Now that our summer is apparently in full swing, there are so many beautiful places to stay in order to help bring you closer to the great outdoors; think of those lush green landscapes and that rejuvenating fresh air that we love to embrace here in Blighty!
The following four new arrivals to Host Unusual are ideal places to livethe dream; each has its own unique appeal and location, just perfect for when the urge strikes to truly get away from it all. So pack a bag, head to the country, breathe deeply… and relax. You’ll feel instantly better for it!
Discover luxurious glamping in Cornwall and the Cotswolds, futuristic geodesic domes in Rutland and a Dorset beach hut in lovely Lyme Regis …
The Cotswolds is one of the country’s most popular spots and rightfully so. Think charming villages filled with golden stone buildings backed byrolling hills and you’re on the right tracks. But have you ever thought about staying somewhere that immerses you in these pretty landscapes? Campden Yurts may well be the place for you. The site is located on a five-acre smallholding and has two fully-furnished 18ft yurtsto choose from. Infused with homeliness and luxury, here you’ll find country-style cushions on sumptuous beds, colourful rugs, private bathroom facilities, wood-burning stoves and your own stargazing skylight at the top of your canvas yurt. You can even pre-book a ‘Tealivery’ – fresh homemade cream tea delivered straight to your yurt on vintage china. How quintessentially British – and very Cotswolds!
Staying with a yurt theme – this time in beautiful Cornwall – we bring you Botelet Farm, a rural paradisehidden away from the busy world and an insight into life on a working farm, which has remained in the same family for over 150 years. Here, power is provided by wind turbines and solar, whilst fresh water is pumped from below the orchard – truly self-sufficient! The Mongolian Lower Yurt is set within its own wildflower orchard with sweet scents filling the air, but there is also a lovely bell tent, plus cottages andfarmhouse B&B accommodation for those who prefer the traditional four walls. Why not book a massage either in the Botelet treatment roomor alfresco, or maybe try some meditation? Then of course there are those gorgeous Cornish beaches and coves, which are never too far away.
Welcome to In the Stix – the name says it all! This is a wonderfully peaceful retreat offering futuristic geodesic domes;each with its own thoughtful and imaginative design. Nestled in a quietspot in Rutland, this unique glamping site is easily accessible from most of the UK, being located in the heart of England. Enter though an arched wooden doorway to your own dome, with a half-moon living area furnished with classic Chesterfield sofas, panoramic windows looking outover the countryside and your very own wood-fired hot tub. The luxurious master bedroom is on ground level, but the ingenious twist comes from the mezzanine level accessed via a space-saving staircase. These separate sleeping zones make it ideal for both groups, couples or families – it’ll be easy to feel Dome-esticated at any age! Or perhaps book all four domes for a larger group experience with a difference.
Last but by no means least, this rustic beachfront cabinis perfect for those looking for a seaside escape with the sounds of the waves replacing the usual alarm clock. As recently seen on Channel 4’s ‘Cabins in the Wild’ and in The Guardian’s list of what’s new on thecoast this summer, 34 Monmouth Beach is may be compact and bijoux but it certainly does not compromise on style. The location is West Dorset’sLyme Regis, described as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, just to the west of historic Cobb. The spacious outdoor decked area is a perfect spot for some sunset drinks or a morning coffee, and it is terrific value for itsbeachfront setting, starting from just £44 per night. Whilst it’s a great romantic bolthole for two, it can accommodate up to two adults andtwo children (6 years and above) for a perfect family coastal break.