Unusual places to stay: 17 best hotels, cottages and quirky accommodation in the UK

From a lighthouse in Wales, to a secluded island retreat in Cornwall

Kate Hilpern
Wednesday 15 April 2015 12:19 BST
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You get to this unique house across a suspension footbridge, which essentially makes it a private island retreat. The far-reaching views of the Cornish coast are alone worth the visit, although the unusual interiors, which fuse a cool New York vibe with a
You get to this unique house across a suspension footbridge, which essentially makes it a private island retreat. The far-reaching views of the Cornish coast are alone worth the visit, although the unusual interiors, which fuse a cool New York vibe with a

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After somewhere unusual to stay? Our round-up has it all, from a cottage on wheels to a lighthouse, or from an old windmill to a former control tower. There’s even an Eye Pod, which you can read more about when you flick through the gallery below.

If it’s luxury you’re after, we have included some top-notch hotels, as well as stand-out self-catering accommodation, which offer something unique or utterly eccentric. If you want something more purse-friendly, we have several cheap-end options, including a home-from-home shepherd’s hut on a working Yorkshire farm.

We’ve covered the whole of the UK, so there should be something for everyone. And if you don’t want to stay still, why not consider our on-the-move suggestions, including a gypsy caravan or high quality campervan with original features.

Don’t hang around as these peculiar places book up quickly. But do your homework, as offers can work out significantly cheaper the longer you stay and in low season.

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