Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1410)

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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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
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from £85 / night

£450 - £725 / week

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from £85 / 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

from £31 / night

£217 - £850 / week

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from £31 / night

(11) Very Good 

24

Houseboat accommodation in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An incredibly relaxing holiday in perfect comfort on a beautiful part of the Thames.” From start to finish this turned out to beat many 5 star hotel holidays we had all taken. Firstly the hosts are attentive, lovely and fun. They gave us 2 informed fa
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from £250 / night

£1510 - £2160 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £131 / night

£841 - £1118 / week

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from £131 / night

(15) Very Good 

45

Herault / Vieussan

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £47 / night

£311 / week

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from £47 / night

(2) Very Good 

50

Holiday windmill with shared pool in Antiparos

Cyclades / Antiparos

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £127 / night

£925 - £2059 / week

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from £127 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £48 / night

£331 / week

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from £48 / night

(19) Excellent 

28

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 £72 / night

£501 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Locorotondo / Contini

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£353 - £551 / week

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from £58 / night

(75) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay in a beautiful place” The cave house was easy to find with Bob's great directions. We drove up from Almeria airport and stopped at the lake for lunch. Bob showed us around the village and pointed us in the direction of places to eat. We
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from £35 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £35 / night

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Cardigan holiday castle rental

Ceredigion / Cardigan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £122 / night

£619 - £1860 / week

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from £122 / night

31

Holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£349 - £1135 / week

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from £52 / night

(33) Very Good 

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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 £176 / night

£995 - £1360 / week

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from £176 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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 £38 / night

£265 - £471 / week

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from £38 / night

(3) Excellent 

16

Holiday beach hut in Siargao Island

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Best vacation I ever had” After travelling to the Philippines for over 25 years I was looking for somewhere unique, untouched & relaxing. I found Bamboo Garden on the web & and Tom replied to my email immediately. As I flew over the island I could s
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from £15 / night

£99 / week

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from £15 / night

(17) Very Good 

36

Holiday villa with indoor pool, golf nearby in Runcorn

Runcorn / Sutton Weaver

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Weekend” Myself, my husband and 3 other couples (8 of us) stayed at the warren villa to celebrate 4 30th birthdays. On arrival we were amazed how lovely the villa was. We had everything at the villa that we needed so we didnt need to leave th
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from £480 / night

£3360 / week

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from £480 / night

12

Somma Lombardo holiday tower rental

Province of Varese / Somma Lombardo

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £79 / night

£530 - £824 / week

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from £79 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Province of Lucca / Borgo a Mozzano

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £79 / night

£467 - £950 / week

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from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

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 £97 / night

£673 - £841 / week

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from £97 / night

(8) Very Good 

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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+
“Fantastic holiday” We stayed in the February half term and could not have asked for more. There were fresh flowers,wine, biscuits, tea, coffee and more so first impressions were amazing. The garden apartment was clean, tidy and very comfortable. We ar
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from £100 / night

£328 - £1091 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Lake Maggiore / Castelletto sopra Ticino

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

from £76 / night

£446 / week

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from £76 / night

(8) Excellent 

40

Holiday boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £105 / night

£479 - £549 / week

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from £105 / night

4

Province of Entre Rios / Federación

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

from £59 / night

£409 / week

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from £59 / night

(21) Very Good 

19

Holiday watermill rental

Gwynedd / Abersoch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Miss” We love this house fantastic as ever very cosy with the real fire and perfect location for the beach and village we wouldn't stay anywhere else x
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from £125 / night

£700 - £1150 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Very Good 

14

Pyrenees-Atlantiques / Lagor

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £127 / night

£412 - £631 / week

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from £127 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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 £337 / night

£2522 - £2942 / week

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from £337 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Koundouros holiday windmill let

Kea / Koundouros

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £184 / night

£1209 - £1575 / week

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from £184 / night

13

Correze / Argentat

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £169 / night

£1009 - £1437 / week

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from £169 / night

7

Holiday converted chapel in Warborough

Wallingford / Warborough

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Beaworthy

Beaworthy / Germansweek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
“The perfect little escape.” My partner and I sadly only stayed for one night on the way to visit my mum in Cornwall, two nights would have been perfect to get the full relaxed experience. But the hut is perfectly designed with everything you need to
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from £60 / night

£340 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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 £45 / night

£258 - £636 / week

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from £45 / night

21

Province of Novara / Borgomanero

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£559 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) 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 £68 / night

£463 - £559 / week

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from £68 / night

(2) Excellent 

16

Pedrogao Grande holiday yurt rental

Leiria District / Pedrogao Grande

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £17 / night

£100 - £175 / week

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from £17 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

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 £55 / night

£269 - £421 / week

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from £55 / night

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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

from £20 / night

£100 - £150 / week

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from £20 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Holiday cave house accommodation

Santorini / Oia

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary

from £267 / night

£1867 - £4200 / week

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from £267 / night

(24) Excellent 

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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

(12) 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
“Perfect!” I arrived in Puerto Calero by boat, having sailed from Spain via Morocco. I wanted to stay for a longer period in Puerto Calero so booked Vientos Del Sur after a recommendation from a friend. A perfect choice. The boat is comfortable with an
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from £50 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maret / Lamai Beach

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £68 / night

£530 / week

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