WHY not swap your living room for a quirky UK holiday home this summer and get a welcome change of scenery.
Whether it’s a glamping pod, tower, showman’s carriage or a treehouse – we’ve rounded up a bunch of properties that guarantee an unforgettable holida,- from £25 per person a night.
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Thanks to UK travel restrictions lifting, there’s plenty of scope for booking a staycation this summer.
And while many Brits are flocking to the coast for a break, there are still lots of unusual properties available across the country.
Guests can unwind in a hot tub at their treehouse, explore the Shropshire countryside from a tower built in 1607, or stay on board the only self-catering lightship in the UK.
Here’s our pick of the best alternative accommodation options around the UK, from a dome to a boat.
Silver Birch treehouse cabin, Deerpark, Cornwall
Unwind in Cornwall at your own treehouse cabin, which comes complete with an enclosed decking area and a hot tub.
Guests here have a great base for exploring Cornwall’s beaches and picturesque towns.
As well as the nostalgia of staying in a treehouse, there’s lots of little luxuries, including eco friendly toiletries.
SULA Lightship, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Bed down in this two bedroom apartment onboard a historic lightship that’s moored in the Gloucester Docklands.
It’s described as ‘the only self-catering lightship in the UK’, and is great for couples as well as families.
Loads of bars and restaurants are just a short stroll away, but you can also snuggle up and watch a film in your lounge or bask in the sun on the deck.
The Summer House, near Wroxeter, Shropshire
This Summer House and Octagonal Tower was built in around 1607 by Sir Francis Newport.
The Grade II listed tower is now a quirky and unique place to stay, with a modern dining space.
The property has views of the Shropshire Hills, and is perfectly placed for nice countryside walks, as well as exploring Shropshire and the bordering counties.
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The Prince Regent, Bodiam, Sussex
For a quirky stay, try this converted showman’s carriage, which overlooks Bodiam Castle and the Sussex countryside.
Outside the carriage is a decked area with a charcoal barbecue for relaxing afternoons.
It’s a great place to stay for those with dogs, as there’s plenty of long rural walks nearby, as well as Sussex villages and towns with pubs to explore.
The Liverpool Boat, Liverpool, Merseyside
Enjoy a city break with a twist with a stay on this modern canal boat moored in Liverpool’s waterfront.
Inside the boat has cool, industrial-style furnishings and a master bedroom with doors out to a private seating area looking over the marina.
Its a great base from which to explore the city, with The Liverpool Yacht Club and Marina very close by.
Satori Dome, Northumberland
Go off grid at Satori Dome, which offers guests a back to basics experience where you can’t help but relax.
The dome is in rural Northumberland so beautiful views of woods and the nearby pond come as standard.
It also comes with a wood-fired hot tub, fire pit, and a deck for unwinding with an evening drink.
Heathside Glamping Pods, Halesworth, Suffolk
These cute glamping pods come with a shower, small kitchenette and an outside seating area, where you can fire up the barbecue for family meals.
They’re based in the pretty Suffolk countryside, not too far from the coast, so there are beaches to explore and lots of nature trails around.
There’s also a village pub just 10 minutes’ stroll away.
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