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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Cambridge Lodge (Water Tank)

Wensley, nr. Matlock, Derbyshire

Sleeps 6. With panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the roof top cottage garden, this former water storage tank has been expertly converted to offer truly unique and luxurious holiday accommodation. The conservation village of Wensley lies just 3 miles from Matlock. Cottage Code: UK4076.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

Quartermaster’s

Brancepeth, nr. Durham, Co. Durham

Sleeps 3. This bright and airy ground floor apartment is set within Brancepeth Castle, with exposed stone walls it offers extensive country views over the valley. With a history dating back to Saxon times, guests have access to some of the castle grounds. Cottage Code: UKC1983.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • 14th Century

Water Mill

Bradbourne, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 16. Your chance to stay in one of Derbyshire’s oldest surviving water mills, complete with restored sections of the original wooden machinery. Lovingly brought back to life to create an unforgettable interior, it comes complete with luxury fittings. Cottage Code: UKC331.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • 18th Century

Knock Old Castle

Largs, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 8. Following an extensive renovation programme, this 14th century fairytale castle is now ready to open its quirky doors to holiday guests. Located on the Ayrshire coast, enjoy breathtaking views over the sea from the glass domed castle turret. Cottage Code: UKC868.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

Old Chapel House

Barnoldswick, Lancashire.

Sleeps 8. Standing in the ancient market town of Barnoldswick, this 18th century former Baptist Chapel has been carefully converted to offer well appointed, contemporary holiday accommodation. Beamed throughout, to the rear is a pretty paved patio area. Cottage Code: UKC815.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Waitby School

Waitby, nr. Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Sleeps 7. Standing proudly on Waitby Fell, near Kirkby Stephen, this former village school has been carefully converted to offer luxurious holiday accommodation. Dating from the late 1600s, it retains many original features including the old school bell. Cottage Code: CC131123.

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

Scrag Oak Oast

nr. Wadhurst, East Sussex.

Sleeps 6. This traditional oast house, once used to dry locally grown hops, has been totally transformed to offer delightful holiday accommodation for up to six people. Set in the High Weald AONB, it offers spectacular views over the rolling countryside. Cottage Code: PUUD.

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

Somermead

Hoveton, nr. Wroxham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 6. Featuring its own private mooring, this attractive holiday property enjoys a delightful waterside setting on the banks of the River Bure. Inside there is a games room with pool table, whilst the river offers some of the best fishing in the area. Cottage Code: 29039.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Craigcaffie Tower

Innermessan, nr. Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

Sleeps 6. On lands gifted to the family by Robert the Bruce, the Neilsons had this fairytale Scottish castle built in the late 16th century. Retaining a host of original features on the inside, enjoy extensive views from the castellated sentry walks. Cottage Code: UKC1216.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

The Boathouse

Kessingland, nr. Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Sleeps 6. Occupying the ground floor of the former lifeboat house, this well appointed and stylish apartment offers the ideal location to enjoy sunsets over the sea. Set on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Kessingland is a traditional seaside village. Cottage Code: E5358.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century