Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1397)

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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Agadir / Tamraght

4 10 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

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Loir-et-Cher / Thenay

2 4 1 night min

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

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from £70 / night

£487 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

40

Vientos del Sur Boat-Hotel - Puerto Calero yacht sleeps 4

Lanzarote / Puerto Calero

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Do not miss the opportunity of sleeping onboard this beautiful and classic sailing yacht in exclusive for you. Vientos del Sur is rented entirely as a private holiday letting and only you and your friends or familiy will stay onboard. The yacht is equipped with all the  …see more

from £53 / night

£366 - £2009 / week

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from £53 / night

(133) Very Good 

15

Pournami Houseboats - Alappuzha houseboat sleeps 12

Kerala / Alappuzha

4 12 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Pournami houseboats has been operating houseboat cruise since 2007 in Alleppey and Kumarakom. We are rated as one of the best houseboat operators in Alleppey. We focus on quality of service provided to our guest. Our new 4 bedroom houseboat is a full featured luxury hou  …see more

from £235 / night

£1385 / week

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from £235 / night

(70) Excellent 

24

Trullo Bellissimo - Ostuni trullo sleeps 6

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
Trullo Bellissimo is a luxury, bijou villa with a bespoke interior design, sympathetically restored to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings.This ancient c300 year old building is set in its own tranquil 3acre olive grove, with stunning terraces (cock  …see more

from £199 / night

£1390 - £1590 / week

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from £199 / night

(31) Very Good 

18

The Mill - Braunston windmill sleeps 6

Warwickshire / Braunston

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
PLEASE ONLY USE THE ONLINE BOOKING SITE HERE FOR STAYS OF 7 NIGHTS or 3 NIGHT WEEKENDS or 4 NIGHT MIDWEEK STAYS. FOR ALL OTHER DURATIONS PLEASE CONTACT US OR VISIT braunstonmill.couk. LATE AVAILABILITY PRICING ALSO AVAILABLE at braunstonmill.couk We OFFER A DISCOUNT OF  …see more

from £170 / night

£1044 - £1260 / week

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from £170 / night

9

La Tour - Le Beausset tower sleeps 2

Var / Le Beausset

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
La Tour is a unique architect designed three floored building, using local ways of building and regional materials it appears to have been there nestling in the forest forever. It compliments the pine landscape and looks like a fairytale retreat. It is very popular wi  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(53) Excellent 

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The Count House at Okel Tor Mine - Harewood cottage sleeps 2

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
Unusual romantic retreats for 2 people - offering peace, tranquility and beautiful elevated views across the River Tamar. Ideal for honeymoons, wedding anniversaries (especially 10th which is "Tin"!), birthdays or just as a cosy hideaway to get away from it all. You wil  …see more

from £31 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £31 / night

35

AfriCamps at Kam'Bati - Swellendam tented camp sleeps 5

Overberg District / Swellendam

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is situated on an Overberg farm about 20km west of Swellendam. AfriCamps Forest at Kam’Bati River Resort is a nature lovers’ paradise and the perfect getaway for the adventurous family. There are canoeing, mountain biking and fishing faciliti  …see more

from £45 / night

£313 / week

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from £45 / night

33

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

4 8 7 nights min

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

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from £33 / night

£227 - £722 / week

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from £33 / night

(4) Excellent 

20

Mulino Le Vigne - in peaceful natural location - Castel Rigone watermill sleeps 6

Province of Perugia / Castel Rigone

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Vigne, a historic stone watermill, has been restored in recent years to a high standard. It sits in a peaceful, hilly, rural retreat setting alongside a crystal-clear brook, which flows much of the year. It is a great spot for a family holiday in a 'country co  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 / week

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from £110 / night

(1) Excellent 

26

paradise beach shack, near Yelapa, Puerto Vallarta - Yelapa beach hut sleeps 2

Costalegre / Yelapa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Welcome to Casa de Pirata, a romantic, secluded beach shack set in the paradise private eco-preserve community of Los Chonchos, a twenty minute boat ride from Yelapa. The resort comprises twenty casas and a restaurant set in twenty five acres of jungle and three beautif  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £465 / week

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from £60 / night

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33

4-p. furnished Safari tent in natural setting - Groningen City tented camp sleeps 4

Groningen / Groningen City

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
In the beautiful countryside near the pretty city of Groningen we have two furnished safari tents for rent. The safari tents come with a kingsize bed and one or two bunk beds with comfortable mattresses . There is a fully equipped kitchen, dining table and sitting area.  …see more

from £70 / night

£457 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Very Good 

9

Corbière Radio Tower - La Corbiere tower sleeps 6

St Brelade / La Corbiere

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Set on a cliff top overlooking Corbière lighthouse on Jersey's south-west tip, the Radio Tower provides stunning self-catering accommodation over six floors and boasts a 360-degree view.The Radio Tower is one of Jersey's most iconic sites and is one of our mo  …see more

from £283 / night

£1283 - £2224 / week

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from £283 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boathouse "Het Waternest", 20 km from Am - Leiden boathouse sleeps 8

South Holland Province / Leiden

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
A 2 floor Houseboat with garden, within a short distance of Amsterdam (20 km), in the lake district of “The Kagerplassen”, in midst of " the Green Heart" of the Netherlands, up to 8 people(6 adults plus 2 kids). Close to Schiphol(Amsterdam) airport (15 min  …see more

from £87 / night

£870 - £1479 / week

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from £87 / 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

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from £218 / night

£1496 - £2966 / week

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from £218 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Trullo De Corato - Martina Franca trullo sleeps 7

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
Trullo De Corato is a lovely restored and fitted trulli complex in the peaceful contryside in the heart of Valle d'Itria with its fresh and dry air even in the hottest of Apulian summers. The trullo is beautifully located on the top of a sunny and airy hill with a  …see more

from £196 / night

£1479 - £1566 / week

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from £196 / night

15

Salve / Pescoluse

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £87 / night

£522 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Villa Rotondo: Trulli with pool in Puglia - Monopoli trullo sleeps 6

Province of Bari / Monopoli

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Villa Rotondo is a completely renovated gorgeous villa in Monopoli's the countryside dating back to the 1600s. It is composed of 3 double bedrooms (two of them with air conditioning on the first floor and the other in a traditional trullo), bathroom with a large shower,  …see more

from £75 / night

£518 - £1035 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Very Good 

24

Boat Geanna - Henley-on-Thames houseboat sleeps 11

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is accommodation with a unique difference. Our boat is a luxury 4 star Canal wide beam fitted to an exceptionally high standard. The interior is spacious with a fitted kitchen, complete with all mod coms (inc dishwasher) and beautiful open plan saloon/dining room.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1410 - £2110 / week

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from £250 / night

(2) Excellent 

26

Trullo Azzurra with pool - Cisternino trullo sleeps 4

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A few minutes away from Cisternino town centre, Trullo Azzurra is a newly refurbished trullo with pool ideal for families. Just overpassed the main gate, you will notice the top of the trullo on the horizon. The cosy external area is provided with a lovely garden, an  …see more

from £74 / night

£496 / week

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from £74 / night

(24) Excellent 

16

The Old Chapel - Lydney converted chapel sleeps 4

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
The Old Chapel is situated up a small lane, right next to woodland in the Royal Forest of Dean with wonderful walks right on the doorstep. It has been sympathetically converted retaining much character and charm. There is lots of pine cladding on both walls and ceilin  …see more

from £86 / night

£420 - £615 / week

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from £86 / night

(9) Excellent 

21

Casa Azenha. Romantic Watermill with pool. - Colares watermill sleeps 2

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Lovely little Watermill in unique location The Casa Azenha is comprised of one bedroom, living area and bathroom with self-catering kitchen and private patio and pool .5 minute drive to the best local beaches, restaurants, market and village. 10 min drive to Sintra, The  …see more

from £96 / night

£609 - £696 / week

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from £96 / night

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20

Le Moulin de Salazar - Lauzerte watermill sleeps 2

Tarn-et-Garonne / Lauzerte

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets
Nesting in the beautiful countryside of S.W. France, this gorgeous old stone watermill houses four one double bedroomed apartments, all fully self contained, simply but beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Set in stunning grounds with a beautiful pool, a great  …see more

from £92 / night

£603 - £700 / week

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from £92 / night

(8) Very Good 

28

Moyno De Sol converted Windmill unique with views - Conceicao de Tavira windmill sleeps 4

Tavira / Conceicao de Tavira

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Moyno De Sol, or windmill of the sun, is a 200 hundred year old converted windmill which features breathtaking panoramic views of rolling hills and sandy beaches. The house features handmade bamboo ceilings and a cosy country fireplace. Relax in this romantic setting co  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £980 / week

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from £90 / night

28

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£279 - £331 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Boat House West, sauna/spabath/ walk in shower. - Argyll boathouse sleeps 6

Oban / Argyll

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 - £1500 / week

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from £160 / night

(3) Excellent 

13

Barge Aground - St. Ouen bungalow sleeps 6

Jersey / St. Ouen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The iconic Barge Aground is uniquely positioned in the stunning St Ouen's Bay with direct access to the beach. Built in the 1930s, this is the last of the seaside follies and chalets which once lined the bay.Barge Aground sits in the rugged landscape of the dunes i  …see more

from £230 / night

£1123 - £1877 / week

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from £230 / night

12

Loiri Porto San Paolo / Vaccileddi

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £168 / night

£1174 - £1696 / week

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from £168 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Townhouse with private pool in Pollensa (Meneta) - Pollensa Town tower sleeps 2

Pollenca / Pollensa Town

2 2 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
This modern Townhouse is located in the old town of Pollensa just 5 minutes walk to the main square where you can enjoy its great restaurants and visiting their areas of interest such as the Calvary hill, the Roman Bridge, and Old Town. A 6 km can enjoy the beautiful  …see more

from £105 / night

£731 - £1461 / week

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from £105 / night

(3) Excellent 

15

Haute-Vienne / Limoges

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £196 / night

£953 / week

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from £196 / night

(3) Very Good 

25

Province of Bari / Polignano a Mare

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £53 / night

£366 / week

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from £53 / night

(16) Excellent 

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PORTO DOURO VALLEY SAIL YACHT CRUISES WITH SKIPPER - Porto yacht sleeps 4

Porto District / Porto

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
YACHT CHARTER DOURO RIVER WATER WAY PORTO Portugal.ATTENTION: PLEASE CHECK AVAILABILITY BY EMAIL The company owns a small Marina "Douro Fluvina" at Ferradosa - Sao Joao da Pesqueira.Our boats are 28ft Yachts ideal for a couple or a family with children.You can  …see more

from £166 / night

£653 / week

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from £166 / night

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S. Pedro Windmill by be@home - Palmela windmill sleeps 4

Setubal District / Palmela

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
With a history that goes back to the nineteenth century, the São Pedro windmill offers you a stay full of tradition, charm and intimacy. A unique experience, for those looking for much more than an accommodation. This windmill has been completely renovated and has all  …see more

from £70 / night

£427 - £585 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

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The Mill - L'Hermenault watermill sleeps 20

Vendee / L'Hermenault

7 20 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
Thue is an 18th century converted Water Mill set in six acres of private land, located in the Vendee region of Western France. Recently converted into The Mill and The Wheelhouse which can be interconnected giving a very large 11 bedroom property, or rented individually  …see more

from £200 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Grove Lane Glamping - Killarney tented camp sleeps 2

County Kerry / Killarney

2 2 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Open April to October if you are looking for accommodation that is as unique as it is luxurious then you have just found it! Our luxury bell tents are set in their own private meadow close to the banks of the River Flesk yet only 1.5km (less than 1 mile) stroll from Kil  …see more

from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

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Beach Bungalows sleeps 18 Ban Tai Koh Phangan - Thong Sala beach hut sleeps 18

Ko Phangan / Thong Sala

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Phangan beach bungalows is a family run resort which is situated right on the beach in Ban Tai - altogether there are 9 bungalows of which 5 have A/C, shower, double beds with linen provided and balcony. The other 4 bungalows sleep two people with double bed - shower ro  …see more

from £27 / night

£187 - £2103 / week

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from £27 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Dunster Beach Hut Salad Days Luxury Self Catering - Dunster beach hut sleeps 2

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
Salad Days offers luxurious accommodation at Dunster Beach with the charm of old England where the pace of Somerset allows you to escape everyday life and relax. Designed for couples only, this self-catering, boutique beach hut is one of England’s best kept secrets, b  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Sceal Eile - Dublin 2 houseboat sleeps 4

Dublin / Dublin 2

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
You must contact Dublin Barge Hire at least 48 hours before you arrive to arrange a time to meet at the marina etc €250 damage deposit if cruising. €100 damage deposit if using the barge for accommodation only. NO CRUISING OCT-MARCH Central Heating for those who do  …see more

from £114 / night

£974 - £1470 / week

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from £114 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Mihangel - Llwyngwril converted chapel sleeps 7

Snowdonia National Park / Llwyngwril

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Mihangel is an exceptionally spacious property. It has two en-suite bedrooms, one double (4m 95cm x 3m 45cm, plus bathroom 1m 87cm x 2m 08cm) and one with twin bunks and a 3rd bed (4m 70cm x 4m 90cm to include bathroom 2m x 2m 15cm)). It has free wi-fi, satellite tv,  …see more

from £165 / night

£590 - £880 / week

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from £165 / night

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