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UK and Global Retreats With Week-Long August Availability

27 June 2022

“It’s too late to book a summer holiday now! We’ll just have to wait until next year.”

Do those words sound familiar?  

It’s so easy to feel that if you’re not combing travel websites at the start of the year – or let’s face it, even before – then you’re going to miss out on all the best places.  

Especially now, when it seems like everybody you meet is scrambling to get away from it all… and with very good reason!

But if you’re still dreaming of a summer holiday, we’ve got you covered. Scattered across the UK and the rest of the world, the following retreats aren’t just delightfully unique.

They’ve also got August availability for a whole week or more!

So get ready to discover some incredible stays that offer a little something for everyone. For example, in the UK you can take the family to a cheerfully converted school bus in rural Suffolk, or maybe relax with your loved one in a luxury Devon treehouse.

If you’re willing to travel, then how about a quirky glamping retreat, set in a fairytale-like Swedish pine forest… or even an upcycled sleeping pod, 10 minutes away from Rotterdam’s city centre?

(Simply choose your favourite, then get packing!)

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Texas School Bus | Suffolk

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
From
£1,025 (7nt)

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

The Stonehouses

Ullapool, The Highlands, Scotland
Modern luxury, exceptional design and views to die for await at The Stonehouses - two truly unique holiday homes in the magnificent North West Highlands of Scotland.
Bedrooms: 2 per property
Sleeps: 3-4 per property
From
£175 / night

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
From
£80 / night

The Ceridwen Centre

Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, Wales
If you like the sound of unique accommodation on an eco-friendly, organic farm, plus the chance to try more activities than you can shake a stick at, you'll love the Ceridwen Centre!
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: 2-50
From
£85 / night

Mulino Pods

Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
Eco-powered exclusive rural valley glamping - complete with friendly neighbourhood sheep! - in the scenic Peak District. 
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: Varies
From
£90.00 /night

Wye Glamping

Brecon, Powys, Wales
Reconnect with nature and enjoy breathtaking views in eco-friendly luxury, set against a stunning backdrop of the Brecon Beacons.
Bedrooms:
Sleeps: Varies
From
£275 (3 night w/e or 4 night midweek)

Upper Lodge

Shotley, Suffolk, England
Open-plan, contemporary luxury by expert architect design, set on the stunning Shotley Peninsula...spectacular views are guaranteed both inside and out.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£560 / week

The Ellis-Miller House

Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Exceptional style lives and breathes in this award-winning, architect-designed Cambridgeshire holiday home for two, looking out over the romantically rural Fens.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£404 / week

The Seed Store

Peasenhall, Suffolk, England
Plant yourselves in this award-winning Suffolk holiday cottage for two, and grow plenty of romance in a contemporary living space set in rural luxury.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£423 / week

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)

Counting Sheep Shepherd's Hut

Chipstable, Somerset, England
A tranquil, wool-insulated Somerset hideaway, surrounded by nothing but the very best that nature has to offer (including plenty of sheep!).
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 2
From
£90 / night

The Hideaway at Baxby Manor

Husthwaite, Yorkshire, England
Chill out, unwind and savour sensational glamping and camping at The Hideaway - a wonderfully relaxed, totally friendly and perfectly placed eco-friendly campsite in the heart of North Yorkshire.
Bedrooms: Studio
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
From
£25 / 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
£136 / night

Ling's Meadow

Diss, Norfolk, England
Relax and unwind on an exceptionally friendly, family-run Suffolk farm surrounded by meadow grass and wildflowers.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£85/nt - Dome

Cromwell's Hideaway

Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales
A bespoke-crafted shepherd's hut, luxuriously nestled amongst the captivating Monmouthshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£109 - £125 / night

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
From
£80 / night

Mad Dogs and Vintage Vans

Ross-on-the-Wye, Herefordshire, England
Elegant boutique glamping with plenty of comfort and extra treats, set in the picturesque heart of the Wye Valley.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Varies
From
£90/nt Elsie

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
£136 / 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

The Charcoal Hut

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Fall headlong in love with the Welsh countryside, in a peaceful, detail-oriented hut that's been lovingly crafted for you to unwind.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£100 /night

Näsets Marcusgård

Furudal, Dalarna, Sweden
A quirky and historic farm in the calming Swedish countryside, with colourful, ever-changing seasons, and a relaxed pace of life.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£100 / 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

The Landpods at Wildflower Wood

St Ives, Cornwall, England
Innovative glamping pods with stargazing roofs, secluded in a leafy hilltop hideaway with stunning views of St Ives Bay.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 4 or 5 per pod
From
£75 / 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)

Balbinny Brochs

Balbinny, Dundee, Scotland
A rustic, luxurious bolthole that blends into the historic landscape of Angus, with a hot tub, generous on-site facilities, and rural views.
Bedrooms: 2 per broch
Sleeps: 4 per broch
From
£248 / night

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

Willow Roundhouse

Weston Longville, Norfolk, England
A unique and detail-rich off-grid retreat, lovingly crafted from natural materials and nestled amongst 20 soothing acres of Norfolk countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-7
From
£260 (2 nights)

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 Hedgerow

Wainhill, Oxfordshire, England
An award-winning, dog-friendly timber lodge, beautifully positioned in idyllic Chilterns countryside with direct access to the Ridgeway National Trail.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£145 / 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

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
From
£100 / night

Dunstan Hall

Craster, Northumberland, England
Spirit your loved ones away to a magnificent, Grade II*-listed country retreat, rich in fascinating history and secluded in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the Northumberland coast.
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: 18
From
£1950 (3nts)

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

The BOX BNB

Malton, North Yorkshire, England
Shipping containers creatively transformed into stylish cabins nestled on the scenic edge of the North York Moors, close to the ‘foodie capital' town of Malton.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per cabin
From
£140 / night

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
From
£960 (4nights)

Nature's Nest Glamping

Ballingham, Herefordshire, England
A luxurious collection of family and dog-friendly canvas cottages with private hot tubs, beautifully nestled amongst rolling Herefordshire countryside with soothing views of the River Wye.
Bedrooms: 3 per tent
Sleeps:
From
£175 / night

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
From
£300 /2 nts

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

Nymetwood Treehouses

Crediton, Devon, England
Sumptuous Scandi-inspired hideaways with al fresco copper bathtubs, secluded amongst acres of Devon woodland, meadow, and apple orchard, with idyllic views over Dartmoor.
Bedrooms: 1 per treehouse
Sleeps: 2 per treehouse
From
£250 / night

Texas School Bus

Ryde, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, England
An authentic, beautifully converted American School Bus for a memory-filled and Insta-worthy stay on the amazing Isle of Wight, full of fun and adventure.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 6
From
£150 / night

Little Menherion

Menherion, Cornwall, England
Indulge your soul and senses in a refreshing ‘wildcation', sustainably set within a tranquil, wildlife-steeped Cornish valley in the middle of everywhere.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£125 / night

Raven's Gully

Corriegills, Isle of Arran
Blissfully secluded, eco-friendly pods bursting with five-star luxury, including state-of-the-art automation, sumptuous furnishings, locally-sourced treats, and incredible views from the picturesque Isle of Arran.
Bedrooms: 1 per pod
Sleeps: 2 per pod
From
£99 / night

Mallory Meadows

Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire, England
A welcoming, family-owned glamping haven in rural Leicestershire, with dog-friendly cabins and romantic roundhouses that each feature a private, scenery-showcasing hot tub.
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Sleeps: 2 or 2 (+2) per unit
From
£299 (2nights)

Fairytale Glamping

Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
Let your imagination run wild and free, in a lovingly hand-made ‘castle' with off-grid facilities and child-friendly adventures galore, royally secluded in rural Lincolnshire.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
From
£195 / night

Dol Swynol Glamping

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
Detox from digital life in a bespoke, lovingly hand-built cabin with a dreamy outdoor bath, set within an enchanting Welsh meadow close to Aberystwyth.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£110 / night

Joseph the Multicolour Dream Coach

Hartland, Devon, England
A vibrant and cheerful single-decker retreat for romantic couples, with self-contained facilities, friendly on-site animals, and rolling Devon countryside on the doorstep.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£100 / night

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