Private: Do NOT follow this link!

Our Best Stays for Enjoying the Colours of Autumn

Host Writer
Published 12/10/2021 Our Best Stays for Enjoying the Colours of Autumn


Does any season offer a wider colour palette than autumn?

There's nothing quite like taking a stroll through carpets of crisp, vibrant leaves, breathing in that invigorating October air. Meanwhile, orchards heave with plump red-and-green apples, as the trees and hills morph into gentle shades of russet and amber.

Here's a hand-picked selection of our favourite stays, to help you savour those gorgeous autumnal hues at their very best.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Graig Wen | Gwynedd, Wales

Hidden River Cabins

Hidden River Cabins

Luxury log cabins with hot tubs and river views on a private estate in the Cumbrian countryside. Hidden River Cabins is set of spacious log cabins with river views, in an untouched corner of the Cumbrian countryside. If you're looking for freedom and seclusion in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, these cabins could just be perfect. There is a choice of five cabins at…

North Star Club

North Star Club

A sumptuous country house-inspired outdoor retreat in the magical North Yorkshire woodlands, lovingly steeped in local culture. The North Star is famous for shining more brightly than the rest.  Now, nestled in the heart of the scenic Yorkshire Wolds, you'll find a lavish, culture-rich Sancton sanctuary incorporating outdoor living at its most indulgent. The North Star Club…

Big Sky Lodges

Big Sky Lodges

Traditional Scandinavian design set against the spectacularly scenic Scottish Highlands, for a stylish break that's naturally infused with pure woodland luxury. Big Sky Lodges is a family-run, cherished collection of six stunning Scandinavian lodges, perfectly located at Drynie Park on 17 acres of traditional Scottish croft land.  Whichever Lodge you choose, you're guaranteed…

Water Lily Lodge

Water Lily Lodge

Hidden away in Colne Valley, at the end of a country track, is the Log Cabin - a wonderful hot tub lakeside holiday retreat oozing style, class and total luxury. Recently featured on BBC's 'Gone Fishing', Water Lily Lodge is a stunning creation by the Browning Bros. who, between them, have created a series of sensational dwellings on the family's organic farm, just 6 miles south-east from…

Dimpsey Glamping

Dimpsey Glamping

A multi award-winning, romantic shepherd's hut retreat in soothing Somerset, taking glamping to brand new levels of luxury in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Down a country lane and exquisitely set on a 30 acre, family-run farm within Somerset's breathtaking Blackdown Hills, you will find Dimpsey, an idyllic heritage-steeped retreat that's bathed in natural luxury. ‘Dimpsey' is a West…

Forest Holidays Keldy

Forest Holidays Keldy

What better way to escape from the world than to escape to nature? Forest Holidays at Keldy offers the perfect blend of a magical forest location and wonderfully luxurious cabins for a truly indulgent escape! Set deep within a forest on the edge of the North York Moors, Keldy invites you to experience the tranquillity of life deep within a woodland valley. With 59 beautiful architect-designed…

Adhurst Yurts & Cabin

Adhurst Yurts & Cabin

An ideal setting for relaxation and adventure, perfectly positioned within the South Downs National Park. Adhurst Yurts & Cabin is no ordinary outdoor hideaway!  Recommended by The Sunday Times, you'll find a a gorgeous selection of yurts. Further into the ancient woodland you happen upon the blissfully private and stylish canvas-roofed Coppicer's Cabin. From the moment you arrive on…

West Stow Pods

West Stow Pods

How about an unforgettable escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside with West Stow Pods, where hobbit pods and more offer something for everyone at this glamping idyll. West Stow Pods is a family-run glamping site, about four miles from bustling Bury St Edmunds. You'll discover a range of fantastic glamping pods and unique abodes here, each one perfectly situated in private woodland for…

Forest Garden

Forest Garden

Escape to an enchanting new way of life and learn woodland crafts, in a luxury glamping & eco retreat nestled in ancient Sussex woodland.A perfect place to unwind and immerse yourself in nature, this is far more than a traditional camping holiday. You're sure to feel inspired by your stay at Forest Garden, six beautiful acres of woodland and gardens set close to the ancient Ashdown Forest (the…

Uist Forest Retreat

Uist Forest Retreat

Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain'. There are fewer British locations more visually mesmerising than North Uist, part of the unspoilt and sparsely-populated Outer Hebrides. The simple life reigns supreme on this windswept edge of Britain, and you'll find plenty of natural wonders to tempt you with a…

Pickwell Manor Tree Houses

Pickwell Manor Tree Houses

A romantic, bespoke-crafted Devon treetop retreat, with soothing views from the comfort of your pillow. Located a mere half-mile from the windswept Devon coast, the stylish and history-steeped Pickwell Manor is set within six beautiful acres of grounds and gardens. If you're yearning to reconnect with nature, Pickwell Manor is the magical setting of dreams. Bordered by flower-strewn…

The Linhay

The Linhay

A sublime and secluded off-grid Devon retreat that brings you blissfully back to nature, batteries fully recharged. Once a dilapidated farm building, The Linhay has been transformed by a dedicated local team of craftspeople into an idyllic off-grid holiday cottage, surrounded by birdsong, trees and the delicate rushing of the nearby river Caen.   You'll find the lovingly restored…

The Hideaway

The Hideaway

A sleek and sumptuous 19th century barn conversion, set on a private organic farm surrounded by Somerset countryside. Perfectly nestled on the private, family-owned Fords Croft Farm, you'll find The Hideaway secluded amongst acre after acre of soothing fields and enchanting woodland. Not only are you completely surrounded by gorgeous green views, but the farm is also home to ‘Castle…

Bulworthy Eco Cabin

Bulworthy Eco Cabin

Learn to appreciate nature again and relax in a lovingly handcrafted off-grid cabin, secluded in its own Devon woodland glade. You'll find the award-winning Bulworthy Project, a sustainable woodland enterprise and recent Gold Award recepient by Green Tourism, set within 12.5 refreshing acres of Rackenford woodland - on the crest of a hill known as Bulworthy Knap, to be precise! Friendly…

Walcot Hall Estate Chapel and Cabins

Walcot Hall Estate Chapel and Cabins

Imaginative accommodation, set amongst 30 acres of picture-perfect grounds in the Shropshire Hills. With its stunning arboretum, glistening lake and flower-filled grounds peppered with statues, Walcot Hall Estate cuts a seriously impressive dash. Perfectly located in the picturesque Shropshire Hills, you'll be invited to treat the 30-acre estate grounds as if they're your own - so if you've…

Chicken Shed Lodge

Chicken Shed Lodge

Your family home-from-home amongst nature, filled with luxurious delights and nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds. Featuring a Bluetooth-equipped hot tub and a private geodesic dome for stargazing, it's fair to say that Chicken Shed Lodge is no ordinary coop! Your dreamlike surroundings are courtesy of the picture-perfect Winchcombe Farm, a working farm soothingly located in the Cotswolds…

Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages

Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages

Outdoor paradise abounds on a Scottish estate, complete with luxurious havens dotted on the banks of the River Dye. If you're in the mood for celebrating with your favourite people in tow (and the dogs, of course!), Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages offers a scenic and refreshing antidote to all those soulless hotels. Nestled in the glorious centre of a 30,000 acre estate just 40 minutes from…

The Sussex Roundhouse

The Sussex Roundhouse

A romantic, timelessly rustic hot tub retreat, privately set amidst 40 acres of meadow, woodland and grassland. Swallowtail Hill is a soothing 40-acre Sussex farm, run by friendly owners Sarah and Christopher purely for conservation and biodiversity.   The result is that most of the adorable farm animals you'll meet here are much-loved members of the family (each one has a name, from the…

thecabin@greensleeves

thecabin@greensleeves

A homely, handcrafted haven, surrounded by whispering trees and perfectly positioned for exploring both Devon and Dorset. You'll find the bespoke-crafted cabin@greensleeves dreamily positioned at the end of a farm track in Harcombe Valley - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - surrounded by mature trees, open green fields, and a sparkling stream. Though you'll feel miles away from…

The Hudnalls Hideout

The Hudnalls Hideout

An ultra-luxurious, design-led and TV-featured treehouse-for-two, deliciously secluded amongst private woodland in the beautiful Wye Valley. If you had to imagine the perfect setting for a romantic treehouse, you'd be hard pressed to come up with anything quite as idyllic as the Wye Valley (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, no less). Surrounded by ancient, wildlife-steeped…

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

Luxury Wee Lodges, complete with bubbling hot tub and built to resemble a ‘castle in a cabin', nestled at the entrance to the great Glencoe Valley. Discover the romantic RiverBeds nestled amongst soothing woodland in the Scottish Highlands. Ideal for couples seeking both relaxation and adventure, you'll be staying on the great Dragon's Tooth Golf Course, right at the entrance to the…

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…

By the Wye

By the Wye

Plan your soothing escape to an off-grid, family-run glamping site in the rural heart of Hay-on-Wye, where everyone is welcome (including the dogs!). You can expect a warm welcome at By the Wye, a naturally luxurious, wildlife-steeped glamping site nestled on the border of England and Wales. The site is dog-friendly, so there's no reason to leave anyone behind as you plan that fresh air-filled…

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 Railway Carriage

The Railway Carriage

A lovingly restored off-grid retreat, secluded in the South Shropshire hills for a blissful re-introduction to the magical charms of nature. If you're up for getting back to nature, but don't feel like struggling with tent poles in the rain, a stay aboard The Railway Carriage is a first-class choice! Restored and refurbished with huge helpings of love and care, you'll discover the vibrant red…

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…

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…

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…

Blyth Rise Stays

Blyth Rise Stays

Savour rural Suffolk at its most beautiful, from the comfort of a nature-steeped, adults-only retreat that's home to lakeside lodges, cosy Igluhuts, and two luxurious woodland saunas. A country paradise in rural Suffolk, Blyth Rise Stays is the perfect passion project of friendly owners Pam & Mark, managed by their daughter Katie. With help from their hard-working family, Pam and Mark have…

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…

Studio Hoose & Tree Hoose

Studio Hoose & Tree Hoose

Two unique retreats, gently elevated on a private hillside croft over the wildlife-steeped Loch Broom, for sweeping and spectacular Scottish Highland views. Studio Hoose and Tree Hoose are two distinct, self-contained havens that boast magnificent North Highland views towards the towering Beinn Dearg, from their elevated position on a private hillside croft overlooking Loch Broom. Friendly…

Company Info

A hand-picked directory featuring the most unusual and exciting holiday accommodation in the UK and worldwide.

Host Unusual Limited
Registered office:
Space 282
282 Leigh Road
Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9 1BW

hello@hostunusual.com

Useful Info

About Us

Add your property

Contact us

FAQs

Press 

Covid-19 update

Host Unusual works with associate sites and may earn commission when you book via certain property links.

Awards