5 Unique Family Holiday Properties in Sussex & Kent with Host Unusual 

I’ve recently come across the a rather different holiday accommodation website. Host Unusual allows their guests the opportunity to discover the UK’s most extraordinary places to stay – from tree houses to lighthouses, churches to caves….you can even stay in a disused prison should the fancy it! As you know jugglingonrollerskates love Glamping and alternative weekend breaks so Host Unusual really appeals to us. I thought it would be a great idea to explore some of their family friendly properties around Sussex and Kent and found there’s some fantastic locations just a few miles away. Which would you like to try? 

Swallowtail Hill, Beckley, East Sussex

Sleeps 4

Prices from £97 per cabin per night

At Swallowtail you’ll find these quirky cottages on wheels which sleep up to 4 people. Located in the Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty Swallowtail allows you to reconnect with nature and embrace the simpler luxuries in life…like snuggling up in front of the log burner. 

Cabins at Swallowtail Hill

Cabin Interior

Railway Retreats, Northiam , East Sussex

Sleeps up to 6

Prices from £375 for 2 nights

All aboard for a first-class break in a charmingly converted train carriage on the picturesque Kent and Sussex railway line. Sleeping up to 6 Railway Retreats is perfect for a family break with a difference. Light and spacious throughout discover a welcoming property with everything you’ll need on board. 

Railway Retreats

Railway Retreat Interior

Champing, Fordwich, Kent

Sleeps up to 12

Prices from £19 per person per night

First there was camping, then there was glamping, and now, there’s Champing! Church camping is revolutionising the traditional camping break, giving you exclusive use of some of the UK’s greatest listed buildings for the most unforgettable sleepover of your life. For a true Champing pilgrimage, pack your bags for a visit to The Church of St Mary the Virgin in England’s tiniest town, Fordwich. Just three miles from historic Canterbury, this Norman beauty sits on the Way of St Augustine and has welcomed pilgrims for centuries. With later medieval additions, a striking spire, and an idyllic location on the banks of the River Stour, you can look forward to a heavenly stay in this incredible ancient wonder.

Champing!


The Lookout, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Sleeps 4

Prices from £65 per night

Sun, sea and a super ‘60s vibe! That’s what awaits you at The Lookout – a cute and cosy holiday flat looking out across beautiful St Mildred’s Bay, just two miles along the prom from Margate. The Lookout sleeps four between a bedroom and a sofa-bed in the living room, making this an ideal stopping place for a couple or small family. Based in Westgate-on-Sea, a town that bustles with sun-seekers in the summer months, guests are perfectly placed for exploring this popular part of Kent, with easy access to Herne Bay and the Viking Coastal Trail.

The Lookout


Seabank, Selsey, West Sussex

Sleeps up to 8 

Prices from £250 for 2 nights

Located just a pebble’s throw from the shingle beach of Selsey, Seabank offers a truly memorable experience for eight lucky guests. Incorporating two 19th-century Standley railway carriages in its design, this gorgeous home encapsulates all that is both charming and eccentric about the British seaside!

Seabank

Views of Selsey

Host Unusual provide unusual holiday accommodation across the UK, for more inspiring properties please check out their website

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