The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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The current situation regarding bookings, isolation and the Corona Virus.
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Prices from £82/night
Norfolk Windmill with Day Boat in Broadland. Sleeps 4 - bookings 7 nights in summer with Friday arrival. Closed in winter.
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Prices from £99/night
Luxury barn with private seasonal heated pool and quirky decor. Can sleep 2-4 near Hay-on-Wye.
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Prices from £108/night
Beautiful waterside property with views over the Norfolk Broads sleeps 8 people. Great for 2 families to share. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £94/night
Stunning ensuite shepherd's hut for 2 + hot tub set in woodland with views to the Malvern Hills. Cosy in winter with underfloor heating + fire.
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Prices from £85/night
Eco friendly site near Bakewell that offers a gypsy caravan, glamping pods and luxury cabins! Sauna & Hot tub hire available!
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Prices from £109/night
Beautiful converted windmill sleeps 2 near Mundesley just 400 yards from the sea. The perfect place for a romantic break.
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Prices from £90/night
Beautiful vintage railway carriage with modern comforts, located in the heart of the countryside at Eardisley, not far from Hay on Wye.
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Two comfortable moored houseboats sleep up to 2+2 people each at Victoria Quays, central Sheffield.
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Prices from £75/night
Tiny wooden houses with private hot tubs, sleeping from 2-8 people. Located near Leamington Spa - or small site at Lincoln.
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Prices from £263/night
Quirky house sleeps 10 people. Cinema and games room. Views over river. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £60/night
Working family farm offers yurts, a shepherds hut and cottage near the spa town of Buxton.
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Prices from £125/night
Luxury modern barn near the village of Wigmore + the Welsh border offers amazing views from its hilltop location. Romantic for 2!
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Prices from £135/night
Stunning property within a barn conversion with private hot tub, needs to be seen to be believed! 3 night min stay with Mon/Fri arrivals.
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Prices from £85/night
Stylish and cosy, a Shepherd Hut for 2 in famous town of Eyam in the Peak District.
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Prices from £76/night
Cider press cottage with original features near Worcester. Use of owners pool in summer. One child over 5 welcome. Dogs welcome
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Prices from £129/night
Unique experience in a modern Cotswold Holiday villa with Luxury Spa complex. No pets. Sleeps 4-8 people.
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Prices from £75/night
Rustic woodland Treehouses and Bell Tent glamping set in 21 acres of lakes, gardens and forest in Norfolk, just 2hrs from London.
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Prices from £105/night
Unique rustic cabin with hot tub, BBQ and firebowl sleeps 2 but with the possibility for family to camp nearby just half hour from Hereford.
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Prices from £72/night
Mongolian yurt with private hot tub + views over the Derbyshire hills sleeps 2+2 near the spa town of Buxton. Also available a cosy lodge for 2!
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Prices from £80/night
Handcrafted shepherd's hut for 2, with kitchen and en-suite, in the village of Hope, in the heart of the Peak District.
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Prices from £100/night
Romantic tipis for 2 with hot tubs, hidden in woodland on the Dallas Burston Polo Club Estate in Southam. Gastro pub on site.
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Prices from £60/night
Pods with views that can sleep 2-6 on a working farm on the edge of the Peak district, near Ashbourne. Dogs welcome in 2 Pods.
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Prices from £98/night
Beautifully restored wagon offers a rural romantic retreat with hot tub, half hour from Hereford.
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Prices from £87/night
Gorgeous cottage with many original features, enclosed garden and hot tub sleeps 6 near Wells-next-the-Sea. 3 night min stay. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £97/night
Geodesic domes with mezzanine level and private hot tubs sleeping up to 6 people in Greetham. Groups of up to 24 welcome. Closed in winter.
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Prices from £91/night
Luxuriously refurbished railway carriage accommodation in Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
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Prices from £225/night
Romantic treehouse for 2 in a secluded woodland retreat near Theddingworth.
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Prices from £30/night
Gorgeous glamping on Walcot Hall Estate - yurts, showman's caravans, fire truck, shepherd's hut & gypsy caravan sleeping 2-4 near Bishop's Castl...
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Prices from £85/night
Luxury lodges near Kings Lynn with HOT TUBS for 2-10 people - and dogs. Onsite restaurant, indoor pool, spa facilities + restaurant.
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Prices from £125/night
A luxurious new mobile home for 1-4 guests, plus HOT TUB, optional beauty + holistic treatments.
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Prices from £55/night
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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Prices from £91/night
Attractive barn with stone walls and beams beautifully modernised to welcome 2 guests. In the Forest of Dean.
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Prices from £333/night
Large rural converted barn with quirky metallic design and HOT TUB. Sleeps up to 10 people, near Southam.
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Prices from £100/night
Gorgeous octagonal wooden home with bespoke features, private hot tub and stunning views offers a rural retreat for 2, half hour from Hereford.
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Prices from £110/night
Glamping in Mongolian Yurts with hot tub in the idyllic countryside south of Leicester. NEW on site Canvas Cafe. Family, couple or group of up to 14.
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Enchanting cabins + treehouses, 2-10 guests. Hot tubs, riverside views+forest walks. OFFER:Quote QUIRKY10 for 10% discount on stays taken by Dec 2020.
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Prices from £150/night
A multi-award winning site on the edge of the Peak District offering luxury yurts + cabin plus wood-fired hot tubs + sauna. Minimum 2 night stay.
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Idyllic cabins & treehouses for 2-10 people in Sherwood Forest. OFFER:- Quote QUIRKY10 for 10% discount on stays taken by Dec 2020.
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Prices from £150/night
Top quality lakeside treehouse with HOT TUB for self-catering. Nr Hereford, views to the Brecon Beacons. Romantic for 2, but can add 2 kids + dog.
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Prices from £224/night
2 Luxury treehouses with hot tubs by a lake, sleep 2-4 near Tenbury Wells, and offer a rural retreat for those looking to get away from it all.
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Prices from £130/night
Boutique glamping (all with hot tubs) in the Peak District offering luxury Tipis + Yurts for 2-5 people. Groups of up to 26.
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An 18th century windmill on the Norfolk coast, now a bed and breakfast with incredible views over the salt marshes and out to sea.
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Prices from £86/night
Luxury wooden cabin for 4 with private hot tub in an orchard in the Teme valley. Shared use of tennis court, games room + pool in summer.
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Prices from £54/night
Travel around in unique + themed campervans. Picks ups from Cornwall, Bristol, London, Wales, Norfolk & the North West.
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Prices from £49/night
Refurbished 4-star Railway Carriage and fully converted Victorian Station retaining many original features.
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Prices from £60/night
Great year-round hideaway, waterfront cottage in the Norfolk Broads. Go fishing, walking, sailing, birdwatching - hire the 1920s boat too.
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Prices from £123/night
North Norfolk, Aylsham is between the fine city of Norwich and the coast. Self-catering for 6 in a converted former flour mill.
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Prices from £100/night
A stylish lodge for 2-4 with a HOT TUB and special waterside decked dining area near Hereford. Guests have access to a fishing lake.
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Prices from £95/night
9 luxury wooden Pods, some with private hot tub. Groups accepted. In quiet surroundings near Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Prices from £58/night
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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Prices from £70/night
Stay in a yurt near the Peak District and enjoy the onsite HOT TUB and Finnish BBQ hut. Groups possible.
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Prices from £135/night
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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Prices from £107/night
A unique & eco-friendly cabin-cum-treehouse for 2 designed with up-cycled materials in stunning countryside. Brecon Beacons on your doorstep.
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Great for a romantic seaside retreat, this cottage at Cromer Lighthouse has beautiful panoramic sea views.
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Prices from £147/night
WW2 watch tower with hot tub and incredible 360º views, near Skegness. Can sleep up to 6 + 2 extra in a helicopter. Dogs welcome!
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Prices from £140/night
Eco friendly wooden cabins, for 2-4 guests, built on farmland in The Peak District. Dogs welcome.
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Custom built gypsy caravan + Woodland Shepherd hut near Towcester. Enjoy nature + a herd of llamas as neighbours. Dogs welcome. Closed in winter.
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A special retreat with treehouses, glamping, cottages + barn plus great facilities. Can cater to groups to up to 95 guests. Nr Kings Lynn.
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Cruise in 5 star luxury on this hotel boat for up to 1-4 adults. Routes from London, Oxford, Bath, Warwick.
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Prices from £95/night
Unique hand-built yurt with wooden cabin and copper bath-tub offers a romantic retreat for 2 near Abergavenny. Closed in winter.
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Prices from £200/night
Unique cottage with antique touches and a hot tub + infra-red sauna in Alport within the Peak District sleeps 2. Access to indoor pool. 2 nt min stay.
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Luxurious safari-style spacious, kitted-out glamping for families + groups. Close to Holme Dunes Nature Reserve + the coast.
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Prices from £55/night
Gorgeous glamping in yurts, cabins, stable + bunkhouse. Venue hire for large groups of 20-120 guests / individual midweek bookings possible.
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British quality glamping with a safari twist, opposite West Midlands Safari Park. You can hear the lions roar!
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Victorian Railway Carriages sleep 2-4, near the village of Wisbech St Mary. 2 night minimum stay in low season. 7 nt min stay Apr-Sept.
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Prices from £105/night
Lone cabin for 2-4 on the River Nene for those looking for a peaceful escape in nature. Bursting with antiques, artwork, novels + board games.
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Prices from £60/night
Unique AWARD WINNING site that offers back to nature inspired properties including a tin house, earth house, love caravan + cabin. Lots of quirks!
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Prices from £50/night
Try something new! An alternative getaway for 2 in a Converted Lynx Helicopter near Skegness.
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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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A Victorian Hunting Lodge for 2, built in 1865, overlooking Capability Brown’s stunning 18th century parkland. 3 night min stay.
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B&B offering art deco design and vegetarian breakfast with a generous helping of history, near Walsingham and coast.
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Cosy glamping near Lowestoft with belle lotus for 5/6 people. Enjoy firepits, animal feeding and a spa session. Close to Suffolk border.
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Prices from £107/night
Luxury waterside property with hot tub, outdoor kitchen and BBQ area sleeps 6 near Wroxham. Dogs welcome. 2 night min stay.
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Prices from £40/night
Relaxed, un-regimented car-free camping and glamping in the Waveney Valley, South Norfolk. Glamping, huts, tree tent and more. Closed in winter.
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Hand-made hobbit-like earth house as seen on Grand Designs with unique features like the library bath. Sleeps 2 people, near Hereford.
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A cottage of unique design, once a rectory, which sleeps up to 6 guests. In a quiet hamlet outside Norwich.
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Historic cottage offers a rural retreat for 2 plus a dog whilst Barton Court sleeps 20 on the Estate in Colwall within the stunning Malvern Hills.
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Off grid shepherds hut sleeps 2 for a romantic getaway between the Norfolk Broads and Coast
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Beautiful gothic hall offers dormitory style and private accommodation near Ashbourne
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Restored Grade II watermill offers dormitory style and private rooms in Clun, plus camping
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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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Enjoy the festivals in comfort with one of these glamping options that can be found at different festival locations throughout the year in the UK.
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Adults only secluded glamping on a smallholding nr Shrewsbury. Gypsy wagon, 1974 caravan, Grain Silo & Fairground Wooden Cabin. Closed in winter.
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Luxury campsite in the Vale of Evesham with a Mongolian yurt and 3 bell tents. Closed in winter.
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Prices from £70/night
Characterful church with garden offers a contemporary stay for 4 near Chesterfield. 2 night min stay. No pets.
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Characterful rural retreat that offers 3 very different properties including a hut, yurt and horse box all lovingly restored near Shrewsbury.
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Prices from £120/night
Enjoy a back-to-basics canal boat holiday on 'William' based near the hub of the canal system in the Midlands. Sleeps up to 12.
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Prices from £43/night
Lovely hand-made shepherd's hut on a working farm near Ironbridge Gorge. Sleeps 2. Min 2 nights stay.
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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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An architectural masterpiece built in the 1760's that sleeps 6 - within 1000 acres of parkland on the Weston Park Estate. 2 night min stay.
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Canoe trips on the River Wye in rural Herefordshire with overnight stay in tipis & the shepherds hut. Good for groups large and small! Closed in winter.
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A 17th century Coaching Inn with luxury rooms, bar and 1650 restaurant. Large event space and gardens for weddings and conferences
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Boutique style luxury hotel and restaurant set in spectacular gardens, near Birmingham
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Boat hire from March marina, north of Cambridge. Day hire + longer stays available.
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Victorian folly offers dorm and private rooms near Hope Valley. Closed Sundays Nov-Feb
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Low budget wooden cabins for 4/5 with views to Wales, Herefordshire + Worcestershire. Also Running Water Wigwam (ensuite).
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Victorian gothic mansion offers dorm and private rooms plus an eco-friendly barn that sleeps 6 people. Located near Castleton
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Prices from £78/night
A secluded site with 2 luxury handmade yurts for 5, near Norwich, with 18 acres to explore. NEW roundhouse summer 2020!
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Georgian Mansion offers dorm rooms, private rooms, wooden pods and bell tents in Stratford-upon-Avon
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17th Century Manor near Buxton offers dormitory style and private accommodation plus 2 bell tents
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Prices from £91/night
Modern lodge sleeping 6 in the Tydd St Giles resort. Resorts facilities include indoor pool & spa. 3 nights min stay. Arrivals: Mon/Fri/Sat
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Try a farm stay near Hereford with great tipis sleeping up to 5 people! All set in an orchard with outdoor cinema near Hereford.
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8 to 150 people can stay in glamping accom at this eco-friendly + creative environment in Bransford. Open July/Aug only.
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Prices from £72/night
Modern cottage with hot tub and garden sleeps 4 near Bridgnorth. 1 dog welcome. 3 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £39/night
Riverside bungalow for 2 guests with possible boat hire available on the beautiful Norfolk Broads at Potter Heigham.
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Prices from £137/night
Two luxurious safari tents with lakeside location near Stamford, each with 3 bedrooms and all mod cons. Closed in winter.
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Prices from £334/night
13th century chapel for 6 + 1 dog in Alport. With hot tub, sauna and indoor pool. Loads to visit nearby. 2 nt min stay.
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Prices from £128/night
13th century building set in the Peak District National Park with access to heated pool, sauna + games room. Sleeping 4 people + 1 dog. 2 nt min stay.
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Prices from £724/night
Barn conversion in the Peak District sleeps 16. Private hot tub and access to indoor pool, sauna + games room. 3 dogs welcome. 2 nt min stay.
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Prices from £86/night
Refurbished church in Panton dating back to AD 806 sleeps 4. Interior retains original features. 3 nt min stay. 2 dogs welcome.
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Prices from £95/night
Renovated thatched cottage in Brinkhill sleeps 4. Exposed beams throughout. In the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Large garden. 3 nt min stay.
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Prices from £73/night
Timber framed cottage pre-dating AD 1650 in Stoke Prior sleeps 4 + 1 dog. Great countryside location with lots to see and do nearby. 2-3 nt min stay.
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Prices from £78/night
Off grid property well known for its appearance on the BBC's Victorian Farm series offers a back to basics experience in Acton Scott.
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Gorgeous historic property with 360º views over the Shropshire countryside offers a rural romantic retreat near Wroxeter.
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Luxurious barn conversion with stunning countryside views offers a rural stay in the village of Kingston near Cambridge.
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Prices from £85/night
Wonderfully restored 17th century barn offers a peaceful retreat for families + friends near Worcester. Facilities incl. summer pool + tennis court.