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.
Le Moulin de Pattus is a beautiful 17th century stone watermill in the heart of the Gard countryside in the sunny South of France.It lies on the Vidourle river nearest to the pretty village of Salinelles and 3km from the picturesque medieval town of Sommieres which is h …see more
This is one of two Geodesic Domes situated here at Trellyn Woodland Camping. Set in its own individual area in 16 acres of mixed meadow and woodland, it is just a few hundred yards from the sea and beach at Abercastle in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Dome from …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
The Boathouse Retreat is situated at historic Birks Harbour marina with classic wooden boats, abundant birdlife and magnificent views, a perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy. Goolwa is the last historic town on Australia’s largest river and joins the Great Sout …see more
1680 Scottish mansion set in 140 acre estate that dates back to 1492. The 13 bedroom house has been extensively restored and now provides extremely comfortable, relaxing accommodation in a beautiful, unique setting 15 miles west of Aberdeen on the banks of the river Uri …see more
Stayed for the weekend with the family to celebrate my son's 40th birthday. Three generations, ten of us age ranging from 9 to sixties. We were in the guest wing which sleeps ten and was very comforta… More
Beuttiful charming , beach house, located on prived condominiun wish nice green area wish coconuts trees, garden.. the place is very peacefully..Perfect to relax. The decoration are Rustic and authentic, and included, many crations by local artists. The accom …see more
North Mill has 1 double and 1 twin bedded room. The double has an ensuite power shower/loo and the twin has a bathroom attached with power shower and bath,loo etc. There is a sitting/dining room with a piano and antique furniture and paintings. There is a fully fitted …see more
We had a brilliant stay! Beautiful cottage, stunning scenery, excellent location, lovely hospitality. Sally was fantastic. We could have asked for a better host. Comfortable beds, soft linen, power sh… More
“"Best of British!"”
Reviewed 10 Jul 2012
Forget the weather and just induldge in this oh so British setting by the river. The 800 year old building just oozes characture and charm with a modicum of modern day conveniences. The garden with fr… More
“Home From Home - with extras!”
Reviewed 4 Oct 2011
With Sally's hospitality, the peaceful location and comfort of North Mill, we had a perfect relaxing holiday.
Lots of nature to observe; chickens in the garden, fish in the river, all sorts of birds … More
Situated in Strathlachlan on the shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll and about 1 hour 15 min drive from Glasgow Airport Castle Lachlan is a great holiday location both for families and groups of friends.Our setting and surroundings makes Castle Lachlan a very attractive setting …see more
A converted Windmill dating back to the 1700s, the Mill has been recently renovated to a high standard with underfloor heating throughout. The Mill ground floor comprises a lounge/diner with sofa bed which sleeps +2. It has a logburner and a wall mounted HDTV/ DVD/Blur …see more
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 Pal… More
Thank you for your kind review, we are really pleased you had a good time!
The Petit Baigneur campground is a natural place for all the family, located at 3km from Saint Jean du Gard.You will discover 25 shaded and sapcious locations for tent, caravan and camper van.Come to take advantage of different activities like swimming in the Gardon …see more
Tigh Bata sits on the edge of Loch Bay, accommodation comprises, on the first floor, Family Bathroom, 4 Bedrooms including Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower room and patio doors opening onto a balcony. The ground floor comprises a large open plan Kitchen/Dining Living …see more
This is our Starlight Yurt situated at Trellyn Woodland Camping. Set in its own individual area in 16 acres of mixed meadow and woodland, it is just a few hundred yards from the sea and beach at Abercastle in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Starlight yurt is one …see more
Immerge yourself into tropical nature at CitrusCreekPlantation. This riverside Safari canvas cottage offers the best "Glamping experience" . Set in a Tropical fruits plantation on the unspoilt East Coast of Dominica, in front of "Bout Sable Beach" wh …see more
NOTE. PRICES QUOTED INCLUDE FOOD, FUEL, MARINA FEES AND EVEN WINE WITH DINNER. The only added expense is what you choose to spend ashore.
A CHANCE FOR A SKIPPERED HOLIDAY AFLOAT.
Our 'house' keeps floating and keeps moving so it is difficult to define where we are. Ou …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Boat Gina is the perfect boat for anyone who wants to enjoy boating on the River Thames with all the comforts of home. There is nothing quite like the sense of freedom of cruising at your own pace and mooring up when you feel like it, exploring some of England's mo …see more
All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at … More
We're delighted you had a great holiday and enjoyed cruising boat GINA on the Thames. Thank you for your lovely feedback, we will pass it on to the team. Hope to see you again.
The boat we are running at the moment is a Lavezzi 40 built in La Rochelle to our specification and we've been sailing her for 10 years around the caribbean islands.The space we are offering to you is the Port (left - if you are standing on the boat facing forward) …see more
“Felt like a millionaire on a private yacht in beautiful places with wonderful people.”
Reviewed 27 Apr 2012
This was our first private yacht charter and it will not be our last! It was easy to book. The owners are very accommodating and follow up promptly with all inquires.We had a very early arrival time … More
Dear Grace and Peter,
Thank you for this review which Robin and I really appreciate.
I am updating my updates and it is bringing back many happy memories.
Wishing you and yours everything of the best,
A beautiful cavehouse in Andalucia, Spain. stunning position overlooking the historical village of Galera . The overall name given to this tourist region is The Altiplano also known as the Spanish Lake District due to the numerous lakes, natural parks and stunning sce …see more
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2013
It was very easy to book and the owners sent excellent directions to find it as it is a little remote.Having said that it is utterly charming,,set on a hillside surrounded by other cuevas.....an ideal… More
It is so valuable to get feed back. We are working on local info and can email it to anyone interested. We will make sure that we take plenty of copies to leave at the cave when we visit again! I think that we may have to change the name to " Hobbit House" Thank you for the review! Di and Carl
The Studio has been recently been refurbished and with its unique shabby chic decor, its one of a kind. With an open plan living space with breakfast bar and spacious balcony overlooking the valley, its beautiful setting and secluded location make it a perfect place to …see more
A great little find. Lovely peaceful setting and quirky place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of life. Enjoyed breakfast sat outside in the beautiful surroundings. Superb location with bamfort… More
Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Hire our boat on Ireland's River ShannonNo Fixed Abode is our privately owned 33 ft cruiser and it is not part of a large hire fleet and is ideal for a family holiday.We aim to give you personal treatment at a very affordable price and we will try to advise you of …see more
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
L'appartamento è situato al II° piano del corpo centrale del Castello Giusso in Vico Equense (NA)..La struttura è antecedente all'anno mille e possiede tutti i confort moderni;.E presente una piscina ed una discesa privata al mare con spiaggia e scogliera a …see more
Beautiful Shepherds hut situated in parkland of stunning Historic Manor House. Open your door to peace and quiet and rolling views across the Kentish countryside. Pick your own fruit and vegetables in season from the vegetable patch to cook on the huts hob, log burner o …see more
"Pietra 800" antico trullo immerso nella campagna salentina, tipica costruzione in pietra a secco di origine esclusiva della Puglia, oggi dimora che risveglia vecchie tradizioni contadine rivisitate in un confort esclusivo.40 alberi di ulivo secolari vi regale …see more
Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
This wonderful accommodation is set aboard a large boat moored in Gruissan harbour near Narbonne South of France. The boat is English style and has 3 double cabins all ensuite, 2 lounges and 3 decks. Completely unique accommodation on the Etang, near the Med. A small b …see more
Located in the heart of the medina just near the souks,Riad Alizes is an amazing riad,6 rooms each with its shower or bath room, seating 14 people in an atmosphere that is both simple and luxurious. Quiet and peaceful, yet only five minutes walk from the beach, the riad …see more
18th century Mill House in rural location set in several acres of mature gardens with 2 double bedrooms on first floor and a large bathroom, gallery landing with door leading out onto private lake, ground floor is a very large 840 square foot open plan living area with …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.01 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Lewis's Tower is set in the rugged landscape of the dunes in Jersey's only national park, close to the nature reserve and wetland area withe direct beach access. It makes the perfect base for an active beach trip and is lose to many beachfront cafes and restaurants. Sur …see more
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.
A stop on the gastronomic route of Mont Saint-Michel, near Cancale and Dinard
Privacy and comfort are guaranteed for two to four people.
The sea lo …see more
River Cottage 4 bedrooms (sleeps 7+) and The Boathouse 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4+2). Two properties at the most exclusive location on the Isle of Wight, based on the quiet waterside by the River Yar estuary and yet just 300m from the lovely harbour town.
High quality proper …see more
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 45 km; Not suitable for children;
Our Camping Lodges provide a comfortable and calm environment for your holiday. We do not allow children, TVs or loud music.
The lodges are set in about 4 acres of parkland with a lake. You are welcome to fish the lake which is stocked with various coarse fish includ …see more
On the ground floor there is a TV room and a small pool.The first and second floors are identical. Self-contained apartments, that can sleep up to 6 people, with a double bedroom connected to a dressing room (with single bed) to a bathroom and an adjoining room with 3 s …see more
A fabulous old grain mill that dates back to before the 16th century that has been lovingly restored into a wonderful family home with character and charm. The buildings unique character has been emphasised in its re-design, combining traditional with contemporary; a gl …see more
Nearest beach 90 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
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
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 … More
“Loved it and can't wait to return.”
Reviewed 26 Jul 2012
The converted Chapel is beautifully transformed into a wonderful home in a delightful setting and the owners have thought of simply everything you could possibly wish for and need. We returned home l… More
“A place to rest, recharge and relax”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2011
I was expecting something a bit unusual (how does one convert a Chapel into a dwelling...) and I wasn't disappointed, the Old Chapel has lots of charm and quirkiness and at the same time it is very … More