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.

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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 Shooting Lodge

The Acton Scott Estate, Acton Scott, Shropshire.

Sleeps 11. Approached by a track that winds through fields and woodland, The Shooting Lodge dates to the mid 18th century. Restored to an excellent standard, it offers a large oak framed banqueting room for relaxing and entertaining. Cottage Code: RNP.

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

The Wheelhouse

nr. Linlithgow, West Lothian.

Sleeps 4. Fill the senses with the sights and sounds of the picturesque River Avon as it flows gently below the outdoor hot tub of this carefully restored former watermill. The ideal romantic hideaway, visitors are welcome to try a spot of trout fishing. Cottage Code: S4481.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Riverbank Cottage

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Sleeps 2. Set alongside an old pack horse bridge straddling the River Eden, this unique holiday cottage is just a short stroll from the heart of the small market town of Kirkby Stephen. The pretty Eden Valley sits between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. Cottage Code: CC131162.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

The Water Castle

Newton, nr. Corbridge, Northumberland.

Sleeps 4. This restored former water tower offers an unusual holiday home with a peaceful contemporary feel. Set in 1-acre of natural woodland grounds with a large lawned garden, it is close to the charming village of Corbridge. Cottage Code: MTT.

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

Pier Cottage

Kilmun, nr. Dunoon, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Set at the end of Kilmun Pier on the banks of the Holy Loch, this former ticket office is ideally located for guests to indulge in the wide variety watersports available in the area. Alternatively, sit back, relax and watch the world go by. Cottage Code: 28385.

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

The Pump House

Appleby-in Westmorland, Cumbria.

Sleeps 2. Set on the banks of the River Eden, this converted former pump house now provides unique and romantic holiday accommodation for two. With chocolates and champagne available by arrangement, enjoy river views from the French windows. Cottage Code: LQ2.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Station Court

Hornsea, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 3. Just a short walk from the golden sandy beach and promenade, this fascinating single storey holiday home has been carefully converted from the waiting room of a former railway station. Ideally located to explore the delights of historic Hornsea. Cottage Code: W40958.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

West Lodge

Balfron, nr. Callander, Stirlingshire.

Sleeps 2. Guarding the approaches to the baronial Ballikinrain Castle, this listed gate lodge stands in 100 acre grounds on the northern slopes of the Campsie Fells. With its double ended bath and cosy fireplace, it offers the ideal romantic retreat. Cottage Code: 29659.

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

The Boathouse

Dartmouth, Devon.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying magnificent river views on a bend in the River Dart, The Boat House is fashioned like a luxury liner with wood panelled ‘cabins’ and a saloon with bay window overhanging the river. WiFi, games room with table tennis. Cottage Code: HHG.

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

Old St. Lukes Church

Soulby, nr. Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Sleeps 6. Set in the heart of the small Cumbrian village of Soulby, this 17th century listed church has been lovingly converted to provide luxurious, well-appointed holiday accommodation. The historic market town of Kirby Stephen is just 2 miles distant. Cottage Code: 29025.

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