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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Orchard Chapel

Much Marcle, nr. Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Sleeps 2. With its galleried bedroom, this beautifully converted former chapel offers spectacular views over the Herefordshire countryside to the Malvern Hills. The delightfully named Much Marcle, boasts three village inns and three cider makers. Cottage Code: QYM.

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

The Folly

Hambledon, Hampshire.

Sleeps 2. With full use of an indoor heated swimming-pool, (open Apr – Oct), this 19th-century listed folly is perhaps for those couples who fancy something out of the ordinary. Enjoy the wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon. Cottage Code: PRA.

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

Marbles

Rousdon, Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 4. On a 350-acre country estate with its own private beach, this well-presented 19th century holiday home is ideally set for enjoying coastal walks. In the heart of the Rousdon Estate, it lies just ½ mile from the Jurassic Coast. Cottage Code: DAAA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

Deer Park

Scampston, nr. Malton, North Yorkshire.

Sleep 10. Set in parkland designed by Capability Brown, this miniature gothic folly castle offers unique and spacious holiday accommodation for up to ten. With a long and varied history, it enjoys uninterrupted views over the great park to Scampston Hall. Cottage Code: IZO.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Old Church

Hopton Cangeford, nr. Ludlow, Shropshire.

Sleeps 2. On the site of a a much earlier medieval chapel, the current brick-built church dates back to Georgian times. Professionally renovated, it blends many original features with 21st century décor and facilities, including a Jacuzzi spa bath. Cottage Code: 28611.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Old Chapel Retreat

Staindrop, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 12. Set in the heart of this pretty picture postcard village, this charming 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain character throughout. Enjoy a barbecue in the enclosed courtyard area, or a game of pool in the games room. Cottage Code: MTB.

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

The Boathouse

Stoke Gabriel, Devon.

Sleeps 5. Commanding splendid views from all the principal rooms over the River Dart, this exceptional cottage boasts an exceptional location! Set at the water’s edge just 5 miles from the open sea, the Boathouse has been equipped to the highest standard. Cottage Code: FOQ.

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

The Shooting Lodge

The Acton Scott Estate, Acton Scott, Shropshire.

Sleeps 11. Approached by a track that winds through fields and woodland, The Shooting Lodge dates to the mid 18th century. Restored to an excellent standard, it offers a large oak framed banqueting room for relaxing and entertaining. Cottage Code: RNP.

  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Wheelhouse

nr. Linlithgow, West Lothian.

Sleeps 4. Fill the senses with the sights and sounds of the picturesque River Avon as it flows gently below the outdoor hot tub of this carefully restored former watermill. The ideal romantic hideaway, visitors are welcome to try a spot of trout fishing. Cottage Code: S4481.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Riverbank Cottage

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria.

Sleeps 2. Set alongside an old pack horse bridge straddling the River Eden, this unique holiday cottage is just a short stroll from the heart of the small market town of Kirkby Stephen. The pretty Eden Valley sits between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. Cottage Code: CC131162.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century