Fancy a self-catering holiday in a quirky and unusual holiday property? Who wouldn’t say no to a holiday with friends in a luxury lighthouse or a beautifully restored Napoleonic Fort? Search here to find an architecturally quirky holiday cottage for a more than usually memorable holiday with the family or friends. The UK has a splendid choice of distinctive and unusual holiday cottages that will appeal to those looking for something a little quirkier than a traditional cottage. While quirky cottages are definitely not the ‘everyday’ holiday property – but they still offer the same standards, facilities and amenities that you would expect to find in any decent holiday property worth its salt.
Types of quirky cottages include (but are not limited to):
* Lighthouses * Windmills * Restored railway stations and carriages
* Castles and Forts. * Shepherds Huts *Narrow Boats
* Treehouses * Signal boxes * Follies
View this collection of quirky and distinctive holiday properties to find one that has that ‘must-stay’ funky factor for a long holiday or just a weekend break.
The Place offers stunning lake and mountain views and sleeps up to 8 people in a wonderful setting. It is the perfect blend of Lake District character and modern luxury, just a short stroll from the lake of Loweswater and within easy reach of the peaceful delights of the Western Lake District.
YOUR DOG CAN STAY FREE* TOO The Brambles is a dog friendly luxury holiday cottage, 300 mtrs from the beach in a secluded Norfolk village location near Cromer. It sleeps 6-8 plus cot. Relax in this coastal cottage by the sea with landscaped gardens with a hot tub and sleep well in its gorgeous beds.
YOUR DOG CAN STAY FREE* TOO Stable Cottage on the North Norfolk coast in Cromer is a luxury 5-star Award winning Norfolk holiday cottage. 5-minutes walk from the beach. Facilities at this secluded, pet friendly cottage include a hot tub, table tennis, Sky HD and, in the private walled garden + BBQ.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 3
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Penda is a beautifully restored ex-lighthouse keeper's cottage at St Catherine's Lighthouse on the Isle of Wight. Its rural cliff top location with superb sea views makes it a most appealing Ventnor holiday cottage. Sleeps 2-5. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 5
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 1
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This luxuriously furnished windmill in the countryside near Usk in Monmouthshire was built in 1813 and lovingly restored to create a large and quirky holiday cottage sleeping 12 close to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 12
- Bedrooms 6
- Bathrooms 5
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Otter Cottage at Wheatland Farm, near Winkleigh, especially welcomes couples/singles for dog-friendly Devon holidays. This secluded rural cottage is on a farm managed entirely as a nature reserve. Great for a romantic escape, facilities include wood burner, BBQ, boating, free bikes. Sleeps 4 max.
A cosy eco-lodge in idyllic rural Devon, Nuthatch Lodge offers dog-friendly self-catering holidays for a family of 4. Borrow bikes, BBQ and toast marshmallows at a campfire, boat on the lake, and explore the Wheatland Farm nature reserve. Or strike out to explore the North Devon beaches or Dartmoor.
A Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a small holiday cottage sleeps 2, set in a pretty private garden with ample parking that leads into a three acre Apple Orchard. Ideal for couples, semi-rural location on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary. Pets welcome.
View The Old Higher Lighthouse, an unusual Portland Bill holiday cottage with sea views near Weymouth in Dorset offering a sensational and unique holiday home, once the dwelling place of Marie Stopes, this converted Jurassic Coast Lighthouse sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.
Rose Cottage awarded 5 STAR for 2019 on a Farm in Tincleton, 5 miles from the County Town Dorchester, within easy reach of the Jurassic Coastline. In the heart of Hardye Countryside . Large private garden. Tennis court. Fishing on the River Frome. Nature Trail from the Doorstep. Table Tennis. WIFI.
Based in the peaceful Norfolk countryside near Kings Lynn, Sheppard's Hut is a quaint bungalow on the outskirts of Terrington St. Clements. A quiet and simple holiday home, it is a perfect base from which to explore the Lincolnshire coast and countryside popular for its trails and wildlife.
Beech Lodge is a dog-friendly North Devon Eco Holiday Home with a hot tub, set on a nature reserve near Winkleigh. Unwind at this secluded rural lodge with its generous space, privacy, and south-facing countryside views to Dartmoor. Beech Lodge sleeps 6. Free bikes, and paddle-boarding on the lake.
Ivywood is a Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps 4. Set on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary in it's own private garden with ample parking which leads into a wood and Apple Orchard. Pets welcome.
Harvey's Mill is a centuries old Suffolk windmill lovingly converted to create a picture-perfect holiday cottage for 2. For couples of all ages, it's a perfect rural bolthole for holidays and weekend romantic escapes walking or cycling in the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. Pets welcome.
Reflections is a romantic, pet-friendly property just a few short miles from Coniston and Windermere in the Lake District and surrounded by beautiful scenery. The 17th century building has been fully modernised in a luxurious style, whilst retaining much of its original character and features.
The Penthouse is a quirky cottage in the pretty town of Sedbergh, in the Yorkshire Dales and close to the Lake District National Park. With spacious, open plan living, exposed beams, and a wonderful mezzanine, it's a perfect retreat for 2-6 people.
For a truly quirky holiday home with stunning ocean views, stay at Lizard Lighthouse on the Southern-most tip of mainland Britain. This large Cornwall holiday cottage near Helston stands in a remote cliff top location with spectacular coastal walks.
- Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms 5
- Bathrooms 2
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Once a working flour mill for over 100 years, Aylsham Windmill now offers luxurious family-friendly self-catering holidays (with Wi-Fi) for 2-6 guests in Aylsham, a picturesque rural market town in Norfolk midway between Norwich and the coast at Cromer.
Hidden Valley is a beautiful, large family house with a heated outdoor pool in a secluded rural location near the village of Box between Bath and Chippenham. Sleeping 16 guests, the house is set in 8 acres. Recently fully refurbished, it offers a luxury, pet-friendly holiday home. Pets welcome.