Hapus Yurt, Wales

Today’s travellers are looking for a stay that’s quirky and cool, something that offers more than a run of the mill hotel room or bog-standard villa. We’ve selected eight of our most unusual properties that are bringing quirky back! All have dates available throughout 2020, so take a look and get inspired.

1. One in a million wooden roundhouse

Photo credit: TravelNest / Craigmaddie Muir Roundhouse

Nestled amongst silver birch woodland but within easy reach of the buzzing city of Glasgow, Craigmaddie Muir Roundhouse is the perfect romantic hideout for couples. This unique, handcrafted wooden roundhouse has a 180° floor to ceiling glass front, allowing you to take in the breathtaking views. Take a dip in the private hot tub and sip complimentary prosecco and make the most of the super-luxe interior, wood-burning stove and king-size bed! 

2. Unique domed retreat in the Sierra Nevada

Geometric dome retreat, Sierra Nevada
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Situated in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Granada, Spain, this geometric dome is the ultimate secluded getaway for those looking to get away from it all. Inside, the Dome is open-plan and comfortably sleeps up to six guests The Dome living space is open plan and consists of a large double bed, luxury double sofa bed. It’s fully air-conditioned and there’s a wood burner to keep things toasty during the colder months. Outside is the real star of the show, with incredible views on all sides, the dome offers peace and tranquility for those looking to get away from it all.

3. Tranquil boathouse on the water's edge

Boathouse by the water's edge
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Sitting in a beautifully peaceful spot, right on the water’s edge, the location of this Boathouse could not be more perfect. Built in 1855, this historic property is situated in Broughty Ferry on the Firth of Tay. It has exceptional views from its two balconies over tranquil ponds and mature woodlands. Loved by honeymooners and those looking for a super romantic break, the Boathouse offers absolute luxury and is the perfect choice to spend time relaxing with your partner.

4. Dreamy turquoise glamping pod

Braeface glamping pod, Arnprior Farm
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There’s glamping, and then there’s luxury glamping at Arnprior Farm. Arnprior has four stunning glamping pods that offer a totally unique and high-end experience. Our pick of the bunch is Brae Face, a picture-perfect pod with a stunning turquoise designer interior with space for up to five guests. 

There’s a private hot tub for your exclusive use and a lovely heated swimming pool on site. Arnprior is a working farm, so depending on when you visit, you can take part in a lambing experience or pick your own pumpkin!

5. Off-grid romantic gypsy caravan

Gypsy caravan, Westcote Glamping
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Situated on a working farm in the Scottish Borders, this authentic and fully restored gypsy caravan is part of a group of super unique and highly individual properties at Westcote Glamping. Sleeping two in a double bed the caravan is perfect for couples. 

The caravan is beautifully decorated in traditional Romany style and has its own private deck area where you can sit and enjoy the peaceful countryside views. There are also hot tubs on this beautiful site as well as a fully-equipped communal kitchen area and toilet/shower block.

6. Luxury Mongolian Yurt in the Welsh countryside

Hapus Yurt, Wales
Photo credit: TravelNest / Hapus Yurt

Tucked away in the ancient woodland of the Conway, this totally unique Mongolian yurt is the perfect place to explore the Welsh countryside and coast. The yurt itself is handmade, and the stunning interior features a spiral staircase and has been thoughtfully and creatively decorated to provide a luxurious and unique place to stay. 

Sleeping up to 9 people in comfort, there are handmade beds, plenty of sheepskins to keep you toasty, a wood burning stove plus a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with hot shower. The setting is what sets this place apart – complete tranquility with the surrounding hills, rivers and coast all waiting to be explored.

7. Super-luxe safari tent in Cornwall

Safari Tent, Saint Agnes, Cornwall
Photo credit: TravelNest / Tembo Safari Tent

At the end of a track through the fields of coastal Cornwall is this incredible safari tent. Just in front of the tent, a babbling brook winds it’s way through Wrinkler’s Wood where deer, badgers and foxes can be seen. 

Sleeping up to six guests, this luxury tent has a hot shower room and a wood-burning stove at the centre of the comfortable living area. There’s also a fabulous decked area outside, with a BBQ and outside seating. Located a short stroll from the Cornish village of Mithian, it’s the perfect base from which to explore Cornwall.

8. Award-winning Elizabethan Castle Gatehouse

Castle Gatehouse

Step back in time with a stay at The Gatehouse, an award-winning Elizabethan gem in Shropshire that’s fit for a king or queen! Built in the 16th century as the gatehouse for Upton Cressett Hall, this truly unique property offers a luxurious hideaway for four people, so it is ideal for small families or couples. 

Tucked away at the end of a peaceful country lane, the property looks out over miles of rural views and guests also have access to the hall’s historic gardens. There are two bedrooms, both with four-poster beds and their own turret bathrooms and a fabulous hunting lodge-style dining room with open fire. Regarded as one of the finest Elizabethan gatehouses in the country, The Gatehouse was runner-up for ‘Best Luxury Accommodation in the UK’ at the Hudson’s Heritage Awards

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