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New to Host Unusual: a Circus-Themed Hotel Suite, Posh Glamping Havens, Hilltop Cabins with Coastal Views…

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Published 09/05/2022 New to Host Unusual: a Circus-Themed Hotel Suite, Posh Glamping Havens, Hilltop Cabins with Coastal Views…


Looking for a unique escape to boast about long after you've returned home? We've got you covered with our latest selection of awe-inspiring re-treats.

Upgrade your family stay in Paris to a huge, eye-popping circus or champion-themed suite, complete with games and creative accessories that may see you putting the city sightseeing on hold!

Explore the vast Galloway Hills from the quirky comfort of a rural site with wood-fired hot tubs and Segway tours, or head to a soothing 600-acre Dorset family farm and hole yourselves up amongst wildlife and golden sunflowers.

Meanwhile, if you don't want to break your exercise routine while you're away, this Northumberland eco-haven boasts sublime coastal views and wild fitness programmes in the Great Outdoors.

We've got so much more to show you, including authentic thatched havens, idyllic lakeside lodges, and a forester's cottage owned by descendants of Robert the Bruce himself.

Author: Nina Jervis
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Nyth Robin

Nyth Robin

A welcoming, eco-friendly glamping site with eclectic accommodation, peacefully secluded amongst private woodland in Snowdonia National Park. Nestled amongst seven glorious acres of private woodland, lakes, and streams, Nyth Robin is a refreshing slice of unspoilt rural paradise on the west coast of Wales.   Perfectly located for explorers and fresh-air adventurers alike, you can immerse…

The Old Watermill

The Old Watermill

Live the charmed country life, in an characterfully converted watermill that's ideal for relaxed family holidays, surrounded by soothing Staffordshire countryside. A tranquil suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, Trentham enjoys an idyllic, upmarket ‘village' atmosphere, characterised by ornate gardens, and the River Trent running peacefully through. You'll find The Old Watermill perfectly positioned…

The Beach House

The Beach House

A laid-back, dog-friendly North Wales retreat that's right on the promenade of Pwllheli's mesmerising South Beach, surrounded by epic sea-and-mountain views. Beautifully set on the promenade of the award-winning South Beach in Pwllheli (pronounced ‘puh-theh-lee' for non-Welsh speakers!), The Beach House couldn't be more aptly named. The south-facing retreat showcases magnificent views of…

Abeille Maison Glamping

Abeille Maison Glamping

A sumptuous and sustainable glamping haven with a fine-dining restaurant, cocktail bar, and luxury tents with private pools, breath-takingly set just above Croatia's world-famous ‘Golden Horn' beach. Croatia's most celebrated destination, the dreamy, sun-soaked island of Brac, is home to the world-famous Zlatni rat beach - otherwise known as the ‘Golden Horn' due to its beautiful shape. It's…

Long Valley Yurts Coniston

Long Valley Yurts Coniston

A selection of cosily furnished, family-sized yurts with Scandinavian wood-fired hot tubs, nestled on a peaceful working hill farm in the Lake District, and achingly close to the coast. With Coniston Water in one direction, and the windswept coast in the other, you'll be spoilt for choice of things to see and to at Long Valley Yurts' idyllic Coniston location! Peacefully secluded on a working…

Rock & Castle Escapes

Rock & Castle Escapes

Bespoke-crafted, adults-only hideaways, secluded on a scenic East Lothian farming estate that's within walking distance of Tantallon Castle and Seacliff Beach. Aptly-named, Rock and Castle Escapes boast six unique, bespoke-crafted Estonian igluhuts for two. Each one is perfectly positioned to showcase incredible views of Bass Rock and the 14th century Tantallon Castle ruins, or the rolling…

Gorsebank

Gorsebank

Quirky accommodation, wood-fired hot tubs, and fun Segway tours in the Great Outdoors of the Galloway Hills, just a few miles from the magnificent Solway coastline. Ideal for fun-filled outdoorsy escapes with family and friends, Gorsebank is home to a quirky selection of accommodation and fresh-air adventure, all set amongst the breath-taking natural landscape of the Galloway Hills in south-west…

Loch Venachar Lodges

Loch Venachar Lodges

Spectacular family and dog-friendly sanctuaries with al fresco hot tubs, surrounded by nature in the heart of the Trossachs, right on the shore of the shimmering freshwater loch. Extending from Callander to Brig o'Turk, the pristine, shimmering Loch Venachar is beautifully positioned in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park... a haven for lovers of nature at its most breath-taking. Nestled…

The Warren

The Warren

A gorgeous, glass-fronted haven with a green roof, an al fresco hot tub, and luxurious bedrooms that face the rolling hills, dreamily secluded on a friendly family farm in Powys. Secluded on a working family farm in Powys, the idyllic green views you'll savour from The Warren stretch out for what feels like forever, towards rolling hills and trees filled with birds. Friendly owners Tom and Amy…

Wylde Valley Camping

Wylde Valley Camping

Go back to life's most beautiful basics, with camping pitches and boutique bell tents nestled amongst acres of pure countryside in the Cornish hills. You'd never know how close Wylde Valley Camping was to ‘normal' civilisation, unless you've been told. Set amongst acre after acre of cultivated countryside, marshland, meadow and woodland in the Cornish Hills, you'll not only be achingly close…

Slackbrae

Slackbrae

A former forester's cottage, uniquely and lovingly transformed into a sustainable sanctuary on a vast, wildlife-steeped Clackmannanshire estate owned by descendants of Robert the Bruce. Brucefield Estate, owned and run by descendants of Robert the Bruce himself, is a ‘secret' 1,000-acre slice of natureful Clackmannanshire paradise that dates back over 700 years. Boasting a deep, rich heritage…

Dream Motor Yacht

Dream Motor Yacht

A sumptuous vessel with a bow sun deck that faces the shimmering water at Brixham's five-star marina, perfectly nestled on the scenic English Riviera. An expansive 43 feet, Dream Motor Yacht is a stunning, stable, and deceptively spacious vessel for groups of up to four incredibly lucky guests (plus their four-legged friends!) You'll find her moored at Brixham Marina, rated five stars by the…

Coppet Hill Glamping

Coppet Hill Glamping

Peaceful, private havens for couples and small families, set on a 600-acre family farm that's teeming with wildlife and golden sunflowers, surrounded by Dorset's most magnificent hills. The stunning Dorset scenery at Coppet Hill Glamping promises to take your breath away from the moment you arrive. Peacefully surrounded by rolling hills that give way to arresting views of Lyme Bay and the…

Fun Hotel Paris

Fun Hotel Paris

Two gloriously quirky, spacious, and fully soundproofed large family suites with kiddie treats galore, at Fun Hotel in Paris Montmartre. How many hotels have you stayed in where the walls are adorned with polka-dots and the ceilings with sweets? Where you can drift off to sleep in an authentic classic car, or dance all night in your own private disco? Not many, we'd wager! A true one-off, Fun…

Breathing Space

Breathing Space

Reconnect your mind, body and soul in a soothing sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, complete with cosy self-catering accommodation, creative workshops, and a range of holistic therapies. A unique retreat, Breathing Space is dreamily located at Hickling Broad, part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a flourishing nature reserve in the Norfolk Broads National…

Hillside Huts & Cabins

Hillside Huts & Cabins

Bespoke-designed eco-havens, wood-fired hot tubs and wild fitness, beautifully secluded on a working Northumberland farm with idyllic views of the coast. Nestled amongst unspoilt woodland on a friendly Northumberland farm, there's a blissful sense of rural paradise at Hillside Huts and Cabins. Owners Philip and Fiona have worked hard on creating their dreamlike retreat, channelling Philip's…

The Commander's Caravan

The Commander's Caravan

A former Cold War army trailer, lovingly transformed into a warm and welcoming shepherd's hut, complete with a wood-fired hot tub for off-grid comfort in rural Worcestershire. Perfect for a romantic couple in need of a rural escape, The Commander's Caravan is peacefully secluded in a tranquil corner of a three-acre field on a Worcestershire smallholding, in the shelter of the whispering…

The Owl House

The Owl House

A heavenly, handcrafted wooden lodge-for-two with an al fresco hot tub, dog-friendly and secluded amongst private woodland close to the historic coastal town of St. Andrews. Immediately inviting you to switch off from hectic life back home, The Owl House was made for supreme relaxation in nature. Secluded in magical private woodland surrounded by wide open fields, the lovingly handcrafted wooden…

The Thatched Cottage

The Thatched Cottage

A charming ‘chocolate-box' haven for romantic couples and small families alike, beautifully set in a 17th century conservation village in Fife. Boasting among the largest number of thatched properties in Fife, Collessie is a quaint, tranquil 17th century conservation village that seems almost untouched by the passing decades. It's here that you'll discover The Thatched Cottage, looking for all…

 Back Track Bothies

Back Track Bothies

A trio of bespoke-designed, lovingly hand-crafted eco-retreats with a wood-fired Swedish bath for stargazing, nestled in the wild and scenic heart of the historic west Highlands. The creation of Back Track Bothies, beautifully situated in the quaint, rural hamlet of Glenfinnan, was very much a local community effort. Each eco-friendly bothy was built from Douglas fir, by a craftsman whose studio…

Bishops Chapel

Bishops Chapel

A charmingly converted Grade II-listed, Cornish chapel, perfect for fun family holidays and ‘work-cations' alike, with peaceful rural views and some of North Cornwall's finest attractions within easy reach. Bishops Chapel is the perfect choice for a Cornish holiday that's a little off the beaten tourist track, yet still achingly close to the beaches, lakes, and restaurants that North Cornwall…

Woodbridge Lodge

Woodbridge Lodge

An award-winning, architect-crafted extension to a 19th century Gothic folly, with ornate embellishments and sociable, light-filled spaces amongst tranquil Suffolk woodland. Nestled along a private track, and secluded amongst expansive Suffolk woodland, Woodbridge Lodge cuts an immediately striking dash. An award-winning extension to a 19th century Gothic folly, the lodge was originally designed…

Rocket Lodge

Rocket Lodge

A utterly unique, bespoke-crafted retreat with its very own island, wildlife pond, and a wood-fired hot tub for stargazing, secluded on a ‘secret' woodland site in the heart of rural Rutland. Completely and utterly unique, the bespoke-crafted Rocket Lodge promises an out-of-this-world stay for up to six guests, deep in the rural heart of Rutland. (Nestled on a 20-acre woodland site known as A…

West Cottage

West Cottage

A stylish, dog-friendly retreat at the foot of a former lighthouse, rich in historic tales and mesmerisingly positioned in atmospheric, wildlife-steeped Dungeness. Teeming with rare and diverse wildlife, Dungeness is a designated nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest that's a must-visit for lovers of both the natural world and unusual, awe-inspiring scenery. West Cottage is a…

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