Planning your next holiday? Aren't we all. January is only made bearable by booking holidays. So we have ever more holiday inspiration for you, and it comes in the form of the quirkiest conversions listed on Sykes Cottages right now. So if you fancy spending the weekend on a London bus or in an old water tank, just keep on scrolling.
1. A converted railway carriage in Yorkshire
Love the idea of a long railway adventure but can't find the time to travel across the whole of Europe? Get those interailing vibes without leaving the UK and stay in a static railway carriage. This is in a fab location too, great for exploring the Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors and Whitby is right on the doorstep.
Price: £451 for two nights
2. A London bus in... Devon?
If you are lovely for a really unique stay, your search is over. Bertram's Hotel is a traditional London double decker bus parked in the middle of the gorgeous Devonshire countryside. There are some 1950s, Agatha Christie vibes going on here in the interiors and it's all been really thoughtfully designed, would be a fab place for a murder mystery weekend with your mates.
Price: £517 for two nights
3. A church in Northumberland
If you are looking for a place for a big gathering, this converted church would be perfect. It's been restored beautifully and you can still see loads of the original features, including, fully-restored Victorian stained glass windows and a Gothic archways. It's set in its own grounds too, there's a place to have dinner outside, a BBQ area and you have access to a tennis court.
Price: £1,151 for two nights
4. An old bank in Wales
This is such a cool property, the kitchen is in the former bank safe! This old bank has been converted into a three bedroom stay, with a lovely spacious sitting room and little nooks everywhere if you need some chill time (we know how family holidays can be). The location is great too, it's right in the centre of town so you can walk to shops and restaurants. It's also perfectly placed for exploring the Snowdonia area, ideal if you like walking, mountain biking and wildlife watching.
Price: £430 for two nights
5. A converted pub in the Peak District
Looking for somewhere to sleep basically every person you know? This converted pub has enough beds for 30 people and is perfectly equipped to cater for large parties. The location is perfect, right in the heart of the Peak District, and there is loads to do in the area – walking (obv), eating (obv), shopping and there's a swimming pool just a walk away too.
Price: £1,999 for two nights
6. A windmill in Lincolnshire
We love the look of this windmill conversion, some of the bedrooms still have the original machinery in! There is a modern cottage attached too that has an open plan kitchen diner and a large lounge that has plenty of room for you all to chill out in front of the TV with the log burner going.
Price: £490 for tow nights
7. A lifeboat house in Anglesey
If it's a seaside stay you are after, you won't get closer to the water than in this converted lifeboat. Situated on the beautiful, south-east corner of Anglesey, this property would be perfect for getting away in the spring so you can make the most of the gorgeous balcony and lovely bright space.
Price: £594 for two nights
8. A watermill in Worcestershire
This stunning ivy-covered house looks like something from a storybook. It's a converted mill so right on the river and you can still find some of the original mill-workings around the property. It's in a lovely location too, a walk into the village of Grafton Flyford, you could pop in the car to go to the town of Pershore or head to Stratford-upon-Avon.
9. A water tank in the Peak District
This is a really unusual stay, it's an old water tank that has been converted into a two-storey cottage. It's surprisingly roomy too, sleeping six and there are two living rooms, a spacious kitchen and a dining area. The area is gorgeous too, you can see Chatsworth house from the patio!
Price: £1,077 for two nights
10. A converted church in Cornwall
Another lovely church conversion. The interiors are stunning, really stylish and contemporary in contrast to the high ceilings, stained glass windows and arched stone doorways. The location is dreamy too, right in the centre of Lostwithiel, close to loads of quirky shops, restaurants and pubs. You can pop on the train to St.Ives, Penzance, Falmouth, Newquay and Fowey all of which have lovely beaches and town centres.
Price: £729 for two nights