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Unusual holiday homes (1409)

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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Holiday shepherds hut in Gateshead

Tyne and Wear / Gateshead

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £78 / night

£540 - £585 / week

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from £78 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Calstock

Calstock / Harewood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely stay” We had a warm welcome..clear instructions on finding this beautifully hidden away gem. Very comfortable..had everything we needed. We did need the car as the village shop is currently closed
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from £40 / night

£290 - £630 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in Eastling

Faversham / Eastling

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£600 - £2000 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Colares holiday windmill rental

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £57 / night

£393 - £755 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Alberobello holiday trullo rental

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £125 / night

£863 - £1466 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cave house in Freila

Province of Granada / Freila

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“A little slice of heaven” What a wonderful wonderful place to stay. Freila is a gorgeous slice of rustic Spanish charm, and Madi & Graeme's cave house was the perfect place for us to spend a holiday. Charming, very clean, had everything we needed, and
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from £33 / night

£225 / week

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from £33 / night

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Holiday castle in Saint Sever

Landes / Saint Sever

7 18 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool

from £1858 / night

£13000 / week

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from £1858 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Litton Cheney 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

from £80 / night

£370 - £520 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Limoges

Haute-Vienne / Limoges

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £194 / night

£944 - £2000 / week

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from £194 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Merrion holiday yurt rental

Pembrokeshire / Merrion

1 8 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £185 / night

£1295 / week

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from £185 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool, tennis court in Passignano Sul Trasimeno

Province of Perugia / Passignano Sul Trasimeno

7 13 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely umbrian countryside weekend escape” We had experienced the borga castle over a past weekend escape to the umbrian countryside. Conveniently located between the lake and Perugia which offers a wide variety of different day trip options and local
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from £949 / night

£6897 / week

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from £949 / night

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Holiday beach hut in Cortegaca

Aveiro District / Cortegaca

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £67 / night

£465 / week

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from £67 / night

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Mur-de-Bretagne holiday watermill rental

Morbihan / Mur-de-Bretagne

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£500 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Pisa holiday castle rental

Province of Pisa / Pisa

1 3 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely apartment in a wonderful villa near Pisa” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a pristine apartment in this ancient villa which is undergoing renovation in stages, and is a remarkable tribute to the owners. It was a delight to be there. The own
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from £104 / night

£673 - £828 / week

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from £104 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Can'r recommend this place highly enough” I traveled with my two sons (both in their 20s) and we had a great visit. Dar Qawi really is an excellent place to stay. Great location 5 minutes from the sea front, 2 minutes from the heart of the Medina.
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from £80 / night

£700 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday houseboat in Trani

Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani / Trani

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday converted chapel in Loch Portain

North Uist / Loch Portain

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £58 / night

£400 - £575 / week

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from £58 / night

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Holiday castle in Faggeto Lario

Lake Como / Faggeto Lario

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £561 / night

£3449 / week

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from £561 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Castle letting in Porto Ercole

Monte Argentario / Porto Ercole

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£561 - £802 / week

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from £95 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Beach hut rental in St. Dogmaels

St. Dogmaels / Poppit Sands

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Poppit Sands” Lovely views. Know the area well so lots of walking. Felt a bit cramped in the bedroom having to walk around the bed sideways. Enjoyed our stay.
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from £32 / night

£220 - £650 / week

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from £32 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Daglan holiday watermill rental

Dordogne / Daglan

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £81 / night

£561 - £1552 / week

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from £81 / night

(17) 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
“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

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday castle with swimming pool in Rogheta

Pomarance / Rogheta

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very nice house” Nice house, incredible wiews. The gravel road to the house was a bit bumpy and took a while...If you like a pieceful place and dont mind it take a while to get to the civilization you will be very satisfied with this place.
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from £518 / night

£2414 - £3750 / week

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from £518 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Triel-sur-Seine

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

from £164 / night

£949 / week

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from £164 / night

(44) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Converted chapel rental in Wrentham

Suffolk / Wrentham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A well located property with character” Enjoyed a short break at the Old Reading Rooms. Ideally located for Southwold, Dunwich and Aldburgh. Great weather, lovely house and great hospitality from the owners. Would recommend.
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from £115 / night

£399 - £849 / week

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from £115 / night

(6) Very Good 

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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 £69 / night

£475 - £574 / week

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from £69 / night

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Mellieha ski boathouse to rent.

Island of Malta / Mellieha

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Ski

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Faro holiday beach hut rental

Faro District / Faro

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Saumur

Maine et Loire / Saumur

7 12 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £319 / night

£1811 - £2069 / week

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from £319 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Borgo a Mozzano holiday watermill rental

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
“What a "Brilliant" place” Firstly, I would like to thank both Ilenia & Baldo for there friendly hospitality and help whilst in Italy (the help with the luggage to the accommodation was a great help - as we were touring Italy). If you are looking
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from £82 / night

£483 - £983 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Excellent 

5

Holiday beach hut rental

Suffolk / Southwold

1 6 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £146 / night

£185 / week

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from £146 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

Holiday riad in Marrakech

Marrakech / Medina

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / 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
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from £90 / night

£430 - £1020 / week

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from £90 / night

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Yacht rental in Marseille

Marseille / Les calanques

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £35 / night

£216 - £388 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday shepherds hut rental

Snowdonia National Park / Bala

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday tented camp in Carmarthen

Carmarthenshire / Carmarthen

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday tented camp in La Balme

Savoie / La Balme

1 20 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £11 / night

£73 - £725 / week

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from £11 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Tented camp rental in Bethesda

Bangor / Bethesda

2 4 2 nights min

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

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel in Wing

Oakham / Wing

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Relaxing Break” We had a lovely relaxing break in The Chapel. The property was spotlessly clean, well equipped and with excellent appliances. It was the ideal place to explore the beautiful county of Rutland.
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from £60 / night

£685 / week

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from £60 / night

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Tower rental in Eyemouth

Borders / Eyemouth

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £400 / night

£1300 - £1650 / week

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from £400 / night

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