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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 5 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Beautiful Hales Hall Hales Hall

Hales - Norfolk Countryside

This award winning Tudor Hall set on the outskirts of Norfolk. Exquisite interiors are met with period elegance. The perfect choice for a memorable holiday in the Norfolk countryside.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£3650 - £10500 per week *

1750 View property

  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 9 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

Special Offer SX865 - Sitting Area 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
£915 - £1260 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

The cosy living area with woodburning stove at Barn Owl Yurt Barn Owl Yurt

Askrigg - Yorkshire Dales

Offering open plan living in the village of Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Barn Owl 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
£550 - £900 per week *

DS924 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
  • 2.6 mile to a pub
  • 2.6 miles to a shop
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • 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
£422 - £813 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

Lounge The Old Sunday School

St Merryn - North Cornwall

This historical property was built as a chapel and it still maintains its authentic traits. It offers roomy but homely accommodation for up to four people. The property is situated jsut a short drive from Padstow.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£432 - £1049 per week *

P00449 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • 1.9 mile to a pub
  • 1.9 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Special Offer The Triumphal Arch

Holkham - Norfolk Coast

A distinctive couples retreat where you’ll be the envy of the visitors to Holkham Estate.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
£765 - £1289 per week *

1941 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • 3 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

The Round House, Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe - North Devon Coast

One of Ilfracombe's finest properties for larger parties, The Round House will certainly give you a royal welcome. The ornate interior features throughout, from elaborate wallpaper to beautifully made antique furniture....

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£660 - £2215 per week *

ROUND View property

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 0.75 mile to a pub
  • 0.75 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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
£550 - £900 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 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer 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
£980 - £1470 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 3 Star Gold 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
£718 - £1369 per week *

1909 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 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 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Attractive exterior of Canalside Canal Side

White Horse Common - Norfolk Countryside

Enjoy a relaxing break on the watersedge and take in the tranquil surroundings, a great base for exploring the sandy beaches of the east and north coast together with the stunning Norfolk Broads

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£782 - £1328 per week *

1730 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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