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.
The boathouse is located right on the shore of the Teign estuary, with stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. Waterfront patio for outdoor living, private launching for a boat and doorstep access for any kind of water sports make the boathouse a totally …see more
We stayed at Tidelands for a short break, Liz was there to meet us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. The boathouse was excellent, very clean and with all the little extras that s… More
“Tidelands Boathouse meets all expectations and more!!”
Reviewed 9 Jul 2016
The Boathouse is situated in the most beautiful location. I was looking to escape the "Rat Race" and this was the ideal location. The tranquility allowed me to unwind and relax completely. I would hig… More
“The perfect location for sailing”
Reviewed 12 Aug 2013
Within minutes of arriving at the boathouse we realised that we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful and ideally situated for ease of access and yet providing a quiet rural location.
Converted Mill located in a beautiful rural location within a converted farm steading. Excellent base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, or just relaxing. The mill is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Lochfoot, Crocketford and Haugh of Urr and 8 mi …see more
absolutely fantastic place, we loved every minute of our stay and would recommend to everyone. In the middle of nowhere, just perfect.… More
“Lovely location, comfortable house”
Reviewed 3 Jan 2016
We stayed at Burnbrae over Christmas. Allan provided a lovely decorated tree, and there was a delicious cake waiting for us when we arrived. The house is warm and comfortable, and in a stunning locati… More
Situated in one of the side canals of the Amstel river in the city center, lies this beautiful spacious and recently renovated authentic boat.
The living room has a large comfortable couch, large flatscreen tv, gas fireplace and dining area. The modern open plan kitche …see more
5 large en suite safari lodge tents, each sleeping 6 on our working dairy farm. Fabulous location in a secluded field, halfway between Corfe Castle and Swanage. The farm nestles underneath Nine Barrow Down which forms part of the South West Coast Path, a superb area f …see more
This luxurious and spacious property is located in a quiet residential street a short walk from the Medina. The roof terrace offers spectacular panoramic views of the town, is sun drenched all day and faces the beach and the Medina. The private terrace has a shaded perg …see more
“Wonderful Riad with great access and roof top terrace”
Reviewed 18 Nov 2016
Wow we have just returned from a 10 day stay at Dar Doughri, a very nice spacious accommodation, with very easy 5 minute walk to the Medina and around 10 minute walk to the lovely beach. We loved the… More
It is lovely to hear you had a super holiday with all your family and that Fouad and Karima looked after you all. Walking up and down the stairs definately help to burn off the calories from Karima"s delicious tagines! Thank you for choosing to stay at Dar Doughri.
Reviewed 17 Aug 2012
We had a great time and we were so well looked after. The breakfasts were amazing! The house was very clean. We just loved it and would return in the future. It was also very good value.… More
This delightful Shepherds Hut is located on our small holding at Meadowbeck Holiday Cottages and enjoys wonderful sea and countryside views. Set in a peaceful location within the North Yorkshire Moors, yet within easy reach of Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Sandsend, Ravens …see more
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
**** Visit Wales 4 star rated Accomdation ****
Perfect location to explore beautiful Snowdonia and North Wales.
Segrwyd Mill is an 18th century grade II listed water mill, steeped in history and located in the heart of the North Wales countryside, between Nantglyn and …see more
Excellent clean & lovely place to stay , just perfect for a restful few days ,would certainly recommend the mill to friends & family x… More
“amazing property with very helpful owners”
Reviewed 18 Mar 2014
this was an amazing property with everything you could need supplied. the owners were lovely and very helpful. tea coffee and milk were supplied. there was also chocolates and flowers which made our a… More
“Relax and relax some more !”
Reviewed 19 Jan 2014
Had a lovely stay at the Mill - we used it as a base to visit the area and do some walking.
A short drive takes you to the Coast and lovely towns like Conwy or go inland to Snowdonia .
Within an hou… More
High Haven is a 21st Century architect designed contemporary home.
This is a stunning conversion of a thousand year old building by the architect owners who have carefully preserved the character of this medieval treasure whilst creating a generous contemporary home w …see more
A lovely old cargo ship in the nautic centre of Amsterdam port. Nearby the old city with a beautiful view on the famous canals. The National Maritime Museum and the Mill of Brewery 't IJ in sight. The Artis Zoo, the Nieuwmarkt area with its charming cafés, b …see more
Welcome to Casa de Pirata, a romantic, secluded beach shack set in the paradise private eco-preserve of Los Chonchos, a twenty minute boat ride from Yelapa. The site comprises twenty three casas and a restaurant set in twenty five acres of virgin jungle and three beauti …see more
“Fantastic place in an idyllic setting - We will certainly be back! FAVOLOSO!”
Reviewed 26 Apr 2015
This place was way beyond our expectations!
We stayed for almost a week and enjoyed the authentic italian lifestyle very much: fresh fruits, italian wine, swimming in the cristal clear sea and rea… More
“Super authentic Italian 'trullo' - amazing views”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2015
Stayed in this wonderful traditional stonehouse known locally as a 'trullo'. Will never forget enjoying breakfast and evening drinks on the balcony, with the most amazing 360 views looking out over sa… More
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
Welcome to The Old Reading Rooms , Wrentham near Southwold - A unique Grade 2 Listed Victorian Reading Room conversion situated within the Suffolk Heritage Coast area of outstanding natural beauty. The property offers a spacious open plan living accommodation with plent …see more
Easy to find, situated on the Main Road and ideally situated for Southwold, Africa Live at Kessingland, Lowestoft, Oulton Broad, Great Yarmouth beyond. Good parking facilities and Pubs, Takeaway Food,… More
As the ORR's most frequent Guest this review speaks volumes and we sincerely appreciate your continued support and visits with our favourite Greyhound.See you again soon.
Capel Cartref is a newly renovated chapel offering a unique and luxurious space for holidaymakers. The chapel provides a warm and welcoming haven. The gallery hosts a vaulted ceiling with original beams. Pews have been reclaimed and used around the chapel as window si …see more
This is our third year running visiting The Chapel. Every year we have a fantastic time. The Chapel is very well equipped and accommodates 10 people comfortably. It is always spotlessly clean and Marn… More
Hey, thank you! It was lovely having you back, you always treat the place so well AND you manage the recycling! Very trustworthy - thank you again and please come back next year (or before). Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
“Don't hesitate to stay here, it's perfection!”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2015
We spent 2 weeks here and loved every second. The place is an incredible blend of old and new- modern finishing that respects the original building and though spacious seems really cosy. The top back … More
Thank you for your prompt review! Great feedback, thank you so much. Glad the two weeks went well and that you got to enjoy the space of Capel Cartref. Looking forward to you returning some time in the future. Kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
“Home from home with added extras!”
Reviewed 25 Jul 2016
We have just returned from a perfect stay at the Capel Cartref. We stayed as a family of seven adults and two dogs. The chapel is beautifully refurbished, very clean and spacious. This place is ideal … More
Hi there and thank you very much for such positive feedback. It seems we could learn lots more about the local area from you. We are very glad you had a lovely break and that the chapel was spacious enough for all of you, as well as the two dogs. With regards to the frying pans, we are sorry we missed the original one's disappearance as we hate to inconvenience visitors at the chapel. Thank you for the 'heads up', we would very much welcome you back. Thank you for looking after it so well. Take care and kind regards, Yonni and Marnie
Moulin de la Ronde with its toes in the Vienne, occupies 4 acres of river frontage with a private island accessible through the mill, where you can fish, bird watch or just relax. Friends, visitors and locals describe it as stunning. La Ronde consists of the owners …see more
Having been keen independent travellers for many years (from Australia), we have been fortunate to stay in many delightful places, however we agree that Moulin de la Ronde took first prize. It is a ti… More
“A beautiful, peaceful location”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
The Moulin is in an idyllic location, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The owners are warm and welcoming and the accommodation has everything you could wish for. We loved the area, with interesting pla… More
“One sentence, are you joking?”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2015
Its impossible to give a title to a review of La Ronde in a sentence, the title a book the review could be an anthology! The main thing on offer is peace, time appears to stand still at La Ronde until… More
Our shepherds hut offers you a romantic, relaxing atmosphere in unique surroundings and escapism from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you want peace and quiet but within easy reach of Dartmoor, North Devon and Cornwall then you will achieve this. It is situat …see more
This place has real charm! The hut has a high standard inside and out, with lots of attention to detail and very welcoming owners. A great place to relax in peace and quiet and very cosy for winter ti… More
The perfect getaway for famlies or couples. Large double bedroom, + an L-shaped bedroom with two single beds.Within easy reach of the all the sites of Puglia, an area of unique history, art and architecture. Spend time by the private shared pool or beaches. the pool is …see more
Myself and my husband stayed in the larger Trullo for a week in June 2014.
We had the place to ourselves for most of our stay, which really made it feel like a belated luxury honeymoon destination.… More
“A peaceful place to visit a wonderful region”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2014
It was our second stay at Trullo Olivo in this wonderful region of Puglia and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The view is wonderful. Our neighbours were very quiet. It was perfect. The tr… More
“Thoroughly enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 3 Jun 2014
We had a fantastic time and the trullo surpassed our expectations. We were really surprised how light and airy it was. And tastefully equipped We had 5 days of very cold wet weather from the Balkans … More
Glad you enjoyed yourselves despite what sounds like pretty freakishly bad weather!
Old restored mill with waterwheel and other charming characteristics. The three level property is nestled in a wooded area with river view and an abundance of wildlife. There are four double bedrooms, including one four-poster super-kingsized bed. The house has a large …see more
Cliffside is a beach retreat situated in a quiet part of Whitsand Bay. You won't hear any traffic here, just the surf. It is ideally suited to couples and small families.
It makes an ideal base to enjoy the beaches and explore the local area.
Cliffside is lo …see more
The hobbit yurt is a charming one off yurt surrounded by woodland which offered ad regret of seclusion and privacy. There is a fully equipped kitchen and shower room your your use in an adjacent building. The hobbit yurt has a double bed and a futon which folds into a s …see more
Wagtail is a delightful cedar wood chalet situated on the south facing beach with uninterrupted sea views across Lyme Bay. The location is often described by visitors to this area as "idyllic". The outstanding beauty of this on one of the most stunningly beau …see more
WOW! This two bedroomed chalet is just wonderful. I had an amazing time, the chalet is comfortable and fully equipped, home from home really. The bed was comfortable and for a solo traveller I felt ex… More
Thank you for your lovely review - it sounds like wonderful Wagtail exceeded your expectations! Hope you feel fully refreshed after your stay on Branscombe beach and we look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Morlais is a two bedroomed chalet- style holiday cottage situated on the sandy beach of Poppit Sands and is available for holiday let throughout the year. It is situated on the beautiful Welsh Pembrokeshire coast and is within the boundary of the Pembrokeshire National …see more
The cave house consists of 2 bedrooms, a double and a twin and , both have ample storage facilities. There is a very cosy snug room that can very comfortably sleep another person. A nicely sized, well equipped kitchen diner has been added on to the cave along with a mo …see more
Really enjoyed our stay at Bazavista.Cave house was clean and comfortable with basic food items supplied.A bit of upgrading of some of the furnishings would have earned 5 star.Great views.Steep road u… More
Thank you for you kind words and it was a pleasure to have stay . I would just like to stay the sofa and chairs are only 4 years old and we had great difficulty finding a sofa the exact size for the recess , unfortunately it has suede arms , so needs to be covered due to guests using sun tan lotion . The chairs were also bought brand new at the same time and although seem old fashioned are typical of this area and plentiful in the local shops, the covers especially designed for them are sold at the weekly market and are all handmade by local ladies and we choose them to keep in with the authentic theme .
We look forward to welcoming you in the not too distant future .
“Cheap but not cheerful”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
I found the pictures a bit misleading, I assume they need updating. Upon arrival we noticed an unpleasant odour from the cave, possibly due to being closed for sometime. The soft furnishings need repl… More
It was unfortunate that the Husband of this party had an attitude on arrival complaining it was quiet here and asking where the nearest water park was , He explained they hadn't stayed inland before , so I don't think the culture shock of being in a real part of Spain appealed to him and he took it out on his extended family and us .
We make it quite clear the maximum we will allow is 5 people and yet although their had 4 on arrival , They added an extra 2 teenagers afterwards . Then promptly had a party with about 16 other people here, we are not sure if even more stayed that night , I think the fact we lived so close and knew about their actions didn't go down too well .
After 4 days of their 11 day stay , we got an email saying they had found somewhere else to stay and had left the key in the door, they at no time complained or mentioned any issues to us or we would have looked at the mystery smell , of which nobody else has complained about , even though we have had guests staying here nearly everyday since May . Although we do allow dogs to stay it has been sometime since any have been in the house , so this again was a false statement . The sofa has been covered and the cover is washed regularly, although the cover had been taken off and possibley used as bedding for the unauthorised guests . We never have claimed it is a big pool but it seemed to keep their 4 children and extra guests entertained everyday they were here .
I hope that they enjoyed the rest of their holiday on the Costas , where they could find the required fish and chips shops and British bars . I think our write up makes it quite clear that if you are looking for that sort of holiday , you will be disapointed staying here .
I would also like to add that putting a drinking glass , wrapped up in the spare bedspread in the twin bedroom was childish and thankfully we found the joke , before any child could have gotten cut by broken glass . We also cleaned up after their party , after being eventually informed they had done a runner .
"Shepherds Rest" is our newly completed shepherds hut and provides tasteful, luxurious accommodation with a difference. It has an ensuite shower room, a settee by day that folds into a double bed at night and a small cooking area with hob and a small fridge. T …see more
Shepard's rest was a lovely little getaway for us over a weekend. Surprisingly well furnished and war, we really did enjoy the cottage as well as the lovely surrounding scenery. Our only regret was th… More
“Superb location, very helpful owner,poor wifi, still recommend”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2015
The location was absolutely superb, waking up to the most wonderful scenery. As the property is on a farm there were a range of animals with the most social and curios by nature chickens,.
The accomm… More
Reviewed 21 Feb 2017
The shepherds rest is a really tranquil and lovely place to stay. We really enjoyed our stay there and would love to visit again. In the middle of two lakes, the views are gorgeous and there's lots ar… More
Thanks Stuart for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you return again soon. Maybe in barbecue weather!
The cave house sits just outside the village of Cortes de Baza, it is approx 5-10 minute walk into the village.
It has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
It has two double bedrooms one en-suite.
Lounge, with Google tv, dvd player, cd player, sel …see more
Just had an amazing 3 weeks staying at Cueva Peralta. We were very sorry to leave and are already planning our return. What a gem the Cave House is! Spacious, relaxing and well furnished it will gi… More
Thank you for your wonderful and informative review, which will assist people to choose to experience the beautiful Andalucia countryside and lovely welcoming Pueblos. Thank you both again and see you in the near future. Bob
“An amazing experience”
Reviewed 7 Oct 2015
We were greeted at Cueva Peralta by Bob the owner who made us most welcome,we were very impressed with the layout of the rooms they were well furnished and the kitchen well equipped, beds very comfort… More
Thank you for your review of Cueva Peralta I am so pleased that you enjoyed stay. I look forward to receiving you back in the near future. Best Regards
“The Primal Cave Adventure”
Reviewed 20 Mar 2015
We travelled with our two friends Dave & Caroline on Wednesday 18th March to our first adventure to The Primal Cave, not knowing what to expect, other than reading the reviews and looking at the phot… More
Dear all, thank you for your great review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cueva Peralta and I look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future.
A purpose built Shepherds Hut in it's own rural location close to the Yorkshire Dales. An ideal base for relaxing or walking in the beautiful countryside nearby or cycling the Tour de France Stage 1 route which passes within 3 miles of the location. Numerous local …see more
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor …see more
The Gatehouse at Dover was the perfect location for our Valentine's Day getaway. Beautifully decorated and very cozy, it made a wonderful couple's retreat. It is also ideally located, with an easy a… More
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You booked a long time ahead to secure the Valentines weekend and it is so nice to hear that the Gate House lived up to expectations as the perfect romantic cottage.
“Wow, wow, wow”
Reviewed 12 Jun 2013
This place is a jewel, a wonderful and unusual property. We went at Christmas and Michelle kindly put up tasteful decorations for us. It made our Christmas. The property is warm and has loads of chara… More
Many thanks for your kind words Lea. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas at the Gate House and hope we can welcome you back sometime very soon. Best regards, Michelle.
Lovely little Watermill in unique location
The Casa Azenha is comprised of one bedroom, living area and bathroom with self-catering kitchen and private patio and pool
.5 minute drive to the best local beaches, restaurants, market and village. 10 min drive to Sintra, The …see more
This was a magical and fantastic way to start our journey of Portugal. Paola, was a magnificent host and her little cottage was beautifully appointed and the bed divine. There was a food market with t… More
Thank you so much for your kind review, it was a real pleasure to meet you and I hope to welcome you back someday.
All the best,
Reviewed 18 Sep 2013
We stayed here for several days in May as a break before our baby arrived. The property is beautiful and very tastefully decorated as the pictures on the website show. Paola has thought of many love… More
A wonderful lakeside converted boathouse /log cabin set in its own grounds of over 2 acres with its own private trout lake including boat and pedalo.Situated in a beautiful small hamlet on the border of the historic market town of Chesterfield. Close to Bakewell, Chats …see more
Your luxurious motor yacht is available on an accommodation only basis. She is located at the prettiest marina in Lymington with amazing sea views towards the Isle of Wight. She was commissioned in 2013 and is fitted out to the highest standard. Step through the glass …see more
Myself and 3 friends stayed on this beautiful boat, moored ideally with no boats in front of us, giving us a perfect view across to the Isle of Wight. The yacht was clean, had 2 bathrooms and showers… More
The Old Kirk is very large with lots of interesting different areas within a mezzanine open-plan structure, which gives guests a quiet, peaceful experience even with larger parties. The inside is tastefully, and modestly decorated to make the most of the orifinal church …see more
“Lovely spacious house in a fantastic location with great facilities for children”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2012
We had a lovely relaxing week in a great location. We rented the property as two families with four small children and a dog. There was plenty of space both inside and out for children to run around w… More
Dear guest, we are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your stay at the Old Kirk. It is particularly suited to such 2 family holidays.
“Fantastic holiday home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2016
We would not change anything about this wonderful holiday home. Everything we could have required, and more, was provided. We visited as a three generation family of seven and three dogs, and there wa… More
I always love it when extended families have a get-together at the Kirk. Thanks for sharing your experience. Heleen
“Beautiful house, really special stay.”
Reviewed 16 Nov 2016
This is a beautiful, spacious property which is perfect for a sociable get together. It's in a lovely location not too far from dunkeld, which is well worth exploring. A hidden gem!… More
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The memory stick you left behind has been tracked down and will be sent to you.