Folly accommodation
in follies converted to holiday homes



Belford Folly

located: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:2

Belford FollyAn extended and renovated Victorian folly and clock tower on the Middleton Hall Estate, just a few miles from the Northumbrian coast. Quirky accommodation for two, with ground floor seating and kitchen, outside dining area, first-floor bedroom with balcony, and top-floor bathroom.


Folly (The)

located: Hambledon, Hampshire, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:2 | bedrooms:1

The FollyA detached, Georgian, Grade II listed, C19th folly for two, set in the garden of the owners' home and with views over the pretty Hambledon village, the birthplace of cricket. Full use of a 30ft indoor heated pool, (April–Oct) is included. The folly is situated in the South Downs National Park, so is perfect for stargazing. There are many lovely walks close by, and the sea and the coastline of Hampshire and West Sussex are just 13 miles away.


Garden Room (The)

located: Fettercairn, Scottish Highlands, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:2 | bedrooms:1

Garden RoomThe perfect romantic retreat? This unique 1-bedroom serviced turreted cottage is set within the 400 acre Fasque House Estate (home to much Scottish wildlife like deer, red squirrels, otters and eagles). The property has a small kitchen, living room, double bedroom and en-suite bathroom and is set over two floors, joined by a circular staircase in one of the turrets.


Haldon Belvedere

located: Dunchideock, Devon, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:2 | bedrooms:1

Haldon BelvedereA romantic luxury penthouse apartment for two, in a C18th triangular turreted folly in a solitary ridge-top position four miles west of Exeter. This second floor apartment is self contained, with a main living area with high ceilings and Georgian gothic detailing. A separate bathroom and fitted kitchen are built into the two turrets.


House in the Clouds

located: Thorpeness, Suffolk, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:10 | bedrooms:5

One of the UK's most well known follies, providing spacious self-catering accommodation, in a beautifully converted water tower. This unique property has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and fine views of Suffolk from the room at the top of the house.


Ivy Cottage at Margam Country Park

located: Margam, Neath Port Talbot, Wales, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:5 | bedrooms:3

A unique stone cottage, with a grand historic frontage, located on the edge of stunning parkland, opposite Margam Abbey. The cottage benefits from free access to Margam Country Park with access through private locked gates even when the park is closed to the public.


Kinley Tower

located: Seaham, Co Durham, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:3 | bedrooms:2

Kinley TowerRenovated Grade II listed 19th Century folly in Seaham, County Durham, located in a quiet position on top of Kinley Hill, offering stunning views of the East Durham, Heritage Coastline. Comfortable self-catering accommodation for two or three guests, with a single and a double bedroom.


Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa

located: Redhill, Surrey, UK

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Nutfield Priory HotelAlthough a country mansion, Nuffield Priory is often described as a folly; this impressive building was built in 1872 to look like a priory, and includes stonework, stained glass, cloisters and elaborate carving. Now newly refurbished the hotel combines comfort, modern decor and the latest technology. The spa is an oasis of relaxation and the leisure club is complete with a gym, indoor swimming pool, squash courts and body studio.


Orangery (The)

located: Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:8 | bedrooms:4

A pretty and quirky C18th Grade I listed orangery in a corner of the garden surrounding Frampton Court in Gloucestershire. This self-catering property can sleep up to eight in four bedrooms. The orangery has views across parkland to a lake and woodland.


Pineapple (The)

located: Stirling & Falkirk, Scotland, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:4

The PineappleThe Dunmore Pineapple folly is a two storey building with a reasonably orthodox ground floor but a second floor that's topped by an amazing stone-built pineapple! The self-catering rental is in the former gardeners quarters either side of the pineapple room; the accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room.


Roquefixade Bastide

located: Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France

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self-catering | sleeps:8 | bedrooms:4

Roquefixade BastideA unique property, this petite pink château, in the Cathare countryside, offers four double bedrooms (sleeps eight), three bathrooms, three living areas and a kitchen in its two hexagonal towers joined in the centre. It also has a terrace, wooded garden and fine views of the Pyrenees and nearby Montségur Castle.


Watchtower (The) five star Featured Site

located: Barnstaple, Devon, UK

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self-catering | sleeps:2 | bedrooms:1

The WatchtowerA beautiful Grade II listed watchtower, an C18th folly with 10ft gothic windows, a castellated roof and fabulous views over the River Taw. It has been nicely refurbished in a modern style and is recommended as a romantic hideaway for people who plan to eat out (there is a basic kitchen, but not full facilities). Outside it shares an enclosed lawned garden, which has seating and BBQ.