Unusual holiday homes ❘ Tree houses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1438)

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 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
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from £100 / night

£651 - £1120 / week

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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

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Holiday castle rental

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £97 / night

£636 / week

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from £97 / night

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £62 / night

£351 - £1062 / week

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from £62 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

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
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £16 / night

£111 / week

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from £16 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Mission Beach holiday beach hut rental

Queensland / Mission Beach

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £167 / night

£1072 - £1364 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £167 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Pontivy holiday yurt rental

Morbihan / Pontivy

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £66 / night

£360 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £66 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Martina Franca

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £57 / night

£395 - £1053 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Average 

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Playa Paraiso holiday cave house rental

Murcia / Playa Paraiso

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £36 / night

£154 - £395 / week

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from £36 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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 £58 / night

£281 - £439 / week

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from £58 / night

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Beach hut rental in Hossegor with golf nearby

Landes / Hossegor

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £115 / night

£1193 - £2500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 27 minutes

from £115 / 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 - £755 / week

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avg. 2 hours 55 minutes

from £86 / night

(24) Excellent 

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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+
“An idyllic place !” We have spent a wonderful relaxing week in this beautiful place - so many scenic spots,by the river- we were spoilt for choice!Moulin de la ronde is a haven for wildlife and we were lucky enough to see kingfishers,hoopoe,and otters
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from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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avg. 1 hour 52 minutes

from £65 / night

(37) Very Good 

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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
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from £100 / night

£350 - £618 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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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 £54 / night

£365 - £1229 / week

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from £54 / 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
  • Car not necessary
“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 £259 / night

£1812 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £259 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Marrakech

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £88 / night

£483 / week

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from £88 / night

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Holiday castle accommodation

Province of Livorno / Venturina

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £1255 / night

£8772 - £17544 / week

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from £1255 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Daglan holiday watermill rental

Dordogne / Daglan

4 8 7 nights min

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

from £82 / night

£571 - £1579 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £82 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Latiano holiday trullo accommodation

Province of Brindisi / Latiano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely trullo set in the middle of an olive grove!” We had a great holiday staying at Trullo Latiano. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Our flight arrived quite late and they had left pizza, biscuits and a bottle of homemade cherry liqueur
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from £50 / night

£344 / week

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from £50 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect holiday” We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as you walk through the door. It
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from £1100 / night

£4200 - £5250 / week

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from £1100 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1810 - £2160 / week

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26

Holiday castle in Esparron de Verdon

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Esparron de Verdon

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

15

Windmill rental in Ellewoutsdijk

Zeeland Province / Ellewoutsdijk

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£746 / week

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from £125 / night

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Holiday beach hut in Cortegaca

Aveiro District / Cortegaca

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£473 / week

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from £68 / night

8

Holiday yacht in Loano

Italian Riviera / Loano

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £27 / night

£965 - £1180 / week

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from £27 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Leiden holiday houseboat rental

South Holland Province / Leiden

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly

from £104 / night

£698 - £808 / week

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avg. 1 hour 35 minutes

from £104 / night

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Holiday tented camp in Wanaka

Otago Region / Wanaka

1 2 1 night min

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

from £175 / night

£1224 / week

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from £175 / night

32

Nesso holiday watermill rental

Lake Como / Nesso

3 7 Min stay varies

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

from £123 / night

£860 - £1229 / week

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from £123 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday tower rental

Charente / Brossac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peace &tranquility!” My partner and I stayed at the Tower house just a few weeks ago. We were welcomed by Susan & Dennis, who were very informative throughout our stay & the wonderful shadow...who I'm sure would have talked to us also, if he was able
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from £73 / night

£360 - £439 / week

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avg. 1 hour 8 minutes

from £73 / 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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(7) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut with shared pool in Armacao dos Buzios

State of Rio de Janeiro / Armacao dos Buzios

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £79 / night

£473 - £760 / week

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avg. 3 hours 35 minutes

from £79 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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

£80 / week

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from £12 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel with golf nearby in Morfa Bychan

Porthmadog / Morfa Bychan

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“first class pet friendly cottage in good position” used cottage as base to visit surrounding area.very pleased with the amenities. Clean and well equipped could not fault,had a very pleasant few days.
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from £45 / night

£300 - £585 / week

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avg. 2 hours 21 minutes

from £45 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday tree house in Aveiro

Aveiro District / Aveiro

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £49 / night

£338 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £49 / night

(182) Very Good 

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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 £241 / night

£1418 / week

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from £241 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Ortigia

Syracuse / Ortigia

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Excellent 

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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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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £99 / night

(66) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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
“Beautiful quaint rural” We had a lovely week in the cottage, romantic retreat away from the hussle n bussel of the town where we lived. We drove 30-40 min drive to Dartmoor and then looe beach on various days but there are short walks from cottage, id
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from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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avg. 53 minutes

from £40 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Muiden holiday boathouse rental

North Holland Province / Muiden

3 14 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £198 / night

£1382 / week

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from £198 / night

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