From lighthouses to tree houses, UK’s ‘Host Unusual’ places to stay

From lighthouses to tree houses, UK’s ‘Host Unusual’ places to stay

LEIGH-ON-SEA, ENGLAND — A brand new travel website promoting some of Britain’s most quirky and unusual places to stay has just launched.

Cataloguing holiday properties from lighthouses to tree houses and everything in between, Host Unusual brings some of the country’s most extraordinary hidden gems as an antidote to the ordinary, says the company.

Accommodation categories include ‘Vintage and Retro’, ‘Eco-Stays’, ‘Towers and Forts’ and ‘Private Islands’.  There’s even a ‘Wildcard’ category, listing anything too unusual to pigeonhole, such as a prison-themed cell in the basement of a Georgian townhouse in Margate.

Host Unusual is run by Dawn Crawford, the owner of one of the UK’s first online vintage boutiques. “I’ve been amazed at the diversity of unusual accommodation available in the UK, as well as the ingenuity of the owners who have created some truly unique vacation spaces for a holiday to remember,” she said. See hostunusual.co.uk.