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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.

Cefn Coch Isaf

Porthmadog - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Escape to Cefn Coch Isaf for a romantic holiday in this beautiful self-catering bolthole on the owners smallholding. Great rural location yet close to the seaside resorts of Criccieth and Porthmadog. Quirky with a fabul...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£386 - £661 per week *

CEFNCO View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • 3.8 mile to a pub
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • 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

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
£801 - £1325 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 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View Rear view exterior The Magic House

St Ives - West Cornwall

The Magic House is located on the famous Kitty’s Corner in St Ives and offers cosy, quirky accommodation right on the beach.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
£536 - £1566 per week *

P00651 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

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
£586 - £936 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 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

King-size hand crafted bed at Oystercatcher Yurt Oystercatcher Yurt

Askrigg - Yorkshire Dales

Offering open plan living in the village of Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Oystercatcher 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 *

DS921 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
  • Wet room
  • 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 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 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View Exterior image of this amazing property situated on the cliff at Sheringham Wee Retreat

Sheringham - Norfolk Coast

A unique cottage with a rather extraordinary history, Wee Retreat was used for something quite different before its conversion. Now, this ultra modern holiday cottage right on the seafront at Sheringham is the ultimate c...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
£647 - £938 per week *

1540 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.25 mile to a pub
  • 0.25 mile to a shop
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Hand crafted King-size bed in Lapwing Yurt Lapwing Yurt

Askrigg - Yorkshire Dales

Offering open plan living in the village of Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Lapwing 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 *

DS920 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
  • Wet room
  • Walk-in shower
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 2.6 mile to a pub
  • 2.6 miles to a shop
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View The Palms

Hythe - Kent Coast

The Palms is stylish, contemporary and the perfect place to enjoy a self-catering holiday in beautiful Hythe. Patio doors open onto wonderful sun terraces which invite you to relax and enjoy this little piece of luxury.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£876 - £1236 per week *

FK103 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • On one level, no stairs
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

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
£818 - £1417 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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