The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £160/night
A beautifully renovated lighthouse accommodation with delicious breakfast, at Beachy Head. 2 night min stay.
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Prices from £60/night
Great holiday for rail enthusiasts, families, couples, dogs. Restored carriages in St Germans & Hayle + a carriage for 2, wheelchair access.
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Prices from £59/night
This trendy, music themed hotel is close to the seafront in Brighton. Lots of exciting (+naughty) extras available to book!
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Prices from £90/night
Unique, spacious, warm, narrowboat holiday hire & houseboat stay near Manchester - operating since 2012. Have a look!
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Prices from £66/night
7 authentic, luxury log cabins at the edge of a lake, each with private HOT TUB & seasonal use of heated pool. Nr Framingham.
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Something special - A beautiful Grade ll listed manor house offering B&B rooms. In 30 acres of grounds in the Peak District with amazing views.
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Prices from £50/night
Shepherd's hut for 2 with lovely views, on a working hill farm in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park near Bilsdale.
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Prices from £50/night
Secret Valley Glamping blends the comforts of home with the simple joys of the great outdoors! Stunning Views & Hot Tubs.
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Prices from £100/night
Log cabin + Cottage each with hot tub. Enjoy lovely grounds + views across the North Downs near Maidstone. Perfect for walkers, cyclists or to relax.
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Prices from £85/night
Stylish B&B accommodation in a picturesque windmill by the river in Rye.
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Prices from £67/night
A Double Decker bus, eco-pod, yurts, gypsy caravan or a house for 19. One hot tub on site! Good for couples, families, workshops & weddings!
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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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An adult only chocolate themed hotel near the coast at Bournemouth.
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Guest house and restaurant for ADULTS ONLY in Egerton. Offering 8 individually styled rooms sleeping up to 2 people. One has a private hot tub!
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Prices from £81/night
Off grid site with eco-friendly collection of cabins - hobbit house, wooden yurt, converted horse-box made from reclaimed materials near Padstow.
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Prices from £70/night
Award winning eco-friendly and peaceful glamping location in West Wales. Campfires, amazing stars, great views and friendly hosts.
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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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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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Gorgeous glamping in yurts, cabins, stable + bunkhouse. Venue hire for large groups of 20-120 guests / individual midweek bookings possible.
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A once in a lifetime experience at this beautiful bubble hotel with fantastic tours. Sleep under the stars, the aurora borealis or the midnight-sun.
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Cruise the waterways of England + Wales on a guided narrowboat with meals included. No added single supplements.
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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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Prices from £65/night
B&B in a recycled wooden cabin for 2+1 in the South Downs Nat. Park, where the focus is on vegetarian, macrobiotic + whole foods. Learn about food.
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A boutique townhouse hotel in central Bath, with unusual art, grand chandeliers and panache. Choose a room with hot tub or Abbey view.
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Flexible cruising holiday for up to 8 guests taking in the beauty of the Scottish West coast.
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High-end lighthouse stays on Clare Island with 6 en-suite rooms and superb views over Achill and Westport.
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A lighthouse stay for 2 on a jetty at Alesund, with the benefits of hotel services + breakfast delivered each day.
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Set in 275-acre estate in Dartmoor National Park, a 5 star hotel offering luxury and class in a rural location with onsite golf course and spa.
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Luxurious and eclectic decor at this B&B in Dolgellau, in a scenic part of Wales near Portmeirion.
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Victorian former church now offers comfortable rooms and breakfast in the heart of picturesque Royal Deeside.
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Victorian hotel full of character and quirkiness and with a popular restaurant on site in Bedford.
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Prices from £100/night
Have breakfast + other optional meals cooked by professional chef whilst staying in a romantic ground floor apartment for 2 with garden views over Wigmore.
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Family run hotel and restaurant with direct view over Wells Cathedral Green and the famous west front of Wells Cathedral
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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 harbour side Grade II listed hotel in West Wales with a stylish colourful flair
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Prices from £70/night
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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A 4 star hotel near Oxford city centre offering contemporary rooms with colourful artwork.
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4-star accommodation in a 15th-century building in Lavenham with excellent spa and award winning restaurant on site.
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Luxurious bell tents, a Mongolian yurt, an Indian tipi and a vintage caravan in the charming seaside Village of Doolin.
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A castle dating back to 1837 in Scottish baronial architecture, in 60 acres of woodland + overlooking Loch Fyne.
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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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Boutique cabin on Dutch barge on the River Saone at Losne. Restaurant quality food served. Perfect for a romantic break.
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A unique & quirky hotel in Shanklin, with boutique Victorian style decor. Offers award winning restaurant, seasonal pool and live entertainment.
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Quirky + colourful - 5 differently themed bedrooms designed in a boutique B&B at picturesque Ullapool. Min 2 night stay in summer.
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Located in Salisbury, this unique city B&B is just 1 minutes walk from The Cathedral
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Hotel built on stilts over Lake Neuchâtel, offering luxury bungalows with wonderful views of the lake and the Alps.
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A countryside hotel set in beautiful gardens a short drive from the East coast of the island with a pool, grand bedrooms, spa and more.
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A former Victorian School now offers individual ADULT ONLY en-suite rooms with character near Honiton.
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Luxury en-suite chalets on a farm in Solihull with ADULT ONLY rooms available in former stables. Close to NEC & Birmingham Airport.
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A country house with views of the Lake District, once owned by children's author Beatrix Potter
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A traditional Greek style naturist resort on the beautiful, unspoilt coastline of South Crete. Open April - October.
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Beautiful 17th century manor house with whimsical touches including a room with bath on tracks for rolling to the balcony
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A wellness hotel in Tyrol with impressive views of the alpine scenery, impressive spa and plenty of mountain and sports activities.
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Underwater accommodation, in Key Largo in Florida, available to divers.
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A traditional country house set in 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland with stylish rooms. Easy access into central London.
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A castle hotel with rooms and apartments in the heart of the Wachau region
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Sample fine cuisine, or take part in a fun cooking course, whilst staying in a rural hideaway near the lakeside town of Iznajar, Andalucia.
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Once the largest water tower in Europe, this is now a luxury hotel in Cologne.
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Historic 14th century palace hotel surrounded by forests and ponds. Unwind with free access to the sauna. 15 km to Wroclaw and 5 km to the motorway.
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Family run campsite in the heart of Big Cypress National Park - guided tours available.
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An Inn perched on stilts set on the North Atlantic coastline, offering 29 suites, cinema, art gallery, gym, saunas, hot tubs + more.
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A western vacation for all ages. Experience the excitement of staying on a real ranch and participating in many outdoor activities
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A beautiful, artistic den of a hotel in an old mansion amidst vibrant Fitzroy, Melbourne
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Glamping villas and tents near a thermal park at Mala Nedelja.
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Eco budget and holiday accommodation on Hokianga Harbour, Northland. Stay in a treehouse or hilltop cabin in a dorm or private room. Groups up to 15.
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This riverside camp has lodges + treehouses with views of the Botswana plains. Go on a wildlife game drive, boat trip or fishing
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Art-deco hotel in central location, perfect for anyone wanting to explore New York. Enjoy a rooftop bar and excellent facilities.
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Workshops, slow paced living and healthy food in rural Palamartsa. Sleeps up to 9 people! 3 nt min stay.
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A lodge and cabins set by a river in the Paranaense jungle for the adventurous
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A luxury retreat found on the beautiful island of Ko Samui where you can destress, loose weight and detox.
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Family owned unique luxury accommodation on one of the Great Rift Valley's stunning lakes - home to over 1,200 animals and over 350 species of birds.
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A boutique hotel with unusual rooms, featuring own-brand art in the Japanese quarter within the centre of Dusseldorf.
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A bird-watchers dream - rooms with observational windows in the middle of the Soberania National Park. See spectacular migrations. Min. 2 nights.
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A small, private, informal island - great for diving, snorkelling, surfing ... With accommodation for a maximum of 14 people, all meals provided.
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Villas set either above the turquoise water or perched on the tropical hillside, within a private cove on Motu To’opua.
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Take a tour or trek with experienced guides who wish to share the wonder of Nepal with you. Tailored to your preferences.
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This former prison, in the city of Ljubljana, has been transformed by artists into a hostel, art gallery and host to cultural events.
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Luxury resort with views of both the World Heritage-listed Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta National Park, offering 16 tented pavilions.
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Fully catered walking holidays in a beautiful part of the Costa Blanca. Good for solo travelers up to groups. Groups of up to 12 accepted.