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Unusual Holiday Cottages

From the peculiar to the sublime, some of our cottages are nothing if not unusual. It may be their interesting history or inspired renovation, but predominantly it is their unusual and intriguing exterior which draws the eye and grabs our attention.

From a converted corn bin in rural Sussex to a remodelled toilet block in Norfolk, we certainly aren’t short of inspiring properties. If you are after something a little different for your holiday then have a read about some our most favourite quirky structures and start planning your unusual holiday with us now.

We don’t just offer conventional stays in renovated fisherman’s cottages, barn conversions, seaside apartments or grand family townhouses. There is a side to us which is altogether different and we like to offer a slice of the alternative to our customers; from triangle houses in Kent and Suffolk, where one comes with a seaside flair and the other more of dog friendly lilt to houses shaped like a slice of cheese. Some of our more unusual properties would give Grand Designs a run for their money.

The unusual doesn’t just stop with the aesthetics. Increasingly our cottages have a more eco friendly awareness and we have properties from Sussex to Yorkshire offering a truly eco neutral stay, with all amenities supplied without any damage to the environment.

So if you fancy staying in a converted Victorian loo block on the beach in North Norfolk, or sample your own impression of sleeping aboard a steam train (though permanently stationed) in Yorkshire or perhaps giving the Sailor lifestyle a shot, with a stay on a motor cruiser in Plymouth, where Devon meets Cornwall, we say test your rowing skills and hop aboard and have a look through some of our most unusual properties for a truly memorable holiday. If you are struggling to seek out the quirky then call our friendly team on 0333 2020899 who will point you in the right direction.

Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Aberelwyn Granary

Whitland - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

A beautifully restored, character cottage for two, cleverly combining traditional Welsh features such as slate, stone and wool, with contemporary facilities and modern comforts.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£361 - £510 per week *

WAV434 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 3.6 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View The stunning master bedroom which has ensuite and dressing room Oceanscape

Westward Ho! - North Devon Coast

A high quality detached contemporary house offering panoramic sea views and a hot tub. Just a short downhill walk to beach and village facilities

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£946 - £2241 per week *

OCEANW View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 0.7 mile to a pub
  • 0.7 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

SX938 - Exterior Hobbit House

Bodiam - Sussex Countryside

Adjacent to the owner's triple oast house, yet entirely separate, sits this luxury hobbit house. Nestled in the heart of the Rother Valley, close to Bodiam Castle, this property is ideal for couples.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1016 - £1506 per week *

SX938 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Tennis court
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 2.3 mile to a pub
  • 3.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

New Property Bumble Barn

Stelling Minnis - Kent Countryside

An absolutely delightful and unique eco barn, set in an idyllic position in lovely rural Kent with great access to a range of activities and on the edge of the North Downs so perfect for ramblers.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£946 - £5836 per week *

CT031 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Bed linen hire available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 1.9 mile to a pub
  • 1.9 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Christmas at Shooting Box Shooting Box Tower

Battle - Sussex Countryside

Through the beautiful bluebell forest is this unique property which boasts breath-taking views over Eatenden Wood, Hastings and beyond. A truly memorable property in the perfect location for those wanting to enjoy the Ea...

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£951 - £1296 per week *

SX865 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 5 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Hales Hall Hales Hall, The Gatehouse & The Cottage

Hales - Norfolk Countryside

An wonderful retreat for a large gathering for friends or family in this fabulous Tudor Hall!

  • Sleeps 25
  • 13 Bedrooms
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£6686 - £12111 per week *

1764 View property

  • Sleeps 25
  • 13 Bedrooms
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Barbecue
  • 1.9 mile to a pub
  • 0.7 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Great floor to ceiling windows with two comfortable sofas to relex in Washenden Oast

Biddenden - Kent Countryside

An impressive conversion of an oast house with a lovely light spacious living and kitchen area. Perfect base for exploring this rural region of Kent with the village of Biddenden closeby.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£776 - £1181 per week *

CB618 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Wet room
  • Walk-in shower
  • 1.5 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View Enjoy al fresco dining in the pool garden Whimbrels

Berrynarbor - North Devon Coast

A stunning property with panoramic sea views from the safari style decking. Take a dip in the outdoor heated swimming pool or eat alfresco in the breeze house. Inside there is a viewing gallery a games room and a jacuzzi...

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£1411 - £4311 per week *

WHIMB2 View property

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.6 mile to a pub
  • 1.4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

King-size bed in Curlew Yurt Curlew Yurt

Askrigg - Yorkshire Dales

Offering open plan living in the village of Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Curlew Yurt is a great base out in the countryside close to walks and cycle routes.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£586 - £936 per week *

DS922 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • 2.6 mile to a pub
  • 2.6 miles to a shop
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Coastal View Sitting Room with comfortable seating The Lookout

Cromer - Norfolk Coast

A wonderfully positioned property within walking distance of Cromer town centre. The Lookout offers spectacular views over the sea and Cromer's iconic pier.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£754 - £1405 per week *

1909 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Bedroom 1 is full of character and charm. The Temple Folly

Leyburn - Yorkshire Dales

A unique, quirky Folly in the Yorkshire Dales national park.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
£458 - £849 per week *

DS055 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • 2.8 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior image of this unique and quirky property! The Signal Box

Melton Constable - Norfolk Countryside

Bury yourselves deep in the heart of north Norfolk in this unique holiday cottage for a truly romantic break under the stars

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£425 - £683 per week *

1681 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 4 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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