The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
A totally private romantic or family stay in a log cabin with hot tub and pizza oven, on the edge of a forest in SW Wales.
A totally private romantic stay in a yurt with hot tub, kitchen, oak king bed, shepherds hut washroom in a forest in SW Wales.
An elegant 12th century castle hotel near Haverfordwest offers adult only accommodation
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This beautifully refurbished gatehouse, in Chepstow, is the ideal couple's retreat.
Luxury group glamping site with 4 safari tents and hot tubs close to Cardigan. Min 3 night stay. Dogs welcome.
Luxury modern barn near the village of Wigmore + the Welsh border offers amazing views from its hilltop location. Spacious for 2, can sleep 4-5.
Good value stay at a shepherd's hut near Caersws. A unique glamping experience for 2 - plus your dog is very welcome.
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Cabins + treehouses set in woodland with magnificent rivers & outdoor activities. Quote QUIRKY5 for 5% discount on stays booked and taken by 31/12/19.
Properties for 2-4 beside a Victorian shooting lodge by Grouse Moor in North Wales. The Dog House has a stream filled HOT TUB.
Glorious rural site offering 5 yurts and a lake house, perfect for total relaxation. Sleeping from 5-7 near Chepstow
Chateau castle hotel by the coast in Anglesey with 22 rooms + self catering options
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.
Exclusive self-catering Shepherd's Hut for 2, nestled in a cluster of trees. Views across the valley + of Cadair Idris mountain
Romantic rural treehouse with en-suite facilities sleeps 2 near Aberystwyth. No children or pets. Min 2 night stay.
Escape to a private yurt with exclusive use of a hot tub. The ideal romantic hideaway or family adventure in SW Wales.
Brightly decorated unique rooms at this historic hotel in stunning coastal village of Portmeirion
Adult only, 2 person unique, romantic cabin - plus Hobbit huts. Set on a small quality campsite near coastal Abersoch.
Stunning romantic tree house with hot tub and all mod cons sleeps 2 people near Brecon. 2 night minimum stay. No pets
Stay in the treehouse or one of two yurts in this woodland valley on the Welsh/English border close to Presteigne.
Restored lighthouse with rooms with great views over the Bristol Channel and surrounding fields, not far from Cardiff. Dip in the hot tub on the roof
A Double Decker bus, eco-pod, yurts or a house for 19. One hot tub on site + views. Good for couples, families, workshops & weddings
300 year old lighthouse with pool and sauna sleeps 10 people near Dale. 3/7 min night stay in winter/summer with Saturday arrivals. Dogs welcome
A 70's jetplane, a futuristic UFO and other glamping options for unique stays near Tenby. Places for 2-5 guests.
An adventurous stay amongst the trees, with views out over countryside at Machynlleth. Suitable for up to 5 guests, min stay 2 nights. VERY POPULAR
Escape + relax at this off-grid retreat deep in the Dyfi forest. Hike in the hills, splash in the river & relax in your own wood-fired outdoor bath.
Stunning treehouse near Machynlleth sleeps up to 5 people with a minimum 2 night stay
Live life on the wild side in this rustic shepherd's hut with HOT TUB for 2 in Welsh Moorland.
Quirky treehouse near Machynlleth sleeps 4 people on a 2 night minimum stay. No pets
Created for romance! 2 converted hideaways each with private garden + HOT TUB, + self catering facilities - in countryside near Carno.
A special eco-cabin with hot tub, lakeside on farmland near Machnylleth.
Stay high above the ground in this authentic treehouse near Machynlleth. Sleeping up to 5 people with a 2 night minimum stay.
Eco-friendly, floating cabins for 2+2 within Neyland Yacht Haven marina, surrounded by woodland of the Coastal National Park.
4 cosy wagons well secluded from each other, each sleep 2 + have private hot tubs. In Llangadog with plenty of walking + attractions nearby
Unique property sleeping 4 people in Aberystwyth above the longest funicular railway in Britain. 2 night minimum stay. Dogs welcome
4 beautiful lodges sleeping 2 or 4 guests, each with hot tub overlooking the rural landscape near Newtown. 3/4nt min stay Mon/Fri arrivals
Stay in an authentic tree house high about the ground near Machynlleth. Sleeping up to 5 people. minimum 2 night stay
Travel around in unique + themed campervans. Picks ups from Cornwall, Bristol, London, Wales, Norfolk & the North West. Sleep 2-6.
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.
Luxury house with hot tub on the edge of Red Wharf Bay sleeps 6 people. 7 night min stay with Friday arrivals. Dogs welcome
Tree house near Machynlleth offers a family or couples getaway. Minimum 2 night stay
Award winning eco-friendly and peaceful glamping location in West Wales. Campfires, amazing stars, great views and friendly hosts.
A charming hut for 2/4 in peaceful countryside at Brynhaul. Fantastic views of the National Park & a good base for exploring the area.
Restored windmill with views over Anglesey sleeps 4 people. 7 night minimum stay with Saturday arrivals. No pets. Children over the age of 6 only
2 Unique handcrafted cabins for 2 with amazing views down the Vrynwy valley and into the hills of Mid Wales.
Romantic cottage with hot tub sleeps 2. 3 nt min stay. Dogs welcome. No children, except a baby.
A Victorian building set on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, perched on a cliff overlooking Cardigan Bay
A 58ft narrowboat sleeping up to 6 guests, providing constantly changing scenery and views as it cruises. Based near Nantwich
A castle hotel with rich history set amidst parkland in the North Wales countryside, close to Chester
Gorgeous glamping in yurts, cabins, stable + bunkhouse. Venue hire for large groups of 20-120 guests / individual midweek bookings possible.
Rural pod with hot tub sleeps 3 people near Stackpole. Minimum 2 night stay
Unique toll bridge house on the tidal estuary near Dolgellau sleeps 2 people. Minimum 3 night stay. Monday and Friday arrival days. Dogs welcome.
Site in the Cambrian mountains with good value glamping and rail carriages holidays, 200 yards from the River Wye.
Surrounded by nature and wildlife and wonderful walks, these cosy huts are perfectly placed in North Wales.
Grade II listed stationmasters house with stunning views over River Dee near Wrexham sleeps 6 people. 3 night minimum stay. Mon / Fri arrival days. Do...
Old Station Masters House sleeps 4 people near Conwy and the Snowdonia National Park. Minimum 3 night stay. No pets.
Magical wooden hut for up to 4 people near Machynlleth offers a rural getaway. Min 3/4 night stay with Friday/Monday arrivals
Wildlife habitat near Aberaeron with 4 quirky properties at reasonable rates.
Beautifull castle tower for 2 for a romantic getaway with 4 poster bed. 3 nt min stay. Near Colwyn Bay.
Lovingly restored bus on a 22 acre nature reserve near Llandeilo sleeps 6 people. Closed in winter.
Grand and unique - an 1880´s country house with beautiful views to the sea at Barmouth. Sleeps from 2 to 12 people + dog
Lavish yurt with ensuite and garden in small medieval town of Newport. Sleeps 2. Book the HOT TUB for your stay. Min 2 night stay. Closed Jan/Feb.
Woodland site with yurt and shepherds huts, plus 2 cottages sleeping from 2-5 people near Knighton. Minimum 2 night stay. Dogs welcome
Modern cottage with hot tub and stunning views near Tintern. Min 7 night stay with Friday arrivals. No pets
Converted chapel with hot tub sleeps 4 near St. Davids. Saturday changeover with 3/7 night min stay for winter/summer. No pets
A beach style cabin sleeping up to 6 in the Gower. Great for couples, friends and families. Dogs welcome. Min 3 night stay. Closed in Winter.
A charming apartment for 4 in a prime location - overlooking Tenby harbour, and right by the beach
A delightful wooden pod on the edge of the stunning Pembrokeshire coast, offering tiny living at its best. 2 night minimum stay
Grade ll listed church conversion for up to 6 guests - retains many original features - near Abersoch and the coast. 2 night min stay
Wooden 4 bedroom lodges sat at the edge of a lake, surrounded by forest and nature. Changeover day Mon or Fri only. 3 night min stay
Converted hay barn now sleeps 4 near Carmarthen. Friday arrivals with week stays
A 6 day scenic rail journey on the Welsh Highland + the Ffestiniog railway, including 5 nights hotel accommodation, tours + unforgettable experience
A unique chapel conversion for 4 guests in the Wye Valley with a funky British theme. Minimum 2 night stay. Dogs welcome
A comfortable cruising vessel that takes you from Holyhead around the Isle of Anglesey
Cottage with hot tub and garden sleeps 2 near Rhossili. Min 3/7 night stays in winter/summer
Close to Tresilian Bay and offering unusual Cabans, a Shepherds Hut and a wooden Lodge for adults. Half an hour from Cardiff.
Unique treehouse with quirky design features, hot tub and slide sleeps 2+2 near Narbeth. 2 night min stay.
Glamping site near New Quay offers 3 restored wagons each sleeping 2 people. Closed in winter
Historic Grade II listed castle offers accommodation and entertainment packages for adults only. Spa & Restaurants on site. No pets
3 spaced out 6 Metre Bell tents set in meadows.Amazing views. One with private HOT TUB. Great for a Family of 4 or Adults only
Cruise the waterways of England + Wales on a guided narrowboat with meals included. No added single supplements.
Luxury 4 star hotel near Snowdonia national park with views over the Conwy Estuary, 2 AA Rosette Restaurant, leisure facilities + spa
Eco-friendly shepherd huts with wood burning hot tub in the Black Mountains of Llanigon. Group bookings only for 6-8 people
A cosy off grid wooden hut for 2 guests, hidden within a 14 acre private nature reserve near the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline
Modern hostel with sea views near Tenby, offers dorm + private rooms, plus wooden pods, bell tents + camping. Open March-Oct at weekends + holidays.
Converted school house sleeps 7 people and is near the fastest zip wire in the world! Minimum 2 night stay. Dogs welcome.
A 5 star hostel, with designer interior and curtained bunks for privacy, in Snowdonia
Pet-friendly glamping accommodation with country and sea views set on the Gower Peninsula - sleeping between 2 and 6 people
Romantic love nest for 2 on Anglesey. Min 3/7 night stay in winter/summer with Friday arrivals. Dogs welcome.
Choose from 1 of 4 castle apartments for a relaxing break for 2 near Caernarfon
Elizabethan Cottage sleeps 4 near Porthmadog. 3/7 min night stay for winter/summer. Dogs welcome
An eclectic Edwardian Villa with hot tub for up to 5 guests (+ dogs) near Aberystwyth. Saturday arrivals with 4/7 night min stay in winter/summer.
Enjoy the beautiful coastline while staying in a yurt on the edge of the National Park, near Goodwick, Pembrokeshire.
Wooden lodges with private hot tubs in a rural lakeside location sleep 2 or 4-6 people close to Cardiff.
Luxurious and eclectic decor at this B&B in Dolgellau, in a scenic part of Wales near Portmeirion
Quirky shepherds hut with foldaway bed, and ensuite bathroom, for 2 set within a Secret Garden in countryside outside Cardiff
Detached Shepherd´s Hut in the idyllic countryside near Ruthin in North Wales, perfect for a romantic getaway. Min. 2 nights stay.
impressive stone barn conversion for 4 guests + dogs near Hay-on-Wye + the Welsh border. Enjoy farm life and the communal barn. 2 night min stay.
Rural log cabin sleeps 4 near Newport. Children and dogs welcome. Friday arrivals with 3 night minimum stay
A cosy shepherd's hut hideaway in picturesque Aberdovey, on the mid Wales coast
Spectacular historic castle hotel in the Brecon Beacons National Park offering luxurious rooms and weddings/ conference facilities
A converted horse lorry (sleeps 2) and 2 off-grid log cabins (sleep 4) at the edge of Pembrokeshire National Coast Park
A charming bike-themed mini-cottage for 2 with a vintage styled interior. A romantic bolthole with gorgeous views in countryside outside Carmarthen
Rural off grid hut sleeps 2, without outdoor bathing under the stars, and a digital detox amongst nature near Ysbyty
Character home near the beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach for 6. 3/7 min night stay in winter/summer with Friday arrivals. Dogs welcome.
Charming converted School House that sleeps 6. Walk to the beaches at Pwllheli
Working farm near Hay-on-Wye offers 3 camping pods with electric and heating. Children and dogs welcome. 1 night stay permitted
Sleep under canvas in comfort within the Tipi and Yurt glamping site in Anglesey. 2 night minimum stay. No pets
A yurt break for 2+1 guests. At Lampeter, only a short drive from renowned coastal towns + beaches. 2 night min stay. Closed in winter.
A recycled and eclectic lorry convertion for 2 on a low budget, near St Davids.
Victorian style boutique bed and breakfast with stylish and luxurious bedrooms. 1/2 mile from seafront
Quirky handmade hideaway with hot tub in the beautiful area of the The Gower sleeps 4 people. 2 night minimum stay.
18th century renovated barn with stunning views and a private hot tub, on the banks of a wildlife pond in West Wales. 10 miles from the coast at Abera...
Indian style shepherds hut offers a rural romantic getaway for 2 people near Knighton. Minimum 3 night stay. Dogs welcome.
16th century sheep farm near Hay-on-Wye with luxury Drovers tents + cottages + lots of fun activities for the family
A cheery hostel in central Cardiff, close to the shops, stadium, nightlife and buzz of the city
Fairy tale cottage near Rhyd sleeps 4 adults in a lakeside location. 7 night min stay with Saturday arrivals.
Mountain bikers heaven in the S Wales valleys. Lodge, trails + dirt jump course. Stay in bunkhouse, wooden lodges or camping pods
Traditional gypsy caravan with additional living space cabin offer a special rural getaway for 2. Dogs welcome.
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
Floating wooden cabin sleeping 2+2 and shepherd's hut sleeping 2 offer a fun rural experience near Pembroke. 2 night min stay.
A shepherds hut for 2 in Minera voted n. 4 best place to visit in the world by Lonely Planet. Cities, mountains & coast nearby.
Victorian Manor House with large grounds on the edge of Snowdonia near Bala offers double rooms and restaurant
Aduly only 300 year old former coaching inn with elegant bedrooms + traditional restaurant. Situated only a mile from Conwy Marina.
Unique site with a gypsy caravan for 2 + a UFO for 4 - both with hot tubs - near Narberth, on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces! Closed in winter.
Elegant Grade II Listed house with a 2 AA rosette-awarded restaurant, set in 20 acres of stunning park land
Custom built cabin within the Pembrokeshire National Park gives you an off grid experience in the heart of nature. Min 2 night
Victorian B&B guest house, with fresh bold print decor, near the centre of Chester and the Welsh border.
A harbour side Grade II listed hotel in West Wales with a stylish colourful flair
This eco-friendly B&B near Snowdonia runs completely on renewable energy. Wheelchair access, dog friendly, sauna
Glamp in a shipping container and enjoy activities incl. canoeing, surfing, kayaking and more for 12 people near New Quay. Min 2 night stay
Cabin, shepherds hut and cottage in lush rural setting near Bala. 2 night min stay. Closed in winter.
Lavishly designed boutique hotel, a stroll from central Cardiff
Cosy modern pod with hot tub and countryside views sleeps 2+1 near Nefyn. Closed in winter.
Canoe trips + other activities on the River Wye close to the Welsh border with overnight stay in tipis. Good for couples, families + groups up to 20.
Peaceful glamping site in Brecon Beacon National Park offering tipi or wooden cabin stay. Kids stay FREE
A converted chapel duplex apartment with medieval theme in the seaside town of Criccieth. Sleeps 11. Min 2 night stay. Dogs welcome
Original and comfortable gypsy wagons in a peaceful and beautiful spot near Carmarthen. 2 wagons sleeping 2-4.
Family run hotel with 16 individually styled sea-facing rooms near Swansea
Lovely handcrafted yurt with woodburner for 2 (+ dog/s) near to Lampeter. Bathroom in hut next door, kitchen in nearby barn. Closed in winter. Min 2 n...
Spacious property in a former pub for up to 59 guests, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Minimum 2 night stay. Dogs welcome
Enjoy a break in this upcycled hut for 2 set in rural Wales in its own field & a low impact on the environment
Modern beach house near Swansea sleeps 6 people. Dogs welcome. Minimum 7 nt stay in summer and 3 nts at other times. Closed in January.
14th Century country house with large grounds offers B&B with rooms sleeping 2 people
Converted shipping container sleeps 4 and offers activity based holidays including windsurfing and kayaking near New Quay. Min 2 night stay
Perfect for those seeking peace, tranquility and books! Located close to Chester, this library/B&B is a must for the bookworm.
Traditional Welsh cottage sleeps 2 people near Tegryn. Minimum 3 night stay
A Shepherd's Hut + Gypsy Caravan, each sleeping 4, in the pretty Teifi Valley. Short drive from Cardigan Bay coastline.
Hostel near Bangor offers dormitory & private accommodation plus a traditional wooden hut. Self-catering facilities. Stunning location
Modern apartment in a converted church sleeps 2 people in Criccieth town centre. Min 3/7 night stay in winter/summer with Friday arrivals
A holiday home for 2 in the market town of Tregaron. With a copper bath tub, exposed stone walls throughout + views of the surrounding countryside
Large yurt with decking + kitchen hut in a meadow on the Gower Peninsula. Sleeps 6 (+6 with another yurt nearby). 3 night min stay. Closed in Winter.
Traditional glamping wagon for 2 set near Rhayader with picturesque views across across the Wye Valley. 3 night min stay. Closed in Winter.
Spacious family yurt in a meadow with decking on the Gower Peninsular. Sleeps 6 (+6 with neighbouring yurt). 3 night min stay. Closed in Winter.
Boutique town house B&B with luxury themed rooms in the centre of Swansea
Unique renovated cottage in Margam Country Park. Sleeps 5 people.
Quaint, quality accommodation set on a working farm yard in West Wales. Sleeps 2 + 2.
Five Day half board tour across North Wales from a base in Caernarfon. Visit Porteirion + Bodnant Gardens. Ride the Snowdonia Mountain Railway + more
Luxury converted barn with private garden for 4 and just 15 minutes from New Quay. 3/4 night minimum stay.
A grade II listed building offering luxurious rooms. The city centre is just a 5 minute walk away.
Retro style cottage sleeps 4 near Morfa Nefyn. 3/7 min night stay for Winter/Summer. Dogs welcome
Traditional hand made yurt sleeps up to 4 people on a site near Stackpole. Minimum 2 night stay. No pets. Closed in Winter.
Suspended tree tents in an 80 acre forest offer a tranquil and restful retreat for 2 near Builth Wells. 2 night minimum stay. Open April - October.
A romantic break for 2 in a rural setting. Enjoy stunning views of the Wye Valley, near Rhayader. Min 3/4 night stay with Mon/Fri arrival days.
Cosy yurts, and a train carriage, on an organic farm near Tregaron. Good for groups of up to 26. Minimum 2 night stay
Rural lodge near to Porthgain harbour offers a relaxing getaway for the whole family. Min 3/4 night stay in low season + 7 night stay in high season.
Large Canvas chalet near Aberteifi offers a rural getaway for up to 6 people. No pets. 2 night minimum stay
A neat studio holiday rental near Aberaeron, with views over the open valley. Great for a couple or young family.
Lodges available for exclusive group hire (for up to 40) or for families during the school holidays. Safari tents too. Near Aberaeron
Enjoy a rural escape to this tipi for up to 4 on a site of special scientific interest. Plenty of walks + fantastic scenery
Romantic getaway for 2 near Monmouth. Minimum 2 night stay. Adults only. No pets
Bring out your inner Indian + stay in this wonderful tipi for up to 8 people. Or in a bunkhouse for up to 20
A tranquil holiday rental home for up to 6, near the Roman Legionary fortress of Caerleon.
At the entrance to Snowdonia find a pair of shepherds huts with sauna plus 2 luxury glamping barns with outdoor kitchen. Min 2 night stay.
Eco-friendly rural site near Builth Wells offers camping pitches, pods and a treehouse. 2 night min stay. Closed in January.
Characterful wooden cabin, sleeping 2, located between the Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Friday arrivals, 2 nts min stay.
Luxury tranquil adults only shepherd's hut offers a romantic retreat for 2 just 20 minutes from Aberaeron. 2 night min stay.