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New to Host Unusual: Rooftop Camping, Luxury Cabins, Floating Retreats and More

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Published 07/07/2021 New to Host Unusual: Rooftop Camping, Luxury Cabins, Floating Retreats and More


Whilst the weather may not always be playing ball, it does not deter us here; we still have plenty of mesmerising places to stay, all recently added to the site, ready to take centre stage for summer (*strawberries and cream optional). 

These recent unusual additions include rooftop camping, luxury cabins and treehouses, dazzling domes, historic castles, floating retreats, wagons and carriages...perfect for a winning slice of holiday bliss.

Main image: Llanthony Castaway | Monmouthshire, Wales

Floatel Cabins

Floatel Cabins

A serene quartet of luxury floating havens for two, set on the glistening doorstep of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Milford Waterfront, perfectly positioned by the UK's only coastal national park, is a wondrous base from which to explore some of Wales' best beaches - not to mention the bustling market town of Milford Haven itself. Now you can rest your heads on that serene waterfront,…

Neidpath Castle

Neidpath Castle

A luxuriously romantic royal suite in a medieval castle on the unspoilt Scottish Borders, with the River Tweed rushing gently below. Bursting with historic tales, Neidpath Castle dates back many centuries, and its rugged stone walls remain as soothingly unchanged as the majestic, rolling views of the Scottish Borders beyond.   The beautifully preserved castle can boast an array of…

Hidey-hole Cabin

Hidey-hole Cabin

A sumptuous, uniquely designed retreat with a huge picture window that transforms into a cinema screen by night, privately secluded amongst glorious East Sussex woodland. From its snuggly name, you can probably guess that Hidey-hole Cabin, lovingly designed by friendly owners Stephen and Jane themselves, is ideal for holing up with your loved one. You may not guess, however, that the luxurious…

Hawthorn Hideaway

Hawthorn Hideaway

Two stylish and romantic couples' cabins, each with their own private hot tub, soothingly secluded on a magical Nottinghamshire woodland site that features a wood-burning sauna and a barbecue cabin. Hawthorn Hideaway occupies an idyllic position, amongst two acres of Nottinghamshire woodland that borders Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and adjacent to the Chesterfield Canal. The two cabins you'll…

Luna Domes

Luna Domes

Unique, year-round retreats with sumptuous furnishings, magnificent sunrises, and private stargazing hot tubs, beautifully positioned in the Garden of England. Luna Domes is the brainchild of co-founders Johnny, who grew up on a farm in rural Tasmania, and Dan, an artistic creator with a background in private hospitality and events. Combining Dan and Johnny's vision of helping people savour a…

Sea Dream

Sea Dream

A boutique wooden beach chalet that's filled with light and charm, ideal for couples and families in search of a relaxed beach holiday in the heart of Gwithian Towans - don't forget your surfboard! A sandy stroll away from Cornwall's magnificent Gwithian Towans Beach, Sea Dream is charming retreat for couples and families to relax and enjoy life by the sea, in the most picturesque way possible.…

Tudor Oak

Tudor Oak

A luxurious shepherd's hut with a wood-fired hot tub, set within the grounds of a Grade I listed former royal retreat with views of mesmerising Gloucestershire countryside.Once a grand hunting lodge used by King Henry VIII himself, the expertly restored, Grade I listed Painswick Lodge is said to date right back to the 12th century.   Gently elevated in a Gloucestershire Area of Outstanding…

Blue Dominator Bus

Blue Dominator Bus

A vintage Canadian school bus, beautifully restored with plenty of off-grid retro style, pet-friendly, and peacefully secluded on a family-run Devon farm with a vineyard on the doorstep! Faithfully transporting children to and from school in 1970s Canada, Blue Dominator Bus has since retired to live on a family-run farm in Devon. An idyllic rural setting that's close to the Somerset and Dorset…

Miluna

Miluna

Savour a star-sprinkled dream in nature, from the comfort of your own private ‘moon' set amongst wide open Spanish countryside, mere moments from the World Heritage city of Toledo.Boasting the amenities and comfort of a five-star hotel, Miluna occupies a dreamlike location in Hormigos, a small, sparsely populated town in Spain's Castilla la Mancha region that's moments from the historic city of…

LandyCampers

LandyCampers

Indulge your wanderlust with an off-grid, self-drive adventure aboard your very own Land Rover Defender, complete with a roof tent, a cosy lounge, and all the equipment you could want! LandyCampers is the brainchild of Max and Bela, two surf instructors who once spent an entire summer living in and out of their own beloved Land Rover Defender (or Landy for short!) Teaching would-be surfers along…

Graig Wen

Graig Wen

A wild and wondrous glamping site, with eclectic, dog-friendly accommodation beautifully set within 45 private acres of Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for romantic couple's escapes and adventure-packed family getaways alike, Graig Wen (‘white rock' in English) occupies a vast, scenic, and blissfully private setting in Snowdonia National Park. Surrounded by windswept woodland-and-mountain…

Camillia Boatel

Camillia Boatel

A sustainable, bespoke-crafted lime-green haven, rich in hotel-suite comfort and permanently docked just minutes away from Edinburgh's iconic Royal Mile. Unique to Edinburgh, you're all but guaranteed a memorable stay aboard Camillia Boatel... one you're sure to boast about to your friends and family for some time to come! A stunning lime-green vessel sleeping up to eight adults and their…

Secret Wood Glamping

Secret Wood Glamping

A spacious, dog-friendly bell tent with a private hot tub, peacefully secluded amongst four acres of magical woodland on a family-run farm in the Peak District. Ideal for family fun and fresh-air adventure in the Great Outdoors, Secret Wood Glamping offers just that... cosy accommodation in private woodland that feels just like a magical, well-kept secret! You'll discover the luxurious Emperor…

The Playhouse

The Playhouse

A show-stopping architectural gem, dog-friendly and filled with quirky accessories, blissfully tucked away behind iconic High Street shops in medieval Rye. Perfectly situated in the beating heart of medieval Rye, The Playhouse is stunning architect-owned property that has been beautifully transformed into a show-stopping, dog-friendly couple's retreat. Creative types with an eye for style will…

Hafod

Hafod

Turn up the cosiness dial, in a snuggly and romantic geodome, peacefully positioned on a friendly and exclusive glamping site in the rolling Radnorshire hills.An adults-only retreat, Hafod is a gorgeous geodome for two, nestled on an exclusive glamping site in the Radnorshire hills, a mile from the bustling town of Rhayader.Whimsically decorated, and gently elevated for beautiful sunrise and…

Pett Showman's Wagon

Pett Showman's Wagon

Quirky and eclectic accommodation for romantic couples in search of blissful seclusion, nestled amongst ancient woodland in the heart of ‘1066 countryside'. The whimsical and imaginative accommodation you'll discover at Pett Showman's Wagon actually comprises two beautiful wagons... ...plus, a piano room, a summer house, and a huge former army tent that once featured in the film ‘King…

Sunridge Lodge

Sunridge Lodge

A luxurious barn conversion with cutting-edge comforts including a cinema hub and a mood-lit hot tub, blissfully secluded on an exclusive site in rural Devonshire. Part of a sumptuous collection of secluded retreats, Sunridge Lodge is beautifully nestled amongst four acres of magical, tree-dotted countryside in the South Hams region of Devon. A short drive from both Dartmoor National Park and…

Sleep@Sea Turnstone

Sleep@Sea Turnstone

A vintage 1970s sailing yacht, furnished in retro style and moored at the end of a coastal spit, for a floating stay that's rich in adventure and blissful reconnection.   If you're going to Sleep@Sea, choosing the right location and atmosphere is vital.      Ideally, you'd find an idyllic space on a historic coastline, with an abundance of wildlife, sightseeing opportunities,…

Church Stile Cottage

Church Stile Cottage

A thatched, Grade II-listed 16th century retreat with charming original features, elegantly restored and nestled in the heart of a Devon market town known as "the friendliest place on Dartmoor!" Built all the way back in the 16th century, Church Stile Cottage has the soothing feel of stepping into a time machine. A charming, thatched cottage featuring original beams, granite walls, and peaceful…

Sleep@Sea Keyhaven

Sleep@Sea Keyhaven

An off-grid stay with a refreshing difference in a vintage 1970s sailing yacht, furnished in retro style and moored in a secluded Hampshire lagoon.   If you're going to Sleep@Sea, choosing the right location and atmosphere is vital.      Ideally, you'd find a tranquil space on an unspoilt coastline, with a soothing backdrop of epic sunsets, star-sprinkled skies, historic…

Llanthony Castaway

Llanthony Castaway

A lovingly restored railway carriage for romantic couples, privately secluded amongst a deep, hidden valley in the Black Mountains for epic Dark Sky stargazing. Featured as one of The Times' 30 Epic Escapes in 2021, Llanthony Court Castaway is blissfully encircled by lush, rolling scenery, in a ‘secret' Black Mountains valley that's also a Dark Sky reserve. Although Llanthony Valley is only…

Barbican

Barbican

An impossibly romantic ‘miniature medieval castle' with gothic windows and a stone turret staircase, beautifully located by the Glenarm River in one of Ulster's oldest villages. Enjoying a timeless, storybook-style position in the ancient County Antrim village of Glenarm - the first of the nine Glens of Antrim, no less - Barbican is a 19th century ‘miniature castle' that's perfect for a…

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