The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay

Were all going on a summer holidayOkay so the title is cheesy I know, but did it get you singing the next line of the famous Cliff Richard song..."No more working for a week or two"?

Here at Quirky our property owners have been busy keeping up to date with all the regulations for safe opening this summer and many have gone above and beyond, making changes to their sites, to ensure your safety when visiting!

We wanted to share with you the most up to date news about the UK opening up this summer and to tell you about a few of our fabulous Safe Stay properties.


Where and When?

Opening dates in the UK are going to vary with England hoping to open first on 4th July. Wales and Scotland are going to review their situations on the 9th July and if all is favourable they hope to open their doors  on the 13th and 15th respectively. Holidays abroad, although now possible are still being cited as risky, with possible delays and restrictions at the airports and 2 weeks quarantine upon return to the UK highly likely.This summer is therefore the perfect time to explore the beauty and wonder of the UK and we wanted to share with you 5 fabulous and unique properties!


593 image 8 iliCoalport Station Holidays, Shropshire:

Set in the grounds of the old Great Western Railway at Coalport, this site offers 2 beautifully converted railway carriages, one sleeping 4 and the other sleeping 6.

Offering all mod cons these are the ideal place to retreat to for a self-catering holiday with fully equipped kitchens, whirlpool baths, parking and wifi. (Sorry no dogs!)

Located in the heart of Shropshire's stunning Ironbridge Gorge (UNESCO World Heritage Site), there is plenty to do and see nearby for all the family. 




Evening Sun.15730831223937Daisy Cabin, Hertfordshire:

This beautiful eco-friendly cabin offers the perfect rural escape for 2. Set within a orchard in Throcking you can relax on the terrace and feel the warmth of the sun on your face of an evening whilst enjoying your favourite tipple.

Inside there is a quirky mixture of gorgeous furniture and basic kitchen facilities.

Locally you can visit Cromer Windmill, Royston Cave or just enjoy a stroll through the local countryside. 



2787 image 12 gjpBurrow & Bagend Hobbit Howfs, Perthshire and Kinross:

Two charming hobbit howfs with circular doors and grass covered roofs offer a unique stay for 2 near Dunblane.

Each has its own private garden area where you can sit and take in the stunning surroundings. Of a night you can climb into your handmade double bed and enjoy a spot of star gazing through the roof window above.

Locally you can visit the medieval Dunblane Castle, enjoy a round of golf or take part in a whisky distillery tour! 



the tower appartment.15663879674358The Tower at Glanusk Park, Powys:

Climb the spiral staircase of this grade II listed tower and prepare to be wowed at the views over the river below.

Offering a romantic retreat for 2 on the Glanusk Estate near Crickhowell, this property offers comfort with all mod cons.

Locally you can visit Crickhowell Castle or take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway. If you are a gin lover then be sure to order a bottle of oak mellowed gin, made on site! 




3312 image 11Woodfarm Barges, Suffolk:

Two fabulous barges, one in Woodbridge and the other in Snape Maltings, sleep up to 4 and 8 respectively.

Offering a different type of holiday these moored barges suit a couple or a large family and come with all mod cons including wifi! Enjoy sitting up on deck with your morning cuppa or evening tipple and take in the views over the water.

Suffolk has so much to offer, enjoy water sports, meandering through country villages or a trip to historic town of Ipswich with its maritime history and Tudor buildings. 




We hope you have enjoyed this diverse selection of properties. There are many more available that offer social distancting, private facilities and deep cleaning. Find out more here!

Please remember that when visiting these properties to respect the local area. Top up on petrol and do your shopping in your home town and although some local attractions will be open, why not take the time to explore the countryside and get some fresh air in your lungs!  


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