The Sykes Guide to Our Most Unusual Holiday Cottages

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Here at Sykes Cottages we are not just well known for our traditional holiday cottages, we also have an excellent choice of quirky, unusual and unique holiday homes all over the UK and Ireland. We understand that holidays are very special times for families, friends, couples and loved ones, so we have a number of cottages that provide a unique and extra special touch.

Interested in a staying in one of our more unusual cottages? Click here to see our most unusual holiday cottages in the UK and Ireland.

Troy House – Puddletown near Dorchester, Dorset

Troy House - Puddletown near Dorchester

Troy House – Puddletown near Dorchester

Troy house is a delightful thatched cottage situated in the village of Puddletown in Dorset. Formerly a village shop and wine cellar, this cottage now offers superb accommodation for up to four people.

This thatched Grade Two Listed cottage is brimming with charm and character and includes many original features including beams and the old wine storage bins.

The Roundhouse – Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Mendip Hills, Somerset

The Roundhouse - Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Mendip Hills

The Roundhouse – Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Mendip Hills

The Roundhouse is a purpose built, handcrafted home in the beautiful Somerset countryside. This property makes a wonderful romantic retreat, complete with an open plan design, a handmade four poster bed and custom-built woodburner. The cottage is set in the grounds of the owner’s organic farm and you can even sample their home-grown produce, with free range organic eggs and pork available for purchase.

Brookbank Folly – Mitcheldean, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Brookbank Folly - Mitcheldean, Royal Forest of Dean

Brookbank Folly – Mitcheldean, Royal Forest of Dean

Situated just outside of the Forest of Dean, this truly unique hand built folly offers fantastic character accommodation, including stained glass windows, a coal effect fire and a delightful cottage garden. A truly one off holiday home that has to be seen to be believed!

Millstone Cottage – Ringstead near Thrapston, Cambridgeshire

Millstone Cottage - Ringstead near Thrapston

Millstone Cottage – Ringstead near Thrapston

Located inside a converted watermill, this exquisite cottage retains much of its original character. This property is situated above the owners tea room – the prefer place to drop by for a delicious slice of cake after a busy day of sightseeing around Cambridgeshire.

The Gaolhouse – Thetford near Bury St. Edmunds, Norfolk

The Gaolhouse - Thetford near Bury St. Edmunds

The Gaolhouse – Thetford near Bury St. Edmunds

For something truly different, this converted former gaol provides high quality accommodation for up to five people. Many of the original features of the gaol have been lovingly restored, including a glass floor that allows a glimpse of the former dungeon and the beautiful oak cell doors!

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By Charlotte Stamper

Charlotte's love of the UK started as a child, with frequent trips to the North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland. In her spare time she enjoys walking and last year completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Her favourite place is the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales.

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