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Five unique places to stay on a self-catering holiday

There is an abundance of self-catering holiday accommodation available in properties which were originally built for something entirely different.

And any summer holiday spent on a converted windmill or lighthouse is sure to give you memories you will treasure forever.

Traditional features have been retained in many of these lovely old buildings and combined with modern day furnishings and facilities to make your stay a comfortable and fascinating one.

So think out of the box when you are booking a holiday for this summer and consider some of the more quirky options to take your nearest and dearest to. Here are some potential holiday properties:

1 Lighthouses

Lighthouse holidays Scotland
Unique self-catering lighthouse Scotland

The views out to sea can be breath-taking when you book a lighthouse for a holiday break. As well as the waves crashing against the shore there will be an opportunity to see stunning wildlife in its natural habitat. There are lighthouses for special self-catering getaways, with multiple levels and three bedrooms.





2 Houseboats

Houseboats for unique self-catering holidays
Take a unique self-catering break in a houseboat

If you prefer to spend your holiday actually on the water, then look into renting a houseboat for a self-catering holiday with a difference. You can hire vessels with up to five bedrooms on waterways throughout the UK and some of them also provide internet access.






3 Watermills and Mills

Watermill for a self-catering holiday by the water
Stay in a Self-Catering Watermill for a Special Getaway

Watermills are featured in many of Constable’s paintings because they are such visually attractive properties in idyllic settings. Many of these lovely old buildings have been converted for use as holiday homes, combining traditional features with modern fittings. You will find self-catering mills and windmills throughout the UK.





4 Farmhouses

Farms, for rural self-catering holidays
Farms for rural self-catering getaways

By their very nature, farmhouses will be located in tranquil rural locations. They are generally characterised by having large kitchens, plenty of period features and lots of land for you and your family to enjoy outside. Many self-catering holidays in farmhouses offer access to luxury amenities such as heated swimming pools and they provide the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.




5 Windmills

Unique Windmill
Take a Break in a Unique Self-Catering Windmill

Imagine spending your summer holiday in a former windmill. The views are magnificent from the higher storeys on these multiple-level properties and the fittings are often luxurious. It is well worth browsing through the options for converted windmills.