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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The Orangerie

Bargrennan, Glentrool, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 2. This unique detached barn conversion is situated in Galloway Forest Park, one of the world’s few ‘Dark Skies Parks’, and features a large private deck with American hot tub and ambient lighting/music. There is also a home bar and Wi-Fi. Cottage Code: STTT.

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

The Clocktower

Snettisham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 2. Built around 1740, The Clock Tower is part of a Grade ll listed building. Although small, it is full of character – with old beams, sloping ceilings and a void leading to where the bell once hung. In the grounds of Snettisham House. Cottage Code: W41048.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

The East Wing

Whittingham, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Sleeps 10. Occupying a tranquil setting n the grounds of Eslington Park, this spacious listed Georgian building offers comfortable and gracious holiday accommodation. With on-site fishing available, pheasant shooting in season and catering by arrangement. Cottage Code: MTC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

The Turret

nr. Lochailort, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. The Scottish baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House lies within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from Glenuig. Created within part of the extensive former service wing, this charming and sensitive conversion is completely self contained. Cottage Code: SEV.

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

The Chapel

Whicham Valley, Cumbria.

Sleeps 3. This beautiful chapel has been rebuilt retaining much of its original character with oak beams and wooden floors. Boasting beautiful views, there are wonderful walks through the western lakes with Lake Windermere half an hour’s drive away. Cottage Code: 26506.

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

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

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