Many of us are looking for a touch of flavour to our accommodation choices, something a bit extra, accommodation whereupon your first glance, brings a smile to your face. Well, we have searched high and low to come up with the following list of quirky and unique places to stay throughout the Midlands.
Find the best accommodation, whatever the occasion! From family reunions, to romantic, secluded weekends away. From wholesome Christmas breaks to a solo retreat – we have what you are looking for.
These incredible venues are guaranteed to make your stay special and memorable. These places are EXTRA with their facilities and offerings! We are talking hot tubs, fire pits, yoga, panoramic views, trekking connections, farm life, falconry, photography, locally sourced welcome baskets, massages, and an unlimited number of stars for you look upon.
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Enjoy both glamping and wonderful cottage stays at Alderford in Whitchurch where you’ll be able to wild swim, wonder through the Sunday markets and cafés with many events to get involved in. If you are craving the outdoors, then the lakeside glamping pods are a perfect way to get back to nature with exclusive use of your own rowing boat and an outside fire to sizzle a couple of sausages.
Outstanding, unique accommodation in the Midlands.
Looking for a family getaway or a romantic break with your partner in the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of every day life? Then Yarchester Barn in Much Wenlock is a great option with its wooden beamed interior and cosy, luxury features with a lovely outside space to enjoy in the summer months.
The Barn at Lees Farm based in Telford offers a special and unique yurt and cosy annex accommodation giving you a wonderful space to unwind and explore the countryside. What’s more is that The Annex’s double doors open onto the garden where you will find a woodfired hot tub that you can sink and relax into.
Experience unique accommodation in the Midlands like no other when you stay in one of the renovated railway carriages in the heart of Shropshire’s stunning Ironbridge Gorge. Surrounded by beautiful woodland and relaxing in comfort, these exceptional self-catered railway carriages in Telford offer a quirky and unique base for when you go and explore the surrounding area.
Beautiful former post office shop in Telford in the heart of Shropshire, part of the Unesco World Heritage Site, Ironbridge Gorge. A stunning industrial style kitchen and a cosy sitting room with log burner await you, complete with private courtyard and practical boot room and laundry. Guaranteed a relaxing and stylish getaway for both business and leisure, couples and families.
Notgrove Holidays has everything you might be in the market for from luxury safari tents to glamping pods to cottages in the beautiful area of Cheltenham. The team at Notgrove Holidays are passionate about making your stay memorable and so offer additional activities such as quad treks, falconry, yoga, foraging, plus plenty of walking and cycling routes. Perfect for families!
The Dome Garden is a purpose built, legendary glamping village with 11 insulated geodesic domes, in the spectacular Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire. These domes bring you a unique and iconic encampment with a stylish blend of outdoor life, environmental principles and real luxury facilities.
Hop Pickers House is in Tenbury Wells and is a refurbishment of the old travelling hop pickers barn accommodation that has been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years – and is what they call ‘lustic’ – rustic and full of charm, but in a luxurious kind of way. A perfect spot to relax and get away from it all!
Harpfields Hop Kiln is an early Victorian building in beautiful Tenbury Wells near Ludlow. It is set in a traditional farmyard setting, originally used for the processing of hops grown on the farm but fell into disuse with the decline of the English hop industry and the farm moved next door into modern buildings.
The Hop Kiln is ideal for 1 or 2 couples wanting to explore the wonderful Welsh Marches countryside. It is close to Ludlow with all its renowned food and antique shops, Michelin starred restaurants and stunning medieval and Georgian architecture.
Honey Pod Farm is a small eco-friendly glamping site on an organic farm located on the outskirts of the beautiful river side town of Upton Upon Severn. Overlooking the splendour of the Malvern Hills, you can enjoy four handcrafted, unique Honey Pods for you to stay in. Beautiful rustic Pods, cosy but spacious. Enjoy open fires, toasting marshmallows and outdoor cooking.
Vineyard Barn is nestled at the foot of the Malvern Hills and offers luxury holiday accommodation on a quiet country estate in Upton Upon Severn, complete with its own Vineyard. Your hosts are fantastic cooks and can offer a wide variety of menus from buffets to gourmet five course meals to suit your tastes.
Pitlands Farm Holidays is family run and situated in Worcester in the picturesque county of Worcestershire. Within the grounds are gardens with two coarse fishing pools, stocked with carp, rudd and tench, plus a games room complete with a table tennis and pool table. Treat yourself to beauty treatments or holistic therapies from their visiting beauty therapist. Plenty of activities to get involved in!
Thatch Close Cottages date from the 17th century and are set in a quiet secluded location in Ross and Wye, with wonderful views over the rolling hills of South Herefordshire. The three award winning, self-contained cottages lie within an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to Symonds’s Yat, The Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean.
The beautiful cottages are converted barns that have been lovingly restored by local craftsman, incorporating contemporary design and traditional architecture using locally sourced materials. Each barn sleeps 2-4 people, but available to hire all 3 if hosting a special occasion.
An authentic Mongolian Yurt in Hereford in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside providing a unique glamping experience, for up to four people. Slow down for a truly memorable holiday, PLUS a welcoming basket of locally sourced goodies awaits you. Enjoy beautiful surroundings in the Wye Valley AONB.
Headlands Farm offers wonderful self-catering accommodation in Leominster, Herefordshire. The barn is contained within its own garden surroundings, private and secluded. It sits in an elevated position with views over apple orchards and hop-fields with Weobley Church spire in the distance and rolling fields beyond. Perfect base to explore some of the trails between the many picturesque villages, offering excellent pubs and restaurants as a pitstop!
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If you are looking for a charming guest house nestled in the heart of the country, surrounded by rolling green hills, enchanted gardens and hot tub – then Sink Green Farm is the place for you and your loved ones! Enjoy a stay in Hereford that is removed from the hustle of everyday city life as you relax in rural bed and breakfast accommodation.
Oasis Lodges is a secluded & delightful holiday oasis comprising of four spacious, self-catering holiday lodges. You can enjoy a variety of facilities such as the natural swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and a veranda where you can enjoy some alfresco dining. A retreat to seriously consider if looking for a couples getaway or a group/family rural escape!
An excellent base for touring the area with something for everyone from hiking the Welsh mountains (Brecon Beacons), walks on the Malvern Hills, canoe trips along the River Wye, cycling in the Royal Forest of Dean, to visiting local award winning cafes, pubs, and restaurants.
Little Canwood House is an award winning holiday cottage with a fantastic location in rural Hereford and stunning countryside views. Surrounded by unspoilt rolling countryside and farmlands, at this 4 bedroom property you can be assured of excellent standards of accommodation and customer service.
You are guaranteed a charming stay, filled with luxury and comfort. Herefordshire provides beautiful riding country with miles and miles of bridle paths and countryside lanes, ideal for riding.
Flanesford Priory has been lovingly converted into beautiful self-catered apartments, with guest capacity ranging from 2-8 people. Flanesford in Ross On Wye within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain. Get away from it all and experience tranquillity and peace in this secluded spot.
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Mad Dogs and Vintage is located in Ross On Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley with stunning views out to the Black Mountains and Hay Bluff. They offer four unique and gorgeous vans that are nestled in a small wildflower meadow in the garden of a Grade II listed rectory.
Guests are free to use their tennis court and all vans face west to take advantage of the spectacular sunsets. Perfect for building dens, swinging on a tyre and toasting marshmallows, Mad Dogs and Vintage are all about enjoying the simple things – cooking over a campfire, birdsong and starry nights.
Outstanding, unique accommodation in the Midlands.