The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay

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YOU, the valued visitors to, will be able to select your favourite property from a selection of our most popular unusual accommodations and influence who will be crowned The No.1 Quirky Accom on

Simply take a good look at the 10 contestants and select the one that most appeals to you. Sign up with your email address and you will be included in the Competition draw on the Thursday 23 January. If you are the lucky winner you then get to choose which of the top finalist properties you would like to stay at. 

The prize for the lucky winner is a £600 holiday voucher to be exchanged for a stay at one of the 10 most popular places on QuirkyAccom.

Find out more about The Top 10 below lower down the page and be sure to click on the links to see more photos and information! Full terms and conditions can be seen at the bottom of the page. 

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So the run up to Christmas has well and truly started but as we all know, Christmas can be a stressful affair, even if it is the most wonderful time of the year! 

By the time we have to deal with organising presents, seeing family and friends as well as cooking the all important Christmas lunch, it sometimes seems that all the pressure of having a great day can actually mean that we end up feeling exhausted before the day has even started! 

So this year here at Quirky we wanted to share some words of wisdom on how to survive Christmas.  Let us know which ones are your favourite or if you have any tips that we can share on our social media pages!

West Lexham invite you to join them and  discover the incredible grounds that surround 6 magical treehouses on a private Norfolk Estate! 

Whether you’re retreating into the trees on a romantic nature  break or climbing into the canopy on a grand family  adventure, West Lexham is sure to delight and excite.

Let Rose tell you about it what makes a stay here unique.

image 1Never one to shy away from an adventure or a fundraiser, I was especially keen to join a Seeability challenge (formerly Royal School of the Blind) when they approached me. Although we have made donations to various charities already, and been approached by many more, this opportunity stood out as we would be guiding visually impaired people to the top of a mountain. Usually I get involved just from behind my desk, this would be far more interesting.

And so it proved to be!

I managed to rope in my colleague Liz to join me and we took weekly hikes up local mountains to prepare for our attempt to climb Mount Toubkal in Morocco at 4167m - the highest mountain in North Africa no less. There was altitude to factor in and then there was the guiding of the VIs (visually impaired) over boulders, loose rocks and icy streams. That seemed like it would be an impossible task - but that is before I met these people!

IMG 2729 1 minQA Review of THE SECRET CAMPSITE in E. Sussex

by Jess Twitchin, founder of

Bunny rabbits bounce across a wild grassy meadow with camp corners trimmed into it in a wonderfully non-regimented way. We wheelbarrowed our logs, cooking provisions, sleeping bags and few possessions over the bridge, through the campsite... drawn by a round ball high in a tree. I felt a ripple of excitement at the thought of spending the night there.

At the foot of Tree Tent we took to the wooden stairway keen to see inside. Our suspended nest had been cleverly designed with beds for 3 that unfold like petals, with comfy mattresses, around a central pole. Views from the 'windows' showcased our place amongst the branches.