Property above: The Oast House, Smarden, Kent (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, old mills 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.
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Tissington Estate, Derbyshire
Sleeps 2 people. These two delightful holiday cottages are both set in the unspoiled, historic model village which grew around the imposing Tissington Hall. Guests staying at either of the properties will be offered a guided tour of the main house.
Blue Seas, Cornwall
Sleeps 2. If you're looking for a truly unusual holiday experience then how about staying in this Victorian fort?! Commissioned by Lord Palmerston in 1864, this converted holiday apartment boasts a spectacular balcony overlooking Plymouth Sound.
The Old Folly, 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).
Hathaway Hamlet, Warwickshire
Sleeps 2 - 3. Situated in the quiet village of Shottery. this very pretty listed cottage boats a large feature inglenook fireplace and 17th-century oak four-poster bed. Just 1 mile from Stratford, it lies 200 yards from Anne Hathaway’s famous cottage.
Wadadli Lodge, Devon
Sleeps 6. Built of local stone and oak, this contemporary, detached, Swedish-style house with high vaulted ceilings, offers beautiful interior design. In addition, the property is set in its own garden, with its own outdoor heated swimming pool.
Owl's End, Suffolk
Sleeps 8 - 10. Surrounded by a moat and the rolling Suffolk countryside, Owl's End is one of three renovated old farm buildings, exuding charm with exposed beams, oak floors and private hot tubs.
The Old Chapel, Cornwall
Sleeps 16. Just 2 miles from lovely sandy beaches of Cornwall, this sophisticated 19th-century granite chapel conversion enjoys unspoilt views from its landing and galleried first-floor living room. This cottage features an open fire.
The Showmans Wagon, Essex
Sleeps 2 - 4. A truly quirky holiday experience! This gold rated property allows guests to live like a fairground showman and is set in 150 acres of idyllic woodland and meadows. Outside is a garden with furniture and barbeque, perfect for alfresco dining
The Folly, Hampshire
Sleeps 2. With shared use of an indoor heated swimming-pool, (open Apr - Oct), this 19th-century listed folly is perhaps for those couples who fancy something out of the ordinary. Enjoy the wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon.
Stable Cottage, East Sussex
Sleeps 2. This listed, 17th-century beamed barn is located just 4 miles from the historic cinque port of Rye, with its cobbled streets and antique shops. Converted to a high standard, it stands detached with oak floors and an enclosed decked terrace.