Unusual & Quirky Cottages

Property above: The Bunker, Sennen, Cornwall (sleeps 6 people)

Scroll down the page to browse through our selection of unusual and quirky self catering holiday cottages to rent. From lighthouses to windmills, railway cottages to oast houses (as pictured above), our selection of quirky cottages can make for a holiday with a difference! Simply start your search by typing in your preferred region or county in the space above.

If you have any questions about a cottage or prefer to book by phone, please call our information line on 0345 268 1307 (+44 1282 845994 if calling from outside the UK) – please quote the cottage property code(s). The phone-line is open Mon – Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-5pm.

Featured Accommodation

The Old Folly

The Old Folly, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. Built in the early 1800’s as a ruin, today this gatehouse has been converted into a wonderful and unique set of two holiday homes. Perfect for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and coastline (Filey is only 3 miles away). Cottage Code: IJQ.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Millers Rest

Willingham, nr. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 2. In the shadow of the early 19th century windmill known as Cattell’s Mill, this comfortable one bedroom cottage occupies a unique location just a short drive away from the historic university city of Cambridge. Cottage Code: UKC945.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

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Toll Bridge House

Penmaenpool, nr. Dolgellau, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 2. As the name suggests, this unique holiday property was once home to the resident tollkeeper. Built in 1921, it sits aside the listed, wooden toll bridge that spans the tidal Mawddach Estuary linking the coastal towns of Tywyn and Barmouth. Cottage Code: UK6082.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Melin Newydd Cottages – The Windmill

Tynlon, nr. Rhosneigr, Anglesey.

Sleeps 4. Dating from 1833, this traditional converted windmill occupies a quiet location in a rural part of Anglesey. Lovingly renovated, it features a delightful living space on the ground floor, with double bedrooms on each of the upper floors. Cottage Code: 29567.

  • Quirky
  • 19th Century

Skene House Cottage

Westhill, nr. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 6. Enjoying peaceful seclusion just west of Aberdeen, this unique holiday property adjoins the historic Skene Castle; former seat of the chiefs of Clan Skene. Set in 30 acre grounds, parts of the castle date from the early 14th century. Cottage Code: 29020.

  • Quirky
  • 17th Century

Sea Yonder

Buckie, nr. Cullen, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. Boasting uninterrupted sea views, this unique holiday cottage offers guests the opportunity to watch the varied wildlife drift past, from bottlenose dolphins to grey seals. Lie back under the stars and relax in the private hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5402.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Chapel

Couch’s Mill, nr. Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Sleeps 8. This wonderfully converted chapel stands close to the former smuggling village of Lerryn. Set on the banks of a tidal river, guests can enjoy kayaking trips down to the nearby historic port of Fowey. Cottage Code: W43503.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Old Chapel

St Dennis, nr. St Austell, Cornwall

Sleeps 8. This former Methodist chapel has been carefully converted to retain many original features, including the stained glass windows. Set in the very heart of Cornwall, it offers spacious, contemporary holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: UKC1888.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

St Michael and All Angels

Hollocombe, nr. Chulmleigh, Mid-Devon

Sleeps 6. With its vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows, this beautifully restored 19th century church offers guests a unique and luxurious country retreat. Blessed with historic charm, it was originally commissioned by the Earl of Portsmouth and is situated in the quiet little hamlet of Hollocombe. Cottage Code: UKC1328.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Old Chapel

Holbeton, South Devon

Sleeps 8. Just a short drive from the fine sandy beach at Mothecombe, this elegant, stone-built former chapel now provides comfortable family accommodation in the heart of the small sleepy village of Holbeton. The fabulous arched windows ensure a light and airy feel to this unique property. Cottage Code: E3838.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Cambridge Lodge (Water Tank)

Wensley, nr. Matlock, Derbyshire

Sleeps 6. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the roof top cottage garden, this former water storage tank has been expertly converted to offer truly unique and luxurious holiday accommodation. The conservation village of Wensley lies just 3 miles from Matlock. Cottage Code: UK4076.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

Quartermaster’s

Brancepeth, nr. Durham, Co. Durham

Sleeps 3. This bright and airy ground floor apartment is set within Brancepeth Castle, with exposed stone walls it offers extensive country views over the valley. With a history dating back to Saxon times, guests have access to some of the castle grounds. Cottage Code: UKC1983.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • 14th Century