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

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27/08/2019 Ten of the Best Vintage, Retro and Mid Century Modern Stays in the UK


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

Kaywana Hall Luxury B&B

Kaywana Hall Luxury B&B

Hidden in 12 acres of private Devon woodland, this striking 1960s architect-designed butterfly roof house has been modernised as a luxury B&B. Kaywana Hall is an architectural masterpiece offering a luxury bed-and-breakfast experience.  Set in its own 12 acres of woodland in Kingswear, South Devon, guests have described Kaywana Hall as a ‘hidden oasis' - a stunning retreat where…

The Garden House Studio

The Garden House Studio

A stylish mid-century inspired self-catering studio in stunning gardens of 1960s family home. They say good things come in small packages and guests at The Garden House Studio are bound to agree!  Hidden away in the grounds of a family home, this luxury self-catering studio offers all the comforts two people need for an idyllic retreat to the Jurassic Coast, and is a haven of…

Marine Villa Art Deco House

Marine Villa Art Deco House

Spectacular cliff top art deco house with stunning sea views and period features. How about being transported back to the heady days of the ‘20s and ‘30s, surrounded by opulent décor, art deco architecture, and unspoiled views of the English seaside?  Yes, it's possible, as this is exactly what Marine Villa: the Art Deco House promises, and more besides!  Located…

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Happy Days Retro Vacations

Experience the nostalgia of authentic vintage Airstreams and caravans, all blissfully set on a peaceful Suffolk campsite.   A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom!  Hold on to your headscarf, kick off your brogues, and get ready for an unforgettable retro getaway at Happy Days Retro Vacations! Described by owners Jenni and Kevin as the ‘ultimate in kitsch camping', Happy…

Vista Point

Vista Point

Listed beachside holiday home, designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, located on quiet estate in East Preston, West Sussex. It's rare to find a beautiful holiday home with such unspoiled views of the West Sussex coast and direct access to the beach.  It's even more rare for that home to be a significant piece of architectural history.  Welcome to Vista Point. Designed by…

Sound of Harris

Sound of Harris

Deluxe self-catering accommodation on the Isle of Harris with panoramic coastal views and mid-century interior design. At Sound of Harris, it really is possible to have it all... Deluxe self-catering accommodation.  Stunning architecture blending tradition and innovation.  Incredible mid-century interior design, celebrating the ‘best of British'.  A commitment to…

Filter House

Filter House

A former waterworks bursting with spectacular Art Deco character, situated on the edge of a tree-lined quarry lake in the Cornish village of Ladock. It's not often you come across a find as special as the Filter House!  This former waterworks is a vintage lover's dream, boasting oodles of Art Deco character, period furniture and flourishes, and a marvellous village location in…

Sands Studio

Sands Studio

Romantic Sands Studio is a retreat bathed in cool contemporary style, featuring uninterrupted views over stunning St Ives Bay. If you're looking for a hideaway that comes complete with imaginative design, breathtaking views and artistic inspiration all beautifully built in, look no further than Sands Studio! You'll find this creative haven for two packed with modish style, featuring…

Dimmet

Dimmet

A groovy Devon welcome awaits you in this unique 70s-styled designer seaside bungalow, for a luxury family stay with a retro difference. ‘Dimmet' is a Devon word, referring to that glorious half-light at the end of the day, the perfect time for a beach barbecue as the sun sets over the horizon! If you love the idea of relaxing on the renowned beach at Saunton Sands whilst immersing…

Bertrams

Bertrams

Step inside a classic mystery novel, in a characterful double decker bus set on the grounds of a North Devon country house. Infused with all the elegance of Agatha Christie's classic novels, Bertrams, recently featured on BBC's 'Gone Fishing', is located on the lush green grounds of Fosfelle Country House, a mere stone's throw from the spectacular North Devon coast. An original London double…

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