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Our Top 20 New Additions to Host Unusual, from Submarines to Arctic Igloos!

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Published 14/09/2020 Our Top 20 New Additions to Host Unusual, from Submarines to Arctic Igloos!


As the seasons in different corners of the globe are on the cusp of changing, they will naturally bring new colours, shades and a fresh outlook to bask in - and we figured a collection of new and exciting unique places to stay would go hand in hand perfectly!

So, as if by magic, here they are: our Top 20 new additions to our growing family of hand-selected properties, carefully curated for those who seek something with a bit more substance from their holiday accommodation.

On this roll call, we certainly have a quirky line-up. Shipping containers, castles, arctic igloos, eco-friendly lodges, contemporary cubes, beachside boltholes, roundhouses, fantasy-themed retreats, bothies, historic mills, a submarine and even a cosy bunk inside a stable - complete with equine friends!

This certainly is no ordinary cast, but then, after all, you're no ordinary holidaymaker... so why not give yourself the quirky break you deserve and book into one of these glorious new recruits?

Hooke Court Glamping

Hooke Court Glamping

A soothing and historic retreat with an eclectic range of accommodation, nestled on a friendly site close to Dorset's Jurassic Coast. With its perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, Hooke Court Glamping is an ideal setting for couples, friends and families who can't wait to escape from humdrum life back home! Secluded on a friendly village site in West Dorset, you'll be achingly close to the…

Sunridge Cubes

Sunridge Cubes

High-end, futuristic retreats with private hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst four acres of idyllic, wildlife-steeped Devon countryside. Privately nestled amongst acre after soothing green acre of vibrant, tree-dotted Devon countryside, Sunridge Cubes offer far more than the average glamping break. First up is the Cubes' dreamy South Hams location, which is an ideal base for exploring local…

Balbinny Brochs

Balbinny Brochs

A rustic, luxurious bolthole that blends into the historic landscape of Angus, with a hot tub, generous on-site facilities, and rural views. Beautifully nestled on a family farm in the heart of rural Angus, you'll find Balbinny perfectly located between the sleepy Scottish market towns of Forfar and Brechin.  Featuring generous, sustainable on-site facilities (fitness suite, pool and spa…

Black Isle Lodge

Black Isle Lodge

A soothing Scandinavian log cabin, nestled amongst birch woods and sweet-scented pines in a magical corner of the Scottish Highlands. Perfectly positioned amongst some of the most incredible scenery the Highlands have to offer, the Black Isle (which just for the record is neither an island, nor black!) is characterised by dense, fairytale woodland. It's amongst the wildlife-steeped birch wood…

Pennard Hill Tree Tent

Pennard Hill Tree Tent

A spherical haven for two, elevated amongst the trees on a family-run farm in Somerset, with outstanding views over the Mendip Hills. A mere stone's throw from the iconic town of Glastonbury, Pennard Hill Farm is a friendly, family-run working farm in the heart of the rolling Mendip Hills.   But Pennard Hill is no ordinary farm! Not only can you expect vast expanses of soothing, unspoilt…

The Sea House

The Sea House

An award-winning, architect-designed haven, expertly crafted from natural materials and set right on the magnificent beach at Camber Sands. The proud winner of a Sunday Times British Homes Award, and a 2019 design award from the Sussex Heritage Trust, The Sea House cuts an incredibly striking dash along the iconic Camber Sands coastline. Inspiration for the four-bedroom, cedar-clad haven came…

Arctic Fox Igloos

Arctic Fox Igloos

View the clear night sky (and possibly the Northern Lights) with a breath-taking stay in a glinting glass igloo on the edge of the Arctic Circle. A glistening display on the shores of Finnish Lapland's Lake Ranuanjärvi, Arctic Fox Igloos are luxurious glass havens that promise to cocoon you in breath-taking natural beauty. Located on the edge of the Arctic Circle, and dotted with towering fir…

Burnhead Bothies

Burnhead Bothies

A sustainable, soul-soothing Scottish retreat that's serenely off-grid and beautifully secluded on a friendly working farm in the Kilsyth Hills. Praised by The Guardian as "a thoroughly modern affair", Burnhead Bothy is a calming, off-grid retreat that makes the most of its spectacular location in the rolling Kilsyth Hills. Set on a working 1600-acre farm that's teeming with pedigree Scottish…

Ross Beach TOP10 Holiday Park

Ross Beach TOP10 Holiday Park

A boutique, funky, couple friendly retreat with quirky shipping containers for accommodation & facilities set on New Zealand's stunning South Island, West Coast.  Nestled on New Zealand's Ross Beach, right by the glistening Tasman Sea, you simply couldn't dream up a better location for a relaxing, chilled out holiday park experience.  Better still, the range of accommodation you'll…

Tinker

Tinker

A uniquely magical Cornish retreat for two, in the form of a 17th century underground bothy, luxury showman's wagons, and a private hot tub in a fairytale garden! Feel like getting away from it all? Then take Tinker up on its promise to transport you away from the cares of everyday life, and into a captivating, fairytale-like haven with all the comforts of home... and much, much more besides. A…

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…

Fletland Mill

Fletland Mill

A historic, lovingly converted riverside retreat on the edge of the Fens, filled with welcoming warmth and surrounded by wildlife-steeped countryside. Dating back to the 1750s, Fletland Mill occupies a dream setting for a peaceful break in the countryside; nestled near the sleepy village of Baston, on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens. Carefully converted to provide spacious and luxurious…

Little Seed Field

Little Seed Field

Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by Yorkshire's trademark natural beauty, and boasting gorgeous views of the Nidderdale Valley, you'll discover Little Seed Field nestled on a friendly dairy farm that's a long way from the beaten tourist track. Owned by four successive…

Stable Stays

Stable Stays

A fun and completely unique stay in luxury self-catering stable, complete with a beautiful horse for company, set on a friendly farm in the Lake District. The ultimate in fun sleepovers, Stable Stays offers a unique opportunity for you to sleep in a cosy, self-catering stable, with a beautiful Friesian horse or a cute Shetland pony right by your side! Your soothing location is a historic,…

Gwelva Hills Eco Lodges

Gwelva Hills Eco Lodges

Luxurious, welcoming retreats with wildflower rooftops and coastal views across Bude, set on a friendly farm holiday park. Set on a green Cornish hillside, amongst 100 acres of gently rolling farmland, and with gorgeous views across the shimmering North Cornwall coast, you'll find Wooda Farm Holiday Park bursting with family and dog-friendly facilities... ...which means not only that everybody's…

Unplugged

Unplugged

Lock your phone away and escape to the country, on a three-day digital detox that's carefully curated for you to rediscover the natural joys of life. Do you wish you weren't quite so glued to your phone... yet you're unable to stop frantically checking each new notification that buzzes through? Then maybe it's time to lock that phone away, and re-focus your attention on the simple beauty of the…

Hogworts Parvos

Hogworts Parvos

A spellbinding, witches-and-wizards-themed cottage, connected to a 16th century watermill that's surrounded by magical Herefordshire countryside. Looking to spirit yourselves far away from stressful everyday life?  Then head straight for the enchanting Herefordshire countryside, where you'll discover Hogworts Parvos ("small Hogworts") - a magical riverside retreat for two that will make you…

Stoke Ferry Windmill

Stoke Ferry Windmill

A super-stylish, seven-storey Grade II listed windmill complete with heated outdoor pool, gently nestled in a historic Norfolk village. Standing proudly in its own expansive green garden, the seven-storey Stoke Ferry Windmill is an idyllic Norfolk village retreat for large group breaks, surrounded by your favourite people. (With space for up to 15 guests, and boasting not only a packed games…

Greatstone Beach House

Greatstone Beach House

A stylish and welcoming retreat, with direct access to the vast sandy beach and dunes within the Dungeness National Nature Reserve. Part of the wild and unique Dungeness National Nature Reserve, Greatstone is home to a fine, sandy beach that stretches mesmerisingly out for over two miles.   Not only that, its dramatic coastal sand dunes are teeming with rare and diverse plant life, and…

Sub Bnb

Sub Bnb

Be part of history, with a unique stay aboard a restored World War II sub, floating proudly in Wisconsin's historic Manitowoc River. Launched in 1943, USS Cobia was vital to the American effort during World War Two, sinking thirteen Japanese vessels. These days, the iconic submarine is the best-preserved in the country, meticulously restored, and boasting added comforts including soft bedding,…

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