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Save Our Summer! Twenty Host Unusual getaways with August 2020 availability

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Published 17/06/2020 Save Our Summer! Twenty Host Unusual getaways with August 2020 availability


If you've had to cancel your overseas holiday this year but think it's too late to book a fantastic getaway here in the UK, think again!

Here at Host Unusual we're coming to your rescue, with a selection of twenty eclectic stays that will save your summer.

From secluded treehouses to quirky hobbit homes, regal castles to converted carriages, each of these tempting retreats currently shows availability in August. Summer is saved!

Main image: The Forgotten Corner | Cornwall
Author: Dawn Crawford @HostUnusual

Fog Signal Building

Fog Signal Building

A romantically unspoilt building steeped in historic charm, set on the wildly windswept Dungeness coast. It isn't hard to see why Fog Signal Building has featured in Kent Life as the perfect setting for a ‘mini-moon'. Infused with all the refreshing sights and sounds of the sea and with direct access to the coast, your romantic location is the unique, windswept shingle beach of Dungeness,…

Siren

Siren

Siren is one of four refurbished former lighthouse keepers' cottages at Bull Point Lighthouse, discovered by the charming North Devon village of Mortehoe - a former base for smugglers! This stylish ground-level cottage is ideal for families, with three bedrooms (two doubles and a single) and a large bathroom.  Spectacular views are the order of the day here, and wherever you're in or…

Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills

Rolling Hills are two aptly-named roundhouses nestled within expansive Shropshire greenery, close to the beautiful town of Bishop's Castle. There is surely no setting more lovely than acres of quintessential English countryside, completely undisturbed by noise and light pollution. Rolling Hills, a secluded duo of quirky roundhouses that sleep up to eight people in perfect rural…

The Showman's Wagon

The Showman's Wagon

Relax in a stylish Showman's Wagon infused with all the fun of the fair, beautifully set in a woodland location in rural Wales. Ideal for a refreshingly rural romantic break for two, the Showman's Wagon is a stylishly renovated 1950s travelling van taken straight from the fairground! Nestled in a stunning woodland location that overlooks the Mawddach Estuary in the glorious Snowdonia…

Florence Springs Hobbit House

Florence Springs Hobbit House

A quirky, TV-featured grass-roofed hobbit house with beautiful countryside views of Pembrokeshire. Featured on ITV Wales' ‘Coast and Country' and located on an award-winning glamping site, the Florence Springs Hobbit House is your refreshing gateway to life in the Great Outdoors.   Set in rural Pembrokeshire and just three miles from the coast, this is natural luxury at its…

Stow-on-the-Wold Spa

Stow-on-the-Wold Spa

Rural grandeur and intrigue awaits, in a deluxe Grade II-listed spa nestled in a row of Cotswold stone cottages. You'll find Stow-on-the-Wold Spa in Lower Swell, a quintessential Cotswold village that's an easy gateway to many beautiful rural towns. Sleeping up to four people in stylish opulence, ‘England's smallest spa' is guaranteed to captivate you from the moment you arrive.…

Aberaeron Hobbit

Aberaeron Hobbit

Meander in the slow lane for a while, with a stay in a charming hobbit house in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Located a short drive from the glittering Cardigan Bay, and boasting some of the best rural views you'll see, a stay at Aberaeron Hobbit is set to make Bilbo Baggins very jealous indeed! Imaginatively converted from an old farm building, the studio-style house is light,…

Castle Hideaway

Castle Hideaway

Lord over an entire wing in a history-steeped Scottish castle, for a large group holiday with truly regal wow-factor. Presenting timeless elegance on a seriously impressive scale, a stay at Castle Hideaway allows you and fifteen of your favourite people to stay in a private wing of a beautiful castle, on a vast estate close to the Ayrshire coast. Steeped in history, the castle has…

Suffolk Skytower

Suffolk Skytower

An awe-inspiring 80ft landmark tower ideal for large group celebrations, with panoramic rural views of the Shotley Peninsula. Let's face it: if you're gathering a group together to celebrate something special, you'll have to find a place that's worthy of the effort! Sleeping up to 18 people, and beautifully positioned between the rivers Orwell and Stour on the Shotley Peninsula, The Suffolk…

The Tides

The Tides

Take your family on a traditional seaside holiday, to a stunning coastal cottage set directly on Winchelsea beach. Winchelsea beach has often been referred to as one of the best-kept secrets on the Sussex coast - a luxuriously long stretch of shoreline that's virtually free of summertime tourist bustle.  Close to the towns of Rye and Hastings, and with yet more beaches to lay your…

Huntingford Chapel

Huntingford Chapel

An immaculate, TV-featured Dorset chapel steeped in history, privately secluded in a beautiful rural village.  It isn't hard to see why Huntingford Chapel has attracted so much media attention.  Featured on TV's Homes Under the Hammer and in the pages of Dorset Life magazine, this history-steeped building has pristine character that's all of its own. Originally built in 1867,…

The Forgotten Corner

The Forgotten Corner

Step into an opulent chalet that boasts unspoilt Cornish coastal scenery, blissful seclusion, and luxurious surroundings.The ultimate in romantic seaside breaks, The Forgotten Corner looks directly out over some of the best sea views you'll ever feast your eyes upon...completely uninterrupted, and stretching out from Rame Head to Falmouth.You'll even have a secluded stretch of beach to enjoy,…

Oyster

Oyster

A dreamily romantic, grown-ups-only glamping boat, moored in South Devon's idyllic Salcombe-Kingsbridge Estuary.A lovingly restored Dutch boat that rises with the flowing tide, you'll find Oyster beautifully moored in the Salcombe-Kingsbridge Estuary, a South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  As a pet-free, grown-ups-only haven, Oyster is the perfect excuse to take off by yourselves…

Ettie's Airstream

Ettie's Airstream

Unleash your carefree traveller's spirit, in a gleaming trailer that's styled for a laid-back couples' break in rural Warwickshire.It'll be easy to imagine you've pitched up on a cool festival site when you arrive at Ettie's Airstream, secluded on a Warwickshire estate glamping site with a distinctly bohemian feel.There are no end of quirky, comfy communal hangout spaces here, plus a self-service…

Chateau Wartle

Chateau Wartle

An historic and spectacular setting for grand group breaks, sumptuously secluded on a private estate in Aberdeenshire.Originally a breathtaking 12th century castle, Chateau Wartle is fairytale grandeur personified.Sleeping up to fourteen guests, this five-star holiday home is drenched in style and luxury, striking a perfect balance between traditional and modern.  Secluded on a private…

Blossom Plantation Pods

Blossom Plantation Pods

Experience grown-up glamping from the comfort of a deluxe lakeside pod for two, nestled in Northumberland countryside.Equipped with a wood-fired hot tub and soothing lakeside views, your Plantation Pod features everything you'll need for a relaxing escape by the incredible North East coastline.Strictly for adults only - giving you a great excuse to leave the kids at home! -  you'll discover…

Heamoor Treehouse

Heamoor Treehouse

A light-filled artist's studio sumptuously converted into a romantic bolthole for two, just 10 minutes from Penzance.With its wraparound balcony showcasing five fresh acres of green gardens, Heamoor Treehouse is just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.Set on the friendly Orchard Flower Farm, the treehouse was once an artist's studio (the space is lovingly decorated with some of the…

Ty'r Onnen Treehouse

Ty'r Onnen Treehouse

A gorgeously grown-up, off-grid bolthole for two, romantically secluded amongst enchanting Ceredigion countryside.Meaning "house of Ash" in native Welsh, Ty'r Onnen is a ridiculously romantic off-grid treehouse that has been featured in an array of prestigious publications, such as The Times' Romantic Boltholes, and Countryfile Magazine's Romantic Places to Stay.It's easy to see why.  The…

Celestial Skies

Celestial Skies

An elegant Victorian railway carriage blissfully secluded in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with ‘dark sky' stargazing right from your bed.With a gorgeously glazed roof positioned right over your bed, you can keep an eye on the stars and the sunrise alike from your Celestial Skies carriage-for-two.Nestled in a secluded farm orchard within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the views really are…

Louper Weir Boat House

Louper Weir Boat House

Louper Weir Boat House is a stylish, design-led bolthole for two, complete with private hot tub and spectacular views of Lake Windermere.Boasting prime position on the edge of the Lake District's beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere - in an area known locally as ‘Millionaire's Mile', no less! - this stunning boat house is ideal if you're going all out to impress your loved one.With its stylish,…

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