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Unusual & Quirky Cottages

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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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  • 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.

    Dates back to 19th CenturyClose to the Sea

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  • 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.

    Dates back to 16th CenturyPub nearbyWiFi availablePet friendly

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  • 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.

    Dates back to 20th CenturyWiFi availablePrivate Swimming PoolPet friendly

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  • 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.

    Dates back to 16th CenturyWiFi availableGames roomHot tub availablePet friendly

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  • Inglenook Boathouse, Staffordshire

    Sleeps 2. Standing on the banks of Rudyard Lake, this architect-designed boathouse boasts stunning views across the lake to the lush woodland beyond. A haven for wildlife, Rudyard Lake offers a variety of activities including fishing, sailing and canoeing

    Dates back to 20th CenturyWiFi availableFishing availablePet friendly

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  • Manod, Gwynedd

    Sleeps 3. Set on the edge of Blaenau Ffestiniog, home of the Welsh slate industry, this comfortably furnished former quarryman’s cottage ouzes charm and character. Behind the local stone exterior, a timber summer house hides a private sauna and hot tub.

    Dates back to 19th CenturyPub nearbyWiFi availableHot tub availablePet friendly

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  • Haven Cottage, Northumberland

    Sleeps 3. Just a short stroll from the harbour and long sandy beaches, this former fisherman’s cottage combines contemporary comfort and original character. Enjoy complete tranquillity as the incoming tide cuts the island off from mainland twice a day.

    Dates back to 18th CenturyPub nearbyWiFi availableClose to the SeaPet friendly

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  • 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.

    Dates back to 19th CenturyPub nearbyWiFi availableShared Swimming Pool

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  • Riverbank Cottage, Cumbria

    Sleeps 2. Set alongside an old pack horse bridge straddling the River Eden, this unique holiday cottage is just a short stroll from the heart of the small market town of Kirkby Stephen. The pretty Eden Valley sits between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales.

    Dates back to 18th CenturyPub nearby

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  • 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.

    Dates back to 17th Century

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