Newly Added

New to Host Unusual: Architectural Wonders, Wartime Bunkers, an Award-Winning Highlands Cabin and More

22 December 2021

Rich in both beauty and fascination, each one of our newly-added retreats has a unique story to tell.

For example, The Captain’s Cabin, is the brainchild of an architect and an interior designer; an elliptical, nautical-themed retreat that occupies the entire flat roof of an old chapel, boasting epic views over the Sound of Mull.
Meanwhile, dating back to 1943, and surrounded by thriving nature, Cocondo is a creatively restored wartime telephone bunker that forms part of a captivating Hook of Holland monument.
Add to that a sumptuous West Sussex treehouse, lovingly handcrafted around mature oak trees on a friendly farm, a gorgeous circular haven nestled in the Scottish Highlands (voted ‘Britain’s Best Holiday Let’ by The Times, complete with scenic wraparound deck, sunken hot tub, and a private pier!), and lots more from cosy cabins to converted churches and roomy houseboats, you won’t be short of inspiration for your next getaway.

To discover these amazing newly added retreats, and lots more besides – simply read on!

Main image: The Captain’s Cabin | The Highlands

Broadskies Cabin

Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
A charming, homely cabin with a private wood-fired hot tub, furnished with love and beautifully positioned for stunning sea views over the Causeway coast.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£150 / night

The Tack Room Ruston

Ruston, North Yorkshire, England
A boutique, design-led retreat with a vintage equestrian theme, set on a private estate in the North York Moors National Park that welcomes dog and horse owners alike.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£120 / night

The Sheiling

Loch Lundie, The Highlands, Scotland
A luxurious, blissfully remote and award-winning retreat with a wraparound deck, a sunken hot tub and a private pier, secluded on the edge of its own shimmering loch for spellbinding Scottish Highland views.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£960 (4nights)

Apukka Resort Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
A glistening snow-covered resort in the capital of Lapland, surrounded by wilderness lakes and magical Arctic nature, just 10 minutes from the official home of Santa Claus!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£307 / night (Aurora)

The Old Station Ticket Office

Pickering, North Yorkshire, England
A detailed conversion of the ticket office and staff quarters at a former station on the Forge Valley Line, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£560 (3 nt)

Enchanted Glade Retreats

Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
Create your own unique group retreat, at an off-grid West Sussex sanctuary inspired by community and transformation, with soothing eco-havens, a wild spa, and activities designed to put you back in touch with nature... and yourself.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps:
From
£145 / night

East Church House

Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
An elegant church conversion with soothing green views, peacefully located in the historic Scottish market town of Strathaven for divine group breaks.
Bedrooms: 9
Sleeps: 19
From
£907 /night

Cocondo

Hoek van Holland, South Holland, Netherlands
A historic World War Two telephone bunker, transformed into a sustainable and design-led family retreat with captivating stories to tell, secluded beneath the coastal dunes in Hook of Holland.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£117 / night

Frances' Sketch Pad

Nr Fort William, The Highlands, Scotland
An ultra-romantic ‘zen den' retreat, complete with an al fresco hot tub, magically secluded on a historic West Highlands estate with artist-worthy views of Ben Nevis.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£260 / night

Wilderkin

Midlothian, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Start a magical off-grid adventure in a romantic, dog-friendly hideaway with Japanese Ofuro inspired bespoke hot tub for two, nestled in a private tree-strewn glade within the wild and wonderful Scottish Borders countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£145 / night

Kingfisher Narrowboat

Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, England
A romantic narrowboat bobbing on the Chesterfield canal, with its own garden, a private hot tub, and access to a wood-fired sauna, nestled amongst peaceful Nottinghamshire woodland.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£210 / night

The Captain's Cabin

Drimnin, The Highlands, Scotland
An elliptical, architect-designed retreat, rich in nautical style and elevated on the entire flat roof of an old chapel to showcase magnificent views over the Sound of Mull.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£160 / night

Kelker Well Roundhouse

Hutton Roof, Cumbria, England
A soothing off-grid haven with a wood-fired hot tub for sunset-watching, peacefully secluded on a friendly, family-run Lakeland farm that's a stone's throw from the Yorkshire Dales & Lake District.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
From
£150 / night

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