Unusual holiday homes - treehouses, houseboats and yurt holidays

Unusual holiday homes (1421)

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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West Country holiday converted chapel rental

Bridport / Litton Cheney

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
A sensitive conversion of a former Methodist Chapel in the middle of the pretty village of Litton Cheney in the Bride Valley near Bridport.The Chapel has a comfortable lounge area near the large fireplace with wood burning stove, satellite tv and DVD player, iPod dockin  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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
This unique stucture is located in ANTIPAROS 8km(5 miles) from the center of the village of Antiparos.This year the Windmill is FULLY RENOVATED!Antiparos is a small island oposite of Paros.It offers all the necessary facilities for a dreamy holiday in Gre  …see more

from £103 / night

£599 - £2095 / week

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from £103 / night

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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 £32 / night

£223 - £871 / week

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from £32 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

1 4 2 nights min

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

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from £52 / night

£288 - £419 / week

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from £52 / night

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Sarthe / Souvigne-sur-Sarthe

7 13 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £342 / night

£1881 / week

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from £342 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in Plesse

Loire-Atlantique / Plesse

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Have an original and relaxing holiday in a recently opened cottage in a 19th century chapel. Perfect to discover the South of Britanny (between La Baule, Nantes and Redon). Our 50m² cottage has 2 bedrooms, a open kitchen and a shower room. Simply enjoy our 300m² garden!  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(23) Very Good 

25

Boathouse rental in South East England

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent alternative to a B & B” Really enjoyed staying on the boat. Great environment. Very relaxing. Easy to find and meet with host.  …see more

from £59 / night

£700 / week

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from £59 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Amsterdam holiday houseboat rental

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” We had a wonderful time staying on this beautiful boat, the owners where very helpful without being intrusive. The boat had everything you needed for a self catering break, the bed rooms and bathrooms both matched our expectations based o  …see more

from £240 / night

£1676 / week

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from £240 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Carno

Powys / Carno

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Two night stays at £295 Please contact me directly for accurate pricing and availability. Two sumptuously converted apartments, a Welsh Chapel and traditional Stable, both designed exclusively for couples. Both with private hot tubs in their own separate cottage gard  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Yvelines / Triel-sur-Seine

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £163 / night

£941 / week

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from £163 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Olbia / Pittulongu

5 5 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

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Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cave house rental in Galera

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Get away from it all in a delightful "hobbit house"” 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 ide  …see more

from £33 / night

£190 - £288 / week

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from £33 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

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

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from £77 / night

£453 / week

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from £77 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Yacht accommodation in Puerto Calero

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
It is almost impossible to talk about Lanzarote without a reference to the sea. To enjoy a unique experience staying onboard a sailing yacht slightly and sweetly rocked by the sea is something that we will remember our entire life. Enjoy a different holiday!We are LGBT  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 - £1975 / week

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from £52 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Southern Italy holiday trullo rental

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
Gorgeous countryside villa in Monopoli dating back to the 1600s. The villa has been beautifully restored and lies amidst ancient olive trees.  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £1026 / week

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from £74 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Kappeln

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£593 - £1460 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Celra

Province of Girona / Celra

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Swimming pool
Enjoy your own private castle with an intimate, inviting atmosphere and laid-back way of living. Perfectly suited to travelers wanting to spark their imagination with a sense of place and contact with locals. The castle is adjacent to a nature reserve with lush rollin  …see more

from £48 / night

£4701 - £5129 / week

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from £48 / night

(16) Very Good 

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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
“Brilliant, but slightly dated” Went to stay for a week at the end of Feb, Warren was very welcoming and showed us how to use all the gadgets/tablet controlled television etc. We had a fantastic time, and the pool was the perfect size. Positives - Sp  …see more

from £480 / night

£3360 / week

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from £480 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in St. Ouen

Jersey / St. Ouen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Barge Aground is a boat-shaped seaside folly built in the 1930's has direct access to the beautiful bay of St Ouen's. The property sits in the rugged landscape of the dunes in Jersey's only national park, close to the nature reserve.  …see more

from £230 / night

£1123 - £1877 / week

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from £230 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday shepherds hut in Thorrington

Essex / Thorrington

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely, unique and peaceful” We had the most amazing relaxing weekend here. The hut is situated on a beautiful farm complete with chickens and ducks, a short walk away from the main buildings but it feels like a little world of its own. It is on the b  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Mallacoota

Gippsland / Mallacoota

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Mallacoota wilderness houseboats offers customers a unique experience on Mallacoota Inlet. Wake up on the water at one of many Parks Victoria jetties located at varios locations around the lake. Listen to the Koalas at night and witness the beauty of far east Gippsland  …see more

from £156 / night

£749 - £1378 / week

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from £156 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Converted chapel rental in St. Fillans with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent cottage” Excellent cottage in every aspect, comfortable, clean and everything you could require at your fingertips. A pure pleasure to have stayed at this wonderful gem. St Fillans itself is a quiet little location with great walks around th  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £800 / week

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from £121 / night

13

State of Santa Catarina / Sao Francisco do Sul

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £163 / night

£917 - £1181 / week

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from £163 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
The kitchen is fully furnished with electric cooker, oven, fridge with freezer, dish machine, micro wave, washing machine. There is tv and Wifi. The terrace has part of garden and panoramic view on Natural park and landscape. South orientation and beautiful sunset.In  …see more

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect holiday” We stayed at Glentruim with family and friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. It was fantastic. The castle is beautiful, unspoilt and homely, you can feel the warmth of the place as soon as you walk through the door. It  …see more

from £900 / night

£3850 - £5775 / week

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from £900 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse with golf nearby in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” The boathouse is ideal for families as there are 2 lounges and plenty of bathrooms! The accommodation is of a very high standard. I have stayed in many other self catering houses in Kirkcudbright and the boathouse is by far th  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday yacht in Road Town

Tortola / Road Town

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Feel free to ask as about other possibilities of accommodation if you have specific needs.  …see more

from £1920 / night

£13200 - £23280 / week

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from £1920 / night

13

Holiday trullo rental

Ostuni / Marina d'Ostuni

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
immersed in the countryside among olive trees the Citrullo is a few miles from the center of Ostuni Itria Valley in Puglia.Only 3 km from the most beautiful beaches of the Salento.Perfect for families, with every comfort, ideal for those who want their holiday i  …see more

from £129 / night

£1026 - £6368 / week

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from £129 / night

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Playa Paraiso holiday cave house rental

Murcia / Playa Paraiso

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
A Modern style 2 floor house 200 meters from the beach with a rear patio area as well its own roof terrace and shared swimming pool. The lounge has a 40" Flat screen TV showing Spanish and English cable programmes including movies, sports and radio channels, a DVD playe  …see more

from £35 / night

£150 - £385 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Narrowboat rental in Henley-on-Thames

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing family holiday” 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 ease and in good sted fo  …see more

from £251 / night

£1245 - £1600 / week

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from £251 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Alaska / Wrangell

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Car not necessary

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from £89 / night

£533 - £630 / week

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from £89 / night

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Holiday houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Our large houseboat is especially suitable for groups up to 14 people.It's located in a quite neighborhood in the north of Amsterdam but close to the town center.7 bedrooms and a large living area gives you enough space for a joyful time in Amsterdam.Ne  …see more

from £599 / night

£3334 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Province of Brindisi / San Michele Salentino

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £147 / night

£1026 - £2137 / week

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from £147 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Marigot Bay

Castries Quarter / Marigot Bay

3 2 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
This is an opportunity to experience life in our private classic 41 foot yacht which is moored to the dock in beautiful Marigot Bay in Saint Lucia. We also have a 4x4 jeep available if you wish to go out and explore the island. The boat has a classic teak wood interior  …see more

from £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Excellent 

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San Blas Islands / El Porvenir

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £328 / night

£2296 / week

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from £328 / night

12

Veraguas Province / Isla de Coiba

2 12 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

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from £65 / night

£484 / week

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from £65 / night

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Saxony-Anhalt / Querfurt

5 15 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £95 / night

£659 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Pisa holiday castle rental

Province of Pisa / Pisa

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Car not necessary
“Our Tuscan home from home” My family and I have just come back form holiday form this truly beautiful place. We have two daughters, 6 and 13 and they loved every minute of their stay. It was a truly unique experience. Donatella and her husband Anto  …see more

from £103 / night

£667 - £787 / week

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from £103 / night

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Watermill rental in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

Sarthe / La Chartre-sur-le-Loir

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Le Moulin de St Blaise is just a 15 minute stroll from the local village where you can drop into the local cafe/restaurant for a coffee on the pavement terrace or take a leisurely lunch. The quaint town of La Chartre sur le Loir is just a 5 minute drive away, with bars  …see more

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