Unusual & Romantic Countryside Retreats For Your October Staycation

Monday, October 05th, 2020

Unusually Romantic Countryside Retreats For October

This October, the countryside is yours to enjoy! Who says staycations are just for summer? This autumn, we’re heading out to discover the beauty of the British Isles with some unforgettable retreats. From unusual and quirky to unexpected and breathtaking, we’ve gathered some incredible places to head to with your country match for a romantic retreat.

1. The Hobbit House, Skye

Straight out of middle earth, this glamping pod with its unusual round door has it all; cosy comfort, warm, panelled interiors, a built in kitchen and en suite bathroom, not to mention views of Broadside Bay that will literally take your breath away. The wild beauty and rugged landscape of the Isle of Skye is a countryside lover’s dream, too!

2. The Guards Van, Northumberland

Just a stone’s throw from the Scottish Borders and the Heritage Coastline, the Guards Van is, quite literally, a renovated Guards carriage. Surprisingly spacious, this charming van has a double bedroom, bathroom and a gorgeous lounge area. After a day exploring the coast and walking in the Borders, why not relax under the stars in your own private hot tub?

3. Island Hide, North Wales

You’ll need to wrap up warm for a visit to this rustic, converted Shepherds Hut. With a cosy bedroom and living room heated by a log burner, the verandah is the star of the show. Enjoy incredible views as you cook and dine al fresco, and as night falls over the stunning countryside, let the magical atmosphere created by the twinkling fairy lights and fire-heated hot tub lull you into a state of deep relaxation. Don’t forget, a trip to the underground trampolines in a series of caves is essential.

4. Inglenook Boathouse, Staffordshire

Can you picture anything more romantic than a boathouse with views over a tranquil lake? The double bedroom is at water level, so you can be soothed to sleep by the sounds of the lake lapping on the shores. Enjoy the lush woodland surrounding the lake from the first floor balcony and the living room and kitchen are flooded with natural light. Rudyard Lake is a hotspot for birdwatching, fishing, sailing, canoeing, walking and cycling, too.

5. The Mountain Lodge, North Wales

Return to the simple life with a retreat in a wood-clad shepherds hut. You won’t want to spend much time in its cosy interior when you have incredible views over Snowdonia right on its doorstep. If mountain walks aren’t for you, then you’ll be charmed by the idyllic bay of Abergele.