With a heatwave potentially creeping up in the next few weeks and travel to the continent still less certain than in previous years, here at Not In The Guidebooks we thought it was high time that we shone a spotlight on some unusual places to stay in England.
A land of green rolling hills, rugged mountains, vast swathes of deep pine forest and sun-dappled woodlands, crystal clear lakes and bubbling streams running through picturesque villages, getting off the beaten track for an activity holiday in England can be as rewarding as any location on earth.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at some unusual places to stay in England, some of the unique, quirky accommodation we have sourced from around the region to help get you off-grid right here in the UK, and immersed in the stunning natural landscape that England has to offer.
Within easy reach of London, but feeling like a million miles away, this secluded corner of woodland hides a lovingly designed boutique glamping site that allows you to truly switch off from the outside world for a short time.
The solar powered site has a number of hugely comfortable yurts, with individual tents equipped with log burning stoves for cosy nights in and barrel BBQs outside for those long, sun-soaked summer evenings.
Spend your days on long walks through the surrounding woodlands, stumbling across picturesque villages and cosy little pubs, exploring the magnificent South Downs, or simply relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub and listening to the sounds of nature. A truly off-grid holiday in the UK and a great opportunity to escape the rush of everyday life.
Escape to Somerset for a short UK break in a simple, yet highly luxurious log cabin. Sleeping up to 6 in extreme comfort, it’s the perfect place to take the family or a small group of friends looking for an unusual place to stay, and a holiday location slightly further off the beaten track.
Situated on a site with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and the River Brue, you can let days of relaxation drift by on the outdoor decking or in the private hot tub, or head out hiking, beach hopping or kayaking.
As the site has a number of pods, lodges and cabins, it represents a wonderful opportunity to get a few families together, or a large group of friends, and book out a couple of properties for a holiday you are sure never to forget.