Want a weird weekend away? From a cosy aeroplane cockpit to an old railway station and a humble Kent home – with its very own CAVE… the strangest Airbnbs you can book for a very unique staycation

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Are you looking for a staycation a little more thrilling than a cottage by the sea?

Well look no further, as whether you fancy sleeping in an aeroplane cockpit or cosying up for the night in a cave – there’s a holiday home for you.

A simple hotel stay isn’t for everyone, and quirky holiday retreats have been popping up across the country in recent years. 

From an old railway station in the Scottish Highlands to Welsh ‘moon bathing’, there are many places you can have an out-of-the-ordinary trip.

Here, MailOnline reveals some of the strangest Airbnbs you can book for a unique UK stay.

Jetstream, Lincolnshire  

This Lincolnshire camping spot turns the cockpit into the destination for just £115 a night

This Lincolnshire camping spot turns the cockpit into the destination for just £115 a night

However to make a cup of tea or use the toilet you will have to leave the plane

However to make a cup of tea or use the toilet you will have to leave the plane

The small aircraft is kitted out with a King bed up against the cockpit

The small aircraft is kitted out with a King bed up against the cockpit

The Jetstream is a plane that has been converted into a glamping pod and it can fit up to five people 'at a squeeze'

The Jetstream is a plane that has been converted into a glamping pod and it can fit up to five people ‘at a squeeze’

Many people think planes are simply for travelling somewhere else.

But this Lincolnshire camping spot turns the cockpit into the destination, for just £115-a-night.

The Jetstream is a plane that has been converted into a glamping pod and it can fit up to five people ‘at a squeeze’. 

The small aircraft is kitted out with a King bed up against the cockpit and a v-shaped double bed squeezed into the nose of the aircraft – which is called the radome. There is also a small pull-out single bed. 

However to make a cup of tea or use the toilet you will have to leave the plane – but you won’t have to travel far as the kitchen and bathroom are just 20m away. 

Cromdale Railway Station, Strathspey 

Cromdale Railway Station is now one of the Scottish Highlands' most unique holiday destinations

Cromdale Railway Station is now one of the Scottish Highlands’ most unique holiday destinations

What was once a ticket office is now the kitchen, while the waiting room has become the lounge

What was once a ticket office is now the kitchen, while the waiting room has become the lounge

The converted railway station in Strathspey, which was built in 1863, also comes with a train carriage made into a camping coach

The converted railway station in Strathspey, which was built in 1863, also comes with a train carriage made into a camping coach

Guests have access to an art studio in the 'station master's shed' and a games room - which comes with a ping pong table, small pool table and table football

Guests have access to an art studio in the ‘station master’s shed’ and a games room – which comes with a ping pong table, small pool table and table football

Closed to passengers in 1965, Cromdale Railway Station is now one of the Scottish Highlands’ most unique holiday destinations.

The converted railway station in Strathspey, which was built in 1863, also comes with a train carriage made into a camping coach.

What was once a ticket office is now the kitchen, while the waiting room has become the lounge. The lamp room now has a triple bunk bed in it, making it the perfect room for kids.

With five bedrooms, the station and carriage combined can sleep up to eight people – which works out as a bargain at £238-a-night. There is even a summer house complete with garden toys and a barbecue. 

On top of the nostalgia of staying in a disused railway station, guests have access to an art studio in the ‘station master’s shed’ and a games room – which comes with a ping pong table, small pool table and table football. There is also a trampoline and a rowing machine.

White Cliffs cave, Kent

But this house in Dover, Kent, comes complete with its very own not-at-all-creepy White Cliffs cave

But this house in Dover, Kent, comes complete with its very own not-at-all-creepy White Cliffs cave

Described as a 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' by its host, you can dine, relax, or even sleep in an actual cave, for just £144-a-night

Described as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ by its host, you can dine, relax, or even sleep in an actual cave, for just £144-a-night

Eerie pictures of the cave show it scattered with candles in cross holders, colourful lights and what appear to be markings scratched into the wall

Eerie pictures of the cave show it scattered with candles in cross holders, colourful lights and what appear to be markings scratched into the wall

While the two-bedroom home itself appears ordinary, the dark entrance to the cave can be seen and accessed from the kitchen

While the two-bedroom home itself appears ordinary, the dark entrance to the cave can be seen and accessed from the kitchen

On the face of it this may look like a humble home for a quiet coastal stay. 

But this house in Dover, Kent, comes complete with its very own not-at-all-creepy White Cliffs cave.

Described as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’ by its host, you can dine, relax, or even sleep in an actual cave, for just £144-a-night.

While the two-bedroom home itself appears ordinary, the dark entrance to the cave can be seen and accessed from the kitchen. 

Eerie pictures of the cave show it scattered with candles in cross holders, colourful lights and what appear to be markings scratched into the wall – as well as the rather forlorn-looking outline of a face.

Sleep Explorer’s Globe, Leicestershire  

What makes the Sleep Explorer's Globe, in Hallaton, Lecestershire, stand out, is that it looks as though it's floating

What makes the Sleep Explorer’s Globe, in Hallaton, Lecestershire, stand out, is that it looks as though it’s floating

It has one double bed, one single bed and an oil heater and wood burner for colder nights

It has one double bed, one single bed and an oil heater and wood burner for colder nights

The 'low-impact' dome, which can sleep three people, is situated in a two-acre patch of woodland - and is a strictly no-wifi type of retreat

The ‘low-impact’ dome, which can sleep three people, is situated in a two-acre patch of woodland – and is a strictly no-wifi type of retreat

The £150-a-night eco-Globe has a composting loo and a warm shower with a view of the woods so you can really feel at one with nature

The £150-a-night eco-Globe has a composting loo and a warm shower with a view of the woods so you can really feel at one with nature

Luxury tree-houses have been popping up all over the country in recent years.

But what makes the Sleep Explorer’s Globe, in Hallaton, Lecestershire, stand out, is that it looks as though it’s floating.

The ‘low-impact’ dome, which can sleep three people, is situated in a two-acre patch of woodland – and is a strictly no-wifi type of retreat.

It has one double bed, one single bed and an oil heater and wood burner for colder nights.

The £150-a-night eco-Globe has a composting loo and a warm shower with a view of the woods so you can really feel at one with nature.   

PilotHouse PH5, Drimnin

PilotHouse PH5, in Drimnim, offers 360 views of the stunning west Scotland coast

PilotHouse PH5, in Drimnim, offers 360 views of the stunning west Scotland coast

Designed by architect Roderick Hames and Amanda Markham, the £170-a-night tiny home's inside even matches its outside

Designed by architect Roderick Hames and Amanda Markham, the £170-a-night tiny home’s inside even matches its outside

The wrap-around balcony means you can enjoy the stunning view across the water of the Isle of Mull

The wrap-around balcony means you can enjoy the stunning view across the water of the Isle of Mull

Despite its industrial feel, the home has a comfortable-looking living room with leather seats and a cosy bedroom

Despite its industrial feel, the home has a comfortable-looking living room with leather seats and a cosy bedroom

Always dreamed of staying in a submarine? Then this aluminium holiday spot could be the next best thing. 

Granted you won’t be surrounded by sea life, but PilotHouse PH5, in Drimnim, offers 360 views of the stunning west Scotland coast.

Designed by architect Roderick Hames and Amanda Markham, the £170-a-night tiny home’s inside even matches its outside, with ridged metal walls adding to the mechanical decor.

The wrap-around balcony means you can enjoy the stunning view across the water of the Isle of Mull, one of Scotland’s 790 offshore islands – 93 of which are inhabited.

Despite its industrial feel, the home has a comfortable-looking living room with leather seats and a cosy bedroom. It also comes complete with a wood burning stove for those chilly Scottish nights.

Moon Conker, Powys 

The Moon Conker in Llanafan-fawr, Powys, is a dome-shaped tree-house complete with observatory holes for those starry nights

The Moon Conker in Llanafan-fawr, Powys, is a dome-shaped tree-house complete with observatory holes for those starry nights

If you're a fan of stargazing but don't want to brave the open elements, this is the staycation for you

If you’re a fan of stargazing but don’t want to brave the open elements, this is the staycation for you

Moon bathing is this property's key feature - so take a bath outside in its hot and cold Scandi-style tubs

Moon bathing is this property’s key feature – so take a bath outside in its hot and cold Scandi-style tubs

The hosts say the moon bathing helps in 'harnessing of natural energies from the river' in what is suggested to be 'plain Celtic magic'

The hosts say the moon bathing helps in ‘harnessing of natural energies from the river’ in what is suggested to be ‘plain Celtic magic’

If you’re a fan of stargazing but don’t want to brave the open elements, this is the staycation for you.

The Moon Conker in Llanafan-fawr, Powys, is a dome-shaped tree-house complete with observatory holes for those starry nights.

And given its name, moon bathing is this property’s key feature – so take a bath outside in its hot and cold Scandi-style tubs – which are filled by hand pump with water from the nearby stream and heated in a kettle.

There are basic kitchen essentials, tea and coffee facilities and marshmallows for toasting over the fire. 

The hosts say the moon bathing helps in ‘harnessing of natural energies from the river’ in what is suggested to be ‘plain Celtic magic’.

Double decker glamping bus, Wrexham   

This upcycled double decker bus is the perfect holiday home if you are looking for something a bit unconventional

This upcycled double decker bus is the perfect holiday home if you are looking for something a bit unconventional

The quirky bus has its own fenced off garden, and old bus seats make up the dining area

The quirky bus has its own fenced off garden, and old bus seats make up the dining area

Set in a family farm in Llan-y-pwll, Wrexham, the bus can sleep six people comfortably as it has one King bed, one double and two singles

Set in a family farm in Llan-y-pwll, Wrexham, the bus can sleep six people comfortably as it has one King bed, one double and two singles

The bus - which was operated by Crosville Motor Services, a bus company sold off in the 90s - has a small kitchenette as well as field views

The bus – which was operated by Crosville Motor Services, a bus company sold off in the 90s – has a small kitchenette as well as field views

This upcycled double decker bus is the perfect holiday home if you are looking for something a bit unconventional.

Set in a family farm in Llan-y-pwll, Wrexham, the bus can sleep six people comfortably as it has one King bed, one double and two singles.

The quirky bus has its own fenced off garden, and old bus seats make up the dining area. 

The bus – which was operated by Crosville Motor Services, a bus company sold off in the 90s – has a small kitchenette as well as field views. It also has its own fenced off garden.

If you are planning on a winter trip, be warned that while there are electric heater and blankets on board, the bus can get chilly. 




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