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Unusual holiday cottages

Choosing your holiday cottage is a tough challenge. We have over 1000 cottages in our collection and each one of them is unique with special details and features.

But some of those go the extra mile in making and impact on our guests. From boats carefully hung from the ceiling, kitsch wallpaper choices and even skylights for starlit evenings to tropical screens, heritage beams and mid-century styling, these are our most fun, unusual and quirky holiday cottages. Whether you want to get away to Cornwall, Somerset or the Isle of Wight, you’ll never want to leave these glorious homes-from-home.

Look out for the special details in your next holiday cottage and don’t forget to share your favourite bits using #ClassicCottages.

Here are our best cottages with interesting details, quirky interiors and unusual spaces.

A fairytale property in the heart of Cornwall, whisk your favourite person away to this romantic retreat.

The Observatory

Built to the vision of the artistic owner, who will also teach private drawing and painting lessons on request, the Observatory is a quirky copper-clad glamping experience (including bubbling hot tub) in the countryside of Cornwall.

The ultimate luxury of bathing with a view of the countryside in the privacy of your bedroom at Meadowgate.


The ‘Handmade Home’ of presenter Kirstie Allsop is set at the bottom of the Welcombe valley in Devon.

A striking and iconic lodge in Somerset.

Coombe Lodge

Iconic and commanding in the Somerset countryside, the wooden lodge has chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and takes inspiration from heritage trends.

The stained glass window is a beautiful detail of this mesmerizing tin tabernacle.

The Tabernacle

A beautiful tin tabernacle that has been carefully restored to make a picture-perfect holiday home. The devil is in the detail with this one as you’ll see from the radiant stained-glass window, opulent botanical wallpaper and the reclaimed ecclesiastical shutters to the bedroom. Every detail has been thought through.

Cool and quirky details make Seagrove House a treasure trove of discovery.

Seagrove House

Filled with a whole host of ornaments, vases, knick-knacks and trinkets, including a boat hanging from the ceiling, Seagrove House is a treasure chest of discovery on the Isle of Wight.

A chic retreat in Cornwall, this is one for artists and interior lovers.

Little Chygowlin

This chic and sophisticated bolthole is one for the art-lovers and interior design geeks. With contemporary features, like ghost chairs and local art on the walls, offsetting the traditional beams, this is a cosy home for two in Cornwall.

Lush, luxury and inviting, welcome to Willows Rest.

Willows Rest

The ultimate in opulence, Willows Rest presents the most luxurious extras for your holiday, both hot tub and indoor swimming pool await you. But don’t forget to enjoy the jewel tones, detailed patterned wallpapers and beautiful swing chair.

Striking and bold with pure luxury at Trevellance.


A Georgian farmhouse offset with velvet sofas, kooky artwork and a games room to top it all off. The bright and sophisticated interiors of Trevellance are sure to put a smile on your face.

A beautiful hideaway on the Isle of Wight.

Little Barn Retreat

Cute and cosy with wood panelling on the walls throughout the property – it really adds a natural feeling to bring relaxation to your holiday.

Colourful and bright, Eastnor is guaranteed to make you smile.


Bright and bold with daring colours splashed in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen throughout the house. Family-sized Eastnor welcomes you in for a holiday to remember with a big group of friends or family.

Fun details and a spot of upcycling make for unique furniture at Old Railway Cottage.

Old Railway Cottage

Using pieces from days gone by with upcycling to add those special touches, this cottage has been given a lot of love with pops of colour and trinkets left lovingly for you to enjoy.

Nautical themes immerse you into your seaside holiday at Krowji.


If you’re by the sea, a boat-inspired property is the only choice, surely? With panelled walls and nautical details, you’ll feel like your bobbing along in the Atlantic in no time.

Peak through the beams and find your en-suite bathroom at Giles Cottage.

Giles Cottage

There are plenty of discoveries to be made tucked into the beams of Giles Cottage. Like an en-suite bathroom hidden inside your bedroom wall ready for you to take a soak in the tub.

Tropical details transport you to sunnier climes in Cornwall.


Flamboyant and filled with character, the details of Winwood will win you over. The interiors take inspiration from mid-century styling with a few colourful touches to bring the rooms to life.

The Art Deco style bedroom at Pengenna Manor.

Pengenna Manor

Modern and medieval mix together in this eclectic manor house. Flagstone flooring and a twisted staircase are perfectly complemented by Art Deco bedrooms and decor filled with flair.

Victoriana stylings make this cottage a super cosy getaway on the Isle of Wight.

Venice Lodge

Victoriana at it’s finest, the lodge is an eclectic mixture of new and old with many paintings and picture adorning the walls and elegant statement pieces taking pride of place.

Eco friendly and upcycled throughout, Nancy's House is a dream for you and the environment.

Nancy’s House

The ultimate upcycled and eco-friendly property, you even have a hot tub run on renewable energy and a fruit and herb planted courtyard on your doorstep. Live sustainably at the heart of a bio diverse farm.

Quirky colourful touches, luxury paints and sophisticated design welcomes you to the Long Barn in Devon.

The Long Barn

Lounge in the lap of luxury at The Long Barn in Devon. Colourful touches and individual pieces make this a curated collection of high quality one-offs that you won't find anywhere else.

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