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.
I TRULLI It 'a large apartment built in a series of trulli. Living room with kitchenette with cooker, fridge, oven and dishes complete, a room with two beds from which you access the bedroom and after a wide bathroom with shower too …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 Caernedda …see more
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!” 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
A beautiful and tastefully converted watermill, set next to a lake with its own streem and waterfalls. Originally built in 1643, converted in 1992 and fully updated recently. It enjoys a very quiet and peaceful setting. The mill is well equipped with modern essentials …see more
“Not your normal rental accommodation” A beautifully restored former mission in a nice area. The accommodation is excellently fitted out throughout with good quality equipment from the kitchen through to the bedrooms - no more worrying about bending a
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
“Perfect!” Just returned from a two night stay. Upon arrival we were greeted by such caring and attentive hosts. Really couldn't have asked for a nicer location to be staying in. Will recommend to anyone and will be booking again for the new year. Than
This was without a doubt the best place we have stayed in the UK.
The Shepherds retreat is so cosy and beautiful, something so unique and different. The grounds it is set in are out of this world.
Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. Its lovely to hear you had a good time here and it will be great to welcome you back.
“Lovely getaway from city life!”
Reviewed 30 May 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our time at shepherds retreat. Had the firepit going, ensured wingy (the duck) was well fed, and played plenty of monopoly!
The location is great, although a car is definitely n… More
“Idyllic rural hideaway”
Reviewed 16 Apr 2015
This gorgeous shepherd's hut is small but perfectly formed and there was ample space for our three-night stay, including all we needed to self-cater. Really cosy and warm at night and fantastic to wak… More
The Old Chapel, Mastergeehy is nestled in the valley close to the River Inny famous for its salmon and trout fishing. The property has a grand dining hall with open plan fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar that seats 6. The lounge (with open fire) and entrance hall …see more
“Everything about this riad was great!” “Everything about this riad was great! The location was fantastic - just a 10 minute walk through the souks to Djmaa al Fna, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, the riad was beautifully decorated and
“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.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the trullo. The service from Alison, the property manager was excellent! We took a chance on an October stay hoping the weather would hold and it got a bit chilly but… More
I am delighted that you enjoyed it anf hopefully we might hae you as a guest again at this or one of our other proeprties. Mark.
“Wonderful time in Puglia - Perfect trulli in most relaxing place”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2015
We had a wonderful time in Puglia and in particular at Mark's trullo Alto (the bigger one). It was exactly what we expected and we loved the quiet and relaxing atmosphere. All amenities were of good q… More
“Gorgeous italian villa in relaxed & peaceful location”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2013
Gorgeous Italian villa with everything you need for a relaxed, chilled out holiday. We travelled with family & friends including a small child & we couldn't have asked for anything more. We've trave… More
Glad you had a good time and we thought of everything. Absolutely agree car hire is essential. so we specify that very carefully.
“Excellent location, cosy place!” We travelled up as a group of 7, which can normally make it a bit hard to find a place to stay. However, this place was perfect - it was convenient, easy to find at night, cosy yet spacious enough for all of us. Though
This was our first stay in Mihangel we have stayed in the village now for the last 8 years. It is central to the places we like to visit.We were not disappointed with our change in accommodation. It i… More
Thank you so much, Katy, for all your kind words and I am so pleased that you all had a lovely holiday. It is so important to me that my guests have all that they need and enjoy their stay. I hope to see you again.
“Beautiful accommodation, we were left wanting for nothing.”
Reviewed 19 Jul 2015
The accommodation was more than ample, light, clean and airy and still managing to cozy and comfortable. Very close to near by park/play area and short walk to near by beach and local train station if… More
Thank you David for your review. I am so pleased that you and the family found Mihangel a good place to get your family together and that you were not disappointed with the facilities. It has come along way since you attended Sunday School in that building! I look forward to seeing you return when you next have a family gathering.
“Lovely location, extra helpful owners, fantastic clean property”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2014
Mihangel is a relatively new former church building conversion (it is almost chapel shaped but was first a church school. There is a plaque outside showing it was a church school in 1831). Very well d… More
Thank you for your review and kind comments about the accommodation and the village (and us!).it is wonderful when our guests have enjoyed their experience at Mihangel or Myfanwy, and also the beach, which we love too.
I have tried to anticipate most needs and so it is great to hear that you found it well equipped.
There are plans afoot to give a separate seating area for Mihangel, and aim to achieve this as soon as possible, to afford a bit more privacy. Guests can still socialize if they wish.
Perhaps you may wish to return to Llwyngwril, and you will all be most welcome if you do! Just let us know.
Luxury holiday trullo in Puglia 8 miles from the sea set in five acres of olive & fruit trees with sweeping views of distant villages. A beautiful new pool will be ready by May. Sleeps 4.<br />The idyllic setting and the surrounding scenery make your stay a …see more
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children” We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and o
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.
“Perfect for a quiet break”
Reviewed 2 Jan 2017
Just returned after a 3 day break with friends over New Year. Well kitted out kitchen with everything you need. Comfortable lounge area. Good sized bedrooms. Good location 5 minutes from A9, with easy… More
I'm delighted you had a good stay over Hogmanay - all the best for 2017.
“Beauty and relaxing location with lots of history” My family and I spent a relaxing and enjoyable week at Trullo Vista in July.
The trullo which is full of character, is very well appointed with a fully equipped
kitchen and two luxury bathrooms. Th
I just needed to get away from it all, and I couldn't imagine a better experience. The trullo is cool in the August heat, and the pool is perfect for relaxing in the sun. The view from the pool over t… More
You certainly do get away from it all at Trullo Vista!
“Lovely accommodation in beautiful position”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2016
Excellent quality of accommodation with a wonderful pool with great views. Really friendly owners as was Rossana who looked after the place for them. We decided not to walk into town as we didn't fe… More
I'm sure the trullo was suitably restful after your tour of Puglia and Basilicata. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Vicky and Richard
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, a …see more
“Fabulous apartment, fabulous location.” This apartment is in a glorious location overlooking Tuscan hills.
We stayed late August, early September and sat out on the terrace for our early coffee and breakfast every day of our two weeks stay. Again af
“Perfect hideaway” Beautifully located amazing views especially on a sunny clear day. Hosts were extremely welcoming and informed us of everything that was going on in the village. Cabin is spotless clean something different if you don't fancy a hotel.
Masseria Donno Santo is a Beautiful large trullo complex of 6-bedrooms, with private infinite swimming pool.Masseria Donno Santo is a very nice traditional trullo property with lamie that could accommodate up to 16 guests in four separate area of the property.<br /&g …see more
Romantic and charming 14th century fortress. Very authentic medieval atmosphere. Strategically located between Val d'Orcia and Crete Senesi, close to Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza and Siena. Shops at walking distance. Organic wine and extra virgin olive oil. …see more
Situated one hour N.W. of Toulouse, 2 hours from Bordeaux and just 1 hr 30 from Bergerac, explore this beautiful part of S.W. France, nr. Lauzerte and Moissac, with good wine, good food and many delightful villages to explore and enjoy. Wake up to a watermill & rela …see more
I was looking for somewhere to stay with my at short notice. I stumbled upon this little gem. It was great that it did not have a minimum stay, as I only needed it for a few nights. It was a great lit… More
What a fabulous review-Exactly what Y-KNOT is all about!!!
“Amazing location, amazing cottage, amazing holiday!” What a fantastic cottage! Very well equipped, very clean and tidy, plenty of space for our large group. The location is stunning and fantastic for children, so much for them to explore and enjoy- ve
This picturesque watermill is enveloped by a romantic and relaxing atmosphere, situated near riverside and pine forests. It is just 15 minutes driving from the beach. Idyllic spot for families. Enjoy the historical and cultural heritage around. …see more
Luxury Camping Snug, located near the river with lovelly viewsStunning new Bar, Restaurant & Childrens Play GroundEntertainment most weekendsStratford upon Avon (One Mile)ParkingNo SmokingWalking distance of Tiddington Village & Bus StopPets Welcome (Max 2) …see more
“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
The shepherds hut was stunning, set in a beautiful orchard on a farm. The owner, Alicia greeted us on arrival & ran through how things worked in the hut. Fresh bread, milk, butter & jam were laid out … More
Oh bless, I didn't know she was tearful, how lovely that she enjoyed it so much, you will certainly have to return soon. Thanks for your comments, so glad you enjoyed your time with us. It was great to meet you and Libby and of course your gorgeous pooches.
Until next time!
Reviewed 6 Sep 2016
This place is a must if you love walking and tranquility. Two really nice local pubs with great food and drink. This place is great for dogs and Alicia is a fab host. Will be returning. … More
Thank you Joanne, it was really nice to meet you both and gorgeous Teddy too, hope to welcome you here again!
“A marvellous & Magical Halloween Break”
Reviewed 1 Nov 2016
Everything about our stay was perfect from Alicia's greeting on our arrival to being waved off as we left. The huts are decorated to a high standard, with quality fittings and fixtures throughout as w… More
Thank you for your kind comments Anna, I'm so pleased you guys had such a great time. The day after you left Dumbo the pig gave birth to 10 piglets such rotten timing that you missed it. Hopefully next time you will get better luck! Your pumpkins look amazing by the way!
Hope to see you again soon!
“A great Christmas!” We stayed in the Church over Christmas and had a brilliant week.
The church is full of character but has everything you could need to make a home from home.
We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived.
The surrounding area is beau
We found out about Old Trinity Church on the internet when looking for something that was a bit less ordinary than a classic cottage. There was a lot of information on the website, and we learned ev… More
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together”
Reviewed 3 May 2015
We stayed here at the end of April with our grown up children, spouses, 4 month old grandaughter plus 3 dogs. We were met by our son whose comment was 'it's stunning' and it was. Beautifully restored… More
Authentic and lovely trulli in Monopoli’s countryside surrounded by garden and olive trees. The trulli are comfortably furnished and sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms.
You are welcomes you to the heart of Apulia, in the fantastic village near Alberobello …see more
“Excellent cottage” Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little location with great walks around th