UK holidays: The quirkiest place ‘to escape from the world’ named – ‘magical’

Simon Calder offers advice on booking staycations for 2021

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A UK holiday can be as exciting as an overseas trip. To make the most of some of the most popular staycation destinations, Britons could decide to stay in some quirky accommodations.

South Western Railway looked at over 2,600 listings to find the quirkiest staycation options.

The Windmill Suffolk came first.

The quirky accommodation has fantastic reviews.

One holidaymaker saying: “Who needs to go abroad with places like this.

“The area is great for walks too and we visited Lavenham which is nearby and delightful.”

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Another said: “This is the place we go to escape from the world, we have already booked for next year and cannot wait, it is most definitely our Happy Place.”

Cantick Head Lighthouse on Orkney Islands came second.

With a sauna and ocean views, the cottage used to be the home of the lighthouse keeper.

Reviewers loved the area.

One said: “Amazing walks from the doorstep out along the cliff top with absolutely no noise other than the sea and the birds.

“We missed the orcas, although they were around but saw seals loads of sea birds and a dolphin and minke whale which made up for the no show of the orcas.”

Another said: “A spotless cottage in a fabulous location with everything you need including a very comfortable bed, a hot tub and a sauna which face out to sea with incredible views.

“Clifftop walks from the doorstep with an abundance of wildlife.”


In third place was Wolf Wood Treehouses, located in Devon.

It only has wonderful reviews.

One Briton said: “It was absolutely wonderful, the tree house was magical, beautifully decorated and has everything you need.”

And another added: “Our stay exceeded expectations.

“We had a time of total privacy and peace, birdsong and tranquillity; we loved every minute.”

The most unique places to stay in the UK are scattered all over the country, which means that no matter where Britons want to go, they can find a quirky accommodation to stay at.

The top 20 most unique places to stay in the UK

1.     The Windmill Suffolk, Cockfield, Suffolk

2.     Cantick Head Lighthouse, Longhope, Orkney Islands

3.     Wolf Wood Treehouses, Bratton Clovelly, Devon

4.     The Glamping Orchard, Longney, Gloucestershire

5.     Tin Can Camping , Mundham, Norfolk

6.     The Boathouse London, Paddington, London

7.     Okel Tor Mine, Calstock, Cornwall

8.     Aylsham Windmill, Aylsham, Norfolk

9.     Kaywana Hall, Kingswear, Devon

10.  The Five Turrets, Selkirk, Scottish Borders

11.  Twr Mynach, Barmouth, Gwynedd

12.  Sea Gem Camber, Camber Sands, East Sussex

13.  Fisherton Farm Vintage Vardos, Atherington, Devon

14.  Beach House Smugglers Cove, Portreath, Cornwall

15.  The Clock Tower Stow, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

16.  Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

17.  The Meadow Glamping, Broughton, Hampshire

18.  Signal Box, Newtonmore, Highland

19.  The Summer House, Eyton on Severn, Shropshire

20.  The Hillside Hideaway, Carbost, Isle of Skye
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