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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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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 $194 / night

$2152 - $2528 / week

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from $194 / night

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Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

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

from $140 / night

$904 - $1808 / week

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from $140 / night

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Vacation tented camp in Killeshandra

County Cavan / Killeshandra

15 50 1 night min

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
We are a small back to basics camp site situated in Killeshandra, Co Cavan, Republic of Ireland. We have 11 grass tent pitches behind a farm house which has kitchen facilities for all campers and 4 electrical hook up for caravans/motor homes situated on the beautiful st …see more

from $22 / night

$151 / week

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from $22 / night

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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 $84 / night

$448 - $940 / week

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from $84 / night

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Vacation converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Welcome to the Old Chapel in Slad, Gloucestershire; a luxury self catering Cotswolds holiday rental, with a stylish, contemporary interior. Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it's bo …see more

from $223 / night

$1279 - $3424 / week

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from $223 / night

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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

from $122 / night

$704 - $1076 / week

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from $122 / night

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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 $103 / night

$640 - $1076 / week

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from $103 / 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 $148 / night

$1024 - $1773 / week

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from $148 / night

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Vacation beach hut with golf nearby in Jammerbugt Municipality

North Jutland / Jammerbugt Municipality

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Dejlig nyrenoveret 2009/2013 sommerhus i træ, beliggende på 300 m2 naturgrund i meget hyggeligt område, og med en perfekt placering kun 100 m fra én af Danmarks mest børnevenlige sandstrande og købmand. Lendrup er beliggende 5 min. kørsel fra Løgstør og er et virkelig s …see more

from $38 / night

$216 / week

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from $38 / night

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Vacation houseboat in Alappuzha

Alappuzha District / Alappuzha

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
ITINERARY» Guests can check in at 12:00 hrs, we will welcome you with welcome drink and start cruise after a short briefing introduction, relax and enjoy the canals, rivers and backwater, at 13:00 hrs houseboat will stop for lunch, with lavish menu of traditional Kerala …see more

from $171 / night

$1191 / week

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from $171 / night

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Braunton Vacation watermill rental

Devon / Braunton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Sleeping up to 5 guests, Mill Cottage is a 2 bedroom 17th Century converted Water Mill, with a wealth of character. It offers 2 double bedrooms, a lounge/diner, kitchen and bathroom. It's private sunny garden is perfect for al fresco dining and included is a gas barbecu …see more

from $109 / night

$500 - $960 / week

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from $109 / night

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Sarlat-la-Canéda / Carsac-Aillac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from $81 / night

$560 - $969 / week

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from $81 / night

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Saint-Nicolas-de-Veroce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Ask about children

from $49 / night

$272 / week

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from $49 / night

(3) 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 $77 / night

$448 - $704 / week

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from $77 / night

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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 $154 / night

$871 - $1767 / week

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from $154 / night

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Vaucluse / Althen-des-Paluds

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly

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Schleswig-Holstein / Laboe

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from $182 / night

$1273 / week

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from $182 / night

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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 $141 / night

$871 - $1652 / week

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from $141 / night

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Vacation boathouse rental

Abersoch / Llanbedrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
There can be few more iconic houses in the whole of North Wales than those situated on Llanbedrog Beach. Believed to be one of only two beaches in the UK that can boast deciduous trees growing directly onto the sand it is no wonder that Llanbedrog is designated as an ar …see more

from $256 / night

$960 - $1920 / week

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from $256 / 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 $192 / night

$653 - $1607 / week

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from $192 / night

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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 $108 / night

$646 - $3765 / week

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from $108 / night

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Province of Naples / Sorrento

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from $290 / night

$2152 / week

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from $290 / night

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Seine-Maritime / Etretat

1 4 1 night min

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

from $152 / night

$1064 - $1291 / week

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from $152 / night

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Vacation tented camp with golf nearby in Canungra

Scenic Rim / Canungra

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
Tuckers Retreat is the ultimate glamping experience for couples, with only a maximum of 4 people on site at one time this gives you the feeling of truly being on a hidden romantic escape. Each Eco Tent has its own private hydrotherapy Jacuzzi sunken into a large deck sp …see more

from $188 / night

$1280 / week

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from $188 / night

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Aude / Lastours

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly

from $119 / night

$829 / week

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from $119 / night

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Porto Seguro / Trancoso

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from $1399 / night

$9789 / week

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from $1399 / night

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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 $87 / night

$753 - $1055 / week

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from $87 / night

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Locorotondo Vacation trullo rental

Province of Bari / Locorotondo

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cinquenoci Trullo is located in a panoramic and quiet area, not far from the town centre. Its name derives from “Cinquenoci” (literally “five walnut-trees”) district, an ancient place characterized by the presence of five huge walnut-trees, which bore the precious fruit …see more

from $76 / night

$532 - $1443 / week

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from $76 / night

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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 $85 / night

$592 - $1250 / week

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from $85 / night

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Vacation trullo in Putignano

Province of Bari / Putignano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Child friendly
Availability of 5 beds Trulli completely renovated, located in a hilly fresh; surrounded by green olive trees and fruit, with a large green area of 10,000 sq. extending from the driveway up to surround the building, the area in front of the trulli equipped with two terr …see more

from $70 / night

$345 - $538 / week

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from $70 / night

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Cave house rental in Galera

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
A beautiful cavehouse in Andalucia, Spain. stunning position overlooking the historical village of Galera . The overall name given to this tourist region is The Altiplano also known as the Spanish Lake District due to the numerous lakes, natural parks and stunning sce …see more

from $43 / night

$244 - $423 / week

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from $43 / night

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Sarthe / Louplande

6 20 1 night min

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

from $74 / night

$377 / week

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from $74 / night

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Piegaro / Pietrafitta

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min

from $76 / night

$485 / week

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from $76 / night

(34) 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 $122 / night

$640 - $1127 / week

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from $122 / night

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Hereford Vacation tree house rental

Herefordshire / Hereford

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A real treehouse built up in the treetops A unique Contemporary Modern living space in the form of a modern architectural designed house, but built in the treetops,"this is a very real treehouse....its not a cheathouse ,it's not built on stilts,or on top of a bank of l …see more

from $256 / night

$1792 / week

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from $256 / night

(39) Very Good 

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Kumarakom Vacation houseboat rental

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
Our houseboat `Aqua Jumbo` is a floating palace which is a modified form of traditional Kettuvallams. It contains 2 luxurious well furnished & bath attached bed rooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare delicio …see more

from $200 / night

$1451 - $2821 / week

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from $200 / night

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Tower rental in Central York

York / Central York

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Lendal Tower is a 3 bedroom, luxury holiday rental found in the very heart of the historic city of York which has been graded as a 5 Star Gold Award winning property by Visit England. Built on the banks of the River Ouse in 1299, Lendal Tower has been used to tax incomi …see more

from $320 / night

$1664 - $2688 / week

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from $320 / night

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 190 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from $162 / night

$1130 / week

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from $162 / 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' c …see more

from $84 / night

$448 - $576 / week

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from $84 / night

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