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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.

The Orient Express

Brecon - Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons

Hand crafted restored railway carriage with log burner, fully equipped for a romantic break in the Brecon Beacons.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£587 - £599 per week *

BOW31 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 3 miles to a shop
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Red Mill

Haddiscoe Island - Norfolk Broads

Red Mill is in a stunning setting surrounded by marshland that teams with wildlife. if you want to get away from the world this is the ideal place for you

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£491 - £1073 per week *

1709 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 4 mile to a pub
  • 6 miles to a shop
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

New Property Traditional smokery wooden entrance doors The Smokery

Swanage - Dorset Coast

The Smokery is a two bedroom, newly renovated, fish smoking shed, with lots of character, right in the heart of Swanage.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£399 - £916 per week *

WY409 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

Coastal View Tyddyn Iago

Aberdaron - Snowdonia & The Lleyn Peninsula

Enjoy North Wales at its best at this expertly designed barn conversion on the Llyn Peninsula. Beautiful surroundings including sea views and access to a hidden sandy beach and the Wales Coast Path within a mile.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£475 - £1044 per week *

BOW84 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • 3.5 mile to a pub
  • 3.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

A unique round home in an elevated poition with views over the town. 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
  • Barbecue
  • 0.75 mile to a pub
  • 0.75 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

The Garden Flat

Kemp Town - Brighton & Hove

Located minutes from the beach, this Grade 1 listed garden flat is a truly unique property for your seaside holiday. Original features blend with modern amenities to offer you a truly special stay.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£700 - £945 per week *

BBLEWC View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 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
£550 - £900 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
  • 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 Star Gold with Original Cottages

SX886 - Exterior - View 2 Allen's Farm Oast

Mayfield - Sussex Countryside

Snuggled in the splendid countryside of Sussex, this piece of architectural wonder is dazzlingly beautiful. The vast interior has been exquisitely decorated and offers the perfect base from which to explore the rural tow...

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1290 - £1555 per week *

SX886 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • 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 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£650 - £945 per week *

FK103 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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