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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Tinkerbell

Glenprosen, nr. Kirriemuir, Angus.

Sleeps 2. This unique, half-round cottage has been converted from the original dairy and is set on the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Fishing on a 5-mile stretch of the River Prosen, stabling for horses by arrangement. Cottage Code: SAL.

  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 16th Century

Station House – Allerston

Brompton by Sawdon, nr. Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 4. With views across the cricket pitch to the Yorkshire Wolds, these four apartments have been created from the picturesque old station house on the Scarborough to Pickering Line. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 14426.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • 19th Century

Cerne Abbey Cottage

Cerne Abbas, Dorset.

Sleeps 2. This unique and enchanting property lies in the pretty village of Cerne Abbas, famed for its giant chalk carving. Part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed in 987 as a Benedictine House, guests are free to wander the grounds. Cottage Code: DDX.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 11th Century

West Lodge Cally Estate

Cally Estate, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 2. Beautifully furnished in keeping with its age, character-filled West Lodge stands alone with its own small garden. Watching over the gates of 500-acre Cally Estate, now a hotel, it is just 2 miles from Solway’s quiet beaches and villages. Cottage Code: UPM.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

High Trodigal

Machrihanish, nr. Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Adopting an ancient neolithic design, this imposing holiday property utilises natural stone and a turfed roof to blend effortlessly into the surrounding landscape. Close to the Machrihanish Golf Course, it offers stunning views over the sea. Cottage Code: 30648.

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

The Bow

Middleton-on-Sea, West Sussex.

Sleeps 4. Situated just 60 yards from the beach, this unique holiday cottage has been made to resemble the bow of a boat and adjoins the owner’s house. It features portholes and a curved wall in the entrance/dining area. Shop, pub, restaurant 50yards. Cottage Code: 27373.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Witton Hall – Suite Two

Witton-le-Wear, nr. Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 2 – 6. In the truly magnificent Georgian-esque surroundings of Witton Hall, guests can enjoy a host of leisure facilities set within landscaped grounds, including croquet and tennis courts. Follow the link below to see other properties at this location. Cottage Code: MWE.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Railway Carriage One

Brockford, nr. Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Set on the trackbed of the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, these four unique, railway themed holiday properties include a station building and three converted railway carriages. Follow the link below to view all four of these unique properties. Cottage Code: E5337.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

Old School House

Lonbain, nr. Applecross, Highlands.

Sleeps 5. Reached via a quarter-mile track, this former school house has been tastefully converted and enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Cottage Code: STN.

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

Lighthouse Cottage

Happisburgh, nr. Cromer, Norfolk.

Sleeps 5. Built in 1791, this listed former lighthouse keepers’ cottage stands in a superb coastal location adjoining Happisburgh’s working lighthouse. With extensive sea views to enjoy, it offers well-equipped, comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: CWD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century