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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 Wednesday 7th June 2023 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, 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

The Pumphouse

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

Old Smock Mill

Nr Cranbrook, Kent, England
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
From
£195 / night

Sea Gem Camber

Camber Sands, East Sussex, England
A magnificent award-winning architect-designed beach house with panaromic sea views and private boardwalk to the sands.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£2,420 (3nts)

Knoydart Hide

Inverie, The Highlands, Scotland
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
From
£200 / night

Little Cottage

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

The Hudnalls Hideout

Nr St Briavels, Gloucestershire, England
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
From
£400 /night

Eilean Sionnach

Isleornsay, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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
From
£550 / night

Pilot House

Drimnin, The Highlands, Scotland
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
From
£160 / night

Wildwood Spa

Ifracombe, Devon, England
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
From
£375 / night

Hergest Lee

Presteigne, Powys, Wales
A bespoke, hand crafted cedar cabin, rich in creative contemporary style and captivatingly nestled in the scenic heart of rural Wales.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
From
£130 / night

Rocket Lodge

Nr Uppingham, Rutland, England
A utterly unique, bespoke-crafted retreat with its very own island, wildlife pond, and a wood-fired hot tub for stargazing, secluded on a ‘secret' woodland site in the heart of rural Rutland.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£1,100 (3 nights)

Lough Mardal Lodge Glamping

Ballintra, County Donegal, Ireland
Luscious, off-grid lakeside retreats and a strawbale lodge, mesmerisingly secluded amongst 90 acres of diverse, wild, and unspoilt landscapes on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£100 / night

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