The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Unique and cleverly converted 1950s caravan with roof garden (sleeps 2-4) and cosy bell tent (for up to 5) in ideal location in the Severne Vale.
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A Double Decker bus, eco-pod, yurts, gypsy caravan or a house for 19. One hot tub on site + views. Good for couples, families, workshops & weddings.
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Beautifully restored original Shepherd's Hut, Roan Horsebox + Showman's Wagon in Stone-In-Oxney. Each place secluded, private, romantic for 2.
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If looking to get away within the next 3 weeks here are some great quirky places that could work for you.
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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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Find 3 train carriages that each sleep 6 at Allerston - on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.
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A luxury floating hotel offers quality cabin rooms and suites in central London, Docklands.
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Luxuriously refurbished railway carriage accommodation in Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
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Refurbished shabby chic fishing boat, first constructed in 1965, providing romantic retreat for 2. Moored at Brixham Marina.
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Unique railway carriage accommodation set in a working steam railway station nestled at Northiam. Sleeps up to 6.
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Wildlife conservation charity has luxury safari lodge tents + hot tub, a 2-storey tent, Gypsy's Rest & Hobbit Box nr Woodbridge & the Suffolk Coast.
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Small secluded glamping site offering a range of unusual accom including a Helicopter, shepherd's huts, VW Campervans and wooden shack.
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Classic 6-berth yacht near Hampton Court Palace with all the mod cons. Skippered boating holidays + cruises can also be arranged.
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Choose an exciting alternative holiday in this luxurious railway carriage for 4 near Williton - with private hot tub.
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Travel by horse-drawn gypsy caravan by day, sleep in it by night. Slow down, Lake District views. Closed in winter.
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Site in the Cambrian mountains with good value glamping and rail carriages holidays, 200 yards from River Wye. Adult only.
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Stylish, modern houseboat on Mersea Island near Colchester, with views of beach and Blackwater Estuary sleeps 2 people.
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Beautiful vintage railway carriage for 2+2, located in the heart of the countryside at Eardisley, not far from Hay on Wye.
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5 star accommodation on a yacht in Gibraltar with casino, gym, spa, infinity pool and more. Rooms sleep 2-4 people.
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2 gypsy bowtop wagons nestled in separate meadows with additional vintage caravans. Each sleeps up to 5. Near Glastonbury.
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A renovated carriage for 2 with hot tub. Located in Akeld, near Wooler and the Scottish borders.
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Selection of beautiful and quirky city centre houseboats in Amsterdam. Book as a couple, family or group.
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Gorgeous glamping on Walcot Hall Estate - yurts, showman's caravans, fire truck, shepherd's hut & gypsy caravan sleeping 2-4 nr Bishop's Castle.
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Authentic WWII barge luxuriously renovated sleeps 12-14 guests, with hot tub, near Walton on the Naze.
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This luxury yacht offers overnight stays for up to 10 guests and is ideally situated opposite the O2 arena. EXCLUSIVE HIRE ONLY.
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Converted TOAD Brake Van and Ammunition Wagon stay at Northiam with views over the working steam railway station.
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Unique and funky jungle themed static camper van with private garden area, hot tub and bathroom sleeps 2 adults in Kent.
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Sleep in the cockpit or other part of a Jumbo Jet near to Stockholm's Arlanda airport. Stay in a dorm or private room. Free airport bus transfer.
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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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First Class!! 3 railway carriages & former loading bay with Hot Tub, set in pretty rural setting, near The City of York.
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Truly unique glamping site nestled in the South Downs close to Brighton. Not just treehouses, but helicopter, bus + more. NEW fire engine stay!
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A 70's jetplane, a futuristic UFO and other glamping options for unique stays near Tenby. Properties for 2-5 guests.
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Refurbished 4-star Railway Carriage and fully converted Victorian Station retaining many original features.
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Original Pullman carriages converted into en-suite rooms & restaurant alongside Yorkshire's East Coast Main Line near York. No pets.
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Red London bus with Agatha Christie theme - a quirky stay with access to hot tub for guests. Sleeps up to 5 guests, near Hartland.
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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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Stay on a 60ft classic Motor Yacht in the Southampton Marina. Book 1 or 2 ensuite bedrooms, so boat stay for 2-4 guest. Hot tub on board.
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A sophisticated self-catering American Airstream for 2, in a pretty garden near Dartmouth and the River Dart - with private HOT TUB.
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Showman's Wagons and a Victorian Railway Carriage near Bures within a wildlife and wildflower reserve. Look out for badgers here.
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Converted railway carriage with a large garden sleeps 6 people in a rural location near Castle Douglas
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Train carriage accommodation, with or without meals, at Bere Ferrers Station. Visitor centre for rail enthusiasts
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Stay in a cosy traditional gypsy caravan B&B surrounded by stunning Lake District scenery close to Lake Windermere.
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2 hobbits, a train carriage and Harvest Hut on rural farmland with coastal views near Fraserburgh. A unique award-winning loo too.
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Stay in colonial splendour in a restored Edwardian Pullman carriage or the former Station, set in the heart of The South Downs.
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Two converted train carriages and a Showman's Wagon for stays beside a working train station in the NE Scottish Highlands
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Custom built gypsy caravan + Woodland Shepherd hut near Towcester. Enjoy nature and a herd of llamas as neighbours. Dogs welcome.
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3 converted buses in a country setting near Shrewsbury. They sleep up to 5/6 and each has an outdoor HOT TUB.
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Stay in Explorer's Carriage, a glamping wagon in the beautiful county of Dorset. A perfect getaway, sleeps 4. 2 night min stay
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2 railway carriages sleeping up to 5 people near Stowmarket. Family friendly with pool + hot tub access at owners property. 2 nt min stay.
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A self-catering 1955 airstream caravan in Norfolk in pretty garden setting. Good for a couple but 1 child and dog could also stay.
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Shropshire glamping holiday in a genuine 1920's Circus Ringmaster's Wagon. 2 night minimum stay. Closed in Winter.
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Take a journey through rail travel at the museum and spend the night in a train sleeping car in the Scottish Highlands. Closed in winter
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A vintage, converted showman’s carriage with views across to Bodiam Castle. Fabulously quirky - a romantic hideaway for 2
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2 Victorian Railway Carriages with space for 3/4 guests each, near the village of Wisbech St Mary.
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An impressive 1894 showman’s carriage for 2, set in the Sussex countryside overlooking Bodiam Castle. May not be open November - March due to weather.
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Original refurbished railway carriages and a station house near Stowmarket. Seasonal use of pool and hot tub nearby. 2 night min stay. Dogs welcome.
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A 1978 ex-truck body offering unusual self-catering accommodation for 2 guests near Wymondham. Minimum 2 night stay.
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Stay in an authentic Romani Vardo for 2 with shepherds hut bathroom + kitchen facilities plus hot tub! Based near Wishbech. 2 night minimum stay.
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Retro styled airstream vans for holiday rentals on farmland in Saxmundham.
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Unique, well-equipped, completely off grid horsebox for 2 in idyllic location near the Mourne Mountains.
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An authentic gypsy wagon for 2 with the Forest of Dean on your doorstep. Up to 6 can stay if including The Apple Orchard, a self contained apartment.
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Luxury Shipping Containers each sleep 2 adults only and offer en-suite facilities and a private terrace, close to Inverness Castle.
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Unique former fire truck with fireman's pole and SAUNA sleeps 4 near Keswick.
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Truly delightful wagon with nostalgic character in a quiet meadow not far from Lyme Regis. Sleeps 2 (+ 1 child). 2 night min stay.
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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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Fancy going back in time? 4 WWII restored army trailers for couples or groups of up to 10. On farmland in Banbury.
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A converted horse lorry (sleeps 2) and 2 off-grid log cabins (sleep 4) at the edge of Pembrokeshire National Coast Park.
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A fun retro-styled converted horse box for stays in Chiddingfold or at your own location nearby. Sleeps 2-4.
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Quirky luxury cottages within nature at Morris - sleep in a treehouse or helicopter...HOT TUBS too
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A recycled and eclectic lorry convertion for 2 on a low budget, near St Davids.
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A converted train carriage sleeping 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children on an organic farm near Tregaron. Minimum 2 night stay. No pets
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Traditional gypsy wagon East of Wrexham. Enjoy private land and views on your romantic getaway. 2 night minimum stay.
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Converted luxury tram and train apartments on a farm in the village of Hoogwoud in North Holland
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Renovated Airstreams sleeping from 2 - 6 people in a rural location in Ashey.
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Custom built cabin within the Pembrokeshire National Park gives you an off grid experience in the heart of nature. Min 2 night
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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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Original and comfortable gypsy wagons in a peaceful and beautiful spot near Carmarthen. 2 x wagons sleeping 2-4..
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A historic paddle steamer, moored in a scenic spot by the city of Budapest, offers 4 star accommodation.
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This barge turned hotel in Brugge offers 22 cabins, most with views of the canal. Breakfast included.
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Glamping in a railway carriage in a lovely rural location near Ilminster in South Somerset. Mongolian yurts and tipis also onsite.
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Holly Farm Holidays, Yurt, Railway Carriage and Rustic Cabin offer glamping at its best in South Somerset. Minimum 2 night stay.
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Find 4 unique, restored Shepherd's Huts, each sleeping 2-4, on a small family-run farm in countryside outside Watford.
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Wonderfully quirky apartments in Paris - sleep in a Citroen 2CV or on The Moon.
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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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Stunning ocean liner anchored in Long Beach offers luxury accommodation and a Princess Diana exhibition.
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A luxury mobile home designed for 4 in comfort. Great for exploring the great outdoors or to visit festivals in style.
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Try something new! An alternative getaway for 2 in a Converted Lynx Helicopter near Skegness.
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Luxuriously furnished rooms in former train carriages overlooking the river at Fairbanks, Alaska. Adults only.
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Traditional gypsy bow top caravan and nautically themed caravan in a quiet park close to the the coastline at Hartland.
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Authentic American vintage retro caravans for B&B near Carcassonne. Or farmhouse for 6-8. Also hot tub with views of the Pyrenees
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A unique camping experience: a tent in the trees or roulette in a riverside rural location close to Fribourg
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Have a unique and relaxing holiday in vintage railway carriages in Tatamagouche. Dog's welcome.
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Moored at the pier in the centre of Rijeka, Botel Marina offers a range of modern rooms alongside their on site restaurant.
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A Shepherd's Hut + Gypsy Caravan, each sleeping 4, in the pretty Teifi Valley. Short drive from Cardigan Bay coastline.
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Enjoy bush life at Undara where there are lava tubes to explore. Stay in railway carriages, pioneer huts or furnished swag tents.
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Cabins, carriages and glamping options, inland from Alicante, with a restaurant and a pool
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These vintage cabooses on the shore of Clear Lake with jacuzzi in every room are ideal for a unique couple's getaway
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Sleep on a yacht or motor boat at the harbour in Boston. Guests have access to an outdoor pool
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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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In rainforest overlooking the beaches of Manuel Antonia National Park, this hotel has an unusual suite inside a Boeing 727
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Elegant 100 yard yacht permanently docked at Riddarholmen Island. With sauna + restaurant serving Scandinavian dishes. Adults only.
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Gorgeous converted shipping container now offers a rural romantic retreat for 2 + outside bathtub perfect for stargazing near Mold. 2 night min stay.
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This hotel in central Delft also has 2 cosy gypsy caravans rooms in its courtyard
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An award winning, Parisian themed hotel with quirky rooms and Airstream caravans outside San Francisco
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Glamping site with gypsy caravans, yurts, wooden huts, tipis and chalets at Dieulefit
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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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Floating backpackers accommodation in an idyllic location in the middle of Abel Tasman National Park
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At Mossel Bay, alongside the beach, you will find train carriages converted into hostel accommodation.
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An impressive Airstream caravan site on the island of Texel, just an hour and a half from Amsterdam
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Unique budget accommodation in vintage railway coaches in the centre of Cape Town. Enjoy the on-site pool, restaurant , bar + bbq facilities.
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London bus on the edge of a beach in Crab Hill offers quirky accommodation for 2 people.
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A floating hotel on the waterfront in the heart of Rotterdam with rooms decorated in different styles
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Authentic rice barges have been converted into luxurious suites at this beachfront property on Koh Samui
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This boatel is floating right in the middle of Toronto, perfect for a couples city break on the water
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Unique vintage trailers in beautiful surroundings, with pool. Great area for wine tastings and romantic breaks
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A sustainable community offering interesting green lodgings in the Hawaiian rainforest. 2 night min stay
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Go back to the 1950's at this trailer park with airstream vans, a bus and a pleasure boat for rent, in Bisbee
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Six enchanting self-contained cottages, set on forty acres south of Sydney
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Gorgeous retro VW Campervans sleep up to 4 and offer you the chance to explore Snowdonia and North West Wales.
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Six stylish vintage airstreams with stunning views