‘Work-Cation’ Stays For The Digital Nomad In You!

26 April 2023

Armed with a laptop and a keen sense of adventure, digital nomads combine the responsibilities of work with the freedom of travel.

They’re the sort of people for whom an exotic, sun-soaked beach isn’t just a scene from a screensaver, but a real live workspace… at least, for today.

(Tomorrow, who knows? Maybe it’ll be a quiet country cottage, a park-side apartment-with-a-view, or a laid-back city space with easy access to the best local coffee spots!)

But when the whole world is your workstation, it can help to narrow down the options a little. That way, when you pitch up and plug in, you can feel certain of getting some quality work done, whilst still appreciating the many benefits your chosen location has to offer – because life shouldn’t be all work and no play!

So whether you’re an actual digital nomad, or you’d simply like to try the life on for size, this roll-call of ideal ‘work-cation’ stays has it all. Beautiful global settings that ache to be explored, creative surroundings with coffee machines, dedicated work-spaces, excellent Wi-Fi…

…and perhaps even the ability to make your stay a little longer than a usual holiday, should you fall head-over-heels in love!

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Harpy Houseboat | London

Bishops Chapel

Kilkhampton, Bude
A charmingly converted Grade II-listed, Cornish chapel, perfect for fun family holidays and ‘work-cations' alike, with peaceful rural views and some of North Cornwall's finest attractions within easy reach.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£95 / night

Finca de Arrieta Yurts

Arrieta, Lanzarote
Luxury Lanzarote eco-yurt accommodation set within a friendly family-run finca, where nothing is too much trouble!
Bedrooms: Varies
£840 / week


St Germans, Cornwall
View the best of Cornwall's unspoilt countryside from the window of your very own eco-friendly, lovingly restored railway carriage at Railholiday.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-6
£80 / night

Palm Springs Dome House

Palm Springs, California
Bring your creative spirit - and your camera - to a unique view-filled retreat, nestled on a hill in California's Coachella Valley.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£145 / night

The Captain's Cabin

Drimnin, The Highlands
An elliptical, architect-designed retreat, rich in nautical style and elevated on the entire flat roof of an old chapel to showcase magnificent views over the Sound of Mull.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£160 / night

Cornwell House

Waimea, Hawaii
A master architect-designed gem with a lava-rock hot tub, gently elevated over the Waiaka Stream for idyllic Hawaiian ocean and volcano views.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£718 / night

The Bodmin Jail Hotel

Bodmin, Cornwall
Lock yourself up in a characterful Cornish landmark that's steeped in history and creative imagination, with elegant design features, dog-friendly rooms, and a gourmet restaurant in the gothic chapel!
Bedrooms: 70 rooms
Sleeps: Varies
£198 / night

Owl Cabin

Crewkerne, Somerset
A dreamy escape on an adults-only organic farm site, with a wood-fired hot tub, soothing Somerset countryside views, and an award-winning gastropub in easy walking distance.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£247 / night

The Harpy Houseboat

Tower Bridge, London
Welcome aboard London's oldest houseboat, The Harpy, with unrivalled majestic views of Tower Bridge.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£750 / night

Leverburgh Loft

Isle of Harris
Savour big-sky mountain and loch views from the comfort of a beautifully remodelled apartment in the Isle of Harris, with hand-made furnishings and a Japanese-style soaking tub for two!
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£230 / night

The Catacombs

Plymouth, Devon
A heritage-soaked apartment, filled with captivating detail and contemporary mod cons, positioned in the heart of Plymouth's historic Barbican.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5
£895 / week

007 Mill

Potter Heigham, Norfolk
A unique, historic James Bond-themed windmill, complete with private mooring on the sparkling Norfolk Broads...  for panoramic views to (a) thrill!
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 5 (+2)
£1,831 (7 nights)

Eagle Brae Log Cabins

Struy, Inverness-shire
Take a well-earned break in a master-crafted luxury cabin, surrounded by the very best breathtaking scenery, tranquillity and adventure the Scottish Highlands can provide.
Bedrooms: 1-2 per cabin
Sleeps: Up to 6 per cabin
£753 (2 nights)


Wroxham, Norfolk
A timber framed, architect-designed scenic haven that provides total immersion in the serene beauty of the Norfolk Broads.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8

Aikwood Tower

Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Relax and enjoy the finer things in life surrounded by warmth and luxury, in an award-winning, authentic medieval tower set in the bracing Scottish Borders.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
£1,800 (3nts)

The Tower Latchingdon

Latchingdon, Essex
An elegantly historic Essex retreat, set in an ancient village and surrounded by the fresh, rolling landscapes of the South Downs.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£656 (3 nights)

Finca de Arrieta Eco Cottages

Arrieta, Lanzarote
A friendly and family-run off-grid resort, set in one of Lanzarote's most tranquil and unspoilt locations.
Bedrooms: Varies
£840/ week

Calma Nordica

A Coruña, Galicia
A sanctuary of calm inspired by the rural barns of northern Europe, rich in luxurious simplicity and secluded among the picture-perfect landscape of northwest Spain.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6 (+1)
£215 / night

Dalnaglar Castle

Blairgowrie, Perthshire
A grand 19th century retreat, spectacularly set within a 200-acre estate in the heart of Glenshee, on the southern fringe of the Cairngorms National Park.
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: Up to 20
£3,999 (3 nights)

The Gatehouse

Whitby, North Yorkshire
A stylish and ultra-luxurious cottage with original architectural features, secluded within private manor grounds in one of the most exclusive areas of Whitby.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£113 /night


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