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The Most Unusual Homes in the UK

05 Sep 2022

The Most Unusual Homes in the UK
Are you looking for unusual property for sale in the UK?

From the weird to the wonderful, there are plenty of houses that stand out from the crowd, offering character, charm and fantastic curb appeal. Here are 5 of the most unusual homes in the UK to inspire you on your search for something different. 


1. Grade II Listed Windmill

Windmill home exterior photo from

Located in Charing, Kent, this beautiful 3 bedroom, 4-storey traditional windmill home will ‘blow you away’. 

Boasting 0.3 acres of grounds and spectacular views of the North Downs, the property is perfect for those who want to enjoy the countryside lifestyle, whilst being within commuting distance of London. 

The exposed beams, large sails, original cogs and fantail give this unique house plenty of character.

You can view the original listing for the property, which has an asking price of £995,000, via OnTheMarket.


2. Castle with Moats, Dungeon and Converted Turrets

Caverswall Castle exterior, image from Mike Carter/Jackson-Stops Alderley Edge

Caverswall Castle in Stoke-on-Trent is Grade I listed and offers no less than 16 bedrooms. Featuring a drawing room, wine cellar, gatehouse, dungeon and games room, this historical home is quite the project. 

Set on 21 acres of land, the castle was originally built in 1275 on the site of an Anglo-Saxon Manor. Unfortunately, the castle fell into disrepair and was later rebuilt by Matthew Craddock, a local, wealthy merchant.

The castle of dreams was on the market with Jackson-Stops Alderley Edge for £2,000,000 and has recently sold.


3. Converted Water Tower

Caverswall Castle exterior, image from Mike Carter/Jackson-Stops Alderley EdgeFloor to ceiling windows in converted water home, image from Rightmove

Featuring full-height curved glass windows, a mezzanine bathroom in the master bedroom suite and contemporary extensions, this converted water tower in Leicestershire is a stunning, unique house of architectural excellence. 

The luxury 3-bedroom home has retained several features from its original construction in the 1850s including cast iron pipework and the main water valve. The building is Grade II listed and is within easy reach of Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. 

The water tower won an LABC award in 2016 for the best reuse or conversion of an existing building. 

The property was listed on Rightmove for £595,000 in early 2021.


4. "Walter Greaves" Houseboat

Exterior of “Walter Greaves” houseboat in Chelsea, picture from Unique Property Company.

Are you open to exploring a home on the water? This 3-bedroom houseboat could inspire you to make the swap! 

Moored in Chelsea, this unusual home offers all of the typical amenities that you would expect from a standard house including mains electricity, sewerage and telephone services. It also has the added luxury of air conditioning, underfloor heating and a zoned alarm system. The terrace of the boat offers panoramic views of the Thames. 

This property was on the market for £1,650,000 


5. Italian Renaissance Style Home - Villa Vicenza

Exterior of Villa Vicenza, Italian renaissance style home. Picture from Rightmove.

Let’s face it, this isn’t the typical style of home that you’d expect to see in the UK. But what if we told you that this continental villa is situated in Birchington, Kent? 

Villa Vicenza offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a whole lot of style. Mahogany doors, marble pillars, a circular dining area and a powder room are just some of the features that make this property extra special. 

The property is light and airy with large windows around the home and french doors which open onto a wonderful garden with views of Minnis Bay. 

This property is currently listed for £1,750,000 on Rightmove.


If you’ve found the property of your dreams and are looking for a professional, reliable team that will make your move simple, give us a call at 0800 107 8422.