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Unusual holiday homes (1445)

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 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
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from £180 / night

£995 - £1360 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £180 / night

(66) 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
“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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from £40 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Beach hut rental in Marseille

Bouches-du-Rhone / Marseille

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £110 / night

£768 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday tower in Triggianello

Province of Bari / Triggianello

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £176 / night

£1229 / week

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from £176 / night

(5) Excellent 

11

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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avg. 3 hours 48 minutes

from £200 / night

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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

(24) Excellent 

19

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

19

Holiday watermill in Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo District / Viana do Castelo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £106 / night

£658 - £834 / week

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from £106 / night

(37) Excellent 

24

Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th
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from £90 / night

£430 - £992 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht with shared pool in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Marina Rubicon

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful” We had a fantastic one week holiday,the location was stunning and plenty of restaurants to choose from although we found Lani's the best. Jorge and Raquel are lovely and so friendly.
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from £85 / night

£590 - £983 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ceglie Messapica holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

from £101 / night

£702 - £878 / week

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from £101 / night

(9) Excellent 

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37

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Santa Lucia, Monopoli

Monopoli / Santa Lucia, Monopoli

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“What a fabulous place to stay” We had the best time at this wonderfully appointed unique holiday home. The pool was cleaned everyday for our own use, the grounds around the trulli were quiet without being miles away from our sightseeing days out. The
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from £93 / night

£615 - £1360 / week

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avg. 52 minutes

from £93 / night

13

Chavenat holiday yurt rental

Charente / Chavenat

3 15 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£351 / week

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from £71 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Windmill rental in Tripiti

Milos / Tripiti

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Three wonderful days in a wonderful place.” We had a great stay at the windmill. Everything was very clean and furnished with great attention to detail. The kitchen was fully equipped and cold soft drinks and beer were provided when we arrived. The ve
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from £76 / night

£527 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £76 / night

(3) Very Good 

29

Alvaraes holiday watermill rental

Viana do Castelo / Alvaraes

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£279 - £496 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

22

Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £351 / night

£2632 - £3071 / week

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avg. 3 hours 33 minutes

from £351 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp rental

Ariege / Belloc

1 50 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £9 / night

£53 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £9 / night

97

Holiday trullo in Selva

Fasano / Selva

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £132 / night

£737 - £1079 / week

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from £132 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cave house with swimming pool in Vitrac

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
“Loved it! Authentic. Friendly.So much better than a hotel” The house is very comfortable , with a traditional touch to it .It is well kept. Owner is friendly and always ready to help with tips and suggestions to discover the area and enjoy the surro
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from £97 / night

£790 - £965 / week

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from £97 / night

(6) Very Good 

33

Tented camp rental in Groningen City

Groningen / Groningen City

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£483 - £584 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

from £71 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut in Pantano do Sul

Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min

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

from £119 / night

£827 / week

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avg. 1 hour 18 minutes

from £119 / night

(9) Excellent 

10

Holiday tree house accommodation

Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £142 / night

£700 - £1071 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £142 / night

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Holiday cave house in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Child friendly

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(9) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Colares holiday windmill rental

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 4 Min stay varies

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

Certificate of Excellence

from £58 / night

£400 - £768 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £58 / 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

(17) Excellent 

14

Holiday tented camp in Alstonefield

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

1 12 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great fun” We (4 lads) came to the peaks to do a couple of decent walks, and were incredibly impressed with the standard of the barn......dry and surprisingly warm even before getting the log burner going! Plenty of space for parking and an outside BB
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from £102 / night

£714 / week

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from £102 / 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

£80 / week

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from £12 / night

(7) Excellent 

18

Holiday tree house rental

East Sussex / Mayfield

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £204 / night

£1428 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £204 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo in Locorotondo

Locorotondo / Contini

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely trulli in a great location” We spent 10 days at this lovely trulli in the Puglia countryside. The trulli had all we needed for our stay and the owners were very friendly and gave suggestions of places to visit. The trulli was well positioned t
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from £62 / night

£395 - £906 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Province of Brindisi / Ceglie Messapica

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £147 / night

£1022 - £2043 / week

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from £147 / night

(1) Excellent 

30

Pointe-Noire holiday tree house rental

Basse-Terre Island / Pointe-Noire

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £88 / night

£615 - £799 / week

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avg. 2 hours 37 minutes

from £88 / night

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Boathouse rental in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £119 / night

£827 / week

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from £119 / night

(42) 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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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

from £125 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Cisternino

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great Location” My family and I rented this property in July and it was wonderful! The description in accurate and offer exactly what you would expect from this magical place. It is perfectly in the middle of the Apulian countryside and offers the per
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from £138 / night

£965 - £1229 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £138 / 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 £113 / night

£790 - £1299 / week

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avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

from £113 / night

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Holiday windmill letting

Cape Cod / Centerville

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £958 / night

£6700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 45 minutes

from £958 / 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

14

Tented camp rental in Saint-Priest-les-Fougeres

Dordogne / Saint-Priest-les-Fougeres

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

from £40 / night

£266 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday yurt with golf nearby in La Bastide

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / La Bastide

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £79 / night

£308 / week

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from £79 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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
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from £965 / night

£7018 / week

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from £965 / night