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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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 >

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)


Next availability: from 29 March 2015 to 20 July 2015; from 31 July 2015 to 14 August 2015; from 21 August 2015 to 28 August 2015;

phone 01823 431622 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.

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 16 May 2015 to 01 June 2015; from 01 July 2015 to 11 July 2015; from 18 July 2015 to 29 August 2015;

phone 01600 714997 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lakeside Yurt, Beckford, Gloucestershire, 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)

phone 01244 500 540 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 £280 to £524 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 08 May 2015 to 22 May 2015; from 29 May 2015 to 05 June 2015; from 19 June 2015 to 03 July 2015;

phone 01974 821692 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rowan Holiday Yurt, 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)

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 >

Affordable Luxury: Pew Corner , Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Unique Chapel Apartment, Cotswolds.

Luxurious and impressive sleeps 4 holiday apartment located within a stunning chapel conversion, close to the Forest of Dean.

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

Price range from £599.00 to £962.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 07 April 2015 to 23 July 2015;

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Willow Garth Holiday House, Great Smeaton, Yorkshire, England

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

Unique 6 bedroom holiday house with beautiful luxurious interior and stunning countryside views, along with easy access to the North York Moors National Park nearby as well as a games room with table tennis and table football on site and 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)

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 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 >

Island Yurt Glamping Holiday, Beckford, Gloucestershire, 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)

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

The Orangery, Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, England

4 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, Shires.

Originally a garden house at Frampton Court, this unique holiday home dates back to the 1700s and enjoys views over the ornamental canal and estate's parklands, features at this impressive holiday house include a spiral stone staircase, a double ended rolltop bath and two octagonal shaped bedrooms.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £900 to £1400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 13 April 2015 to 17 April 2015; from 20 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 04 May 2015 to 08 May 2015;

phone 01452 740698 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 >

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 >

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 >

Hotspur, West Mersea, Essex, England

5 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Fantastic large moored houseboat sleeping up to 8, boasting sublime sea views, original features and with a deck ideal for watching the sunset.

Price range from £475 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 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)

phone 01244 500 540 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


Late availability: from 27 April 2015 to 30 April 2015;

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Watermill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

5 bedroom Watermill by the River, East Anglia.

Five bedroom holiday watermill located on a private island in a secluded and tranquil setting with wonderful views of the pond, river and garden.

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

Price range from £1300 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 April 2015 to 10 April 2015; from 24 April 2015 to 08 May 2015; from 11 May 2015 to 15 May 2015;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shepherd's Hut Rural Retreat, Leighton, Heart of England, Leighton, Shropshire, England

1 bedroom Shepherd's Hut, Shropshire Hills.

This Shepherd's Hut is a fantastic rural retreat for 2 and is located close to Ironbridge and some of the best of Shropshire, go on, do something different this year .

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £372 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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

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