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Spring Forward: 21 Unmissable New Stays for '21

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Published 26/03/2021 Spring Forward: 21 Unmissable New Stays for '21


'Spring Forward, Fall Back'

Never before has this old expression for the changing of the clocks (which, by the way, is this Sunday folks!) felt so appropriate.

As the lockdowns of last Autumn/Winter fell upon us it really felt like a step back in every sense, whereas we are all feeling a revived sense of optimism for the Springtime, and that includes being able to get out and explore the world once more as it gently reopens its doors. 

So we felt it only right to introduce a bevy of exciting newbies to the HU-fold. Think quirky converted vehicles, historic castles, mills & lighthouses, pop up summer glamping retreats, design-led eco homes and alluring huts & cabins.

These retreats are bound to figure on many an eager staycation-hunter's wishlist, so we recommend booking early to reinstate that spring in your step!

Main image: Sea Eden | Sennen, Cornwall

White House Glamping

White House Glamping

Award-winning, family-friendly outdoor living, on a welcoming farm set deep in the river-rushing heart of the beautiful Wye Valley. Family-run for four generations, you can expect a welcome that's full of smiles as you arrive at White House Farm, featured by the Sunday Times as one of the UK's top glamping sites. Everything is wonderfully larger than life here, from the huge sky and the…

Stilt House

Stilt House

A cool, contemporary studio treehouse with a gorgeously rustic feel, set by an idyllic river in the soothing Scottish Borders. Discover Stilt House beautifully secluded at Dod Mill, a peaceful five-acre site on the edge of the Scottish Borders' rolling Lammermuir Hills. A generous slice of rural paradise, here you can ramble through enchanting woodland, watch the wild ducks glide on the mill…

Meadow View Hobbit House

Meadow View Hobbit House

A magical and gloriously romantic storybook retreat, gently nestled on an organic farm in Shropshire surrounded by rolling hills. If you love the idea of stepping into the pages of an epic and magically enchanting tale, Meadow View Hobbit House is the cosy hideaway of your dreams. Beautifully positioned on an organic farm next to the village of Clun, you'll be achingly close to both the…

The Great Hall, Dollarbeg Castle

The Great Hall, Dollarbeg Castle

Stay in the stylishly converted, former Great Hall of a 19th century baronial landmark, close to Edinburgh and boasting spectacular views of the Ochil Hills. One of the last Gothic baronial style buildings of its kind to be built, the imposing Dollarbeg Castle dates back to the 19th century, surrounded by three acres of immaculate gardens, and the picturesque woodland central Scotland is known…

Rink Hill

Rink Hill

A glorious, architect-designed bolthole for two, gently nestled into the magnificent Scottish Borders landscape with views that stretch out for miles. Looking out over the shimmering River Tweed, Rink Hill is a soothing and luxurious Scottish Borders hideaway, for two weary souls in need of escape from hectic everyday life. Surrounded by wistful meadow, native grasses and wildflowers on the…

Kushti Camping

Kushti Camping

A refreshing ‘re-wilding' experience, in quirky, lovingly bespoke retreats nestled in a magical copse on a Devon farm that feels miles away from anywhere. Peacefully secluded in the heart of South Hams, Kushti Camping occupies an idyllic position on a working farm that's surrounded by green fields and rolling Devon hills.     With no internet connection, and no passing traffic,…

Starry Meadow Camping

Starry Meadow Camping

A festival-inspired, family-friendly ‘pop-up' glamping village with furnished canvas tents and generous facilities, all within easy walking distance of Hay-on-Wye. Offering exclusive family-friendly glamping throughout August 2021, Starry Meadow Camping promises to re-introduce you to all the fun and glory of nature... in the most comfortable way possible! A ‘pop-up' glamping village for…

The Railway Carriage

The Railway Carriage

A lovingly restored off-grid retreat, secluded in the South Shropshire hills for a blissful re-introduction to the magical charms of nature. If you're up for getting back to nature, but don't feel like struggling with tent poles in the rain, a stay aboard The Railway Carriage is a first-class choice! Restored and refurbished with huge helpings of love and care, you'll discover the vibrant red…

Llanidloes Hobbit

Llanidloes Hobbit

A romantic, turf-covered roundhouse with whimsical décor peacefully secluded in a fairytale rural setting in the heart of Wales, by the River Severn. The first town ever to be created on the River Severn, Llanidloes has been named one of the best places to live in Wales, as well as one of its most attractive areas. Surrounded by idyllic, unspoilt countryside, not to mention the river itself,…

The Hedgerow

The Hedgerow

An award-winning, dog-friendly timber lodge, beautifully positioned in idyllic Chilterns countryside with direct access to the Ridgeway National Trail. The proud winner of a Gold Award in the 2020 Beautiful South Tourism Awards, The Hedgerow at Wainhill is a dream-like, dog-friendly lodge retreat for two, newly constructed in 2019, and soothingly positioned in the heart of The Chilterns.…

Camber Luxury Shack

Camber Luxury Shack

A large, laid-back and luxurious family retreat with cinema room and hot tub, mere moments away from the dog-friendly beach at Camber Sands. Unique and striking, Camber Luxury Shack is a wow-factor retreat that's moments from the golden sand and scenic swimming spots at Camber Sands Beach, and just three miles from the medieval town of Rye. Which is all well and good, but first you'll have to…

Westward Ho! Tower

Westward Ho! Tower

A unique 18th century Devon tower house with mesmerising Atlantic Ocean views, dog-friendly and perfectly set within walking distance of the long, surfer's paradise beach. An authentic slice of 18th century history, the strikingly characterful Westward Ho! Tower House is known as the oldest building in the area, even pre-dating the local church. Boasting supreme Atlantic Ocean views that lead…

Mokus Valley

Mokus Valley

Unique, eco-friendly retreats nestled deep into the Southern Hungarian mountains, in a green valley that’s teeming with nature and activity. Comprising three unusually upcycled retreats in a fairytale Mecsek mountain valley, Mókus Valley is an idyllic, adults-only setting that’s perfect for unwinding peacefully in nature. Friendly owners Paul and Mandy live on site, and alongside their own…

The Artisan Bakehouse

The Artisan Bakehouse

An award-winning foodie retreat that combines soothing West Sussex countryside views with baking masterclasses and tempting seasonal produce. The proud winner of the Sussex Eating Experience of the Year 2018, your stay at The Artisan Bakehouse is set to be as delicious as it will be beautiful. The Sussex Food & Drink Awards judges described the foodie experience here as "truly unique,…

Sea Eden

Sea Eden

A paradise-like hot tub retreat, rich in bespoke design and proudly located in a picturesque Cornish village, with a mile-long sandy beach and epic Atlantic rollers! The most westerly village in mainland Britain, the quaint Cornish village of Sennen is tucked cosily away behind Land's End. Not only is Sennen surrounded by idyllic countryside, but its mile-long, white sand beach benefits from a…

Sea the View

Sea the View

A sumptuous, striking, and gloriously spacious retreat, complete with garden hot tub, surrounded by rolling Cornish countryside and sandy surfing beaches. Aptly named, Sea the View is nestled in the timeless Cornish village of Sennen, which has the honour of being the most westerly village in mainland Britain. Cosily tucked away behind Land's End, Sennen's unique coastal position means its…

Kent Nissen Hut

Kent Nissen Hut

A jaw-dropping, gently arched retreat for two, with luxurious high ceilings and a glazed wall that showcases the beautiful Kent countryside in all its glory.Originally designed as housing for troops during World War One, the semi-circular Nissen Hut has been creatively reimagined over time, to become a luxurious garden retreat.Perfect for a romantic couple, you'll discover the Kent Nissen Hut in a…

Inner Visions

Inner Visions

A luxurious eco home complete with hot tub, beautifully secluded behind dunes and wild grass on the edge of Upton Towans Nature Reserve.Situated along the West Cornish coast, close to Gwithian Beach on the edge of Upton Towans Nature Reserve, Inner Visions is an idyllic retreat for surfers, nature lovers, and those who simply love to relax!Laid back and lovely, the retreat has been constructed to…

Galatea

Galatea

A charming family lighthouse cottage with glorious sea views, nestled on the dramatic East Coast just outside Whitby, with easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors.Perfect for family seaside breaks with a quirky difference, Galatea is a characterful cottage at Whitby Lighthouse, nestled on the East Coast.Boasting fine sea views from just about every room, there's also a peaceful enclosed garden…

1839 Mill

1839 Mill

1839 Mill is a calming and characterful retreat, dog-friendly and beautifully nestled amongst peaceful Suffolk countryside, with a hot tub for epic stargazing.Perfectly positioned in the rural Suffolk village of Debenham, 1839 Mill is achingly close to both coast and country. However, you may find that once you arrive, those plans to explore are placed firmly on hold.Boasting quirky, circular…

Johnsland Lodge

Johnsland Lodge

A sumptuous family-and-dog-friendly lakeside retreat with an outdoor hot tub and indoor barbecue, blissfully secluded in an ancient Devon village. Sleeping up to six guests and their two well-behaved dogs, Johnsland Lodge is ideal for families in search of that all-important holiday blend of fun, relaxation, and showstopping style. Privately nestled by a tranquil wildlife lake, in the ancient…

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