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Quirky Accommodation

Unusual places to stay from converted lighthouses to retro cottages.


Do you long to stay in a one-of-a-kind converted coastguard house, or maybe hanker after a short cottage break in the woods? If you want something truly out of the ordinary, see our collection of unique holiday cottages that celebrates the most wonderful and quirky places to stay.

Quirky Cottages UK

We've all stayed in hotel chains and lovely, straightforward holiday homes, but have you ever stayed in a repurposed train carriage in Dungeness? How about a lodge house in the middle of a wild cat sanctuary? Or maybe a converted Victorian church in the heart of Winchester? With so many singular experiences available, it's easy to get lost and not know where to begin.

Our unique cottages are hand-picked and truly one of a kind; you won't find anything like them anywhere else.

Unusual Weekend Breaks UK

If you're a discerning holidaymaker, then you will be looking to stay somewhere special, a one-of-a-kind property that will leave you with fantastic memories.

Our collection includes many fantastically quirky places to stay in the countryside, including converted oast houses complete with original timber beams, quirky layouts, and authentic rustic charm.

And if you're looking for an unusual romantic break that really breaks the mould, then you can do far worse than one of our stunning restored showman's carriages overlooking Bodiam Castle, the perfect spot for quirky weekend breaks. Replete with original 19th century décor and nestled within acres of orchards and farmland, it's the ideal spot for a peaceful break for two, and a must-see for anyone interested in unusual holiday lets.

If this isn't quite to your liking, the dramatic landscapes of Dungeness might be just the ticket. There's a reason that artists and nature-lovers alike are drawn to this stark and vivid place, and our quirky holiday cottages in one of the most unusual places to stay in the UK.

Stay in a repurposed Fog Signal building, that once upon a time served as one of the foremost defences for ships against being beached, now beautifully redesigned by a contemporary architect with a flair for stark design that perfectly complements its surroundings. And with uninterrupted views of the sea only a few metres away, this might be a quirky holiday let, but there's no denying that it ticks all the boxes for romance and wonder too.

Unusual Holidays UK

For larger parties, an unusual self catering break in one of our quirky cottages to rent is a great way to form lasting memories and try something really different. Why not try a stay in a spooky converted church, complete with stained glass windows and a working organ? There's no better place to spend a holiday around Halloween and really get into the spirit of the night.

If you want something a little more contemporary, why not try a former greengrocer's shop in bustling Ramsgate for an unusual holiday accommodation with a modern twist. Fitted with the original shop front, and even coming with a vintage slots machine, you can enjoy a wonderfully unique stay in this lovely seaside location.