9 Truly Unique Properties for a Quirky New Year

1. The Bunker, Cornwall


What it lacks in creative naming, The Bunker certainly makes up for in comfort. Where better to hunker down for the weekend than a converted WW2 bunker?

Beautifully converted into stunning accommodation, it’s set in glorious countryside close to the stunning open air Minack Theatre, Porthcurno Beach and the wide white sandy beach of Sennen.

2. Woodside House, Bucks


This beautiful Victorian manor sleeps 16 and every room has an amazing story to tell.

The centrepiece is a stunning drawing room containing the famous white mini grand piano from the Savoy hotel – as played by Frank Sinatra during his stays.

Whether tinkling the ivories or taking a wonderful walk over the Chilterns, it’s the perfect place for a gathering of friends or family.

3. The Brewery Vaults, Somerset


A truly unique converted property; you’ve never stayed anywhere like the Brewery Vaults.

The brewery stopped production in the late 19th century then became an air raid shelter and later a school before being bought by the Frys family (of Turkish Delight fame), who received visits from Princess Margaret. Apparently the Princess even left heel marks in the property!

4. The Chantry, Devon


An amazing Grade II listed property with themed bedrooms, The Chantry offers one of the most fun holidays you could wish for.

Whether you choose from the Chrome, Greek, African, Arabian or Flower themed bedrooms, you can all meet up in the dining room or on the terrace by the pool. A location close to the sea makes it perfect for beach breaks too.

5. High Trodigal, Argyll and Bute


Built into the hillside in an ancient Neolithic but with Wi-Fi and on-site Parking, High Trodigal offers a contemporary view of ancient history. How many Stone Age inhabitants can share their homes on Instagram?

Long windows allow amazing ocean views and there’s loads to do in the surrounding area – including whisky distilleries, music festivals and more.

6. 2 Girdleness Lighthouse


A beautiful cottage for 5 just a few steps from a listed lighthouse built by the grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson, 2 Girdleness is a very unique proposition.

But there’s so much more to enjoy. Cosy up by the wood-burner in winter or sit on the terrace in spring and summer while you enjoy the sound of the sea and your unique setting. It’s the perfect quirky coastal escape.

7. The Tower, RAF Wainfleet

The Tower

This is where the Dambusters practiced their bombing raids in WWII, and, as you might imagine, it offers amazing views of the surrounding scenery. Thankfully, it’s a little more peaceful now with just the sound of nature to keep you company.

The Tower sleeps 6 and offers a hot tub for long nights under the stars. If you want a larger gathering then you can also stay in the surrounding converted bunkers: the appropriately named Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire.

8. Knock Old Castle, Ayrshire

Knock Old

Fairy-tale escapes don’t get any fancier than this stunning 14th century castle in Scotland.

Painted ceilings, a sauna in the tower, glass-domed lookouts with stunning sea views and not a straight line in sight – whimsy is definitely the order of the day when it comes to the Castle’s interior. It’s no slouch in the cosiness department either.

9. No.5 at Ginhaus, Carmarthenshire


A gin-lover’s dream, this stylish first floor duplex apartment is just a short walk (or merry stagger) from the owners’ award-winning Ginhaus Deli and Bar, where guests receive 10% off their first bill!

The property itself offers stylish accommodation over two floors with hand-crafted stained-glass windows, spacious bedrooms and a luxury bathroom with a floor made of penny coins!

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