As we continue to embrace what has been a remarkable start to our summer, we cannot help but be lured by destinations that allow us to fully appreciate the green, green grass of home and the wonderful scenery you can enjoy here in the UK. These four new properties are no exception, with Alachigh tents drawing us in for some rural stargazing, aunique eco-cabin crafted by experts who are passionate about their surroundings, a historic lighthouse with a privileged setting for wildlife spotting and a tranquil adults-only retreat in Hampshire on thedoorstep of Sussex’s beautiful Downs. The expression ‘get out more’ could not be more timely!
Enter the world of Persian-inspired glamping with these uniquely crafted and styled Alachigh tents.Inside you’d be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere in Iran; perhaps part of a nomadic Shahsavan tribe who originally used these structures. The high-domed tents, as well as being rather captivating, come furnished with real beds, luxurious touches, kitchens and wood-burning stoves for maximum comfort. Outside, the secluded woodland enclave is unmistakably Welsh, set right in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside. Sleep beneath a blanket of stars in some of the UK’s most unusual glamping accommodation for an experience you will not forget.
The owners of Devon Dens Jo & Ben are no strangers to creating perfect eco-retreat accommodation,as they also own their own Barrel Top Wagon company! This means you canbe assured that your bespoke off-grid cabin, a peaceful sanctuary in the Devonshire countryside, will be finished to an excellent standard. The environment is perfect for a tech-free escape, with just the sounds of nature and a babbling stream to replace traffic and noise as you lazein the hammock. Inside the hand-crafted timber eco-cabin you’ll find everything you need for your stay, including a hot shower – and outside,the obligatory BBQ for al-fresco feasts on balmy summer nights. Oh, anddon’t forget to claim the free marshmallows and hot chocolate dip for Host Unusual guests!
Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel
To Scotland now and a historic and emblematic coastal landmark.Corsewall Lighthouse dates back to 1815 and is a listed building. Its unique vantage point means you’ll not only be able to spy the Kintyre Peninsula but also Arran, Ailsa Craig, and even the Irish Coast from thelighthouse galleries. The area also has an abundance of wildlife and sealife to spot, from grazing deer to seals and seabirds – or if you arelucky perhaps a bottlenose dolphin or minke whale! The lighthouse has been lovingly restored by the owners and offers an array of accommodation types from rooms to suites, each with its own style and viewpoint out to the beautiful Scottish landscape.
Two Hoots Campsite
An award-winning site exclusively for adults,Two Hoots enjoys a level of peace and tranquility that makes it perfectfor couples looking for a romantic break or mini-moon. Comprising two shepherd’s huts, four camping pods, and three pitches for the happy campers amongst you, the site enjoys not only an expanse of land covering over 4 acres but also an elevated position that means it is blessed with far-reaching views out to the South Downs National Park andthe surrounding Sussex countryside. If it’s a spotless, peaceful site, friendly owners and beautiful rural setting that you are looking for, then Two Hoots will certainly not disappoint!