The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay



This year seems to be different in terms of holiday bookings. I'm not sure if its the Brexit uncertainty but people have been more hesitant than usual this year which means some of you may still not have arranged one. And we definately all need a holiday!

We want to help you take the leap by offered a £75 voucher off a holiday featured on our Last Minute Availability page. All properties featured on this page have availability within the next 3 weeks (and possibly beyond). And this year because people are waiting there are some amazing places on here that normally would be fully booked up by now. All you have to do is sign up below and should you be the WINNER to be picked on 27th July then you can put your prize voucher towards any available holiday on this page with a value of £200 or more. You will notice that some places feature a Special Offer badge too and using your voucher does not interfere with these. See the full terms and conditions below.




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Last week my family and I were lucky enough to spend a couple of nights in one of the wooden pods at Atlantic Surf in Bude, North Cornwall. 

This was to be our first experience at “glamping” and we loved it! The pods sit upon an undulating field and have views over the manicured grassy space below that is reserved for pod families. Here we enjoyed many games of cricket, “it” and an evening of sitting around the firepit with bedtime stories. 

Will is one of the younger generation at Secret Valley - part of this family farm project which hosts many guests for romantic breaks with hot tubs, family getaways or group gatherings. Cleverly the varied accommodations are set apart so that families and couples are in separate areas allowing everyone to have their perfect experience.

See full details on the Secret Valley here. Click Check Price, and you can book online with them direct. Note they have a Special Offer just for QuirkyAccom guests too.

Not just cute farm animals and relaxation, Secret Valley is a vineyard as well. This really has to be the perfect holiday!

Secret Valleys July 2018 aerial images 2

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Set in the southernmost foothills of Somerset’s Quantock Hills area of outstanding natural beauty, Cobbs Cross Farm (Home of SecretValley) has been farmed by John Hardwick since 1973 and is now a family business with wife Jan and children Rob, Emma and Will. The farm has evolved greatly since then, turning organic in 2000 rearing Free Range Chickens as well as a Beef Suckler Herd, who can be seen enjoying their freedom in the lush green fields. In recent years the farm has gained some slightly more exotic residents, visitors can see the incredibly cute Miniature Donkeys and cheeky Alpacas roaming around their fields.

An Adventure in London



I had a busy time at the beginning of this year zipping in and out of London whilst promoting the Tourism Superstar Awards for VisitEngland.  It was good to be recognised for spreading the word about QUIRKY getaways - our speciality in the UK - and our charity donations.

It seemed only fitting to check into the Georgian House Hotel and push past the bookcase / secret door to the Wizard Chambers at the end of a long day. I climbed into my 4 poster bed for a sound nights sleep amongst carved owl, heavy curtains and a pile of books.

My room oozed Harry Potterdom in all but name so a fan should not miss this 'stepping into his world' experience next time in town.


Sarah Willmott is the proud owner of Mill Farm Shepherds Hut close by the coast at Skipsea. She tells us here what inspired her to own one! To stay here click the named link to find out and more and Check Price.