Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
United Kingdom, West Europe Hotels
Wendy - The Aberporth Express
'14may6
Wendy  
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*Through the halfmoon's vegetable eye* There is something about the Welsh coast that is difficult to put into words… it is dramatic and gentle at once with myths and stories soaked into the soil like rain. Here is the land of ancient dragons, where Balyn struck the dolorous stroke and ...
Accomodation types: Nature   Train
Caban Casita
'14apr18
Caban  
Casita
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*Far Out* This retro 1970s cabin is perfect for exploring the forests and mountains of Wales. Made from pine in the Swedish style, the interior features retro stylings and plenty of old school DVDs to watch. For dog lovers there is a special “pet bedroom”. There is a heated pool ...
Accomodation types: Nature
Martello Tower
'14mar5
Martello  
Tower
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*A holiday in a Napoleonic fortress* This Martello Tower was originally built by the British when they were threatened by the armies of Napoleon. It was part of a string of 29 fortresses that ran like a necklace around the British coast. Each was home to a garrison of 25 ...
Accomodation types: Fort   Tower
The Pigsty
'14feb23
The Pigsty  
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This building was once home to a bunch of pigs that lucked out living, as they did, in what must have been the finest pigsty in Britain. In 1889, the barmy squire who owned the land returned from his trip to the Mediterranean with a glint in his eye and ...
Accomodation types: Nature
Fort Clonque
'14feb12
Fort  
Clonque
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*In case you fort it important* This 19th Century fort was built in the during Napoleon’s carefree conquering of Europe. The British were a bit concerned and installed a number of forts around their coastline like so many Red Alert bases. Fort Clonque was originally designed to house 68 soldiers ...
Accomodation types: Fort
Railholiday Cornwall
'14jan20
Railholiday  
Cornwall
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*Draw your breaks* The Great Western Railway was founded in 1833 and would eventually link London to Wales and the South West of England. The Victorians soon dubbed it “God’s Wonderful Railway” as it opened up miles of coastline and new holiday destinations to Londoners. Cornwall, with hundreds of miles ...
Accomodation types: Train
The Ruin - Grewelthorpe
'14jan17
The Ruin  
Grewelthorpe
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*Far from the tourist crowd* Located near the village of Grewelthorpe which is named by combining the morish dish from Oliver Twist, “Gruel” and “Thorpe” which means outlying farmstead in old English; this pavilion has outstanding views of the classic English countryside and overlooks a gorge brimming with trees. Set ...
Accomodation types: Nature
Tree Sparrow House
'14jan15
Tree Sparrow  
House
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*A Handcrafted Treehome* Cornwall is England’s sunniest county: full of dew-sparkled hills, Arthurian moors and villages resting by the fishing boat bobbing sea. It’s a popular destination and why not stay in a treehouse while you’re there? Named after the feisty local birds, Tree Sparrow House is a compact wooden ...
Accomodation types: Tree
Spitbank Fort
'14jan13
Spitbank  
Fort
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*Former fort in a revamped hedonic calculus* As you arrive via helicopter, Spitbank Fort initially looks like a military outpost from a classic strategy game like Red Alert or Total Annihilation. Indeed, when it was built in the 1860s its purpose was military: to defend Britain’s Portsmouth Harbour which was ...
Accomodation types: Fort   Remote
The Magdalen Chapter
'13dec4
The Magdalen  
Chapter
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*James Bond would approve* Located in the historic British town of Exeter close to the natural beauty and riotous surf of the southern coast, The Magdalen Chapter is part of Swire Hotel’s British collection. Set in a voluminous 19th Century building that used to be the West of England Eye ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Palace
Cowley Manor
'13nov7
Cowley  
Manor
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*The English Manor House* Celebrating all that best about the fresh English countryside and its traditional estates, Cowley Manor is a vanguard of English finery. Indeed, it was a favourite of Lewis Carroll who authored Alice in Wonderland and other delightfully surreal works. Located on an estate that was assigned ...
Accomodation types: Luxury   Nature   Palace
Burgh Island Hotel
'13oct21
Burgh Island  
Hotel
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*A Novel Place* This hotel was a frequent haunt of famous author Agatha Christie who set her novel And Then There Were None on a fictionalized version of the archipelago. The hotel was finished in 1929 and throughout the 1930s it played host to glamorous guests. In World War 2 ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Nature
Fort Leicester
'13sep3
Fort  
Leicester
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*Your private seaside fortification* This fort was named after the first Earl of Leicester who was a 16th Century English statesman and close friend of Queen Elizabeth I. Originally designed to deter the French from invading England again, it remained an isolated post in the British channel until it was ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fort
Barge Aground
'13aug14
Barge  
Aground
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*Blimey, it’s a Barge* Built at the starboard end of the British obsession with the seaside, this holiday bungalow is shaped like a barge and decorated with a nautical theme. The bungalow is self-catering with all modern conveniences provided for. Wooden shutters allow air to circulate in summer and protect ...
Accomodation types: Boat   Island
Belle Tout Lighthouse
'13jul10
Belle Tout  
Lighthouse
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*The Old Famous English Lighthouse* The bright chalk cliffs of Beachy Head rise 162 metres above sea level and create a dramatic setting for this hotel with a difference. Petitions were first made to build a lighthouse in the location in 1691 due to the large numbers of shipwrecks on ...
Accomodation types: Lighthouse   Nature
Artist Residence Brighton
'13jul4
Artist Residence  
Brighton
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Brighton is one of Britain’s coolest towns where a combination of wealth, music and fringe culture merges to create a colorful melee. The Art Hotel is at the centre of all that. Whether you want to hang out with the vegans, dance with the gays or nod with the Hip ...
Accomodation types: Art   Design
Romany Gypsy Caravan & Showmans Waggon
'13jul2
Romany Gypsy  
Caravan
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*Unusual rural relaxation* Self catering holidays in England. Not the most attractive proposition is it? You’re probably thinking of rainy campsites and the horrors to be endured in the communal shower-block. But there are some amazing experiences to be had if you know where to look. Take, for example, “Quirky ...
Accomodation types: Gypsy   Nature   Trailer
La Crete Fort
'13may20
La Crête  
Fort
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*Sea shanties and adventures* Built in the 19th Century to stop Napoleon invading England, La Crete Fort still ended up with a French name - which is sort of ironic if you think about it. When the Nazis captured Jersey in World War 2 they naturally used the large fortification ...
Accomodation types: Castle   Fort   Nature
The Dune House
'13apr3
The Dune  
House
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*Unique design for hire* Commissioned by leading company, Living Architecture, this house was designed to reflect the traditional architecture of the area by locating each bedroom within its own gable. A feature picked up by top Norwegian architects, JVA. The roof is made from reflective alloy to capture the seasons ...
Accomodation types: Design   Nature
The Balancing Barn
'13mar15
The Balancing  
Barn
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*Architecture that’s way over the line* Built by maverick architects MVRDV this barn is a fine example of contemporary architecture. The balancing of the barn has half its mass hanging over a hillside. This adds an element of drama to the building, a sense of impending doom perhaps? Or is ...
Accomodation types: Design
Necker Belle
'13mar12
Necker Belle  
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Virgin Magnate, Richard Branson has recently added a luxury catamaran to his collection of unique hotels. Necker Belle specializes in Whale watching and every year it follows thousands of whales as they meet at Silver Bank in the Caribbean for the annual mating. During this time the Whales come to ...
Accomodation types: Boat   Luxury
Necker Island
'13feb14
Necker  
Island
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Richard Branson’s private island is named after Dutch explorer, Johannes de Necker who “discovered” it in the 17th Century. It remained unihabited until the late 20th Century. In 1965 two British journalists tried to survive as castaways on the island. They lasted three weeks before they driven off the island ...
Accomodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury