13 extraordinary Host Unusual properties to book a Yorkshire staycation - including Hobbit's House and double decker bus

Yorkshire is seeing a surge in staycation bookings for this summer.

13 extraordinary places to book a Yorkshire staycation

And with an array of quirky holiday homes, from luxury glamping to the weird and wonderful, it's easy to see why. Online booking site Host Unusual has an array of extraordinary Yorkshire properties up for hire, including these unusual homes just a stone's throw away from Leeds. If you're eager to book a memorable holiday when Covid restrictions are lifted, we have you covered. Here are 13 quirky homes, listed on Host Unusual, for you to book your stay.

Live the first-class life at The Old Station, where three stunning railway carriages are for hire at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.The Old Station at Allerston served passengers on the Forge Valley Line until 1950, firstly as Wilton Station and then as Ebberston Station. Today, it's home to three beautifully preserved and converted First Class Corridor carriages, each one providing self-catering accommodation for up to six people.

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The characterful gatehouse has been converted into two holiday homes that retain the appearance of their original incarnation - a purpose-built 1825 stone ruin. Constructed from authentic Filey Brigg stone, the Follies are set within 3/4 acres of natural country grounds.
Experience farm-fresh living and incredible views, from the comfort of a geodesic dome in the North Yorkshire Wolds. Each ensuite, 40m2 dome is named after local cattle and sleeps up to two adults and two children. The luxury domes have flushing toilets and piping hot showers - so there'll be no traipsing across muddy fields!
Feel like royalty in this charmingly circular holiday home, set below King Richard's castle in historical Middleham in the Yorkshire Dales. Inside the holiday home you'll find plenty of original features, including wooden ceiling beams and turreted window, combined with cosy furnishings and a warming woodburning stove. Sleeps two people.
A nostalgic replica railway carriage with a hot tub, beautifully stopped amongst sheep-dotted fields in a North Yorkshire village. Overlooking a sparkling river, and the old Nidd Valley railway line, the carriage boasts stunning views. The 24ft by 9ft carriage sleeps two people.
A luxurious family treehouse, privately secluded in medieval woodland with incredible views of the North Yorkshire Moors. It even boasts a den area - accessed by a slide - with a TV, movies, a games console and a popcorn maker. The three double bedrooms sleep six people.
This striking riverside tower in York enjoys panoramic views and a fantastic location in York's Old Town. The tower began life as a key player in the city's defences, before it took on the role of a water tower in Tudor times. A ship-style ladder takes you to a huge roof terrace with views across the city and the river. Sleeps six people
‘Holiday on the Buses' has taken a brand new meaning with Bedroam, an imaginative double-decker bus conversion inspired by contemporary Japanese design. The top deck has 14 individual Japanese-style luxury sleep pods, each with their own personal storage compartment.
Stay in a 15th century Teesdale castle, magically transformed into a living space fit for royalty. The castle was built in 1560, on the site of a former medieval castle and located on the edge of a working farm. The bedroom, complete with exposed timber beams and mood lighting, sleeps two.
A music-inspired chapel conversion that sleeps 10 people, surrounded by North Yorkshire countryside. The quirky décor has been picked to match the converted chapel's original features, The vestry bedroom is ideal for a couple who prefer extra privacy, with its own lounge, en-suite bathroom and basic kitchen facilities.
A modern treehouse on an award-winning boutique holiday site at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds. Facilities include a fully fitted kitchen, ensuite shower room and a decking area with a hot tub. Sleeps two people.
A family-run farm in North York Moors which offers a range of accommodation - including this incredible Hobbit's House-inspired home. Potts Corner, which has been inspired by the fantastical worlds of storybooks, features a circular door and windows, timber frames and grass on the roof. Sleeps six people.
Hop aboard Daisy Decker, a vibrant double-decker bus converted into a five-bed holiday home. Equipped with two cosy bedrooms and the original bus seats (and driver's wheel) are in tact.