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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 houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

3 2 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
Welcome to Alleppey Backwater Kerala in the God's Own Country ! . Our new AC Deluxe houseboat had 1bed/1 bath,living room, dinning and kitchen . We are located 2 minutes from Alleppey town. Famed across the world as Venice of the East, Alleppey (Alappuzha) is the mos …see more

from $100 / night

$1400 / week

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from $100 / night

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Castle rental in Buehlertann

Baden-Württemberg / Buehlertann

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
The accommodation living in the Castle! Welcome to us on the Tannenburg. The castle is situated on a mountain face with excellent views, the guests live on the second floor of the main building of the castle with panoramic views in the upper Bühlertel the South. The Ca …see more

from $90 / night

$469 / week

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from $90 / night

(71) Excellent 

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Vacation trullo with swimming pool in Ostuni

Province of Brindisi / Ostuni

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Swimming pool
Trullo Bellissimo is a luxury, bijou villa with a bespoke interior design, sympathetically restored to reveal original stone walls, arches and vaulted ceilings.This ancient c300 year old building is set in its own tranquil 3acre olive grove, with stunning terraces (cock …see more

from $251 / night

$1752 - $2489 / week

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from $251 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chamberet Vacation watermill rental

Correze / Chamberet

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Surrounded by acres of forest, next to a river and out of sight of any neighbours our old mill is a great place to get away from it all. It is very spacious, has two fireplaces, two double bedrooms (plus a bunk-bed for children) and a great kitchen. The old mill …see more

from $90 / night

$780 - $1092 / week

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from $90 / night

(80) 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

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from $45 / night

$189 - $378 / week

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from $45 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Gamblesby

Eden District / 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 comforts y …see more

from $147 / night

$794 - $1753 / week

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from $147 / night

(90) 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 $153 / night

$953 - $1588 / week

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from $153 / night

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Vacation watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 mi
  • Swimming pool
La Amapola apartment is fully equipped for self-catering and has been lovingly restored and finished to a high standard. This apartment has the living area and shower room with WC on the ground floor with the 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor. The open plan kitchen and lounge …see more

from $56 / night

$390 / week

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from $56 / night

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Cap-d'Agde Vacation yacht rental

Agde / Cap-d'Agde

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Very happy to take on board the guests to have a good time in the capital of naturism Cap d'Agde. The hotel is a luxurious, fully equipped motor yacht. To the guests disposal is a luxury Four Winns 248 Vista motor yacht with an experienced captain. I’d be very happ …see more

from $45 / night

$312 / week

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from $45 / night

(38) 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
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • 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 $121 / night

$635 - $1118 / week

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from $121 / night

(63) 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
Special offer due to last minute cancellations- £500 off for weeks bookings, beginning 9th June -2nd September subject to availability. Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland,has been with the Craufurd of Craufurdland for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 a …see more

from $362 / night

$2528 - $5798 / week

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from $362 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Vacation converted chapel in Chester

Cheshire / Chester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
The Little Tin Chapel is featured in April's edition of Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine pages 220 - 231. Nestling opposite the Shropshire Union canal, Chester's only remaining Victorian tin chapel has been lovingly restored. The Little Tin Chapel is the perfect ba …see more

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from $120 / night

$693 - $1059 / week

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from $120 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, is Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House'. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacio …see more

from $102 / night

$635 - $1067 / week

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from $102 / night

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Watermill rental in Meymac with shared pool

Correze / Meymac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Swimming pool
If you want to get away from it all and escape to the countryside with stunning scenery, this is the place to come. The pure fresh air, blue,blue sky's and abundance of outdoor fun and activities is waiting for you in this corner of unspoilt France. Whether you are loo …see more

from $95 / night

$390 - $1059 / week

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from $95 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Vacation villa rental

Kent / Dymchurch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.001 mi
  • Child friendly
"Sunshine 247365", as featured in the Guardian and the Daily Mail Beach Sun Retreat uniquely offers the 'perfect beach and summer holiday' with guaranteed sunbathing 365 days a year! Occupying the ground floor of this former hotel, the property has been refurbished to …see more

from $331 / night

$1524 - $3175 / week

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from $331 / night

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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

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from $56 / night

$324 - $435 / week

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Vacation yacht in Loano

Italian Riviera / Loano

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Blue Water is a sailboat of 13m. Upon mooring, protected by a large marina such as Loano, offers its guests an excellent comfort, the three cabins available to have 2 separate wc. The dinette is our free zone, where you can read a book, have a drink or have a chat. To o …see more

from $34 / night

$1227 - $1500 / week

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from $34 / night

(7) 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 $290 / night

$2229 - $2618 / week

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from $290 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vacation trullo in Locorotondo

Locorotondo / Contini

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
At the foot of Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages of Italy and Orange flag of the Touring Club, and immersed in the charming Valle d'Itria Trulli are Maria. An oasis of tranquillity where you can enjoy a beautiful landscape and a unique panoramic location d …see more

from $56 / night

$390 - $1131 / week

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from $56 / night

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Boathouse rental in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Charm, comfort, water, passion ... The quoted rates are those of Great cabin (8-10 people) called "it at the cinema. Our 4 cabins floating on a pond of 2.5 ha are comfortable. -The First hut (2/4) "Dreams of the Steph" was launching in May 2015. -The Second (4/6) "I ' …see more

from $312 / night

$2301 - $2574 / week

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from $312 / night

(61) 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 $83 / night

$445 - $933 / week

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from $83 / night

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Vacation shepherds hut in Whashton

Richmond / Whashton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Holmebeck hut is situated on the outskirts of Ravensworth village in North Yorkshire. This idyllic bolt hole is only 10 minutes journey by car from Scotch corner which makes it an easily accessible location for a short break, in a beautiful area of the country. Set wi …see more

from $96 / night

$508 / week

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from $96 / night

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Janda Baik Vacation tented camp rental

Bentong / Janda Baik

5 6 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Wondering where to go for your next holiday? ​ Kanopi Villa, Janda Baik is a 8 acres luxury campsite, nestled in the thick and lush rainforest, at the foothill of Genting Highlands, just 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, which make for the most stunning views and adventure. …see more

from $55 / night

$385 / week

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from $55 / night

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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 $147 / night

$1016 - $1759 / week

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Tented camp rental in Swellendam with shared pool

Overberg District / Swellendam

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
AfriCamps at Kam’Bati is situated on an Overberg farm about 20km west of Swellendam. AfriCamps Forest at Kam’Bati River Resort is a nature lovers’ paradise and the perfect getaway for the adventurous family. There are canoeing, mountain biking and fishing facilities and …see more

from $68 / night

$476 / week

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from $68 / night

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Vacation shepherds hut in Maidwell

Northamptonshire / Maidwell

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Blueberry Shepherds Huts have created a fantastic Glamping and camping environment in the heart of the rolling countryside. With abundant wildlife and superb views, you will not be disappointed. The Welsh Den is one of our Premium Huts. With mains water and electric you …see more

from $83 / night

$578 / week

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from $83 / night

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Vacation boathouse in Etretat

Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Charm, comfort, water, passion ... Our 4 cabins floating on a pond of 2.5 ha are comfortable. -The First hut (2/4) "Dreams of the Steph" was launching in May 2015. -The Second (4/6) "I 'am not a morning person" opens at July 10, 2015 -The Third (2/3 people) "The earth …see more

from $156 / night

$1092 - $1326 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from $156 / night

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Durtal Vacation castle rental

Maine et Loire / Durtal

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
To complete the offer of the Bed & Breakfast in the Château de Chambiers, Elijah and Anne Crouan put at your disposal the romantic apartment which sleeps 6-7 people in two bedrooms. You are in the Castle while being completely independent in this gite at the Castle. T …see more

from $328 / night

$2293 / week

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from $328 / night

(28) 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 luxur …see more

from $229 / night

$1601 / week

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avg. 2 hours 38 minutes

from $229 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Pagkia Vacation castle rental

Laconia Region / Pagkia

2 8 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
An authentic, fully furnished, recently renovated castle with great views. Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from enemies, from the war. On the ground floor you can find the olive p …see more

from $112 / night

$669 - $3900 / week

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from $112 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Key West Vacation houseboat rental

Florida Keys / Key West

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Ocean view yacht with beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Underwater windows in the forward cabins makes this yacht unbelievable. Located in the finest most elegant first class member only marinas. Take it out for a snorkel or sunset cruise. Breath taking views from your ki …see more

from $406 / night

$2500 - $6650 / week

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from $406 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Vacation windmill in Potter Heigham

Norfolk / Potter Heigham

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
A converted Windmill dating back to the 1700s, the Mill has been recently renovated to a high standard with underfloor heating throughout. The Mill ground floor comprises a lounge/diner with sofa bed which sleeps +2. It has a logburner and a wall mounted HDTV/ DVD/Blur …see more

from $108 / night

$572 - $1207 / week

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from $108 / night

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Vacation narrowboat rental

Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
we are a family run business based on the North Oxford Canal. We have 2 lovely traditional narrow boats based in Rugby, Warwickshire, ideal for first timers or people looking for a relaxing traditional boat but with modern twists. Our boats both have portholes and …see more

from $318 / night

$952 / week

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from $318 / night

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Vacation watermill in Charenton-du-Cher

Cher / Charenton-du-Cher

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
and renovated mill located amidst 5 hectares of meadow or alive horses and sheep with our Labradors .We can make table and breakfast reservation a large garden with seating and table, deckchairs are at your disposal next to the river and its spinning wheel and wrought i …see more

from $123 / night

$858 / week

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from $123 / night

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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 $254 / night

$1778 / week

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Cervione Vacation tower rental

Haute-Corse / Cervione

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This charming Corsican apartment is a maisonette with a total size of 70m2. It also has a private terrace in the shade. In the past this apartment was a watchtower in the heart of an idyllic hamlet on a rocky spur. It is an exceptional location, and it was chosen as …see more

from $73 / night

$507 / week

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from $73 / night

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Saint-Urcize Vacation cave house rental

Cantal / Saint-Urcize

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
unusual lodges with breathtaking views of the Aubrac plateau and the village of Saint-Urcize. These semi buried 20m² habitats will delight lovers of open spaces, eager to relax in a natural setting. perfect accommodation for couples in love. The adjacent room is not com …see more

from $95 / night

$441 - $663 / week

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from $95 / night

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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 $191 / night

$648 - $1594 / week

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from $191 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Vacation castle in Pagkia

Laconia Region / Pagkia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
For prices please email us! About the castle: An authentic, fully furnished, just recently renovated traditional castle with great views. Around 2 centuries ago, our grandparents decided to build a castle for their winter stays and to protect themselves from rivalries …see more

from $88 / night

$614 - $1296 / week

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from $88 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation watermill in La Petite Pierre

Bas-Rhin / La Petite Pierre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
The Heiligenmuehle is a watermill rebuilt with taste, it is located in a Valley surrounded by forests. This real small Manor House can comfortably accommodate a group of 8 or 12 people. The Interior fittings are new, it benefits from the comfort of a new House, heating, …see more

from $357 / night

$1950 - $3120 / week

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