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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Sunridge TreeHouse, Yealmpton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, West Country.

Luxurious Devon holiday treehouse with superb woodland and lake views and a superb modern interior, complete with luxury hot tub, elevated deck and private fishing lake, new and available from April 2015.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £995 to £2295 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 16 May 2015 to 23 May 2015; from 30 May 2015 to 06 June 2015; from 20 June 2015 to 27 June 2015;

phone 01752 216645 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 19 April 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 >

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 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 >

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 10 May 2015; from 15 May 2015 to 22 May 2015; from 19 June 2015 to 26 June 2015;

phone 01974 821692 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


Next availability: from 20 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 08 May 2015 to 11 May 2015; from 15 May 2015 to 22 May 2015;

phone 01823 431622 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 19 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 11 May 2015 to 04 June 2015; from 09 June 2015 to 18 June 2015;

phone 01206337459 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 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 20 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 04 May 2015 to 08 May 2015; from 11 May 2015 to 12 June 2015;

phone 01452 740698 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 >

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 19 April 2015 to 23 July 2015;

phone 01594 827 311 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 >

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 >

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 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 24 April 2015 to 01 May 2015; from 03 May 2015 to 08 May 2015; from 11 May 2015 to 15 May 2015;

phone 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 19 April 2015 to 25 April 2015; from 29 April 2015 to 02 May 2015; from 23 May 2015 to 24 May 2015;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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