As Seen on TV: Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig

17 February 2022

A warm-hearted joy to watch, Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig features the eponymous writer and comedian touring the nation, with a selection of wonderful, witty women in tow.

Their mission? To explore the delights of some of the UK’s wildest, remotest, most breath-taking, and most beautifully designed holiday hideaways.

To celebrate a new series starting on Thursday 17th February 2022 at 9pm on Channel 4, here’s a selection of Host Unusual-listed Extraordinary Escapes, that have appeared on previous episodes – and brand new ones coming up! 

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Wildwood Spa at Ravendale Retreats | Devon

Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts

Sheerness, Kent
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
£105 / night

The Pumphouse

Hilgay, Norfolk
Refurbished former pump house in Hilgay, Norfolk, offering luxurious self-catering accommodation over three floors.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 14
£350 / night

Old Smock Mill

Nr Cranbrook, Kent
A romantic escape to the Garden of England calls for a truly memorable place to stay, and that's exactly what lies in store at the Old Smock Mill, feature on the TV series Extraordinary Escapes.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£195 / night

Sea Gem Camber

Camber Sands, East Sussex
A magnificent award-winning architect-designed beach house with panaromic sea views and private boardwalk to the sands.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£1500 (3 nights)

Knoydart Hide

Inverie, The Highlands
Take romantic luxury to new heights with an award-winning hideaway for two with hot tub and sauna, built for indulgence and blissfully secluded in the Scottish Highlands.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£200 / night

Little Cottage

Praa Sands, Cornwall
Little Cottage is a stunning (and not-so-little) design-led Cornish paradise for group holidays and stylish celebrations alike.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 11
£1,250 (3 nights)

Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages

Banchory, Aberdeenshire
Outdoor paradise abounds on a Scottish estate, complete with luxurious havens dotted on the banks of the River Dye.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies (2-7)
£450 (2 nights)

The Hudnalls Hideout

Nr St Briavels, Gloucestershire
An ultra-luxurious, design-led and TV-featured treehouse-for-two, deliciously secluded amongst private woodland in the beautiful Wye Valley.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£400 / night

Eilean Sionnach

Isleornsay, Isle of Skye
Rest your weary heads in a dreamy lighthouse cottage, blissfully cast away on a soul-soothing private island off the rugged Isle of Skye.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£550 / night

Pilot House

Drimnin, The Highlands
A unique aluminium cabin for two, architect designed and perfectly set in the remote Scottish Highlands, for spectacular views over the Sound of Mull.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£160 / night

Wildwood Spa

Ifracombe, Devon
A Zen-inspired TV-featured nature escape with a cedar sauna and heated infinity pool, nestled amongst 12 blissful acres of woodland in a North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£375 / night


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