The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Great holiday for rail enthusiasts, families, couples, dogs. Restored carriages in St Germans & Hayle + a carriage for 2, wheelchair access.
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Set amidst a lush tropical paradise, close to the Ayung River in the mystical village of Ubud, offering elegant villas and suites. Villas sleep 5.
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Cabins & Treehouses + hot tubs in forest near Winchester. Woodland views & walks. SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE UP TO 15% ON A CABIN STAY WITH HOT TUB!
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A luxurious Paris getaway in a 19th century châteaux, with striking + opulent style. Close to Paris' most famous monuments.
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An 18th century windmill on the Norfolk coast, now a bed and breakfast with lovely views.
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18th Century stone cow shed with HOT TUB located amidst the stunning mountain of Glenshee. Sleeps 2-4.
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Adult only castle hotel with boudoir bedrooms surrounded by parklands between Durham and Newcastle.
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This functioning lighthouse, dating back to 1815, offers accommodation and views along the stunning coastline around Stranraer.
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Rural cottage with hot tub and stunning views at Glenshee. Sleeps 2-4, enclosed garden for children + dogs.
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Modern woodland cabins, all with hot tubs in Snowdonia National Park. 2-6 guests or groups. Quote QUIRKY5 for 5% discount on stays taken by 31/12/19.
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Romantic boutique hotel plus special rooms with lake access + hot tubs - in the stunning scenery of the Lake District. 2 nt min stay on a weekend.
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Cabins with great views and hot tubs in Ardgartan + Callander. Quote QUIRKY5 for 5% off stays taken by 31/12/19.
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Travel around in unique + themed campervans. Picks ups from Cornwall, Bristol, London, Wales, Norfolk & the North West. Sleep 2-6.
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Tin Mine! Count House & Smithy now riverside retreats for 2 + dogs near Calstock. Log fires, views, wildlife, ruins, peace. Min 2 night stay.
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Treehouse for 2 with coastal views + luxury eco-pods good for families. On farmland close to beaches in Bude.
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By the North York Moors National Park, idyllic cabins & hot tubs set beneath the trees. SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE UP TO 15% ON A CABIN STAY WITH HOT TUB!
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Cabins + treehouses set in woodland with magnificent rivers & outdoor activities. SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE UP TO 15% ON A CABIN WITH HOT TUB STAY!
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Idyllic cabins + hot tubs set by a millpond. Towering pines, stunning views, activities. SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE UP TO 15% ON A CABIN WITH HOT TUB STAY!
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Award-winning luxury castle hotel in Masham with spa, set withing 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens.
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Idyllic cabins & treehouses for 2-10 people in Sherwood Forest. SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE UP TO 15% ON A CABIN STAY WITH HOT TUB!
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Enchanting cabins + treehouses, 2-10 guests. Hot tubs, riverside views + forest walks. SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE UP TO 15% ON A CABIN STAY WITH HOT TUB!
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Luxury log cabins, glamping pods and a spectacular yurt near Burnham-on-Sea. Enjoy the HOT TUB and adventure activities on site.
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A historic windmill museum, bakery, tearooms and gift shops. Stay in shepherd's huts, a cottage or camp. Open April - September.
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France's national leader in unusual stays invites you to discover unique accommodation and plenty of activities.
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A trendy Bankside hotel with technology, 24 hour canteenM and attentive staff. Great prices for London!
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Eco friendly site near Bakewell that offers a gypsy caravan, glamping pods and luxury cabins! Sauna & Hot tub hire available!
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Described as the best and tallest hotel in the world, this striking building is set on the coastline of Dubai and shaped like a sail.
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A 5 star luxury hotel with stunning pools and gardens inspired by Bali. The Thai Spa offers a range of treatments.
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A deluxe self-catering boat stay in the heart of Edinburgh, for 6+2. 2 night min stay on a weekend and peak times.
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Enjoy the HOT TUB + sauna at this luxury log cabin near Whitstable + Druidstone Wildlife Park. Sleeps 2-6, ADULTS ONLY.
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Glamping site on the Chatsworth Estate offers camping plus NEW TIMBER PODS + BELL TENTS with private hot tubs.
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Relax at this adult only quality manor and spa, with a la carte restaurant, in the picturesque Cotswolds town of Malmesbury
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Two luxury 5 star, dog-friendly cottages for 6 - each with hot tub - in unbeatable lakeside location, in the Lake District.
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Stylish B&B accommodation in a picturesque windmill by the river in Rye.
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By the North York Moors National Park, idyllic cabins & hot tubs set beneath the trees. SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE UP TO 15% ON A CABIN STAY WITH HOT TUB!
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Victorian railway carriage hidden in a homely chalet bungalow, sleeping up to 8, near quiet beach beside The Wash, NW Norfolk
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Holiday Village on the edge of the New Forest offers pods, tents, lodges and quirky caravans - dogs welcome. 2 night min stay.
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3 luxurious eco-huts for 2 adults and a rustic hut hostel for up to 8 guests in the Cairngorms Nat.Park. SAUNA & HOT TUB.
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Picturesque mid Wales getaway, couples or families. Each luxury lodge sleeps 2-6 and has a HOT TUB from where you can enjoy the views.
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Luxury cottage for 8 near Sudbury with private pool + hot tub + plenty of family entertainment. Bring your dog too!
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A luxury hotel at the edge of Neptune marina that boasts chic art and style around every corner
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Ensuite luxury canvas cottages set in a secluded wooded area in Dundas Castle Estate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Edinburgh. Min 2 nt stay
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A quaint apple shed, converted for romantic stays for 2, set in a small private meadow. A short walk to the village of Bethersden. Min 2 night stay.
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A castle hotel with rich history set amidst parkland in the North Wales countryside, close to Chester
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Eclectic + quirky decor in former pub in Axbridge, near Cheddar. Sleeps 11+. Cocktail bar + vintage cinema. WHOLE HOUSE RENTAL ONLY.
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Baronial castle hotel just 10 minutes from Edinburgh.
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15th century property with pool, gym & restaurant. Adults only. No pets. Near Kettering
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Built in 1850 during the reign of Edward III, this medieval fortified castle in Northumberland offers a tranquil stay.
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Large modern house with private indoor pool, gym and 14 acre garden sleeps 10 people near Southampton.
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A stylish 5 star concept hotel in East London, located right next to the Liverpool Street Station
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Gorgeous glamping in yurts, cabins, stable + bunkhouse. Venue hire for large groups of 20-120 guests / individual midweek bookings possible.
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Wooden lodges with hot tubs close to Kielder Water in Falstone sleep 6 people. Min 3/4 night stay with Monday/Friday arrivals
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Luxurious state of the art home with indoor pool sleeps 20 people near Lulworth. 2/4 min night stay with Mon/Fri/Sat arrivals.
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Individually styled hotel rooms and a lively location in the centre of Manchester offers ADULT ONLY accommodation.
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Contemporary treehouses in a secluded woodland setting for up to 4. Set in the south of France with plenty of activities near by.
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Adult only Art-deco luxurious themed hotel, situated in the heart of Manchester
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Charming town house in the Cotswolds dating back to 1535 with individually styled rooms + a fantastic restaurant in Tetbury.
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Rural site offering lodges sleeping 12 and wooden pods sleeping up to 4 near Aviemore. Great for an active holiday.
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A castle which mixes the traditional with bold colours + quirky touches. Between the Lake District + the Yorkshire Dales.
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Luxurious and sustainable hotel just a few minutes walk from Bournemouth beach and the town centre.
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Lakeside quality hotel at beautiful Ballina with waterside hot tubs.
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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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Restored abbey offering rooms with historical features in Binley. Set in 500 acres of garden. A treat
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Ground floor apartment within historic Waren Mill, set on the Heritage coastline near Bamburgh. Sleeps 5 + dog.
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A charming house for 8 right on the River Dee in the historic town of Kirkcudbright with views + lovely beaches nearby.
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Authentic historic windmill on the pretty island of Adamas, close to the port and a short walk to the beach. Sleeps two.
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A unique farmstay motel, in the Waikato area of the North Island, you can stay in a plane, boat, train or Hobbit rooms. Sleeps up to 6 people!
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A luxurious hotel with 34 individually designed bedrooms, a grill restaurant, and a stunning Georgian Ballroom
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A 4 star hotel with pool, rooms and apartment built into the rock, in the Loire.
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Hand-crafted lodge with rustic charm offers a perfect rural retreat for up to 4 people with views over Snowdonia. Pub 2 minute walk away.
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Igloo style accommodation with glass roof in Rovaniemi. Enjoy the views + the Northern Lights from the comfort of your cosy bed.
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Three wooden pods sleeping 4-5 people plus a BBQ hut on a farm in Otterburn. Children welcome. No pets
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Unique spaceship style property with hot tub, enclosed garden and stunning views sleeps 7 near Loch Leven. 2 dogs welcome.
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Bohemian style boutique hotel just 5 minutes walk from the sea in Bournemouth.
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Beatles themed hotel. A perfect base for exploring Liverpool.
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A quality former Georgian Vicarage adjoining the Christchurch Priory. Beaches nearby. Space for up to 15 guests.
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B&B in the Clifden harbour with 14 individually designed rooms all with original features and antique flair
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A 17th century hotel with rooms uniquely decorated by local and British artists, set just off the sea front of Penzance
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Magnificent Gaelic castle with a tower amidst striking scenery. Located by Lough Eske near Donegal.
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A cheery hostel in central Cardiff, close to the shops, stadium, nightlife and buzz of the city
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Self-catering accommodation in the old stationmaster's house near Inverness. Weekly stays for up to 8 guests. 3 night minimum stay.
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Stylishly furnished desert tents or a revolving cabin are options at this well-equipped campsite in Dordogne. Sleeps up to 6. Open April-September.
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Victorian Manor House with large grounds on the edge of Snowdonia near Bala offers double rooms and restaurant
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Château with river views and hidden garden artwork in Châteaubernard. Restaurant, outdoor pool, spa and turkish baths on site. Children and dogs welcome.
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The naturist vacation village of Chiappa is in Corsica, 15 minutes from Porto Vecchio + offers a great range of activities. 5 night min stay.
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Private villas with seaviews and private pools, near Lixouri. Sleep 2-6 people.
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Modern designed flat within a Grade II listed property just metres from the beach at Margate. Sleeps up to 6 + 2 babies.
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A former church converted into B&B - close to the Grampian Highlands & the sea at the Moray Firth in midst Malt Whisky Country.
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Family-friendly all-bunk luxury hostel in Elephant & Castle, London, with funky decor
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A colourful independent hostel sleeping a total of 18 in ideal location for exploring the Outer Hebrides.
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Boutique hotel near Oxford Street with private art collection and quirky decor offers a Michelin Star Restaurant and central garden courtyard
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Luxurious property with views over the Firth of Forth sleeps 10 near Edinburgh.
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A stationary boat hotel, with city or sea views from the rooms, on the IJ river close to the centre of Amsterdam.
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This eco-friendly B&B near Snowdonia runs completely on renewable energy. Wheelchair access, dog friendly, sauna.
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10 Safari tents raised above the trees in the Savegre River Nature Reserve. Specialises in custom white water rafting, horse riding + hiking trips.
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A viking themed hotel close to Reykjavik. With on-site bar, restaurant, sauna, hot tub + more. Relax and take in some lovely views. Cottages sleep 5!
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A small stylish hotel offering individually designed rooms, street kitchen restaurant + cocktail bar in Pimlico
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Bold graphics and unique rooms. A hip 5 star design hotel with a difference in fashionable Shoreditch
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A 4 star Beatles themed hotel with restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Liverpool's Cavern Quarter
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A grand 18th century Irish castle, with luxury rooms, a fine dining restaurant and a spa. Located near Sligo.
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Historic country house with pool, spa and gym offers luxury rooms with views over the River Thames from its location in Marlow
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A friendly and lively hostel in Dublin with lots of character from its wine store past. in an excellent location, with a games room + sauna.
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A converted railway carriage is now a holiday apartment for 4 found in the rural outskirts of Murcia. 2 night min stay.
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Art Deco hotel close to Charing Cross tube station offers a central location for exploring London
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Hotel in great location by Gare du Nord in Paris. Wellness centre with spa and hammam. Breakfast and snack bar available. Children welcome.
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4 star luxury hotel in Fuengirola with excellent facilities including a rooftop infinity pool, spa + more. Lots of facilities. Rooms for 2-4 people.
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Eco-friendly farm south of Bristol offering rustic accommodation, educational visits, workshops + venues for events. Barns for group of 16 or arcs for 4.
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Perfect for those seeking peace, tranquility and books! Located close to Chester, this library/B&B is a must for the bookworm.
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Rural lodging in cave houses with swimming pool in Andalucia, with stunning views and walkable to the town/market of Baza. Caves sleep 2-8 people.
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15th century celtic castle, sleeps 10, plus with 19th century converted coach house sleeps up to 25. Ideal for group events. In Quin
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18th Century townhouse opposite Tewkesbury Abbey with 8 rooms
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A small hotel overlooking the lighthouse and cliff edge of Finisterre - the western most point of Spain.
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A luxury rainforest retreat with self-catering treehouse apartments, in the Cairns Highlands. Two night min stay. Home to a large array of wildlife.
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A modern, floating hotel built by the island of Klädesholmenon on the beautiful Swedish west coast.
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Quirky pods perfect for stargazing with a loved one half hour from Toledo
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Something completely different in Berlin - a factory which houses hotel rooms, caravans and cabins in a welcoming creative den.
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A colourful hostel both in atmosphere and decor, centrally located in Barcelona. With rooms for 2-6 people as well as dorms + apartments.
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A circus themed design hotel in Vienna's Museums Quartier. On site restaurant and spa. Rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city.
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Renovated self-catering cottages - a former bee house and circus caravan in the Mecsek mountains. 7 night minimum stay.
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Resort with saunas, hot tubs and views of the Northern Lights offers varying accommodations in Apukka.
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Luxurious hotel and spa located in the historical area of Hvar with pool, terrace and skybar with great views of the city.
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Luxury hotel within the historic walls of Carcassonne offers swimming pool and fine dining. Children and dogs welcome.
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Lakeside location offers traditional cabins and rooms near Montpelier sleeping 2-4 people.
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An enchanting paradise cove with amazing sea-life. With a selection of rooms, the overwater cottage on stilts is a must.
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A well-placed hotel for car enthusiasts, in Stuttgart, offering themed rooms with beds made from vintage vehicles.
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Bring out your inner Indian + stay in this wonderful tipi for up to 8 people. Or in a bunkhouse for up to 20
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Charming hotel with interesting Moorish features centrally located, next to the Seville Cathedral and the Real Alcázar Park.
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An 18th century castle with stylish suites in the heart of the Oesling region. Gourmet French cuisine, outdoor pool + a wellness centre.
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Housed in an old biscuit factory in downtown Reykjavik, this funky vintage hostel offers dorms and private rooms.
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Beach front hotel in Caldoyne offering many activities. With a contemporary rustic decor, this hotel brings the outside in.
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An eco hotel with spa on a beautiful Costa Brava beach near Girona.
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A Berlin hotel: stylish, good value and in the heart of it all.
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A historic hotel in the heart of Prague which includes what was once a 13th century monastery. 2 nt min stay at weekends.
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Choose rooms with Japanese art, street or cartoon art and more at this lively Athens hotel
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16th century college building set on the coast in Genoa. Close to Genoa Cathedral, Pallazo Ducale, Genoa aquarium, Teatro Carlo Felice + the airport.
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This sophisticated historical residence by the sea is set around a stunning courtyard. Enjoy great views + relax at the poolside bar.
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A chic quayside design hotel in Bordeaux.
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Stylish 4 star boutique hotel set in a 20th century mansion, located in the centre of Bruges. Dog's welcome.
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Five unusual glamping options set on a farm in Kaikoura with plenty of free-range roaming animals + llama treks. Cottage for up to 9 people!
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Rustic glamping in rural France, stay in a unique Mongolian yurt, perfect for a family adventure that takes you back to nature. Sleeps 2-4.
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A hotel and spa on the beachfront in southwest France’s Basque country with a michelin-star restaurant overlooking the bay.
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Overwater bungalows + private villas set on either the beach or secluded within tropical greenery, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Villas for up to 8 people!
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Historic boutique hotel in the Ciutat Vella area of Valencia. Great base for exploring the city
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Rural retreat for 2 in an open plan lodge that has a large south facing garden near Callington. No children or pets. Min 7 night stay.