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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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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 $125 / night

$625 - $1100 / week

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from $125 / night

(52) 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 $82 / night

$438 - $918 / week

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from $82 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation boathouse rental

Amsterdam / De Pijp

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
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

from $202 / night

$2119 - $2490 / week

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from $202 / 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 $139 / night

$813 - $1544 / week

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from $139 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Riad rental in Ancient Medina

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $108 / night

$375 - $773 / week

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from $108 / night

(7) Excellent 

21

Whitby Vacation shepherds hut rental

Scarborough District / Whitby

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
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

from $82 / night

$425 - $488 / week

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from $82 / night

(2) Excellent 

80

Lisbon District / Torres Vedras

2 6 2 nights min

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

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from $106 / night

$530 - $742 / week

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from $106 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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 $144 / night

$1000 - $1732 / week

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from $144 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Vacation watermill in Bylchau

Denbigh / Bylchau

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**** 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

from $88 / night

$575 - $750 / week

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from $88 / night

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Sulzfeld / Leinach

8 18 1 night min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $43 / night

$297 / week

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from $43 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Little Haven

Pembrokeshire / Little Haven

2 8 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $138 / night

$634 - $884 / week

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from $138 / night

(17) Excellent 

77

Vacation houseboat in Amsterdam

North Holland Province / Amsterdam

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $186 / night

$1298 / week

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from $186 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation beach hut in Yelapa

Costalegre / Yelapa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
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

from $75 / night

$438 - $688 / week

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from $75 / 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

$159 - $541 / week

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from $27 / night

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Kimito Island / Dragsfjard

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $106 / night

$636 / week

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from $106 / night

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Castle rental in Stia

Province of Arezzo / Stia

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 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 $64 / night

$398 - $424 / week

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from $64 / night

(41) Excellent 

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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 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $144 / night

$499 - $1062 / week

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from $144 / night

(84) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Lower Cwmtwrch

Swansea / Lower Cwmtwrch

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $150 / night

$938 - $1563 / week

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from $150 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Vacation watermill in Chauvigny

Chauvigny / Bonnes, Chauvigny

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
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

from $82 / night

$438 - $563 / week

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from $82 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation shepherds hut in Beaworthy

Beaworthy / Germansweek

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
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

from $69 / night

$450 - $625 / week

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from $69 / night

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Lower Franconia / Triefenstein

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $149 / night

$689 / week

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from $149 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Canton of Thurgau / Bischofszell

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly

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from $57 / night

$328 - $807 / week

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from $57 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation trullo in Alberobello

Province of Bari / Alberobello

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Swimming pool
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

from $119 / night

$725 - $1613 / week

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from $119 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ballymena Vacation watermill rental

County Antrim / Ballymena

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 $225 / night

$1475 - $1563 / week

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from $225 / 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 $119 / night

$832 / week

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from $119 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Cupar Vacation yurt accommodation

Fife / Cupar

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
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

from $94 / night

$500 / week

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from $94 / night

(7) Excellent 

12

Branscombe Vacation beach hut rental

Devon / Branscombe

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
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

from $67 / night

$464 - $1095 / week

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from $67 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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
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

from $40 / night

$275 - $813 / week

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from $40 / night

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Sarthe / Louplande

6 20 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $73 / night

$371 / week

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from $73 / 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

$265 - $414 / week

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from $43 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Shepherds hut rental in West Calder

West Lothian / West Calder

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
"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

from $69 / night

$369 - $438 / week

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from $69 / 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 $38 / night

$188 - $350 / week

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from $38 / night

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Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Monte Cerignone

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from $27 / night

$1484 / week

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from $27 / night

(14) 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 $88 / night

$525 - $850 / week

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from $88 / night

11

Florianopolis / Pantano do Sul

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from $145 / night

$1015 / week

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from $145 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Vacation castle in Dover

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
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

from $82 / night

$469 - $750 / week

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from $82 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Vacation watermill with shared pool in Colares

Sintra Municipality / Colares

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
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

from $138 / night

$742 - $954 / 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 $150 / night

$750 - $1438 / week

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from $150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation yacht in Lymington

New Forest / Lymington

2 4 2 nights min

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

from $350 / night

$2450 / week

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from $350 / night

(29) Excellent 

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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 $188 / night

$638 - $1569 / week

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from $188 / night