Newly Added

Our Top 20 New Additions to Host Unusual, from Submarines to Arctic Igloos!

14 September 2020

As the seasons in different corners of the globe are on the cusp of changing, they will naturally bring new colours, shades and a fresh outlook to bask in – and we figured a collection of new and exciting unique places to stay would go hand in hand perfectly!

So, as if by magic, here they are: our Top 20 new additions to our growing family of hand-selected properties, carefully curated for those who seek something with a bit more substance from their holiday accommodation.
On this roll call, we certainly have a quirky line-up. Shipping containers, castles, arctic igloos, eco-friendly lodges, contemporary cubes, beachside boltholes, roundhouses, fantasy-themed retreats, bothies, historic mills, a submarine and even a cosy bunk inside a stable – complete with equine friends!

This certainly is no ordinary cast, but then, after all, you’re no ordinary holidaymaker… so why not give yourself the quirky break you deserve and book into one of these glorious new recruits?
Author: Alex Wilson | Host Unusual
Main Image: Arctic Fox Igloos | Lapland

Sunridge Cubes

Yealmpton, Devon, England
High-end, futuristic retreats with private hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst four acres of idyllic, wildlife-steeped Devon countryside.
Bedrooms: 1 per cube
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
£250 / night

Balbinny Brochs

Balbinny, Dundee, Scotland
A rustic, luxurious bolthole that blends into the historic landscape of Angus, with a hot tub, generous on-site facilities, and rural views.
Bedrooms: 2 per broch
Sleeps: 4 per broch
£248 / night

Pennard Hill Tree Tents

Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
Joyful spherical havens for two, elevated amongst the trees on a family-run farm in Somerset, with outstanding views over the Mendip Hills.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£115 / night

The Sea House

Camber Sands, East Sussex, England
An award-winning, architect-designed haven, expertly crafted from natural materials and set right on the magnificent beach at Camber Sands.
Bedrooms: 4 (+ optional studio)
Sleeps: 10 (+2)
£2,000 (3 nights)

Arctic Fox Igloos

Ranua, Lapland, Finland
View the clear night sky (and possibly the Northern Lights) with a breath-taking stay in a glinting glass igloo on the edge of the Arctic Circle.
Bedrooms: 1 per igloo
£380 / night

Burnhead Bothies

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
A sustainable, soul-soothing Scottish retreat that's serenely off-grid and beautifully secluded on a friendly working farm in the Kilsyth Hills.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
£100 / night

Ross Beach TOP10 Holiday Park

Ross, Westland District, New Zealand
A boutique, funky, couple friendly retreat with quirky shipping containers for accommodation & facilities set on New Zealand's stunning South Island, West Coast. 
Bedrooms: 11 Units
Sleeps: Varies
£83 /night

Fletland Mill

Stamford, Lincolnshire, England
A historic, lovingly converted riverside retreat on the edge of the Fens, filled with welcoming warmth and surrounded by wildlife-steeped countryside.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£209 / night

Little Seed Field

Ripon, Yorkshire, England
Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 4 per cabin
£95 / night

Stable Stays

Cartmel, Cumbria, England
A fun and completely unique stay in luxury self-catering stable, complete with a beautiful horse for company, set on a friendly farm in the Lake District.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 1-3
£350 / night

Gwelva Hills Eco Lodges

Bude, Cornwall, England
Luxurious, welcoming retreats with wildflower rooftops and coastal views across Bude, set on a friendly farm holiday park.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
£278 (3 nts midweek)

Koya Unplugged Cabin

Nr Audley End, Essex, England
Lock your phone away and escape to the country, on a three-day digital detox that's carefully curated for you to rediscover the natural joys of life.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£390 (3 nights)


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