Unusual self-catering cottages and accommodation for holidays and weekend breaks

Unusual self-catering cottages and accommodation for holidays and weekend breaks : do something different for your well-deserved holiday.  Many are drawn to the idea of staying somewhere truly different or somewhere a bit unique.  If you like the idea of a break in an unusual cottage, windmill, houseboat or even lighthouse then read on!  Please note some properties accept weekend bookings whereas others only accept weekly bookings.

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Greshornish Boathouse Dogs-welcome Apartment, Highlands and Islands, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland

1 bedroom Apartment, Isle of Skye.

Unique one bedroom holiday home above a boathouse right by the shores of Loch Greshornish on the magical Isle of Skye.

Price range from £252 to £518 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wheelbarrow Castle, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Impressive large self-catering house offering spacious and comfortable accommodation along with stunning country views of the Radnor Hills and Black Mountains.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1250 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07763 534422 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Branscombe Holiday Cottage at Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, West Country.

For a seaside holiday how about Branscombe Holiday Cottage right next to Old Higher Lighthouse? With a stunning location perched on the cliff-side on the Jurassic Coast and with access to a shared outdoor pool in the summer months, this is a very special and unique holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared outdoor pool in grounds).

Price range from £519 to £1165 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lovejoy Studio, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Famous for where scenes were filmed for the popular TV series ‘Lovejoy’, this stunning luxury holiday cottage with it’s large airy spaces and contemporary furnishings has been beautifully converted from a stable block dating back to the 18th century and has a woodburning stove, large pond and walled garden as well as access to a tennis court that guests are free to use.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £495 to £791 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Barn, Brampton, Cumbria, England

4 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Accommodation, Eden Valley.

Unique and charming 4 bedroom holiday cottage which was originally part of a Mill, features a fantastic balcony, full restored water wheel, decked area, enclosed private garden and hot tub with fantastic views of the Lake District Hills, a very special holiday home which is both family and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1036 to £1674 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01228 670615 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hen Gapel Dogs-welcome Cottage, North Wales , Llandecwyn, Gwynedd, Wales

4 bedroom Former Chapel, Snowdonia National Park.

Chapel conversion holiday home with 4 bedrooms, sleeping up to 8 people in Llandecwyn, 15 minutes away from Harlech and Cardigan Bay; tour the national park, explore Snowdonia’s beaches and have a great self-catering holiday with some angling on the owner’s fishing lake.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £425 to £1075 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Forge Unique Cottage, South Coast of England, Rye, Sussex, England

3 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, South Coast.

Originally a forge, this unique holiday home now features a stylish light and airy interior and enjoys a fantastic location in the centre of Rye.

Price range from £369 to £844 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Malt House, Lynsted, Kent, England

13 bedroom Unique Self Catering, Garden of England.

Impressive Manor House with period features, exposed beams and four poster beds in some rooms, along with shared access to an outdoor swimming pool for use in the summer months, excellent holiday home for big families, large groups, hen parties and stag parties.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Situated to the rear of the property), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2000 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 03 October 2014 to 21 November 2014; from 25 November 2014 to 29 December 2014;

phone 07860 723723 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Corn Mill, Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales

4 bedroom Converted Watermill, South Wales.

Unique holiday home, originally a watermill, sleeps 8, with pretty gardens and quiet location close to the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast and seaside town of Solva.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £920 to £1460 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Gaolhouse Family Cottage, East Anglia, Croxton, Thetford, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, East Anglia.

Unique 2 bedroom holiday cottage, originally part of a gaol, this holiday home is for those looking for something a bit different, located in the market town of Thetford, features here include original cell doors and a spiral staircase which lead down to what was once a dungeon.

Price range from £263 to £559 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Post Office, Higham, Colchester, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Cottage, Constable Country.

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage, originally a Post Office, both pet and family-friendly with a private enclosed garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £700 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 06 October 2014 to 17 December 2014;

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Station House , Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales

2 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Mid Wales.

Unique character cottage with a lovely location by the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve, with glorious views over the Cambrian Mountains and Aeron Valley, this is a special place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £268 to £512 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 07 November 2014 to 26 June 2015; from 17 July 2015 to 14 August 2015; from 21 August 2015 to 09 October 2015;

phone 01974 821692 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Gothic Church, East Horrington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fabulous unique holiday home with stunning original features combined with modern stylish interiors as well as a relaxing hot tub, this is a truly special place to stay.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £0 to £0 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 18 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07980 925454 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mount Joy Chapel Family Self-catering, South West England, Chapel, Newquay, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Unusual Cottage, South West.

Excitingly unique, family friendly chapel conversion with original features set against a contemporary open plan living space, in a tranquil location near Newquay and positioned for easy access to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the fascinating Eden project and Trewithen Garden's inspirational collection.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £515 to £1245 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Life Boat Pet-Friendly Seaside Cottage, North York Moors & Coast , Hornsea, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering Accommodation, North England.

Unique 3 bedroom holiday cottage with light and airy interior which was originally an old lifeboat house, situated just a short walk from the local beach in the coastal town of Hornsea.

Price range from £304 to £682 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Presbytery, Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, England

5 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, Constable Country.

Unique and characterful 5 bedroom holiday cottage in rural Suffolk set in half an acre of gardens and grasslands in the Dedham Vale.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1260 to £2520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 07 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 31 October 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 01 December 2014 to 22 December 2014;

phone 01206337459 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Railway Cottage, Bicknoller, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Unusual Cottage, South West.

Perfect for railway enthusiasts, Railway Cottage lives up to its name with a fantastic location where you can watch steam trains pass by, as well as a high quality interior this country cottage also has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £570 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Unusual, South West.

Two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage situated just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a self-catering holiday close to the coast and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300.00 to £775.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 05 October 2014 to 16 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 27 June 2015; from 04 July 2015 to 10 October 2015;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Dovecote, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

1 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, South Wales.

Very special romantic retreat for two in the Wye Valley in a tranquil and idyllic setting.

Price range from £295 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 04 October 2014 to 11 October 2014; from 25 October 2014 to 20 December 2014;

phone 01600 714997 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Treehouse, Taunton, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, South West.

The Treehouse is a dream holiday home, nestled by the trees, this unique property is guaranteed to provide a memorable holiday and with a luxurious interior and an outdoor hot tub a stay here could be just magical.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared use of an indoor swimming pool), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £690 to £1395 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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