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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Mendham Mill - a fabulous holiday home over a river, Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England

4 bedroom Unusual, Norfolk Suffolk border .

Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by over 250 acres of water meadows in the grounds of one of England’s most historic watermills, these four award winning cottages even have a rowing boat and canoes on site to fully experience the beauty and serenity of this picturesque river valley.

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

Price range from £400 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01379 855 282 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Willow Garth Holiday House near the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, Great Smeaton, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale.

Unique 6 bedroom holiday house with a beautiful luxurious interior and stunning countryside views, originally a water tower, this superb property enjoys easy access to the North York Moors National Park nearby and has plenty to keep guests entertained with a games room with table tennis and table football on site and with the capacity to sleep up to 12, this is a great place for groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1085 to £2133 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 27 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 06 March 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 13 March 2017 to 17 March 2017;

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

Signal Box Cottage in the Cairngorms, Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland

1 bedroom Unusual Holiday Cottage, Scottish Cairngorms.

Perfect for a unique holiday in Scotland, the Signal Box will appeal to those looking to stay somewhere unusual with its wonderful mountain views of the Cairngorms and countryside vistas, this fantastic property promises a holiday to remember.

Price range from £250 to £562 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 August 2017 to 09 September 2017; from 21 October 2017 to 25 November 2017; from 02 December 2017 to 09 December 2017;

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

Island Yurt Glamping Holiday, Cotswolds, Beckford, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Yurt, Heart of England.

Soak up lakeside views and enjoy a taste of luxury camping at this lakeside Yurt in wonderful Worcestershire, sleeping 2 with a king-size double bed, whirlpool bath, outdoor hot tub and woodburner-style gas stove, this is a lovely romantic retreat which is ideal for couples.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £426 to £633 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 27 February 2017 to 02 March 2017; from 08 March 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 13 March 2017 to 17 March 2017;

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

Rowan Holiday Yurt near the Peak District National Park, Hepworth, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Glamping Accommodation, Yorkshire Dales.

Why not try something exciting and different on a romantic holiday in Yorkshire this year with a stay in a holiday yurt? Go glamping in this high quality canopied holiday home, with the added luxury of a private hot tub and a lovely rural setting, this really is glamping at its very best.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £370 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 27 February 2017 to 02 March 2017; from 06 March 2017 to 09 March 2017; from 29 March 2017 to 30 March 2017;

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

The Dovecote, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Holiday House, South Wales.

Very special romantic retreat for two in the Wye Valley in a tranquil and idyllic setting (one dog may be permitted by arrangement but must be kept in only one part of the house).

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £620 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 25 February 2017 to 29 April 2017;

phone 01600 714997 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Railway Cottage, Bicknoller, Somerset, England

3 bedroom Unusual Cottage, South West.

A wonderful holiday for would-be trainspotters, Railway Cottage stands by the railway line where guests can watch steam trains chugg past the cottage on its way through lovely Somerset landscapes and enjoy a break in one of the prettiest and most comfortable holiday cottages in Bicknoller.

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 Balancing Barn, Thorington, Suffolk, England

4 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Holiday Home, Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

Looking to stay somewhere truly special? The Balancing Barn close to Walberswick on the Suffolk Heritage Coast ticks all the boxes! With the appearance of floating, reflective cladding, a glass floor and views over a small lake, this RIBA award winning holiday home is truly unique.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1650 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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Unique Tower House near the River Tweed, Coldstream, Borders, Scotland

4 bedroom Tower House, Scotland.

Looking for a unique and special holiday house to rent in the Scottish Borders?.

Price range from £417 to £1078 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 11 March 2017; from 18 March 2017 to 01 April 2017; from 29 April 2017 to 13 May 2017;

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

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

4 bedroom Former Chapel, 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 >

Lovejoys, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, East Anglia.

Unique Essex holiday home for two which with a king-size bed and exposed wooden beams and a location within the parklands of Belchamp Hall is ideal for romantic breaks.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £399 to £659 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

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

Lakeside Yurt, Cotswolds, Beckford, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Yurt for Glamping Holidays, Heart of England.

Stylish and generously sized holiday yurt featuring a romantic bed, a high quality kitchen area, private hot tub and an excellent location right by a lake and sleeping 2, this unique holiday home was made for romantic glamping getaways.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £344 to £551 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 March 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 27 March 2017 to 02 April 2017; from 05 April 2017 to 07 April 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2160 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 21 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 05 March 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 12 March 2017 to 17 March 2017;

phone 07525833737 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 >

The Railway Carriage, Bicknoller, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, West Country.

The Railway Carriage is a great place to enjoy a luxurious self-catering holiday for four people, with a difference, in Somerset, in unique and memorable accommodation.

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

Price range from £595 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01823 431622 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 or large groups.

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 35 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07860 723723 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Lakeside Yurt Dogs-welcome Cottage, Cotswolds , Beckford, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Yurt, Heart of England.

Ever stayed in a Yurt? Here is the opportunity to experience a stay in a unique self-catering yurt for two people beside a fishing lake in Beckford in a good location for sightseeing in the Cotswolds and Worcestershire; one pet dog is also welcome.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £230 to £410 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 01 March 2017; from 23 March 2017 to 24 March 2017; from 29 March 2017 to 07 April 2017;

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

Lovejoys Mill, Belchamp Walter, Essex, England

1 bedroom Unique Holiday House, East Anglia.

Escape for a romantic break to Lovejoys Mill, a luxurious converted Watermill set within the wonderful rural scenery of the Belchamp Estate by the stunning countryside of the Essex/Suffolk border.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £525 to £882 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

Sunridge Luxury Ecopod, Yealmpton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Eco Pod, West Country.

Surprise your partner with a romantic break away in this stylish sleeps 2 Ecopod, with its luxurious interior and an excellent location nestled by greenery close to Yealmpton and just 15 minutes' drive from the coast, this could be the perfect place for a loved-up break to remember.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £595 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 February 2017 to 28 February 2017; from 05 March 2017 to 20 March 2017; from 22 March 2017 to 24 March 2017;

phone 01752 216645 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)


Late availability: from 25 February 2017 to 10 March 2017;

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

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