9 Truly Unique Properties to Fall in Love With

While we’re not short of wonderful holiday homes, it’s the extra special accommodation that guests truly fall in love with. We’re talking about converted churches, old castles, boathouses, train stations and places that even we struggle to explain.

Our Truly Unique collection offers holiday experiences like no other. Here’s just a small selection, but you can find plenty more on cottages.com.

Spout Crag Boathouse, Windermere


Few properties get as close to the waters of Windermere as Spout Crag Boathouse. Offering a secluded position on the shore, you can enjoy direct access to Lake Windermere with mooring facilities available and absolutely stunning views available!

Castello Mortellito, Sicily  

sicily castle

Over in Sicily, this beautiful historic castle is the perfect place to fall in love with. Sleeping 16, Castle Mortellito offers a stunning, scenic holiday property with a beautiful interior.

There are signed photos of the Italian Royal Family, sun terraces with crenelated walls and an amazing pool to cool off in. You’ve never enjoyed a holiday like this one!

Old Chapel House, Lancashire

chapel house

The perfect combination of quirk and comfort, this Grade II listed former Baptist Chapel offers an amazingly stylish holiday experience. If the comfortable beds, leather Chesterfield sofas and Victorian range weren’t enough to make you welcome then the attached beauty salon/spa certainly will.

Château de Villejovet, Loire Valley


An absolutely stunning holiday home offering outdoor pool with wave machine, fishing rights along 3km of river and an amazing French chateau for up to 20 guests to enjoy.

The interior offers a wonderful mix of period and contemporary styles, and there are three unique dining rooms, two kitchens, a games room and much more to discover and enjoy.

Platform Three, Worcestershire

Platform 3

Perfect for railway enthusiasts, or anyone seeking a stunning break, this amazing property is located at Malvern Link Railway Station – perfect for visiting London Paddington, Birmingham New Street and Hereford.

Hen Wrych Hall Tower, County Conwy

Hen Wyrch

A romantic retreat with a regal feel, this castellated gate tower offers a lovely open fire, carved four poster bed and Victorian bathroom. The North Wales coastline is just a 5 minute walk away too, so there are few better, or more memorable, romantic retreats.

Beach Bay Cottage, Outer Hebrides

Beach Bay

Very much a truly unique property, Beach Bay Cottage is located on white sands of Uig Bay and offers natural stone and turf roofed accommodation built into the hillside. The perfect place to get away from it all, you can enjoy a 2-person sauna and Jacuzzi bath.

Knock Old Castle, Ayrshire

Knock Old

The definitive ‘fairy-tale accommodation’, Knock Old Castle offers an unforgettable holiday in a converted 14th century castle. Quirky interiors with not a straight line in sight, painted ceilings, a glass domed lookout and wonderful sauna – you will find a luxury holiday like no other at Knock Old Castle.

San Quirico, Umbria


Formerly a lookout tower with amazing 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside, San Quirico is now the definitive historic accommodation in Umbria. Take walks from the property, relax by the pool or just enjoy the amazing unspoilt accommodation – it’s the perfect Italian escape!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.