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20 of the Most Unique Places to Stay in the UK

Published: 17th January 2019

We love showing you what our wonderful owners have created, whether it's a quirky conversion or an architecturally-awarded self build, they all have a story to tell. Here are 20 of our favourites. They include converted buses, horse boxes, railway carriages and even a WW2 bunker. There are floating cabins on lakes, cave houses, windmills, chapels, treehouses, and many more extraordinary places for you to stay...
The Woodman's Treehouse

The Woodman's Treehouse

Holditch - Dorset

A jaw-dropping luxury treehouse in magical Dorset woodlands, complete with hot tub and sauna...

Sleeps 2

From £455/night

The Railway Carriage

The Railway Carriage

Bicknoller - Somerset

Luxuriously refurbished railway carriage right next to the majestic West Somerset Steam Railway…

Sleeps 4

From £71/night

Fisherton Farm - The Vintage Vardos

Fisherton Farm - The Vintage Vardos

Umberleigh - Devon

Walk into another world. Set in the heart of a 100 acre working farm in stunning North Devon Countryside, as featured on Channel 4's George Clarke's Amazing Spaces.

Sleeps 14

From £230/night

Hide Wales Cabans

Hide Wales Cabans

St Donats - Vale of Glamorgan

All the peace and quiet you could want with the Welsh coast moments away – hide away in style in your cosy caban in St Donats

Sleeps 2 per caban

From £95/night

Brook House Goji

Brook House Goji

Bromyard - Herefordshire

Stunning and unique tree-top tent in a beautiful Herefordshire forest, complete with glass roof and private timber balcony.

Sleeps 2

From £105/night

The Chapel at Walcot Hall

The Chapel at Walcot Hall

Lydbury North - Shropshire

A lovingly converted former chapel deep in the heart of the Shropshire Hills – with room for 4 and a secluded location

Sleeps 4

From £57/night

The Decoy Bunker

The Decoy Bunker

Llangybi - Monmouthshire

A restored WW2 bunker in the lush, Monmouthshire hillsides, with a fascinating history and stunning country vistas…

Sleeps 3

From £70/night

Wanderoo

Wanderoo

Brecon - Powys

A bijoux horse truck in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with romantic studio interiors and a hot tub beneath the stars…

Sleeps 2

From £95/night

The Harpy Houseboat

The Harpy Houseboat

Tower Bridge - London

An historic London floating home with the postcard view of Tower Bridge,
The Harpy is like no houseboat you’ve ever seen!

Sleeps 10 adults and 2 small children

From £550/night

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne - East Sussex

Lighthouse converted in to a charming and unique B&B, slap bang on the South Downs Way, complete with panoramic views of the English Channel, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head.

Sleeps 12

From £160/night

The Boathouse at Knotts End

The Boathouse at Knotts End

Penrith - Cumbria

Perched on the water, this lake district bolthole offers plenty of romantic charm and views that go on forever - perfect for just the two of you

Sleeps 2

From £180/night

Sussex AirShip

Sussex AirShip

Nr. Billingshurst - West Sussex

Contemporary design meets the beauty of nature at the Sussex AirShip, a state-of-the-art structure in its own private piece of woodland in the West Sussex hamlet of Five Oaks.

Sleeps 3

From £100/night

The Raft at Chigborough

The Raft at Chigborough

Chigborough - Essex

An exceptional way to experience life on the water, with room for four in this floating lake cabin on the Essex coast. There’s a hot tub, a boat and an inviting covered deck

Sleeps 4

From £195/night

The Brochs of Coigach

The Brochs of Coigach

Achiltibuie - Scottish Highlands

The wondrous views of the coast, mountains and wildlife are just part of what makes this pair of recreated roundhouses so special. Inside you have a sauna and rooms filled with art

Sleeps 2-6

From £141/night

The Rockhouse Retreat

The Rockhouse Retreat

Low Habberley - Worcestershire

Retreat from civilisation and enjoy a legendary romance with a stay at this luxury Rockhouse cave in rural Worcestershire…

Sleeps 2

From £195/night

Big Green Bus

Big Green Bus

Whitesmith - East Sussex

Big Green Bus is the ultimate get away from it all - glamorous camping in a cool bus conversion surrounded by nature!

Sleeps 6

From £195/night

The Bus Stop

The Bus Stop

Gifford - East Lothian

Do something different. Take a break in this quirky-cool converted bus, offering a touch of luxury in the East Lothian countryside

Sleeps 4

From £133/night

Dovecot Cottage

Dovecot Cottage

Edinburgh - Midlothian

Spectacular 17th century stone cottage for up to four people.
Rustic-chic and quirky, it was once a home for pigeons!

Sleeps 4

From £120/night

Black h

Black h

Isle of Skye - Highland

Spaciously minimalist and modern, Black h is the perfect self-catered property for two to enjoy the privacy and remote beauty of the Isle of Skye

Sleeps 2

From £225/night

The Windmill Suffolk

The Windmill Suffolk

Bury St Edmunds - Suffolk

An amazingly unique and luxuriously converted windmill with panoramic views over the Suffolk countryside

Sleeps 4

From £325/night

Remember, CoolStays is jam packed with utterly unique places and it's almost impossible to pick our favourite 20, so do make sure you check out the full Quirky collection here.

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Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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CoolStays showcases unique and unusual places to stay across the UK, Europe and worldwide. Accommodation includes glamping options such as gypsy caravans, shepherds huts, tipis, yurts, tents and cabins; luxury tree houses and cave houses; cool conversions such as planes, trains, boats, buses, churches, windmills, lighthouses and deluxe beach huts; as well as the coolest quintessential cottages, villas, B&Bs and boutique hotels.

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