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New to Host Unusual: Seabank, Jackdaw Quarry Lodges, The White Tower and Long Valley Yurts

28 February 2017

The early signs of Spring bring with them promises of milderweather, venturing out without the winter coat, and of course, moreopportunities to get back out into the great outdoors to explore!  Right oncue, in we step with some more new and enticing properties to the Host Unusualportfolio, including a stunning Scottish tower apartment with panoramic views, a pair of delightful eco-friendlylakeside hideaways, a unique holiday home fashioned from two bright andcontemporary converted railway carriages anda fantastic new yurt retreat in the popular and scenic Lake District.
The White Tower

Take an ancient and quaint White Tower on a secluded knoll,one incredible setting overlooking Loch Tay and its surrounding mountainranges, add a rooftop hot tub and you have the ingredients for a prettyspectacular stay in Perthshire!  It was local award-winning architect EricMackenzie Strickland who set about restoring this remarkable tower, dating backto 1506. Now it is decorated with opulent fabrics and local tweeds, and comeswith its own sauna and rooftop hot-tub in the turret for the ultimate romanticHighlands retreat.
Jackdaw Quarry Lodges
Dramatically set, the luxurious and eco-friendly Jackdaw Quarry Lodges have beencleverly worked into the limestone cliff edges of this Lancashire quarry,overlooking the clear waters of the quarry lake.  The result issympathetic to its setting, from the green turfed rooves to the use of stoneand wood to blend into the environment. Each lodge also has its own private hottub, and touches such as underfloor heating and great entertainment systems,plus you can bring your four-legged friends to enjoy all this with you!
With a busy former life journeying up and down the London toBrighton railway line, it was high time Seabank‘s railwaycarriages settled down permanently in one location – and what a location they chose! With views directly out to sea and privileged beach frontage, lucky guests canenjoy a seafront break with a real difference.  First-class accommodationin every sense, the two Standley carriages each have rooms separated via acentral hallway, creating a very novel space just steps from the sea.
Long Valley Yurts Sykeside
Imagine being surrounded by mountains and breath-taking lakeviews in every direction, just the sights and sounds of the wilderness, notraffic, no distractions of the city or busy urban life. Appealing isn’tit?  Well this is what you can find at Long Valley Yurts Sykeside, andtheir Turkmen yurts will help you feel instantly connected with the setting.With their distinctly Moroccan decor, fairy lights and lanterns creating anatmospheric setting, you will find it easy to relax and immerse yourself in thescenic beauty of the Lake District.


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