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New to Host Unusual: Unique holiday gems in South West England

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11/02/2019 New to Host Unusual: Unique holiday gems in South West England


There's no mistaking the annual allure of Southern England, with the counties of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall amongst the most popular.

Holidaymakers flock to these shores in search of beautiful coves, beaches, surfing and other southern adventures such as The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and many more.

We've also discovered a wealth of new and unusual places to stay in this area of the country, with everything from architect designed houses to beautifully restored barns, hand-crafted cabins and unique conversions - from containers to towers! 

Take a look at this latest selection of holiday gems and promptly set your compass 'due south'.  You won't regret it!

Main image: brand new Nordic style cabins at Lydcott Glamping, Cornwall

The Cider House

The Cider House

A stylish bolthole on a welcoming Dorset farm, perfect for an eco-friendly, all-weather rural escape from everyday life. If life and work are getting too much, grab your loved ones and head for Higher Kingsland Farm in Dorset, where you'll find The Cider House ready and waiting for you to relax. Lovingly styled and ridiculously cosy, friendly owners Eddy and Caroline have put a great deal of…

Huxham Hideaway

Huxham Hideaway

A charmingly converted shipping container, set in a private meadow with panoramic views of rolling East Devon countryside. Looking for a tranquil rural setting to relax and reconnect in?  Then you'll find Huxham Hideaway, a pet-friendly studio space for up to four people, in an idyllic ten-acre meadow just a short drive from the Jurassic Coast. Friendly owner Callum designed and…

Beach Hut No.1 at Shaldon

Beach Hut No.1 at Shaldon

An Amazing Space beachside studio packed with style, beautifully nestled in an unspoilt South Devon village. The aptly named Beach Hut No.1 is no ordinary beach hut! This gorgeous, generously-spaced beachside studio is ideal for those in need of a traditional seaside break, but with an added injection of style and luxury. In fact, Beach Hut No.1 is so stylish that it's attracted plenty of…

The Nap

The Nap

A deliciously cosy designer cabin with hot tub, encased in natural luxury and secluded in the beautiful Devon countryside. Far away from the beaten Devon tourist track, you'll find The Nap peacefully and privately located on a small working farm, with magnificent rural views across the Taw Valley that stretch out to Exmoor. Distractions are kept to a minimum here; no road access, no…

Daphne Cottage

Daphne Cottage

An architect-designed, dog-friendly cottage that's full of cosy luxury, beautifully secluded near Cornwall's Helford River. You'll find two-bedroom Daphne Cottage nestled in the heart of Mawnan Smith, an outrageously pretty Cornish village filled with chocolate-box scenery.   Ideally placed for exploring the windswept South West Coast Path, the cottage is also set temptingly close to…

Vane Tower Penthouse

Vane Tower Penthouse

A sumptuous apartment at the top of an iconic Torquay villa, featuring outstanding coast and country views. There is a certain pedigree to Torquay's iconic Vane Tower. A strikingly elegant, Grade II listed Italianate villa, the building was originally constructed in the 19th century, supposedly for the first American Ambassador to Britain.   Vane Tower was also once visited by George…

Okel Tor Mine

Okel Tor Mine

Beauty, peace and calm combine in two romantic Cornish riverside retreats: the former Smithy and Captain's Office of a Victorian tin mine. Okel Tor Mine consists of two very special cottage retreats, both perfectly positioned within an Ancient Monument and a World Heritage Site. Dreamily set amongst sixteen glorious acres of wildlife-steeped woodland, the Grade II listed Count House and The…

Lydcott Glamping

Lydcott Glamping

A unique, expertly handcrafted back-to-nature escape that showcases some of the best sea views in Cornwall. Perfectly nestled in the rural Cornish village of Widegates, Lydcott Glamping offers you the chance to explore all the enchantment of Cornwall, far away from the tourist bustle. Positioned next to a friendly working farm, the glamping cabins offer outstanding views of an awe-inspiring…

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