The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW COME TO AN END. The competition winners will be selected at 10am on Thursday 30 August and notified by email. Please check your inbox and spam folders just in case. It is essential that you acknowledge your prize by Saturday 1 September by 5pm at the latest or we will select another winner. We will announce the lucky winners here!

We now have 4 lucky winners!

Rose White from South Wales will stay at Trunkquillity Treehouse.

Julia Knowles from Worcester will stay at Coalport Station Holidays.

Xavi Terry from East Yorkshire will stay at Calwich under Canvas.

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Here it is! We are happy to announce the launch of our Summer competition, offering prizes worth a total of £1800!  See our video showing you some of the prizes that are on offer and showcasing what makes a quirky holiday all the more exciting.


The properties seen in the video are as follows (all are around The Midlands) - click each to see full details. The first 4 are offering prizes in the Competition

Coalport Station Holidays / Calwich Under Canvas / Cruckbarn / Trunkquillity Treehouse / Tinywood Homes

Click on each property name for further information, details and more photos. Detailed prize information can be found below, and you can enter from now until the end of August. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to tick the box in the pop up below and enter your email address.

Why not sign up right now! This time it could be YOU!



2/3 night weekend stay or 4 night mid week break in one of these lovely carriages for 6 or 4 guests depending on carriage availability.

To be taken from mid September until mid December, excluding school holidays.

Value - £600



CRUCKBARN - Herefordshire

Mon-Fri 4 night stay for 2 adults or a family of up to 5  (2 adults + 3 kids)

To be taken from mid September until 21 December excluding school holidays.

Value - £595



Offering a 2 night stay for 2 guests in the Treehouse (or enquire if you prefer their other property - Luxury Waterside Lodge)

To be taken from the end of Sept until mid December outside school holidays.

Value - £350


comp4CALWICH UNDER CANVAS - Derbyshire

2 night stay for 2 guests

To be taken between 3 September until 20 December excluding school holidays.

Value - £260



  • The Competition runs from the 12th of July until the 30th of August. 
  • Entry is made by signing up via email and ticking the Competition entry box above.
  • If you are one of the lucky ones you will be advised by email on Thursday the 30th of August by 2pm. Connect via our Social Media links below and add to the competition post your favourite option if you have one. Failure to acknowledge your winning email by Saturday the 1st of September by 5pm would mean we need to pick another winner.
  • The winners will be selected at random.
  • We ask that you give your name, contact details and ideally send a photo of you that we can post on and our Social Media pages to announce the winners. Announcements will be made on/from Sunday 2 September. 
  • Winners must be 18 or over, a resident of the UK. One entry per person.
  • We ask the winners to be respectful of the property during their stay. Travel to and from the accommodation, and meals, are not included.
  • There is no cash alternative, the prize is non-transferable.

Please tick the box to enter and allow your email address to be added to our Newsletter mailing list giving you occasional news updates, new properties, special offers and other things to inspire your travel tastebuds. We would not pass on email address' to third parties and you can opt out at any time.

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