15 of the most unusual, quirky and unique Airbnbs in the UK (available for booking!)

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From Country Living

Enjoy a staycation this year with our pick of unusual and unique Airbnbs in the UK.

While traditional Airbnbs, whether by the seaside in Whitstable or in a cosy Cotswold spot, offer all you need for a self-catering break in the UK, a twist on the usual is a great way to elevate your staycation experience.

We chatted to our friends at Airbnb to find the most unusual, unique and downright quirky places to stay.

Like the idea of staying a treehouse? We've got you covered. How about an old shipping container? There's one with a cosy interior in Devon. You'll also find a romantic Scottish castle, a hobbit hideaway and a vintage horse box – all with luxurious interiors, of course –in our list of unique and quirky Airbnbs in the UK.

From an adorable windmill for two in Suffolk to a boatel in Machynlleth, check out these unusual Airbnbs up and down the country.

Vintage Horse Box in Somerset

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Get away from it all in this unusual Airbnb that's so chic inside it rivals the more traditional country rentals you'll find. There's enough room for four people and all the essentials you need for a mini-break, including a kitchen, walk-in shower and an outdoor seating and dining space to make the most of the surrounding countryside.

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Boutique style Windmill in Suffolk

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As cosy as a windmill gets, this unique Airbnb in Woodbridge has its own private courtyard and is a romantic little retreat for two. Step inside the five-storey Grade II- listed Tower Windmill and you'll find the ground and first floors converted into a homely, modern space, with quirky featured including the spiral staircase in the entrance hall.

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Black Nissen at HMS Owl NC500 route in Scottish Highlands

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This quirky Airbnb is a Nissen hut at HMS Owl and was originally built in 1940 by the RAF. It's a pretty special spot, with surprising interiors that are warm and stylish. There's a large living space and kitchen, plus an ensuite bedroom. Come winter, the brilliant log burners in living are and bedrooms come in handy too.

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Boatel in Powys

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If you're not into luxurious surroundings and prefer a real and more rustic experience, this quirky boat in Wales is for you. Set among wildflowers, the Boatel is a unique space filled with antiques collected by the owner. You'll find a compost loo, basic cooking facilities and plenty of character at this unusual Airbnb.

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Hobbit Hideaway in Moray

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Transport yourself to a more magical place via this hobbit hideaway in Scotland that's as dreamy inside as it is out. The unique Airbnb for six people is a sanctuary of peace and calm nestled in the valley at the foot of the spectacular Ben Rinnes. Inside, there's excellent attention to detail, with a bamboo mattress, fireplace, space to hang your clothes and fairy lights.

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The Hut in East Sussex

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A place that redefines the word 'hut,' this unique Airbnb is not your average shepherd's hut. It runs off solar power and was designed with country lovers in mind, featuring blues and greys with floral furnishings. There's a comfy living room, fully-equipped kitchenette and wet room, plus two bedrooms for four people.

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Romantic 16th Century Scottish Castle in The Glen in Argyll & Bute

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Perfect for a big group getaway with your mates, a family get-together or chic hen party, this Scottish castle sleeps 10 for a quirky and authentic experience in the country. The unusual Airbnb comes with five en-suite rooms, wood burning stoves, walk-in showers, roll top baths and all the luxury bedding you need for a stylish stay.

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Private secluded treehouse retreat in Kent

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For a romantic escape to a treehouse, this lovely little spot in Elham is straight out of your childhood. It sits 20ft high between three sturdy oak trees and is made of recycled timbers. The treehouse for two has uninterrupted views across the glorious North Downs and is seriously cosy, with its bed, heater and gorgeous views from your own bolthole in the trees.

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Unique and Secluded AirShip in Scottish Highlands

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Set in a secluded location with views across the Sound of Mull, this spacious airship is like a work of art - and it's sustainable too. Like something out of space, the unique Airbnb has all the features you could hope for, from an espresso machine to an indoor fireplace. While you're there, grab a blanket and unwind on the deck.

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Castle Gatehouse, Sudeley Castle in Cotswolds

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A quirky Airbnb for four in the Cotswolds, this unique cottage in the town of Winchcombe sits at the entrance of historic Sudeley Castle (with complimentary access included). The Castle Gatehouse is dog-friendly and has two en-suite bedrooms, while split into two wings, which are accessed by separate doors.

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Satori Dome - off-grid geodesic dome with hot-tub in Northumberland

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Fancy a unique glamping experience? Try this geodesic dome in a remote location in rural Northumberland. There's a wood-fired hot tub, fire pit and deck with stunning views of the pond and surrounding trees. If you're after something completely off grid for two people, this fantastic Airbnb is the place to go back to basics in style.

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Spiral Straw Bale Studio nr Canterbury in Kent

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This unique hand-built straw bale studio overlooks open countryside and is close enough to Canterbury for you to have a day out in the city or head to Kent's beaches. Garden-lovers will be in their element as there's a beautiful outdoor space and a secluded patio for alfresco dining. A peaceful spot for couples, the unusual Airbnb for two is perfect for a romantic mini-break.

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Vintage 1962 Airstream in Oxfordshire

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Head for the market town of Banbury, near Bicester Village and Blenheim Palace, and you can stay in this cool 1960s Airstream trailer for a retro glamping break. Stylish inside and out, the quirky Airbnb has a double bed at the back, a sofa area at the front, two TVs, a hot shower and mood lighting. It's just the spot for two!

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Converted Shipping Container Nestled in a Private Meadow in Devon

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Step inside this converted shipping container and you'll feel like you're in a cosy cottage. Set in the rolling Devonshire countryside, this unusual Airbnb is one for enjoying peace and tranquility. You'll find quirky touches, like the penny-covered bathroom floor and some home comforts, such as the log burner and comfy sofa.

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Romantic Treehouse with Countryside Views in Somerset

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One of the most enchanting treehouses you'll find in the UK, this Airbnb is surrounded by fields and boasts idyllic countryside views. You can sleep under the stars surrounded by nature, feast on breakfast in the quaint kitchen and snuggle up on the bed. Fully heated and with all the essentials two people need, this Airbnb provides the quirky escape of dreams.

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The Hide Out in East Sussex

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Set in the woods near Rye, this unusual shepherd's hut is a great spot to escape for a romantic weekend away. There's a living space, kitchenette, wet room and upstairs bedroom. You'll like the decking with outdoor furniture, plus a BBQ and fire pit to enjoy a little alfresco living.

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