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 Old Ticket Office

Blairmore, nr, Dunoon, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Standing detached at the end of the restored Blairmore Pier, this Victorian listed cottage has been stunningly restored. Set on the shores of Loch Long, the holiday home offers a variety of activities including walking, golf, water sports, etc. Cottage Code: SNNJ.

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

Potts Farm Oast

Tenterden, nr. Ashford, Kent.

Sleeps 10. Once used for drying fresh hops before they were sent to the brewers, this spacious twin round kiln oast house has now been thoughtfully restored. Enjoy the beautiful Kentish countryside and discover why it’s called ‘The Garden of England’. Cottage Code: POOB.

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

Bitchfield Tower – The Gatehouse

Belsay, nr. Otterburn, Northumberland.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Set amongst other listed buildings, these two comfortably furnished, detached holiday cottages sit within the 6-acre grounds of Bitchfield Tower, a 15th century pele tower. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: MVX.

  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 15th Century

Rufford Park Lodge

Rufford, Sherwood Forest, Nottighamshire.

Sleeps 10. This unique, detached holiday property has been carefully converted from a former hunting lodge, Set within the former grounds of Rufford Abbey, it now features a six person hydrotherapy hot tub hidden away in the secluded private courtyard. Cottage Code: E5190.

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

The Water Tower

Auchmithie, nr. Arbroath, Angus.

Sleeps 8. A former water tower, this unique and airy holiday property has been carefully converted in order to fully appreciate the open sea views. With a large enclosed garden, it stands close to beautiful beaches of Lunan Bay and Auchmithie. Cottage Code: 28831.

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

Island View

Dunure, nr. Ayr, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 8. Lie back, relax and enjoy the stunning views over the coastline of the Firth of Clyde to the Isle Arran, whilst bubbling away in the roof top hot tub. Alternatively, watch the latest blockbuster from the comfort of the home cinema room. Cottage Code: S4602.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Sewerby Hall – Oak Cottage

Sewerby, nr. Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Lovingly restored, these three award-winning holiday properties originally served as the gatehouses and lodge to the Georgian era Sewerby Hall. With access to 50-acre grounds. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 27522.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

The Showmans Wagon

Alphamstone, nr. Bures, Essex.

Sleeps 4. A truly quirky holiday experience! This gold rated property allows guests to live like a fairground showman and is set in 150 acres of idyllic woodland and meadows. Outside is a garden with furniture and barbeque, perfect for alfresco dining. Cottage Code: W42097.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Hen Wrych Hall Tower

Abergele, Conwy.

Sleeps 2. Ideally situated only four minutes from the beach, this romantic tower boasts a four-poster bed and an open fire. The grade II listed building has been lovingly renovated, and could be your own romantic castle for two! Cottage Code: OPW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • 19th Century

Leeds Castle – Weir Cottage

Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Weir Cottage is a perfect riverside hideaway for two, and is located within the 500 acre estate at famous Leeds Castle, a stunning moated 900 year old castle. You have entry to the castle, grounds and Knight’s Realm playground during your stay. Cottage Code: 27987.

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