New to Host Unusual: a castle, glamping near London, an equestrian retreat and narrowboat breaks.
Our new additions to share today are not only set in verydifferent areas, but all offer something completely different. We have acastle estate with private beach on the Kintyre coast of Scotland, a treehouseand glamping retreat just walking distance from London’s underground, a unique horse-ridingretreat with pioneer inspired cabins in Dorset and a beautiful 58ft narrowboatto escort you around some of the gems of scenic Cheshire.
Torrisdale Castle Estate
Environmentally friendly and sustainable,the Torrisdale Castle Estate offers a unique opportunity for groups of between 2 and 6 to stay ina historic castle, dating back to 1815. Surrounded by lush wooded hillsand just steps from your own private beach, this is an authentic Scottishexperience with an unrivalled setting on the Kintyre coast. Those who are keenconservationists can also take part in volunteering such as tree planting, orif relaxation is more your bag, the Servants Quarters accommodation comes withits own exclusive use of Riverside Spa!
North Hill Farm
Londoners looking for a quick retreat in some of thequirkiest accommodation just outside of the Big Smoke need look nofurther! Just a 20 minute walk from a metropolitan line tube station,North Hill Farm has a treehouse complete with outdoor shower, a unique beehivestyled cabin with its own wood-fired outdoor hot tub, a ‘kestrel’ portabletreehouse tent and more; the beauty of North Hill Farm is the range of optionsto choose from. Overlooking a field and babbling river, you won’t quitebelieve you are so close to the centre of London at this tranquil escape fromthe city.
The Dorset countryside is our next location, within agorgeous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the perfect setting to getin the saddle at the unique Wild West-inspired Loose Reins. At this’horse hotel’ you can even bring along your horse, or dogs, and stay inwonderfully crafted cedar cabins or canvas lodges that each have perfect outdoordecks to take advantage of the views. Qualified onsite instructors caterfor every horse riding ability level from beginner to experienced wrangler, andfor those who fancy exploring by car instead the Jurassic Coast is just 45minutes away.
Step aboard the majestic Adele Marie and your gateway to thestunning waterways of the North West! Floating Dreams offers a uniquenarrowboat experience that comfortably accommodates up to 5 guests. Afterarriving, receiving expert instruction and plotting your course, you can beginyour adventure, perhaps stopping off at spots such as Chester, Llangollen,Middlewich and the famous Pontcysyilte Aqueduct. You’ll soon get into theswing of plying the gentle canal waters, aiming for the horizon as the sunslowly sets – what a way to take in the sights!