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New to Host Unusual: a Circus-Themed Hotel Suite, Posh Glamping Havens, Hilltop Cabins with Coastal Views…

Looking for a unique escape to boast about long after you’ve returned home? We’ve got you covered with our latest selection of awe-inspiring re-treats.

Upgrade your family stay in Paris to a huge, eye-popping circus or champion-themed suite, complete with games and creative accessories that may see you putting the city sightseeing on hold!

Explore the vast Galloway Hills from the quirky comfort of a rural site with wood-fired hot tubs and Segway tours, or head to a soothing 600-acre Dorset family farm and hole yourselves up amongst wildlife and golden sunflowers.

Meanwhile, if you don’t want to break your exercise routine while you’re away, this Northumberland eco-haven boasts sublime coastal views and wild fitness programmes in the Great Outdoors.

We’ve got so much more to show you, including authentic thatched havens, idyllic lakeside lodges, and a forester’s cottage owned by descendants of Robert the Bruce himself.

Author: Nina Jervis
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Nyth Robin

Aberdovey, Gwynedd
A welcoming, eco-friendly glamping site with eclectic accommodation, peacefully secluded amongst private woodland in Snowdonia National Park.
Bedrooms: Varies
£70 / night

The Old Watermill

Trentham, Staffordshire
Live the charmed country life, in an characterfully converted watermill that's ideal for relaxed family holidays, surrounded by soothing Staffordshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5

The Beach House

Pwllheli, Gwynedd
A laid-back, dog-friendly North Wales retreat that's right on the promenade of Pwllheli's mesmerising South Beach, surrounded by epic sea-and-mountain views.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6

Abeille Maison Glamping

Bol, Brac
A sumptuous and sustainable glamping haven with a fine-dining restaurant, cocktail bar, and luxury tents with private pools, breath-takingly set just above Croatia's world-famous ‘Golden Horn' beach.
Bedrooms: 1-2 bedroom tents
Sleeps: 2-4
£397 / night

Long Valley Yurts Coniston

Nr Coniston, Cumbria
A selection of cosily furnished, family-sized yurts with Scandinavian wood-fired hot tubs, nestled on a peaceful working hill farm in the Lake District, and achingly close to the coast.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 6 per yurt
£325 (4 nights midweek)

Rock & Castle Escapes

North Berwick, East Lothian
Bespoke-crafted, adults-only hideaways, secluded on a scenic East Lothian farming estate that's within walking distance of Tantallon Castle and Seacliff Beach.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2 per hut
£105 - £120 / night


Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway
Quirky accommodation, wood-fired hot tubs, and fun Segway tours in the Great Outdoors of the Galloway Hills, just a few miles from the magnificent Solway coastline.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-10 guests
£45-£160 / night

Loch Venachar Lodges

Nr Callander, Perthshire
Spectacular family and dog-friendly sanctuaries with al fresco hot tubs, surrounded by nature in the heart of the Trossachs, right on the shore of the shimmering freshwater loch.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
£240 / night (Coorie)

The Warren

Dolassey, Powys
A gorgeous, glass-fronted haven with a green roof, an al fresco hot tub, and luxurious bedrooms that face the rolling hills, dreamily secluded on a friendly family farm in Powys.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 7
£200 / night

Wylde Valley Camping

Week St Mary, Cornwall
Go back to life's most beautiful basics, with camping pitches and boutique bell tents nestled amongst acres of pure countryside in the Cornish hills.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2-6 per tent
£155 / night (bell tent)


Forestmill, Clackmannanshire
A former forester's cottage, uniquely and lovingly transformed into a sustainable sanctuary on a vast, wildlife-steeped Clackmannanshire estate owned by descendants of Robert the Bruce.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£230 / night

Dream Motor Yacht

Brixham, Devon
A sumptuous vessel with a bow sun deck that faces the shimmering water at Brixham's five-star marina, perfectly nestled on the scenic English Riviera.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£80 - £200 / night

Coppet Hill Glamping

Bridport, Dorset
Peaceful, private havens for couples and small families, set on a 600-acre family farm that's teeming with wildlife and golden sunflowers, surrounded by Dorset's most magnificent hills.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per unit
£100 / night

Fun Hotel Paris

Montmartre, Paris
Two gloriously quirky, spacious, and fully soundproofed large family suites with kiddie treats galore, at Fun Hotel in Paris Montmartre.
Bedrooms: 2 suites
£125 / night

Breathing Space

Hickling Broad, Norfolk
Reconnect your mind, body and soul in a soothing sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, complete with cosy self-catering accommodation, creative workshops, and a range of holistic therapies.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 3 guests per unit
£110 / night (Shepherd's Hut)

Hillside Huts & Cabins

Morpeth, Northumberland
Bespoke-designed eco-havens, wood-fired hot tubs and wild fitness, beautifully secluded on a working Northumberland farm with idyllic views of the coast.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
£145 / night

The Commander's Caravan

Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
A former Cold War army trailer, lovingly transformed into a warm and welcoming shepherd's hut, complete with a wood-fired hot tub for off-grid comfort in rural Worcestershire.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£120 / night

The Owl House

Hightown, Liverpool
Unique guest room in Hightown, with use of an unforgettable eco-build garden rooms - the award-winning Owl House.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£150 / night

The Thatched Cottage

Collessie, Fife
A charming ‘chocolate-box' haven for romantic couples and small families alike, beautifully set in a 17th century conservation village in Fife.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£495 (3 nights)

Back Track Bothies

Glenfinnan, The Highlands
A trio of bespoke-designed, lovingly hand-crafted eco-retreats with a wood-fired Swedish bath for stargazing, nestled in the wild and scenic heart of the historic west Highlands.
Bedrooms: 1 per bothy
Sleeps: 4
£132 / night

Bishops Chapel

Kilkhampton, Bude
A charmingly converted Grade II-listed, Cornish chapel, perfect for fun family holidays and ‘work-cations' alike, with peaceful rural views and some of North Cornwall's finest attractions within easy reach.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£95 / night

Woodbridge Lodge

Woodbridge, Suffolk
An award-winning, architect-crafted extension to a 19th century Gothic folly, with ornate embellishments and sociable, light-filled spaces amongst tranquil Suffolk woodland.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
£2375 / week

Rocket Lodge

Nr Uppingham, Rutland
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
£1,100 (3 nights)

West Cottage

Dungeness, Kent
A stylish, dog-friendly retreat at the foot of a former lighthouse, rich in historic tales and mesmerisingly positioned in atmospheric, wildlife-steeped Dungeness.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£770 (2 nights)


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