WIN a luxury 3-night Cotswolds stargazing lodge stay, OR a brand-new telescope worth £259

18 November 2022

To celebrate that magical time just before Christmas, Host Unusual has teamed up with Winchcombe Farm and Go Stargazing, in a celestial competition that simply mustn’t be missed!

First prize: a 3-night mid-week stay at George’s Getaway, courtesy of Winchcombe Farm
You’d never guess that George’s Getaway was once a humble stable and chicken coop.

Beautifully nestled on the picture-perfect, family-friendly Winchcombe Farm, in a designated Cotswolds AONB, you’ll be greeted with sleek mod-cons that include a 55-inch TV and a high-end, SMEG-equipped kitchen.

(Though maybe you’d prefer whipping up al fresco feasts on the charcoal pizza oven, or in the rustic 8-person barbecue hut, instead?)


As well as spacious, furnished decking to help you see in the sunset, there’s a sumptuous 7-seater hot tub… and a stargazing geodesic dome with its very own telescope.

Just by entering our competition, you could win a 3-night mid-week stay at George’s Getaway in 2023, for up to 6 adults and 2 children*

But if you’d rather stargaze at home, don’t worry!

Runners-up prize: a brand-new, boxed telescope from Go Stargazing
Go Stargazing is an enlightening platform from which you can discover the best stargazing locations, events, observatories, and local astronomy groups. There are plenty of expert hints and tips on their website too, helping you begin your astronomical adventures in style.

Worth £259, the easily-assembled Ursa Major 6″ f/8 Planetary Dobsonian telescope allows you not only to view the stars, but the planets in all their individual glory.

In good visibility conditions, you can view Mars’ polar cap, Jupiter’s weather-bands, and Saturn’s iconic rings, as well as getting up close and personal with the surface of the moon.

To be in with a chance of winning these spectacular prizes, just complete the form below. Don’t forget, you can extend your chances even further by taking advantage of the extra entry options!

In the meantime, you can follow Go Stargazing on social media, and/or sign up to their mailing list to receive regular updates on astronomical happenings, unique stargazing events, and more competitions with amazing prizes.
HU x Winchcombe Farm x Go Stargazing

*The winners’ stay must be taken before the end of 2023, applicable between Monday to Thursday, excluding school holidays and at the owner’s discretion.

Full T&Cs below:

Terms and Conditions

Competition closes at 11.59pm GMT on Thursday 8th December 2022. By entering this competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Any information or instructions published by Host Unusual on or our social media channels forms part of these terms and conditions.

This competition is promoted by Host Unusual Limited, Registered office:
Space 282
282 Leigh Road

Host Unusual shall not be liable for any interruption to this competition, whether due to force majeure or other factors beyond our control.

Entrants must residents of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and be over 18 years of age.

Entering the competition

Participants may enter the competition online via the entry form on our blog post. Entry is free and participants may only enter once via each of the entry methods available.

Any personal data relating to participants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party other than those specified above.

No responsibility is accepted by the Host Unusual or its associates for lost, delayed or damaged data which occurs during any communication or transmission of entries.

The Prize

The main prize is based on up to 6 adults and 2 children sharing a stay of 3 consecutive nights in George’s Getaway at Winchcombe Farm. The stay must be taken before the end of 2023, applicable between Monday to Thursday, excluding school holidays and at the owner’s discretion, subject to availability. Non refundable, non transferable, entrants 18 years and over. The prize cannot be exchanged for its monetary value and no correspondence will be entered into. No travel costs are included to and from the lodge. Winchcombe Farm reserves the right to refuse bookings. Personal details must be supplied in order for your booking at Winchcombe Farm Holidays to administered and T&Cs must be adhered to.

One runners up prize of a Ursa Major 6″ f/8 Planetary Dobsonian telescope is also available, posted free, for residents living within the UK and Northern Ireland only. No cash alternative. Not refundable, not transferable.

The winners will be drawn at random under independent supervision from all valid entries received. The winners will be notified by email within 3 working days and will have 7 days from the date the notification was sent to claim their prize.

In the event that a winner is unreachable, ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within the timescale required, the winner shall forfeit their prize and the Host Unusual reserves the right to offer the prize to another participant of the competition.

Host Unusual reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions or cancel the competition at any stage in the event of circumstances arising beyond its control.

By entering the competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions, and Host Unusual reserves the right to disqualify participants who it considers to have not complied with any of these terms and conditions; or any participant who it reasonably believes has interfered with the fair running of this Promotion.

This prize draw will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. By participating the participants agree that any and all disputes regarding this competition will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.


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