Around the UK, there are so many beautiful destinations to explore, from built up capitals such as London and Edinburgh, to small countryside towns that are packed with history and famous for their uses in films. One example being Alnwick, which is quite famous for featuring in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Just take one look at Alnwick Castle, and you’ll instantly see Hogwarts. The pubs in Alnwick, such as The Hog’s Head inn, is also recognisable as one of the pubs from the fictional town of Hogsmeade, which you can visit today.
With so many great places to explore, it can be often difficult to find an equally great place to stay. Sure, there are a great range of hotels to stay at in these places, however securing a room can be challenging, especially at peak seasons. Fortunately though, thanks to an American Billionaire, Brian Clesky, there has been a new type of accommodations introduced to the UK. Airbnb was introduced in 2010 and has since became an increasing trend for those seeking unique travel experiences. With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with lpg heater provider, Flogas to compile a list of the UK’s most unusual Airbnb destinations.
The Oak Studio Pod, near Fort William
This unusual pod is located at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain. If you head north, then you’ll find this interesting pod that will not be disappointing. The pod is approximately two miles from the foot of the summit and a mile and a half from the town centre of Fort William. A full-size doubled bed, kitchen facilities, television, and WiFi certainly provide enough mod cons to trick you into thinking you haven’t left the city centre! The view over Loch Linnhe serves as a picturesque reminder that you are frequenting perhaps one of the UK’s best hidden gems. It’s the perfect choice for anyone looking to tackle one, if not a handful of the Munros.
Yurts in Madely
If you ever find yourself exploring the Ironbridge Gorge Heritage site, you’ll be sure to find this 4-berth yurt which combines both privacy and luxury. The indoor fireplace, exterior pizza oven, hot-tub, and brick surround campfire would almost convince you that you were staying in a Disney inspired fantasy. The host, who offers various meals delivered right to the yurt, including Thai curry, tagine, and a breakfast hamper, describes the location as ‘a rustic space set under a canopy of woodland trees.’ The area, which lies in the shadows of the bridge built in 1781, offers unlimited options in the way of things to do, so you’ll never find yourself lacking in entertainment.
Shepherds Hut found in Snowdonia
For a couple’s retreat, seek no further than this little beauty. The indoor fireplace, exterior pizza oven, hot-tub, and brick surround campfire would almost convince you that you were staying in a Disney inspired fantasy. The host, who offers various meals delivered right to the yurt, including Thai curry, tagine, and a breakfast hamper, describes the location as ‘a rustic space set under a canopy of woodland trees.’ The area, which lies in the shadows of the bridge built in 1781, offers unlimited options in the way of things to do, so you’ll never find yourself lacking in entertainment.
Gorestown Glamping in Dungannon
Situated an hour away from Belfast in a place called Moy, this two-bed glamping pod is great for those seeking to get away from it all. Classic meets modern in this shepherd’s hut that features an inbuilt cinema and surround sound entertainment system. Gaze out onto the five-acre fishing lake safe in the knowledge that you aren’t contributing to carbon emissions during your stay in this solar powered lodge.
Let’s Go Hydro Boathouse found in Carryduff
Let’s Go Hydro is located in Northern Ireland and is a popular attraction which can be enjoyed by all ages. Modelled on BBC hit series Total Wipeout, the water park allows you to take part in aqua rugby, an assault course, and a whole host of water sports. Thankfully if this doesn’t sound like your thing you won’t be left deserted – the resort’s stunning boathouse has a rooftop terrace with a wrap-around balcony, meaning you can kick back and assume the rays while the kids do their own thing. Luxury hasn’t been left to the exterior, however. Enter, and you are greeted by two full size bedrooms, one of which is a master, and brand-new kitchen/diner. Of course, the pièce de résistance is the hot tub, where relaxation is guaranteed.
The Wee Whisky Barrel of Findhorn
Nothing quite such much screams Scotland, then a whisky barrel styled accommodation. Findhorn is an ecovillage, and one of the UK’s largest intentional communities. The accommodation features a big barrel and a ‘wee’ barrel which are fully fitted with double and single beds. These quirky additions offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience — the owners have mentioned you may feel just like ‘a hobbit living in the Shire’. Only a ten-minute walk from the barrel and you’ll find yourself in the middle of the beautiful Moray sand dunes.
There you have it, these are only a select few out of the many Airbnb you can explore around the UK. The possibilities are endless, where do you think you’ll end up?