Unique hotels in the UK

The UK is home to some fabulous hotels, from 5 star establishments and family resorts through to child oriented hotels and luxury spa hotels, there are lots of fantastic venues to choose from if you want a memorable stay in the UK.

Whether you’re looking for a unique hotel in the UK for business or pleasure, you’ve certainly landed in the right place – we’ve rounded up some of our favourite unique hotels.


Haven Pod at Neyland Yacht Haven, Pembrokeshire

If you’re looking for a unique stay in Pembrokeshire, Haven Pod at Neyland Yacht Haven is sure to float your boat!

Featuring floating pods sitting on a picturesque marina, this accommodation is

attached to pontoons and has a decked area where you can, quite literally, watch the world float by.

Each pod sleep two adults and two children and you can stay connected with the rest of the world with the accommodation’s handy USB ports and Wi-Fi. The pods have a kitchenette, but there’s also plenty of great places to dine, wine and relax nearby.

Amberley Castle, Arundel, West Sussex 

If you’re looking for luxurious accommodation that’s fit for royalty, look no further than Amberley Castle, Arundel, West Sussex.

The perfect destination to gain an insight into how the other half live, this majestic castle dates back to the 12th century and has a whole host of impressive artefacts and stunning décor, including luxurious rooms, suits of armour, grand fireplaces and an inviting modern restaurant.  Oh, and there’s also 12 acres of glorious grounds to discover, an 18-hole putting course, and a croquet lawn.


The Old Mill, Lymington, Hampshire

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, The Old Mill, Lymington should be your first port of call!

Sitting on the riverside, this beautiful hotel provides plenty of opportunities to get that perfect Instagram-worthy shot, whether that’s photos of the scenic riverside views or the full-sized adult swing found in the garden – ideal for enjoying some blissful ‘me’ time.

There’s also plenty to see and do in the area, including shops, country walks and restaurants.


Titanic Hotel Liverpool

The Titanic Hotel Liverpool is a luxury hotel in Liverpool, set in a former busy warehouse built in the 1800s.

Today, the building has retained much of its endearing character. This sensational hotel is sure to provide a memorable base for your Liverpool stay. With concrete ceilings, exposed brickwork, steel columns, and original windows, this historic hotel also has a unique contemporary twist that brings it up to date with modern times.


Impeccable Pig, Sedgefield

The Impeccable Pig in Sedgefield epitomises unique hotels. The 12 carefully crafted, subtly themed rooms, all have individual names including, ‘The Hefner’, ‘Oinkers’, ‘Pigsty’, and ‘Three Little Pigs’, and each room has an intriguing tale or two behind it.

With features such as baths in copper, nickel and painted finishes, hot tubs and exciting focal points, this hotel certainly has the wow factor.  If you’re staying in one of the ground floor bedrooms, you can enjoy your very own hot tub, Egyptian cotton bedding and luxurious toiletries.


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How Does Property Development Finance Work?

Whether you’re a first-time property developer, a professional landlord or a seasoned property investor, there are a number of different ways to secure the finance you need to complete your first or next property development project.

From commercial mortgages and auction finance, through to first time property development finance, it’s important to determine the right property development finance option for your needs.

If you’re struggling to know where to start when it comes to securing finance for your project, we’ve taken a look at some of the options available to you.

First time property development finance

If you’re a first-time property developer looking to purchase your first property, one of the best options for you could be a flexible development mortgage. There are flexible development mortgages specifically for first time private developers, especially for those looking to buy a property with the view to refurbish it to rent it out.

Sources of property development finance

Properties at auction tend to be a lot more affordable than those listed on the market, making them a great way to purchase your first or second property. When you purchase a property at auction, you will usually be expected to pay for it within a month of securing the sale. However, some lenders will offer auction finance known as a short-term bridging loan. This means that you can access funds quickly when needed and refinance the house once the work is completed.

If you are interested in developing a private or commercial property, commercial mortgage options will give you the funds to purchase a commercial property such as a shop, warehouse or office.

Of course, it’s not just the price of the property you will need to take into account when securing finance to put towards the purchase of a property development. You should also consider the amount of refurbishment work that is required and whether or not it is a ground-up development.

Securing property development finance

At Stewart Hindley, we understand that the right investment is crucial when it comes to acquiring the funds you need for your new property venture. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you to obtain the best option for your financial circumstances.