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20 of the Best Stays to Watch the Sunrise or Sunset

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Published 12/10/2020 20 of the Best Stays to Watch the Sunrise or Sunset


Watching the golden sun glide lazily across the vast, ever-changing sky is all but guaranteed to set your soul on fire.

There's something pure and energising about watching a new day unfold right before your eyes, steaming mug of coffee in hand. 

And when that day is done, the blazing sunset grants you permission to relax... whether you're staying out to await the stars, or heading inside to curl up by a roaring fire.

We've selected these Host Unusual locations because we think they're the best ones to watch the sun rise or sink over the horizon, for the perfect beginning, or idyllic end, to another glorious day.

Author: Nina Jervis
Image: Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage | Orkney Islands

Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts

Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts

Six luxurious shepherd's huts on a National Nature Reserve in Kent, with an abundance of wildlife right on your doorstep. For nature lovers, a visit to Elmley offers something nowhere else can: the chance to stay in an amazing National Nature Reserve.  As the only reserve in the UK that allows guests to extend their visits to overnight stays, Elmley gives you the chance to wake up to…

Big Sky Lodges

Big Sky Lodges

Traditional Scandinavian design set against the spectacularly scenic Scottish Highlands, for a stylish break that's naturally infused with pure woodland luxury. Big Sky Lodges is a family-run, cherished collection of six stunning Scandinavian lodges, perfectly located at Drynie Park on 17 acres of traditional Scottish croft land.  Whichever Lodge you choose, you're guaranteed…

Fog Signal Building

Fog Signal Building

A romantically unspoilt building steeped in historic charm, set on the wildly windswept Dungeness coast. It isn't hard to see why Fog Signal Building has featured in Kent Life as the perfect setting for a ‘mini-moon'. Infused with all the refreshing sights and sounds of the sea and with direct access to the coast, your romantic location is the unique, windswept shingle beach of Dungeness,…

Tainaron Blue

Tainaron Blue

Experience elaborate architectural design in a piece of history at Tainaron blue - a fabulous guesthouse in a converted Tower of Mani set by azure shores on the southernmost tip of mainland Greece. The stone Towers of Mani were originally built as points of defence, thanks to their enviable vantage point overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the southern slope of Taygetos Mountain. Today,…

Bubbletent Australia

Bubbletent Australia

The Australian outback, star-studded skies, and just you and your loved one to enjoy them all from the luxury of a fabulous inflatable bubble...it can only be Bubbletent Australia! Bubbletent Australia offers the incredible chance to experience Australia's true wilderness and breath-taking landscape, without leaving your creature comforts behind. This off-grid glamping retreat can be found…

Glamping Corsica

Glamping Corsica

Relax in your very own eco-bubble with spectacular clifftop views from the heart of Corsica's refreshing Ospedale Forest. Just twenty minutes from the stunning hilltop town of Porto Vecchio, in the heart of Corsica's lush Ospedale Forest, you will find an eco-paradise that's quite unlike any other. Glamping Corsica consists of ‘Cocoon Village', four serene eco-bubbles for two people,…

The Arctic Hideaway

The Arctic Hideaway

Recharge your batteries and find your muse at the Arctic Hideaway, an exquisite cluster of houses on the remote Norwegian island of Fleinvær. Fordypningsrommet, the architect-designed brainchild of a Norwegian composer and musician, means "room for deeper studies", and in this cluster of raised single-function houses - one of which is dedicated solely to contemplation - you can detox from…

Secret Valley Glamping

Secret Valley Glamping

Nestle yourselves in the peaceful beauty of the Quantock Hills, with unique glamping accommodation to suit all tastes at Secret Valley. Magnificently located in the foothills of Somerset's Quantock Hills, the family-run, organic Cobbs Cross Farm is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and it shows.   Surrounded by pine-scented Christmas trees, lush vineyards and…

Hollym Park Glamping

Hollym Park Glamping

A quirky range of accommodation, set on a family-run camping and glamping site in the heart of East Riding of Yorkshire countryside. The exceptionally scenic Hollym Holiday Park is a friendly, family-run site located in a peaceful East Riding of Yorkshire village. With plenty of deluxe facilities and unusual places to rest your heads (not to mention the seaside resort of Withernsea temptingly…

Tor View Shepherd's Huts

Tor View Shepherd's Huts

Meet Ted and Len, two luxurious hot tub hideaways perched high on Somerset's soothing Mendip Hills at Tor View Shepherd's Huts. If you crave that wonderful feeling of really getting away from it all, a stay at Tor View Shepherd's Huts is just the solution. One of Somerset's best-kept secrets (perhaps until now!), you won't find any signs, doorbells or tourists here. You'll simply be…

Shipwreck Lodge

Shipwreck Lodge

Discover Namibia's raw and rugged Skeleton Coast, from a unique ‘shipwreck' cabin set amongst remote desert dunes. Located 45 kilometres from Möwe Bay, between two winding rivers in Namibia's famous Skeleton Coast National Park, there is absolutely nowhere in the world quite like Shipwreck Lodge. Created by an ambitious local architect, the Lodge comprises ten individual eco-cabins,…

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage

Steal away from civilisation, to an historic haven with dramatic sea views out towards the Pentland Firth. Perched on top of a 115-foot cliff, on the red sandstone Scottish island of South Walls, Cantick Head Lighthouse Cottage is remote enough to make you feel as though you've been magically spirited away from everyday life. Adjacent to the historic lighthouse tower itself, the cosy cottage…

Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway

Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway

The ultimate in luxury, get-away-from-it-all glamping retreats, secluded amongst the sandstone cliffs of California. You'll find just about everything you could ever wish for at the luxurious, grown-up Tiny Tiki Retro Hideaway glampsite. A wide open sky, with 360-degree mountain, city, and valley views? Check. Blissful seclusion, far above the city lights?  Check. Immaculate vintage…

Sky Hut

Sky Hut

Open the roof of your romantic cabin to greet the star-studded canvas above, from your secluded position on a West Wales family farm. Sky Hut (or Caban y Nen in Welsh)- is imbued with a serious ‘wow factor' design element. Namely, its wondrous opening roof, all ready for you to bask in the glory of that amazing night sky, from the comfort of your cosy bed. (You couldn't be in a better…

Melbury Vale Winery Glamping Barrel Pods

Melbury Vale Winery Glamping Barrel Pods

Lovers of the grape rejoice, in a cosy hillside haven on the soothing grounds of a Dorset vineyard. There are plenty of good reasons to visit Melbury Vale Winery.  Set within 28 gentle acres of rolling countryside in Dorset's beautiful Stirkel Valley, you'll receive an immediately warm welcome from the friendly family owners.   Not only that, the winery itself is a soothing sight to…

Phoenix Earthship

Phoenix Earthship

A cutting-edge, eco-friendly dwelling set high in the New Mexico desert, complete with sparkling fish pond and a lively jungle greenhouse.Featured as one of Lonely Planet's Top Ten Eco-Stays, Phoenix Earthship is a holiday experience that's straight from the future.Perhaps better described as a living, sustainable work of art, the spectacular solar-powered house sleeps up to four guests in two…

THEKRANE

THEKRANE

Scandi Noir in its most unique and luxurious form - a private, soul-enriching Danish retreat set in a former coal crane.   An immersive and multi-sensory experience that's quite unlike any other, THEKRANE is a former 1940s coal crane, now transformed into a luxury hotel suite for two people looking to get away from it all in design-led Danish style. Your stay also comes complete with…

Archirondel Tower

Archirondel Tower

A captivating and historic coastal retreat, rich in heritage and boasting a roof terrace that showcases Jersey's National Park to perfection. Built on a rocky outcrop in St Catherine's Bay, all the way back in 1792, Archirondel Tower casts a romantic, windswept figure amongst the secluded beaches that surround it. Infused with stories from centuries past, the four-storey tower was originally…

Little Seed Field

Little Seed Field

Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by Yorkshire's trademark natural beauty, and boasting gorgeous views of the Nidderdale Valley, you'll discover Little Seed Field nestled on a friendly dairy farm that's a long way from the beaten tourist track. Owned by four successive…

Cleveleys Beach House

Cleveleys Beach House

A media-featured, high-end beach retreat on Lancashire's Fylde Coast, complete with hot tub, cinema room, and spectacular sunset views. Featured in countless magazines, including Esquire and House Beautiful, and forming part of the Daily Mail's Top 10 Most Wish-Listed UK Homes, Cleveleys Beach House shines and sparkles with the ‘wow factor'. The location is perfect, too - with the magnificent…

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