If you've ever wanted to sleep in a lighthouse, a yurt or a restored showman's wagon, you may find what you're looking for on the website Under the Thatch. Although they currently only list accommodations in the United Kingdom, they offer a range of genuinely lovely and unique places to sleep. Some of our favourites: Romany Caravan in the Black Mountains
"Enjoy a truly romantic and memorable holiday in beautiful Monmouthshire. The 'Open-Lot' type gypsy caravan is situated in the nook of a field with a view of the foothills of the romantic Black Mountains .. The fields round about, which make up the small, peaceful sheep farm ... and the farm is down a long private lane in a tranquil location." Note, this particular experience might be a pain for tall people!
"If you are looking for a wonderfully comfortable 'back to nature' experience in all weather conditions, with the chance to catch your breath, gaze at the inky-black starlit sky, hear the soothing sound of a rushing mountain river, and enjoy the peace and quiet and pure, clean air of the Black Mountains, then this yurt is the place for you."
"Not just any gypsy caravan, but the very one used in the film 'Wind in the Willows' ... Perfect for anyone looking for a romantic or unusual place to stay, you get your own organic hay meadow grazed by Black Welsh Mountain sheep, a romany caravan for sleeping, and an off-grid 'eco-cabin' with kitchen, dining and shower-room."
"You'd be pushed to find a more impressive Welsh location than Beudy Banc, a luxuriously-converted "off grid" barn, set in glorious isolation 600 feet above the stunning Dyfi valley in mid Wales. Tremendous views stretch from the sea in the west, to the mountains north and east."
Have you stayed anywhere truly unique? Let us know in the comments section. All photos and quotes from Under the Thatch