During a fabulous tour of the UK in January and February when the weather was mild and dry for much of our time on the road, we thoroughly enjoyed adding in lots of activities between the fabulous quirky stays. We were blown away by the beauty of the UK in winter, when there were less tourists about, and wanted to be outside to enjoy it as much as possible. We took walks from the properties, and at some places they even lay on the action for you. So here is a bit of a summary of how best to add in extra fun to your getaways.


Bodiam Boating Station is set on the River Rother in Kent and offers fun for all ages. You can hire a kayak, canoe or SUP and take your time to leisurely explore the river before stopping off for a meal in the onsite cafe. Alternatively book a guided river cruise and or charter your own boat. 

If you followed us on social media during Jess & Dom's Quirky Tour of the UK, you will have seen them photographed in a whole array of hot tub types in different stunning settings on their travels.

They visited over 40 locations which featured outdoor bathing of one sort or another in their 7 weeks on the road, and got to relax in many of them for themselves.

Treehouse terrace area with hot tub style bath

Image from Pinwheel Treehouse

We are mindful that many of us are wary of how we spend our hard earnt income.

So here are the most impressive affordable & unusual places to stay that we visited during our Quirky Tour of the U.K.

Wooden lodge with hot tub lit up in the evening

Image from Garden Room Lodge

When travelling the UK on The Quirky Tour we were blown away by the variety of unusual breaks in the South West that are within a reasonable budget, and the efforts the owners go to to create something unique.

This isn’t just about a place to lay your head, but somewhere you will make lasting memories and come away the feeling that you have experienced something truly special.

Keep it Quirky!

Step back in time at this war time cottage

Image from Corrugated Cottage WWII