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UK Staycation: Accommodation Adventures in England

As everyone can finally plan their holidays and staycations for this summer, we’ve selected our favourite accommodation experiences in England.

Celebrating ‘The Great British Staycation’ of 2020, are giving up to 60% off weekend getaways and breaks purchased through them. We at The Rucksack News have chosen our favourite places to stay for every adventurer looking for a unique accommodation experience this summer.

With the options of staying in various wigwams and pods at numerous locations across the U.K, we also came across these 6 options to take two person adventures that one step further when it comes to where to sleep.

Nest Tree House: Honiton, Devon

Two people can spend two nights in a tree house in the Blackdown Hills of Devon. The nest is built nine metres up a spiral staircase into the branches of an English oak tree. Features include a wood burning stove (with the logs provided) plus rechargeable lights and torches for outside. The tree house has a balcony and bedding with an equipped kitchen and bathroom.

The location is ideal for exploring the surrounding areas of natural beauty which includes the Jurassic Coast.

This experience is available through set times of the year and needs to be booked at least two months advance.

Narrow Boat: Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire

With the choice to stay in one of the four narrow boats moored on the River Severn this choice of overnight stay allows guests to enjoy the picturesque Worcestershire countryside and the canal. Canoeing is also available in the area. The boat accommodates two people and includes a continental breakfast.  

The boats are fully equipped and there are cosy pubs along the riverside.

Hobbit Hut: St Blazey, Cornwall

Take on this hobbit hut camping style adventure for two nights. Each self-catering hobbit hut sleeps two guests and is nestled amongst areas of untouched woodland.

On arrival, guests will receive their camp pack containing camping stoves, kitchen items, rechargeable lantern and other useful items. Guests are required to bring their own bedding and towels. Communal areas home a fire pit, cold water sink and clothes line whilst huts each have their own toilet, basin and shower.

In true hobbit style each hut has a dining table with wooden benches. Other features include bean bags, sleeping futon and a cold food storage bucket. And did we mention there is no electricity supply in the huts?

The Old Railway Station: Petworth, West Sussex

This may be luxury accommodation, but guests take a step back in time to sleep in what was Petworth’s railway station. Built in 1892 the building has been restored. The old high ceiling waiting room is now the guest lounge, full of memorabilia. The Edwardian Pullman Carriage has retained its historical charm but now sleeps two guests.

Guests will enjoy a full English breakfast in the lounge before discovering everything that Petworth has to offer. The pretty town, beautiful walks, Petworth House and Gardens plus plenty of tea shops and antiques can be found nearby.

The Old Railway Station offers stays of one or two nights, with check in from 3pm and check out up until 11am.

National Park Mini Breaks: Various Locations

Surrounded by the natural environment that a National Park offers the accommodations provided range from glamping options to country manors, with plenty of guest houses, lodges and hotels in between. With over 100 Locations across the U.K. including the Lake District and Peak District, the options available through are for two people staying for two nights with breakfast included.

Our favourites are the Dairy Barns in Norfolk, Easterside Farm in North Yorkshire and Holdstrong Farmhouse in Dartmoor. All three of these experiences are farm stays on working, family run farms. Their locations allow guests to discover and explore the Norfolk Coast, Norfolk Broads, North Yorkshire Moors or Dartmoor National Park.

Cliff Camping: Devon or Gloucestershire

Spend a night sleeping on a portaledge. The hanging tent that is suspended from the cliff face offers fantastic coastal views of land, sea and wildlife.

Locations in England include Brixham and Croyde, both of which are in Devon and Gloucestershire’s Stroud. Evening meals and breakfasts are included. Guests do not require climbing experience.

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