Discover Wales with Host Unusual’s unique new arrivals
Wales (Cymru):mythical land of the Red Dragon (YDdraig Goch), filled with valleys, hills, islands, castles, dramaticcoastlines and designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lonely Planethave even just voted Wales one of their top regions in the world for travellersin 2017. So it seems perfect timing for us to introduce a range of uniqueaccommodation options in partnership with Coast & Country Holidays -including a converted chapel, a coastal lookout, a historic tower, a pretty Swisscabin, quirky railway carriages and more!
Cliffop Railway Carriage
Nestled in the hills overlooking the gorgeous sands ofCardigan Bay, the Clifftop Railway Carriage has been restored to a highlevel whilst retaining its original nostalgic charm. Light floods in fromthe multiple carriage windows, and, well, we don’t need to say anything aboutthose views! The bedroom also has an elegant roll-top bathtub where youcan enjoy these views in comfort, style and sophistication!
Not many people can lay claim to staying in a hut once usedwhen cables were being laid across the Atlantic waters, so this truly is a HostUnusual place to stay! This stone-walled beauty is another clifftop retreatwith panoramic views over the renowned Pembrokeshire coastline. Withaccess to the coastal path just minutes from the cottage, Cable Cottage is theperfect base for exploring the gorgeous scenery.
Bwthyn Gwyrdd Swedish Cabin
Is it the Nordics, or is it rural Pembrokeshire?! Bwthyn Gwyrdd Swedish Cabin is surrounded by Welsh valleys and with an outdoordeck to enjoy the views from, the setting matches this log cabin beautifully.The traditional Scandinavian design including body heat insulation and solarpanelling makes it a break from the norm and very eco-friendly. With two doublebedrooms, it’s also a great location for a relaxing family break with a realsense of privacy.
Ever dreamed of staying in a converted barn and having yourown ‘Grand Designs’ moment? At Ty Felin (or ‘Mill House’) you will love theopen-plan living and exposed Welsh stone, vaulted ceilings and arrow windowsthat make it a unique experience to stay in. You’re also in an unrivalledsetting at the foot of the Carningli Mountain, with a backdrop of the Preselihills to marvel at each morning when you wake.
Another uniquely converted gem, The Granary was once aworking granary and the high ceilings of the interior serve as a reminder ofits original construction and purpose. The restoration has been completed to aluxurious finish, with contemporary and high-quality furnishings and Welshslate flagstone flooring. The millpond and waterfall are just two of the localattractions, but in St Clear stunning beaches are also never far away!
East Tower Gazebo
As featured on George Clarke’s February 2016 ‘RestorationMan’ this ancient monument may well look familiar! The East Tower Gazeboactually sits on top of the old town walls of Pembroke and the toweritself effortlessly blends the antique with the contemporary. The top ofthe gazebo boasts a light-filled summer room which is a joy to relax in, whilstand outdoor slate terrace is the perfect spot for sundowners.
The Dunes Seaside Railway Carriage
This cute Seaside Railway Carriage once transported folk tothe coast during Victorian times, so it seems only right that holidaymakersshould still get the opportunity to enjoy this landmark property today. Trainspotterswill easily notice the details on approach – sliding sashes, interior joinery all remainingintact and adding to the atmospherics. The setting too is spectacular,just steps from the Welsh coast and Gwbert’s beach.
Make like a bat and enjoy upside-down living at thisconverted Chapel Vestry. The original slate stairs lead you into theporch, where children’s names who once queued for Sunday school are still etchedinto the slate. You’ll then reach the spacious main open-plan living space andit’s only upon venturing downstairs that you’ll see the three homely bedrooms.Close to Newport Sands, it’s a perfect base from which to explorePembrokeshire’s beauty.
When you have resident dolphins on your doorstep wherebetter to try and catch sight of them frolicking than from an imaginativelyconverted stone lookout? That’s exactly what you will find here in theConverted Lookout, a cosy bolthole set in 40 acres of farmland, perched atop asea-facing hill next to the Ceredigion coastal path. Inside, the decor isunfussy and homely, and the semi-circular kitchen is delightfully quirky. Don’t forget to pack those binoculars!
An imposing and characterful building set over three floors,this working Watermill was lovingly restored and converted to become a perfect familyholiday let for those who want to explore Wales in style. The original vaultedceilings and A-frame roof are found in the mill’s own self-contained penthouseapartment, from where you’ll catch the gorgeous views out to the millpond andvalleys around St Clears – a true taste of Welsh rural life!