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New to Host Unusual: Cabins and Treehouses, Glamping, Eco Swimming and More!

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Published 07/05/2021 New to Host Unusual: Cabins and Treehouses, Glamping, Eco Swimming and More!


It's no secret that May has been the month we've all been looking forward to, and at last our properties have the chance to re-open and do what they do best. What's even more exciting is that we have twenty-five brand new recruits to the HU fold, all offering incredible and unusual holiday experiences to those (that's you, by the way) with an appetite for something different! 

A stylish houseboat, upcycled railway carriages, rural cabins and treehouses, a historic bunker, eco swimming retreat and plenty of quirky glamping sites; these beautiful escapes are all waiting for you this summer and beyond.

Main image: Owl Lodge | Somerset

Eaton House Studio

Eaton House Studio

An outrageously creative, completely unique ‘pink paradise' to live out those fairytale dreams, for quirky large group stays in Essex. Known for its world-famous preserves, and its close proximity to London (you can drive there in under 90 minutes), Tiptree is a quiet, rural Essex village that's also home to a uniquely magical six-bedroom mansion. Affectionately known as ‘The Pink House' -…

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…

The Little Retreat

The Little Retreat

A mind, body and soul-soothing escape in a historic Welsh village that breathes with nature, set within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. A magical sanctuary for weary souls, The Little Retreat specialises in restorative, wellbeing-focused escapes that re-introduce you to all the charm and beauty of nature. The location certainly couldn't be more breath-taking if it tried. Set within the…

Defender Camping

Defender Camping

Unleash your inner adventurer, with a nomadic, dog-friendly break exploring the UK at its ruggedly scenic best, from the comfort of a Land Rover and a rooftop tent! True adventurers know that you can't get under the skin of new surroundings without completely immersing yourself in them... which means swapping boring hotel rooms for fresh air and canvas walls. The brainchild of Yorkshire Vehicle…

Under the Walnut Tree

Under the Walnut Tree

A soothing shepherd's hut, set on the historic grounds of a Grade I listed house, with an outdoor swimming pool and idyllic views of wildlife-steeped Gloucestershire countryside. Dating all the way back to the 12th century, the Grade I listed Painswick Lodge is gently elevated in a Gloucestershire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with mesmerising views that lead your gaze down to the tranquil,…

Hagridd's Hideaway

Hagridd's Hideaway

A whimsical storybook-themed family retreat, nestled in the heart of soothing Chess Valley countryside that's also conveniently close to London. Featuring an eclectic range of unique and quirky glamping retreats, the family-run North Hill Farm is perfectly located in Chorleywood, amongst picturesque Chess Valley countryside.   Yet with underground transport links to central London close by,…

The Cartshed

The Cartshed

A stunningly converted 17th century retreat that doubles as a walkers and cyclists' paradise, peacefully located in a Welsh country lane by the historic White Castle ruins. If you're keen to test out that new bike, or break in those hiking boots on some of the UK's finest and most breathtakingly scenic trails, then The Cartshed is your dream destination! Perfectly located in Monmouthshire, at…

Trelan Farm Cargo Cabin

Trelan Farm Cargo Cabin

A luxurious container-for-two, complete with a heavenly outdoor bath, surrounded by picture-perfect North Wales countryside. Set within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you'll discover Trelan Farm in the bracing foothills of Moel Famau, a popular peak for walkers, hikers, and lovers of the Great Outdoors alike.   The Cargo Cabin is set within the friendly, 150-acre beef and…

Trelan Farm Wonder Wagon

Trelan Farm Wonder Wagon

A creatively upcycled boutique retreat with a scenery-showcasing outdoor bath, surrounded by idyllic North Wales countryside that's perfect for bracing walks. Trelan Farm is a working beef and sheep farm nestled at the foothills of Moel Famau, part of a designated North Wales Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that's popular with keen walkers and hikers. It's amongst the farm's 150 scenic acres…

Piglets Boutique B&B

Piglets Boutique B&B

A welcoming and award-winning sanctuary in the heart of Essex countryside, complete with home-cooked meals, sun-drenched patios, and an eco-swimming pond.A mere hour from the hustle and bustle of London, you'll discover Piglets Boutique B&B peacefully nestled amongst timeless countryside, in the ancient Essex village of Wimbish. Mentioned in the Domesday book, Wimbish has the honour of…

Johnsland Lodge

Johnsland Lodge

A sumptuous family-and-dog-friendly lakeside retreat with an outdoor hot tub and indoor barbecue, blissfully secluded in an ancient Devon village. Sleeping up to six guests and their two well-behaved dogs, Johnsland Lodge is ideal for families in search of that all-important holiday blend of fun, relaxation, and showstopping style. Privately nestled by a tranquil wildlife lake, in the ancient…

Beacon Hill Farm Luxury Treehouse

Beacon Hill Farm Luxury Treehouse

A sleek, stylish and contemporary retreat set on an award-winning farmland estate, with unspoilt Northumberland country views and an indulgent spa just an amble away.     Peacefully nestled between the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland Heritage Coast, the award-winning Beacon Hill Farm comprises sumptuous accommodation amongst 360 glorious acres of unspoilt rural heaven.  …

The Beehive Wales

The Beehive Wales

A honey-sweet, adults-only rural retreat in West Wales, with idyllic country trails from the doorstep and the sweeping Ceredigion coast in easy reach. Blissfully secluded in a sleepy Welsh village that's close to the Ceredigion coast, The Beehive is a welcoming home-style retreat, for lovers of peaceful rural scenery and dark night skies sprinkled with stars. Sleeping two adults and a…

Ulverston Log Cabin

Ulverston Log Cabin

A magical Lake District retreat, lovingly crafted from hand scribed logs and gently elevated over glorious countryside that's ideal for unleashing your long-lost creative spirit.Rich in fairytale spirit, Ulverston Log Cabin has been expertly crafted using locally sourced, hand scribed logs from the estate once owned by the legendary children's author, Beatrix Potter. And you're sure to meet…

The Moors Church

The Moors Church

A divine, dog-friendly retreat originally designed by one of the Gothic Revival's greatest architects, nestled on the outskirts of the mesmerising North York Moors.Uniquely breathtaking, The Moors Church is a striking conversion of a Grade II listed, 19th century church that was originally designed by Temple Lushington Moore, well-known as one of the Gothic Revival's greatest architects. As…

Wiltshire Garden Yurt

Wiltshire Garden Yurt

Experience a warm and characterful dog-friendly retreat, secluded in a private garden that's so close to the Longleat Estate, you can hear the lions roar!Cosily furnished with a downy kingsize bed and a warming wood-burner, Wiltshire Garden Yurt occupies a charming spot in a private garden that boasts spectacular views of the Longleat Estate.(You'll be so close to the Estate, in fact, that you may…

Owl Lodge

Owl Lodge

A dreamy escape on an adults-only organic farm site, with a wood-fired hot tub, soothing Somerset countryside views, and an award-winning gastropub in easy walking distance. Beautifully located on the border that links Somerset, Devon, and Dorset, The Yurt Retreat boasts a selection of adults-only, south-facing escapes that feel like home... with idyllic countryside views, abundant wildlife, and…

Roshven Sea House

Roshven Sea House

An idyllic, dog-friendly Scottish Highlands retreat for unforgettable family escapes, secluded amongst whispering pine trees with direct access to the shoreline (and a private outdoor hot tub!). Known for its mountainous landscape, abundant wildlife, and rugged sea views, Roshven is one of the most fascinating and magically unspoilt locations in the Scottish Highlands. Perfect for large family…

Sgt Taylor's Bunker

Sgt Taylor's Bunker

Historic, ‘back to basics' camping in a faithfully reconstructed World War One bunker, set amongst soothing North Norfolk woodland. A peaceful and idyllic woodland campsite in North Norfolk, Dreamy Hollow is the perfect setting in which to wind back time. So it's fitting, perhaps, that you'll discover Sgt Taylor's Bunker here, a reconstructed World War One officer's bunker that allows you to…

Greenacres Railway Wagon

Greenacres Railway Wagon

A unique vintage retreat on a rural Dorset smallholding close to the Jurassic Coast, with farm-fresh produce and Caravan Club certified facilities. Occupying twelve scenic acres of rural Dorset, you'll find Greenacres Bed and Breakfast in Marshwood, just a few miles from Bridport and achingly close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Surrounded by rolling hills (the two highest points in…

The Four Sisters Boatel

The Four Sisters Boatel

A luxurious, pet-friendly houseboat, permanently moored just ten minutes' walk from Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile. Permanently moored at Lochrin Basin, a mere ten-minute walk from the bustling city of Edinburgh, The Four Sisters Boatel cuts quite a dash. Unique to Edinburgh, and awarded four stars by the Scottish Tourist Board, the beautiful houseboat is painted in calming green on the…

Edwardian Beach Retreat

Edwardian Beach Retreat

A light, bright family retreat that looks over the picturesque beach in historic Bexhill-on-Sea, with perfect coastal views from a full-length conservatory and balcony. Filled with historic wonder, there's far more to Bexhill-on-Sea than just the beach... though its two-mile promenade makes for a rather marvellous stroll! An ancient town that dates all the way back to the 8th century, there is a…

The Fold

The Fold

A cosy, adults-only studio retreat, created with care and nestled on a friendly ten-acre farm that boasts idyllic views of rural Herefordshire (and Pygmy goats!). With a vision of creating a relaxing rural haven for themselves and their guests, friendly owners Tina and Nick have imbued Bagwy Farm with plenty of warmth, love and care since taking over in 2019. Comprising ten soothing…

Lighthouse Cottage

Lighthouse Cottage

A unique family cottage that's styled for luxurious nautical comfort, with glorious sea-and-wildlife views from the mesmerising South Walney Nature Reserve. Dreamily positioned at the southern tip of Cumbria, South Walney Nature Reserve is a paradise for wildlife-watchers.   Home to a grey seal colony, nesting gulls, and richly diverse bird life, the rugged island also features towering…

The Lighthouse Hide

The Lighthouse Hide

A stylish and cheerful cottage that's rich in nautical romance, beautifully positioned in the heart of the rugged, windswept South Walney Nature Reserve. Mesmerisingly located at the southern tip of Cumbria, South Walney Nature Reserve is home to a grey seal colony, along with diverse bird life that makes the island a true wildlife-watcher's delight. Walney Lighthouse occupies pride of place; a…

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