Five Funky Places to Stay in the UK

This year we’ve decided to spend some time visiting friends who live far and wide in the UK.  Instead of booking the closest Travelodge or staying with friends, although we’re doing a fair bit of that too, we’ve decided to find funky places to stay.  

There are some really amazing places in the UK and here are some of our favourite.



Skye Shepherd Huts

sheperds hut

If you’re looking for a place to escape from it all then the shepherd hut in Skye look like the ideal location.  They’re described as “out onto grass-covered moorland and a shimmering lochan backed by a low fringe of mountains”   I sounds like the perfect place to unwind and unplug from everything for a few days.

Price: £80 per night (dog friendly, £10 each, 2 dog max)

More info: Skye Shepherd Huts


The Four Sisters Boatel


Set in the heart of Edinburgh the luxury Four Sisters Boatel is a four star, self catering, canal barge.  The Four Sisters Boatel is in easy walking distance of  all that Edinburgh has to offer, it’s ideally situated for shopping, culture and anything a visitor to Edinburgh is looking for.  Perfect for kids!


Price: September – July: £150 – £185 per night. August- £300-400 per night (4 adults & 2 children under 10 years old)


More info: The Four Sisters Boatel


Big Green Bus

Big Green Bus

An unusual retreat in the middle of East Sussex- The bus sits on an amazing plot of land in the heart of the Sussex countryside, you’ll find total privacy while staying in the Big Green Bus. The bus sleeps 6, has a full size kitchen and lounge downstairs with a log burner.  You won’t be roughing it as there’s a toilet and wet room!

Price: 2 adults 2 children  £470 (+£60 each additional child) Dog friendly (additional charge)

More info: Big Green Bus 


Crafty Camping

crafty camping

If you’re looking for an adults only getaway, the Crafty Camping is the glamping site for you.  It’s set in a peaceful woodland of  West Dorset.  The  accommodation offered is one of a kind, hand crafted with several options available.  It is a private, quiet setting very close to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Price: Vary depending on the season & accommodation type, 2 nights £176- £820.  The entire site can also be booked, £2158-2760

More info: Crafty Camping


The Belle Tout

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The lighthouse at Beachy Head looks like a fabulously funky place to stay. The lighthouse was built in 1832. It’s been a tea shop, moved because of erosion and was partially destroyed.  There are amazing views of the English Channel.

Price: From £155-£230 (per double en-suite room per night with breakfast for 2 people)

More info: The Belle Tout 



  1. August 10, 2016 /

    I’ve spent some time exploring more of the UK this year and could kick myself for not doing it sooner. Our country is so beautiful, and even though I was more traditional in where I stayed, I’m so glad we did more exploring. These options are brilliant though Lindy – especially loved the donkeys stood outside!

  2. August 12, 2016 /

    They all look brilliant but we would LOVE that lighthouse and the crafty canopy looks beautiful 🙂 There are so many great places in the UK – I just wish I could visit them all!

  3. August 14, 2016 /

    wow, that crafty camping site looks amazing (they all do!) but could seriously spend a couple of nights there as it’s only a short drive from me!

  4. Becky
    August 21, 2016 /

    The bus is ACE!