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 Loft

Arthurstown, nr. Waterford, Co. Wexford.

Sleeps 6. Set over three floors in the picturesque fishing village of Arthurstown, this former corn loft has been carefully restored to take full advantage of the spectacular sea views. Take a short ferry ride to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland. Cottage Code: W32011.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Appartamento Viola-Piscina

Loro Ciuffenna, nr. Florence, Tuscany.

Sleeps 2. Offering stunning views over the Chianti wine-growing countryside, the pretty stone holiday property boasts a fantastic shared outdoor swimming pool to relax in. Steeped in medieval history, Loro Ciuffenna is just 2km distant. Cottage Code: ITA716.

  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Cwmmegan

Trefeglwys, Powys, Wales.

Sleeps 5. This charming former shepherd’s cottage is set in its own landscaped hilly garden with a woodland stream. Nestling in the heart of the countryside with sheep as the nearest neighbours it offers peaceful seclusion. Cottage Code: JVW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • 18th Century

Château de Rivière

Chinon, nr. Samur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 8. Beamed throughout, this delightful holiday property stands in the grounds of the owner’s picturesque 19th century château. Carefully converted from estate buildings, there is a shared swimming pool and stabling available by arrangement. Cottage Code: F37153.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Monica

Assisi, nr. Perugia, Umbria.

Sleeps 5. Forming part of an ancient tower, this unique attached holiday property offers well restored accommodation laid out on four levels. Enjoying a peaceful setting close to the town of Assisi, with views to the famous hilltop village of Ombrie. Cottage Code: IUP614.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 15th Century

Chateau de la Vauguyon – Dovecote

Chinon, nr. Saumur, Loire Valley, France.

Sleeps 4. Formely the 12th century dovecote of La Vauguyon château, this unusual and proudly restored holiday property is comfortably furnished in a pleasant rustic style. Located close to the picturesque villages of Montsoreau and Candé St. Martin. Cottage Code: F37142.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 12th Century

Eymet

Eymet, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 2. Set amidst extensive grounds, this pair of delighful holiday cottages have been furnished in rustic style with exposed stone walls and original beams. Shared outdoor swimming pool. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: W14670.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

The Mill House

Calbourne, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 6. Set in 10 acres of rolling landscaped gardens, this attractive stone holiday cottage is located within Calbourne Water Mill, one of the island’s most popular family attractions. Step back in time and observe the traditional flour making process. Cottage Code: PBBK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century