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New to Host Unusual: 15 Fantastic Spring and Summer Stays

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Published 25/02/2021 New to Host Unusual: 15 Fantastic Spring and Summer Stays


Dust off your shorts, flip flops and armbands - summer is back ON!  

So with such excellent news, surely new and exciting places to explore should go hand in hand? We like to think so here, which is why we have been as busy as ever sourcing some incredible new and enticing Host Unusual properties for you... and we have some true one-offs! 

Converted cable cars and American skoolie glamping buses, a 1940s themed vintage cabin, a lofty crane with dizzying views and an award-winning converted church.

These are just some of the latest recruits, but be sure to scroll down for the full list and choose your own adventure. We truly do have something for everyone and, as you've no doubt come to expect from us by now, there is not one boring overpriced hotel room to be seen!

Main image: Ox Mountain Red Bus | County Sligo

The Hut

The Hut

A unique, handcrafted retreat, privately secluded and gently elevated over East Sussex farmland for a soothing detox from rushed everyday life.Gently elevated in the lambing field on a friendly East Sussex farm, The Hut was especially designed to help weary travellers unplug from city life.Owner Johnny, having observed a collection of shepherd's huts that all looked the same, set about creating a…

De Bossche Kraan

De Bossche Kraan

An architect-designed ‘luxury hotel room' in a crane nestled above the water, with rotational Old Town and city views from the south of the Netherlands. The Tramkade is a former industrial area in the southern Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (known locally as Den Bosch.)   Once home to a procession of factories, over time the district has transformed into a buzzing, culture-rich hub,…

Peddler's Den Bunkhouse

Peddler's Den Bunkhouse

Enjoy the best sleepover of your lives, in a luxuriously transformed granary and barn (complete with hot tub!) on a family-run North Yorkshire farm. Recreating those fun, giggle-fuelled childhood sleepovers is ridiculously easy at The Peddler's Den Bunkhouse, a former granary and barn set on a friendly, family-run 150-acre farm in North Yorkshire. Owners Rachel and Mike have made it their…

Zawn Haven

Zawn Haven

A spacious, characterful, and delightfully quirky family-sized retreat with a private beach, for laid-back group breaks on the sparkling Cornish waterfront. Boasting five en-suite rooms with spectacular views, you'll find Zawn Haven along Cornwall's pristine Fal River waterfront - part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Not only will you and your loved ones enjoy achingly close…

Gondel Gisela

Gondel Gisela

A unique, romantic retreat in a cosily-renovated cable car, nestled amongst the iconic beauty and natural adventure of the Black Forest. You might imagine the canals of Venice when you think of the word ‘gondola', but it's also a word that's used to describe a cable car.   And when you think of a cable car, you might imagine one soaring over the Alps. Yet you'll find Gondel Gisela cosily…

Quarry Hill Church

Quarry Hill Church

An award-winning conversion that blends cherished heritage and design-led luxury, for a captivating stay in a timeless Irish village. The proud winner of ‘Best Rescue of an Historic Building' in the prestigious Heritage Angel Awards 2019, Quarry Hill Church is far from being a standard holiday conversion. Affectionately known as the "old church" by friendly locals, the 19th century building is…

The Chapel Finstall

The Chapel Finstall

A Worcestershire retreat that's rich in Gothic romance, blending quirky period features with high-end accessories for a luxurious stay. If you've ever wanted to transport yourselves into the pages of a quirky Gothic novel, but without sacrificing the finer trappings of modern life, The Chapel Finstall might just be your dream retreat! Secluded within an immaculate Worcestershire estate that's…

Dinobus Glamping Cornwall

Dinobus Glamping Cornwall

An iconic, cheerfully converted American school bus, stopped for first-class comfort and exhilarating family adventures in the Great Outdoors. Dinobus Glamping was created to help entice families away from their screens... so they can immerse themselves in all that timeless nature and fresh-air activity to be discovered outside! You'll find their collection of beautifully converted American…

Dinobus Glamping Essex

Dinobus Glamping Essex

Enjoy epic family adventures and make (pre)historic memories, aboard a cosily converted American school bus that's primed for back-to-nature escapes. The idea behind Dinobus Glamping is to wrench families clean away from their mobile phones, video games, and TV screens... and transport them into the real-world fun and adventure of the Great Outdoors! That's why their cheerful troupe of American…

Sparrows Campsite

Sparrows Campsite

A gloriously laid-back, dog-and-eco-friendly haven in rural Essex, with furnished bell tents and wild camping pitches to accommodate all holiday tastes. Sparrows Campsite is a true labour of love by friendly owner Charlie Butler, who spent much of his childhood blissfully immersed in the green fields and magical woodlands of rural Essex. Determined to create a sanctuary that would help others…

Cherry Pickers Cabin

Cherry Pickers Cabin

A fascinating and historic retreat, charmingly styled to spirit you back to orchard life in the 1940s, privately nestled in the heart of Kent. The Kent village of Lynsted could be described as a perfect example of English rural idyll. Boasting acres of timeless greenery, here you'll discover listed buildings galore, not to mention an ancient yew, and a shimmering duck pond. (Is it any wonder…

The Garden Room

The Garden Room

A contemporary, light-filled studio retreat with a private outdoor hot tub, pet-friendly and secluded in an East Sussex village at the foot of the South Downs. Peacefully secluded in Westmeston, an ancient East Sussex village at the foot of the scenic South Downs, The Garden Room is a stylish, pet-friendly studio retreat that brings the outside, inside. Boasting relaxed, open plan accommodation…

Resilient Woodlands Retreat

Resilient Woodlands Retreat

Two naturally luxurious eco-glamping cabins, stunningly located between the rivers Wye and Severn in the enchanting Forest of Dean. Specifically created to help stressed-out souls enjoy tranquil woodland beauty in a natural and sustainable way, Resilient Woodland Retreat occupies a truly sublime position in the ancient, magical Forest of Dean. The two eco-friendly, bespoke-crafted cabins you'll…

Settle Norfolk

Settle Norfolk

A dreamlike, TV-featured retreat comprising luxuriously restored and handcrafted accommodation, cosily nestled amongst 30 tranquil acres of wildlife-steeped Norfolk parkland. Blissfully located by Thetford Forest and Kings Forest, you'll discover Settle Norfolk nestled amongst 30 stunning acres of private, ancient tree-strewn parkland that's teeming with diverse wildlife.   Amongst many…

Ox Mountain Red Bus

Ox Mountain Red Bus

Jump on board a bright and beautiful family retreat, cheerfully nestled at the base of an outdoor adventure camp on the rugged west coast of Ireland.Sleeping up to six guests in first-class comfort, Ox Mountain Red Bus is the perfect stop for a fresh-air-filled family retreat!Situated in the glorious Ox Mountain range on the sweeping west coast of Ireland, the site is also part of an outdoor…

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