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New to Host Unusual: Extraordinary Stays with Original Cottages

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04/10/2019 New to Host Unusual: Extraordinary Stays with Original Cottages


Host Unusual are delighted to have teamed up with Original Cottages, who bring together amazing and unique properties through 29 truly-local brands.

The portfolio has something for everyone and when we say that it is unique, we mean it is really unique.

Whether you're looking to stay in a Norfolk mill set on a remote island, a romantic shepherds hut on a working Suffolk farm, a wooden cabin designed for star-gazing, a Grade II listed former gatehouse on the famous Holkham Estate or indeed, anything in-between - we have what you are looking for. 
 
Here we introduce a range of varied properties all with their own story, identity and quirks.

The truly-local Original Cottages team in truly-local offices are knowledgeable, friendly and enjoy nothing more than helping you find your perfect escape. 

Together we'll tell you where the best place to walk your four-legged friend is locally, where you'll find the scrummiest cream tea and all the secrets that will make your holiday unforgettable.

Main image: Dragon's Eye | Ceredigion, Wales

Red Rails

Red Rails

A vibrant Art Deco hideaway for group celebrations with a creative twist, featuring incredible views of Newquay's Fistral Beach. Sleeping up to 10 lucky guests (and their three well-behaved dogs), Red Rails is the ultimate beachside retreat for group celebrations to remember.(Seriously...if you can't think of anything to celebrate, just make something up, because a break spent at Red Rails is…

Sky Hut

Sky Hut

Open the roof of your romantic cabin to greet the star-studded canvas above, from your secluded position on a West Wales family farm.Sky Hut (or Caban y Nen in Welsh)- is imbued with a serious ‘wow factor' design element. Namely, its wondrous opening roof, all ready for you to bask in the glory of that amazing night sky, from the comfort of your cosy bed.(You couldn't be in a better stargazing…

Wee Retreat

Wee Retreat

An incredible transformation of a former Victorian toilet block, into a stylish holiday home with spectacular Norfolk sea views.The story behind Wee Retreat is endearingly unique.  Formerly a dilapidated Victorian toilet block on North Norfolk's Sheringham seafront, the building was purchased by a local builder, who then proceeded to transform it into a stunning and contemporary holiday home,…

The Castle Holt

The Castle Holt

A regal retreat worthy of grand group celebrations, charmingly located in a North Norfolk town where time stands still.An imposing, Grade II listed, Regency-style haven in the Georgian town of Holt, The Castle is an idyllic setting for those with something special to celebrate.Stylishly renovated, and with its parapet, mock turrets, and huge Gothic windows, The Castle makes a breathtaking visual…

Red Mill

Red Mill

Escape all the demands of life, in an historic Norfolk mill set on a remote island, with soothing panoramic views of the River Yare.If you're looking for a true holiday escape, then Haddiscoe Island might just be your dream destination.Secluded on the East Norfolk Coast, and forming part of the scenic Norfolk Broads, the island is blissfully set apart from the rest of the world, with no noisy…

Manor House Shepherd's Hut

Manor House Shepherd's Hut

A romantic rural escape to the serenity and dark stargazing skies of the wildlife-steeped North Tyne Valley.With no WiFi or TV to speak of, an escape to Manor House Shepherd's Hut is the perfect excuse to unplug and recharge in soothing comfort, enjoying the most spectacular countryside views in the process.Located in the North Tyne Valley, the authentic shepherd's hut is privately secluded within…

Cubitts

Cubitts

A ‘wow-factor' conversion of an historic Norfolk mill, with four luxurious floors of accommodation that's ideal for special group breaks.Sleeping nine guests (and their two well-behaved dogs) in four impeccably-styled bedrooms, Cubitts is the ideal escape for groups seeking something different from the norm.Why? No ordinary holiday haven, Cubitts is a true ‘wow-factor' conversion of a Norfolk…

The Old Chapel Annexe

The Old Chapel Annexe

A quintessentially English break awaits, in a heavenly holiday home exquisitely set in Suffolk's Constable country.The Old Chapel Annexe is in a divine location on the Essex and Suffolk border, in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Part of what was once Nayland's United Reformed Church, the romantic accommodation for two has been beautifully renovated, with plenty of reminders as…

Secret Water

Secret Water

Escape to Suffolk's beautiful Waveney Valley, in a unique floating glamping pod positioned on the shimmering Southern Broads.The first of its kind in the UK, Secret Water is an elegant floating glamping pod, dreamily set on the unspoilt Southern Broads - the glistening jewel in Suffolk's crown.With soothing countryside views of the Waveney Valley all around, this really is the perfect place to…

Dragon's Eye

Dragon's Eye

A wonderfully creative, TV-featured glamping pod with glass panels and a rotating bed to showcase the lush Welsh landscape.Dragon's Eye (or Llygad y Ddraig, if you've got an ear for the Welsh language!) is an awe-inspiring, award-winning glamping pod-for-two that's perfectly positioned for exploring West Wales in all its rural and coastal glory.The winner of Channel 4's ‘Cabins in the Wild' TV…

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