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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 yurt in Vieussan

Herault / Vieussan

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“a true haven” La Source is an ideal place to get away from it all : just the sound of birds and crickets, the perfume of wild mint and thym, the sight of a starstrewn sky. The wild garden and splendid view can be seen from inside the yourte which i
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from £49 / night

£325 / week

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from £49 / night

(1) Excellent 

8

Yurt rental in Compreignac

Haute-Vienne / Compreignac

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £84 / night

£435 / week

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from £84 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Castle rental in Clermont l'Herault with swimming pool

Clermont l'Herault / Puilacher

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £615 / night

£2544 - £3505 / week

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from £615 / night

(11) Excellent 

17

Holiday houseboat rental

Torridge / Holsworthy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £81 / night

£500 - £830 / week

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from £81 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Oost-knollendam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Oost-knollendam

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Houseboat for relaxation and with exellent view.” We spend 6 days on Humpy Dumpy. It was a great place to arrive home to after exploriating northern Holland during the day. I would have liked to have more time on the boat. using the bikes and renting
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from £220 / night

£878 - £965 / week

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from £220 / night

(12) Excellent 

17

Holiday shepherds hut in Watchfield

Burnham-On-Sea / Watchfield

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Relaxing Break” Fantastic ... no TV, time to relax, great base to explore from! Sally and her husband have made a little slice of heaven, lovely furnished hut, friendly chickens and peace! People thought that the pictures we took of our sup
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from £50 / night

£250 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Holiday shepherds hut in Godshill

Isle of Wight / Godshill

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 57 minutes

from £75 / night

20

Holiday converted chapel with swimming pool, golf nearby in Gordes

Luberon / Gordes

7 16 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £489 / night

£3422 - £5176 / week

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from £489 / night

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Holiday beach hut with shared pool in Cumbuco

Caucaia / Cumbuco

6 14 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £79 / night

£1182 - £3386 / week

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avg. 1 hour 43 minutes

from £79 / 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 £75 / night

£522 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

11

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

(7) Excellent 

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Ripoll holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Ripoll

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £300 / night

£1308 - £3071 / week

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from £300 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam / Masaki Peninsula

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Stu Berry yacht trip August 2011” Loved every minute of it. Chilled and superb trip. Great country, and perfect place to travel by yacht. Wonderful crew.
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from £945 / night

£6615 / week

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from £945 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday tower rental

Montreuil-sur-Mer / Montreuil

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Car not necessary
“A perfect stay” La Tour is a delight. Beautifully decorated, wonderfully quiet and I would recommend it without hesitation, although because of the windy stairs it would not be good for people with mobility issues. This really is a jewel.
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from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

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Holiday castle in Faggeto Lario

Lake Como / Faggeto Lario

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £571 / night

£3509 / week

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from £571 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Chateau-Gontier

Mayenne / Chateau-Gontier

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £97 / night

£562 / week

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from £97 / night

(8) Excellent 

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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
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £197 / night

£1373 / week

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avg. 45 minutes

from £197 / night

(10) Excellent 

17

Espagnac holiday boathouse rental

Correze / Espagnac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £123 / night

£860 - £1106 / week

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from £123 / night

(9) Very Good 

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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

(28) Very Good 

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Holiday beach hut in Strangford

County Down / Strangford

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect hideaway” Beautifully located amazing views especially on a sunny clear day. Hosts were extremely welcoming and informed us of everything that was going on in the village. Cabin is spotless clean something different if you don't fancy a hotel.
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from £65 / night

£455 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £65 / 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 £220 / night

£1404 - £1930 / week

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from £220 / night

29

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

£308 - £400 / week

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from £44 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Cagliari

Province of Cagliari / Cagliari

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning

from £53 / night

£351 / week

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from £53 / night

20

Holiday watermill in Landerneau

Finistere / Landerneau

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £141 / night

£483 - £693 / week

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avg. 3 hours 19 minutes

from £141 / 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 - £650 / week

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from £58 / night

19

Yacht letting in Porto San Giorgio

Province of Fermo / Porto San Giorgio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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(4) Very Good 

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Holiday trullo with swimming pool in Ceglie Messapica

Ceglie Messapica / Contrada Olmo

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£615 - £2711 / week

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from £115 / night

15

Holiday cave house in Ilha de Itaparica

State of Bahia / Ilha de Itaparica

5 15 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £394 / night

£2363 / week

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from £394 / night

23

Yacht accommodation in Karfas

Chios / Karfas

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £229 / night

£1597 - £2764 / week

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from £229 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday riad in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great views, location, rooms and food” We rented the whole villa for two couples (and when we realised there was another bedroom we offered that to our guide, who gratefully took up the offer, by the way we used Morocco Expert Tours, they were great -
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from £132 / night

£878 / week

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avg. 2 hours 14 minutes

from £132 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in El Barrio

Province of Alicante / El Barrio

2 2 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Car not necessary

from £44 / night

£264 / week

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avg. 1 hour 33 minutes

from £44 / night

29

Perama, Rethymnon holiday beach hut rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Perama, Rethymnon

17 50 1 night min

  • 17 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boathouse accommodation in Leiden with shared pool

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Come for the View, Stay for the Tranquility” We enjoyed a long weekend at the WaterNest in late April and wished we could have stayed longer. With a beautiful view of the Dutch countryside (Windmills included) we found it a tranquil refuge great for
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from £132 / night

£878 - £2193 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £132 / night

11

Cave house accommodation in Douro Valley with swimming pool

Northern Portugal / Douro Valley

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £76 / night

£527 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Yurt rental in Bischofszell

Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £47 / night

£269 - £661 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £47 / night

(33) Excellent 

24

Lighthouse rental in Belmullet

Belmullet / Erris

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“a remote location of truly beautiful landscape, and a wonderful welcome!” a remote location of truly beautiful landscape, surrounded by sandy beaches, a superb farm and a wonderful welcome!
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from £110 / night

£395 - £768 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo in Locorotondo

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £185 / night

£1053 / week

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from £185 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £136 / night

£878 - £1167 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £136 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday beach hut in Canford Cliffs

Poole / Canford Cliffs

1 1 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Felt like being in the med !” Fab view and private being wnd of row next to kiosk for drinks and snacks and very near tp the toilet block.
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from £20 / night

£100 - £150 / week

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from £20 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Esposende holiday watermill rental

Esposende / Apulia

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £81 / night

£562 - £856 / week

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