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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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

Harthill Hall – Henry’s Haunt

Alport, nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 2. In a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, this superb holiday cottage features slate flooring, beams and a double bedroom complete with four-poster bed. Private use of shared indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Cottage Code: RXX8.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 16th Century

Drakes Dyke

Wroxham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 6. The garden of this very comfortably furnished and well-equipped holiday home leads down to the river’s edge, where a private mooring is available for a guests’ boat. Use of an all-weather day boat to explore the famous waterways is also included. Cottage Code: CPA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

The Old Chapel

Speeton, nr. Filey, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4. A stunning chapel conversion retaining many original features such as beautiful stained glass windows, high solid wood ceilings, wall panelling and solid wood floors. Just a few miles from the seaside town of Filey. Cottage Code: INW.

  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Woodside Cottages – The Roundhouse

Rowsley, nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 4 – 5. Set on the slopes of the Derwent Valley, these two delightful holiday homes can be booked together to sleep 9 people. Restored and refurbished to high standards, they enjoy shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool and small golf course. Cottage Code: QWQ.

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

Capp Mill

Painswick, nr. Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 4. With views over a pretty trout stream, this traditional Cotswold water mill dates from the 1600s. With original Cotswold flagstones floors and spacious beamed rooms, it has been carefully converted to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: NAL.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

The Mill

nr. Ilminster, Somerset.

Sleeps 6. With its flagstone flooring and redundant wheel still in situ, this award-winning holiday property is considered to be the oldest mill house in Somerset. Lovingly converted, it is idyllically set beside the mill pond and island. Cottage Code: E4810.

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

The Mistress’ House

Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Sleeps 7. A short stroll from the beach, this unusual Arts and Crafts property features a quirky turreted staircase. It is rumoured to have had some interesting connections to the Le Strange family, who developed the resort of Hunstanton in the 1800s. Cottage Code: CBBV.

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

Le Manoir de la Vallee

F14186, Isigny-sur-Mer, Normandy, France.

Sleeps 8. Beautifully restored by its owners, Le Manoir is the perfect holiday base for exploring the nearby Normandy beaches. With its imposing façade, it also retains many of its original internal features including the turret staircase. Cottage Code: F14186.

  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • 16th Century