We've put together some of the most jaw-dropping, unique places to stay in the UK - including an incredible treehouse for grown-ups, a teetering fairytale tower, and a lodge with its own lions. Give your next holiday some serious wow-factor with one of these weird and wonderful properties.
Trebarwith Strand - Cornwall
This ingeniously-designed cabin gives you a new perspective on a West Country break. It sits on wooden stilts and is accessible via a ladder - high enough to enjoy the view over the trees. A clever piece of engineering, the cabin features folding walls that slide up to allow the outdoors in.
Bleddfa - Powys
This amazing, unique rural retreat in Powys, Wales blends seamlessly with its surroundings. It's built into the hillside, and even has grass growing on its roof. This property really is remote, and sits down the end of a track, offering you a truly tranquil and quiet spot for your next break.
Newbridge-on-Wye - Powys
Sleeps 2 per pod
Off-grid living does not get more cutting edge than these stunning conkers in Powys, Wales. Designed by an aerospace engineer, these state-of-the-art structures do look a little bit like they've come from another planet, but inside they're cosy and also fully sustainable.
Dungeness - Kent
This totally unique 1950s former radar station surely has one of the most spectacular locations in the country, right on Dungeness beach, with vast and uninterrupted sea views. Inside, Coastguard Lookout is warm and welcoming, with underfloor heating to keep you snug on those stormy nights.
Maidstone - Kent
Sleeps 4 per tent
Star in your very own legendary knight’s tale with a stay at these medieval glamping pavilions on the magnificent Leeds Castle Estate. Hide away with loved ones and live out your own historic romance, indulging in delicious banquets, lazy mornings and days out on the battlements.
Eastbourne - East Sussex
A glorious 19th century lighthouse perched on the pristine chalky white cliffs of Beachy Head, with 360-degree views of the English Channel. Belle Tout mixes modern luxuries with a unique setting quite literally on the very edge of England’s south coast.
Chigborough - Essex
The Raft at Chigborough is a two-storey floating cabin, with floating hot tub alongside - and only birds and fish for neighbours. You access the raft from a floating ferry platform, and a rowing boat is supplied too, giving you full access to the lake.
Roecliffe - North Yorkshire
Intriguing from the outside, super-cosy inside, Peddero at Waingates Farm Huts is a wooden IgluHut the like of which you may never have seen before. Wonderfully warm and with the luxury of its own wood-burning Japanese hot tub, it’s the perfect place to experience beautiful North Yorkshire in irresistibly Instagrammable style.
Achiltibuie - Scottish Highlands
The wondrous views of the coast, mountains and wildlife are just part of what makes this pair of roundhouses so special. Set amidst a rugged landscape, the Brochs are recreations of iron age roundhouses, but complete with modern luxuries.