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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Broughton Hall

Broughton, nr. Skipton, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 32. Steeped in history, the 17 bedroomed Broughton Hall is a stately home in every sense of the word. Set in 3,000 acres of estate grounds, the house includes a library containing 5,000 books, a full size billiard table, stunning chandeliers and even a piano. Cottage Code: UKC2803.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 16th Century
  • Piano

Kirk House

Garve, nr, Dingwall, Ross-shire, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. This lovingly restored Victorian church is set amidst rolling hills and lush green countryside in Scotland’s stunning northern Highlands. The interior has been truly transformed into an ultra-modern contemporary living space. Cottage Code: UKC2446.

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

Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage

Strathy Point, nr. Thurso, Highlands.

Sleeps 5. Overlooking the wild Atlantic, the now redundant Strathy Point Lighthouse occupies a dramatic location on Scotland’s stunning north coast. All on one level, the Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage forms part of the main building and offers guests a truly unique holiday experience. Cottage Code: UK5621.

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

Hirta

Plockton, Highlands.

Sleeps 2. Located in the heart of the picturesque Highland village of Plockton, this well-appointed apartment enjoys stunning views over Loch Carron. Carefully converted from a former church, it offers guests comfortable ground floor holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: 18065.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

The Old Church

Sconser, Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 2. Carefully restored, this pretty little church is set amidst spectacular scenery on the imposing Isle of Skye. Dating from the mid 1800s, it adjoins the owner’s home and offers the ideal base from which to explore the region. Cottage Code: 17488.

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

Oxnead Hall – The North Wing

Oxnead, nr. Aylsham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 8. Built by one of Henry VIII’s naval captains, the elegant Oxnead Hall stands in magnificent landscaped grounds. The North Wing of the hall is available for guests’ exclusive use, boasting four elegant bedrooms, including a grand master bedroom complete with four-poster bed. Cottage Code: UKC495.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 16th Century

RAF Wainfleet – The Tower

Friskney, nr. Skegness, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 4 – 6. One of four properties at RAF Wainfleet, this former observation tower offers truly unique holiday accommodation, with the added advantage of a private hot-tub. Steeped in history, follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: UKC1178.

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

The Signal Box

Loddiswell Station, nr. Kingsbridge, Devon.

Sleeps 4. Standing on the route of the former G.W.R. ’Primrose Line’, the Signal Box has been carefully renovated and converted into a unique, detached holiday cottage. Set alongside the original train station, this property is a must for guests interested in railway heritage. Cottage Code: UKC1755.

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

Priory Manor

Windermere, Cumbria.

Sleeps 4. Built in 1869 as home for Manchester cotton trader William Carver, this Victorian Gothic Mansion offers guests the opportunity of experiencing luxurious and unique accommodation. Priory Manor enjoys shared access down to the shores of Windermere. Cottage Code: CC127047.

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

All Hallows Nave House

Kendal , Cumbria.

Sleeps 4. Just a short stroll from the heart of Kendal, this uniquely re-designed church retains many original features, including its stone mullioned stained glass window. Whilst the building itself dates from 1864, it was converted into three separate houses in 2002. Cottage Code: UK1123.

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