Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1420)

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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Cyclades / Amorgos

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

from £87 / night

£609 - £1096 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Dordogne / Daglan

4 8 7 nights min

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

from £106 / night

£740 - £1827 / week

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from £106 / night

(7) Very Good 

7

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
“Poppit Sands” Lovely views. Know the area well so lots of walking. Felt a bit cramped in the bedroom having to walk around the bed sideways. Enjoyed our stay.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £650 / week

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from £32 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Thorrington

Essex / Thorrington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful 'get away from it all' experience!” What a wonderful stay. The hide was beautiful, the location stunning, and the welcome warm. The ideal place to unwind and enjoy the outstanding views across the lake. Near enough to places of interest, sec  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 / week

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from £95 / night

(21) Excellent 

50

Holiday boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Best customer experience we have had with personal touchs. Lovely place highly recommend. We will be returning again.  …see more

from £225 / night

£1575 / week

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from £225 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£600 - £1025 / week

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from £120 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“The Count House, utterly perfect!” Whether you've your own transport or not, this is a perfect holiday getaway, for it's with in easy reach of the local train station (I came by public transport from London. It was a doddle). The accommodation is exac  …see more

from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday castle rental

North Brabant Province / Tilburg

5 13 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £153 / night

£1040 - £1666 / week

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from £153 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Holiday castle with swimming pool, tennis court in Passignano Sul Trasimeno

Province of Perugia / Passignano Sul Trasimeno

7 13 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely umbrian countryside weekend escape” We had experienced the borga castle over a past weekend escape to the umbrian countryside. Conveniently located between the lake and Perugia which offers a wide variety of different day trip options and local  …see more

from £957 / night

£6957 / week

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from £957 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Province of Lucca / Borgo a Mozzano

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £82 / night

£487 - £992 / week

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from £82 / night

(9) Excellent 

20

Boathouse rental in Llanbedrog

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£550 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Loch Portain

North Uist / Loch Portain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £58 / night

£400 - £575 / week

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from £58 / night

(19) Excellent 

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East Looe holiday converted chapel rental

Looe / East Looe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Amazing views.” Arrived to a very warm welcome by owners Linda and Gary. What a lovely place - like home from home. Exceptionally clean with a lovely homely feel. Very well equipped, had everything you need for a break away. Spectacular views across t  …see more

from £85 / night

£365 - £725 / week

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from £85 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Extremely comfortable” Really lovely apartment - light and bright and airy. Beautiful decorative accoutrements, very luxurious looking. We loved the massive corner bath, my son thought it was like a swimming pool! The sofa and the huge bed were incred  …see more

from £85 / night

£360 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Excellent 

33

Holiday yurt in Tokyo

Tokyo Prefecture / Tokyo

1 8 2 nights min

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

from £117 / night

£819 / week

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from £117 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Yacht rental in San Blas Islands

Guna Yala Region / San Blas Islands

5 8 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £404 / night

£2823 / week

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from £404 / night

15

North Holland Province / Weesp

7 18 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £435 / night

£3044 / week

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from £435 / night

9

Holiday tented camp in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £205 / night

£1435 / week

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from £205 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Correze / Collonges-la-Rouge

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £79 / night

£540 - £783 / week

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from £79 / night

(18) Average 

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Holiday converted chapel in Belper

Derbyshire / Belper

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£1295 - £2245 / week

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from £300 / night

(19) Very Good 

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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 £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Languidic

Morbihan / Languidic

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly

from £86 / night

£602 - £750 / week

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from £86 / 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

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from £260 / night

(9) Very Good 

11

Holiday castle in Vireux-Wallerand

Ardennes / Vireux-Wallerand

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £331 / night

£1679 - £1761 / week

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from £331 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Mondolfo

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£596 - £657 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Very Good 

26

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £96 / night

£609 - £1131 / week

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from £96 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday shepherds hut in Alvescot

Burford / Alvescot

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £99 / night

£500 / week

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from £99 / night

(33) Very Good 

16

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

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Haute-Vienne / Limoges

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £196 / night

£953 - £2018 / week

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from £196 / night

(2) Very Good 

16

Maret / Lamai Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £66 / night

£431 - £487 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday tower in Pollenca

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £105 / night

£731 - £1287 / week

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from £105 / night

(39) Very Good 

24

Holiday houseboat in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

50 50 1 night min

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £146 / night

£2146 / week

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from £146 / night

(28) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Loved every thing about the cottage , it was so light and airy and spotless ,the first thing I always check is the Bedding !! it was perfect absolutely spotless and comfy , as my husband and I are 74 and 78 the only problem for us was access  …see more

from £200 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Waterville

County Kerry / Waterville

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £150 / night

£1150 / week

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from £150 / night

38

Holiday beach hut in General Luna

Siargao Island / General Luna

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly

from £9 / night

£68 / week

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from £9 / night

24

Holiday castle in Courtenay

Loiret / Courtenay

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £244 / night

£1305 / week

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from £244 / night

(12) Excellent 

40

Yacht accommodation in Puerto Calero

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect!” I arrived in Puerto Calero by boat, having sailed from Spain via Morocco. I wanted to stay for a longer period in Puerto Calero so booked Vientos Del Sur after a recommendation from a friend. A perfect choice. The boat is comfortable with an  …see more

from £53 / night

£366 - £512 / week

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from £53 / night

(12) Excellent 

15

Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £109 / night

£574 - £940 / week

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from £109 / night

(8) Excellent 

24

Trullo rental in Cisternino with swimming pool

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £536 / night

£3750 - £6950 / week

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from £536 / night

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