So here we are, Christmas 2020 is fast approaching and like most people, I didn’t expect Covid-19 to still be a part of our lives. However we must all try and stay positive and instead of focussing on the doom and gloom, instead see this as an opportunity to do something totally different! To change life up a bit and do something memorable so you don't look back on Christmas 2020 as a wash out, but instead  as the year that you made different traditions! Here is where QuirkyAccom can come to your rescue. 


Instead of having a traditional Christmas with all the family around the tree and the typical Christmas dinner with roast turkey and all the trimmings, why not try a glamping holiday, a treehouse staycation or hire a cottage with friends. Different rules and regulations mean that here at QuirkyAccom we know all our ideas may not be suitable for everyone, due to tiers and lockdowns, but we would love to highlight some different properties that could just offer you the unique Christmas you need this year. 

High Barn Heritage, Essex: 

Sleeping 2+2 this suits a couple or a family looking for a rural escape in a uniquely restored 1880’s train carriage. With a kitchenette area and ensuite shower room, plus central heating, this carriage will offer you a unique Christmas experience. 

Locally you can visit the roman town of Colchester or the Norman castle of Hedingham. Children will love a ride of a working steam train at the Colne Valley Railway Museum.

*Minimum 7 night stay over Christmas. 

Hazel Safari Tent, Monmouthshire: 

One of 3 safari tents near Abergavenny and the Brecon Beacons national park, this tent complete with a woodburning stove, fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom offers the perfect retreat for families of up to 6 to enjoy this rural idyll.

Outside the tent you can warm yourself around the fire pit or snuggle up under blankets and enjoy the starry night sky.

Locally a trip to the impressive Raglan Castle is a must!

*Minimum 2 night stay. 

The Chapel at Gorran, Cornwall:

Sleeping up to 9, this renovated chapel with original features offers a totally unique stay near St. Austell. The perfect place for a family get together with plenty of space and dogs are welcome too!

Here you can enjoy a typical Christmas dinner courtesy of the complete and spacious kitchen and afterwards relax around the TV, for the Queen’s speech.

Locally you can enjoy walks along the beach or around the cliff tops or a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

*Minimum 4 night stay. 

Summerhouse at Dale Farm, North Yorkshire:

Unique renovated cow’s shed set on 3 acres of ground now offers a rustic place to stay with modern conveniences including a contemporary kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Warm yourself by the log burning stove or chill out with the board games provided. There is a double bed in the property but 2 single camp beds can be added for the kiddywinks (over 10’s only).

Locally you can take a drive to Filey Bay or experience a hike on the North York Moors. Dogs are welcome.

*Minimum 2 night stay.

Aylsham Windmill, Norfolk:

Converted former flour mill built in 1826 now offers a luxury stay for up to 6 people with 1 king size bedroom, 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom plus full kitchen and cosy lounge.

Outside you can relax in your private walled garden and enjoy this tranquil location. Nearby you can visit the market town of Aylsham or take a stroll along the many nearby beaches or footpaths at Cromer and beyond.

Minimum 3 night stay. *Please note a certain level of fitness is required for the internal staircase. This has now been booked for Christmas. There is some availability before Christmas and in the New Year. 

Four Sisters Boatel, Edinburgh:

Deluxe self catering houseboat in the heart of Edinburgh sleeps up to 8 guests in 2 double cabins, a bunkbed and sofabed.

Ideal for families looking to do something different, this location offers you the opportunity to explore the historic city of Edinburgh or take a hike up to Arthur’s Seat where you can enjoy the views.

Dogs welcome.

*Minimum 5 night stay. 


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Coalport Station Holidays, Shropshire:

Located in the Irongorge World Heritage site, these 2 railway carriages over luxurious stays within acres of beautiful woodland. 

Sleeping 6 + 4 guests, they offer central heating, wifi and whirlpool bathtubs! 

Nearby you can explore the local market town of Bridgnorth or take a ride on the Severn Valley Railway. 

*Minimum 3 night stay. 



If you are looking for something a little closer to home, then be sure to check out our Availability Page here, which shows availability for all properties within different regions! 


Whatever you choose to do this Christmas, here at QuirkyAccom, we wish you all the very best for a happy and safe Christmas and a very joyous New Year. 


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