The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £81/night
Modern cottage with hot tub and terrace area sleeps 2 in the pretty village of White Colne. 2 night minimum stay. No pets.
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Prices from £100/night
Stylish, modern houseboat on Mersea Island near Colchester, with views of beach and Blackwater Estuary sleeps 2 people.
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Prices from £500/night
Authentic WWII barge luxuriously renovated sleeps 12-14 guests, with hot tub, near Walton on the Naze. WHOLE BOAT RENTAL ONLY.
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Prices from £70/night
Glamping site 45 mins from London w/ stunning waterside log cabin + hot tub, luxury bell tents + hot tub + a converted grain silo. Event organisers.
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Oriental style yurt with private hot tub and lakeside location sleeps 2 near Chelmsford. 2 night minimum stay. No children or pets.
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Two award-winning, self-catering luxury shepherds huts for couples, set on a farm near Brightlingsea.
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Stylish seaside retreat with spa treatments and restaurant right next to the beach at Southend-on-sea
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Luxury yurt with private hot tub, kitchen hut + large bathroom sleeps up to 5 in Hatfield in a lakeside location. No children or pets. 2 nt min stay.
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Rural rustic house with views over the creek offers a relaxing getaway for up to 6 people near Clacton-on-Sea. 2 night minimum stay. Children welcome.
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Historic Grade 2 hotel looking out on the estuary in Southend. Restored to keep its original charm, with quirky touches and a modern design
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Prices from £155/night
Stunning barn conversion in Coggeshall sleeps 4. Countryside location with lots to visit nearby. 3 nt min stay. No pets.