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New to Host Unusual: Exciting Getaways for your Post-Lockdown Bucket List

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Published 09/11/2020 New to Host Unusual: Exciting Getaways for your Post-Lockdown Bucket List


Lockdown. One of the defining terms of 2020, along with furlough, bubbles and Zoom.

But whilst, for some of us, our movements are restricted yet again over the next few weeks, we refuse to let it put a halt to our planning and we're keeping the post-lockdown holiday dream alive by continuing to add many new and exciting places for you to (eventually) explore. 

Clock towers, rustic horse boxes, lightships, huts, roundhouses, designer beach houses and cabins, barns and treehouses - they all combine to inspire you in this latest round-up of new recruits.

Don't lose hope - brighter and happier holiday times await you in 2021!
 

Silver Star Barn

Silver Star Barn

An imaginative Caribbean-inspired conversion, complete with hot tub and hand-crafted garden pavilions, gently nestled in rural Warwickshire. Nestled right in the heart of England (close to a Warwickshire village that boasts six CAMRA award-winning pubs, no less!) Silver Star Barn is perfectly located for laughter-filled catch-up stays with family and friends. Inspired by the relaxed and sociable…

Albion Nights

Albion Nights

Escape with your loved one to a hand-crafted, off-grid retreat with a sumptuous outdoor bath, peacefully secluded in a Norfolk wildflower meadow. Crafted with generous helpings of care and creativity, a stay at Albion Nights promises to banish the lingering stress of everyday life. The hand-built retreat was cleverly created from reclaimed and recycled materials wherever possible, and you'll…

Dairsie Castle

Dairsie Castle

Plan your escape to a magical medieval castle in the heart of Scotland, filled with charm and comfort, and just an hour away from Edinburgh. Boasting a unique history that leads all the way back to the 12th century, Dairsie Castle was once a safe royal escape, playing host to King James I and VI, as well as a base for secret Scottish parliaments and military sieges. Carefully restored to its…

Forbes of Kingennie Shepherd's Huts

Forbes of Kingennie Shepherd's Huts

Unwind with a traditional Scottish staycation, from the romantic comfort of a hand-crafted, nature-cocooned retreat. Boasting its very own nine-hole golf course, and four sparkling, nationally renowned trout fishing pools, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort provides the perfect experience of traditional Scotland. Surrounded by nature, you'll find the much-loved family and dog-friendly resort…

Kingfisher's Nest

Kingfisher's Nest

A hand-crafted hot tub retreat for two, secluded along a country track on the edge of a shimmering lake in the heart of Essex countryside. Based at Chalkney Water Meadows, close to the historic Essex market town of Colchester, Browning Bros. enjoy a well-earned reputation for crafting deliciously quirky and uniquely memorable holiday experiences. Kingfishers' Nest is their latest cabin…

LV14 SULA Lightship

LV14 SULA Lightship

Enjoy a unique and scenic stay aboard a historic British Lightship, beautifully restored and enchantingly moored in the Gloucester Docks. LV14 SULA is a charmingly characterful vessel, with a wealth of fascinating tales to tell and a very unique USP - she is the only Lightship in the UK on which you can stay aboard!Described by the BBC as a "local celebrity of the Gloucester Docks", the…

Camel Quarry House

Camel Quarry House

A jaw-dropping retreat, created by award-winning architects to showcase the dramatic natural beauty of Cornwall's Camel Estuary. Magnificently located on the old industrial landscape of Camel Quarry, on the striking shores of Cornwall's Camel Estuary, Camel Quarry House represents wild, scenic luxury at its finest. Created from earthy, natural materials by award-winning architects, with a…

iCamp

iCamp

A range of paradise-like tents, equipped with five-star facilities, and secluded on a private stretch of one of Halkidiki's most beautiful beaches. You'll discover iCamp on a private, tourist-free stretch of Paliouri Beach, which is widely considered to be the loveliest beach on Halkidiki's popular Kassandra Peninsula. It's not hard to see why. With its crystal-clear waters, soft sands, and…

iHouse

iHouse

A sustainable, custom-created wooden retreat, overlooking the crystal-clear waters and soft sand of Halkidiki's beautiful Kassandra Peninsula. Boasting crystal waters, paradise-like sands, and soothing views of the pine-strewn hills beyond, Paliouri Beach is widely considered to be the prettiest on Halkidiki's popular Kassandra Peninsula. It's directly on this idyllic beach that you'll discover…

Ben's Burrow

Ben's Burrow

A luxury family retreat with an enchanting ‘rabbit warren' feel, complete with a stargazing dome, hot tub, and idyllic views of rural Warwickshire. Sleeping a maximum of nine people, Ben's Burrow is the ultimate retreat for whole families in need of a fun and luxurious rural break. The stylish two-storey lodge is the newest addition to the family-friendly Winchcombe Farm, which is perfectly…

Lanrick Treehouses

Lanrick Treehouses

Five sumptuous, eco-friendly tree-treats with idyllic riverside views, magically nestled on the borders of the Trossachs National Park. You'll find Lanrick Treehouses in a fairytale setting; amongst private woodland on the banks of the shimmering River Teith, with the Trossachs National Park a mere five-minute drive away. Designer-owners Simon and Louisa felt so passionate about sharing this…

St Hilda Sea Adventures

St Hilda Sea Adventures

Relax and unwind aboard a quirky small ship with self-catering facilities, moored on Scotland's breath-taking west coast. Friendly, family-run, and characterised by a genuine passion for the sea, the Guardian once named St. Hilda Sea Adventures one of its ‘ten best small ship cruises in the world'. Now, you and your loved ones have an exclusive opportunity to experience life on board one of…

The Clock Tower Stow

The Clock Tower Stow

Time to relax, in a stylish penthouse apartment in a historic church, gently nestled by a village green in the heart of the Cotswolds. Unique and breath-taking, you'll discover The Clock Tower Stow in the timeless midst of Stow-on-the-Wold, a stunning Cotswolds market town that breathes with history. The stylish penthouse apartment is part of a former Methodist church that dates back to the 19th…

SeaBeds

SeaBeds

A luxury, design-led ‘lookout' for couples and families, with an infinity hot tub and sweeping sea-and-mountain views of the Scottish Highlands. Nestled within a vast Glencoe estate, SeaBeds represent the rich heritage, fresh-air adventure, and dramatic natural luxury of the Scottish Highlands... all rolled into one perfect escape. Even before you've clapped eyes on your magical SeaBed, you're…

The Oat Box

The Oat Box

A luxurious, vintage-styled former horse box for two, beautifully secluded amongst private, hen-dotted farmland close to Ireland's North Coast. Permanently parked in a lush green field close to Ireland's atmospheric North Coast, The Oat Box is a 1968 Bedford TK Horse Lorry that's been sumptuously transformed to sleep two grown-up guests. You'll feel as though you've left the stresses of the…

Dipper

Dipper

A dreamily romantic, luxurious glass-fronted boathouse, gently elevated over the southern shores of Loch Tay for heart-soaring natural views.Ideal for a scenic getaway break for two, Dipper boasts glorious views of Loch Tay and its surrounding hills, with that blissful feeling of being far, far away from life's hustle and bustle.  (Yet with both Glasgow and Edinburgh less than two hours…

The Boathouse at Sheepdrove

The Boathouse at Sheepdrove

An idyllic retreat for two, gorgeously secluded on an organic farm in the Lambourn Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located between Bristol and London, in the heart of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, picturesque Sheepdrove feels like a blissful new world... one in which time has stood perfectly still.Make the most of the idyllic, oil-painting-worthy backdrop with a…

Pilot House

Pilot House

A unique aluminium cabin for two, architect designed and perfectly set in the remote Scottish Highlands, for spectacular views over the Sound of Mull. Occupying a remote, magical position on the north-eastern shore of the Sound of Mull, Drimnin could be described as one of Scotland's best-kept secrets. In other words, it's the perfect setting for an undisturbed, unbelievably scenic getaway. Rich…

Spiers Lodge

Spiers Lodge

An artisan, eco-friendly couple's retreat in the magical heart of Scottish forestland, complete with hot tub and mesmerising Highlands views. Surrounded by enchanting forestland that's teeming with wildlife, Spiers Lodge is nestled in the grounds of the expansive Culdees Castle Estate, for a memorable and authentic Scottish break that's also packed with artisan luxury. The eco-friendly cabin for…

The Bluebird Penthouse

The Bluebird Penthouse

A lovingly retro-styled 1950s caravan, complete with a unique Land Rover hot tub and spectacular panoramic views of the Taw Valley. Steeped in cosy luxury and beautiful handmade touches, The Bluebird Penthouse is quite unlike any other country retreat. Surrounded by Devonshire countryside, the 1950s Bluebird caravan is set on a friendly farm, in the elevated rural village of High…

The Rusty Bunk

The Rusty Bunk

A gloriously rustic retreat in rural Cornwall, with complimentary cider tasting and the iconic surf town of Newquay on your doorstep. If you were going to set up the ideal quirky retreat, you couldn't choose a more perfect location than The Rusty Bunk. Not only is the rustic box van perfectly positioned on a farm that's set amongst stunning Cornish countryside, it's also on the site of The…

Alpha

Alpha

A design-led haven, strikingly nestled in the heart of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and a mere stone's throw from a scenic, family-and-dog-friendly beach. Secluded along a private road in the middle of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Alpha promises to melt your cares away, as if by magic. The perfect location for wildlife-loving groups of family and friends (everyone is welcome, including four-legged…

Loch Lomond Treehouse

Loch Lomond Treehouse

A magical, dog-friendly treehouse for two, packed with luxurious home comforts and nestled amongst nature in rural Scotland.Boasting an enchanting ‘storybook' feel, Loch Lomond Treehouse is nestled into a fairy-lit tree that overlooks a magical garden, for a stay that promises to soothe your souls and lift your spirits!Beautifully crafted, there's plenty of detail to enjoy, including log steps…

Round House East

Round House East

A historic, dog-friendly retreat, filled with romance and cosy luxury, uniquely nestled in a picture-perfect Cornish village. The Guardian were so impressed by Round House East, that they featured the historic retreat in their 2020 list of '40 Extraordinary Places to Stay in the UK'.   It's easy to see why. First, the Round House is located in the beautiful village of Veryan, close to the…

Curlew

Curlew

A spacious and idyllic Devon haven, perfectly positioned right on the soul-stirring beach at Branscombe for exceptional ‘big sky' coastal views.Gently elevated on a platform at Branscombe's East beach, the outstanding sea-and-sky views from Curlew are never likely to be forgotten.Simply throw open the French doors to immerse yourselves in jaw-dropping views of the World Heritage coastline, which…

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