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Unusual holiday homes (1411)

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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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
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from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(18) Excellent 

25

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
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from £52 / night

£363 - £604 / week

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from £52 / night

(87) Excellent 

30

Stoke Ferry holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing property” We’re just back from an amazing stay at The Old Mill where we were celebrating a hen weekend. What an amazing property! So spacious and incredible bathrooms. The heated pool was a huge hit and we loved the huge kitchen. Gary and Sand
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from £190 / night

£2500 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(1) Excellent 

6

Zagorze Slaskie holiday beach hut rental

Lower Silesia Province / Zagorze Slaskie

2 4 1 night min

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

from £35 / night

£259 / week

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from £35 / 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 £90 / night

£538 - £1272 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

Beach hut rental in Keta

Volta Region / Keta

2 8 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £12 / night

£79 / week

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from £12 / night

(12) Excellent 

19

Holiday converted chapel in Ballyshannon

County Donegal / Ballyshannon

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £72 / night

£345 - £552 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt in Saint-Priest-Bramefant

Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Priest-Bramefant

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£475 - £837 / week

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from £87 / night

(12) 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

Certificate of Excellence

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Tours holiday castle rental

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 £199 / night

£1388 / week

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from £199 / night

(5) Very Good 

22

Narrowboat rental in Draveil

Essonne / Draveil

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne” We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and win
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from £173 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £173 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Houseboat rental in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £225 / night

£1569 / week

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from £225 / night

(2) Excellent 

29

Holiday boathouse in Metz

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £57 / night

£327 - £431 / week

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from £57 / night

(15) Excellent 

18

Holiday windmill in Crosby

Merseyside / Crosby

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£1800 - £3000 / week

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from £300 / night

(19) Excellent 

33

Holiday converted chapel with golf nearby in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful accommodation - would highly recommend!” My family and I stayed in The Chapel and Well Cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottages were lovely and had everything we needed. I would like to thank Suzanne for being so hospitable. She made s
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from £250 / night

£660 - £1160 / week

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from £250 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Luxury living on a yacht” Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers, and a well equipped kit
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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Middleton in Teesdale

Durham / Middleton in Teesdale

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £160 / night

£990 - £1470 / week

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from £160 / night

(7) Very Good 

17

Beuzeville holiday watermill rental

Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Yorkley holiday converted chapel rental

Forest of Dean / Yorkley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Great location” Our second year visiting the Old Chapel, it is perfectly situated for us walkers and cyclists, up a lane into the forest, has everything and more that a family could need whilst on holiday, home from home; this time we didn't use the l
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from £80 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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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
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from £255 / night

£1781 / week

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from £255 / night

(1) Excellent 

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 £173 / night

£1250 - £1897 / week

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from £173 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Holiday boathouse in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

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

from £134 / night

£863 - £1147 / week

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from £134 / night

11

Tented camp rental in Thenay with golf nearby

Loir-et-Cher / Thenay

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

28

Holiday yurt in Costa da Caparica

Setubal District / Costa da Caparica

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£302 - £393 / week

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from £44 / 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
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from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Holiday shepherds hut in Gateshead

Tyne and Wear / Gateshead

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £78 / night

£540 - £585 / week

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from £78 / night

10

Holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool

from £216 / night

£1380 - £1897 / week

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from £216 / night

(4) 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

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from £60 / night

(164) Very Good 

15

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolute value for money..!!!” We were a gang of 12 and we absolutely enjoyed our cruise in the houseboat. The houseboat was extremely clean and the staff was very courteous and very helpful and friendly. We were taken for a thoroughly relaxing cruise
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from £235 / night

£1385 / week

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from £235 / night

(3) Excellent 

18

Holiday boathouse with shared pool in Tuan Chau Island

Halong Bay / Tuan Chau Island

18 2 1 night min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £200 / night

£17354 - £18054 / week

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from £200 / night

15

Castle rental in Buehlertann

Baden-Württemberg / Buehlertann

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £69 / night

£363 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Very Good 

16

Holiday beach hut in Siargao Island

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights 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
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from £16 / night

£108 / week

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from £16 / night

(22) Very Good 

48

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
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from £99 / night

£390 / week

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from £99 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Mallacoota

Gippsland / Mallacoota

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£723 - £983 / week

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from £151 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool

from £750 / night

£4000 - £5300 / week

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from £750 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Fouesnant

Finistere / Fouesnant

9 50 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect campsite, beautiful beach....if the sun shines, could not ask for more!” Site is lovely. Tent and facilities were good. Beach and coastline is beautiful and not too crowded. Owners charming. Plenty to do with the kids and great for rock poolin
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from £188 / night

£1311 / week

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from £188 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Kudat

Sabah / Kudat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
“Blissfully quiet and beautiful.” If you want to get off the grid, and find somewhere truly beautiful away from the usual resorts full of people, then this is it. The chalet is simple yet comfortable, and the location and view are perfect. The chal
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from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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 £104 / night

£725 - £1276 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Callala Beach holiday beach hut rental

New South Wales / Callala Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Location” We had a wonderful weekend away in this great property. The lovely house is fully equipped and right on the spectacular Callala beach. Host was very also really helpful and included folder with sightseeing suggestions and maps. We
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from £121 / night

£845 / week

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from £121 / night

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Holiday tented camp in Fareham

Hampshire / Fareham

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£800 / week

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from £120 / night

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