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New to Host Unusual: Restored Army Vehicles, Exotic Sky Suites, Wow-Factor Hot Tubs…

1 September 2023

The Great British Summer may be disappearing from view, but that’s no reason not to plan a Great Escape. In fact, having an amazing holiday to look forward to may make the next few months a little easier to bear!

Better still, each retreat in our latest collection is a true one-of-a-kind, with showstopping elements that will have everyone talking once you’ve returned home.

Take Horse Hut & Lotus Spa, for example. Here you can sip bubbles and enjoy sumptuous Hattingley Valley views… from a hot tub ingeniously crafted from a Lotus Elan! Then we have Unimog Army Ambulance and Samaritan Tank; creatively-restored ex-army vehicles secluded by a tranquil lake close to RAF Wainfleet.

Or how about bedding down in a dreamy off-grid eco-haven in East Sussex? Perfect for a family break, The Vacationist is inspired by the A-frame hideaways of rural America, with fun home-made elements to bring on plenty of smiles.

But if you’re craving something a little more exotic, no problem. Set on a soaring Sri Lankan mountain-top, Aarunya Sky Suites boast infinity plunge pools and stirring scenes of nature. Aladdin Luxury Camp, meanwhile, is an exclusive adults-only retreat in culture-rich Phuket, with lavish tents and an elevated deck that ‘floats’ over a lotus lake.

In the mood for more? View all the latest additions to the site below!

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Horse Hut and Lotus Spa | Hampshire

Cozy Nook at Starry Meadow

Catfield, Norfolk, England
A romantic fairytale-dwelling peacefully secluded in a three-acre Norfolk woodland meadow, with relaxing therapies on hand and friendly rescued animals to meet!
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£110 /night

Little Meadow Park

Llanbrynmair, Powys, Wales
Lovingly hand-built, dog-friendly log cabins with private stargazing hot tubs, peacefully secluded in idyllic Welsh countryside with views of the Cambrian Mountains… and curious alpacas!
Bedrooms: 3 per cabin
Sleeps: 6
From
£650 /week

The Vacationist Eco Cabin

Halland, East Sussex, England
A dreamy off-grid eco-haven, packed with style and secluded in its very own East Sussex meadow, for a carbon-neutral stay with plenty of added luxury.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£135 /night

Ark Buffalo

Broughton, Hampshire, England
Escape it all at The Yurt Camp, hidden in a chalk stream valley on the edge of the village of Broughton, at a wild working water buffalo farm on the rolling downs of West Hampshire.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 6
From
£250 / night

The Dragons Gate

Garway, Herefordshire, England
Three gorgeous farm glamping cabins-for-two with al fresco tubs and luxury facilities, beautifully nestled on the tranquil brow of a hill that overlooks the Monnow Valley and Black Mountains.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£125 / night

Orchardleigh Church Lodge

Frome, Somerset, England
A divine, pet-friendly escape, complete with a private garden and hot tub, deliciously secluded by a shimmering lake on a historic 500-acre Somerset estate.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£250 / night

The Horse Hut & Lotus Spa

Medstead, Hampshire, England
A unique, lovingly bespoke-crafted country escape (with an ingenious hot tub created from a Lotus Elan!) peacefully secluded with beautiful Hattingley Valley views.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£180 /night

Unimog Army Ambulance

Friskney, Lincolnshire, England
A thrilling stay in a cosily-converted rescue vehicle parked on a Linconshire lake, in a rural area that boasts picture-perfect views of gorgeous Lincolnshire.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£70 /night

Samaritan Tank

Friskney, Lincolnshire, England
A former battlefield staple, jaw-droppingly restored and beautifully positioned on a lake, for peaceful, nature-steeped views of rural Lincolnshire.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£70 /night

Collie Shepherd Huts

Henley, Somerset, England
Two romantic, adults-only retreats each with private wood-fired hot tubs and views of grazing Miniature Shetland ponies, secluded next to the family farm that overlooks the soothing Somerset Levels.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2
From
£135 / night

The Silo at Cosy Camping

Bucklesham, Suffolk, England
Go against the holiday grain with a romantic stay in a creatively-converted silo, styled for comfort and peacefully nestled on a family-run Suffolk farm.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£150 / night

Aarunya Sky Suites

Central Province, Sri Lanka
Get back to nature in soul-stirring style with a soaring suite set on a Sri Lankan mountain-top, complete with an infinity plunge pool, spa treatments, and scenic on-site dining.
Bedrooms: 1 per villa
Sleeps: 2
From
£520 /night

Aladdin Luxury Camp

Phuket, Thailand
An exclusive adults-only retreat that’s home to lavish tents and a deck that floats dreamily over the lotus lake, peacefully secluded in scenic, culture-rich Phuket.
Bedrooms: 1 per tent
Sleeps: 2
From
£145 /night

Rewild Things Treehouses

Elmore, Gloucestershire, England
Six master-crafted “pods of dreams”, each one styled to perfection and secluded on an ancient Gloucestershire country estate that’s completely dedicated to nature.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
From
£250 / night

Owl's Nest Hideout

Underhill, Gloucestershire, England
A romantic hideaway in the heart of the Wye Valley AONB that’s cocooned in nature, styled with eco-friendly luxury, and completely surrounded by wildlife.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£150 /night

Apley Hall

Bridnorth, Shropshire, England
A grand, indulgent castle-inspired retreat with a cinema room, gym and sauna, set amongst rolling Shropshire parkland that overlooks the shimmering River Severn.
Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 23
From
£920 /night

Dream of Freedom

Porto Cheli, Peloponnese, Greece
Spirit your favourite people away to an eight-cabin, dog-friendly wooden ‘pirate ship’, gloriously secluded amongst crystal-clear waters in Greece’s exclusive Porto Cheli.
Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: 20
From
£500 / night

The Bluebird Penthouse

High Bickington, Devon, England
A lovingly retro-styled 1950s caravan, complete with a unique Land Rover hot tub and spectacular panoramic views of the Taw Valley.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£143 /night

Bao Bei

Granada, Nicaragua
A jaw-dropping villa with custom-designed furniture, bespoke lighting, and a sumptuous, palm-fringed courtyard with an al fresco shower and pool, peacefully secluded in Granada’s historic centre.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£235 / night

Wagon and the Wigwam

Medstead, Hampshire, England
A lovingly crafted space for two, filled with creative touches - and a sunken hot tub - beautifully secluded in an ancient, nature-filled Hampshire village.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£125 /night

Toll Bridge Cottage

Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales
A characterful, dog-friendly hideaway that’s rich in historic charm and peacefully set alongside the Mawddach Estuary for a tranquil escape with shimmering views.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£132 / night

Pāmu PurePod

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Let nature entertain you, from the private comfort of a glass cabin breath-takingly positioned amongst lush farmland in New Zealand’s captivating Bay of Plenty region.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£335 / night

Crazy House

Da Lat, Central Highlands, Vietnam
Crazy House is a jaw-dropping, world-renowned “fairytale house” built to resemble an enormous tree and boasting sculptured design elements throughout, secluded in the Vietnamese city of Dalat.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
From
£26 / night

Equarius Ocean Suites

Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa, Singapore
Take in unique underwater views from the bed, in these two-storey havens with a personalised butler service, secluded on Singapore’s Sentosa island.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
From
£1,195 /nt

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