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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Rose Cottage, Stratford

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

Sleeps 4. With a beautiful, totally private cottage garden, this Grade II listed holiday home is set in a tiny hamlet just 200 yards from Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Within walking distance are the theatres and centre of Shakespeare’s Stratford. Cottage Code: REE9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 16th Century

Leeds Castle – The Guards House

Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 6. Originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks, this Grade II listed Kentish cottage boasts an unusual curved front door. It is wonderfully located in the grounds of historic Leeds Castle, home to six medieval queens and one of Henry VIII’s palaces. Cottage Code: 27988.

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

Glen View

Fort Augustus, Inverness, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. This holiday apartment is situated within the former St Benedict’s Abbey and retains many original features including the magnificent rose window. Located at the southern tip of Loch Ness on the edge of the village of Fort Augustus. Pub 300yds. Cottage Code: SJJW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Haven Cottage

Holy Island, Lindisfarne, Northumberland.

Sleeps 3. Just a short stroll from the harbour and long sandy beaches, this former fisherman’s cottage combines contemporary comfort and original character. Enjoy complete tranquillity as the incoming tide cuts the island off from mainland twice a day. Cottage Code: E4342.

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

Barton School House

Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, Cumbria.

Sleeps 6. Converted from an attractive Victorian school building, complete with its original bell-tower, this single-storey holiday home is quietly situated close to magnificent Ullswater. A ten minute walk to the lakeside, with pub and shop ½ mile away. Cottage Code: ICK.

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

The Old Chapel

Clee Stanton, nr. Ludlow, Shropshire.

Sleeps 4. This former old chapel has been sympathetically renovated to provide comfortable accommodation. Single-storeyed, it boasts a cosy and welcoming wood-burning stove, and pleasant secluded garden outside where barbecues can be enjoyed. Cottage Code: RN6.

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

Beach Bay Cottage

Uig, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides.

Sleeps 4. A stunning natural stone and turf roofed detached cottage amid the spectacular scenery of the Island of Lewis and Harris, Beach Bay Cottage is set on the edge of an unspoilt white sandy beach. Whisky distillery within a short stroll. Cottage Code: SRRM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

The Aul Bank

Whitehills, nr. Banff, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 4. Imaginatively converted from the local bank, this unusual holiday home features a wonderful spiral staircase that connects the bright, airy living room to the master bedroom. An easy walk from the harbour of this traditional fishing village. Cottage Code: S26.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • 20th Century

The Old Telephone Exchange

Sissinghurst, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Set in the heart of one of Kent’s most picturesque villages, this detached former telephone exchange has been carefully converted to provide unique and cosy holiday accommodation. Just a stroll from the NT’s famous Sissinghust Gardens. Cottage Code: 26972.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

The Old Baptist Chapel

Belper.

Sleeps 20. Dating from 1817, this fine old stone chapel has been carefully transformed into a spacious split-level holiday property, complete with a huge 40ft galleried living room. Set in the heart of the Derwent Valley mill town of Belper. Cottage Code: 11621.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century