Alternative August

Alternative August

10th July 2023

Stay somewhere interesting this summer. We've got circus wagons, gothic churches, conkers, houses with giant sharks through the roof - all with availability for an unconventional August getaway. 


Lewdown - Devon

Sleeps 2

Unique floating glamping pod on a farm in the Devonshire countryside near Dartmoor, perfect for romantic rural escapes.

The Windmill Blackthorn Hill

Bicester - Oxon

Sleeps 2

Enjoy spectacular 360 views from the top of this majestic 300-year-old windmill, just down the road from Bicester Village.

Red Kite Conkers

Newbridge-on-Wye - Powys

Sleeps 2 per pod

These fully sustainable conkers can be found nestled in the grounds of a private conservation estate in gorgeous Mid-Wales.

Heartwood at Honeydown

Hatherleigh - Devon

Sleeps 2

Cosy wooden dome hidden away in fairytale woodland in the heart of Devon, perfect for couples looking for a peaceful escape surrounded by nature.


Tenbury Wells - Worcestershire

Sleeps 2 per treehouse

Step into a fairytale at award-winning Treeopia, two gorgeously, luxurious and romantic treehouses on the borders of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire.


Near Holsworthy - Devon

Sleeps 2

Luxury on the lake in this elegant North Devon houseboat with a waterside bathhouse for indulgent soaks.

In The Trees

Balquhidder - Perthshire

Sleeps 2-4

Designed by famed architect George Clarke, this award-winning, unique, and contemporary hotel overlooks Loch Voil and sits in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

The Birdhouse Treehouse

Crewkerne - Somerset

Sleeps 2

Luxury Scandinavian-style tree house in a magical Somerset natural setting

The Loveshack

Balquhidder - Stirlingshire

Sleeps 2

Quirky lodge in the Trossachs with a wood-fired bath and sauna in the garden, perfect for a romantic escape to the Highlands.

Jungle Cabin

Dover - Kent

Sleeps 2

A luxurious, hand-built cabin hidden in a lush, tropical garden with a private hot tub, just a few miles from the charming coastal town of Deal, Kent.

American Airstream at Dittisham Hideaway

Dittisham - Devon

Sleeps 2

Iconic American Airstream set in the beautiful countryside of Devon with an outdoor wood-fired spa bath offering a romantic escape.

Stargazers Wagon

Pencombestone - Herefordshire

Sleeps 2

A beautiful, wood-panelled circus wagon looking out across acres of fields in Herefordshire, perfect for stargazing from the outdoor hot tub on clear nights.

Treetop Hideaways

Woodhall Spa - Lincolnshire

Treehouses sleeping 2

Self-catering treehouses set within gorgeous Lincolnshire woodland overlooking a private lake - each with its own private rowing boat.

Eco Retreats Forest Retreat

Machynlleth - Powys

Sleeps 2-4

Stunning, remote forest retreat in Powys with cosy yurts each with private outdoor wood-fired bath - relax by the river or under the stars...

Castle Room B&B

Lagarde - Ariège

Hotel with 5 rooms

Five guest rooms in a lovingly restored castle with high ceilings, old wooden floors and beautiful contemporary furniture in Lagarde, France

Defender Camping

Yorkshire - England

Sleeps 4

Go off-road and camp out with your own Land Rover Defender, in an adventurous Yorkshire excursion that truly is like no other.

The Raft at Chigborough

Chigborough - Essex

Sleeps 4

An exceptional way to experience life on the water, with room for four in this floating lake cabin on the Essex coast. There’s a hot tub, a boat and an inviting covered deck

A House for Essex

Wrabness - Essex

Sleeps 4

A truly unique celebration of architecture and design creates the opportunity for a one of a kind stay in this incomparable two-bedroom house in North Essex.

The Saw Mill at Glen Dye

Banchory - Aberdeenshire

Sleeps 4

Stay in secluded luxury, deep in Scottish woodland, in a converted 1800s forester's cabin and 1955 Airstream

Shire Houses

Devizes - Wiltshire

Sleeps 4

Gorgeous, hand-crafted cabins in a picturesque meadow in Wiltshire. Fire up the BBQ, enjoy a board game and relax in the hot tub with a glass of bubbly.

SULA Lightship

Gloucester - Gloucestershire

Sleeps 4

Extraordinary two bedroom apartment onboard a historic lightship moored in the Gloucester Docklands.

Club Jupiter

Birchington-on-Sea - Kent

Sleeps 6

Gloriously kitsch caravan, decorated in high-end retro 70's Palm Springs style, just outside Margate in Kent.

36 & The Roxy

Axbridge - Somerset

Sleeps 9

Historic coaching inn transformed into a holiday home with its own private cinema and fully-stocked library in the Medieval market town of Axbridge in Somerset.

The Headington Shark House

Headington - Oxfordshire

Sleeps 10

Stylish Oxford home for up to 10, with striking shark sculpture crashing through the roof, a unique opportunity to stay in an iconic local landmark.

Ana Ana

Portimao - Faro

Sleeps 14

Often used for photoshoots, with a kitchen that could double as a restaurant, this huge industrial conversion comes with roof terrace, pool, BBQ and nearby beach in Portimao, Portugal.

The Gothic Church

Wells - Somerset

Sleeps 14

Stunning Grade II listed 19th century church with a hot tub, glass wood-burner and luxurious 44 ft kitchen in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Serai

Moulay Bouzerktoune - Essaouira

Sleeps 15

Between forest and deserted beach lies timeless Moroccan paradise The Serai, a luxurious sanctuary on the Atlantic Coast.

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