Top 10 Host Unusual Retreats As Seen on TV during 2024!

14 May 2024

Staying somewhere you’ve seen on TV can add an extra frisson of joy to a well-deserved holiday.

Why? Well for starters, when your loved ones asked where you went, you can refer them to the show and note their looks of envy!

Not only does a retreat have to be seriously special to warrant a starring role on the telly, but there’s also that glorious feeling of being let in ‘behind the scenes’ of a retreat you’ve already seen and admired.

There will almost certainly be plenty of unseen delights for you to discover inside – and since property-focused TV shows often feature the surrounding area, you’ll also be covered for local things to see and do.

(Let’s face it: your social media followers will have plenty to enthuse over!)

This list of TV-featured retreats, all airing in 2024 is particularly impressive, spanning a range of incredible shows that include George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations, Robson Green’s Weekend Escapes, Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh, and Escape to the Countryside… to name just a few.

So if you’re looking for a gossip-worthy stay to make you feel like a celebrity – not to mention wow your friends and family! – why not come channel-hopping with us and settle on a new holiday favourite?

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Sheiling, Scottish Highlands

Wannies Retreat

Hexham, Northumberland, England
A unique, lovingly converted railway van with a viewing platform and a hot tub, privately secluded on a friendly 650-acre hill farm and Dark Sky Reserve in the heart of rural Northumberland.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Featured on Robson Green's Weekend Escapes series 2 in January 2024.

The Vacationist Eco Cabin

Halland, East Sussex, England
A dreamy off-grid eco-haven, packed with style and secluded in its very own East Sussex meadow, for a carbon-neutral stay with plenty of added luxury.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£110 /night
As seen on series 24, episode 38 of BBC's Escape to The Country.

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)
The Sheiling was featured in "Scotland's Greatest Escape" on BBC 1 Scotland - Loch, Bens and Glens episode.

Quarry Hill Church

Strangford, County Down, Northern Ireland
An award-winning conversion that blends cherished heritage and design-led luxury, for a captivating stay in a timeless Irish village.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
£600 / night
Quarry Hill Church was recently featured in a new episode of RTE TV series Tithe Cois Uisce. This episode features 3 of the most spectacular houses beside water in Ireland that are available to stay in. Fast forward to 15 mins for Quarry Hill Church. TG4 is the national Irish Language channel in Ireland but there's no need to speak Irish as this feature section is mostly English and the Irish sections are subtitled.

Hesleyside Huts

Hexham, Northumberland, England
An outrageously luxurious glamping retreat with individually-styled huts and cabins, nestled within an ancient 4,000-acre estate in the heart of Northumberland National Park.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-4 per unit
£125 / night
Featured on Robson Green's Weekend Escapes

Erwain Escapes

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
A cwtch-infused cabin with an indulgent bathtub, nestled in its very own four-acre, river-fronted wildflower meadow and beautifully secluded in the “garden of Wales”.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£160 / night
As seen on Escape to the Country

Camp Katur

Bedale, North Yorkshire, England
A vast, multi-award-winning, pet-and-family-friendly North Yorkshire retreat with unique and eclectic eco-havens, al fresco activities galore, and its very own Pub!
Bedrooms: Varies
Featured on Robson Green's Weekend Escapes

The Lookout Tower

Beer, Devon, England
An atmospheric 18th century lookout tower transformed into a luxury retreat with a lift and a private sauna, sublimely set on the clifftop at Beer Head for jaw-dropping coastal views.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£125 / night
Featured on George Clarke's Remarkable Renovations

Boutique Farm Bothies

Drumblade, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Take a break from the strains of life at Boutique Farm Bothies in rural Aberdeenshire, comprising three hand-crafted, eco-friendly bothies and a charming farmhouse for large group holidays, set among spectacular rolling farmland.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-8
£120 /night
Denend Farmhouse was featured in Escape to the Country on 2nd April 2024, series 24 episode 39 about 30 mins into the episode showcasing holiday accommodation in Aberdeenshire

Hillside Huts & Cabins

Morpeth, Northumberland, England
Bespoke-designed eco-havens, wood-fired hot tubs and wild fitness, beautifully secluded on a working Northumberland farm with idyllic views of the coast.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
£145 / night
Featured on Robson Green's Weekend Escapes


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