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.
“Just what we needed...” Red sky was the perfect place for us to get away from it all and relax. Everything we needed and more had been thought about. Its a beautiful hut, which was well equipped and very private. Our dog loved the garden and we loved
We just came back from a wonderful 2 night stay at Red Sky. Although the weather was cold and it rained it didn't take away from it at all! We loved the great bonus of a sheltered hot tub to relax in … More
So glad you enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Please do come back!
Reviewed 26 Sep 2016
Fantastic! A group of us hired the Safari Tent and the Red Sky Shepherds Hut for the weekend. The whole site is beautiful and really well laid out. I think it's great that the areas for larger groups … More
Thank you for your lovely comments. We do strive to offer a true "glamping" experience with all the little touches and so glad that our efforts are appreciated! Please do come back!
“Fantastic couple of days”
Reviewed 29 Jul 2016
What a lovely place. The Shepherds Hut is beautiful, it is small but perfectly adequate for two - it is also perfectly decked out, everything is excellent quality and it is spotlessly clean. It is s… More
So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thank you for the lovely comments..
“Quiet and relaxing” Had a great holiday here. Keith was really helpful both before we arrived and once we were there. The directions to get there were perfect. There is loads of space and so our son loved running around and cooling off in the pool. Th
From the moment we met Jane to the moment we left our experience of Trullo Bellissimo was fantastic. The trullo itself is a stunning building and grounds with outdoor pool, dining and BBQ area and oli… More
“Unique and wonderful place with huge pool”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2014
This trullo has everything you could want and is fantastic for families. We have 3 children and they slept in one room and we had the other, both rooms have their own bathrooms. The kitchen is well eq… More
Although Bellissimo has only two bedrooms, you almost feel the excitement of the children sleeping in the 300 year old trullo, which is so much like an ‘Aladdin’ s cave’! It is great that Mum & Dad were also able to have there own space, lets face it-they are on holiday too. The appreciation of what we created, is so very much appreciated.
Reviewed 1 May 2014
What an amazing place! The house is very unique and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday with young children. The garden and pool were gorgeous and we spent most of the week playing in th… More
I knew that we were dealing with a lovely family from the initial enquiry and first conversation. As an owner, it is a real a pleasure to assist, when guests ask questions about the area and facilities in order to enhance their vacation experience. It is even more satisfying to know that the facilities provided have enabled Mum and Dad, as well as the children, to have a relaxing and fun time, whatever the weather. Thank you for your comments about the terraces, gardens and pool, it has taken 5 years of hard work to reach the standard we wanted, in order to create a very special holiday destination.
“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
“A beautiful, peaceful location” The Moulin is in an idyllic location, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The owners are warm and welcoming and the accommodation has everything you could wish for. We loved the area, with interesting places to visit - loc
Having been keen independent travellers for many years (from Australia), we have been fortunate to stay in many delightful places, however we agree that Moulin de la Ronde took first prize. It is a ti… More
“One sentence, are you joking?”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2015
Its impossible to give a title to a review of La Ronde in a sentence, the title a book the review could be an anthology! The main thing on offer is peace, time appears to stand still at La Ronde until… More
“A totally relaxing haven.”
Reviewed 5 Jul 2014
My husband and I had a fantastic holiday at the Old Grain Store. The accomodation is lovely - really spacious and the surrounding grounds are just idyllic. Over the fortnight we stayed I think we trie… More
“A small beautiful palace with great chartacter in the heart of the medina” Friends persuaded us that this would be a great place to pass what would otherwise have been for us the heart of the Polish winter. The house is distinguished by its tiles and
“Darsal, Essaouira. An Oasis of comfort offering a unique experience.”
Reviewed 9 Apr 2014
We enjoyed a near perfect holiday in this varied and interesting small coastal Moroccan town. The attractions were varied and we never tired of shopping for bargains in the Souk, walking along the be… More
Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay and found everything in good order. Fouad and Aieda will always to their best to help you enjoy your stay.
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Darsal was a perfect place to stay. It has been carefully restored with every attention to detail and with the rental person in mind. Fouad, the house manager, speaks good English and is always will… More
Reviewed 8 Jan 2013
We stayed here with our three young children in January 2013 and we all absolutely loved both the Riad and Essaouira.
Darsal is a beautiful Riad, extremely well located in a quiet part of the Medina,… More
This is our third year running visiting The Chapel. Every year we have a fantastic time. The Chapel is very well equipped and accommodates 10 people comfortably. It is always spotlessly clean and Marn… More
Hey, thank you! It was lovely having you back, you always treat the place so well AND you manage the recycling! Very trustworthy - thank you again and please come back next year (or before). Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
“Don't hesitate to stay here, it's perfection!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2015
We spent 2 weeks here and loved every second. The place is an incredible blend of old and new- modern finishing that respects the original building and though spacious seems really cosy. The top back … More
Thank you for your prompt review! Great feedback, thank you so much. Glad the two weeks went well and that you got to enjoy the space of Capel Cartref. Looking forward to you returning some time in the future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
“Home from home with added extras!”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
We have just returned from a perfect stay at the Capel Cartref. We stayed as a family of seven adults and two dogs. The chapel is beautifully refurbished, very clean and spacious. This place is ideal … More
Hi there and thank you very much for such positive feedback. It seems we could learn lots more about the local area from you. We are very glad you had a lovely break and that the chapel was spacious enough for all of you, as well as the two dogs. With regards to the frying pans, we are sorry we missed the original one's disappearance as we hate to inconvenience visitors at the chapel. Thank you for the 'heads up', we would very much welcome you back. Thank you for looking after it so well. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
“Beautiful, serene spot for relaxation and the perfect base for day trips!”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
La Amapola exceeded our expectations and was the perfect spot to spend our honeymoon! We enjoyed having a fully-serviced kitchen to prepare our own meals and loved having a private patio (partially s… More
“Friendly and welcoming - a great place for a relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2011
Ideal location - a couple of minutes walk to the local village where you can still get great tapas with every drink you order and only about an hour from both Almeria airport and Granada/Alhambra Pal… More
“Excellent location in a very pleasant village.”
Reviewed 24 Aug 2011
Peaceful just what we needed. Swimming pool few minutes walk away in the village. Easy access to surrounding areas ie. thermal baths, market and not too far from Granada if you want to sightsee.. 3 pu… More
Thanks very much, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the surrounding area. Hope to see you both again soon in the near future. Marc and Sam
Although Domaine du Breuil in Monts is strategically placed to visit the superb Loire Valley Castles, it is not the only raison that it is a special place. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy an imp… More
Many many thanks for your comment in different language which will help our futur guests. We hope to welcome you again once ...and earing you (or/and your husband)singing opera arias through the windows of the castle !
“Lovely charming place” We had a lovely short stay here, great relaxing location, a bit in the sticks but that was all part of its charm! Good facilities and lovely huts, the only negative I would say is one of the sleeping huts could do with a little
Upon arrival, my first impression was how cute it looks from the outside. A great level of attention has also been put into the decoration both outside and inside. It looked better than on the picture… More
“BOAT WAS A FABULOUS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR US” I organised the trip for my brothers, in laws and couple of friends, we are all in the 45-55 age category and really just enjoyed renting the whole boat to ourselves. We cooked on board, however, the
Having already been to Barcelona before we already knew what to expect from the area, the port itself was well located for our purposes and we ended up hardly leaving as the boat was so comfortable an… More
“The best few days anyone could ask for”
Reviewed 18 Jun 2013
Such a beautiful boat, in a great location and wonderfully stocked up. Had such a lovely time, Cas and Irene's tapas on the first day made it the luxurious holiday I was after. We were out there for a… More
Reviewed 11 Oct 2013
A unique place to stay,with the most attentive and knowledgable host. If you get chance go and stay on board.… 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
“This was a fabulous place to stay!” We truly enjoyed our stay in this Mani Castle. To be living in an ancient but modernized place was magical. The owners very generously left our refrigerator stocked with wine, beer, olive oil and watermelon (to nam
Well what to say if you want quirky and peace full this is the place to go ! Mani is an amazing place in Greece its full of architecture and history but with the added bonus of these mini style castle… More
Dear Matt many thanks for your kind review. As you were our first guest in the castle, you will always stay in our hearts. Hope to see you again on our castle.
We had such a lovely time at Shepards huts, we stayed for 2 nights but could of easily stayed longer.
The accommodation was very warm and cosy. Views were fabulous and the hot tub topped it off. The … More
Many thanks for your review and comments. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and the hot tub has been really enjoyed by all the guests and these cold clear evenings.
Thanks again and best wishes for the New Year.
Reviewed 19 Oct 2016
I booked this for me and my partner, we have never experienced anything like shepherds huts. They were lovely , the views were amazing. The owner was very friendly and helpful.we would definitely reco… More
Thank you very much for your review and comments. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Many thanks again, Adrianne
Reviewed 17 Feb 2017
The host the the view was excellent nice and quiet with everything you need to have a fantastic stay. Would definitely be coming again.… More
Thank you very much for taking time to write a review and so glad everything was ok. Hope to see you again soon.
Many thanks Adrianne
Not far from home but tucked away from society. A warm fire, wildlife and generous breakfast supply. A great place to read a book and keep the fire going (Ours was a winter stay) The perfect antidote … More
“Cozy, comfort, romance, nature”
Reviewed 2 Jun 2015
Absolutely the loveliest place I have stayed with my boyfriend. Snug shepherd hut, cozy wood burner, romantic fairy lights and candles, loved the hot tub and set in beautiful bluebell wood. We could r… More
“Secluded, picturesque, perfect and with a hot tub!”
Reviewed 5 Apr 2016
At the time of writing this we have already booked our second visit, and a weekend for our son. Joanna, our host, was lovely and friendly and provided us with a 'breakfast basket' plus a cake for my … More