Pay for 2 nights, get a 3rd night FREE, throughout July and August. Maggie is a lovely 1947 caravan parked in a peaceful Herefordshire orchard. It's perfect for couples or individuals who like the idea of a self-catering holiday but want a different experience to staying in a holiday cottage. Inside is a double bed, a tiny kitchenette with a stove and a cool box, and a table and chairs. Outside, you have a firepit, barbecue, double deckchair and incredible views of the Black Mountains. Hereford and Hay-on-Wye are both barely twelve miles away, and there are gorgeous walks to enjoy from the door.
Your chance to stay in a quaint Shepherd's Hut in the tranquil pretty Test Valley on the Hampshire/Wiltshire borders. Perfect for couples looking for something a little different, this delightful retreat is only ten minutes by car from the many attractions of the New Forest National Park and nestles amidst stunning countryside. Guests can enjoy the shared use of an outdoor swimming pool and lovely walks straight from the door.
The ancient Tudor Barn is a spacious, character-filled, wonderfully welcoming group holiday accommodation that sleeps 23+ guests on a working farm, three miles from historic Lavenham. The 16th century oak barn is a huge open plan area for feasting, socialising around the woodburner and sleeping, with adjoining 17th century cartlodge with further bedrooms and a large kitchen well-equipped and underfloor-heated kitchen. Outside there is a garden, farm trails and tennis court. The Tudor Barn is ideal for civilised hen weekends, multi-generational family gatherings, workshops and retreats, with the owner’s recommendations for caterers and masses of activity ideas.
A quaint 'bird box' for those looking for a romantic love nest on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Okehampton within easy reach of Devon and Cornwall's many attractions. Self-catering with a difference that is sure to offer an unforgettable fairy-tale holiday experience.
Have you ever wanted to go back to basics and enjoy the simpler things in life? This Scottish retreat provides a 'unique' self-catering experience where you can enjoy complete peace and isolation. On the mainland, the cottage is only accessible by boat (provided as part of the rental) and once arrived, you can experience your own little slice of 'island' life.
Plenty of space awaits your family and friends at Castle Farm. The beautiful Brecon Beacons self-catering property comprises The Farmhouse with 6 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 people with one bedroom being accessed from a courtyard and the next door Cottage which has 3 bedrooms, sleeping an additional 12. The holiday home sits in its own valley close to Capel-y-ffin, a tiny hamlet seven miles from Hay-on-Wye and 14 miles from Abergavenny. It has fantastic views and excellent opportunities for walking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, and other fun activities. Guests love the flexibility of accommodation which is suitable for everything from a family reunion to a relaxed Christmas with friends and wellness retreats.
Newly built using traditional techniques and featuring a separate bedroom and shower room, this charming Shepherd's Hut offers couples space and comfort in an idyllic location close to the New Forest National Park and within walking distance of a country pub. Enjoy walking and bike rides through the forest and countryside, and with the coast only half an hour away plus plenty of picturesque towns and villages to explore, your self-catering holiday can be as exciting or relaxing as you choose.
It's hard not to be wooed by this idyllic romantic retreat set in beautiful rural surroundings on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park. Located in the charming village of Alderholt, Shepherd's Retreat is a cosy bolthole for two. The artisan built hut has everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including a hand built kitchen, wood burning stove, WiFi and a village pub just a short walk away. Enjoy walks and bike rides from the front door or lazy days on the beach, just half an hour away.
Shepherds View is located at Oaks Barn Farm along with two other stylish holiday homes. A working farm nestling amongst tranquil countryside, this stylish lodge is only ten minutes drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, a vibrant town full of culture, good places for a meal out, shops and attractions. A salt water hot tub as an optional extra allows guests to relax and enjoy the tranquility by day, and the star-filled skies by night whilst watching the flames flickering in the Kandai fire bowl. Centrally positioned in the country, Shepherds View is well located for discovering the beauty of Warwickshire and the nearby Cotswolds.
Perfect for couples looking to truly escape the hustle and bustle of modern day living, Lower Polnish is a 'unique' Scottish retreat for two and offers the chance to get away from modern day distractions, get back to basics and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Offering the chance to get 'off the grid' this cosy former blackhouse sits a stone's throw from the private shoreline on the Ardnish Peninsular in an isolated position away from it all with only wildlife to disturb you.
Ty Log ("Log House", in Welsh) is a contemporary log cabin in a peaceful location with fantastic views and accessible accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. It is part of a former working farm and guests have access to six acres of landscaped grounds which include ponds and a sensory garden. The cabin is less than two miles from Llangain and the Tafarn Pantydderwen pub, four miles from the coast at Llansteffan and only five miles from the ancient town of Carmarthen. The Gower, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons National Park are all within an hour's drive. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Castle Hill Cottage is a contemporary holiday home located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and just 30 miles from London. Sleeping 14 people in six bedrooms, it features a heated outdoor swimming pool (open May to September), hot tub, sauna, bbq, pizza oven, open-plan layout, an outdoor kids play area and extensive grounds with far reaching views across the country side. The mix of bedrooms suits families or groups of friends, including those with children. There is plenty of scope for activities like walking, cycling and horse riding, with local attractions including country houses, gardens, and castles. Beachy Head and Brighton are 45min away of the self-catering holiday home to make a day at the beach another possibility.
Plenty of space awaits your family and friends at Castle Farm. The beautiful Brecon Beacons self-catering property comprises The Farmhouse has 5+1 bedrooms sleeping 10-16 people and the Granary, which is an external double bedroom. The holiday home sits in its own valley close to Capel-y-ffin, a tiny hamlet 7 miles from Hay-on-Wye and 14 miles from Abergavenny. It has fantastic views and excellent opportunities for walking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, and other fun activities. Guests love the flexibility of accommodation which is suitable for everything from a family reunion to a relaxed Christmas with friends and wellness retreats.
The owners of The Treehouse prove that it's possible to combine adventure and luxury. Fall asleep gazing at the Somerset skies, listening to the gentle rustle of leaves on the cedar shingle roof in this 5-star self-catering property, which sleeps four people in two bedrooms. The custom octagonal building is close to Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills AONB, within walking distance of Halse village and the New Inn pub, and only a short drive from beautiful Somerset and North Devon beaches. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
This charming replica train carriage has been built to high standards using modern eco-friendly touches to provide a unique holiday home beside the heritage West Somerset Railway line. The two bedrooms sleep four people who enjoy luxurious features like an outdoor hot tub, underfloor heating and TVs in the bedroom. Dunster Castle, Exmoor National Park, the Quantock Hills and Taunton are all nearby, while Bristol is also within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
This handcrafted log cabin is the ultimate adult's holiday escape. Honey Tree Lodge is within walking distance of a friendly village pub and a beautiful nature reserve, boasting its very own private treehouse, a sauna and an outdoor hot tub as well as a 100-inch cinema screen and a master bedroom with an impressive feature copper bath. With two king-sized bedrooms and a double sofa bed, it sleeps up to six adults and is only a few miles from Canterbury and Whitstable for a day by the sea.
Sleep amongst the stars in this beautifully crafted treehouse. There is nothing rustic about this superb holiday retreat which consists of two elevated pods and is perfect for couples or solo adventurers looking for something a little quirky and different on holiday. The Treehouse Hideaway has everything to make guests feel welcome and comfortable, including underfloor heating, a landscaped hot tub and a kitchen with all the mod-cons. Canterbury and Whitstable are both less than four miles from the treehouse, which is within walking distance of a friendly pub, the village shop and a nature reserve.
The Enchanted Faraway Tree is a magical work of whimsy where couples can indulge in their childhood fantasy of living in a treehouse. Straight off the pages of a child-hood novel, this incredible hideaway is just perfect for any adult looking for adventure and escapism. There is a beautifully crafted living room and kitchen with a log burner, a bedroom with a clear dome so that guests can sleep under the stars, and a landscaped garden with a swing, hot tub and fire pit. The Enchanted Faraway Tree is close to ancient woodland and a nature reserve, and a short walk from a friendly pub and well-stocked village shop. There are beautiful walks from the door, with opportunities for shopping, sightseeing and a day at the seaside in nearby Canterbury and Whitstable.
Treat yourself to a fun and unique experience with a stay in Gulliver, the quirky holiday camper. Tucked away its own garden in the Kent village of Blean, the static camper has been upcycled and outfitted to provide a glamping holiday for couples or solo travellers with a wood-fired hot tub, log burner, outdoor TV and lots of other memorable touches. There are miles of beautiful walks and cycling routes on the doorstep, including through neighbouring Blean Woods and nature reserve, and the village pub and shop are within walking distance.
Why should the dream of a secret garden belong only in a storybook? This wonderful property brings the fantasy to life, providing a peaceful retreat for couples with quirky handcrafted features, an outdoor hot tub and the sense of sleeping under the stars without worrying about the weather. A Secret Garden is in the charming Kent village of Blean, close to Whitstable and Canterbury and within walking distance of ancient woodland, a nature reserve and a friendly pub. It is perfect for a short break or a longer stay at any time of the year.
Sometimes we all just fancy something a bit different and booking holiday accommodation is no exception. And the good news is, with the increase in glamping, it is easy to combine a wacky adventure with a touch of luxury. Glamping, or ‘glamorous camping’, is a fantastic way to enjoy all the benefits of sleeping close to nature without actually having to pitch a tent or sleep in a soggy sleeping bag! Stay in a Shepherds hut, a pod, a cabin or a yurt. From vintage vans to buses and boats, you will find glamping options in all sorts of crazy and unique places. It’s the perfect option if you want to feel like you are sleeping under the stars whilst still enjoying some indulgent extras. Lots of our glamping options include hot tubs, wood burners and even under floor heating. In fact, you might find you have more creature comforts in the middle of the woods than you do at home!
If you are looking for a romantic weekend away there is no better way to woo your other half than with your own unique slice of paradise. Enjoy the rustic charm of a yurt, relax in a secret garden or head back to the 60s and enjoy a weekend in a quirky campervan. Indulge in a glass of bubbly together in a hot tub, wrap yourselves up in a blanket as you watch the stars twinkle in the sky or toast marshmallows over a camp fire. Or bring the whole family along for the adventure. Treehouses and fairy tale gardens are what childhood dreams are made of. If glamping doesn’t appeal, we have plenty of unusual holiday cottages that offer a more traditional ‘cottage’ style holiday with an interesting twist. From old mills and quirky churchs to eco friendly barns, historic gatehouses and art deco holiday homes, our selection of unique cottages are endless!
Whilst it is easy to combine quirky accommodation with all the mod cons of everyday life, if you are happy to forgo some of your creature comforts, why not opt to go off grid. Ditch the WiFi and constant pinging of emails and WhatsApp messages in favour of paddling in streams and listening to the bird song. It’s amazing how good for the soul a few days really away from it all can be and it’s even better when you can add a unique place to stay into the mix. Who needs Netflix when you can stay in a boat or a bird box!
Finding somewhere to rest your head on holiday is so much more than just getting a good night’s sleep. Our eccentric selection of unique accommodation has something to suit everyone. Whether you are looking for an unforgettable weekend away for two, a family holiday with a whacky ‘wow’ factor, or you just fancy a change, a holiday in one of our quirky cottages will always be one to remember.