The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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This functioning lighthouse, dating back to 1815, offers accommodation and views along the stunning coastline around Stranraer.
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Put your feet up, relax at this unique windmill conversion set in stunning scenery close to Lavenham. Sleeps either 2 or 4 adults.
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An 18th century windmill on the Norfolk coast, now a bed and breakfast with lovely views.
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If looking to get away within the next 3 weeks here are some great quirky places that could work for you.
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Restored windmill with views over Anglesey sleeps 4 people. 7 night minimum stay with Saturday arrivals. No pets. Children over the age of 6 only.
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3 Self-catering lighthouse cottages set on Langness Peninsula surrounded by birds and sealife.
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Beautiful converted windmill sleeps 2 near Mundesley just 400 yards from the sea. The perfect place for a romantic break.
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A beautifully renovated lighthouse accommodation with delicious breakfast, at Beachy Head. 2 night min stay.
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North Norfolk, Aylsham is between the fine city of Norwich and the coast. Self-catering for 6 in a converted former flour mill.
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Norfolk Windmill with Day Boat in Broadland. Sleeps 4 - bookings 7 nights in summer with Friday arrival. Out of season short breaks now available.
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3 luxurious private windmill villas with private pool and garden, 180 degrees seaview, near the coast on a volcanic island. 2 nt min stay. Sleeps 6.
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A secluded windmill tower close to Torbay's beaches offers cosy accommodation for 2+ and views to Dartmoor.
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A historic windmill museum, bakery, tearooms and gift shops. Stay in shepherd's huts, a cottage or camp. Open April - September.
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Restored lighthouse with rooms with great views over the Bristol Channel and surrounding fields, not far from Cardiff. Dip in the hot tub on the roof.
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Stylish B&B accommodation in a picturesque windmill by the river in Rye.
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A luxurious 18th Century windmill with hot tub in Braunston. Sleeps up to 6, 2 night minimum stay.
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Stay at a lighthouse in the Scottish Highlands near Gairloch! Comfy B&B accommodation in a spectacular and unique setting - open April - October.
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A beautifully restored dog friendly windmill with 6 bedrooms, close to the town of Usk.
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3 bedroom holiday cottage at Whitby Lighthouse on the East coast, near the North Yorkshire Moors. 2 night min stay. No pets.
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A cottage for 4 connected to St Anthonys Lighthouse, located at the furthest point of the stunning Roseland Peninsula. 2 night min stay.
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Great for a romantic seaside retreat, this cottage at Cromer Lighthouse has beautiful panoramic sea views.
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A 3 bedroom cottage at Start Point lighthouse. Dramatic location on a small cliff, near Salcombe.
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Three different lighthouse cottages offer stunning views of the rugged Shetland scenery.
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Converted windmill offers en-suite rooms close to many golf courses near Brigg
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A luxury cottage for 4 people at North Foreland Lighthouse at the far eastern tip of Kent.
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A cottage at the operational Pendeen lighthouse perfect for 2/3 guests with stunning sea views.
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A cottage for 5 at Whitby Lighthouse on a high cliff near Whitby. Bring your dog.
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Converted windmill near Boston sleeps 2 people. No pets. No children. No minimum stay
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Renovated lighthouse for 6-8 guests on the coast at Youghal
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A luxury cottage for 5 at Anvil Point Lighthouse with stunning views. Within the grounds of Durleston Country Park. 2 night min stay.
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A former mill dating back to 1858 with a lovely double room in the top of the tower. On farmland near Norwich.
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Charming cottage for 5 at St Catherine's Lighthouse. Impressive sea views from the windows. 2 nights min stay. Dogs welcome.
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An award winning unique hilltop converted windmill. The ideal spot for tranquility + exploring the unspoilt Alentejo
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A cottage at Trevose Head lighthouse for 4 people with stunning sea views from the bedrooms. 2 nights min stay. 1 small dog welcome.
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A cottage for 5 people with panoramic views of the sea, at Cromer Lighthouse - adjacent to the Royal Cromer golf course.
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A lighthouse stay for 2 on a jetty at Alesund, with the benefits of hotel services + breakfast delivered each day.
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Restored Grade II watermill offers dormitory style and private rooms in Clun, plus camping
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High-end lighthouse stays on Clare Island with 6 en-suite rooms and superb views over Achill and Westport
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B&B rooms in beautifully restored lighthouse in the middle of the Hudson River, outside of New York
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A cottage for 6 at Start Point lighthouse. Spectacular panoramic sea views, near Blackpool Sands. 2 night minimum stay.
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Authentic historic windmill on the pretty island of Adamas, close to the port and a short walk to the beach. Sleeps two.
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An exceptional cottage set above a charming seaside town, on a chalk headland, next to North Foreland Lighthouse.
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A watermill with a brook as the perfect holiday home for up to 9 guests - plus dog - in central France
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A cottage for 6 at Anvil Point Lighthouse, within the grounds of Durleston Country Park. Sandy beaches within easy reach.
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A small cottage for 4 at St Catherines Lighthouse, with the sea just metres away. Many family attractions are nearby.
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A cottage for 4 at Bull Point Lighthouse on a dramatic headland near Mortehoe. Impressive panoramic sea views.
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Cottage for 5 at Bull Point Lighthouse with open sea views, perched on a headland between Mortehoe and Woolacombe. Min 2 night stay.
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An independent historic holiday cottage for 4 in Rix, or join your hosts for a True French Experience - BILINGUAL
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A windmill and 2 modern cube units for 2-4 guests. Enjoy lounging by the pool at this quality B&B near the coast by Foz do Arelho.
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This small cosy lighthouse for 2 at Island Bay near Wellington can be all yours for the night
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A converted windmill with pool, for up to 6 guests, a short drive from the coast at Villa Nove De Milfontes. 3 night min stay
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Accommodation for 5 at St Catherines Lighthouse for a coastal holiday just metres from the sea. 2 night min stay.
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Stay at this beautifully restored Victorian lighthouse on the shores of Lake Ontario near Rochester NY
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Basic yet comfortable Keeper's Cottage offers a stay at the base of a lighthouse with chance to see whales, dolphins + eagles. Minimum 3/7 night stay.
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In rooms housed in a museum, experience life as an authentic lighthouse keeper of old. Located on tiny Rose Island, reached from Rhodes Island
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Beautifully restored 18th c. Dutch Windmill vacation home. BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 1 ha grounds, outdoor furniture, BBQ, at the Baltic
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Stay in a lighthouse keepers house B & B in a spectacular position on the Atlantic coast, near Yachats
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Renovated windmill offers a back to basics stay with lovely views near Villeneuve-sur-Lot. Minimum 3/7 night stay.