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A is for August Availability! Book a Last Minute Quirky Summer Getaway

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Published 03/07/2020 A is for August Availability! Book a Last Minute Quirky Summer Getaway


As the tourism industry prepares to open its doors this weekend, there has been a rush to book up UK staycations, meaning it can be tough to find availability for the summer.

We've done the hard work for you, and picked out some stunning Airbnb breaks that have August 2020 availability - but don't delay, as they are booking up fast now that the secret is out!
 
Choose from small but perfectly formed tiny houses, grand historic towers, charming converted carriages, cosy wooden cabins and even a floating tree sphere!
 

Double Decker at Wood Farm

Double Decker at Wood Farm

If you're tired of the same old holidays every year and want something unique with your family, experience this converted Double Decker bus at a beautiful glamping site in Lincolnshire.   Leigh & Mark welcome you to their little patch of peace and serenity at Wood Farm, located near Boston. Set in a picturesque area, this is a lakeside holiday experience with a twist. The…

Castle Levan

Castle Levan

Stunningly situated on Scotland's beautiful West Coast, come and experience history and Scottish tradition with an authentic castle stay at Castle Levan. Small and intimate with just three guest rooms, Castle Levan is your gateway to a historic era, a charming retreat dating back to circa 1457. As a grade B listed building with Historic Scotland, you will find no shortage of…

Old Summer Dairy

Old Summer Dairy

A refreshingly off-grid slice of the great outdoors, indoors, set in a wonderful wildflower-strewn wildlife sanctuary in Somerset...perfect for breaks and bespoke group celebrations with a natural difference. As if by magic, experience the weight of the world lifting cleanly from your shoulders as you drive through the lushly enchanting Somerset woods, to the Old Summer Dairy - the…

The Welsh Gatehouse

The Welsh Gatehouse

Inspire your creative spirit in Grade II listed, castle-style Monmouthshire accommodation for two, exquisitely steeped in centuries of history and romance. For a blissfully tranquil romantic break infused with authentic medieval-style luxury, head for the South Wales city of Monmouthshire, where you'll discover a beautiful period property that contains over seven hundred years of…

Hotel Barge Waternimf

Hotel Barge Waternimf

Authentic Dutch-inspired luxury on the majestic waters of the River Great Ouse, where scenic Cambridgeshire style awaits. The Dutch waterways are renowned for their unique grace and beauty.  Now, you can experience the magnificence of Dutch canal life first-hand with a stay on the Hotel Barge Waternimf, a stylishly spacious barge located on the picturesque Ely riverside. …

The Hadlow Tower

The Hadlow Tower

Create your own magical fairytale with a stay in the tallest folly in the UK, grandly nestled in scenic Kent countryside. Once upon a time there was a Grade I listed folly, named The Hadlow Tower.  This striking folly was originally built in the 19th century, and today it stands at 175 feet high, making it the tallest of its kind in the UK. In recent years, The Hadlow Tower's…

Oswestry Church

Oswestry Church

A cool celestial conversion by the Welsh border, ideal for group breaks in a lively setting filled with art, style and colour. One of Britain's oldest settlements, and the former home of famed war poet Wilfred Owen, Oswestry dates back over three thousand years. These days there's a lively café culture feel to the town, which is set achingly close to the Welsh borders and features a bustling…

Boatel

Boatel

An award-winning, seriously quirky ‘bed in a boat' with some spectacular mountain views and lashings of charm. A nation of shed lovers, apparently a whopping 67 per cent of Brits "would prefer to stay in a shed over a cottage, caravan or tent" when it comes to taking a staycation. If you're one of them, look no further than the 2013 ‘Shed of the Year', with its attached 'Boatel'.…

Towed Town Camping

Towed Town Camping

A fun and quirky indoor campsite with stylish vintage caravans, set in the heart of Bristol's thriving creative hub. Uniquely located in a renovated warehouse just a stone's throw from Bristol's buzzing centre, Towed Town Camping is the ideal setting for a city break with an imaginative twist. You'll find the ‘campsite' itself close to the banks of the River Avon, part of the city's famed…

Gerda of Glasgow

Gerda of Glasgow

Stay on a beautiful Dutch barge, furnished with home comforts and moored on a quiet hilltop close to buzzing Glasgow city centre.Moored just 15 minutes from Glasgow airport, and within walking distance of the culture-steeped city centre, Gerda of Glasgow is perfect for those who enjoy the buzz of city life...but still want somewhere calm to retreat to at the end of an exhausting day!Friendly…

Shakas House St Ives

Shakas House St Ives

A creatively converted shipping container, beautifully positioned in a rural half-acre of St Ives for a luxurious glamping experience.Unique and quirky, Shakas House St. Ives sleeps up to four guests in rural comfort, close to the buzz and atmosphere of the popular Cornish town.Positioned alongside a road that leads straight into the heart of St. Ives, you'll need a car to explore the area. …

The Siphon

The Siphon

All aboard a grand, lovingly restored railway carriage that's perfect for peaceful off-grid living in the enchanting Cornish countryside.Stationed in rural Saint Austell, The Siphon is a perfect base for exploring Cornwall's many attractions, including the Eden Project, Heligan Gardens, and of course, those amazing surfing beaches.But that's if you make it that far!  Once you've experienced…

Helmsley Railway Carriage

Helmsley Railway Carriage

A first-class retreat, beautifully stationed in an historic market town that's the perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire.Originally built in 1887, Helmsley Railway Carriage is filled with historic delights, lovingly converted to accommodate up to four guests in first class comfort.Surrounded by wood panels and beamed ceilings, there's plenty of space to relax in, with a full kitchen to help…

The Chillout Container

The Chillout Container

A soothingly converted space for two, perfectly positioned in the beautiful Scottish Borders close to bustling Edinburgh.Affectionately known as the ‘Wee Sanctuary', The Chillout Container is a unique and romantic retreat for two, overlooking a Scottish Borders nature reserve with spectacular views of rolling green hills. Indeed, you'll probably find it hard to believe that the bright…

Dovecot Cottage

Dovecot Cottage

A captivatingly historic, 16th century tower-retreat, filled with rustic delights and peacefully nestled in a private garden close to Edinburgh.Featuring a bedroom equipped with illuminated ancient pigeon nesting-boxes, and a garden wall festooned with antiques, Dovecot Cottage is a true one-of-a-kind retreat for four lucky guests.An exquisite conversion of a 16th century dovecot, you'll discover…

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

A 15th century tower house with a majestic ‘castle' feel, perfect for a private family stay just ten minutes from central Edinburgh. Sleeping up to four people in regal seclusion, Liberton Tower is the perfect setting for those who want to be Kings or Queens of their very own ‘castle'! Child and dog-friendly, and just ten minutes from the bustling centre of Edinburgh, the beautifully…

Naunton Garden Refuge

Naunton Garden Refuge

Enjoy a soothing, light-filled haven, in a tranquil garden setting located in a Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Sleeping up to three lucky guests, Naunton Garden Refuge is the perfect retreat for those who really want to get away from it all - in the most beautiful way imaginable.Set in the Gloucestershire village of Naunton, the elegant garden cabin is filled with comfort and light,…

Strawbale Roundhouse

Strawbale Roundhouse

An eco-haven with a living roof that blends into the idyllic Gwili valley surroundings, ideal for a veggie couple who love to explore.An ideal base for a vegetarian couple looking to explore the Welsh countryside in all its soothing glory, Strawbale Roundhouse is beautifully located within five acres of fruit tree-strewn land in Carmarthenshire's Gwili valley.  Not only will you be right…

Floating Tree Sphere

Floating Tree Sphere

A dreamlike haven for two, romantically tucked away amongst soothing Dorset countryside that's close to the Jurassic Coast.Watch all your worries float away on the gentle Dorset breeze, with a romantic stay in a cosy tree sphere that's secluded amongst picturesque countryside.  Just 20 minutes from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, you'll also be surrounded by an array of scenic walking…

Butley Priory

Butley Priory

A 12th century Suffolk monastery, transformed into a jaw-dropping haven of romantic country style for the ultimate in large group stays. Recently declared by the style bible Vogue as "one of the most romantic houses in England", Butley Priory was originally constructed all the way back in 1171, with its first visitor said to be none other than King Henry III. A regular haunt of historic nobility,…

Wiltshire Tiny House

Wiltshire Tiny House

A small-yet-perfectly-formed haven for two, set in a private walled garden that's peacefully nestled in a scenic corner of Wiltshire.Perfectly located just outside of the historic city of Salisbury, this irresistibly cosy Tiny House is equipped with comforts galore - ideal for a romantic couple!Set in a beautiful walled garden, you can enjoy soothing views over water meadows that border the River…

Tiny House Woolley

Tiny House Woolley

An elegantly hand-crafted cabin-on-wheels, secluded on a Cornish family farm that's perfectly located for the South West Coast Path.Dog-friendly and perfect for two, Tiny House Woolley is the ideal base for an array of invigorating walks, including the South West Coast Path.Tucked peacefully away on a friendly family farm in North Cornwall, the lovingly crafted wooden cabin blends seamlessly with…

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