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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St Andrew’s Church

Panton, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 4. Although the present building dates from 1770, it stands on the site of a much earlier Anglo-Saxon church. Sensitively converted into a comfortable holiday home, it retains many period features including a carved stone font and painted celings. Cottage Code: E3369.

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

The Station House

St Bees, Cumbria.

Sleeps 4. Set beside the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line, this former railway station waiting room has been sympathetically modernised to provide the perfect holiday retreat. Harking back to the days of steam, this period timbered building dates from 1849. Cottage Code: W44072.

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

The Old School House

Veryan, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of the picturesque Cornish village of Veryan, this thatched, former school house lies less than a mile from two of the best beaches on the lovely Roseland peninsula. Veryan is famous for its 19th century thatched roundhouses. Cottage Code: TT5.

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

The Rookery

Roughlee, nr. Barrowford, Lancashire.

Sleeps 4. Set amidst several acres of rolling farmland, this detached stone cottage carefully blends features from the industrial history of Lancashire to provide truly unique holiday accommodation. There is also a private outdoor hot tub for six. Cottage Code: UKC971.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Chapel

Kilnsey, nr. Skipton, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. With picturesque walks from the door, this delightful former chapel is set within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Steeped in history, it has been carefully converted to provide romantic holiday accommodation for two. Cottage Code: 30483.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Leafwood Oast

Bells Yew Green, nr. Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Beamed throughout, this unusual first floor oast house conversion was once used for drying hops as part of the brewing process. Typically found in the former hop growing areas of Kent and Sussex, it now offers comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: 23316.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Swaledale

Burton Fleming, nr Filey, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. Set on a working farm, this splendid shepherd’s hut features en suite shower room and four poster bed on the inside, whilst outside there is a gas BBQ and fire pit. After a long day’s exploring, relax in the hot tub with a glass of bubbly. Cottage Code: UK2067.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Rookery Cottages – The Rookery Shepherd’s Hut

Haughton, nr Nantwich, Cheshire.

Sleeps 2. Set deep within Cheshire’s rolling countryside, this modern take on the traditional shepherd’s hut blends rustic charm with modern comforts, including its very own wooden hot tub. Just a short drive away from the Roman walled city of Chester. Cottage Code: UKC188.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Barleywood Shepherd’s Hut

South Creake, nr Fakenham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 2. Spend your romantic evenings warm and cosy beside the wood burner of this modern take of a traditional shepherd’s hut. Tastefully decorated and furnished, it comes complete with a comfortable double bed and a private bathroom with shower. Cottage Code: UKC662.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Inglenook Boathouse

Rudyard, nr. Leek, 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. Cottage Code: RFFC.

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