Even More Unique, Still-Bookable UK Retreats For The 2023 School Summer Holidays!

7 July 2023

You might remember that we recently shared a list of unique and quirky retreats that have availability during the hallowed school holiday period in the UK (Friday 21st July to Monday 4th September).

Well, guess what? Demand has been so great, that we’ve decided to showcase even more!

Just as before, we’ve hand-selected a nice long list of amazing UK-based retreats that suit couples, families with children, and groups both large and small. Some even allow pets, so nobody has to stay behind.

Browse your way through these truly unusual places to stay – you really won’t find anywhere quite like them – and get ready to cement your reputation as a stylish someone who finds the very best holidays, right at the last minute!

(One last thing. Since availability can’t be guaranteed, we recommend snapping your favourite retreat up quickly).

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Treehouse at Lavender Hill | Somerset

Hideaway Camping

Okehampton, Devon, England
Hideaway Camping offers eclectic family accommodation and soothing therapies, on a friendly campsite secluded amongst enchanting Devon woodland.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-5 per unit
£65 /night
Various summer holiday dates available, enquire now!

Get Away Hide Away

Dereham, Norfolk , England
A peacefully secluded, entirely off-grid haven in rural Norfolk, with welcoming hosts, lovingly hand-crafted vintage horsebox retreats, and abundant wildlife.
Bedrooms: 1 per lorry
Sleeps: 4
£80/ night
Lots of availability for Douglas throughout the summer holiday period, plus Dixie is available 16th, 17th, 18th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st August.

Secret Meadows

Hasketon, Suffolk, England
Unwind amongst wondrous wildlife and amazing accommodation luxuriously inspired by the Great Outdoors, with unspoilt Suffolk countryside as far as your eye can see.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 8
£332 / 2 nts
Various summer holiday dates available, enquire now. Availability applies to Luxury Lodge Tents, Two Storey Tent, Gypsy’s Rest and the Horsebox Hideaway.

Wardley Hill Campsite

Kirby Cane, Norfolk, England
An ecological take on glamping and camping in the unspoilt natural vista of the Waveney Valley.
Sleeps: 2-5 per unit
£60 night
Availability in Hilda the shepherds hut, Touareg tent and tree tents during the summer holidays.

Woodland Escapes

Ludlow, Shropshire, England
Feel compelled to relax in a luxury dome, lodge or treehouse, soothingly set amongst 45 acres of magical Shropshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
£100 / night midweek
Good availability remains for July and August, with 20% discount off remaining July dates and a reduced minimum stay of 2 nights for August!

Tom's Eco Lodge

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, England
Sustainable rural glamping on the Isle of Wight - where you'll find the perfect setting, from scenic romantic escapes to fresh, fun-filled family adventures.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
£90 /night
Wide range of options available for the summer holidays.


Newcastleton, Scottish Borders, Scotland
An award-winning, architect-designed Alpine chalet with a stargazing hot tub, refreshingly off-grid and beautifully nestled 350 metres above sea level in the scenic Scottish Borders.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£235 / night
Some August availability remains - book now!

The Cider House

Near Bridport, Dorset, England
A stylish bolthole on a welcoming Dorset farm, perfect for an eco-friendly, all-weather rural escape from everyday life.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£105 / night
2 weeks available - nights of 5th August to 18th August.

Kosel Treehouses

Helston, Cornwall, England
Two distinctive and lovingly hand-crafted retreats, one dog-friendly and one boasting a sumptuous log-fired hot tub, both gloriously secluded in a picture-perfect Cornish waterside village.
Bedrooms: 1 per treehouse
Sleeps: 2 per treehouse
£198/ night
Summer availability - enquire now!

Mulino Pods

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
Eco-powered exclusive rural valley glamping - complete with friendly neighbourhood sheep! - in the scenic Peak District. 
Sleeps: Varies
£90.00 /night
Various dates available mainly in the smaller pods for couples. All year around pricing, no price increases in peak season!

Rosehill Lodges

Porthtowan, Cornwall, England
Grass-roofed, luxurious, five-star self-catering lodges in Porthtowan on North Cornwall coast.  
Bedrooms: 2-3 per unit
Sleeps: 4-6 per unit
£1,025 (7nt)
Good summer availability - 10% discount within 10 days of arrival, and 5% discount on bookings 30 days before arrival.

Still Southwold

Southwold, Suffolk, England
Lovingly custom-created havens, rich in holiday luxuries and peacefully secluded on a private estate just minutes away from the beach.
Bedrooms: 1, 2 or 4
The Easternmost Cabin – (sleeps 2) – perfect seaside seclusion – available 15 – 24 August * The Warren House – (sleeps 8) – amazing sea views from terrace – available 26 August – 8 September *

Mango Lodge

La Villiaze, Guernsey, Channel Islands
A vintage goat-shed, lovingly transformed into a luxurious wood-crafted apartment-for-two with a private deck, secluded in the heart of Guernsey.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£450 /3 nts
Various summer holiday dates available, enquire now.

Coastal Cabins

Bideford, Devon, England
A selection of luxurious, award-winning hideaways for couples and families, with indulgent on-site facilities and surrounded by North Devon countryside.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Varies
£78 / night
Great availability (both Couples and Family Cabins) all throughout the summer! For a limited period, 25% off all summer holiday bookings with FREE activities included. Guests can choose from either: • A FREE family ticket to the award winning theme park @thebigsheepfarmandthemepark • A FREE stand up paddle boarding (SUP) session with @sandysupandsurf • A FREE session for 2 adults in our Wild Spa Hot Tub on site

Laurel Park Campsite Railway Wagons

Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
Lovingly-restored family havens on a slice of digital-free paradise in rural Lincolnshire, complete with a host of friendly animals and a relaxing yoga barn.
Bedrooms: 2 per wagon
Sleeps: 4 per wagon
£80 / night
Plenty of availability over the school summer holidays.

Brevig View Cottage

Brevig, Isle of Lewis
A breath-taking, architect-designed Hebridean cottage dreamily positioned on the ‘edge of the world', with spectacular Scottish mountain views across the water.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£1,300 (7 nts)
Availability 22nd July to 5th August and 19th August to 2nd September.

The Artisan Bakehouse

Ashurst, West Sussex, England
An award-winning foodie retreat that combines soothing West Sussex countryside views with baking masterclasses and tempting seasonal produce.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£325 / 2 nts
Availabiliy in the Bakers Hut 17th – 21st July * 22nd – 26th July * 28th July – 4th Aug (3 night weekend, 4 night mid week or 7 night stay) * 7th – 11th August * 21st – 30th August (arrivals fri, mon or Weds in this period for 2 – 3+ stays. Ourdoor pool open until the end of August!

Lee Wick Farm Cottages and Glamping

St Osyth, Essex, England
A petite and pretty glamping site featuring Megapods, a CargoPod, Armadillas and two farm cottages with glorious countryside and estuary views.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
£80 / night
Good availability for glamping or camping mid week (Monday - Thursday) during the school summer holiday period. Weekend availability in the Armadillas (adults only) and CargoPods (couples or families) for the weekends of 18th - 20th August and 25th - 27th August.

Lushna Suites at Lee Wick Farm

St Osyth, Essex, England
Eco-friendly glamping on a working potato farm... complete with spectacular sea views.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 2(+2) per Suite
£80 / night
Weekend availability in the Lushna cabins (adults only and families) for the weekend of 28th - 30th July and 18th - 20th August.

Dittisham Hideaway

Dittisham, Devon, England
An exquisite collection of luxury treehouses, a gleaming American airstream, and artisan shepherd's lodges, all with al fresco hot tubs and beautifully nestled in the scenic heart of Devonshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-5
Treehouse Monday 10th – Friday 14th July – 4 nights £1432 for 2 adults, then £20pn supp per child (up to 3) Woodpecker treehouse Monday 7th – Friday 11th August – 4 nights £1432 for 2 adults, then £20pn supp per child (up to 3) Pheasant Treehouse Monday 14th – Thursday 17th August – 3 nights £1074 for 2 adults, then £20pn supp per child (up to 3) Woodpecker Friday 18th – Mon day 21st August – 3 nights £1224 for 2 adults, then £20pn supp per child (up to 3) Woodpecker Sunday 27th August – Friday 1st September – 5 nights £1790 for 2 adults, then £20pn supp per child (up to 3) Shepherds Lodge for 2 people for a £275 per night, minimum of 2 nights. Beech Shepherds Lodge – any 2 nights in July / August £550 for 2 adults, then £20pn supp per child (up to 4)

Bethnal & Bec

Cottered, Hertfordshire, England
Sustainable, adults-only Hertfordshire hideaways with al fresco baths, where city style and indulgent sensory treats meet pure countryside tranquillity.
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Sleeps: 2 per unit
£180 / night
Adults only summer availability: Bethnal; Mon 31st July to Wed 2nd Aug * Mon 7th to Fri 11th Aug * Fri 18th Aug to Fri 25th Aug * Fri 1st to Mon 4th Sept * Bec; Wed 26th to Fri 28th July * Mon 21st to Fri 25th Aug * The Foaling Box Wed 2nd Aug * Fri 4th to Mon 7th Aug * Fri 11th to Mon 14th Aug * Tues 29th Aug to Fri 1st Sept *

The Treehouse at Lavender Hill

Taunton, Somerset, England
Set among the branches of a magnificent lime tree is the spectacular Treehouse - a fairy-tale hideaway for four in gorgeous Somerset. 
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£545 midweek
18-25th August or 18-21/21-25th Luxury Treehouse with hot tub- 2 private swimming sessions a day in on site indoor pool- awesome tube slide from top deck to ground suitable for adults and children- wooded grounds- play area now £2250 for week or £1250 for w/end and £1500 for mid week

The Railway Carriage at Lavender Hill

Williton, Somerset, England
With an idyllic trackside location on the West Somerset Steam Railway, the Railway Carriage is the perfect escape for children, trainspotters, and everyone in between!
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£395 short brk
14-21st August and 14/17 and 17/21st - Luxury lodge an amazing location right next to The West Somerset Steam Railway Line with hot tub- sleeps 4 - 2 dogs welcome now £1500 for the week and £1000 for short breaks

Blyth Rise Stays

Laxfield, Suffolk, England
Savour rural Suffolk at its most beautiful, from the comfort of a nature-steeped, adults-only retreat that's home to lakeside lodges, cosy Igluhuts, and two luxurious woodland saunas.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per unit
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
£100 / night
Summer hols availability in both Lodges and Igluhuts

Hart Lake Escapes

York, North Yorkshire, England
Exquisite self-contained shepherd's huts for romantic couples, with luxurious detail and individual wood-fired hot tubs, secluded around a shimmering private lake on the edge of York.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2 per hut
£141 / night
Adults-only escape! There's still a little availability at this stunning site that is exclusively for adults.

Rowden Mill Station Building and Parcel Office

Bredenbury, Herefordshire, England
Nostalgic, first-class couples and family accommodation at a restored 19th century railway station, set amongst timeless North Herefordshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per property
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per property
£97/nt Parcel
Good availability in the Station Building (sleeping 4). The key available periods are: -30th July to 7th August -11th August to 25th August

Nyth Robin

Aberdovey, Gwynedd, Wales
A welcoming, eco-friendly glamping site with eclectic accommodation, peacefully secluded amongst private woodland in Snowdonia National Park.
Bedrooms: Varies
£70 / night
Good availability in the vintage caravan and cosy woodland hut this summer, as well as Foxglove bell tents. • Cerys Vintage Caravan - sleeps up to 3 (double bed and small single). No dogs. Arrive Monday or Friday only • Gwdihw Hut - sleeps up to 2. No dogs. Arrive Monday or Friday only • Foxglove Bell tents - 2 5m bell tents sleeping up to 8 - great for larger families or 2 families glamping together. Up to 4 dogs welcome * Betty the converted Horse lorry: Arrive on these dates for 3 nights stay - 21st July, 4th August, 18th August. Or arrive on 24th July of 4 nights stay. Betty sleeps up to 4 people and 1 dog welcome

Brackenhill Glamping

Ugborough, Devon, England
Cosily furnished, family-sized safari tents with hot tubs, dog-friendly and secluded amongst 1,5 acres of Devon nature that's close to both Dartmoor National Park and unspoilt South Hams beaches.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per tent
Sleeps: 5 or 6 per tent
£220 / night
Glow Worm Tent: 4/5 People (2 bedrooms) and Wood-Fired Hot Tub • 31st July 4 nights £600 • 28th August 4 nights £600 * Slow Worm Tent: 6 People (3 bedrooms) and Wood-Fired Hot Tub includes full kitchen with double oven and dishwasher • 28th July 4 nights £699 or 7 nights £1495 • 31st July 4 nights £850 • 14th August 4 nights £850 or 7 nights £1495 • 18th August 3 nights £699

Melin Mabes

Templeton, Pembrokeshire, Wales
A Pembrokeshire Amazing Space that combines timeless home comfort with interstellar accommodation that's out of this world!
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (Mabel) 4 (Spodnic)
£100 / night (Mabel)
Spodnic UFO has lots availability for 3 nights 2 adults maximum 2 children maximum, Complete with Tardis private toilet and shower facilities in own fully fenced and gated sole use gardens. Including kitchen/diner area and Hot tub time out machine. Dog friendly * Mabels Gypsy wagon has availability for 2 adults maximum for minimum 2 nights Private gardens fully fenced and gated Pizza oven Hot tub Private toilet, shower Dog friendly

Templar Treehouse

Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Experience a creative Pembrokeshire escape that promises luxury, imagination, and adventure... all rolled into one.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
£200 / night
Templar treehouse has availability for minimum 3 night stays for 2 adults 2 children maximum. Dance with dragon and damsel flies; enjoy a row on your own pond with wild ducks watch the bats dance at dawn and dusk whilst enjoying totally private gardens, river, outdoor kitchen/diner with firepit, crows nest hideaway for birds eye views, as well as hot tub, slide, bouy swing, assorted books and games with limited wifi and phone signal hidden in secluded valley. A fabulous back to nature immersive experience. No dogs Not fenced or gated. Not suited to infants under 2 years.

The Sheiling

Loch Lundie, The Highlands, Scotland
A luxurious, blissfully remote and award-winning retreat with a wraparound deck, a sunken hot tub and a private pier, secluded on the edge of its own shimmering loch for spellbinding Scottish Highland views.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£960 (4nights)
Weeks beginning 18th and 25th of August available for 7 nights, 10% off these weeks.

By the Wye

Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Plan your soothing escape to an off-grid, family-run glamping site in the rural heart of Hay-on-Wye, where everyone is welcome.
Bedrooms: 1-2 per tent
£185 / night
Summer Holiday availability. 3 night stays from £715

Floatels by Tŷ Milford Waterfront

Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales
A serene quartet of luxury floating havens for two, set on the glistening doorstep of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin (4 cabins)
£80 / night
Various school holiday dates available. Dog-friendly stays also available.

Redwood Valley

Presteigne, Powys, Wales
Refreshingly eco-friendly yurt and cabin glamping, secluded within 25 acres of soothing woodland on the Welsh borders.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 5 (yurts) 3 (cabin)
£100 / night
Good summer availability - book now!


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