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Quirky & Unusual Holiday Cottages

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The View is a pleasant single-storey cottage resting in Goodnestone near Faversham, Kent. Romantic. Countryside views. Open-plan. Off-road parking. Faversham 2.1 miles; Chilham 6.3 miles; Whitstable 6 miles; Canterbury 8.8 miles. (Ref. 1150231)

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  • Ground floor bedroom
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7 nights from £347

  • Sleeps4
  • Bedrooms2
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The Cottage is a traditional holiday home residing in Halkyn, nearby Holywell, Flintshire. Private driveway. No pets. Woodburning stove. En-suite bedroom. Mold 6.8 miles; Prestatyn 13.3 miles; Chester 15.5 miles. (Ref. 1098691)

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7 nights from £387

  • Sleeps6
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Sea Urchin is a snug, single-storey abode resting near the coast in Eccles-on-Sea, Norfolk. Close to beach. Pet-friendly. Open-plan. Sea Palling 3.7 miles; North Walsham 9.6 miles. (Ref. 1142360)

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7 nights from £521

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Crogal Cottage, a rustic converted stable is located in New Quay, Ceredigion. Sea views. Bedrooms with en-suites. Close to beach. Beautiful views. Lampeter 12 miles; Cardigan 20 miles; Aberystwyth 24 miles. (Ref. 1151208)

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7 nights from £405

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8 Market Place is a fine, single-storey cottage residing in Masham, the heart of North Yorkshire. Pets are welcomed. Smart TV. Close to amenities. Ripon 9.7 miles; Bedale 6.1 miles; Northallerton 14.1 miles. (Ref. 1151292)

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7 nights from £313

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Cynefin Shepherds Hut, a tidy little holiday hut located in Nanternis, Sir Ceredigion. Studio-style living. Off-road parking. Enclosed garden. Romantic. New Quay 3.8 Miles, Aberaeron 10.4 miles, Cardigan 18.3 miles. (Ref. 1151469)

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7 nights from £387

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Summerhow Retreat is a charming abode in the outskirts of Kendal, a vibrant town in Cumbria. Family-friendly. Smart TV. Pet-friendly. Countryside views. Windermere 9.5 miles. (Ref. 1151286)

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7 nights from £445

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The Forge, a unique property situated in a rural position on the edge of Miserton, Nottinghamshire. Mezzanine bedroom. Walking location. Contemporary. Lincoln 23 miles; Sheffield 35.4 miles; Peak District 49 miles. (Ref. 1091322)

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7 nights from £401

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Sea the Stars, a rustic, converted horse lorry nestled in New Quay, Ceredigion. Sea views. Open-plan. Ground-floor living. Enclosed veranda. Near beach. Lampeter 12 miles; Cardigan 20 miles; Aberystwyth 24 miles. (Ref. 1151454)

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7 nights from £424

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Pear Tree Lodge is a raised treehouse-style lodge in the countryside of Combe, near Langport, Somerset. Near AONB. Woodburning stove. Rural location. Langport 1.1 miles; Somerton 4.9 miles; Taunton 15.4 miles. (Ref. 1144769)

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7 nights from £340

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3 Skaigh View Cottages is a charming, mid-terrace cottage based in the village of Sticklepath, Devon. Enclosed courtyard. Woodburning stove. Pet-friendly. Okehampton 3.7 miles; Exeter 21.3 miles. (Ref. 986460)

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7 nights from £427

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Blacksmith's Cottage is a traditional, Cornish-built cottage in the heart of Crantock, Cornwall. Woodburning stove. WiFi. Pet-friendly. Near a beach. Newquay 3.4 miles. (Ref. 1134772)

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7 nights from £553

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55 Church Street is a truly special, Grade II listed, mid-terrace cottage in the heart of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Central location. Antique furniture. Cheltenham 8.8 miles; Gloucester 10.5 miles; Malvern 14.3 miles; Ledbury 14.4 miles. (Ref. 1125591)

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7 nights from £462

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A truly breath-taking converted water tower on the outskirts of Bolsover, Derbyshire. Woodburning stove. Stylish and contemporary. Romantic. Off-road parking. 6 acres of land. Chesterfield 7.7 miles; Sherwood Forest 9.7 miles; Sheffield 16.6 miles. (Ref. 1116427)

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7 nights from £1030

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Stonegarth, a three-storey holiday cottage nestled in the heart of Staithes, North Yorkshire. Woodburning stove. Close to amenities. Character. Saltburn-by-the-Sea 9.4 miles; Whitby 10.7 miles. (Ref. 1143456)

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7 nights from £412

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Lytham Hall Gate House is a quirky property set at the entrance to Lytham Hall, Lancashire. Romantic base. Two separate buildings. Off-road parking. Blackpool 7.8 miles. (Ref. 1053154)

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7 nights from £376

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The Five Bells Inn is an impressive, former pub resting in the village of Upwell, Norfolk. Bar area. WiFi. Hot tub. Off-road parking. En-suite bedrooms. Wisbech 6.4 miles; King's Lynn 17.1 miles. (Ref. 1145750)

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7 nights from £2960

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An outstanding holiday home in the heart of Southwold in Suffolk. Spacious. Family-friendly. Parking. WiFi. Aldeburgh 18 miles; Woodbridge 27.1 miles; Felixstowe 39.7 miles. (Ref. 1123304)

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7 nights from £1287

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Towyn Hall is a spacious, detached cottage located in the popular resort of New Quay, Sir Ceredigion. Off-road parking. Pet-friendly. Beach walking distance. Lampeter 17.1 miles; Cardigan 20.2 miles. (Ref. 1138314)

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7 nights from £772

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Valley View is a detached, single-storey abode situated in the hamlet of Boolabeg, County Wexford. Open-plan living space. Off-road parking. Mountain views. Wexford 22.2 miles; Waterford 40.3 miles. (Ref. 1140638)

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7 nights from £385

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Step into a world of distinctive charm and remarkable character with this collection of unusual holiday cottages in the UK. If you’re seeking a getaway experience that’s far from ordinary, you’re in the right place – this collection of quirky cottages offer an unforgettable escape from the mundane, with a diverse range of options for everyone!

Why Unusual Holiday Cottages?

This range of unusual holiday lets in the UK provides an unparalleled getaway for those who seek more than just a place to stay. From quaint cottages with curved and wonky walls to railway cottages, designer log cabins and manor houses, you’ll be truly spoilt for choice.

Featuring a distinctive sense of charm, these delightful, unusual holiday cottages defy convention, offering guests an escape from the mundane and a chance to experience something different. Whether you’re nestled at the heart of picturesque landscapes or perched on coastal cliffs, each unusual holiday let promises adventure and lasting memories with the ones you love, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for the extraordinary. For more inspiration on what to do at your quirky cottage, check out our UK travel guide.

Places to Visit From Your Unusual Cottage

One of the many advantages of choosing one of these quirky cottages is the proximity to a wide array of exciting places to visit. Whether you’re craving natural beauty, historic landmarks or cultural experiences, you’ll find it all within easy reach.

Enjoy the soothing sounds of the sea from a charming lighthouse cottage in the beautiful county of Dorset, make yourself at home in a converted windmill or historic railway cottage in Lancashire, or treat yourself to a luxurious escape in a manor house or designer log cabin at the heart of Scotland. With a vast range of unusual holiday cottages with their own sense of unique appeal, you’re guaranteed to find something to meet your needs.

More destinations to visit from your quirky cottage:

Derbyshire

Lake District

New Forest

Sussex

Types of Unusual Holiday Cottages

Book your getaway to one of these unusual cottages in the UK today! If you’re looking for your four-legged friends to come along on this rare experience with you, take a look at these dog-friendly cottages. Treat yourself to a touch of opulence with a stay at one of these castle rentals or wonderful luxury lodges and log cabins. Alternatively, get to your destination without hesitation by securing a quirky last-minute cottage today!