Unusual holiday homes | Tree houses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1413)

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.

View larger map

Also consider

Luxury Villas
2,684 properties
Coastal Cottages
222 properties
Pet Friendly Cottages
27,095 properties
Romantic Breaks
3,207 properties
Group Holidays
17,143 properties
Log Cabin Holidays
238 properties
Rural Retreats
12,438 properties
City Breaks
8,475 properties
Holiday Cottages
17,239 properties
Villas in Spain
11,248 properties
Villas in Tenerife
707 properties
Gites in France
8,131 properties
Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
2,983 properties
London Holiday Apartments
941 properties
Florida Villas
905 properties
Villas in Ibiza
349 properties
Villas in Portugal
4,126 properties
Villas in Turkey
2,202 properties
Villas in Malta
455 properties
Lake District Cottages
940 properties

No dates Enter dates for accurate prices -

Adults, Children

Enter dates for more accurate prices

Payment Protection
To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. We can’t protect your payment if you don’t pay through us. Learn more

1,413 Holiday homes

Filters applied: Water sports

(5) Excellent 

21

Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £115 / night

(20) Very Good 

23

Holiday castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Our own private castle!” The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy and convenient walk to both
…see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 16 minutes

from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

24

Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £80 / night

(34) Excellent 

23

Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £174 / night

£999 - £2675 / week

Book View

from £174 / night

(3) Excellent 

27

Holiday beach hut in Yelapa

Costalegre / Yelapa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£350 - £550 / week

Book View

from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

29

Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic spot with amazing pool. Short drive to great restaurants.” Beautiful remote spot yet only a 5 min.drive from Alberobello. We have never had a more perfect pool - fabulous temperate which made for numerous lazy days with happy kids. Comfortable
…see more

from £110 / night

£680 - £1290 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £110 / night

23

Holiday houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £263 / night

£1522 - £2284 / week

Book View

from £263 / night

(19) Excellent 

28

Holiday trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely modern trullo with a beautiful view” 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 Alison
…see more

from £100 / night

£685 - £1430 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £100 / night

(30) Excellent 

13

Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for a quiet break” 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 access to forest walks,
…see more

from £150 / night

£510 - £1255 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 14 minutes

from £150 / night

15

North Holland Province / Weesp

7 18 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £509 / night

£3560 / week

Book View

from £509 / night

(70) Excellent 

24

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
“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
…see more

from £199 / night

£1390 - £1975 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £199 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £227 / night

£1681 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

from £227 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

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+

from £68 / night

£589 - £824 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £68 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday trullo in Putignano

Province of Bari / Putignano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly

from £55 / night

£269 - £421 / week

Book View

from £55 / night

(34) Excellent 

16

Holiday boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Riverside Location” This is a great area of the country, plenty to do and loads of beautiful walks all around. The cottage itself was very peaceful, it was amazing to wake up and look out over the river each morning.
…see more

from £95 / night

£500 - £880 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 56 minutes

from £95 / night

(6) Excellent 

49

Rudyard holiday boathouse rental

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £298 / night

£1594 - £5794 / week

Enquire View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 29 minutes

from £298 / night

(51) Excellent 

22

Holiday villa rental

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 km
  • Child friendly
“Unique Boutique!” I stayed here with my family which included two little toddlers. They loved the space and having lots of room to run around in. For the adults it was also great fun with the cinema room and the beach area. (Which was great in the
…see more

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2500 / week

Book View

from £260 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Holiday watermill in Chauvigny

Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“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
…see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

29

Saint-Clementin holiday watermill rental

Deux-Sevres / Saint-Clementin

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £40 / night

£280 - £550 / week

Book View

from £40 / night

(13) Very Good 

6

Halong Bay holiday boathouse rental

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

14 2 1 night min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £184 / night

£1286 / week

Book View

from £184 / night

(54) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£400 - £550 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £75 / night

(34) Very Good 

17

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“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
…see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £618 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £43 / night

(11) Excellent 

11

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

from £105 / night

£550 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £105 / night

(33) Very Good 

18

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

£995 - £1360 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 1 hour 5 minutes

from £176 / night

32

Lake Como / Nesso

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £119 / night

£831 - £1187 / week

Book View

from £119 / night

(19) Excellent 

27

Holiday yurt in Earnley

West Sussex / Earnley

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous 3 nights” We have just returned from a three night stay at this fabulous yurt. Although it is October we were lovely and cosy with the brilliant log burner inside and there were facilities to make a nice cuppa. The bed was very comfortable an
…see more

from £42 / night

£294 / week

Book View

from £42 / night

(20) Excellent 

15

Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“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
…see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

34

Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £167 / night

£1167 / week

Book View

from £167 / night

(9) Very Good 

15

Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Tighnabruaich

Tighnabruaich / Kames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £49 / night

£270 - £366 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 3 hours 2 minutes

from £49 / night

24

Holiday trullo with swimming pool, golf nearby in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £169 / night

£1219 - £1849 / week

Book View

from £169 / night

21

Braunton holiday watermill rental

Devon / Braunton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £85 / night

£390 - £750 / week

Book View

from £85 / night

(3) Excellent 

31

Holiday trullo with shared pool, golf nearby in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£349 - £1177 / week

Book View

from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

13

Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at ease and in good sted fo
…see more

from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

Book View

from £251 / night

(18) Excellent 

27

Holiday yacht in Barcelona

Barcelona / Port Forum

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“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
…see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £250 / night

(12) Excellent 

43

Holiday beach hut in Dunster

Exmoor National Park / Dunster

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 24 minutes

from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Converted chapel rental in Ivybridge

Dartmoor National Park / Ivybridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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
…see more

from £105 / night

£595 - £1195 / week

Book View

Responds fast!
avg. 2 hours 7 minutes

from £105 / night

(19) Excellent 

20

Holiday converted chapel in Whitebrook

Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful accommodation & location for family get together” 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
…see more

from £100 / night

£651 - £1120 / week

Book View

from £100 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Loire Valley / Tours

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £195 / night

£1365 / week

Book View

from £195 / night

(36) Very Good 

21

Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace” Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved
…see more

from £86 / night

£300 - £618 / week

Book View

from £86 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Kerikeri

Bay of Islands / Kerikeri

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £92 / night

£548 - £1295 / week

Book View

from £92 / night

1