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Staycation UK – 10 Unique Property Staycations

Looking for the best staycation location? Then this post is for you!

Let’s not lie to ourselves the weather in the UK is massively improving right now with some really lovely sunshine. It is so beautiful when the sun shines and our brains are instantly off to beach locations and stunning seaside towns. We personally can not wait for more good weather and better yet Summer 2023. If you haven’t sorted a getaway out here are 10 unique staycation UK locations you may want to try. There is just so much to appreciate about the UK and we love vacations exploring our own country.

Not only will we share the top 10 destinations that there are to choose from. We are also sharing 10 strange, different and unique properties you can visit for your holidays in the UK. No matter if you’re enjoying a holiday here and you’re already from here. Or even if you have travelled from abroad on vacation. There will be something you’ll be dying to try.

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Why Is A Staycation UK The Perfect Choice?

How can we mention why a staycation is such a great choice and not discuss the budget? Holidaying at home saves you so much more money than going abroad it seems like a no-brainer. The cost of living crisis here in the UK doesn’t seem to be easing up in any way. This may be some people’s only option for a vacation now. For many people having a holiday in the UK has always been their only option.

Another side of the discussion is that the UK really is a stunning country to enjoy. Millions of people each year come here to vacation anyway and it’s easy to see why. From the fun city life that the UK has to offer with amazing retail therapy, and some of best food and hotels in the world. Then there is the quant but gorgeous seaside towns to wonderful and picturesque countryside. All of which are steep in mysterious and sometimes ancient history. There truly is something for everyone here.

Why A Unique Property Is A Good Choice?

We all like to go all out when we vacation even if that is a staycation UK edition! That doesn’t mean that where you are staying can’t be fun, interesting and offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We all know the hub of your holiday is so important. It can be the reason a holiday is made or broken for a lot of people!

It really is an important decision to make in regard to your holiday choices. Sometimes pushing the boat out on your property can save you money elsewhere. For example, when renting some log cabins it can be possible to spend a whole week on the property and just enjoy what is there. This is especially true if there is a private pool, hot tub or spa. Even if there is a lake or woods nearby and you love to be out in nature. You don’t need to spend huge amounts once you arrive if you plan well.

Top 10 Holiday Destinations

Below you will find the top 10 staycations UK destinations for 2022 according to the long-established Good House Keeping.

  1. Scotland’s Coastline
  2. Cornwall
  3. The Cotswold
  4. The Yorkshire Dales
  5. Norfolk
  6. Islands off the Coast of Scotland
  7. Kent
  8. Dartmouth
  9. Isles of Scilly
  10. The Peak District

UK Top 10 Unique Properties For Your Staycation UK

Moving onto the top 10 unique properties we have found for your staycation UK edition! These are fun, quirky or simply stunning and luxurious. Either way, they are going to make for some of the best staycations available.

Barge Around – Jersey

This stunning 1930s seaside folly is so amazing and is now a part of history as one of the only remaining follies that used to line the beach. This uniquely shaped barge property can sleep 6 people. This comes in a self-catering capacity but with so many beachfront cafes and restaurants along St Ouen’s Bay, you needn’t worry.

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You may also enjoy the various choices of both surf schools and golf facilities that are on offer nearby for your fun and pleasure. This is also a dog-friendly (£10 per night check website for full pet details) property so no family member needs to be left behind! Be sure to check out the Barge Around website for all details on this property.

Sutton Windmill – Norfolk

There is no denying that staying in a windmill could be the epitome of quirky staycation properties. Although maintaining its beautiful and 200-year-old historical exterior Sutton Windmill has completely modernised the inside of the property. Making it a perfect hub for your staycation UK.

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Norfolk is also a beautiful part of the UK with much to enjoy. Just near the property, you have beaches, shopping and historical choices for days out.

The Quirkiest Staycation Uk Property The Carriage Ely – Cambridgeshire

The Carriage speaks for itself really in the sense that it is an old Great Western Railway train carriage. It has been lovingly modernised and is now perfect for any train enthusiast’s holiday. Perhaps you just enjoy unusual and fun holiday locations? Then this is for you!

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With the towns not being too far away but more rural this is one for nature lovers. Couples who enjoy time out from the hustle and bustle to get back to nature. This may only sleep two people but it does have its own personal hot tub available.

Freswick Castle – Scotland

Ok, so it’s getting really over the top now as we discuss Castles for vacation properties my friends. Freswick Castle is a fun and breathtaking staycation property. It sleeps 12 guests and boasts 7 bathrooms as well. This property is dog friendly so bringing your four-legged friend is possible.

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With unspoilt Scottish highlands to enjoy as well as gorgeous coastal villages and beaches. This would really make the perfect staycation for a group of people or more than one family. Why not split the cost?

The Hillside Hideaway – Isle of Sky

Secluded and artistic The Hillside Hideaway is the perfect staycation UK property! Located on the Isle of Sky is simply breathtaking. Why not enjoy a getaway for two in this private holiday home.

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As stated above this is a very secluded location so it really is about getting back to nature and each other which is always something that should be prioritised.

Mermaids Cove Beach Staycation UK- St Ives

I personally think that Cornwall is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK so this beachfront property at Mermaids Cove is just divine! When they say beach front they really mean beachfront with this property. Is situated directly on the beach and is just lovely.

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Not only are you right on the beach but you also have the whole area of St Ives to enjoy as well as further Cornwall locations. It really is a one-off holiday location.

Staycation UK Fave Property Location The Vineyard Hollow – Sussex

The Vineyard Hollow is an unusual but visually stunning holiday home for you to enjoy right in the heart of the Sussex countryside. It sleeps 4 guests and boasts its own private hot tub, tennis court and open fire.

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With Bodiam Castle not too far away that are lots of fun activities for you to enjoy whilst enjoying your stay at The Vineyard Hollow.

The North Transept – Chittoe

The North Transept is part of an old converted Victorian Gothic church that is so unique and beautiful. It’s in a small hamlet in a beautiful hidden valley in the Wiltshire countryside, surrounded by fields A self-contained annexe that is self-catering and sleeps 2.

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With the perfect mix of country life and city life nearby it is the perfect staycation location. Plus who doesn’t want to live out their goth Barbie fantasies in this beauty?

Cedar Hollow Treehouse – Oxford

Can you make this kind of holiday property list and not include a treehouse? Cedar Hollow Treehouse is ours. Located in Oxford and sleeps between 2 – 6 people. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Especially if you have children who would love this!

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This beautiful location boasts its own pool and hot tub so is the height of luxury. Beautiful outdoor areas to enjoy nature that includes a fire pit and tennis court. You’ll be spoilt for choice on what activity to enjoy next.

Skoolie Stays Glamping

Yes, our final unique and quirky staycation property is the height of quirkiness! We have the school bus with this off-grid glamping experience and it looks like so much fun! A genuine American school bus that has been converted to sleep 4.

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Nestled in the South Downs National Park. This unusual stay gives you the time to reconnect with nature and each other whilst still enjoying an unusual holiday location.

The Perfect Holiday in The UK?

There you have it my lovelies there are 10 amazing properties to rent for your vacation in 2023! Push the boat out, sometimes literally, and make the most of your family time. Which of the properties above would you most like to vacation in? Mine would be the treehouse or castle as being a mum to three boys I feel these would best suit my family. Let us know in the comments which you’d most like to visit. Thank you so much for stopping by I really do appreciate it and hope you come back to visit again soon.

Lots of Love,
Tahnee xxx

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