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After something a bit different for your next rural retreat?Take a break from the norm with our range of quirky holiday accommodation. We’ve got the lot: rustic shepherd huts, cute caravans, glorious converted chapels, unique cottages and more.



Whether you want to lose yourself deep in the countryside in a cosy log cabin, bed down in a peaceful poolside windmill or take in the sea views from one of our off-beat coastal lets, we can help make your escape to the country truly extraordinary.



For UK stays, try the grandeur of a castle in the Scottish Highlands or vertical living in a West Country treehouse. Or, to keep your feet firmly on the ground, consider a luxury yurt in the Peak District. Your search for unusual holidays in the countryside could also take you further afield: try troglodyte life in a warren-like Spanish cave house or check in to a charming stone trullo in Italy.

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66

Castle rental in Meslay-du-Maine

Mayenne / Meslay-du-Maine

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
**JUST NAMED ONE OF THE TIMES' TOP 20 CHATEAUX HOLIDAYS! Live a fairytale dream in this 19th century romantic castle (sleeps up to 12 -- Please inquire for the possibility of extra guests) with its own private lake, swimming pool set within a formal rose garden, and ev  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £5300 / week

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from £500 / night

31

Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

10 16 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Historic opulence, a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lush greenery and vast living spaces makes this magnificent mansion the perfect locale for a secluded retreat in Maine-et-Loire.  …see more

from £553 / night

£2301 - £3218 / week

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from £553 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday castle in Campello sul Clitunno

Province of Perugia / Campello sul Clitunno

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Umbrian castle tower with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full kitchen, dining terrace, garden, living room with fireplace, 30 minutes to airport Perugia-Assisi. Self-catering holiday home near Spoleto, Montefalco, Spello, Bevagna, Campello. Nature walks and museum tours.H  …see more

from £77 / night

£428 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

Province of Perugia / Spoleto

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A perfect stay” We really enjoyed the stay very much. The property Is very well attended, the owners are very kind persons and the location of the place is perfect for a relaxing and romantic experience. The best: the views from the swimming pool and  …see more

from £86 / night

£642 / week

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from £86 / night

(24) Excellent 

34

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

(2) Excellent 

10

Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £112 / night

£718 - £1436 / week

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from £112 / night

(1) Excellent 

56

Saint-Valery-en-Caux holiday castle rental

Seine-Maritime / Saint-Valery-en-Caux

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
A sprawling estate containing a pond, private stables and an apple orchard in addition to other scenic views make Manor de Vertot the picture-perfect holiday retreat, combining historic architecture with luxurious interior furnishings. The house is classified as a histo  …see more

from £324 / night

£1964 - £4183 / week

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from £324 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday castle in Oprtalj

Istria / Oprtalj

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This historic 5-bedroom castle is situated inside landscaped walled gardens with a well hidden swimming pool, outdoor dining room & barbecue. The Palazzo's unique tower with private roof terrace offers fabulous views of Oprtalj, the Alps & unspoiled wooded valleys.The P  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

23

Holiday castle with swimming pool in Ta Noen

Chaiyaphum Province / Ta Noen

5 15 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Large, modern fully equipped castle, centrally north of Bangkok with close access to rivers, mountains, fishing, neighboruring countries and quiteness. But close to a town with nightlife. The castle is ideal for recreation, in case you want to get away from it all.Luxur  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £443 / week

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from £26 / night

(5) Excellent 

17

Province of Salerno / Auletta

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

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from £42 / night

£256 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Holiday castle in Hoghton

Lancashire / Hoghton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Built in 1565, the Irishman's Tower is an idyllic rural retreat and the perfect base for exploring the richness and diversity of local Lancashire countryside, food and culture.The Tower occupies one of the former garrisons that interrupt the ramparts at the  …see more

from £150 / night

£475 / week

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from £150 / night

20

Castle rental in Stia

Province of Arezzo / Stia

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Medieval Little Guard Tower situated in a beautiful and undiscovered corner of Tuscany, the Casentino Valley, between Arezzo and Florence. Enjoy the beauty and peace of the ancient hamlet of Porciano with its stone paved walkways, centuries old church and breathtaking v  …see more

from £46 / night

£321 - £342 / week

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from £46 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Castle letting in Porto Ercole

Province of Grosseto / Porto Ercole

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Exclusive apartment in 16th Century fortress,within the walls of a pristine Tuscan National Heritage monument. La Rocca Spagnola sits magnificently over the picturesque Marina of Porto Ercole. idial for honymoon, quite, peaceful, wonderful view from the garden.  …see more

from £95 / night

£556 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Very Good 

64

Holiday castle with swimming pool in Pomarance

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.  …see more

from £513 / night

£2394 - £3718 / week

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from £513 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Campello sul Clitunno holiday castle accommodation

Province of Perugia / Campello sul Clitunno

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
August 2015--new reliable WiFi!  …see more

from £90 / night

£556 - £684 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday castle in Thiesi

Province of Sassari / Thiesi

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A 17th century historical building in the heart of Sardinia, in the middle of the Nuraghi towers Valley, at less than one hour by car from Alghero beaches.Thiesi village is well known for its food and cheese, you will be welcome in the cottages, farms and Riding Club.At  …see more

from £25 / night

£171 - £300 / week

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from £25 / night

16

Holiday castle with shared pool in Gavi

Province of Alessandria / Gavi

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Two double rooms, one bathroom. Beautiful wooden floors and fireplaces in both rooms. Balcony over terrace and park view, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Holiday castle rental

Province of Alessandria / Gavi

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Two double rooms, one shower. Kitchen. Balcony. Drawing room with sofa/bed. 4-6 people, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Holiday castle accommodation

Province of Livorno / Venturina

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Castello Gran Duca is a wonderful 16th Century castle in a perfect position enjoying a lovely panorama over the countryside with views to the Elba Island and the sea beyond. This unique ancient castle, once the abode of Leopold II Grand Duke of Tuscany, is in a peacef  …see more

from £1223 / night

£8548 - £17095 / week

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from £1223 / night

(16) Excellent 

20

Holiday castle in Chinon

Loire Valley / Chinon

7 8 4 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The magic of Ranton” We have been to the chateau on several occasions and we are always uplifted when we walk across the moat and through the gates. There is a wonderful air of peace and tranquility about the place, it's a world of it's own and you ca  …see more

from £206 / night

£1436 - £2872 / week

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from £206 / night

18

Holiday castle in Lismore

County Waterford / Lismore

6 13 5 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Glenbeg has been sensitively restored over a decade, preserving its historic value, whilst catering to the needs and comforts of family living. Glenbeg is situated on the maternal estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who visited frequently during his life and wrote some o  …see more

from £432 / night

£2880 / week

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from £432 / night

16

Holiday castle with shared pool in Gavi

Province of Alessandria / Gavi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Three double rooms - two large rooms with balcony and lovely parkview, one smaller room with fireplace, one bathroom, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday castle rental

Province of Girona / Viladamat

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
This is a Castel builded between the XVI and XVII centuries. At that time it was a fortification of the Empuries Compter, later on it became a farmland and currently is owned by a Catalan family.The place is sorrounded by the beautiful area of Alt Empurdà. From  …see more

from £98 / night

£684 - £855 / week

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from £98 / night

17

Holiday castle rental

Province of Alessandria / Gavi

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Cosy rooms on the 3rd floor with the best view of all. One double room, two single rooms, bath & shower. Kitchen. Suitable for 4 people, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday castle in Pisciano

Gubbio / Pisciano

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
You will have SOLE/PRIVATE use of the entire Palazzo and its grounds. No sharing with other guests!Palazzo Scagliae is a XIII Century listed Castle situated at the summit of a beautiful and peaceful 12 acre private estate in the locality of Pisciano, Gubbio. Su  …see more

from £163 / night

£1137 / week

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from £163 / night

16

Holiday castle rental

Province of Alessandria / Gavi

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Two double-rooms; one with direct entrance from main staircase, one bathroom, dressing room, park view, terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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(2) Average 

13

Holiday castle rental

Province of Alessandria / Gabiano

8 16 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
You are very welcome to come and stay at our house, a charming hunding lodge located in the grounds of the 1000 years-old castle, built with the traditional Middle Age style of the area. Unmissable chance for travelers who want to experience how it feels like to live in  …see more

from £358 / night

£2501 / week

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from £358 / night

15

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

9 15 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £184 / night

£1283 / week

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from £184 / night

18

Holiday castle rental

Ardennes / Haybes

5 15 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
5 large rooms with private bath each and toilets, the small castle is situated along the river where bikes pass (85 KMS). We also have a restaurant just near to Le Clos Belle Rose,private parties catered for. We speak English. We can use the kitchen if you needPossibili  …see more

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(20) Excellent 

15

Bansha holiday castle rental

County Tipperary / Bansha

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This lovely old country house, dating from the 18th century, is set in private grounds with mature gardens, backed by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains. Once owned by General Sir William Butler, the Butlers of Ormond crest is still evident on  …see more

from £727 / night

£3077 / week

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from £727 / night

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24

Province of Siena / Poggibonsi

7 12 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £428 / night

£2992 / week

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from £428 / night

15

Holiday castle with swimming pool in Gavi

Province of Alessandria / Gavi

12 30 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
For total exclusivity and our fullest attention, hire the whole castle. Work groups, Birthdays, Weddings, Golfing Trips or just you and your family or friends; terrace, park, pool, main salon, dining halls, library, and billiard hall.  …see more

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Cotes-d'Armor / Saint-Brieuc

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 300 km

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from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

(8) Excellent 

28

Province of Syracuse / Portopalo di Capo Passero

11 45 1 night min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 45
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £171 / night

£1197 / week

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from £171 / night

14

Holiday castle accommodation

Seine-Maritime / Grandcourt

11 26 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Le Chateau de la Vallee is idyllically set in beautiful rolling countryside.next to the beautiful Forest of Eu and nestling on the edge of the pretty village of Grandcourt. It is divided into two halves each sleeping up to 10 (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in each wing) w  …see more

from £371 / night

£1855 - £3755 / week

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from £371 / night

(6) Very Good 

29

Correze / Argentat

9 20 3 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £342 / night

£2394 - £3351 / week

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from £342 / night

(2) Excellent 

39

Tassarolo holiday castle let

Province of Alessandria / Tassarolo

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
OS Castle, located in one of the towers of the Castle of Tassarolo, is a special holiday home-from-home where you can enjoy the results of a thousand years of history and elegant living.  …see more

from £154 / night

£855 / week

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from £154 / night

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Arles-Moules holiday castle accommodation

Arles / Arles-Moules

10 20 5 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stunning Provençal Mas with hotel-standard services, sleeps 20.  …see more

from £1385 / night

£9693 / week

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from £1385 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Isere / Villeneuve-de-Marc

4 14 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £428 / night

£2992 - £4189 / week

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from £428 / night

(3) Excellent 

171

Inistioge / Ballilogue

11 22 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £990 / night

£6930 / week

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from £990 / night

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