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New to Host Unusual: shepherd’s huts, cotton bell tents, cosy dens and rustic cabins

19 June 2017

Famed locations abound this week in our latest new property showcase, from the setting of arguably the most famous festival in the world, to the mythical Scottish Highlands, to an area of Norfolk that is synonymous with long, sandy beaches and a wooded valley nestled between Devon and Cornwall.

The accommodation options all honour the Great Outdoors in their own unique ways; opulent shepherd’s huts and cool cotton bell tents with luxury touches,  cosy dens with stargazer skylights and rustic cedar cabins with excellent eco-credentials… all ready and waiting to offer you a truly memorable out-of-the-ordinary holiday experience.

Ambers Bell Tents Wiveton Hall


Set within the grounds of a 17th Century Jacobean manor house and working farm in Norfolk, including gorgeous gardens, a pick-your-own fruit farm and a gourmet cafe with locally sourced products, this excellent glamping site features a range of spacious and furnished breathable cotton bell tentsto take you to glamping heaven.  Great for families, who will find a range of activities such as den building, wood whittling, mud/clay sculpture and much more at the unique ‘Roots’ forest school at nearby sister-site Mannington Hall– the kids really won’t want to leave! From your doorstep, explore mileupon mile of blissful sandy beaches that form part of Norfolk’s spectacular North Coast.

Middlewick Glamping

Offering a direct walking path into Glastonbury, this eco-focused retreat certainly has a renowned address, with the majestic Glastonbury Tor also sitting right on its doorstep.  You may recognise the dog-friendly E-Den camping cabins from their feature on George Clarke’s ‘Amazing Spaces‘,and they are certainly appealing with full-size double beds, large skylights to stargaze from, and private decking (for the obligatory summer BBQ). Onsite you’ll find a heated swimming pool and sauna, plus ashepherd’s hut and cottages – meaning the whole site can be booked for up to 48 people for a unique group celebration!

Eagle Brae Log Cabins

The Scottish Highlands beckon now, and an idyllic landscape of mountains, lochs and glens, within a 8000-acre estate that is perfect for wildlife-spotting and adventure.  This is where you will find Eagle Brae Log Cabins, seven uniquely hand-crafted cabinsset on a sustainable site that is completely energy self-sufficient, using micro-hydro technology for both energy and water.  The cabins themselves are carved from western Red Cedar logs and packed with character.  They all take advantage of stunning views of the surroundinglakes and mountains and each has plenty of privacy to ensure peace and tranquility abound.

Starbed Hideaways

A new destination that has taken the shepherd’s hut concept and given itthat extra touch of panache is Starbed Hideaways, who offer two romantic and luxurious getawaysin an adults-only oasis on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.  Choose from Aurora or Halcyon, both insulated with sheep’s wool and set on cast ironwheels.  The interiors are opulent and stylish with touches like roll-top bathtubs, glowing wood-burners and incredible glass ceilings for stargazing.   Why not also visit My Personal Sanctuary – a visiting spa concept – to see you truly pampered, or, if you feel active, explorethe landscapes of Tamar Valley – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on your doorstep.


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