by the panoramic views . upon reaching the hut,my partner and I were pleasantly surprised.we are both very out doorsy people and love serenity which w… More
“Brilliant, but slightly dated” Went to stay for a week at the end of Feb, Warren was very welcoming and showed us how to use all the gadgets/tablet controlled television etc. We had a fantastic time, and the pool was the perfect size.
Positives - Sp
Friendly greeting, shown round and everything was explained clearly. The villa was spotless and everything worked. There is plenty for everyone to do and you can still chat to one another from the poo… More
Reviewed 16 Aug 2016
Myself, my husband and 3 other couples (8 of us) stayed at the warren villa to celebrate 4 30th birthdays.
On arrival we were amazed how lovely the villa was. We had everything at the villa that we… More
Please to hear you enjoyed your stay and will be returning in the future. Some of the garden furniture has been replaced and we are completely overhauling the garden area in winter with a new patio. The fridge freezer I think may of needed tuning up. The racing game has had the steering wheel replaced that I think was done while you were there so all ok now hopefully. We are always doing upgrades and maintenance and we aim to have everything functioning correctly but sometimes things do go wrong and we do all we can to rectify the problem ASAP. Always appreciate feedback from guests and thank you for the review
“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
We loved this cottage, it was spacious a very luxurious bedrooms, with sufficient bathrooms to keep everyone happy. The location is stunning and peaceful with busy Hexham only a few miles away. There … More
“Couldn't wish for a more idyllic spot”
Reviewed 8 May 2012
This beautifully unique property is in the most idyllic spot you could possibly imagine. Right next to a river, which runs alongside a beautiful wooded area, perfect for dog walking, which was much en… More
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
Wonderful place to stay, very comfy and all needs catered for. Ideal setting and close to Hadrians wall. Would definitely return, just sorry we did not book for 2weeks.… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you, as I was on holiday myself, but I hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards, Clare
Perfect location.has many more things to offer than just surfing. Rock pools,waterfalls, diving, kayaking, deep sea fishing, island hopping, partying, etc etc.For surfing it has many breaks for such a small island,30+,suitable for all levels from begginer to experienced …see more
“A Perfect Birthday Weekend” I stayed at the mansion house to celebrate my 30th birthday along with 22 other people. Everything was perfect, the communication from Clare from start to end was helpful, patient, clear and concise. With a large number of
On celebrating my 50th birthday Toftcombs gave us all 23 guest a very unique experience that made us all feel very special. Phil and Claire (proprietors) made us feel very welcome showing us around be… More
“Gracious Scotland Living”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2012
We traveled with three generations of four families and Toftcombs was the perfect home for our two week stay in Scotland. The grounds are lovely and the house is magnificent.
Situated in a beautifu… More
“Perfect House in Perfect Location” 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, but there was
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
“Charming, cosy and characterful but not luxurious”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
The online photos of Victoria Lodge are a true representation of the accommodation which is is charming, cosy and characterful. However, if like us you would define "luxury accommodation" to include h… More
This is an opportunity to experience life in our private classic 41 foot yacht which is moored to the dock in beautiful Marigot Bay in Saint Lucia. We also have a 4x4 jeep available if you wish to go out and explore the island.
The boat has a classic teak wood interior …see more
Unique style accommodation set high on Weedon Hill. Be mesmerized by the feeling you are one with nature, watching and listening to the bird life totally surrounding you.
Feel the floor under your feet change from wood to stone on your way out to a large outdoor deckin …see more
“Unique and Beautiful Hidden Gem” Staying in the castle is a one-of-a-kind experience. The castle is a work of art, the grounds are well-maintained, the pool is wonderful, and the views are unbelievable. This is the only place to stay if you choose to
“Great location” Our second year visiting the Old Chapel, it is perfectly situated for us walkers and cyclists, up a lane into the forest, has everything and more that a family could need whilst on holiday, home from home; this time we didn't use the l
The converted Chapel is beautifully transformed into a wonderful home in a delightful setting and the owners have thought of simply everything you could possibly wish for and need. We returned home l… More
“A place to rest, recharge and relax”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
I was expecting something a bit unusual (how does one convert a Chapel into a dwelling...) and I wasn't disappointed, the Old Chapel has lots of charm and quirkiness and at the same time it is very … More
Nested in a 19th century English style park, designed by Alexis de Tocqueville's wife Mary, the Château de Tocqueville was built successively in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries. You will discover one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France, while …see more
“An excellent base for a Norfolk holiday.” A warm welcome from Ian and some lovely scones on our arrival.
A great place to sit and relax or to use as a base to explore the countryside and great beaches of Norfolk.
We would like to say a huge thankyou to Ian and Debbie. Yiu have an amazing jouse is a picture perfect location. Nothing was too much trouble and everything we requested prior to our arrival was answe… More
Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to The Old School House. Really pleased you had a great weekend. The visiting chef really enjoyed meeting you and cooking for you.
“Picturesque and quiet cottage, perfect for families”
Reviewed 16 May 2012
We rented this cottage with a group of friends over a long holiday weekend. The place is quiet and perfectly picturesque, and has everything needed for an enjoyable weekend. The landlord & lady are v… More
“Peaceful and relaxing, a pleasure to experience!” I have stayed here a number of times over the years in a small group and this time with a larger family. It is always a pleasure to stay here with a warm welcome and owners who are friendly and attent
We have two beautifully furnished luxury bell tents available to book either together or separately. We have subtly styled the interiors in the theme of Lewis Carolls 'Alice in Wonderland'. Including the Mad Hatter Bell and Alice Bell tent.
Each tent sleeps up to 5 pe …see more
Availability of 5 beds Trulli completely renovated, located in a hilly fresh; surrounded by green olive trees and fruit, with a large green area of 10,000 sq. extending from the driveway up to surround the building, the area in front of the trulli equipped with two terr …see more
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
“We couldn't have chosen better.” 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 really perfect: i
It's a beautiful place to be ..we enjoyed our visit but would recommend to put heating on before visitors arrive as it was freezing cold the first night . Also several lights were not working .. Just … More
“Rural chic - Il Torchio Trullo” The Torchio Trullo was absolutely lovely. The recent renovations have created a beautifully modern but sympathetically completed accommodation. The outdoor space is ideal for those seeking absolute solace, peace and qu
“The perfect holiday” We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as you walk through the door. It
“THE BEST BIRTHDAY BASH IN THE MOST AMAZING CASTLE”
Reviewed 6 Jun 2013
Returned to Glentruim for a Special Birthday!
The Comfort, Space, Hot-tub, Cinema room, Log fires and Scenery are all fantastic.
13 girls spent 3 nights at this amazing Castle. The beauty of stayin… More
Thank you for your great review. Glentruim is a beautiful place and we are delighted that all of our guests enjoy it as much as we do. Our aim is to provide excellent accommodation and a warm and welcoming environment in which our guests feel totally relaxed and at home, and to create special memories that will live with them forever more. The fact that you are a repeat customer several times over speaks volumes. Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Think of an amazing, beautiful castle and multiply by 50”
Reviewed 20 May 2013
Glentrium Castle was out of this world, incredible. I have never in my life stayed in such an amazing self catering accommodation, let alone a castle! It is a beautiful castle, very large, but not sca… More
“Unbeatable stay in the most idyllic location and accommodation”
Reviewed 22 Apr 2013
We could never have imagined how individual and special Glentruim Castle was before we came - the photos just cannot convey it. We stayed as a group of 16 (using a lodge too) and the entire accommoda… More
One of two self catering yurts set on a private peninsula in the heart of Emsworth Marina. We offer a nautical stay in a beautiful woodland setting. Surrounded by luxury yachts and cruisers this 'glamping' experience really is unique. Ideal for couples/families (MAXIMU …see more
Get back to nature in a traditional Mongolian yurt on Dartmoor in Devon. Enjoy a unique and magical experience. Each of our two yurts is totally private with its own rustic kitchen, compost toilet, shower and firepit. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity! …see more
“Unusual, quirky and homely” We had a lovely couple of days at the Mill - a real home from home! The children loved sleeping in a windmill! Stunning location, only a couple of miles from the sandy beaches of Winterton and Sea Palling. Well worth a visi
Enjoy a peaceful retreat in a traditional trulli. Discover the charm of this traditional house in our property Trulli il Castagno. It has been fully renovated and furnished, can accommodate from 2 up to 5 people in four trullo-houses with own bathroom and kitchen.Trulli …see more
“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
5 mins from Soils Lough Eske and 10 mins from Harveys point hotel. The mill is a great base for walking fishing or exploring the beautiful Donegal countryside. The mill is full of charm and has a great well equipped kitchen for those who like to cook. …see more
“The Primal Cave Adventure” We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the photo's. We were greeted by
Just had an amazing 3 weeks staying at Cueva Peralta. We were very sorry to leave and are already planning our return. What a gem the Cave House is! Spacious, relaxing and well furnished it will gi… More
Thank you for your wonderful and informative review, which will assist people to choose to experience the beautiful Andalucia countryside and lovely welcoming Pueblos. Thank you both again and see you in the near future. Bob
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
We were greeted at Cueva Peralta by Bob the owner who made us most welcome,we were very impressed with the layout of the rooms they were well furnished and the kitchen well equipped, beds very comfort… More
Thank you for your review of Cueva Peralta I am so pleased that you enjoyed stay. I look forward to receiving you back in the near future. Best Regards
“Unique accommodation in a superb location”
Reviewed 15 Mar 2015
visited Cueva Peralta in March 2015 with my husband, 7 year old daughter and our dog. We stayed for 3 days and had a fantastic time. Bob was amazingly welcoming and his mini guide to the local villag… More
Thank you for your wonderful review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cueva Peralta, and that your daughter enjoyed it so much. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future