Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1653)

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 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

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£631 / week

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from £85 / night

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State of Santa Catarina / Sao Francisco do Sul

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £160 / night

£896 - £1153 / week

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from £160 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Aisen Region / Puerto Rio Tranquilo

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £111 / night

£749 / week

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from £111 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in West Calder

West Lothian / West Calder

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £350 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with indoor pool, golf nearby in Runcorn

Runcorn / Sutton Weaver

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £480 / night

£3360 / week

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from £480 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Converted chapel rental in Northern England 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 £80 / night

£395 - £750 / week

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from £80 / 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

£337 - £522 / week

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from £68 / night

38

Holiday beach hut in General Luna

Siargao Island / General Luna

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
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

from £9 / night

£67 / week

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from £9 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with golf nearby in Biggar

South Lanarkshire / Biggar

11 24 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £950 / night

£6000 / week

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from £950 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Dolwyddelan holiday converted chapel rental

Snowdonia National Park / Dolwyddelan

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £120 / night

£500 - £1434 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £71 / night

£497 / week

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from £71 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Holiday tree house in Australia & New Zealand

Western Australia / Denmark

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
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

from £135 / night

£942 / week

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from £135 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Bali

Rethymnon Prefecture / Bali

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Lydney holiday converted chapel rental

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £86 / night

£420 - £615 / week

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from £86 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Saint-Pierre-Eglise holiday castle rental

Saint-Pierre-Eglise / Tocqueville

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
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

from £505 / night

£3278 - £3782 / week

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from £505 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Norfolk

King's Lynn / Wereham

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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.  …see more

from £139 / night

£725 - £1490 / week

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from £139 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house with tennis court in El Fondó de les Neus

El Fondó de les Neus / La Canalosa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday tented camp in Farmoor

Oxford / Farmoor

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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

from £80 / night

£525 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

30

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Grasse

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £103 / night

£715 - £1345 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Namur Province / Walcourt

1 2 2 nights min

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

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from £64 / night

£442 / week

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from £64 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday trullo in Putignano

Province of Bari / Putignano

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £55 / night

£269 / week

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from £55 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £127 / night

£522 - £580 / week

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from £127 / 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

(8) Very Good 

19

New Galloway holiday watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Galloway

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £130 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £130 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Martina Franca holiday trullo rental

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Province of Bari / Putignano

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £47 / night

£328 / week

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from £47 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £900 / night

£3850 - £5775 / week

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from £900 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Province of Brindisi / San Michele Salentino

4 6 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £121 / night

£842 / week

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from £121 / night

9

Emsworth holiday yurt rental

Hampshire / Emsworth

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from £110 / night

£750 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Yurt rental in Poundsgate

Dartmoor National Park / Poundsgate

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £105 / night

£550 / week

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from £105 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / San Michele Salentino

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £145 / night

£1009 - £2101 / week

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from £145 / night

24

Holiday trullo in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £63 / night

£436 - £524 / week

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from £63 / night

(3) Excellent 

28

Salve / Pescoluse

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £25 / night

£169 - £253 / week

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from £25 / night

(28) Excellent 

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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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Ski cave house to rent in Monachil

Sierra Nevada National Park / Monachil

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Tipical Cave house, Sierra Nevada, Granada, Skiing, Hiking, climbing, paragliding.Andalousie gastronomy.Sightseeing in Granada.Costa Tropical at 60 km.  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 / week

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from £43 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Ulster holiday watermill let

County Donegal / Donegal Town

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £143 / night

£824 / week

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from £143 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Lagor

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £127 / night

£547 / week

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from £127 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night