For your next holiday, discover our collection of unique cottages across the UK. Whether you’re celebrating with friends or family, or looking for something special to surprise the one you love, our top picks of unusual places to stay are sure to inspire you. From charming castles in Scotland to converted barns in the Peak District, we’ve selected the finest holiday homes that all offer something that little bit different.

bath with views onto the balcony and countryside

Unique Barn in the Peak District - Horseshoe House

Walks to Explore | Freestanding Bath with Countryside Views

Location is key when searching for a unique place to stay in the countryside, which is why Horseshoe House has made it onto our list of unique and unusual places to stay in the UK. The house is perfectly placed to admire its wonderful setting overlooking the Peak District and has been beautifully renovated and kitted out with rustic, country-style interiors with a modern twist. We adore the master bedroom with its original beamed ceiling and the open bathroom plan with a luxurious soaking tub that overlooks the spectacular scenery. Perfect for families, this unique barn conversion in the Peak District sleeps up to 6 guests and has 3 bedrooms.

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Unique Castle to Stay in Scotland - Ogilvie Castle

Stunning Highlands Views | Log Burner

Rent a castle in Scotland and feel like royalty as you explore the medieval interiors that brim with character. Ogilvie Castle is a truly unique place to stay in Scotland, with five floors of living space, all connected by a spiral staircase, this beautifully restored castle has everything you need for a magical stay including its very own chapel. Tuck into family feasts in the Grand Hall, which is the entertainment hub of the castle, with a dining table that can seat up to 16 guests and a cosy lounge space with open fire to keep you warm. Each of the seven bedrooms is uniquely styled to make you feel like a VIP, four of which have four poster beds that make them very romantic. The master bedroom boasts an open-plan bathroom with roll-top bath and freestanding shower for indulgence. Great for any season, this unusual castle in the Scottish Highlands provides four bikes free of charge to enjoy the surrounding scenic area.

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Stone castle surrounded by land and hills
Small stone cottage with a thatched roof and blue door

Unique Cottage in the Cotswolds - Thatch Cottage

Traditional Thatched Cottage | Wood Burner

Dating back to 1624, this unique and unusual cottage in the Cotswolds is full of character with its traditional thatched roof, beamed ceilings and charming countryside garden and orchard. Ideal for a romantic getaway that offers something a little different, Rose Cottage is furnished with unique interiors that transport you back in time to traditional English village living. Modern touches such as the cosy living room with log burner and Nespresso machine allow you to enjoy creature comforts in a charming cottage setting. Located in the gorgeous Cotswold countryside, Rose Cottage is the perfect place to enjoy time together for a romantic weekend away, especially in the summer where you can enjoy private time in the garden overlooking the sweeping views with a glass of wine.

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Unique Converted Mill in Scotland - Winnow Mill

Modern Sauna Room | Outdoor Dining

Escape to the Scottish countryside in a 19th century mill that has been uniquely converted for a luxurious stay. Winnow Mill is an eco-friendly countryside rental home that has been restored using locally sourced hardwoods throughout and fuses old and new interiors to create an unusual stay. Unique touches include an oak wood shepherds hut for toasting marshmallows beneath the stars, a sauna room for some pampering and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with open fire. Beautifully located with the countryside at your doorstep, Winnow Mill is a dog-friendly property in Scotland with many local walks around the 100-acre estate

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Stone house with outdoor dining area surrounded by trees

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