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 Carriage

Bridge of Dee, nr. Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 6. This converted 1957 railway carriage enjoys a quiet setting on the site of an old siding in the former Bridge of Dee station. Just 3 miles from the market town of Castle Douglas, it is ideal for exploring the delights of ’Glorious Galloway’. Cottage Code: W43089.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Mintridge – Oast House

Bromyard, Hereford, Herefordshire.

Sleeps 6. This 19th century Oast House has been carefully converted to provide exceptionally attractive and comfortable accommodation. The house now forms two separate holiday homes. Please follow the link below to view both properties. Cottage Code: RE1.

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

The Lookout

Davaar Island, nr. Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Enjoying a secluded location by the sea, on a private island connected to the mainland by a causeway, The Lookout is a former wartime lookout post. Set at the northern tip of Davaar Island, the causeway is revealed for 6 hours at low tide. Cottage Code: UMG.

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

Keel Lodges – Coble Cottage

Staithes, nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 12. Tastefully transformed from World War 1 army barracks, these four ingeniously refurbished holiday lodges now provide good quality accommodation with much character and charm. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 16262.

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

Leed Castle – Keepers House

Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 10. This historic former gamekeeper’s house is hidden away in a valley by the River Len in the grounds of Leeds Castle, often referred to as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’. Entry to the castle and grounds is included during your stay. Cottage Code: 27985.

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

The Orangerie

Bargrennan, Glentrool, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 2. This unique detached barn conversion is situated in Galloway Forest Park, one of the world’s few ‘Dark Skies Parks’, and features a large private deck with American hot tub and ambient lighting/music. There is also a home bar and Wi-Fi. Cottage Code: STTT.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

The Clocktower

Snettisham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 2. Built around 1740, The Clock Tower is part of a Grade ll listed building. Although small, it is full of character – with old beams, sloping ceilings and a void leading to where the bell once hung. In the grounds of Snettisham House. Cottage Code: W41048.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

The East Wing

Whittingham, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Sleeps 10. Occupying a tranquil setting n the grounds of Eslington Park, this spacious listed Georgian building offers comfortable and gracious holiday accommodation. With on-site fishing available, pheasant shooting in season and catering by arrangement. Cottage Code: MTC.

  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

The Turret

nr. Lochailort, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. The Scottish baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House lies within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from Glenuig. Created within part of the extensive former service wing, this charming and sensitive conversion is completely self contained. Cottage Code: SEV.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

The Chapel

Whicham Valley, Cumbria.

Sleeps 3. This beautiful chapel has been rebuilt retaining much of its original character with oak beams and wooden floors. Boasting beautiful views, there are wonderful walks through the western lakes with Lake Windermere half an hour’s drive away. Cottage Code: 26506.

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