5 Quirky Staycations in the UK with a wood burner

As lockdown measures ease across the UK, many of you will be considering a staycation this year and looking for that idyllic place to stay. We can’t think of anything more appealing in the UK than a lovely trip away with a stove to warm up in front of on those chilly evenings.

We have put together a top 5 quirky places to stay in the UK with a wood burning stove.

Quirky Staycation

Before we get to the staycations, we have some top tips to remember when staying somewhere with a wood burning stove:

  • Ask when the appliance was last swept and serviced, this should be done at least annually, even if the appliance has been left unused.
  • Make sure you have the correct equipment to safely light and refuel the fire, gloves and poker.
  • Are you being provided with Ready to Burn firewood? If not, you can find local suppliers here.
  • Does the property have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms?
  • Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for appliance specific guidance but we have some top tips on our website to help you.

Here’s our top five, we hope they inspire you with your staycation choices, let us know your dream staycation in the comments below or join the discussion on our social media channels.

Golden Oak Hideaway in Delamere Forest, Cheshire

Forest Holidays @forestholidays

If you’re looking for a secluded cabin for a romantic getaway this is the place for you. Tucked into Delamere Forest this cabin offers a hot tub, log burner and barbeque.

You’ll find yourself in the heart of the forest where you can go on walking trails or if you’re feeling adventurous you can hike to admire the view across the skyline of Liverpool. But if relaxing is more your thing there is a lake where you can sit and watch the wildlife go by.

Of course, you don’t even need to leave the cabin with all that it has to offer.

Wolf Wood Treehouses, Devon

Black Wolf Treehouse
Black Wolf Treehouse. Image credit: Wolf Wood Treehouses

You know that treehouse you had as a child or the one from that film or TV show that made you dream of having one, well Wolf Wood Treehouses might just blow that memory out the water.

Wolf Wood is tucked away in a valley amongst the rolling countryside of Devon. Each of the three treehouses benefits from a secluded spot perched high in the tree canopy.

These treehouses offer incredible views in a beautiful setting with all the amenities you could want.

Dragon’s Eye, Llygad y Ddraig

Fferm Cwmcoedog Farm @Cwmcoedog

Another one for those childhood fantasies, have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a Dragon’s Eye?

This unique cabin has stunning views overlooking a lake in the West Wales countryside. You’ll find yourself in the perfect location for incredible stargazing. Also, you won’t be short of places to explore being close to Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains.

It truly is a one in a kind place to stay.

Ysgubor Nantcoy, Aberystwyth

Ysgubor Nantcoy
Ysgubor Nantcoy. Image credit: Best of Wales

Discover what West Wales has to offer with this stylish cottage located near Aberaeron on the Ceredigion coastline.

The cottage has been recently renovated offering exposed beams, the essential wood burning stove and a hot tub. A place you can relax and unwind with adventure just outside the door.

Whether it’s a romantic trip or a family break this cottage has everything you need.

Hobbit Howf, Craighead Howfs

Where Oh Where @wowplacestostay

Are you looking for an unusual place to stay? One of the Hobbit Howfs located in the beautiful Perthshire countryside is for you.

The Burrow and Bagend are built into the hillside and offer a unique look into the mind of Tolkien’s fantasy world. You’ll be surrounded by two acres of Craighead grounds and gardens that are home to horses, Highland cows, Ryeland sheep, ponies, donkeys and more!

Discover a magnificent part of Scotland in a way like no other.

Don’t forget to add your staycation suggestions in the comments…

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