With renting comes flexibility and choice – so why not opt for something a little outside the box? Check out these 6 options on Zoopla.

One-bedroom flat in a converted fire station in Woolwich

1. One-bedroom flat in Woolwich, London for £1,213 a month

The Old Fire Station is exactly what it says on the tin – formerly London’s oldest operational fire station and now chic apartments. This one-bedroom example on the first floor comes with the convenience of being fully furnished and within a five-minute walk of Crossrail when the line opens in 2018.

Available via Kingsley Hamilton Estates

Two-bedroom flat in a converted flourmill in Burscough

2. Two-bedroom flat in Burscough, Lancashire, for £695 a month

Used as a flourmill up until 1998 and left abandoned for more than a decade, this pristine flat in Ainscough Mill is a perfect example of how a derelict site can be completely transformed. Perks include canal views and 50% off the first month’s rent if you move in before Christmas.

Available via NSW Properties

Two-bedroom flat in Bath

3. Two-bedroom flat in Bath, for £1,995 a month

This stunning Grade-I listed apartment is in Bath’s Royal Crescent. The famed row of terraces is one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the country and has featured in period dramas such as the 2007 television adaption of Persuasion and the 2008 film The Duchess.

Available via Hamptons International

Three-bedroom terraced house in Angel

4. Three-bedroom terraced house in Angel, London, for £5,633 a month

This stylishly-designed terraced home is evidence of how diverse rental homes can be. Trendy features include concrete floors and walls polished with beeswax. It also boasts eco-friendly credentials thanks to triple-glazed windows and photovoltaic panels. But then it does come with price tag north of £5,600 a month.

Available via Stirling Ackroyd

5. Two-bedroom barn conversion in Banstead, Surrey, for £1,900 a month

Barn conversions aren’t just for homebuyers – as this carefully refurbished example that sits in the grounds of a Surrey farm goes to show. The ground floor is open plan, with a high-end country kitchen, exposed beams and a solid oak staircase. Upstairs are two bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, one of which comes with its own dressing area.

Available via Hamptons International

Two-bedroom flat in Stanhope Castle

6. Two-bedroom flat in Stanhope, County Durham, for £650 a month

How about renting your very own slice of castle? This fully-furnished flat is in the grounds of Stanhope Castle in County Durham – which was built in 1798. It comes complete with a log burning fire and has even had its rental price knocked down from £975 a month.

Available via Reeds Rains

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