Why do the same as everyone else this year? You don’t have to head to the beaches of Spain to have a holiday you know, why not check out one of Holidaylettings innovative ideas this 2011?
Braunston Mill, Braunston, Warwickshire, Cotswolds
From £650 per week, £260 per night, sleeping six
This six story windmill is a fantastic choice for a group staycation. A detached, contemporary retreat it features six floors of luxury, including: a very large kitchen, three bedrooms, a spacious lounge, bathroom and whirlpool bath, two en suite bathrooms and four WCs.
The top floor offers a breathtaking view that stretches across the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire countryside and there is a peaceful balcony area on the 4th floor. Elegantly furnished, the property has a plasma screen television, satellite TV and large plush sofas ideal for cosy nights in.
Albion Mill, Saxmundham, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
8 Jan – 19 Feb, £349 per week, sleeping four
A restored 18th century mill that has been given a contemporary renovation – including the tower, which boasts spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The perfect romantic escape the home features two bedrooms, a mezzanine sitting room with a home cinema system and stereo, a private garden and secure parking. Saxmundham is a popular market town at the centre of Suffolk’s heritage coast, with a range of shops, a Wednesday market and traditional eateries and drinking holes.
Ab Fab Yurt, Combpyne, Lyme Regis, Dorset
£100 per night or £395 per week, sleeping two
If you have always fancied “glamping”, this unique yurt accommodation is the perfect choice. Situated on a picturesque field on a private farm, guests can enjoy total seclusion with only the owner’s horses and farm animals for company. The yurt has a modern interior with a separate shower unit and washbasin just a short stroll from the yurt. The property is accessible via a small woodland path 50 yards from the entrance to the owner’s farm.
The yurt has electricity for lighting and TV use, there is a gas stove and a chiminea outside for alfresco dining and watching the stars. A number of wonderful beaches are also within five minutes walk of the accommodation and there are also some fantastic restaurants nearby, including the popular River Cottage. The yurt also has a unique see-through dome top, so that guests can stargaze from the comfort of their bed.
The Treehouse, Halse, Taunton, Somerset
From £645 per week, sleeping five
England’s first five star self-catering treehouse offers a fully equipped kitchen, Jacuzzi and unique spiral staircase. There are two spacious bedrooms and one day bed allowing the treehouse to sleep five.
Stay in a lighthouse
Burnham High Lighthouse, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
From £799 per week, sleeping six
A unique three bedroom converted lighthouse with eight floors and amazing views of the surrounding area. There is even a 200 year old lantern for night viewing to help guests see miles in to the distance. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and the rest of the home is comfortable furnished. The beach is also just moments away.