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Late Availability for May Half-Term AND Platinum Jubilee Holidays!

15 May 2022

We Brits are getting a lovely long weekend (Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June) to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of dedicated service, which basically means we’ve all got royal permission to book a holiday! 

Let’s face it, with an array of special Platinum Jubilee events running the length and breadth of the UK, wouldn’t it be rude not to kick back and celebrate?

And let’s not forget the May half-term holidays fall just before then, too, offering plenty of scope for extended family fun and adventure.

We’ve got our fingers firmly crossed for sun… but while we can’t predict the weather, we can give you a list of unusual places to stay, each one with late availability for these unusual holidays!

Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: A regal retreat! Haveringland Castle at Moat island Glamping | Norfolk

The Control Tower B&B

Walsingham, Norfolk, England
A restored Control Tower B&B bursting with history, period art deco features and furnishings on a former North Norfolk airfield.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£125 / night

Hoe Grange Holidays

Matlock, Derbyshire, England
Eco-friendly, accessible, self-catering log cabins, camping pods and a gypsy caravan on a working farm in the Peak District.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£180 /2 nts

Round the Woods

Weston Longville, Norfolk, England
Come and unwind with luxury eco-friendly glamping, set in 20 beautifully serene acres of Norfolk countryside.
Bedrooms: 1 per yurt
Sleeps:
From
£220 (2 nts)

Fforest Farm

Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Simplicity, adventure, and beautiful outdoor living - that's what you'll find at fforest farm.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£237 (2nts, bell tent)

Campden Yurts

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England
Make your escape to the glorious Cotswolds all the more memorable by staying at Campden Yurts.
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 4-5 per yurt
From
£440 (4 nights midweek)

Lower Keats Glamping

Axminster, Devon, England
A warm welcome to natural living awaits under a refreshing Devon sky, on a luxurious and friendly family-run glampsite with off-grid, wood-fired hot tubs.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6 per lodge
From
£685 /3 nts

East Thorne Family Roundhouses

Bude, Cornwall, England
An original glamping concept, lovingly created by a family who fell in love with glamping and the Great Outdoors...and set about creating a luxury en-suite glamping alternative for their guests. 
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-4
From
£160 / night

Adhurst Yurts & Cabin

Petersfield, Hampshire, England
An ideal setting for relaxation and adventure, perfectly positioned within the South Downs National Park.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 4
From
£290 x2midweek

Tinkers Treehouse

Ticehurst, East Sussex, England
Retreat to Tinkers Treehouse, a luxuriously romantic treetop hideaway, privately nestled in the rustling East Sussex leaves.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£175 /night

Cartshed Cottages

Sharrington, Norfolk, England
Experience a stylish set of barn conversions, ideal for exploring the unique beauty of North Norfolk.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per cottage
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per cottage
From
£350/2n£450/3n

Cary Arms & Spa Beach Huts

Babbacombe Beach, Devon, England
A characterful selection of huts and suites on the South Devon coast, complete with luxury spa and outstanding views.
Bedrooms: 1 per hut
Sleeps: 2 per hut
From
£195 /night

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
From
£105 / night

Longberry Farm

Bethersden, Kent, England
Live your rural dreams with a group getaway on an exclusive, three-acre family-run farm filled with cosy comforts and a ‘secret' hot tub spa in the Garden of England.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps:
From
£77.50 pppn

Chicken Shed Lodge

Upper Tysoe, Warwickshire, England
Your family home-from-home amongst nature, filled with luxurious delights and nestled on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
From
£205 / night

The Secret Yurts

Welshpool, Powys, Wales
The Welsh countryside's best-kept secret, until now - three luxurious, eco-friendly yurts packed with cosy creature comforts.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps:
From
£360 2 nights

Somerset Yurts

Taunton, Somerset, England
Savour the unrivalled beauty of the Quantock Hills from the cosy comfort of a luxury yurt, dome or safari lodge.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£120 (2 nights)

Ty Cwch

Aberporth, Ceredigion, Wales
A unique, award-winning architect designed ‘boat house' that's ideal for an adventure-packed beach break, next to the invigorating Welsh Coast Path.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 12 (or 4 per cabin)
From
£120/night

Lloyds Meadow Glamping

Mouldsworth, Cheshire, England
Simple, grown-ups-only luxury in a naturally beautiful setting, surrounded by the rippling lakes of rural Cheshire.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 per tent
From
£116 /night

The Inspiration

Brixham, Devon, England
An impossibly charming 'glam-boat' with picture-postcard sea-and-harbour views of the colourful Brixham harbour on The English Riviera.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
From
£65 / night

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
From
£78 / night

Driftwood Beach House

Pagham, West Sussex, England
A soothing coastal retreat with a Victorian railway carriage at its heart, perfect for families and friends and opening straight onto Pagham Beach.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 7
From
£200 / night

The Liverpool Boat

Liverpool, England
A cool and contemporary nautical retreat that's dog-friendly, permanently moored in the heart of Liverpool's vibrantly historic city centre.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£220 /night

The Island Cornwall

Newquay, Cornwall, England
Gaze dreamily out at the Atlantic Ocean, from the sumptuous comfort of your very own private, palm-fringed paradise.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£1,233 (3/4nt)

Little Seed Field

Ripon, Yorkshire, England
Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 4 per cabin
From
£95 / night

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
Sleeps:
From
£185 / night

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
From
£325 / 2 nts

Hawthorn Hideaway

Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, England
Two stylish and romantic couples' cabins, each with their own private hot tub, soothingly secluded on a magical Nottinghamshire woodland site that features a wood-burning sauna and a barbecue cabin.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£199 / night

LandyCampers

Broxted, Essex, England
Indulge your wanderlust with an off-grid, self-drive adventure aboard your very own Land Rover Defender, complete with rooftop tent set-up, a cosy lounge, and all the equipment you could want!
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 roof tents
Sleeps: 2-7 guests
From
£165 / night

Graig Wen

Arthog, Gwynedd, Wales
A wild and wondrous glamping site, with eclectic, dog-friendly accommodation beautifully set within 45 private acres of Snowdonia National Park.
Bedrooms: Varies (8 units)
Sleeps: 1-5 guests
From
£60/nt - yurt

Llanthony Castaway

Llanthony, Monmouthshire, Wales
A lovingly restored railway carriage for romantic couples, privately secluded amongst a deep, hidden valley in the Black Mountains for epic Dark Sky stargazing.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£125 / night

The Hoot

Southwick, Wiltshire, England
A dog-friendly, charmingly converted horse box nestled in a green paddock amongst Wiltshire's rolling hills that's ideal for off-grid relaxation.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+2) or 3 adults
From
£110 / night

Jess' Tree Bach

Upper Tysoe, Warwickshire, England
A luxurious lodge, complete with a Bluetooth hot tub and a fun children's slide, nestled on a friendly, family-run farm retreat amongst idyllic Warwickshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4 (+1 infant)
From
£255 / night

Moat Island Glamping

Haveringland, Norfolk, England
Whimsical, luxurious glamping accommodation with generous facilities and a natural swimming pond, enchantingly secluded within the moat of a rural Norfolk estate.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 5 per unit
From
£65 / night (bell tent)

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
Sleeps:
From
£70 / night

Shepherd's View

Glenshee, Perthshire, Scotland
A romantic, bespoke-designed haven with a private hot tub, superbly positioned on the rolling hillsides of Glenshee, with many of Scotland's most iconic attractions in easy reach.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£125 / night

Kingfisher Narrowboat

Doncaster, Nottinghamshire, England
A romantic narrowboat bobbing on the Chesterfield canal, with its own garden, a private hot tub, and access to a wood-fired sauna, nestled amongst peaceful Nottinghamshire woodland.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£200 / night

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
From
£195/night

Wylde Valley Camping

Week St Mary, Cornwall, England
Go back to life's most beautiful basics, with camping pitches and boutique bell tents nestled amongst acres of pure countryside in the Cornish hills.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2-6 per tent
From
£120 / night

Breathing Space

Hickling Broad, Norfolk, England
Reconnect your mind, body and soul in a soothing sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, complete with cosy self-catering accommodation, creative workshops, and a range of holistic therapies.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 3 guests per unit
From
£110 / night (Shepherd's Hut)

Back Track Bothies

Glenfinnan, The Highlands, Scotland
A trio of bespoke-designed, lovingly hand-crafted eco-retreats with a wood-fired Swedish bath for stargazing, nestled in the wild and scenic heart of the historic west Highlands.
Bedrooms: 1 per bothy
Sleeps: 4
From
£132 / night

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