Quirky and Unique Holiday Cottages

Are you searching for a quirky holiday cottage to rent?  Our quirky and unique holiday cottages offer a chance to enjoy a truly different holiday experience in an unusual self-catering rental in the UK.  Whether you want to stay in one of the most popular tourist destinations in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland, we offer a great choice of different locations.

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Popular Searches for Quirky Holiday Rentals across the UK and Ireland

Below are some of the most popular searches and requests when it comes to weird and wonderful quirky holiday accommodation.


What type of Quirky Holiday Experience Best Suits You?

Choose the best type of quirky holiday cottage to suit you; perhaps a stay in a railway cottage, a converted lighthouse, a shepherd’s hut, a converted barn or a break in a holiday treehouse?  Do something out of the ordinary and book a stay by the coast, in the countryside or in a town or city, in an unusual holiday rental.  Our quirky cottages are ideal for holidaymakers looking for somewhere a little bit different.


Castles and Tower Houses

Unique fort tower house

Curious how it would feel to stay in a historic castle or a tower house?  Well you can find out when you book a break in one of the fascinating castles and towers featured on Country Cottages Online.  There truly are some amazing places to stay – with one tower house even featuring a remarkable hot tub on a roof top!

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Glamping and Yurts

Glamping holidayBecoming increasingly popular over recent years, there’s something incredibly romantic about booking a stay in a holiday yurt, a bell tent or a safari tent.  Even more unusual funky options include geodomes!  For holidaymakers who want to stay somewhere wild but still with a homely feel, why not book a stay in a shepherd’s hut?

UK Glamping Holidays


Houseboats for Holidays on the Water

For unrivalled river or sea views, a houseboat is hard to beat.  Considered a bit way-out by some, but quaint and charming to others, houseboats tend to benefit from being in out of the way locations, where you can truly relax and unwind on the water.

Holiday Houseboats to Rent


Lighthouse holiday rentalLighthouse Holidays

Light up your next self-catering break with a stay in a holiday lighthouse.  Often found in the most fabulous coastal locations where you can enjoy stunning sea views, there’s nothing ordinary about a holiday high up on the cliffside, in a UK lighthouse.

Quirky Lighthouse Holidays


Quirky Holiday TreehouseTreehouse Holidays

For a completely different holiday experience why not reconnect with your inner child and book a stay in a kooky holiday treehouse where you can stay under a canopy of leaves.  Usually built oout of wood or timber, holiday treehouses can make any age of holidaymaker feel young again.

Holiday Treehouses


Millers House, Holiday WatermillWatermills

Ideal for holidaymakers who want to stay somewhere that is quaint but not too far-out, watermills are charming holiday homes.  Many feature character features from the original mill, water wheels in some cases and most benefit from superb waterside locations next to streams or rivers, where you can enjoy spotting local wildlife like swans and ducks on holiday.

Holiday Watermills


Holiday Windmills

There’s something so romantic and charming about a stay in a windmill.  Often set in extraordinary settings, next to unspoilt countryside and quaint scenes, for a holiday to remember for all the right reasons why not book a stay in a holiday windmill.

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Book Early for your Quirky Cottage Holiday

When it comes to booking a cottage holiday that is just a bit different, it's quite a common desire for holidaymakers searching for a new type of holiday experience.  So booking early is recommended.  Quirky holiday rentals tend to be sought after and in demand.  Whatever type of unique holiday home you opt to rent, weird and wonderful is guaranteed with a stay in a quirky UK holiday cottage. 


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