Unusual dining room with a painting of the Queen.

Unusual Holiday Cottages

Whatever the occasion we have an incredible house for you

Are you searching for a holiday house that’s truly extraordinary? You’re in luck. At kate & tom’s, we’ve hand-picked the very best quirky and unusual holiday cottages in Britain’s most stunning areas. From unique features and unusual architecture to converted mills and medieval homes, you really can eat, sleep and breathe outside the box on your next getaway.

Relax in a maritime-themed holiday home or take advantage of your own min-railway. Where else in the UK can you enjoy your own private hammam? Needless to say, when you take a quirky holiday with kate & tom’s, you and your whole family will be talking about it for years to come.

Luxury holiday cottages with a twist

If you’re dreaming of a UK getaway in a quirky, fun destination, an unusual holiday cottage is the ultimate choice. Whether you’re looking for something to impress your friends and family on your next holiday or searching for the perfect backdrop for your staycation snaps, a spectacular holiday cottage is ideal for every occasion. With funky designs and inimitable, bold features, these rental houses truly are one of a kind.

From party palaces to modern country manors, an unusual holiday cottage is ideal for every holiday type. Host big birthday celebrations, family reunions or even small intimate weddings in one of our impressive holiday cottages, sure to wow all your guests. Wedding pictures will be transformed with a quirky holiday home and its luxury interior as the backdrop for every photo!

With all of our holiday homes ideally situated in some of the most beautiful UK destinations, you won’t need to travel far to find some picture-perfect views. In fact, you can just gaze out of your window and delight in the magical landscapes surrounding your cottage. Amble down winding country lanes, take a morning dip in the chilly sea or sample some homegrown grub in the local gastro pub – the choice is yours!

 The Wholehouse - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes The Wholehouse - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes The Wholehouse - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes The Wholehouse - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes
 Birkmere Hall - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes Birkmere Hall - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes Birkmere Hall - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes Birkmere Hall - kate & tom's Large Holiday Homes

Fun holiday cottages in the UK

Across England and Wales, there are so many beautiful spots perfect for unusual cottages set against stunning landscapes. Dreaming of a relaxing beach escape? The glass-walled, neon-lit Curved House in Lincolnshire is perfect for party weekend with up to 24 friends. The impressive structure appears to be taken straight from the Hollywood hills and is sure to wow your loved ones. Or choose something a little more traditional with the ex-church hall St Clements in Hastings. The classic wood beams and large open plan layout is perfect for quiet family getaways to the coast.

Some of our most impressive quirky cottages can be found in the heart of the English countryside. From the Lake District, home to the mighty Birkmere Hall, a grade I listed fortified manor, to fun and funky Key West set in Somerset, our countryside cottages carry a certain charm unlike any other.

From the sunny coasts in Norfolk to the mountainous landscapes of Cumbria, there’s nothing like a UK staycation to rejuvenate and unwind. Take a stroll through breath-taking countryside, shop for unique treasures in local boutiques or hit the town for an unforgettable hen or stag weekend night out. With our jam-packed unique cottages, there will never be a dull day on your next getaway.

Unique designs with modern luxuries

What makes our holiday cottages so quirky? Well with so many different shapes, sizes and designs, it’s impossible to pinpoint one factor. From themed cottages to bold, beautiful designs, our unusual holiday cottages are all one-of-a-kind rentals. And with kate & tom’s, you can count on the inside being just as impressive as the exterior of our holiday homes!

Gaze up at the stars from behind the full-length glass walls, with the underfloor heating and traditional log burning fires to keep you nice and cosy. Dive headfirst into your own private swimming pool after a busy day discovering the many secrets hidden in these unique holiday cottages.

From cosy, quirky cottages to large, impressive manor homes, our unusual holiday cottages come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re bringing just your immediate family or hosting a reunion for 40+ guests, we can find the perfect holiday house for you. And once you fall in love with one of our unique holiday homes, we’re sure you’ll find yourself rebooking year after year.

Unique designs with modern luxuries Unique designs with modern luxuries Unique designs with modern luxuries Unique designs with modern luxuries

We're here to help - get in touch

What better way to make your holiday stand out from the rest than with a quirky and unusual holiday cottage? Whether you’re planning an unforgettable party with all your friends or getting the family together for the unique holiday of a lifetime, the team at kate & tom’s is on hand to help to ensure your next adventure is straight out of leftfield.

Choose from our hand-picked selection of luxury unusual holiday accommodation. Best of all, our team has an unmatched knowledge of all the houses, so we can help you find the perfect fit for you and your guests. Soon enough, you’ll be gazing in awe at a truly spectacular holiday home – that’s yours for the weekend, week or even the month.