11 February 2020

Top 5 weird and wonderful places to stay in the UK

Top 5 Weird and Wonderful Places to Stay in the UK

Written by Freddie Roux

Now we are settled and officially ok with the fact that it is 2020, it’s time to start planning how we can make the most of it. I recently read an article that explained how having something planned and booked in can make us happier. I instantly could relate, even planning what I might eat for dinner can make me smile! I thought 'I must take advantage of this bit of research' and so I quickly searched for some weird and wonderful places to stay. I opted for a stay out in the lush farmland of Warwickshire, the perfect weekend break where I could completely step out of normal reality and into a wonderful teeny weeny world! So, if you too want to start feeling happy then check out my top 5 suggestions below and get something booked in.

Tinywood homes, Warwickshire

The selection of tinywood homes are created and handmade by a gentleman called Aidan. On arrival at the homes, I was instantly welcomed by the manager of the properties, Radek. He was incredibly nice and went above and beyond to help us with getting set up and recommendations of where to go and what to do. First, we were shown the innovative and bespoke properties which come with a host of well thought through features; the hot tub and BBQ were a massive hit. The properties are surrounded by a host of English country pubs that serve great food and drink at a great price! To finish off our trip, we headed to the historic town, Royal Leamington spa. We enjoyed perusing the shops, trying the local restaurants and walking round Jefferson gardens. It was truly a fantastic stay and well worth checking out if you fancy escaping to the countryside!  

The Windmill, Blackthorn Hill

Situated in rural Oxfordshire, you will find the striking Windmill at Blackthorn hill. Its history dates back to the seventeenth century and is a grade II listed building. Thanks to a recent renovation the mill now features 360 views, three floors and a double room with an ensuite. Once you take in the rural views with your warm morning mug of coffee, you can head over to Bicester village, the UK’s largest shopping outlet. This truly has all you need for the perfect weekend break!

The Boathouse, London

This boutique hotel barge is dripping in style! Floating in west london's pocket park, this place has been carefully designed in partnership with interior brand design company made.com. It is filled with contemporary art, hand-picked designer furnishings, and minimalist Scandi-style décor that's begging to be Instagrammed! Whilst staying at the boathouse, you'll be treated to a complimentary Daylesford hamper, packed with goodies including fresh bread and homemade jams. Two bicycles and a rowing boat are also provided, free for you to take off and explore London to your hearts' content.

 

Reds Kite Conker, Llanafanfawr

Ever wanted to stay in a conker that is gently nestled in a remote Welsh valley? Well now you can. This off-grid, state-of-the-art glamping pod that's been expertly engineered for comfort. The copper-clad Conker itself is the brainchild of a former engineer, who brought his design experience with Bentley and Rolls-Royce fully to bear in creating a truly spectacular pod-for-two. you'll find the nearest shops and pub within a ten-minute drive, including the noteworthy Newbridge On Wye Post Office, ideal for stocking up on holiday supplies!

Glamping Helipod, Lincolnshire

Sure, a few people can say they have been in a helicopter but not many people can say that they have stayed a couple of nights in a Helicopter. Be one of those people with a stay in this ex-military helicopter. The base is the perfect place for walks and bike rides or if that isn’t the sort of thing that you want to do, you can relax on the soft bedding with a dvd. 

Hopefully that has given you some cool ideas of places to check out that you might not have thought about! The UK has an abundance of great places so what are you waiting for? Book a property, grab your loved ones and jump in a car.


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