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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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

Brookford Railway Sidings – 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

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

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

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