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.
Runach Arainn ('Secret or Beloved Arran' in Gaelic) is a small, intimate glamping (glamorous camping) site on the south end of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. We offer luxury self-catering accommodation in 20ft diameter yurts accompanied by private bathrooms. We …see more
Lewis' Tower is perfect for getting back to basics and having a beach adventure with friends and family. Situated on grassland next to the beach, it is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down. …see more
“Amazing place” We just spent the weekend here for my friends hen party and it was amazing. The tower is beautiful, very comfortable, with lots of nice little touches, The owners were also very helpful, and happy to help, without invading our privacy.
16 of us stayed at Shortflatt for my Hen do - it was exactly what i wanted and more. The accomodation is amazing - very clean, comfy and grand!
The spa was excellent too. Over all myself and all that… More
“Amazing venue, fantastic area, great people. A hidden gem."”
Reviewed 13 Oct 2014
We held our wedding here - it was the most fantastic day. This place is beautiful, a hidden gem in mid-Northumberland.
The venue itself is just perfect whether you want to hold a big party or just… More
“If you're considering booking Shortflatt Tower - Do it now!!”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2014
We got married at Shortflatt Tower on 19th July - it was absolutely fantastic. We had the venue from friday afternoon until monday morning. The atmosphere and setting were perfect - and the service we… More
“Relaxing and peaceful - a hidden gem!” 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 accommodation was just r
“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.
“Couldnt have chosen better if I tried!” After several different unforseen circumstances, I ended up travelling alone to Spain. Despite a couple of upsets before I even got to the apartment (completely unconnected to this booking) I finally arrived a
When I found La Mariposa on this site I thought it looked really quaint and would make a lovely getaway for my partner and I, the reviews about Mark and Sam were all great too which encouraged me to b… More
“Great accommodation, village and hosts”
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Been meaning to write a review and us booking again reminded me.
There are two lovely apartments, very clean, spacious and well equipped. Sam and Marc, the hosts, live onsite and are welcoming, avail… More
“Relaxed, friendly, amazing value - what more can I say?”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2012
In a nutshell the place is amazing. Authentic character, spacious, warm (not sure what one of the previous reviewers was on about?!) and with the most amazing hosts. Available when needed, not at all … More
“Fantastic private place by the beach” Beautiful and confortable house with all ammenities included and with a private access to the beach. Quite and beautiful location, with garden and terrace. The beach is clean and quite, and has 2 great chill out
Casara met the high expectations, the service was very good.
Contact and handover of keys and house were simple and very flexible. All that stood in the description was also available. Casara is a ve… More
“Lovely little seaside escape”
Reviewed 6 Nov 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at Casara. We stayed in casara dos which is a small tower with one small double bedroom (with views of the sea), a living room, bathroom and small kitchen, all laid out over… More
Reviewed 4 Jul 2013
Ein wunderbarer, familärer und friedvoller Ort, um die zu entspannen und die Costa de la Luz zu erkunden. Der Strand von Zahora ist ausgezeichnet und tatsächlich in 5-10 Minuten von den Häusern, di… More
La Daby is a magical, tranquil, and fun place to have a holiday. The houses can be rented separately, as they have their own terraces and privacy surrounded by pine trees; or rented together. This works well if you are a group of families or friends.<br />Four Pea …see more
“stunning weekend getaway” This is one of the most well equipped and dressed self catering properties we have stayed at. We are frequent mature travellers looking for unusual places to stay that meet our exacting standards. The mill exceeded on all
“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
Luxurious authentic Pugliese trulli. Includes 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1kitchen & 1dining room and a foyer area. This ancient trulli was recently renovated keeping the Puglian characteristics. Includes a private pool and “Pitch & Putt” nine-holes a …see more
“Best vacation I ever had” After travelling to the Philippines for over 25 years I was looking for somewhere unique, untouched & relaxing. I found Bamboo Garden on the web & and Tom replied to my email immediately. As I flew over the island I could s
Tom and his delightful Pilippino Wife Liz, could not do enough to make our stay in this Siargo secret more enjoyable, ther is heaps to do here but we chose to chill out and wind down for 10 days away … More
“What a lovely family weekend!” We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and start where and when yo
“A Hidden Gem” We arrived at The Old Chapel and were met by its quaint charm. It is in a beautiful location and is ideal to get away from it all. There were 6 in our party including 3 teenagers and we all adored it. It was a real home from home and
This was our second stay at The Old Chapel and was as good as our first visit. Lovely comfortable accommodation with everything that you need for a great stay. Ideally placed for us as we have family… More
Thanks for the kind review. I hope we'll meet up with you ourselves one day,
Gill and Geoff
“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
Newly restored cave houses situated in the village of Castillejar offers a unique holiday experience in friendly rural surroundings. The houses have been refurbished to a high standard, but still retains a rustic style with many unique features.The amazing natur …see more
“Fantastic setting with comfy cosy accomodation.” Myself and my partner stopped at the hut for 2 nights in November. We had been staying in Nottingham for a few nights preceding so we couldn't wait to get somewhere quiet and relaxing.
The hut is sit
Had a fantastic stay in this beautiful, cosy shepherds hut. Set in the lovely village of Eyam which is steeped in history. Our hosts Rachel and Hayden were extremely welcoming and provided great advic… More
“A great place to stay!”
Reviewed 21 Jan 2015
Wonderful little hideaway with great views. Made to feel very welcome. Lovely breakfast delivered to hut in the morning. Would recommend. … More
“Perfect and peaceful”
Reviewed 13 Jan 2015
It was a fabulous experience from booking through to checkout. I was so impressed by the website but the hut and location are far better than the gorgeous images.
We arrived at about 8.30pm, the hu… 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 …see more
“Back to a magnificient past” If you wish to spend a holiday in the magnificient Italian 16th century, Vigna Contarena is the place.
I staied there with friend and enjoyed the amazing athmosphere that only such an historic place can give. The apartmen
“A cozy, enchanting villa with striking landscapes and amazing location!”
Reviewed 11 Jan 2013
I visited Vigna Conarena with a small group of friends and was absolutely enchanted with Este and the villa! It's the perfect place for visiting Verona and Venice while getting a feeling for old Italy… More
Get to know the feeling of life in a Authentic Trulli Complex in wonderful Puglia!The private garden with amazing pool is perfect to enjoy a relaxing holiday, but the location of this holiday home is also near to interesting towns for sightseeing! …see more
“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
we stayed between xmas and new year 6 adults 7 children, although the weather was wet we had a great time. the accommodation was new and very well equipped.
a lot of thought has gone into large grou… More
“Idilic.” Beautiful setting, if you want peace and quite, this is the place for you. Nick and Derek have done a fantastic job on the restoration. The only reason we didn't give it 5 stars, the bedroom was not to our liking, low ceiling. But had a super
Luxury large trulli complex with private swimming pool, four bedrooms and very high quality standards in Ceglie Messapica. Very large luxury trulli complex,holiday home, holiday rental, holiday house, vacation rental, sea holiday, puglia, …see more