The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £130/night
Secluded cabin for up to 4 with private wood fired hot tub near the Lake District offers a rustic and relaxing break in the woods.
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Prices from £62/night
Beautiful shepherd's hut near Windermere offers you all the luxuries you could want tucked away in nature. 2 night min stay. No pets.
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Prices from £62/night
Cottage within a converted church with tower, sleeps 6 people in Ambleside. Dog welcome. 3 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £76/night
Wooden lodge with hot tub sleeps 2-4 people on a small campsite near Carlisle. Dogs welcome. 2 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £44/night
Cottage once belonging to the artist Percy Kelly. Sleeps 4 people. 1 dog welcome.
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Prices from £165/night
Treehouse, with private HOT TUB, sleeps up to 4 people in a riverside setting north of Carlisle.
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Prices from £112/night
3 historic properties lovingly restored to sleep 2-8 guests near Kirkby Stephen in the Yorkshire Dales. Check out the hot tub & outdoor bath.
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Prices from £85/night
Self-catering holiday lodges - some pet friendly/some with hot tub that sleep 2-6 guests. Set near the Lake District at Greystoke.
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Prices from £79/night
A former mill barn combining traditional features + contemporary design set beside tumbling waterfalls in Brampton. Sleeps 4 with 3 night min stay.
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Prices from £94/night
Romantic retreat for 2 in a characterful unique cottage with hot tub in the village of Melmerby near Penrith. 3 night min stay.
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Prices from £60/night
Studio style cottage with conservatory in the heart of the lake district at Woodend. Sleeps 2 people. Dogs welcome. 2 night stays from Saturdays.
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Prices from £72/night
Romantic getaway for 2 in this studio style cottage with private hot tub and access to a swimming pool in Brampton. 3 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £75/night
Secluded boathouse positioned over the water on the shore of Lake Windermere. Great location for water sports. 7 nt min stay. Book ahead!
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Prices from £42/night
Converted Sheep Fauld with views over the countryside from the hot tub. Dogs welcome. No children. 3-7 nt min stay with Mon/Fri arrival.
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Prices from £190/night
Luxury log cabins sleep 2-10 near the Lake District with private hot tubs and fantastic views of the River Lyne. Fishing possible.
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Romantic boutique hotel plus special rooms with lake access + hot tubs - in the stunning scenery of the Lake District. 2 nt min stay on a weekend.
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Prices from £125/night
Luxurious contemporary log cabin with private Hot Tub, romantic breaks for a couple in peaceful location near to Bowness & lake.
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Prices from £95/night
Cosy eco cabin with hot tub for a couple - peaceful location near Lake Windermere & bustling Bowness village.
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Luxury accommodation with views over the banks of Ullswater´s lake - with hot tub. For a group of up to 12 + Dogs. In the Lake District.
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Prices from £121/night
Woodland yurt sleeps 4 close to Carlisle and offers a relaxing rural retreat with private hot tub.
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Prices from £40/night
A great base in the heart of the Lake District offering wonderful views and stays in Hobbits Holes, glamping tents, cabins & pods.
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Prices from £65/night
Stay in a cosy traditional gypsy caravan B&B surrounded by stunning Lake District scenery close to Lake Windermere.
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Luxury ADULT ONLY boutique hotel in Windermere surrounded by National Parkland. Some suites with hot tub.
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An off-grid, 16th century farmhouse, sleeping 7, and a barn which sleeps 12 close to Lake Coniston in the Lake District.
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Prices from £183/night
Travel by horse-drawn gypsy caravan by day, sleep in it by night. Slow down, Lake District views. Closed in winter.
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Gorgeous handmade off grid wooden Roundhouse with private hot tub offers a romantic, friends or family getaway for up to 4 in South Lakeland.
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Luxurious converted boathouse with lakeside location in the Lake District sleeps 2 for a romantic getaway. 2 night minimum stay.
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Escape your hectic lifestyle in an original VW Campervan from Keswick in The Lake District. Pick up days vary.
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Prices from £200/night
Historic house with hot tub sleeps 12 people in 5 bedrooms in Windermere. Dogs welcome. Minimum 3 night stay.
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Yurts + Gypsy caravans on the shores of Lake Windermere. Horsedrawn wagon or motorhome for touring the Lake District too.
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Prices from £42/night
Quirky yet modern style cottage by the River Eden in Kirkby Stephen sleeps 2 people. Minimum 2 night stay. No pets.
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Prices from £78/night
14th Century Pele Tower near Carlisle sleeps 8 people. Large grounds and original features. Dogs welcome. 1 night stays available.
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Prices from £135/night
Railway carriage sleeps 2 and benefits from original features mixed with modern conveniences plus views over the River Marron in Ullock.
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Prices from £290/night
Large property with hot tub and Italian style garden sleeps 15 people in 7 bedrooms near Penrith. Minimum 3 night stay. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £415/night
Luxurious and opulent Victorian manor house with private hot tub, garden, spa, gym and cinema room sleeps 13 near Penrith. Minimum 3 night stay.
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Formerly a public convenience, now a novel coastal self-catering studio for 2 with views over Morecambe Bay.
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Prices from £62/night
Modern house with cinema in the village of Gilcrux sleeps 8 people. Dog welcome. 2 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £39/night
Shepherds hut sleeping 2 people in an elevated position overlooking the Duddon Estuary in Askam-in-Furness. Minimum 2 night stay. Dog welcome
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Prices from £72/night
Town centre apartment with quirky features sleeps 4 in Keswick in 1 double and 1 bunk bed. Dogs welcome. 2 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £57/night
Grade II listed gatehouse offers a great base to explore the local area of Kirkby Stephen. Sleeping 4 people with a min 7 night stay. No pets.
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5 beautifully decorated shepherd's huts in the heart of the Lake District in the impressive ground of Rydal Hall. Enquire about yoga breaks.
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Lovely rural family run farm hideaway offers pods, caravans and a bell tent near Kendal.
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Large country house with original features + HOT TUB nr Carlisle. Great for a group booking of 10 in each wing, 20 people if renting the whole house.
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Prices from £257/night
Large Georgian house with hot tub, games room and gated grounds sleeps 15 people in Appleby. Dogs welcome. 2 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £38/night
Quirky renvated cowshed in Penrith sleeps 3 people. Weekly stays only. Dogs welcome.
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Prices from £71/night
Renovated mill worker's cottage sleeps 6 people south of Lake Windermere. Dogs welcome.
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Boutique hotel 5 km from Lake Windermere with indoor pool and incredible views.
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Prices from £58/night
Church conversion sleeps 4 people near Windermere. No pets. 2 night minimum stay.
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Old Shepherds bothy is now a YHA Hostel in a rural location near Cleator in the Lake District National Park. Private rooms available. Access via foot or bik...
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Prices from £81/night
Unique property featuring stained glass windows, beams and stonework in a light and spacious open-plan style. Sleeps 6 + dog. 7 night min stay.
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Prices from £55/night
Cottage with lots of character features in the village of Greystoke. Sleeps 4 people. 2 night minimum stay. No pets
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A Grade ll listed Georgian Mansion right on Lake Windermere with a luxurious old English style.
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Prices from £72/night
Peele tower dating from 1603 sleeps 4 near Carlisle. No dogs. 3 night minimum stay.
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Prices from £294/night
Manor house with views over Lake Windermere and quirky historic design sleeps 4 people. Over 16's only. 2 night minimum stay. No pets.
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Prices from £122/night
Beautiful converted water mill sleeps 8 people near Penrith. Dogs welcome. 2/7 night minimum stay.
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Hostel in Troutbeck with tipis, bell tents and camping. Stunning views over Lake Windermere
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Prices from £75/night
Historic cottage sleeps 4 people near Windermere. Over 12's only. No pets. 3 night min stay in low season. 7 night min stay in high season.
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Prices from £166/night
Cottage in a grade II listed property with hot tub, access to a pool and stunning views over the Lake District. Sleeps 6 with a min 2 night stay.
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Prices from £839/night
Grade II listed mansion sleeps 40 people in 13 bedrooms in rural Waverton near Wigton. Great for special occasions. No minimum stay. Dogs welcome
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Prices from £76/night
Lodge in close proximity to Derwentwater offers a rural retreat for 2 adults in Borrowdale. 7 night minimum stay. No pets.
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Grade II Regency style house near Ambleside offers dorm and private rooms plus glamping pods, tipis and bell tents
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Hotel with romantic + individual shabby chic rooms + a healthy/vegetarian restaurant, in the Lake District. Children and dogs welcome.
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A country house with views of the Lake District, once owned by children's author Beatrix Potter
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Boutique bed and breakfast with views over Lake Windermere, offering a relaxing stay with access to a local pool, spa and gym
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Unique opportunity to spend the night in a stable with a horse companion! For 1-3 horse lovers. In Cartmel, in the Lake District.
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Prices from £165/night
Sophisticated shepherds hut for 2 in the the Keswick countryside with fabulous views and an outdoor seating area from which to take it all in.
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Prices from £133/night
Renovated brewing house near Appleby for 2 people + 2 dogs. Stunning interior + lovely conservatory with views over the village green. 2 nt min stay.
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Prices from £104/night
Converted 18th century corn mill with original features in Branthwaite sleeps 4 + 1 dog. Close to the Lake District's National Park. 2 nt min stay.