Log Cabin, Thatch Cottage? Have you ever dreamt of spending the night in a stunning old castle out in the countryside? Perhaps you have always wanted to experience staying in a working farmhouse? Or what about a lighthouse by the sea?

 It might sound absurd, but these are just some of the quirky and unusual places available to rent thanks to UK holiday rental provider Snaptrip.com. With over 60,000 properties in all shapes and sizes, there is something for everyone from romantic retreats to larger trips for all your friends and family.

Snaptrip.com has put together a guide detailing just some of the weird and wonderful places you could book to stay at:

Log Cabins  – If you are looking for an even more adventurous getaway, then a stay in a rustic log cabin might be the one for you. Voted the most popular county in 2015, Devon is a region packed full of wonderful activities. Perfect for a couple’s break, a stay in a log cabin such as the ‘The Beautiful Croyde Rental’ is a haven for couples; and with the nearest beach less than a mile away it’s ideal for walkers and surfers.


How much? Prices start from £435. Click here for more information.


Lighthouses – For a truly unforgettable experience, a stay in a lighthouse is guaranteed to be as exciting as it is memorable. Snaptrip.com currently represent eight lighthouses in different parts of the country, but the ‘Attractive Broadstairs Cottage’ is arguably one of the most stunning. With the ever popular Broadstairs beach just a few minutes’ walk away, this particular spot is thought to have played host to a lighthouse since way back in 1499. Featuring two bedrooms and one bathroom, there are a variety of local attractions to keep the whole family entertained, including the ‘North Foreland Gold Club’, the sandy beaches as well as the historic town of Broadstairs; which hosts literary associations with Charles Dickens.


How much? Prices start from £460. Click here for more information.


Castles – There can’t be many people that return from their holiday able to boast that they stayed in a castle. Well, you could be one of them if you stay at the ‘Adorable Kilmarnock Castle’, located on the east coast of Scotland. 

Situated in 600 acres of spectacular grounds and steeped in history and charm, this stunning castle can play host to up to 16 guests to make for a truly memorable group holiday experience.

 How much? Prices start from £2,029. Click here for more information.


Grade II listed buildings – Across the UK, Snaptrip.com has a beautiful range of cottages to choose from, so you can tailor your trip perfectly. So why not opt for something a little different? A bit of searching will reveal a variety of Grade II listed properties: ‘buildings that are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them’. And none are more quirky than the Stoke Ash cottage located in a quaint village in Suffolk.

 How much? Prices start from £435. Click here for more information.


Working Farms – Fans of the ‘Good Life’ have a chance to truly embrace countryside living by staying on a working farm. The St John Barn in Cornwall is just one of the many converted barn houses available to rent and provides an opportunity to experience a whole new lifestyle, minus the early wake up calls! 

How much? Prices vary and you can call for rental enquiries. Click here for more information.