Unique hideaways aims to connect people with nature, and offer escapism, whilst enjoying luxuriously romantic handpicked places to stay in Britain’s beautiful hidden corners
A short break in the idyllic UK countryside is the perfect way to relax and recharge, all whilst exploring some of the prettiest scenery this country has to offer. Unique hideaways offers an irresistible selection of handpicked hideaways in beautiful hidden corners of the UK, including Cornwall, Devon and Pembrokeshire. The Unique hideaways portfolio includes a wonderful variety of shepherd’s huts, cabins, houseboats, and other fabulously quirky types of glamping, many of which include their own hot tub.
Below, we’ve listed some of Unique hideaways’ most interesting and romantic places to stay, for you to discover their charm yourself.
See Unique hideaways’ full offering of handpicked places to stay in Wales and the south of England.
Lady’s Well Shepherd’s Hut
Lady’s Well Shepherd’s Hut, near Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset, is nestled in its own little Eden. With a fully enclosed garden that is fed by a natural spring, this romantic spot sleeps two and even has its very own rowing boat. Why not start your morning with some yoga on the jetty? The only neighbours you’ll need to worry about are the local wildlife.
Nearby, explore the beautiful long sandy beach at Weston-Super-Mare, and its Victorian pier and promenade, or the historic cities of Wells, Gloucester and Bath. Just a short drive away is the village of Wookey Hole, home to the world-famous caves, and Cheddar Gorge, one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks.
Duck’s Puddle Shepherd’s Hut
Duck’s Puddle Shepherd’s Hut, just outside of the historic market town of Bridgwater, is certainly the most glamorous way to go camping. With its own-hot tub looking out over the idyllic Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a well fitted kitchen, dining area, a double bed, en-suite bathroom, and a perfectly placed outdoor seating area, complete with BBQ, in which to enjoy an evening tipple and a delicious home-grilled feast.
Nearby, take a trip to the medieval town of Dunster, with its spectacular castle and winding streets, take a walk in the stunning Exmoor National Park, or take in the sea air, dramatic cliffs, and rocks and fossils along Dorset’s famous, and beautiful, Jurassic Coast.
Kenny’s Hut, just outside the historic market town of Horsham, not far from the bustling seaside city of Brighton, is an idyllic countryside haven, full of little luxuries, including its own hot tub. This quirky hut is bursting with charm, complete with a cosy wood-burner and a king-sized double bed. Enjoy an evening in the hot tub, glass of bubbles in hand, overlooking uninterrupted sweeping views of the beautiful West Sussex countryside, before cooking up a delicious meal al fresco over the fire-pit barbeque.
During your stay, venture out to Brighton for a day of shopping in the North Laines, sightseeing and a stroll along the city’s famous pier, and, for the adventure seekers, the stunning Sound Downs Way, the Downs Link, and Devils Dyke are just a short drive away. Walk, take bikes and enjoy a picnic in some of England’s most beautiful countryside.
Big Blue horsebox is just four miles south from the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, and is one of Unique hideaways’ quirkiest accommodation options. This spectacularly blue hidden haven is surrounded by beautiful flowing Cornish countryside, and has had a stylish makeover since its days travelling the length and breadth of the country as a horse lorry. Complete with wood-burner and well-equipped kitchen, enjoy a snug evening outside in the wood-fired hot tub, before climbing the ladder up to the elevated bed and watching the stars out of the window. The unique shower room is located in the neighbouring horsebox – a bit of rewilding is always good for the soul!
In addition to the charming village of Port Isaac, the surfer’s town of Polzeath is just a short drive away, and from Rock you can hop on the foot ferry to the pretty town of Padstow, and enjoy world-famous fish and chips or a delicious Cornish pasty!
Demelza is a serene, modern glamping pod in its own perfect sanctuary in the Cornish countryside. The definition of a romantic retreat, this stunning pod has clear views of rolling hills, and an ideally situated hot tub in which to enjoy them. The stylish interiors offer a welcoming retreat after a long day exploring the nearby sights and countryside, complete with fire-pit and barbeque to cook up a feast at the end of the day.
Nearby, explore the trendy sailing town of Fowey, the charming fishing village of Polperro, or, for a spot of retail therapy, the closely-situated town of Lostwithiel is also known as ‘antiques capital of Cornwall’, and is bursting with shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as the ancient Restormel Castle, which is worth a visit too.
Officers’ Quarters is a former WWII building, sleeping four guests, and is the perfect way to enjoy a weekend getaway in luxury, yet also steeped in history. Once a top secret radar station in the 1940s, this characterful and cosy accommodation offers the perfect blend of modern luxury and heritage features. Enjoy evenings in the relaxing outdoor area, complete with hammocks and an al fresco eating area, before a glass of bubbles in the hot tub.
Officers’ Quarters is just one mile from the stunning sandy beaches along Pembrokeshire’s famous coast, rated as second coastline in the world. So, spend your days surfing, walking along the sand, and exploring fabulous hidden coves, before retreating for the evening back to your cosy lodgings.
Straw Cottage is a tranquil, oh so romantic little spot, and the perfect place to get away from it all, just the two of you. The handcrafted interiors of the cottage are wonderfully quirky and beautiful, having been designed by the clever artist/blacksmith owners who live next door. The large garden is all yours to enjoy, and includes a hot tub and sun loungers in which to enjoy an afternoon snooze.
Nearby, the sandy beaches of Saunton Sands, Braunton Burrows and Instow are all within easy reach. Instow also has an abundance of galleries and cute cafes in which to wile away an afternoon, and is well worth a visit. The infamous and history-steeped Lundy Island is also just a short boat ride away.
Old Orchard Cabin
With views across an ancient orchard and over the rolling, green Coly Valley, the Old Orchard Cabin is a truly breathtaking place to spend a weekend. Sip a glass of bubbly from your very own wood-fired hot tub whilst admiring the views, before retiring to your cosy, and well-equipped cabin, complete with king-sized bed and hot shower room. This is glamping at its finest.
The cabin is located in East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and so there is plenty to explore. Take a stroll along to the Saxon town of Colyton, or catch the electric tram along the Axe Valley to Seaton, gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. You’re also within half an hour’s drive of charming seaside towns such as Lyme Regis, Sidmouth, and Budleigh Salterton – the perfect place to hunt for fossils, and take the sea air along the seafront.
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