As the popularity of Glamping soars we are seeing a knock on trend for guests wanting more unusual and quirky places to stay. Having ticked off the experiences of sleeping in a Bell Tent or staying in a yurt there is a drive for completely unique holidaying experiences. I’ve managed to find a selection of new UK holiday experiences that stand out from the rest!
The Rockhouse Retreat is Britain’s first 21st century cave house created by Angelo Mastropietro, businessman turned caveman, who now consults on cave home projects and the Paleo lifestyle. As much a piece of art as a dwelling, it feature stylish creature comforts such as an underfloor heating in the bathroom, and clever ambient lighting for a nurturing and natural ambiance throughout. A simply gorgeous place for a memorable experience, it has a generous bedroom with king sized bed and wood burning stove, a snug sitting room with fireplace, fully fitted kitchen with an Everhot range and plenty of space on the terrace for alfresco dining around the gas BBQ or fire pit.
New for 2018 Tattershall Lakes have introduced a holiday home with attitude…and they’re calling it ‘The Rockstar!’ With more style than The Clash it’s badass, glam, punk and full of attitude but with plush furnishings for extra comfort! This innovative holiday home can sleep up to 7 people and comes complete with a private hot tub, super soft king size bed for ultimate snuggles, decking with outdoor furniture and much more.
The word ‘Kudhva’ come from the Cornish for ‘hideout’ and these unique structures certainly live up to their title. The cabins are intended to offer a unique perspective on the Cornish landscape from their elevated position amongst the trees. Built by boat builder turned furniture maker Toby Sharp with a small team of master craftsmen in a nearby workshop, the cabins were then assembled and transported to site before being craned onto their cradle bases.
The project is now open to the public with the cabins available to rent. The site also hosts a temporary scaffolding reception building offering a canteen as well as toilets and showers. Further projects are planed for next spring and talks have already begun with other a host of exciting design projects in the pipeline!
Devon Dens is a little woodland retreat set in two acres of woodland, in one of the least light-polluted areas in England. The site is open year round is located in a peaceful secluded setting with a delightful stream babbling away – perfect for paddling. In spring 2018, their new Barrel Top Wagon cabin will be ready to welcome guests. Sleeping four comfortably in a double bedroom and on a mezzanine, with an indoor bathroom, spacious relaxing area, kitchenette, top drawer solar set up and private decking area for the all-important fire pit.
Having firmly established themselves on the ‘pop-up’ Glamping market Landpod have a number of exciting plans in the pipeline for 2018. Starting off with their new VIPods. These luxury pods seat up to 6 adults with table and heater, ideal for hotels, bars, restaurants and spa’s. They are perfect for an outdoor space to eat, drink and relax. You can try the VIPod experience for yourself at Granville’s in Stone, Staffordshire.
Next is rooftop Glamping in Staffordshire!!! These exciting plans are still in the early stages but Landpod are hoping to set up a rooftop Glamping spot in the city and surrounding areas. You will be able to hire out any Landpod and stay the night bringing Glamping to a whole new audience in cities and urban spaces. Watch this space…