The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
Our unusual cottages really stand out from the crowd and are the
perfect choice when you fancy staying somewhere different.
We've combed the length and breadth of the British Isles and
found unusual cottages in all kinds of locations. We've found
cute little houses with curved, wonky walls, delightful railway
cottages, homes topped with traditional thatch, wooden houses on
stilts with panoramic views, designer log cabins, lavishly
appointed wings in manor houses - there's been a surprise in
store around every corner!
Some of our unusual cottages are really quirky and rather fun.
Think colourful décor and interiors brimming with funky
furniture and vibrant art, reflecting each owner's creative
personality. There are some really unusual cottage conversions too,
from railway carriages and signal boxes to chapels and banks - far
removed from the more common, though equally attractive, converted
Browse our full collection online and look out for unusual
cottages with striking architectural design, as well as
extra-special features such as hot-tubs and roof terraces. And
remember, no matter which unusual cottage you choose, expect each
one to be as individual as you!
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Little Thatch | Shorwell, Isle of Wight | Isle of Wight
Superb Grade II listed thatched Isle of Wight cottage. Quality accommodation with woodburner. Lovely garden with treehouse, courtyard, lawn and summerhouse. In Shorwell village. Newport 5 miles.
Arethusa Cottage | Ryde, Isle of Wight | Isle of Wight
A fantastic cottage a mile from Ryde's centre. Boasting an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, large enclosed garden, beautiful conservatory, woodburner and Scandinavian-style log cabin in the garden.
1 Little Ripple Cottages | Crundale near Canterbury | Kent
Immaculately presented, semi-detached cottage in Crundale in the heart of the Kent countryside. Stunning views, woodburning stove. Perfect romantic retreat. Canterbury 8 miles.
The Gaolhouse | Thetford near Bury St. Edmunds | Norfolk
A quirky and unusual holiday cottage in the former Old Thetford Gaol. Centrally located for visiting nearby attractions, this Thetford cottage makes a wonderful base. Norwich 29 miles.
Rectory Cottage | Wilby near Old Buckenham | Norfolk
A lovely, detached, timber frame property, in the hamlet of Wilby, near Old Buckenham. Quality accommodation. Character beams. Close to local amenities. Old Buckenham 2.5 miles.
Corner Cottage | Wangford near Southwold | Suffolk
Attractive 19th century detached cottage in centre of Wangford boasting exposed beams. Welcoming village with nearby local pub serving homemade food. Southwold 5 miles.
Millwheel Cottage | Ringstead near Thrapston | Cambridgeshire
A charming cottage set in a converted watermill on the outskirts of Ringstead village in Northamptonshire. Sleeps two, en-suite bedroom. Boat trips, walks and fishing close by. Thrapston 3 miles.