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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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Converted chapel accommodation in Dalguise

Perth and Kinross / Dalguise

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from $183 / night

$615 - $1532 / week

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from $183 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation houseboat in Srinagar

Kashmir / Srinagar

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
( The taste of Home, where we treat you like Family)  …see more

from $11 / night

$75 / week

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from $11 / night

31

Castle accommodation in Neuille with swimming pool, golf nearby

Maine et Loire / Neuille

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
France's peaceful Pays de la Loire countryside, with its charming villages and famous castles, surrounds this magnificent ten-bedroom mansion. Beautiful stone exteriors mixed with modern amenities create an atmosphere of sophisticated luxury, perfect for a dream ho  …see more

from $692 / night

$2881 - $4029 / week

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from $692 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Ballyshannon

County Donegal / Ballyshannon

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This former chapel is set within a private 180 acre Georgian estate dating back to 1740 which is 2 miles from Ballyshannon. It has been restored with care to provide a relaxing and enjoyable experience. An ideal family destination with blue flags beaches of Rossnowlagh  …see more

from $89 / night

$425 - $679 / week

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from $89 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Castle Douglas Vacation watermill rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Castle Douglas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from $80 / night

$427 - $896 / week

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from $80 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Broadway Vacation shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Welcome to Old Dairy Cottages and our spectacular Shepherds Hut. Tucked away amidst a range of traditional brick farm buildings the shepherds hut benefits from its own private walled garden, patio, hot tub and BBQ shelter.Within this bespoke craftsman built shepherds hu  …see more

from $98 / night

$440 - $562 / week

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from $98 / night

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Beach hut rental in Santiago de Tolu

Sucre Department / Santiago de Tolu

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
These newly constructed apartments are located in a central but tranquil area of Santiago de Tolu. Each apartment is fully equipped to accommodate a maximum of 7 guests. Each apartment has three double bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and utility rooms. Th  …see more

from $57 / night

$393 / week

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from $57 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Wing

Oakham / Wing

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Ask about children
*** STILL AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR *** ABOUT THE CHAPEL: The Chapel, Wing is an early 19th Century stone built Grade II listed Methodist Chapel sympathetically converted at the turn of the 21st Century to create a unique Modernist open plan house. Winner of  …see more

from $74 / night

$507 - $836 / week

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from $74 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Vacation castle in Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland, in same family for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire countryside surrounded by woodlands. The 6 double bedrooms are all unique and beautiful, the Georgian Drawing room stunning with spectacula  …see more

from $445 / night

$2404 - $4453 / week

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from $445 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Vacation cave house in Cortes de Baza

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 99 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $37 / night

$183 - $342 / week

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from $37 / night

(3) Good 

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Marne-la-Vallee / Torcy

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from $43 / night

$266 - $711 / week

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from $43 / night

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State of Santa Catarina / Garopaba

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from $60 / night

$420 / week

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from $60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse rental

County Antrim / Ballygally

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A unique self catering family holiday hideaway on the world famous Antrim coast road, overlooking a secluded beach and slipway, boasting a very spacious open plan family bedroom ideal for family of 5 a cot or extra comfortable bed can be supplied on request A perfec  …see more

from $129 / night

$487 - $670 / week

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from $129 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation houseboat in Amsterdam

Amsterdam / Eastern Docklands

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Annie's Boat is suitable for 2 people and maximum 2 children.Children up to 12 years stay for free. For children up to the age of 3 years there is a cot present. For children from 3 up to 12 years is a thick luxury air mattress (2x 1pers. mattress) of very good  …see more

from $128 / night

$637 / week

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from $128 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation watermill rental

Luberon / Reillanne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Votre meublé de tourisme dans le Moulin de Predelles est situé entre APT et FORCALQUIER près de l'ancienne voie romaine Domitienne ; dans le parc régional du LUBERON.Sur un domaine de 8,00 ha (19,77 acres), dans une nature pr&ea  …see more

from $76 / night

$531 - $1061 / week

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from $76 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Combeinteignhead

Newton Abbot / Combeinteignhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
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

from $122 / night

$732 - $1098 / week

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from $122 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Swimming pool
Trulli Alto is a quality 3 bedroom/two bathroom family trullo. Beautiful views over olive groves and vineyards, yet just 5 minutes drive from small town with restaurants, shops and other facilities. Private full size pool shared with one other trullo. Suits families or  …see more

from $153 / night

$928 - $1745 / week

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from $153 / night

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Vacation houseboat in Jyväskylä

Central Finland / Jyväskylä

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 $329 / night

$1905 - $2860 / week

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from $329 / night

(1) Good 

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Vacation beach hut rental

South Australia / North Shields

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
We are located on South Australia's Lower Eyre Peninsula, in the small historic town of North Shields. We are on the coast of beautiful protected Boston Bay and only about 8 kms North of Port Lincolns CBD We also offer 60 powered sites and a range of cabins. Absolu  …see more

from $68 / night

$407 - $618 / week

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from $68 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Gamblesby

Penrith / Gamblesby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A rural retreat in the peaceful village of Gamblesby set in the backdrop of the Eden Valley. A perfect place to relax, explore, escape from it all and more…..An antidote to the hectic daily routine, but home a from home with all of the modern creature com  …see more

from $135 / night

$732 - $1684 / week

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from $135 / night

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Beberibe / Parajuru

4 17 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 mi
  • Swimming pool

 …see more

from $45 / night

$213 - $547 / week

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from $45 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Tal-y-llyn

Snowdonia National Park / Talyllyn

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
St. Mary's is a part converted 15th Century Church on the edge of the picturesque lake at Talyllyn. This historic building has an amazing Welsh oak roof structure and a Tudor painted ceiling. Many of the original features remain including the pulpit, the organ, fon  …see more

from $63 / night

$440 - $726 / week

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from $63 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation cave house in Freila

Province of Granada / Freila

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Ask about pets
This is a partial cave house with 2 bedrooms an additional bedroom can be made in the dining room if more than four people wish to stay , This will incur an additional charge of £5 per person per night. The kitchen bathroom and dining room are located in the front  …see more

from $36 / night

$238 / week

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from $36 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Correze / Collonges-la-Rouge

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from $96 / night

$658 - $955 / week

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from $96 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Beaford Vacation converted chapel rental

Great Torrington / Beaford

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Set within 16 acres of glorious North Devon countryside, The Chapel is the idea place to come and unwind from the stresses and strains of daily life. The Chapel is an annex of the main house which is a former Rectory so there is a wealth of character and stunning featur  …see more

from $122 / night

$519 / week

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from $122 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Lofoten Islands

Nordland / Lofoten Islands

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Air conditioning
A big fishermen cabin just by the sea. Nice view to the harbour. Close to good fishing grounds, hiking terrain and beaches. Experience the midnight sun in summer or the aurora borealis in winter. Join the famous cod fishing season in march/april. There are two apartment  …see more

from $59 / night

$351 - $3692 / week

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from $59 / night

23

Millbrook Vacation beach hut accommodation

Cornwall / Millbrook

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from $116 / night

$812 / week

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from $116 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Eure / Saint-Christophe-sur-Conde

9 15 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $637 / night

$1910 / week

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from $637 / 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 $138 / night

$892 - $1783 / week

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from $138 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Chesterfield

Derbyshire / Chesterfield

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
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

from $147 / night

$732 - $1233 / week

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from $147 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Vacation boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $141 / night

$976 - $1690 / week

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from $141 / night

(2) Excellent 

80

Lisbon District / Torres Vedras

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from $108 / night

$536 - $750 / week

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from $108 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation tented camp in Langton Matravers

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $136 / night

$793 - $1507 / week

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from $136 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Metz / Longeville-les-Metz

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from $80 / night

$398 / week

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from $80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Patu / Marina San Gregorio

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from $27 / night

$160 - $542 / week

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from $27 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sidmouth Vacation tower rental

Devon / Sidmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Private garden
Southerton Tower is a magnificently transformed 19th century water tower. The three storey property is along the path from By the Way Cottage in the heart of the Otter Valley This bijou property is cleverly designed to maximise the use of vertical space, the ground floo  …see more

from $98 / night

$452 - $482 / week

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from $98 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Vacation cave house in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Swimming pool
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

from $43 / night

$268 - $418 / week

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from $43 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation shepherds hut in Grewelthorpe

North Yorkshire / Grewelthorpe

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
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

from $86 / night

$513 - $830 / week

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from $86 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse in Ullswater

Lake District / Ullswater

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
All the character of a spacious historic boathouse with private mooring. And inside, a luxury fully equipped apartment, with incredible waterfront view and ample room for two guests. Situated on the water's edge of Ullswater, Far Boathouse is secluded  …see more

from $220 / night

$1538 / week

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from $220 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ballymena Vacation watermill rental

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 34 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $220 / night

$1538 / week

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from $220 / night