Let’s face facts, overseas travel might not be on the agenda for a while for most of us and staycations might well be the norm for 2021, so we’ve decided to delve into some unique UK stays to be enjoyed this year. Airbnb has some amazing properties on their books and we take a look at 8 of their most unusual UK rentals below:
The Willow, Pembroke, Wales
Perfect for a relaxing break close to the mesmerising Pembrokeshire coast in Wales, The Willow is an amazing little structure that has some great amenities for enjoying a UK staycation in 2021. Billed as the ultimate in luxury glamping, it is situated in a very private location with stunning countryside views. The Willow has been finished to a very high standard, full kitchen, 2 smart TVs, WiFi. Its got a big decked area outside with a Hot Tub, plus a grassed garden area for enjoying a craft beer or two in the sunshine.
Airship 001 Sussex, England
If staying in an airship looking structure in the middle of some stunning Sussex woodland is your cup of tea, the Airship 001 Sussex on Airbnb is going to be ticking plenty of the right boxes. This unique, architecturally designed aluminium pod, delivers a glamorous retreat for UK staycations in 2021. Nestling in a private woodland, and overlooking a dew pond along with the valley below, Airship 001 in Sussex has a kingsize bed, shower/wc, living area and a ‘galley’ kitchen. Wood-burning stove, dining table and chairs and a sofa/ bunk bed round off its amenities.
Buttercup’s Shepherd Hut, Okehampton, England
Combining the peace and quiet of a rural farm location in the beautiful Devon countryside with the stunning, Dartmoor National Park & Lydford Gorge situated close by makes this quintessential hut a great choice for a coastal staycation this year. Buttercup’s Shepherd Hut boasts a wood burner and underfloor heating which mean this can be the ultimate year round escape. While the owners transport your luggage you can walk along the path to your own hideaway in a field surrounded by native woodland and far reaching views through the valley.
Boat House, Cambridgeshire, England
A wonderfully well converted 1945 boat which is nestled within a private forest and overlooks the mesmerising open fenland countryside. The Boat House in Cambridgeshire is the ideal retreat for couples looking to relax, explore and visit the local towns such as Ely and Godmanchester. It is located 15 minutes drive from Ely and 30 minutes from Cambridge. The boat forms part of the overall space incorporating the bedroom with a king size double or two singles, and this is accompanied by a adjoining boat shack with an eclectic industrial style kitchen and bathroom with walk-in shower. The boat is positioned on a large deck which has been crafted from reclaimed sleepers within a tranquil forest. A great escape for couples to relax, explore and enjoy the amazing sunsets.
Lotus Car Spa & Horse Hut, Medstead, England
If a hot tub inside a car sounds like your thing, look no further than the Lotus Car Spa and Horse Hut in Medstead. This amazing property has a fully functioning hot tub inside a Lotus Elan – which isn’t something that you see everyday it’s fair to say. The property is nestled in the corner of ‘horse field’ where the farm’s shire’s once roamed, on the outskirts of the village of Medstead. With views out onto Hattingley valley vista from the verandah or lotus spa, this is the ideal spot to enjoy the beautiful Hampshire countryside. The Horse Hut was once mounted on the back of a lorry and used for Polo and Shire horse shows. It has been converted to luxury holiday accommodation, but still manages to keep its horsey heritage.
Tree Dome, Ludlow, England
This glorious glamping accommodation boasts a king size four poster bed with plush pillows and a luxuriously cosy duvet, a dining room table and chairs, a comfy sofa, sideboard and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a full suite of outside furniture at Tree Dome in Ludlow including a large sofa, coffee table as well as a dining table and four chairs. There is a spa hot tub with lights and bubbles which is built into the deck. Set within 45 acres of private secluded woodland with many walks on the doorstep, this is one for the adventure inclined. The setting is in natural woodland and there is hardly any light pollution which allows guests to enjoy clear starry skies weather permitting.
Hobbit House, Northamptonshire, England
If you want to live like Bilbo Baggins et al during a UK staycation in 2021, this Hobbit House in Northamptonshire is the one for you. It is a unique hut which has been made from reclaimed trees and the grass roof is speckled with wild flowers. There is an unfenced fishpond that attracts dragonflies and frogs – ideal for the nature lovers out there. Think glamping rather than luxury accommodation with this one but there is a fridge, kettle, electricity and lighting inside. A wood burning stove is also there to provide warmth on a cold night.
Woodbridge Windmill, Suffolk, England
Trickers Mill is a 5 storey Grade 2 listed Tower Windmill with its own private courtyard and it is located in the heart of Woodbridge, Suffolk, close to the Market Square. The ground and first floors have been converted to deliver fabulous accommodation for two people. A stay here will be a highly unique experience as there are no other habitable windmills in Woodbridge area. From the bedroom there is a staircase and trapdoor to the upper levels where spectacular views over the roof tops of Woodbridge and the river Deben can be appreciated. This part of the windmill is a step back in time and is as it was over two centuries ago.