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Cottage breaks that are truly unique!

The exterior of Round House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. © National Trust

The exterior of Round House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. © National Trust

The name speaks for itself; you are unlikely to find anything comparable anywhere, and a stay in one of our Unique Collection cottages is a truly unique experience.

There are over 20 cottages in this collection and from castles to towers and isolation hospitals to lighthouse keeper's cottages there's always something different to choose from.

One of our favourites is The Water Tower on the Trelissick Estate in Cornwall which is four stories high yet only has one room on each floor!  It was designed with such style and embellishments that it resembles the legendary tower of Rapunzell!

You may like to stay at The Triumphal Arch in Herefordshire which was formerly the coachman's home and has beautiful views across Capability Brown gardens and its parkland.

Alternatively you can experience the 1930s period with a stay at 52 or 54 Inge Street in Birmingham which are two of the eleven small houses that make up Birmingham's last surviving courtyard of Back to Back houses.

Here are just a few of our cottages in the Unique Collection but you'll find others throughout the website.

Our selection

  • Exterior of Pontbrenmydyr,Ciliau Aeron,Aberaeron,Mid Wales © NTE LTD


    nr Aberaeron , Ceredigion

    C17th cottage on the edge of the Llanerchaeron parkland, in the beautiful Aeron Valley.

  • Exterior frontage of Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1, Souter Lighthouse, Tyne & Wear

    Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage 1

    Sunderland , Tyne and Wear

    One of two holiday cottages that are part of this traditional lighthouse.

  • Doyden Castle, Port Isaac, Cornwall © Mike Henton

    Doyden Castle

    Port Quin , Cornwall

    Castellated cliff top folly in spectacular position on headland.

  • The view of The Water Tower, Trelissick, Cornwall © Mike Henton

    The Water Tower

    Truro , Cornwall

    A distinctive former stone water tower with an intriguing interior.

  • Exterior of Mustard Pot,Felbrigg,Norfolk

    Mustard Pot Cottage

    Cromer , Norfolk

    An octagonal sitting room is one unusual feature of this cottage.

  • The exterior of Round House, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. © National Trust

    The Round House

    Bury St Edmunds , Suffolk

    The Round House is situated on the Ickworth House, Park and Gardens estate in Suffolk