The Temple, Shropshire
This unusual accommodation is one of the Vivat Trust’s most secluded places to stay, but is just eight miles from the market town of Bridgnorth.
Perfectly made for two, this hideaway was originally a folly designed by architect James Wyatt in the 18th century and was used as a teahouse and vantage point over the 40-acre landscape. It has since been converted into a bijou des res in a lovely spot known as Badger Dingle, complete with a romantic, antique-filled bedroom and contrasting en suite vaulted wet room. Other whismical features include a spiral staircase and colonnaded balcony. Linger here awhile and enjoy the birdsong and a feeling of total isolation.