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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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

Tithe Barn

Wattisham Hall Cottages, Wattisham, Suffolk.

Sleeps 9. A lovely beamed cottage, one of three renovated former farm buildings, idyllically situated surrounded by a moat in the Suffolk countryside. Tithe Barn boasts its own private hot tub and shares use of a games barn with table tennis and pool. Cottage Code: BPU.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Leisure Hour

Hoveton, nr. Wroxham, Norwich.

Sleeps 6. Overlooking the River Bure, this delightful thatched cottage has been totally renovated to provide four star holiday accommodation within beautiful landscaped gardens. Day launches can be hired locally and moored in the private dyke. Cottage Code: AH33.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Whitehall Pele Tower

Whitehall, Mealsgate, Cumbria.

Sleeps 8. This unique 14th-century tower is perfectly situated for exploring the Lake District. Situated amongst acres of grounds, this quirky property is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the country. Includes period features such as a Tudor fireplace. Cottage Code: B4872.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

The Water Tower

Bearsted, nr. Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 4. This former water tower once provided the village with its supply of H2O. Lovingly converted, it now offers unique holiday accommodation in spacious circular rooms set over two floors. With direct trains to London from nearby Bearsted Station. Cottage Code: 13684.

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

The Old Mill

Isle Brewers, Taunton, Somerset.

Sleeps 2. This detached holiday cottage offers a romantic haven in which to enjoy the countryside. Tastefully furnished, it boasts a beamed living room complete with wood burning stove, wooden floors and a decked patio overlooking the mill pond. Cottage Code: EVJ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 17th Century

The Old Chapel

Baldersdale, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 2. With stunning views over open moorland, this former chapel exudes character. Peacefully set close to the Pennine Way at the heart of the Durham Dales, it provides an excellent base for walking and cycling, or exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Cottage Code: KYM.

  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century