Looking for a unique and wonderful staycation? Then look no further. We've handpicked 5 of our favourite properties from Host Unusual to give some major inspiration to plan your next trip away. 

Host Unusual are the number one place to find some of the most extraordinary hidden gems in the UK and around the world.


Named after the Cornish word for ‘hideout', Kudhva offers exactly that. In a world away from the madness of modern life, learn what it is to become one with nature as you unwind in a totally unique Kudhva, a tensile Tree Tent, or a Shanti Tipi with coastal views. Set among beautiful landscape, Kudhva allows you to completely relax, expand your mind, and celebrate everything the natural world offers.

Moon Conker

Blissfully secluded on the vast Red Kite Estate in Powys, Moon Conker is an ‘astro-pod' retreat that offers a gentle feeling of remoteness in nature that's reminiscent of the writer Henry David Thoreau's Walden, a classic reflection on the simple life.

In the midst of your sheltered glade, you and your loved one can relax and reconnect, with a babbling brook and friendly woodland creatures as your only company!

The Captain's Cabin

One of Scotland's most blissfully remote locations, Drimnin lies on the north-eastern shore of the Sound of Mull, opposite the Isle of Mull's quaint capital, Tobermory.

A pure Highlands setting that thrives with nature, it's here that you might catch a rare glimpse of white tailed and golden eagles, Scottish wildcats, and playful dolphins. Not to mention, of course, mesmerising views over that glistening water.

Ketch Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage

This truly delightful lighthouse keeper's cottage is the perfect escape for a family of four, who can live the life of a lighthouse keeper in some of Northern Ireland's most dramatic surroundings.

Set on the coast of County Down, Ketch is found at St John's Point Lighthouse, a ten-minute drive from the village of Killough. No less than 40 metres high, you can hardly miss this remarkable lighthouse - certainly not with its bumble-bee-esque yellow-and-black stripes! And there, tucked away at the foot of it all, is Ketch - comfy, cosy and brimming with character for a family holiday with a difference.

A Secret Garden

Whether grand or small, a garden is always the perfect place to relax and indulge in your imagination...where lasting memories are made, surrounded by fresh air and lush greenery, just as Frances Hodgson Burnett imagined as she penned her famous children's classic ‘A Secret Garden' in the early twentieth century.

In these modern times, A Secret Garden, found in the heart of Kent countryside near picturesque Canterbury, has taken all the fun, freshness and magic of the garden for you to experience from the inside, with a brand-new, enchantingly enclosed wooden pod that will spirit you away to greener pastures from the moment you set foot through the door!