New to Host Unusual: The Curious Cabinet, Dandelion Hideaway, Mission Bay Campers and The Little Barn
Magic, romance, nostalgia and escapism. If we could sum up each of our latest offerings for you this would be our attempt, and it sounds like a wonderful recipe indeed! First we visit an artist's curious wonderland in the South-West, then a charming working farm and glamping haven in the Leicester countryside. To the south coast, and a vibrant splash of 1970s automative retro, before finally retreating to a brilliantly converted romantic stone barn just a stone's throw from the Yorkshire Dales.
A place filled with artistry and magic, The Curious Cabinet is a sanctuary spearheaded by owner Sadie, with the aim of teleporting you away from the demands and distractions of everyday life with her Curious Retreats. With a secret setting only revealed once your booking is confirmed, you are guaranteed fun and adventure in these uniquely converted show vans. Or if you prefer a more boutique option, her charming Bristol guesthouse is just what you need.
To the gorgeous Leicestershire countryside we go now and The Dandelion Hideaway, where resident farm animals will be there to greet you. An excellent choice for families, there is even a children's Summer Camp with games den including hay bales, table tennis and wigwams. The canvas cottages here have a nostalgic, country feel and are equally romantic as they are convenient, and Bluebells even comes with its own Treehouse - so the kids can stay next door!
A ray of Californian sunshine for you to climb on board and commandeer for your own adventure, Daisy is Mission Bay Campers' classic 1979 VW camper van allowing you to enjoy all the perks of van life with none of the hassle! She started life in Mission Bay, California, and made her transatlantic journey to Dorset in 2013. Daisy is a regular at several campsites in sunny Dorset, so all you need do is select one that takes your fancy and she'll be there, all set up and waiting - or can even be delivered to your favourite festival for you.
An enchanting old stone barn on the outside, a contemporary and chic retreat on the inside, The Little Barn certainly has a beguiling mix of styles that will appeal to lovers of the old and new alike. It also has a sublimely serene setting on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales, with miles and miles of unspoilt countryside on your doorstep - perfect for escaping from the world. Mobile signal and wi-fi exempt, be prepared to embark on a digital detox!