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Ten of the Best Vintage, Retro and Mid Century Modern Stays in the UK

27 August 2019

The past can be a special place…one that feels vibrant and comforting, all at the same time.

When it comes to picking the perfect time-travelling holiday, your possibilities are almost endless, whether you want to experience the high life in grand art deco style, take a trip back to the 1950s in a gleaming airstream or you’re up for reliving the 60s and 70s in groovy surroundings!

So come and take a seat in our time machine, as we transport you to ten of the very best uniquely nostalgic stays around.
Main image: Sands Studio | St Ives, Cornwall

Vista Point

East Preston, Sussex, England
Listed beachside holiday home, designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, located on quiet estate in East Preston, West Sussex.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 9
From
£1000 (4 nights mid-week)

Kaywana Hall Luxury B&B

Kingswear, Devon, England
Hidden in 12 acres of private Devon woodland, this striking 1960s architect-designed butterfly roof house has been modernised as a luxury B&B.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£252 / night

Art Deco House UK

Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, England
Spectacular cliff top art deco house with stunning sea views and period features on the Isle of Wight.
Bedrooms: 6 (+1)
Sleeps: 16
From
£3,400/weekend

Sound of Harris - The Other House

Isle of Harris, Scotland
Deluxe self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Harris with panoramic coastal views and mid-century interior design.
Bedrooms: 1 per property
Sleeps: 2 per property
From
£580/3 nights

Sands Studio

St Ives, Cornwall, England
Romantic Sands Studio is a retreat bathed in cool contemporary style, featuring uninterrupted views over stunning St Ives Bay.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£640 (1 week)

Dimmet

Braunton, Devon, England
A groovy Devon welcome awaits you in this unique 70s-styled designer seaside bungalow, for a luxury family stay with a retro difference.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4-5
From
£125 / night

Bertrams

Hartland, Devon, England
Step inside a classic mystery novel, in a characterful double decker bus set on the grounds of a North Devon country house.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
From
£135 / night

Seventies Studio Margate

Margate, Kent, England
A self-contained ‘time capsule' apartment covering the entire top floor of a townhouse in the heart of Margate, with fabulous views of Dreamland and the beach.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-3
From
£50 / night

The Big Hoot Caravan

Cullompton, Devon, England
A retro, TV-featured showman's living van, vibrantly restored with authentic 1970s style, and secluded on peaceful a Devon farm that's surrounded by wildflower meadows.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 4
From
£95 / night

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