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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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Watersedge hottub kayaking fishing on Rudyard lake

Staffordshire / Rudyard

3 7 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
On the edge of the Peak District lies Rudyard lake, it's a bit of a secret in a stunning location, see the changing seasons in this woodland and lake setting. A perfect escape from the rigors and demands of modern living, you can slow life down if you appreciate th  …see more

from £258 / night

£1344 - £1544 / week

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from £258 / night

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Beautiful tower by the sea in Normandy - Villerville tower sleeps 4

Calvados / Villerville

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Exceptional 3 storey tower facing the sea at the end of Beach Villerville.The sea on all floors!Ground floor: entrance and a shower / washbasin, WC.1st floor: One bedroom with 2 beds and a loggia and a shower / sink / toilet.2nd floor: Living room with kitchenette, dini  …see more

from £148 / night

£1218 / week

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from £148 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Eure / Beuzeville

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets; Private garden;
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from £74 / night

£344 - £431 / week

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from £74 / night

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(9) Very Good 

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
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from £87 / night

£783 - £1044 / week

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from £87 / night

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Ain / Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes

6 6 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £61 / night

£341 - £390 / week

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from £61 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Edyn at Rose Cottage - Trenwheal shepherds hut sleeps 2

Cornwall / Trenwheal

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Not suitable for children;
Edyn (pronounced Eden) is a contemporary Shepherd's Hut with underfloor heating, double glazing, and a veranda with a wood burner. Situated in our large garden overlooking the river, there is no mobile signal (except WiFi near the house), total bliss! A real double be  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

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Dordogne / Salignac-Eyvigues

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £53 / night

£366 / week

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from £53 / night

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Yacht Bavariya 44 Alaniya - Konakli yacht sleeps 6

Alanya / Konakli

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Corporate holiday on a yacht. Custom yachts. Sailing school. Boat Type ... - Bavaria 44.- Bavaria 44. Corporate holiday on a yacht. Custom yachts. Sailing school. Boat Type ... - Bavaria 44.Corporate holiday on a yacht. Custom yachts. Sailing school. Type of boat - Bava  …see more

from £348 / night

£2348 / week

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from £348 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Chapel Apartments Wales "Group Holiday's"

Carmarthenshire / Llansaint

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
The Chapel with its panoramic views of Carmarthen Bay specialises in weekend, and longer holidays for groups of up to 18 plus cots. If you have something to celebrate you should be here! The Chapel formerly intended as three separate apaprtments is now let as one very  …see more

from £150 / night

£899 - £1995 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Lake Yurt - Poundsgate yurt sleeps 5

Dartmoor National Park / Poundsgate

1 5 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 29 km; Child friendly ;
Enjoy a holiday with a difference. Get back to nature in a traditional Mongolian yurt, enjoying total privacy in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Each of our two yurts has its own woodburner to keep you warm and cosy, rugs and lanterns and a double bed and a futon  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 - £640 / week

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from £105 / night

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socotra Guide Travel & Tours - Qashio tented camp sleeps 50

Socotra Island / Qashio

50 50 Min stay varies

  • 50 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 14 km; Ski;
Those with love for both adventure and untouched nature; Socotra Island is the right adventure waiting for you. Camping is perhaps the best way of enjoying the wonders of nature given to Socotra Island and sharing the warmth of its people. If you have a thirst of advent  …see more

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Holiday house for 5 people - Cisternino trullo sleeps 5

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 12 km; Swimming pool;
Beautiful Trulli holiday house - 2 double bedrooms, lounge with an extra single bed, in the kitchen we provide microwave, fridge, percolator, toaster. 2 swhowers, 1 bathroom, patio fully furnished (gazebo, table , chairs, little fountain, porch swing), 2 indipendent ent  …see more

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Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £53 / night

£268 - £329 / week

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from £53 / night

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Hotel Barge Beatrice Canal du Midi cruises

Herault / Portiragnes

2 4 5 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
The 22m long Béatrice has been entirely renovated using clear oak to insure a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The barge is based at Port Cassafières in Portiragnes near Agde, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France, just 1,5 km from the beaches. The " m  …see more

from £487 / night

£9740 / week

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from £487 / night

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Province of Bari / Triggianello

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
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from £140 / night

£870 - £1740 / week

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from £140 / night

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Nemesis Sailing Yacht - Karfas yacht sleeps 6

Chios / Karfas

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Another day....another bay Starting from only 50€ / person per day you can charter your own yacht! We welcome sailors of all abilities and can provide you with an option to sail with a professional skipper. Affordable luxury combined with great people from all over th  …see more

from £209 / night

£1461 - £2070 / week

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from £209 / night

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £261 / night

£1827 / week

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from £261 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Moselle / Metz

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
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from £79 / night

£487 / week

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from £79 / night

(11) Very Good 

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The Old Tea Hut - Whitsand Bay beach hut sleeps 8

3 8 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Situated in an enviable position just above the beach with uninterrupted south facing views over Whitsand bay, The Old Tea Hut is a fabulous place for a family holiday or a short break whatever the time of year. it was first built in the 1920s and has recently undergon  …see more

from £168 / night

£1175 / week

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from £168 / night

(18) Excellent 

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The Shepherds Hide - secluded, unique & luxurious

Essex / Thorrington

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children;
A warm welcome awaits you at The Shepherds Hide. A luxurious and unique self catering shepherds hut, tucked away in the heart of the Essex coast just outside Colchester only an hour and a half from London. Our luxury and romantic shepherds hut for two people is located  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Meander K - La Linea de la Concepcion yacht sleeps 6

Andalucia / La Linea de la Concepcion

3 6 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
A beautiful yacht Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40.3 providing exceptional space and comfort.Perfect location for visiting Gibraltar. Great for singles, couples and families.Half-day or full day sailing can be arranged for a fee (weather dependent).Three double cabins (one en-su  …see more

from £218 / night

£1522 / week

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from £218 / 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

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Houseboat Finland: Houseboat Comfort 32 m2/ 6 pers

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Would you like to spend summer on a peaceful lake, in the pristine wilderness of Finland? On a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing spots, beaches or discover different Finnish villages and towns . You can sunbath on the roof, make food in the kitchen and take  …see more

from £196 / night

£1566 - £1957 / week

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Edge Hill with city views - Edge Hill tree house sleeps 8

Cairns Region / Edge Hill

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Air conditioning;
Edge Hill one of Cairns oldest & most picturesque suburb - just five minutes from the airport and five minutes from downtown Cairns. We are located within walking distance to the trendy little village of Edge Hill with a selection of restaurants, Japanese, Tapas, Chine  …see more

from £120 / night

£761 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Haute-Corse / Ventiseri

1 4 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
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from £44 / night

£305 - £566 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Syros / Hermoupolis

5 14 7 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; No pets allowed;
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from £1367 / night

£9566 / week

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from £1367 / night

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Province of Naples / Bacoli

2 11 4 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £87 / night

£609 - £2800 / week

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from £87 / night

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Valley Farm luxury Glamping (Mad Hatter Bell tent)

Oxford / Farmoor

2 5 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
We have two beautifully furnished luxury bell tents available to book either together or separately. We have subtly styled the interiors in the theme of Lewis Carolls 'Alice in Wonderland'. Including the Mad Hatter Bell and Alice Bell tent. Each tent sleeps up to 5 pe  …see more

from £80 / night

£525 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Bellaterra Romantic trullo in Puglia near the sea

Province of Brindisi / Carovigno

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Swimming pool;
Set in an acre of garden with many fruit trees, olives and vineyard and only 5 minutes drive to the sea. The flat topped trullo has everything you need for a self catering holiday including air conditioning . The roof terrace has wonderful panoramic views of the sea and  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

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Rice Mill c/o castle complex - Strassoldo watermill sleeps 10

Province of Udine / Strassoldo

4 10 4 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 18 km; Child friendly ;
The lovely Rice mill (Pileria del Riso) of the Castle of Strassoldo di Sopra is in the heart of the castle complex and has access on the castle's wonderful gardens. It's the ideal place for a totally relaxing holiday in contact with nature, history and culture. You can  …see more

from £366 / night

£2174 - £4640 / week

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from £366 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Beautiful cosy watermill - Montpont-en-Bresse watermill sleeps 8

Saone-et-Loire / Montpont-en-Bresse

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
The beautiful old house is a restored, rustic watermill situated in the heart of the Bresse region in Southern Burgundy peacefully set between the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of the stunning Jura region on the one side and one of the powerhouses of French winemaking  …see more

from £166 / night

£1157 / week

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from £166 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Boat Gina -beautiful narrowboat on River Thames

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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Province of Olbia-Tempio / Capo Testa

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
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from £274 / night

£1914 / week

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from £274 / night

(1) Excellent 

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A&Y Wild Camp Ghana - Keta beach hut sleeps 8

Volta Region / Keta

2 8 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Suitable for children age 5+; Ask about pets;
You will stay in a fishermen village. WCG is run by a Ghanaian and Italian couple. Our host compound is placed in between the lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. The natural environment will offer you peace and a unique experience. Close to Togo border.Far away from noisy be  …see more

from £10 / night

£65 / week

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from £10 / night

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Province of Guipuzcoa / Hondarribia

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £79 / night

£435 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage 2 - Siargao Island beach hut sleeps 2

Siargao Island / Siargao Island

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Bamboo Garden located in Pacifico Siargao Island is the perfect placefor the Budget Conscious traveler, Back -packer or Surfer .Built in a Comfortable Native style that blends in with the localenvironment we assure that your stay with us will surely be amemorable one .J  …see more

from £12 / night

£81 / week

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from £12 / night

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Arrondissement of Le Marin / Le Marin

4 8 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £244 / night

£1566 / week

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from £244 / night

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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 - £2275 / week

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from £148 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Y-KNOT- Come and enjoy "The new way to holiday!"

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
"Surprisingly warm and cosy-We loved it!" Hop aboard Y-KNOT our fabulous holiday boat which offers you fixed accommodation for up to 4 guests in a stunning location. The accommodation comprises of 1 double room and 1 one twin room, shower/W.C room, dining/kitchen area  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

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The Shepherds Hut - Watchfield shepherds hut sleeps 2

Burnham-On-Sea / Watchfield

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ;
This is in a delightfully secluded setting but only 5 minutes walk away from two village pubs which serve food.The village is situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels and Moors only a 15 minute drive from Glastonbury and Wells and a 10 minute drive to the sea,.Very f  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 / week

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from £60 / night

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