Unusual And Quirky Stays In The UK

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We’re always looking for somewhere new and interesting to stay that helps you fully relax and immerse yourself into your surroundings. From thatched cottages to converted double-decker buses find out our top five quirky, unusual stays in the UK.

The Quist Treehouse, Hereford

The View From The Quist Treehouse
View From the Kitchen at The Quist Treehouse

A truly magical treehouse set in 400 acres of private woodlands. The Quist has been been created with love and carefully decorated in a simple yet stylish way that perfectly fits both its location and ethos. The views are absolutely stunning and the sense of peace and relaxation as you sit of the deck surrounded by ancient woodlands is unbeatable. To top it off this treehouse has a wood fired hot tub, a bath with forest views and an outdoor shower. After a short stay here you really feel you have reconnected with nature!

The Quist treehouse decor
The Bath With A View at The Quist Treehouse

Thatched In Wales, Glanyrafon

Thatched Cottage in Wales
Thatched in Wales Living Room

This gorgeous, historic thatched cottage in West Wales is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Thatched In Wales located in a hidden valley, next to a babbling brook only a short walk through the wooded valley to the nearest beach and the costal path. The house offers simple luxury with modern comforts while retaining its history and character. The beautiful tiered garden is spectacular when in bloom, and is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or to sip on a glass of wine after a day exploring the local area.

Garden at Thatched in Wales Glan Yr Afon
Bedroom at Glan Yr Afon Thatched in Wales

Sunday School, Trethewey, Cornwall

Trethewey Sunday School Interior
Sunday School Book Collection

This grade II listed building has been lovingly converted into stunning accommodation. Inside the Sunday School lofty ceiling and mezzanine give it a light and airy atmosphere, with huge windows letting in that unrivalled Cornish light. The furnishings are all re-used, timeworn pieces that have been lovingly restored and repurposed. The owners have selected an array of eclectic art work which really give this place an unusual yet homely feel. Situated only a 20 minute walk from the turquoise waters, white sand and imposing cliffs of Porthcurno Beach and 40 minutes from the hidden beach at Nanjizal, its the perfect base for beach lovers.

Porthcurno Beach near Trethewey Sunday School
Sunday School at Trethewey

The Liverpool Boat

The Liverpool Boat
The Marina in Liverpool

Permanently moored in at The Liverpool Yacht Club and Marina, in the heart of Liverpool’s bustling historical waterfront this boat offers luxury accommodation with a difference. Its central location is perfect for exploring the city of Liverpool and offers a peaceful retreat when you have enjoyed what the city has to offer. The boat is perfect for a couple or family and has been decorated in a simple modern way. Its sometimes easy to forget you are in the middle of a big city when relaxing in one of the two outdoor areas watching the ducks swim past.

Kitchen on The Liverpool Boat
The Deck On Th Liverpool Boat

Ceridwen Glamping, Double Decker Bus and Yurts

Double Decker Bus
Eco Pod at Ceridwen Glamping

This family run, eco-sensitive farm, in rural west Wales is set in 40 acres of organic land, surrounded by a wooded valley. It offers out of the ordinary spaces such as the double decker bus or the geodesic dome, but with all the home comforts to make your stay is enjoyable. The whole ethos of the farm is to be an eco-friendly destination where you can be fully immersed in nature. It makes a great base to explore the local area with fantastic beaches only 30 minutes away and stunning countryside to explore.

Dome at Ceridwen Glamping
The Hop Shack at Ceridwen Glamping
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Written by Laura Mills

Laura loves travelling across the UK and abroad. She has two children and a husband who are often her travel companions. Beach holidays, cosy cottages, treehouse adventures and brunching are just a few of her favourite ways to spend her travel time.