Last week, we put together a list of the strangest holiday homes around the world that you can stay in. Today, we’re looking at places that are a little different within the UK. If you’re planning a staycation this year, take a look at these options.
Read about crazy homes around the world here: /the-craziest-homes-you-can-stay-in-around-the-world/.
No Man’s Fort, the Solent, Portsmouth
No Man’s Fort
This month, one of the oddest hotels is opening in the UK: a Victorian fort in the sea. It was originally built between 1867-1880 to protect Portsmouth from Napoleon III’s attackers. Now, it is a luxury hotel with 22 bedrooms, a lighthouse penthouse suite, a nightclub, hot tub and laser quest arena.
Find out more here: http://www.amazingvenues.co.uk/venue/no-mans-fort/
The Old Railway Station, Petworth
The Old Railway Station
This station is currently a hotel, but used to be the 1892 Petworth Railway Station. Guests can stay inside the station or a restored Pullman Carriage.
Read more here: http://old-station.co.uk
Malmaison Oxford, Oxfordshire
This hotel has rooms that were prison cells in the past. The rooms are now on-trend and the hotel can be used as a wedding venue.
Check availability here: https://www.malmaison.com/locations/oxford/rooms-suites/
The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh
The Witchery by the Castle
The Witchery by the Castle is a restaurant with rooms near Edinburgh Castle. The suites are designed in a fantasy/gothic style.
Take a look here: http://www.thewitchery.com
Chewton Glen, Hampshire
Chewton Glen is a luxury country house hotel with spa. It has also opened modern treehouse suites set high in the trees.
Find out about the hotel here: http://www.chewtonglen.com
Star Castle, Isles of Scilly
This star-shaped fortress was built in 1593 and used to be the most secure prison in the British Isles. The hotel is family-run and has eight bedrooms.
Look inside: http://star-castle.co.uk
The Egyptian House, Penzance
The Egyptian House
A standout hotel on Penzance’s Chapel Street, The Egyptian House is styled in the fashions of Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt of 1798. Three apartments in the building can be booked through the Landmark Trust.
Check the availability: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/Search-and-book/landmark-groups/egyptian-house1/
The Pineapple, Dunmore
This summerhouse was built for the 4th Earl of Dunmore and boasts a stunning walled garden.
More information can be found at the Landmark Trust: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/pineapple-10726/
House in the Clouds, Thorpeness
House in the Clouds
This hotel has an acre of private grounds, five bedrooms and gorgeous views from the elevated rooms. The house overlooks the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
Explore this accommodation: http://www.houseintheclouds.co.uk/index.php?pid=1
Fort Clonque, Alderney
This fort was built to protect the Channel Islands from the French, but now sleeps 13 people across several buildings. Views span other islands, rocks and stacks.
The Landmark Trust has details: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/fort-clonque-7423/
Cley Windmill, Holt
This is a well-known 18th century landmark with views of Blakeney Point. Guests have been staying at the hotel since 1921 when it was converted into a holiday home.
Find out more here: http://www.cleywindmill.co.uk
Appleton Water Tower, Sandringham
Appleton Water Tower
This water tower on the Sandringham estate is built in a stunning Victorian style. Sitting above the trees, guests have wonderful views.
Rooms can be booked through the Landmark Trust: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/appleton-water-tower-4670/
La Corbière Radio Tower, Jersey
La Corbière Radio Tower
Germany built this WWII observation tower for Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences. The tower has six floors and 360° views.
Read more here: http://www.jerseyheritage.org/heritage-holiday-lets/the-radio-tower
Cove Park, Cove
You can stay at Cove Park all year round. Set in 50 acres of hillside, guests can stay in steel shipping containers.
Discover more here: http://covepark.org
A Room for London, London
A Room for London
On the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, A Room for London is one of the capital’s most exclusive hotel rooms. With upper and lower decks, a kitchen and dining area, guests can enjoy stunning views across the Thames.
Read more about a holiday here: http://www.living-architecture.com/the-houses/aroomforlondon/overview/
The House in the Sea, Newquay
The House in the Sea
This residence is above Towan Beach in Newquay, and is accessible by a footbridge. The house is sophisticated and sleeps six.
Take a look: http://www.uniquehomestays.com/unique/details.asp?id=2246