Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1403)

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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12

Patu / Marina San Gregorio

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£176 - £702 / week

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from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Maine et Loire / Saumur

7 12 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £325 / night

£1843 - £2106 / week

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from £325 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in St. Ouen

Jersey / St. Ouen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Barge Aground is a boat-shaped seaside folly built in the 1930's has direct access to the beautiful bay of St Ouen's. The property sits in the rugged landscape of the dunes in Jersey's only national park, close to the nature reserve.  …see more

from £230 / night

£1179 - £1877 / week

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from £230 / night

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Lake Como / Nesso

3 7 3 nights min

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

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from £158 / night

£1106 / week

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from £158 / night

(10) Excellent 

40

Sorrento / Central Sorrento

1 3 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

from £220 / night

£1509 - £2992 / week

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from £220 / night

(19) Excellent 

18

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

£325 - £725 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

66

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
**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, a  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

(36) Excellent 

17

Holiday windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Unusual, quirky and homely” We had a lovely couple of days at the Mill - a real home from home! The children loved sleeping in a windmill! Stunning location, only a couple of miles from the sandy beaches of Winterton and Sea Palling. Well worth a visi  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) 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
It is almost impossible to talk about Lanzarote without a reference to the sea. To enjoy a unique experience staying onboard a sailing yacht slightly and sweetly rocked by the sea is something that we will remember our entire life. Enjoy a different holiday!<br />  …see more

from £53 / night

£369 - £516 / week

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from £53 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday tree house in Whippingham

Isle of Wight / Whippingham

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Stunning” If you want something that is a little bit different, but also want quality ... then this is the place. We spent a fabulous week at the Treehouse. What an amazing place. The location is great, literally 15mins from the East Cowes ferry, w  …see more

from £150 / night

£550 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / 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

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from £107 / night

£746 - £1843 / week

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from £107 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £176 / night

£1229 / week

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from £176 / night

(2) Excellent 

23

Province of Brindisi / Latiano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £44 / night

£308 - £584 / week

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from £44 / 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
The Old Chapel, Mastergeehy is nestled in the valley close to the River Inny famous for its salmon and trout fishing. The property has a grand dining hall with open plan fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar that seats 6. The lounge (with open fire) and entrance hall  …see more

from £150 / night

£1150 / week

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from £150 / 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 totally relaxing haven.” My husband and I had a fantastic holiday at the Old Grain Store. The accomodation is lovely - really spacious and the surrounding grounds are just idyllic. Over the fortnight we stayed I think we tried out every deckchair...  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min

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

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from £79 / night

£492 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday converted chapel in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
“Cosy” The pace was a bit small but idea for a long weekend. The owners were really helpful, good facilities on site, Marvellous area to stay espacecially if you want to surf...can imagine it gets really busy during peak season though. Will be back  …see more

from £80 / night

£490 - £595 / week

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from £80 / night

(16) Excellent 

23

Converted chapel rental in St. Fillans with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent cottage” Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little location with great walks around th  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £800 / week

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from £121 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

East Grinstead holiday shepherds hut rental

East Grinstead / TurnersHill

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Private garden
Our hut includes; double bed, seating area, underfloor heating, antique stove, fridge, TV, DVD player, kitchenette , shower room, toilet, decking, countryside views, close to local attractions/pubs/national trust sites/heritage sites and only 40 minutes from the beach.  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

46

San Diego holiday houseboat rental

California / San Diego

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Enjoy 2 Kayaks and a Paddle Boat, plus 2 Bikes. We have over 70 ratings with 5 stars each on another site. We are also on FaceBook, search SDPelicanPlace.  …see more

from £205 / night

£1429 / week

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from £205 / night

21

Ardeche / Lamastre

3 30 1 night min

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

 …see more

from £97 / night

£636 / week

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from £97 / night

18

Coochiemudlo Island holiday beach hut accommodation

Redland City / Coochiemudlo Island

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
This is what holidays used to be. Enjoy the cool retro vibe of the units, safe beaches, easy walks, hire a tinny, a bicycle or paddle ski. You can even play golf and tennis on the island.<br />Take your car on the barge or enjoy a five minute stroll from the ferry  …see more

from £75 / night

£371 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Holiday castle in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Garden Apartment is a lovely 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. It is located near the small rural hamlet of Rosudgeon, surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance bay to St Michael'  …see more

from £100 / night

£328 - £1091 / week

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from £100 / night

9

Indre / La Chatre

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £71 / night

£439 / week

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from £71 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Holiday cave house in Freila

Province of Granada / Freila

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“A little slice of heaven” What a wonderful wonderful place to stay. Freila is a gorgeous slice of rustic Spanish charm, and Madi & Graeme's cave house was the perfect place for us to spend a holiday. Charming, very clean, had everything we needed, and  …see more

from £29 / night

£195 / week

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from £29 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday boathouse in Sillon

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sillon

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
dock rent for a memorable stay in the shops, restaurants and beaches of Intra Muros downtown. Rooms, toilet and bathroom. Stop on the gastronomic route of Mont Saint-Michel, near Cancale and Dinard  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 / week

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from £62 / night

(148) Very Good 

15

Holiday houseboat in Alappuzha

Kerala / 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  …see more

from £250 / night

£1476 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Average 

25

Lot / Cajarc

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £62 / night

£430 - £1316 / week

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from £62 / night

(10) Excellent 

22

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £106 / night

£664 / week

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from £106 / night

(4) Excellent 

15

Holiday boathouse rental

Oban / Argyll

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Right above our little private harbour is Boat House West . Down stairs is a large bed room, which can be set up as two singles or a king size bed. En suite is the bath room with a large roll in shower, toilet and sink. Gourmet kitchen, dinning area, sitting area with o  …see more

from £160 / night

£1100 - £1400 / week

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from £160 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 3 nights min

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

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from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Celra

Province of Girona / Celra

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals. The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rollin  …see more

from £50 / night

£4825 - £5264 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

St. Ouen holiday fort rental

St. Ouen / St Ouen's Bay

1 12 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Kempt Tower is a truly unique holiday let for up to 12 guests; located a stones throw from the beach in the grassy dunes of St Ouen, close to National Trust Wetlands and surf schools this is the perfect property for both nature lovers and the adventurous. <br />K  …see more

from £326 / night

£1234 - £2405 / week

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from £326 / night

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Kimito Island / Dragsfjard

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £88 / night

£527 / week

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from £88 / 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
Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom) 2 bathrooms Private pool, walking distance to Pollensa old Town, New stone house, Secure car Parking  …see more

from £106 / night

£737 - £1299 / week

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from £106 / night

22

Holiday tipi/teepee in Hodgen

Oklahoma / Hodgen

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Get in touch with nature in a one of a kind experience! Stay in our private, peaceful 27 ft custom Tipi. Sits at the base of Winding Stair Mtn. in "True Grit" Country, surrounded by the Ouachita Nat'l Forest on 3 sides. Sleeps 4, one queen size bed &  …see more

from £123 / night

£855 / week

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from £123 / night

(10) Excellent 

9

Holiday yurt in Rhydwyn

Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Exactly what we were looking for! Completely surprised when we turned up. Massive secluded area to ourselves. With a fire pit and bbq. All wood, coal and firelighters supplied. The yurt was amazing easily fitting 4. With room outside for a  …see more

from £80 / night

£540 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in Eastling

Faversham / Eastling

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful Shepherds hut situated in parkland of stunning Historic Manor with the luxury of its own ensuite shower and loo. Sleeping up to 2 children under 10 FOC. Wonderful walks and lots to see and do. Cook your own breakfast, have it in the Manor or delivered to you  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £2000 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) 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
A small corner of paradise located just 3 minutes away from the town of Martina Franca,this wonderful location offers you up to 3 beds, 2 bathrooms, pool with water games, large covered parking, air conditioning, heating system and free wifi.  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £1053 / week

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from £57 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Yurt rental in Poundsgate

Dartmoor National Park / Poundsgate

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
Get back to nature in a traditional Mongolian yurt on Dartmoor in Devon. Enjoy a unique and magical experience. Each of our two yurts is totally private with its own rustic kitchen, compost toilet, shower and firepit. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity!  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 / week

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from £105 / night