There’s nothing that can beat going away on holiday, but I’m sure that you’ll agree staying in hotels can sometimes become a little boring, particularly if you always book properties that are owned by the same company. Doing so, I feel, can be a bit like eating at nationwide fast food outlets, where, no matter where in the country you are, the layout and facilities offered at pretty much identical. So, why not break up the boredom and opt to stay in somewhere unique?
Let’s be honest, we all go away with the intention of having an enjoyable getaway that can be looked back on with fond memories, so it’s worth considering how your choice of accommodation can help with this. Rather than booking a somewhat formulaic chain hotel, I think it’s far a better idea to select a property that is unusual and out of the norm.
Variety is the spice of life, as the saying goes, so I advise you look into booking a boutique glamping property. Doing so gives you the chance to stay in somewhere that will feel a million miles away from your normal life (even though there is plenty of this accommodation in the UK), while the fact that they tend to be situated in the countryside also enables you to connect with nature.
With that in mind, here are some of the types of development that I feel will make for a particularly wonderful break.
Yurt – Although yurts are a kind of property that are traditionally inhabited by nomads in Mongolia and other Asian countries and are relatively basic in terms of the amenities provided, their tourist counterparts in the UK tend to be much more luxurious.
Of course, the particular facilities offered will vary depending on where you stay, but it’s possible to stay in ones that have mains electricity and comfortable beds. You can also expect these to feature traditional Asian decor, including colourful rugs and wall hangings. Even though glamping accommodation has its roots in traditional camping, it offers a much higher level of luxury than its counterpart and there will be no need for you to give up too many of the creature comforts of home that you’re used to.
Treehouse – While I’m sure you’ve probably stayed in a treehouse as a child, you should definitely expect to enjoy a much greater level of space and comfort should you choose to stay in one on a glamping holiday.
Again, the range of services provided will be different depending where you go (these properties can be found in Sussex, among other locations) but you can certainly expect to be able to connect with nature while staying in one. Looking out from your property into the forest surrounding will definitely help you to relax, with other features including a fully-fitted kitchen, central heating and en-suite bathroom.
These are just some of the options you have to choose from – off-grid holiday cottages and tipis are a few of the other places that you might want to consider booking – so you really have no excuse not to find somewhere that’s different to your run of the mill hotel.
If you’re planning on staying in quirky accommodation on your next holiday, please leave a comment and tell us what kind of property you’re most interested in booking!