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New to Host Unusual: The Filter House, Tom’s Eco Lodge, Shank Wood Log Cabin and Harpy Houseboat

12 March 2017

As we march further into March we are not only spying thebuds on the trees but more unique places for you to explore this year. Ourlatest selection starts with a total one-of-its kind: an Art Deco former waterworks. We then have an island eco-farm with sea views and incredible glamping options,a secluded and peaceful log cabin set deep in the woods overlooking River Lyne,and finally a former Customs & Excise office now a beautifully convertedhouseboat in one of London’s historic spots on the Thames. 
The Filter House
The Art Deco enthusiasts amongst you will barely be able tocontain your excitement at The Filter House. This building was saved fromdisrepair in 1980, having been built back in the 1950s with a very differentand unique purpose – to pump water to the region.  Now after an extensiverenovation it steps even further back in time to the 1930s:  monochromekitchen, pink bathroom suite, authentic Art Deco artworks; they are all herealongside more modern comforts to make a fascinating and unique vintage-inspiredholiday let in popular Cornwall.
Tom’s Eco Lodge
Eco-holidays don’t get much better than this.  At Tom’sEco Lodge on the stunning Isle of Wight, where you are never too far from abeach, you get to stay on a fully working and friendly family farm.  Herethe focus is fully on the environment and sustaining the land. Your stay couldbe in a spacious safari tent that accommodates up to 8, an eco pod withwesterly sea views, a wood cabin surrounded by trees or perhaps the newestaddition for this year – a Modulog complete with its very own log-burning hottub and some of the best views around.
Shank Wood Log Cabin
Another eco-holiday with a difference, this time we are nearthe Lake District, and a Special Area of Scientific Interest.  Shank WoodLog Cabin is actually situated within 140 acres of private ancient woodland andhas a stunning vantage point, overlooking the River Lyne and a backdrop of cliffsand hillside.  The inside, the cabin itself has been crafted from locally-sourcedlogs and the entire trunk has been used, creating a natural oasis to relax in -and again with a wood-fired hot tub to end the day in – perfect!
Harpy Houseboat
Occupying what is arguably one of the finest spots inEngland’s capital city, The Harpy is a houseboat with a difference andsomewhere totally unique to base yourself in London.  With impressiveunobstructed views of Tower Bridge to your left and Canary Wharf to your right,you are just seconds from atmospheric Shad Thames. The boat itself was built in1904 and formerly known as ‘HMS Harpy’, an Edwardian Customs & Exciseoffice, but is now a luxuriously appointed 4-bedroom overwater urban oasis, setover a vast 1,600 square feet. 


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