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Presenting Our Most Unusual Features, For A Unique Holiday To Remember!

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Published 20/11/2020 Presenting Our Most Unusual Features, For A Unique Holiday To Remember!


Let's face it, we're all in dire need of a holiday right now.  

It's just... staring at four bland hotel room walls doesn't fire up much excitement, especially after all the staying-at-home-time we've been doing.  

So, we've put together a list of amazing properties with seriously unusual features, to help you book a memorable escape that'll be anything but dull!

Read on to find out more about The Bluebird Penthouse, with its converted Land Rover hot tub... or how about The Boathouse, a romantic retreat with a roof created from an upturned boat?  

Oh, and the underwater Reefsuites, with their giant windows showcasing the Great Barrier Reef and its mesmerising wildlife, is a stay worthy of the most indulgent bucket list.

(Time to get browsing!)

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Bluebird Penthouse with converted land rover hot tub | Devon

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Kolarbyn Eco Lodge

Welcome to "Sweden's most primitive hotel" - Kolarbyn Eco Lodge, a peaceful gathering of charcoal huts surrounded by lush spruce forest. With no electricity or running water, you're blissfully free at Kolarbyn Eco Lodge to luxuriate in life's natural delights, surrounded by morning birdsong and the soothing sound of crackling fire by evening. Located within beautiful spruce forest…

Experience the ten-person floating sauna for blissful relaxation.
Qii House

Qii House

A bold and quirky architectural gem, superbly nestled within the lush rainforest ferns of Australia's Great Otway National Park. Lorne, the largest resort town along Australia's famed Great Ocean Road, is a very special part of the world. Home to lush rainforests and sparkling waterfalls that lead down to paradise-style sandy beaches, it's a location that's often described as…

The house boasts its very own kilometre-long rainforest trail, known as the Zaborin Walk, plus landscaped Japanese gardens and an indulgent bath house.
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…

The wow-factor opening roof brings the night sky and stars right in!
Jukebox Altar

Jukebox Altar

A unique, music-inspired chapel conversion that's perfect for large group celebrations, surrounded by soothing Yorkshire countryside. Sleeping up to 10 guests (and their two lucky dogs), Jukebox Altar is ideal for a harmonious get-together, surrounded by all the delights of North Yorkshire. While it's true that your surroundings are ripe for exploring - you could visit the famed Betty's Tea Room…

One for the music lovers! This unique retreat comes with a baby grand piano and your own jukebox.
THEKRANE

THEKRANE

Scandi Noir in its most unique and luxurious form - a private, soul-enriching Danish retreat set in a former coal crane.   An immersive and multi-sensory experience that's quite unlike any other, THEKRANE is a former 1940s coal crane, now transformed into a luxury hotel suite for two people looking to get away from it all in design-led Danish style. Your stay also comes complete with…

THEKRANE's generous seating area is created from the former driver's cab!
Reefsuites

Reefsuites

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the magical Great Barrier Reef in all its glory, with a jaw-dropping stay in Australia's first underwater suites. Part of the pleasure of Reefsuites, suspended three metres below water on Australia's beautiful Hardy Reef, is the cruise you'll take through the paradise-like Whitsunday Islands to reach them. A stay worthy of the most amazing bucket list…

Giant windows showcase the Great Barrier Reef and its mesmerising wildlife.
The Fitzhead Inn Private Pub

The Fitzhead Inn Private Pub

Take over a traditional English pub with bedrooms and full kitchen facilities, charmingly set in a quiet chocolate-box Somerset village, away from the crowds. Ever wondered what it would be like to lord it in your very own pub, cheerfully pulling pints for family and friends as you host a lock-in to end all lock-ins? Well, now's your chance to experience it in full! As featured by The Daily…

Enjoy the fully operational bar, including beer pumps, spirit measures, refrigeration and plenty of glasses.
Sunray

Sunray

An authentic 19th century railway carriage, beautifully restored and reinvigorated for supreme relaxation on the unspoilt Dungeness Nature Reserve.Unique in both its construction and its location, you'll discover Sunray on the furthest shingle point of the magnificent, 468-acre Dungeness Nature Reserve, completely surrounded by unspoilt nature.Comprised of the dark wooden frame of an authentic…

The unique construction of this getaway cleverly incorporates the dark wooden frame of an authentic 19th century railway carriage.
Eaton House Studio

Eaton House Studio

An outrageously creative, completely unique ‘pink paradise' to live out those fairytale dreams, for quirky large group stays in Essex. Known for its world-famous preserves, and its close proximity to London (you can drive there in under 90 minutes), Tiptree is a quiet, rural Essex village that's also home to a uniquely magical six-bedroom mansion. Affectionately known as ‘The Pink House' -…

Eaton House Studio is chock-full of unusual features – but particularly notable are the huge waterfall painted onto the back of the house, the outrageously fun ‘fireman' bar, and the ‘fairytale grotto' garden!
The Big Idaho Potato Hotel

The Big Idaho Potato Hotel

A deliciously unique, six-ton spud-and-spa retreat for two, set in 400 acres of farmland with a friendly Jersey cow as your holiday pet! Big Idaho Potato Hotel is exactly what it says on the tin: a six-ton Russet Burbank potato, of the type that's famously grown in Idaho, transformed into a romantic rural getaway for two. Crafted from steel, plaster, and concrete, the 28-foot long tater has been…

As if living in a potato isn't unusual enough, the stay also includes a friendly Jersey cow as your holiday pet!
The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

A historic and uniquely quirky retreat, in the form of a converted plane with a hot tub, magically secluded in the Colombian forest close to Bogota.The Flying Dutchman is a vintage Fokker 27 plane, which gave many years of service to the United Nations in a former life.These days, you'll find the aircraft grounded close to Colombia's Chingaza National Natural Park, surrounded by lush greenery and…

Genuine airline seats and a full control panel enhance the 'in-flight' experience at this converted plane retreat.
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…

A 17th century underground bothy joins two enchanting showman's wagons through a ‘secret' passageway!
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,…

The unusual feature here? Your friendly four-legged stablemate!
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…

This magical retreat features an authentic flagstone floor, a whimsical potion cabinet, and a mystical dragon fireplace - perfect for budding wizards!
Wagon and the Wigwam

Wagon and the Wigwam

A lovingly crafted space for two, filled with creative touches - and a sunken hot tub - beautifully secluded in an ancient, nature-filled Hampshire village. Elevated 600 feet above sea level, and boasting a history that spans over 3,000 years, the sleepy Hampshire village of Medstead looks and feels like a rural time capsule.  Soothing green countryside is peppered with intriguing historic…

Quirky features include a sunken hot tub in a wigwam and a tree dotted with ornamental birds and soft fairy lights for a magical stay.
LV14 SULA Lightship

LV14 SULA Lightship

Enjoy a unique and scenic stay aboard a historic British Lightship, beautifully restored and enchantingly moored in the Gloucester Docks. LV14 SULA is a charmingly characterful vessel, with a wealth of fascinating tales to tell and a very unique USP - she is the only Lightship in the UK on which you can stay aboard!Described by the BBC as a "local celebrity of the Gloucester Docks", the…

The 59 Room, named after the year SULA went into service, features the ship's original wooden ladder, which leads to a restored escape hatch on the top deck!
The Osprey

The Osprey

An architect designed, off-grid Scottish family retreat with a private hot tub and kayaks, surrounded by wildlife and fresh-air activity. Expertly designed to make the most of their pure wilderness surroundings (but without unnecessary negative impact) you'll discover Loch Ken Eco Bothies in the unspoilt heart of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere.A spectacular architect…

The Osprey comes complete with its own wind turbine for a truly eco-friendly getaway.
The Bluebird Penthouse

The Bluebird Penthouse

A lovingly retro-styled 1950s caravan, complete with a unique Land Rover hot tub and spectacular panoramic views of the Taw Valley. Steeped in cosy luxury and beautiful handmade touches, The Bluebird Penthouse is quite unlike any other country retreat. Surrounded by Devonshire countryside, the 1950s Bluebird caravan is set on a friendly farm, in the elevated rural village of High…

While away the evenings in a super quirky converted Land Rover hot tub!
The Rusty Bunk

The Rusty Bunk

A gloriously rustic retreat in rural Cornwall, with complimentary cider tasting and the iconic surf town of Newquay on your doorstep. If you were going to set up the ideal quirky retreat, you couldn't choose a more perfect location than The Rusty Bunk. Not only is the rustic box van perfectly positioned on a farm that's set amongst stunning Cornish countryside, it's also on the site of The…

The Bearded Brewery is onsite, a cider bar and bottle shop... at which you'll be offered a complimentary tasting session!
The Boathouse

The Boathouse

A romantic, handcrafted retreat with glorious ‘big sky' island views, remotely nestled right on the beach in a historic Isle of Arran village. Boasting exceptional views of the huge, ever-changing Scottish skies, across the sea to the islands of Ailsa Craig and Pladda, The Boathouse is a magical retreat for two dreamily romantic souls. Lovingly designed and crafted by friendly owners Max and…

An upturned boat as a roof is sure to make for a memorable break.
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