Alternative romantic holiday accommodation

While going for a romantic weekend to a country hotel is all very well, we can think of some much more romantic accommodation that will give you that extra cosy factor. Here are a few ideas of perfect places where you can hideaway, snuggle up and relax.

Tree houses
Even just the look of tree houses makes you think of a cuddly warm nest high up in the tree tops. These days tree houses are not just wooden boxes nailed to the trunk of a tree but luxurious canopy havens complete with bedrooms, lounges and kitchens. There are many tree houses hidden all over the country. Some good ones to try are the luxurious tree house for two at Harptree Court near Bath or Bryn Meurig Bach treehouses in Powys, Wales.

Gypsy caravans
What could be more romantic than sleeping in a traditional Romany gypsy caravan with ornately carved windows and doors and mystical drapes and oriental rugs? For a touch of quirky magical romance these could be your ideal place. For some unique and traditional gypsy roulottes check out the Roulotte Retreat on the Scottish Borders or Rosie the Gypsy Caravan at the Old Forge in Dorset.

Traditional Mongolian yurts are the new thing when it comes to glamping. These large tents often come complete with proper beds, comfy cushions, rugs and even small kitchen units and bathrooms! What’s more, yurts are not just for summer, with their own heated stoves, you can snuggle up in a yurt at any time of year. These exotic tents will provide the perfect setting for a romantic break. For a truly deluxe yurt experience, stay at the Trossachs Yurts in Stirling. Or for yurt living with a real eco feel, try Chestnut Place in Adhurst Wood, Hampshire.

Next time you’re after somewhere for a romantic getaway weekend or even an alternative honeymoon suite then why not think outside the box and see what hidden treasures you can find in the British countryside?


Top 3 types of quirky accommodation

No matter how long you go on holiday for or where you go, it's probably safe to say that you want to have an enjoyable and pleasant break. While the particular activities you choose to do will play a significant part in your overall experience, it's also worth considering the accommodation you select. Booking a stay in somewhere that is a little out of the ordinary is certain to make for a memorable trip you will never forget.

Demand for alternative accommodation “growing”

A new travel trend is already a popular topic at the World Travel Market 2011 -the growth in demand for alternative accommodation. According to The Global Trends Report, unveiled by Euromonitor International at the World Travel Market 2011 yesterday, the current economic climate is one of the factors driving people to look at alternative forms of holiday accommodation.

Feature: Vintage gypsy wagons for a unique holiday getaway

Pulled by oxen or pulled by horse. Now they sit in green fields, their resplendent colours shining out into an ether of green grass and colourful flowers. No, we’re not talking about the white-washed modern caravan, but the vintage Romany Vardo!

Escape from the crowds and holiday like a local

Are you a holidaymaker who sick and tired of running into neighbours and fellow countrymen while on holiday in the typical package deal type destinations? Well now there is an alternative thanks to a new website,, which launched in the UK in May.

What facilities does glamping accommodation offer?

If you enjoy the thought of connecting with nature on your next holiday, but don't want to be entirely cut off from the creature comforts of home, you might wish to take a glamping break. In doing so, you can experience a range of fantastic amenities that make for the perfect getaway.