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20 of the Best Stays to Watch the Sunrise or Sunset

12 October 2020

Watching the golden sun glide lazily across the vast, ever-changing skyis all but guaranteed to set your soul on fire.
There’s something pure and energising about watching a new day unfoldright before your eyes, steaming mug of coffee in hand. 
And when that day is done, the blazing sunset grants you permission torelax… whether you’re staying out to await the stars, or heading inside to curlup by a roaring fire.
We’ve selected these Host Unusual locations because we think they’re thebest ones to watch the sun rise or sink over the horizon, for the perfectbeginning, or idyllic end, to another glorious day.
Author: Nina Jervis
Image: Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage | Orkney Islands

Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts

Sheerness, Kent, England
Eclectic accommodation and seasonally-inspired dining on a National Nature Reserve in Kent, with an abundance of wildlife right on your doorstep.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£120 / night

Big Sky Lodges

Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, Scotland
Traditional Scandinavian style set against the spectacularly scenic Scottish Highlands, for a stylish break that's naturally infused with pure woodland luxury.
Bedrooms: 3 (lodge) 1 (caravan)
Sleeps: 6 (lodge) 2 (caravan)
From
£315 or £420

Fog Signal Building

Dungeness, Kent, England
A romantically unspoilt building steeped in historic charm, set on the wildly windswept Dungeness coast.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£654 (2 nts)

Tainaron Blue

Mani, Peloponnese, Greece
Experience elaborate architectural design in a piece of history at Tainaron blue - a fabulous hotel in a converted Tower of Mani set by azure shores on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps:
From
£200 / night

Bubbletent Australia

Nr Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
The Australian outback, star-studded skies, and just you and your loved one to enjoy them all from the luxury of a fabulous inflatable bubble...it can only be Bubbletent Australia!
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 2 per bubble
From
£140 / night

Glamping Corsica

Ospedale Forest, Corsica, France
Relax in your very own eco-bubble with spectacular clifftop views from the heart of Corsica's refreshing Ospedale Forest.
Bedrooms: 1 per bubble
Sleeps: 2 per bubble
From
£160 / night

The Arctic Hideaway

Sorvaer, Fleinvaer, Norway
Recharge your batteries and find your muse at the Arctic Hideaway, an exquisite cluster of houses on the remote Norwegian island of Fleinvær.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: Up to 10
From
£180 / /son / night

Secret Valley Glamping

Bridgwater, Somerset, England
Nestle yourselves in the peaceful beauty of the Quantock Hills, with unique glamping accommodation to suit all tastes at Secret Valley.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies (2-5/unit)
From
£104 / night

Hollym Park Glamping

Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
A quirky range of accommodation, set on a family-run camping and glamping site in the heart of East Riding of Yorkshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£180 / night

Tor View Shepherd's Huts

Maesbury, Somerset, England
Meet Ted and Len, two luxurious hot tub hideaways perched high on Somerset's soothing Mendip Hills at Tor View Shepherd's Huts.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2
From
£109 / night

Shipwreck Lodge

Skeleton Coast, Kunene, Namibia
Discover Namibia's raw and rugged Skeleton Coast, from a unique ‘shipwreck' cabin set amongst remote desert dunes.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£755 / night

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

Longhope, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Steal away from civilisation, to an historic haven with dramatic sea views out towards the Pentland Firth.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£170 / night

Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway

Chatsworth, California, USA
The ultimate in luxury, get-away-from-it-all glamping retreats, secluded amongst the sandstone cliffs of California.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 3
From
$132 / night

Sky Hut

New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales
Open the roof of your romantic cabin to greet the star-studded canvas above, from your secluded position on a West Wales family farm.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£529 (7 nts)

Melbury Vale Winery Glamping Barrel Pods

Shaftesbury, Dorset, England
Lovers of the grape rejoice, in a cosy hillside haven on the soothing grounds of a Dorset vineyard.
Bedrooms: 1 per barrel
Sleeps: 2 per barrel
From
£750 (6ppl)

THEKRANE

Copenhagen, Denmark
Scandi Noir in its most unique and luxurious form - a private, soul-enriching Danish retreat set in a former coal crane.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£1,069 / night

Archirondel Tower

St Catherine's Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands
A captivating and historic coastal retreat, rich in heritage and boasting a roof terrace that showcases Jersey's National Park to perfection.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
From
£155 / night

Little Seed Field

Ripon, Yorkshire, England
Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 4 per cabin
From
£95 / night

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