They may no longer be mobile, but that isn’t stopping these incredible new additions to Host Unusual, all offering unique and quirky holiday accommodation in converted modes of transport of varying shapes and sizes! We start with an extraordinary former military trailer on the stunning Isle of Skye, before heading down to Shropshire where a truck and showman’s caravans join other glamping delights. Finally we aim for rural Suffolk and a sympathetically restored Dutch sailing barge moored in an idyllic spot on the River Deben.
You’ll have no problem spotting Boris when you see him – his exterior is unmistakably military! Brush off your camouflage and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience on the perfectly picturesque Isle of Skye. Boris’ setting dazzles as much as his hulking appearance, with an unspoilt and remote setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where the sky, sea and mountain views will take your breath away. As a former military trailer, he sits on large wheels and when you step inside you’ll be greeted with a cosy and welcoming space with a skylight, wet room, homely furnishings and comfortable bed with memory foam mattress. With a 10% discount on island jeep tours operated by the owners (if you stay for 5 nights), your Scottish wilderness adventure awaits!
Into the Shropshire Hills we head with no less than 10 incredibly diverse and exciting glamping options at the charming Walcot Hall. From a ‘Fire Truck’ canvas wagon with sleeping quarters on the back of a red truck, to two showman’s caravans with art deco fixtures in Green Glory and hand-painted cabinets in the Red Showman’s Caravan, you’ll want to return again and again to experience every possible option! These quirky vehicles join other unusual spaces such as a vintage caravan reinvented into the quaint Whim Cottage, as well as spacious yurts and a comfy shepherd’s hut. The grounds of Walcot Hall contain spectacular gardens and an arboretum, woodlands, water pools and fishing opportunities – or perhaps you’ll prefer to find your feet with a range of scenic walks in the Shropshire Hills.
Our final new arrival this week is a permanently moored barge in one of the most enviably picturesque spots in Suffolk, the Waterfront at Woodbridge. Twee Gebroeders, or ‘TG” as she is sometimes known, means ‘Two Brothers’ in English. Whilst she once enjoyed a busy former life as Dutch sailing barge, she has been extensively restored and now opens her doors to lucky guests (and their dogs!) who can climb aboard and experience life on the water. An ideal romantic bolthole (discounts available for couples), TG offers a teak deck area, cosy saloon, cast iron range and unrivalled river views help create a perfect environment for those looking to relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the water. Discover the iconic Tidemill and take quayside strolls or head to the coast to explore.