23 Unusual Places to Stay

23 Unusual Places to Stay

15th November 2023

Holidays should be fun, so why not choose somewhere weird and wonderful to stay? Here are 23 of our quirkiest spaces - from a house designed by Grayson Perry, to a converted glamping helicopter- that will guarantee your next getaway is something to talk about.

Stay somewhere interesting - here's our full collection of quirky stays.

Quirky Coolstays


Lewdown - Devon

Sleeps 2

Unique floating glamping pod on a farm in the Devonshire countryside near Dartmoor, perfect for romantic rural escapes.

A House for Essex

Wrabness - Essex

Sleeps 4

A truly unique celebration of architecture and design creates the opportunity for a one of a kind stay in this incomparable two-bedroom house in North Essex.

The Pole House

Fairhaven - Victoria

Sleeps 2

Take yourself to the edge at The Pole House. Suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, this is one of Australia's most iconic homes.

The Headington Shark House

Headington - Oxfordshire

Sleeps 10

Stylish Oxford home for up to 10, with striking shark sculpture crashing through the roof, a unique opportunity to stay in an iconic local landmark.

The Water Tower

Woolverstone - Suffolk

Sleeps 18

Former water tower that's perfect for large groups with an amazing roof garden 80ft up in the sky - gorgeous views of Suffolk

Futuro House

Frome - Somerset

Sleeps 5

The recently restored iconic Futuro House brings ‘60s glam to Frome, offering hot tub and firepit access and boasting lovely lake views.

Solo Office KGDVS

Cretas - Spain

Sleeps 6

A Spanish getaway in a beautiful forest, uniquely designed to both complement and enhance the natural beauty that surrounds it.

Tower O'Ess

Glen Tanar Estate - Aberdeenshire

Sleeps 2

A proud and luxurious gatehouse conversion guarding the Glen Tanar Estate and nestled within the bewitching Scots Pine of Aberdeenshire

The Raft at Chigborough

Chigborough - Essex

Sleeps 4

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

Belle Tout Lighthouse

Eastbourne - East Sussex

Sleeps 2

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.

Stow Mill

Paston - Norfolk

Sleeps 2

Stay in a fully restored and 'working' windmill just minutes from the gorgeous Norfolk coast. Perfectly designed for a memorable couples' retreat with luxury interiors and stunning views.

Red Kite Conkers

Newbridge-on-Wye - Powys

Sleeps 2 per pod

These fully sustainable conkers can be found nestled in the grounds of a private conservation estate in gorgeous Mid-Wales.

Sky Lodge Adventure Suites

Calca - Peru

Sleeps 2-4

Ever wanted to stay in a condor's nest? If so look no further than these utterly unique pods in the Sacred Valley near Cusco in Peru.

Lynx Helicopter

Weeton - Lancashire

Sleeps 4

Enjoy a truly unique weekend away in a converted military helicopter that sleeps two adults and two children in the Ream Hills Holiday Park, Lancashire.

The Gothic Church

Wells - Somerset

Sleeps 14

Stunning Grade II listed 19th century church with a hot tub, glass wood-burner and luxurious 44 ft kitchen in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Tintagel - Cornwall

Sleeps 2

Truly unique accommodation set among the treetops - awake to the sound of birds, swim in the reservoir or relax in the meadow.

The Signal Box

Melton Constable - Norfolk

Sleeps 2

A renovated former railway signal box resplendent in every way, and nestled nicely in glorious gardens on the North Norfolk Coast

Orchardleigh Castle

Frome - Somerset

Sleeps 24

Your own private castle in Somerset - complete with grand interiors and an outdoor hot tub - all based on the stunning 500 acre Orchardleigh Estate.

PilotHouse PH5

Lochaline - Argyll

Sleeps 2

Architecturally extraordinary two storey aluminium tiny house with views of the Sound of Mull and a wraparound balcony

A Auge Treehouse

Tinn Austbygdi - Norway

Sleeps 9

Enjoy nature and architecture at its finest at this inspirational treehouse perched high above the Norwegian Forest, near the Hardangervidda National Park.

Temple of Diana

Weston-under-Lizard - Shropshire

Sleeps 6

History, charm and a beautiful park to explore at this intriguing property that boosts a wonderful, light-filled Orangery.

Balancing Barn

Thorington - Suffolk

Sleeps 8

Set in six acres of gardens, this incredible Suffolk barn has been built to the highest and most creative of standards – offering an unforgettable stay.

Treetops Treehouse

Eggesford - Devon

Sleeps 4

Head into the realms of make-believe with a stay in this fantastical North Devonshire treehouse.

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