Distinctive Alternative Accommodation to Hotels

On paper a hotel always sounds like the best choice for a holiday or weekend break – you get clean sheets and towels every day, a restaurant and bar, room service and sometimes gym facilities and a pool. But, often a hotel is a little impersonal and bland, and after the first day you find yourself bored with your surroundings. So, if you’re looking for some quirky but budget friendly alternatives to hotels in England, read on.

The Eye-Pod in Gwynedd, Wales


The Eye-Pod is a two-person unique, romantic cabin on a small campsite near the Abersoch coast. The pod is deceivingly spacious and unique, with a fully kitted out small kitchen, lounge and bedroom. There is also a dome sky light at the top of the pod, perfect for stargazing of a night. It is set within a multiple award winning park, The Willows Caravan and Camping Park, and there are restaurants and facilities nearby.

Panfield House in Braintree, Essex

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If you don’t feel like staying in a hotel, Panfield House in Braintree offers an alternative to hotels, offering luxurious and spacious accommodation for everyone. Some hotels don’t have that ‘home from home’ feel, which is what makes Panfield House just that little bit more different. If you are looking for hotels in Braintree, consider booking with Panfield House; a fully serviced accommodation with luxurious interiors, the latest modern equipment, full heating and free Wi-Fi. Perfect for short term lets or longer stays, and situated near to Braintree town centre.

The Yurt Retreat & Treehouse in Crewkerne, Somerset

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The Yurt Retreat is nestled within a medieval castle site, home to four luxurious yurts for couples and families. Each yurt has its own luxurious bathroom, bedroom and lounge. New to this year, there is also a Bird House, built within the forest, with a winding staircase through the trees with luxurious interior and décor.

Spitbank Fort in Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Spitbank Fort is a luxury property like no other, offering exclusive rooms, spa facilities and restaurants on top of a historic fort in the sea! It’s already regarded as one of the world’s most unique venues. The fort is available for exclusive venue hire or overnight breaks for two. The fort boasts a roof top pool, sauna, spa facilities and a restaurant serving the finest cuisine.

If you’re bored with hotels, there are plenty of options out there that are both homely and excitingly different. Book your next adventure today!