Ever dreamt of staying in a lodge to observe wildlife in its natural habitat? Or, of spending a holiday in an idyllic country house to reconnect with nature? With research from Booking.com uncovering that over a third of global travellers (37%)* planning to book a stay in an alternative accommodation in 2019, you are not the only one.
Holidays are an opportunity to break up your normal routine, to try something new and, sometimes, even let it change your outlook. So, it is no surprise that over a fifth of UK travellers (21%)* plan to stay at least once in a unique accommodation like a castle or treehouse in 2019. Here, Booking.com has provided some UK break inspiration to allow travellers to explore new secret British corners, but new accommodation styles and trends!
Glengorm Castle, Scottish Highlands UK, Guest Review 9.6/ 10
This magical castle stay offers a unique and remote location in the Scottish Highlands. Travellers can relax in the comfortable rooms, overlooking either the sea or garden, or head down to the Castle’s lounge and warm up by the stone age fireplace. Each day guests can fill up on a full-Scottish breakfast before enjoying activities in and around Tobermory, such as fishing and swimming.
Prices start at £165 for a double room with a superb breakfast included.
Carrowmena Glamping Site, Limavady UK, Guest Review 8.7/10
Carrowmena is an ideal destination for exploring local beauty areas such as Causeway Coast, Sperrin & Binevenagh Mountain Range, Lough Foyle. Not to mention, travellers will find miles of beautiful beaches sprinkled on the coast. This glamping site if perfect for families as it offers a range of activities including water sports, campfires, archery, kids station etc.
Prices start at £68 for a Glamping Pod with breakfast included.
The Sunbourn, London UK, Guest Review 8.7/10
Accommodation options that are permanently moored offer visitors a unique place to stay while taking in their chosen destination. The floating superyacht, The Sunbourn, is found in Royal Victoria Dock and offers a uniquely luxurious base from which to explore London.
Prices start at £91 for a basic room.
The Slaughters Manor House, Cotswolds UK, Guest Review 9.0/10
Situated in the pretty Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter, this 17th-century manor house is impeccably decorated from top to bottom. Country houses are becoming more popular as they give guests the opportunity to unwind in the comfort of another’s home. What’s more, travellers can take their pick of exploring the natural farmlands of the Cotswolds or simply getting cosy by the fire with a glass of wine and some put grub.
Prices start at £194 for a classic double room with breakfast included.
The Old Government House Spa, Channel Islands UK, Guest Review 9.4
Government House is one of the most renowned properties in the Channel Islands, famed for its fantastic location, excellent spa facilities and delicious cuisine. However, what makes this property even better is its efforts to be an eco-friendly option. Immersed in a gorgeous green landscape, this property really makes you feel like you are waking up to the fresh island air.
Prices start at £184.50 for a classic double room with a superb breakfast included.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of 53,492 respondents across 31 markets. In order to participate in this survey, respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have travelled at least once in the past 12 months and be either the primary decision maker or involved in the decision making of their travel. The survey was taken online and took place between October 16th and November 12th, 2018.