Looking for unique places to stay in the UK? Staycations have become increasingly popular as holidaymakers look to enjoy trips closer to home. From historic castles to bespoke boats, ditch the traditional hotel room and discover something new today. We've rounded up our favourite quirky breaks to add to your staycation bucket list.
Holidays are best with the whole family, and this lovely belle tent has room for everyone. Nestled in its own private space in Clavertye Wood, the kids will love exploring the 10 acres of picturesque woodland. This dog-friendly site is the perfect place to tire out your energetic, four-legged friends. There's a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with ample seating, great for getting everyone together over some good food. A parachute, suspended from the trees, creates a large undercover space to sit and relax. Not even bad weather can stop the good times here. Sleeps eight. Two dogs welcome.
If you're looking for a romantic hideaway, this boutique shepherd hut is sure to impress. Created uniquely for couples, the oak clad hut boasts a handcrafted kitchen, luxurious bathroom and lots of indulgent extras. Set in the Worcestershire countryside, it's just six miles from Worcester city centre, renowned for its medieval cathedral and independent shops. After a busy day, unwind with a long soak in the handmade English roll top copper bath. Admire the great outdoors from the comfort of the decking area or head inside to the L shaped seating area by the toasty log burner. The double glazing and underfloor heating complete the cosy vibe. Sleeps two.
Nestled in the North Wales countryside, within easy reach of the magnificent Snowdonia National Park, this charming woodland pod is the ideal location to reconnect with nature and enjoy a tranquil break. One of three glamping properties, the pod features a snug bedroom, contemporary kitchen and shower room. In the evenings, enjoy an alfresco meal with stunning hillside views from the outdoor decking area. After a long day exploring, guests can soak their muscles in a private hot tub. Sleeps four. Two well-behaved dogs welcome.
Calling all comic book fans, we've found a bespoke boat designed around the theme of the Joker from Batman. This 5-star barge is located in Liverpool's boating marina, with its own bar and restaurant. Whether you want to visit the award-winning The Beatles Story or go shopping at Liverpool ONE, you're close to the city's main attractions. An excellent choice for water lovers, this two-bedroom boat features bold purple furnishings and rich decor. Sleeps four.
Searching for a staycation straight out of a fairytale? Live like a king or queen at the incredible Devizes Castle - previously owned by generations of royals. The historic castle has overlooked the market town of Devizes since the 11th century. Set in two and a half acres of grounds, you can stroll around the garden and admire the stone archways. Inside, expect beautiful interiors, grand fireplaces and stone spiral staircases. There's plenty of room for the entire family with seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, while the kitchen and dining room are fantastic places to socialise. Sleeps ten.
The Little Hide is an enticing glamping site for grown-ups in the Yorkshire countryside. Escape the everyday with a stay in the chic Nomadic Yurt. There's room for three, with a double bed and sofa bed, along with an outdoor seating area. Why not indulge in the finest Yorkshire breakfast at Willow Farm cafe on site. Stroll through Millennium Wood for your nature fix, or head to York and the spectacular York Minster for a taste of history. Sleeps three.
If it's a stylish and contemporary pod experience you're searching for, then St Asaph's Gelert Pods are a must. A break here offers peace and quiet without compromising on home comforts. Fully equipped with an internal kitchen, modern compact bathroom and wood-burning stove, the pods are quirky yet functional. With views stretching over the Welsh Valleys through the large French windows, you won't be shortchanged in terms of wow-factor. Sleeps two. Two well-behaved dogs welcome.
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