Ever thought that unusual escapes are only for a certain type? Adventurers or campers only perhaps?
Well, we are here to prove you wrong! This latest collection of arrivals to Host Unusual offers something for each of you.
Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic hot tub retreat, a family embarking on an adventure in a spaceship, a group of friends with a sense of style and something to celebrate, a literature or history buff looking for fun and intrigue or maybe a dog owner who loves exploring the coast from a lavish holiday pad, we’ve got your back.
Meet Ted and Len, two luxurious hot tub hideaways perched high on Somerset’s soothing Mendip Hills at Tor View Shepherd’s Huts. If you crave that wonderful feeling of really getting away from it all, a stay at Tor View Shepherd’s Huts is just the solution. One of Somerset’s best-kept secrets (perhaps until now!), you won’t find any signs, doorbells or tourists here. You’ll simply be welcomed by a luxurious, lovingly-designed hideaway with private hot tub, perfectly positioned to showcase some of the finest, blissful views Somerset has to offer.
Welcome to some of the most imaginative glamping possibilities in the UK, courtesy of Apple Camping in Pembrokeshire. Where else could you rest your heads in a futuristic UFO or first-class accommodation in an authentic ’70s Jet Star plane that once carried up to nine passengers? Both offer sheer comfort and come with quirky touches, such as the bar inside the Jet Star and gaming consoles and monitors in both. Add to the mix a Showman’s Caravan, geodome, belle tents and a log cabin, and you have a Welsh wonderland of glamping!
The Cattle Sheds
Looking for some quirky party house inspiration? This architect-designed barn conversion might be your answer! Ideal for luxurious group breaks for up to ten guests in rural Norfolk, this glorious barn conversion comes with large private indoor pool, designed in contemporary style by award-winning architect Carl Turner. From the moment you step inside, you’ll be enthralled by expert design. There is plenty of sociable space for those long-awaited catch-ups – accented by a huge south-facing window that floods your surroundings with light.
Step inside a classic mystery novel, in an original London double decker bus conversion (above and main picture), set on the grounds of a North Devon country house. Infused with all the elegance of Agatha Christie’s classic novels, Bertrams is located on the lush green grounds, a mere stone’s throw from the spectacular North Devon coast. Styled in authentic 1950s design and imbued with a cosy literary feel, if you can also guess the thirteen Agatha Christie book titles from clues dotted around the bus, you’ll be rewarded with £10 towards a meal at the onsite restaurant!
Cartshed Cottages come with a certain pedigree attached. Not only are these stunning barn conversions situated within the charming grounds of a North Norfolk manor house, they have also been awarded a host of accolades, including a feature in Conde Nast’s prestigious Best British Holiday Houses. Each of the individually-styled retreats comes complete with its own unique personality, inspired by elements of North Norfolk, and you can expect harmonious soft-toned décor, a comfortable mix of vintage and modern furnishings and luxurious touches that include oak flooring and log-burning stoves. Delightful!