Unique holiday rentals in everything from lighthouses to filming vans

Rafael Farouq

If you’re looking for a holiday right here in the South Hams, there are plenty of options out there, from idyllic country cabins to coastal hotels.

But what if you wanted something a little more unusual?

From lighthouses to boats, here are some of the most unique holiday lets in the South Hams.

Beacon Cottage, Kingsbridge

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The cottage sits just under the lighthouse, which is still functioning today. (ruralretreats.co.uk )

This cottage at Start Point Lighthouse is perched on a cliff’s edge looking out over the sea, and includes three bedrooms, a kitchen, a lounge, a bathroom and a patio area.

Avon Signal Box, Kingsbridge

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The former signal box house has two bedrooms. (HoSeasons on HostUnusual )

Sleeping up to 4 guests, Avon Signal Box is a cottage on the old ‘Primrose Line’ with a living and dining room on the first floor, and a spiral staircase down to the bedrooms.

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The restored Dutch boat houses two and is adult-only. (HostUnusual )

Oyster is a glamping boat moored in the Salcombe-Kingsbridge estuary, which has one bedroom, a cooking area and a deck to sit on, as well as a wooden cockpit.

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This former BBC van has been converted into a home in a rewilded field. (Matt and Yume on HostUnusual )

This vehicle that used to be a filming van for the BBC has been converted into a unique rewilding experience, sleeping three to four people in open plan bedrooms.

The Dart House, Dartmouth

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The grand house on the tidal coast sleeps twelve. (holidaycottage.co.uk )

This picturesque house on the coast hosts twelve and is close to Agatha Christie’s National Trust home. The property has five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

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