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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Island View

Dunure, nr. Ayr, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 8. Lie back, relax and enjoy the stunning views over the coastline of the Firth of Clyde to the Isle Arran, whilst bubbling away in the roof top hot tub. Alternatively, watch the latest blockbuster from the comfort of the home cinema room. Cottage Code: S4602.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Sewerby Hall – Oak Cottage

Sewerby, nr. Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Lovingly restored, these three award-winning holiday properties originally served as the gatehouses and lodge to the Georgian era Sewerby Hall. With access to 50-acre grounds. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 27522.

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

The Showmans Wagon

Alphamstone, nr. Bures, Essex.

Sleeps 4. A truly quirky holiday experience! This gold rated property allows guests to live like a fairground showman and is set in 150 acres of idyllic woodland and meadows. Outside is a garden with furniture and barbeque, perfect for alfresco dining. Cottage Code: W42097.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Hen Wrych Hall Tower

Abergele, Conwy.

Sleeps 2. Ideally situated only four minutes from the beach, this romantic tower boasts a four-poster bed and an open fire. The grade II listed building has been lovingly renovated, and could be your own romantic castle for two! Cottage Code: OPW.

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

Leeds Castle – Weir Cottage

Maidstone, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Weir Cottage is a perfect riverside hideaway for two, and is located within the 500 acre estate at famous Leeds Castle, a stunning moated 900 year old castle. You have entry to the castle, grounds and Knight’s Realm playground during your stay. Cottage Code: 27987.

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

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. Please follow the link below to view all three holiday properties that are set on this working farm. 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