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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Tithe Barn

Wattisham Hall Cottages, Wattisham, Suffolk.

Sleeps 9. A lovely beamed cottage, one of three renovated former farm buildings, idyllically situated surrounded by a moat in the Suffolk countryside. Tithe Barn boasts its own private hot tub and shares use of a games barn with table tennis and pool. Cottage Code: BPU.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Leisure Hour

Hoveton, nr. Wroxham, Norwich.

Sleeps 6. Overlooking the River Bure, this delightful thatched cottage has been totally renovated to provide four star holiday accommodation within beautiful landscaped gardens. Day launches can be hired locally and moored in the private dyke. Cottage Code: AH33.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Whitehall Pele Tower

Whitehall, Mealsgate, Cumbria.

Sleeps 8. This unique 14th-century tower is perfectly situated for exploring the Lake District. Situated amongst acres of grounds, this quirky property is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the country. Includes period features such as a Tudor fireplace. Cottage Code: B4872.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

The Water Tower

Bearsted, nr. Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 4. This former water tower once provided the village with its supply of H2O. Lovingly converted, it now offers unique holiday accommodation in spacious circular rooms set over two floors. With direct trains to London from nearby Bearsted Station. Cottage Code: 13684.

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

The Old Mill

Isle Brewers, Taunton, Somerset.

Sleeps 2. This detached holiday cottage offers a romantic haven in which to enjoy the countryside. Tastefully furnished, it boasts a beamed living room complete with wood burning stove, wooden floors and a decked patio overlooking the mill pond. Cottage Code: EVJ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 17th Century

The Old Chapel

Baldersdale, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 2. With stunning views over open moorland, this former chapel exudes character. Peacefully set close to the Pennine Way at the heart of the Durham Dales, it provides an excellent base for walking and cycling, or exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Cottage Code: KYM.

  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Hunting Lodge

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 2. Set in the grounds of a listed mill house, this enchanting detached holiday property features use of the owners’ tennis court and outdoor swimming pool (by arr). Outside is a pretty, enclosed garden with trout fishing available from the grounds. Cottage Code: NQ4.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Forget Me Not

Dalmellington, nr. Ayr, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 4. These beautifully restored cottages, set on the banks of a rushing stream, offer a relaxing holiday getaway. The estate offers horse riding, fishing, canoeing, etc. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: SKKZ.

  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

The Chapel

Marksbury, nr. Bath, Somerset.

Sleeps 6. This unusual holiday property has been converted from an 18th century detached Methodist chapel and retains features such as the galleried choir area and stained glass windows. Set in the heart of the village of Marksbury just 7 miles from Bath. Cottage Code: EUG.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Old Chapel

Polbrock, Washaway, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Set high up in the Camel Valley, this delightful holiday cottage, a romantic conversion of a former chapel, is full of character. Within extensive shared gardens and woodland, the property also enjoys a shared indoor heated swimming pool. Cottage Code: GSE.

  • Quirky
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century