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New to Host Unusual: 15 Exciting New UK Staycations

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Published 13/07/2020 New to Host Unusual: 15 Exciting New UK Staycations


The spirit of exploration has never been stronger after such a long period of immobility, so we figured we need to introduce more unusual places for you to holiday in, close to home! 

Ranging from luxury beach houses, eco retreats, woodland glamping, private islands, mysterious castles, chapels, coastal cabins and more, our latest array of staycation arrivals is sure to ignite the holiday addict in you once more! 

Author: Alex Wilson | Host Unusual
Main image: Hush Hush Glamping | Powys, Wales

Kilmartin Castle

Kilmartin Castle

An authentic, exquisitely restored Scottish castle that dates all the way back to the 16th century, set within acres of unspoilt Argyll wilderness. How would you like to travel magically back in time, without forsaking any contemporary creature comforts in the process? That's exactly what a stay at Kilmartin Castle offers. Standing proudly amongst an ancient Argyll glen on Scotland's windswept…

Strawberryfield Park

Strawberryfield Park

An individually-styled selection of luxury eco lodges with bubbling hot tubs, set within a 14-acre estate in rolling Somerset countryside. Strawberryfield Park is anything but your typical ‘holiday lodge park'. First off, you'll find the 23 sumptuous, architect-designed eco lodges set amongst 14 beautiful Somerset acres, all run by a small and exceptionally friendly family team.   Second…

Dune House

Dune House

An exclusive, architect-designed haven especially created for surf lovers and water babies, just five minutes away from St. Ives Bay's iconic Gwithian Beach. Featuring dramatic views that sweep across the dunes of Gwithian Beach, all the way out to Godrevy Lighthouse and St. Ives Bay, Dune House couldn't be more beautifully located. Architect designed and purpose-built for those who love getting…

Lewis Longhouse

Lewis Longhouse

An award-winning, eco-friendly haven that's rich in home comforts and attention to detail, with breathtaking views of the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. There's something special about the Lewis Longhouse, and it promises to soothe your weary souls just as soon as you arrive on this other-worldly, breathtakingly beautiful Hebridean island. Ideally positioned low on a hillside, just above a sandy…

Campwell

Campwell

An off-grid, eco-friendly village inspired and powered by nature, with eclectic accommodation hidden in woodland near Bath. Campwell at Cherry Wood promises a holiday life that's filled with natural simplicity and fresh-air adventure. In other words, it's the perfect antidote to our hectic, digital-infused lives! An off-grid, low-impact village mostly created by green woodworker Tim Gatfield,…

The Landpods at Wildflower Wood

The Landpods at Wildflower Wood

Innovative glamping pods with stargazing roofs, secluded in a leafy hilltop hideaway with stunning views of St Ives Bay. Secluded in ‘Poldark country', a mere mile from the sea, Beersheba Farm, St. Ives, enjoys a peaceful hilltop location that attracts walkers, nature-lovers, and beach babies alike. Ideal for couples and families, you'll find the innovative, off-grid Landpods secluded in the…

Eilean Sionnach

Eilean Sionnach

Rest your weary heads in a dreamy lighthouse cottage, blissfully cast away on a soul-soothing private island off the rugged Isle of Skye. There's a distinctly magical ‘time travelling' feel about the journey to Eilean Sionnach (Gaelic for ‘Island of the Fox').   You'll want to savour every windswept second of your short boat ride from the pier at Isle Ornsay, as you watch the lighthouse…

Beach House Mundesley

Beach House Mundesley

A stunning, sea-facing Victorian house for seriously special group stays in Norfolk, complete with a large garden and a ‘mini spa'. Beach House Mundesley is the kind of holiday haven that will have you running excitedly from room to room, making endless mental notes of favourite spots to return to. A large and lovely Victorian house that sleeps up to sixteen guests, you'll get to enjoy prime…

Sperrinview Glamping

Sperrinview Glamping

Gaze at the stars from the warm comfort of your cosy pod, dreamily positioned at the foothills of Northern Ireland's Sperrin Mountains. It's hard to imagine a more visually captivating setting than Sperrinview Glamping, featured in The Guardian's round-up of the best UK summer holidays for 2020.   Perfectly positioned at the foothills of the magnificent Sperrin Mountains, the historic…

The Island Cornwall

The Island Cornwall

Gaze dreamily out at the Atlantic Ocean, from the sumptuous comfort of your very own private, palm-fringed paradise. Perched proudly on top of a 70ft rock stack that soars high above Newquay's famed Towan Beach, The Island promises to cast you blissfully adrift from the rest of the world.   Completely surrounded by sparkling water at high tide, you can only access it by crossing an elegant…

Still Southwold

Still Southwold

Three lovingly custom-created havens, rich in holiday luxuries and peacefully secluded on a private estate just minutes away from the beach. Beautifully positioned just a stone's throw from the iconic beach at Southwold, the historic hamlet of Easton Bavents was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.   Although this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty forms part of a peaceful and…

Dry Island

Dry Island

Scotland's best-kept secret - until now - a blissfully remote, relaxing and windswept island, steeped in wildlife and history. Nestled in the soothing waters of Gair Loch and circled by the breathtaking Torridon mountain range, you will discover the spectacular Dry Island. Just 90 minutes from Inverness, you'll be astonished by that blissful feeling of total seclusion as soon as you arrive.…

The Hidden Chapel

The Hidden Chapel

A luxurious TV-featured conversion of a 19th century congregational chapel, peacefully secluded in an ancient, rural Devon village. The conversion story and process of The Hidden Chapel is so fascinating, that it has recently been documented as part of a Channel 4 series. An 1856 congregational chapel that's ‘hidden' in the ancient Devon village of Zeal Monachorum (Latin for ‘cell of the…

Hush Hush Glamping

Hush Hush Glamping

A naturally luxurious pod set on lush, wildlife-steeped Welsh farmland, with jaw-dropping views of the Radnor Valley. Nestled beneath the ancient Radnor Forest, Hush Hush Glamping consists of a beautifully remote, expertly crafted wooden pod for two. Elevated at 1,300 feet above sea level, you can savour glorious, sweeping views of the Radnor Valley and the Black Mountains; while your 90-acre…

Den by the Stream

Den by the Stream

A charmingly hand-built cabin that's dog-friendly, off-grid, and set in an idyllic Welsh meadow corner, achingly close to historic Cardigan. It's easy to feel that you've entered your own private paradise, as you make your way to the soothing meadow corner that's home to Den by the Stream. Impossibly calm and outrageously lovely, the off-grid cabin-for-two is beautifully positioned by a rippling…

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