Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1675)

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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(8) Excellent 

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Kilmory holiday yurt rental

Isle of Arran / Kilmory

1 6 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
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

from £60 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Very Good 

9

Holiday beach hut in Durness

Caithness and Sutherland / Durness

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
North West Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland. On the beach, on a farm, sea view, brown trout fishing included, bird watching paradise, golf, walking, cycling, shops, restaurants, 2km  …see more

from £70 / night

£484 - £847 / week

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from £70 / night

5

Holiday fort in St. Ouen

Jersey / St. Ouen

1 10 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
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

from £93 / night

£651 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Otranto holiday castle rental

Province of Lecce / Otranto

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Romantic and Historic apartment in front of the Castle of Otranto and the sea. Salento Italy  …see more

from £311 / night

£690 - £2156 / week

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from £311 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Ille-et-Vilaine / Vieux-Viel

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday tower in Belsay

Northumberland / Belsay

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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.  …see more

from £740 / night

£5240 / week

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from £740 / night

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Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

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from £52 / night

£475 - £518 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Holiday tower rental

Charente / Brossac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £61 / night

£294 - £432 / week

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from £61 / night

35

Marrakech / Medina

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £91 / night

£571 - £1975 / week

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from £91 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“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  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 - £604 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Zahora holiday tower rental

Costa de la Luz / Zahora

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“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  …see more

from £31 / night

£212 / week

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from £31 / night

9

Le Beausset holiday tower rental

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
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

from £75 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

21

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £95 / night

£625 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Very Good 

33

Porto District / Porto

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £78 / night

£518 / week

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from £78 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday windmill in Braunston

Warwickshire / Braunston

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £176 / night

£939 - £1360 / week

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from £176 / night

(21) Excellent 

15

Holiday shepherds hut rental

West Sussex / Pulborough

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“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  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £390 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Gioia del Colle

Gioia del Colle / Parco La Mandra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £277 / night

£1940 - £3880 / week

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from £277 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

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from £99 / night

£690 - £863 / week

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from £99 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday beach hut in Siargao Island

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £13 / night

£86 / week

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from £13 / night

(1) Excellent 

5

Worsley holiday narrowboat rental

Salford / Worsley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £150 / night

£795 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Holiday converted chapel in Machynlleth

Powys / Machynlleth

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £79 / night

£530 - £700 / week

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from £79 / 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

32

Lake Como / Nesso

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £156 / night

£1087 / week

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from £156 / night

17

Castillejar holiday cave house rental

Province of Granada / Castillejar

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
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

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

90

Marrakech / Medina

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £242 / night

£1294 / week

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from £242 / night

(115) Excellent 

18

Holiday shepherds hut in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
“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  …see more

from £85 / night

£560 - £630 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

4

Essonne / Janville-sur-Juine

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

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from £108 / night

£625 / week

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from £108 / 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 £124 / night

£863 / week

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from £124 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chamberet holiday watermill rental

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
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

from £69 / night

£604 - £845 / week

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from £69 / night

(26) Excellent 

29

Holiday castle in Este

Province of Padua / Este

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £169 / night

£1177 / week

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from £169 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
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

from £143 / night

£995 - £1990 / week

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from £143 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ostuni / Ostuni Centre

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

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from £47 / night

£328 - £388 / week

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from £47 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Beach hut rental in St. Dogmaels

St. Dogmaels / Poppit Sands

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Loved our stay and so did the dogs. We were very comfortable at Morlais. Lovely walks on the beach. Plenty of places to visit.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £650 / week

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from £32 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday castle with golf nearby in Cupar

Fife / Cupar

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
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from £286 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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from £286 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Cwmafan holiday converted chapel rental

Port Talbot / Cwmafan

3 13 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Torsby

Varmland County / Torsby

3 12 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Church; converted chapel; skiing; lake; Scandinavia; rally; nature; boating; refuge; sanctuary; campfire; pump organs; wood burners; timber; fishing; beach  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Denbighshire / Llangollen

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday boathouse in Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Boathouse apartment overlooking Dale beach. Spacious bed/sitting & dining room with comfy sofa bed. Kitchen. Shower room. Separate single bedroom. Walk to pub, boathouse shop & coastal path. Watersports.  …see more

from £45 / night

£310 - £650 / week

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from £45 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
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

from £137 / night

£956 - £2388 / week

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from £137 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £46 / night

£267 - £656 / week

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from £46 / night