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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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Le Moulin de Pattus - Salinelles watermill sleeps 9

Gard / Salinelles

3 9 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 35 km; Swimming pool;
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

from £148 / night

£1035 - £1190 / week

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from £148 / night

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Dome from Home-Trellyn - Mathry yurt sleeps 6

Fishguard / Mathry

1 6 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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from £70 / night

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Boathouse - Birks Harbour - Goolwa boathouse sleeps 2

South Australia / Goolwa

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: 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

from £187 / night

£1308 / week

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Logie Country House - Pitcaple castle sleeps 32

Inverurie / Pitcaple

13 32 3 nights min stay

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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

from £2500 / night

£7500 - £15000 / week

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from £2500 / night

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Loir-et-Cher / Thenay

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

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Trilhas do Sol/ Art NAtiva - Aratuba beach hut sleeps 20

Ilha de Itaparica / Aratuba

6 20 2 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £62 / night

£611 / week

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from £62 / night

(22) Very Good 

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North Mill - Wareham watermill sleeps 4

Dorset / Wareham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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

from £75 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

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Haute-Saone / Lure

8 20 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £428 / night

£2565 / week

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from £428 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Castle Lachlan - Strachur castle sleeps 15

Argyll and Bute / Strachur

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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

from £620 / night

£2250 - £2800 / week

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from £620 / night

(34) Excellent 

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The Old Mill at Repps - Potter Heigham windmill sleeps 5

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 7 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £80 / night

£450 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

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Campsite Le Petit Baigneur - Saint-Jean-du-Gard tented camp sleeps 6

Gard / Saint-Jean-du-Gard

25 6 Min stay varies

  • 25 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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

from £13 / night

£77 / week

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from £13 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Tigh Bata, Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye - Waternish boathouse sleeps 8

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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from £115 / night

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Starlight Yurt- Trellyn - Trefin yurt sleeps 4

St Davids Peninsula / Trefin

1 4 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £75 / night

£530 / week

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from £75 / night

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Ambazaman Glamping cottage - Taberi yurt sleeps 4

La Plaine / Taberi

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £81 / night

£481 - £642 / week

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from £81 / night

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Braga District / Amares

2 10 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Pet friendly;
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from £103 / night

£718 - £958 / week

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from £103 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Yacht 'Lady H' - Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone yacht sleeps 4

Bouches-du-Rhone / Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone

3 4 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £35 / night

£245 - £1155 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Boat Gina -beautiful narrowboat on River Thames - Henley-on-Thames narrowboat sleeps 6

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: 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

from £245 / night

£1265 - £1610 / week

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from £245 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Yacht Ngoma - Prickly Bay yacht sleeps 4

St. George's / Prickly Bay

2 4 5 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £140 / night

£980 - £3920 / week

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from £140 / night

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Correze / Espagnac

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
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from £180 / night

£1257 / week

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from £180 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cavehouse Chymeyn. In Galera - Galera cave house sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £33 / night

£190 - £308 / week

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from £33 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

(7) Very Good 

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The Surf and Yoga Studio - Bantham beach hut sleeps 4

Devon / Bantham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £65 / night

£398 - £616 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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No Fixed Abode - Knockvicar yacht sleeps 5

County Roscommon / Knockvicar

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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

from £107 / night

£599 / week

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from £107 / night

(2) Excellent 

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

Province of Perugia / Castel Rigone

3 6 5 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: 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

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Appartamento su due livelli in castello medioevale - Vico Equense castle sleeps 6

2 6 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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

from £95 / night

£599 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Huntingfield Shepherds Hut - Eastling shepherds hut sleeps 4

Faversham / Eastling

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 40 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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

from £100 / night

£600 - £2000 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Pietra800 Rooms&Fashion - Mesagne trullo sleeps 3

Province of Brindisi / Mesagne

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 13 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
"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

from £69 / night

£479 / week

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from £69 / night

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Boat for rent South France - Gruissan boathouse sleeps 6

Aude / Gruissan

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: 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

from £196 / night

£1368 - £1710 / week

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from £196 / night

(2) Very Good 

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RIAD ALIZES in ancient medina - Ancient Medina riad sleeps 14

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £116 / night

£812 / week

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from £116 / night

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Le Muelin du Guer - Mur-de-Bretagne watermill sleeps 6

Morbihan / Mur-de-Bretagne

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £70 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

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Saxony / Leipzig

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £59 / night

£385 - £748 / week

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from £59 / night

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Lewis's Tower - St. Ouen fort sleeps 10

Jersey / St. Ouen

1 10 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: 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

from £93 / night

£651 - £768 / week

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from £93 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Loire Valley / Azay-le-Rideau

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £129 / night

£898 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Unusual nights in Saint Malo - Sillon boathouse sleeps 4

Ille-et-Vilaine / Sillon

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: 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

from £60 / night

£419 / week

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from £60 / night

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Italian Riviera / Loano

3 7 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £150 / night

£941 / week

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from £150 / night

(25) Very Good 

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The Boathouse and River Cottage, Yarmouth IOW - Yarmouth boathouse sleeps 11

Isle of Wight / Yarmouth

2 11 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Child friendly ;
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

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Orchid Lodge - La Chapelle-Themer tented camp sleeps 2

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: 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

from £50 / night

£350 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Very Good 

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L'Etoile d'Asilah - Asilah riad sleeps 12

Tangier-Tetouan Region / Asilah

12 12 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
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

from £189 / night

£941 - £1283 / week

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from £189 / night

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El Molino de San Luis - Los Barrios watermill sleeps 10

Costa de la Luz / Los Barrios

6 10 7 nights min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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

from £275 / night

£1924 - £2565 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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The Old Chapel - Lydney converted chapel sleeps 4

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: 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

from £86 / night

£420 - £615 / week

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