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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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The Old Kirk - Dalguise converted chapel sleeps 9

Scotland / Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 bedroomsSleeps 9Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; Pets welcome;
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church  …see more

from £150 / night

£525 - £1210 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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New South Wales / Lennox Head

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
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from £103 / night

£0 / week

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from £103 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Tidelands Boathouse on the waterfront - Combeinteignhead boathouse sleeps 2

England / Devon / Combeinteignhead

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mani Castle Experience - Pagkia castle sleeps 10

Peloponnese / Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 bedroomsSleeps 107 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car essential;
For prices please email us! About the castle: An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views. Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries  …see more

from £67 / night

£463 - £977 / week

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from £67 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Moulin de la Ronde.....an exceptional location.

Poitou-Charentes / Vienne / Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 150 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Moulin de la Ronde with its toes in the Vienne, occupies 4 acres of river frontage with a private island accessible through the mill, where you can fish, bird watch or just relax. Friends, visitors and locals describe it as stunning. La Ronde consists of the owners�  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

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Liguria / Italian Riviera / Lavagna

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
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from £190 / night

£841 - £1387 / week

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from £190 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Hibiscus Beach Retreat - Kudat beach hut sleeps 4

Sabah / Kudat

1 bedroomSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
With a beautiful beach, amazing views and fresh, cosy furnishings, Hibiscus Beach Retreat offers barefoot luxury, privacy and exclusivity at its best!A world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. One private chalet engulfed by tropical plants...the soft whit  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Into The Woods Treehouse - Whippingham tree house sleeps 6

England / Isle of Wight / Whippingham

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Come and stay in a cosy and exciting little house in the trees. Fantastic for adventurous families, but equally wonderful as a romantic break for couples, or a quirky treat for groups of friends. Enjoy the privacy and peace of living right in the heart of nature.The Tr  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Old Trinity Church - Whitebrook converted chapel sleeps 8

Wales / South Wales / Monmouthshire / Whitebrook

3 bedroomsSleeps 87 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Pets welcome;
Old Trinity Church is a 5 min drive from the historic market town of Monmouth. Here you will find all your shopping needs. If you want to treat yourself, the village boasts its very own Michelin Starred restaurant, The Crown at Whitebrook.There are plenty of footpaths  …see more

from £89 / night

£622 - £1282 / week

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from £89 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Red Sky Shepherd's Hut - Broadway shepherds hut sleeps 2

England / Cotswolds / Broadway

1 bedroomSleeps 22 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pets welcome;
The newest addition to Manor Farm Glamping is Red Sky, our stunning Shepherd's Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub and BBQ shelter. Within this bespoke craftsm  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Boat Geanna - Henley-on-Thames houseboat sleeps 11

England / Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 bedroomsSleeps 113 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury 4 star Canal wide beam fitted to an exceptionally high standard. The interior is spacious with a fitted kitchen, complete with all mod coms (inc dishwasher) and beautiful open plan saloon/dining room.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1410 - £2435 / week

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from £250 / night

(32) Excellent 

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The Old Chapel, Slad - Slad converted chapel sleeps 10

England / Cotswolds / Stroud / Slad

4 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; Car advised; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior.Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it&  …see more

from £140 / night

£985 - £2622 / week

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from £140 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Beach Sun Retreat - Dymchurch villa sleeps 6

England / Kent / Dymchurch

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.001 km; Great for children of all ages ;
"Sunshine 247365", as featured in the Guardian and the Daily Mail Beach Sun Retreat uniquely offers the 'perfect beach and summer holiday' with guaranteed sunbathing 365 days a year! Occupying the ground floor of this former hotel, the property has  …see more

from £260 / night

£1200 - £2450 / week

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from £260 / night

(12) Excellent 

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The perfect trullo for up to 3 in Puglia with pool

Puglia / Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 bedroomsSleeps 3Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 25 km; Swimming pool;
Situated in a characteristic street of the countryside, 3 minutes away from the center of Martina Franca, this “trullo” stands for its romantic atmosphere and calm that you breathe outside, where you can dive in the swimming pool and admire the breathtaking view. A  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £812 / week

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from £43 / night

(16) Very Good 

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The GateHouse - Dover castle sleeps 4

England / Kent / Dover

1 bedroomSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

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Yucatan Peninsula / Quintana Roo / Riviera Maya / Xpu-Ha

1 bedroomSleeps 32 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car advised;
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from £123 / night

£802 - £936 / week

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from £123 / night

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Saronic Gulf Islands / Hydra / Kamini

1 bedroomSleeps 27 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £101 / night

£421 - £673 / week

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from £101 / night

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Playa Paraiso on the Mar Menor - Playa Paraiso cave house sleeps 7

Murcia / Playa Paraiso

3 bedroomsSleeps 7Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 200 km; Swimming pool;
A Modern style 2 floor house 200 meters from the beach with a rear patio area as well its own roof terrace and shared swimming pool. The lounge has a 32" Flat screen TV showing Spanish and English cable programmes including movies, sports and radio channels, a DVD playe  …see more

from £34 / night

£148 - £370 / week

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from £34 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Fairytale Castle: Private Lake, Pool, Gym & Cinema

Pays de la Loire / Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 bedroomsSleeps 14Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 150 km; Swimming pool;
**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, and ev  …see more

from £580 / night

£3500 - £4584 / week

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from £580 / night

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Lombardy / Province of Varese / Comabbio

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner;
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from £76 / night

£505 / week

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from £76 / night

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Magdalena Department / Santa Marta District / Taganga

2 bedroomsSleeps 61 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £41 / night

£0 / week

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from £41 / night

(3) Excellent 

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The Tranquil Water Mill - Languidic watermill sleeps 6

Brittany / Morbihan / Languidic

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This picturesque water mill is set in 6.5 acres of a tranquil park-like garden. A gentle stream flows through it. The natural woodland surrounding the garden provides complete privacy. Perfect for a writers retreat or for relaxing in peace and quiet in beautiful natural  …see more

from £55 / night

£400 - £950 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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South Aegean / Cyclades / Amorgos

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
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from £85 / night

£589 - £1059 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Lake District Ullswater Far Boathouse - Ullswater boathouse sleeps 2

England / Cumbria / Lake District / Ullswater

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded luxury roman  …see more

from £180 / night

£1551 - £2310 / week

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from £180 / night

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Houseboat Finland: Houseboat Comfort 32 m2/ 6 pers

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take  …see more

from £190 / night

£1513 - £2269 / week

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from £190 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Anglesey-yurts - Rhydwyn yurt sleeps 4

Wales / North Wales / Anglesey / Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 bedroomSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Great for children of all ages ;
A single yurt set in private enclosed area on a smallholding adjacent to an Area Of Outstanding Beauty and Heritage Coastline, walking distance to sandy cove, or 5 minute drive (free parking).The yurt has it's own shower room and kitchen with full-size cooker, frid  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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paradise beach shack, near Yelapa, Puerto Vallarta

Jalisco / Costalegre / Yelapa

1 bedroomSleeps 2Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Welcome to Casa de Pirata, a romantic, secluded beach shack set in the paradise private eco-preserve community of Los Chonchos, a twenty minute boat ride from Yelapa. The resort comprises twenty casas and a restaurant set in twenty five acres of jungle and three beautif  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £465 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Yucatan Peninsula / Quintana Roo / Riviera Maya / Xpu-Ha

1 bedroomSleeps 32 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Air conditioning;
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from £134 / night

£0 / week

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from £134 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Luxury Motor Yacht in Lymington - Lymington yacht sleeps 4

England / Hampshire / New Forest / Lymington

2 bedroomsSleeps 42 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
Your luxurious motor yacht is available on an accommodation only basis. She is located at the prettiest marina in Lymington with amazing sea views towards the Isle of Wight. She was commissioned in 2013 and is fitted out to the highest standard. Step through the glass  …see more

from £240 / night

£1680 / week

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from £240 / night

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Aquitaine / Gironde / Villandraut

2 bedroomsSleeps 41 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £59 / night

£332 / week

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from £59 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Kasteelvilla Oisterwijk - Tilburg castle sleeps 10

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 bedroomsSleeps 10Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Great for children of all ages ; Car not necessary;
This romantic castle villa is situated in an exceptionally beautiful setting, on the edge of a nature reserve with hiking and biking trails through woods, but also within walking distance (750meter) of the friendly Burgundian village square "The Lind". Beautif  …see more

from £169 / night

£1089 - £1425 / week

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from £169 / night

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Brittany / Finistere / Concarneau

2 bedroomsSleeps 5Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pets welcome; Private garden;
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from £51 / night

£328 - £593 / week

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from £51 / night

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Florida / Florida Keys / Key Largo

2 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
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from £77 / night

£917 - £1146 / week

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from £77 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Melin Frogwy - Bodffordd watermill sleeps 12

Wales / North Wales / Anglesey / Llangefni / Bodffordd

5 bedroomsSleeps 12Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Melin Frogwy has been a water mill since the 18th century. There has been a mill on the site since 1574. It stopped milling in 1948 and was converted into a house that provides self-catering five bedroom accommodation for 10/12 people. Renovations completed in 2013 mean  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £100 / night

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Puglia / Province of Bari / Triggianello

3 bedroomsSleeps 6Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Great for children of all ages ;
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from £135 / night

£841 - £1681 / week

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from £135 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Stunning Trulli With Pool, Views, Air Con, WiFi

Puglia / Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 bedroomsSleeps 4Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool;
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £1195 / week

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from £95 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Alaska / Wrangell

1 bedroomSleeps 21 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
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from £89 / night

£504 / week

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from £89 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Central Argentina / Province of Buenos Aires / Tigre

4 bedroomsSleeps 81 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
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from £30 / night

£230 / week

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from £30 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Houseboat Pride of Leyden. - Leiden houseboat sleeps 3

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 bedroomsSleeps 33 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 27 km; Great for children of all ages ;
PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR EXACT PRICES FOR 1, 2 AND 3 PERSONS Houseboat Pride of Leyden is fully equipped with every comfort, from a well stocked kitchen, to central heating and air conditioning, a TV and Wifi internet, and a veranda with a spectacular view. The main be  …see more

from £100 / night

£669 / week

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from £100 / night

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Veraguas Province / Isla de Coiba

2 bedroomsSleeps 122 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
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from £62 / night

£459 / week

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from £62 / night

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