International travel may be off the table for a little while, but that doesn't mean you can’t still have a holiday, and there’s no reason why that holiday should have to be boring. Here’s our look at some of the most interesting accommodations available on the British Isles.


House in the Clouds - Thorpeness, Suffolk

Built in 1923 as a water tower for Thorpeness Windmill and disguised as a weather-boarded building to better fit with the mock-Tudor and Jacobean style of Thorpeness, the House in the Clouds is one of England’s most famous follies. When a mains water supply to the village was established in 1977, the water tower was made redundant and partially converted to living space, but it wasn’t until 1979 that the main tank was finally removed and the tower fully converted into a house - which now operates as holiday accommodation. House in the Clouds is deceptively spacious with 5 bedrooms and an additional double sofa bed in the drawing room, and the “room at the top” offers unparalleled views of Suffolk.


The Witchery by the Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland

Mere steps away from the castle gates in the heart of Edinburgh lies an atmospheric gem that’s sure to make anyone feel like royalty of a bygone era - The Witchery Suites. Cosmopolitan magazine describes these indulgent accommodations as one of the seven wonders of the hotel world. Each of the nine suites is lavishly decorated in its own unique style - and every one the pinnacle of luxury, the perfect setting for romance.


Ocean View Treehouse - Bude, North Cornwall

If you’ve ever wanted to spend the night in a treehouse, this is the place for you. This couples’ hideaway is perched 6m up a tree, and looks out over Widemouth Bay as well as miles of open country - absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy the feeling of space and the unique lighting experience in the treehouse, thanks to the roof being clear on the north side and shaded on the south. The farm on which the treehouse is situated is a mere 20 minute walk from the beach, and from town, and is also home to the Atlantic Bell Tents, and the Atlantic Surf Pods - an enclave of eco-friendly glamping pods great for escaping from the mundane.


Hadlow Tower - Hadlow, Kent

Once part of a Romantic Gothic castle, Hadlow Tower is the tallest Grade 1* listed folly in the UK. With panoramic views of the Kent countryside, and comfortable and luxurious accommodation for up to 6 guests, there’s nowhere better than the Tower for a special holiday with friends and family or a romantic getaway. Activities in the area range from the cultural and historical to the active and outdoorsy.

 

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