Looking for alternative places to stay on Valentine’s Day? Here’s our top 5 list of cute and quirky places.
If you’re looking for some peace and quiet this Valentine’s day you may be interested in one of these remote locations to spend the night.
Where is more remote than spending the night on an old sea fort? From the outside these Solent forts, built in Napoleonic times to defend the south coast, look battered and old. But on the inside they are amazing, with private suites, a bar, and even a fire pit. Think of it as being on a cruise ship that doesn’t move.
For fans of The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings, you don’t have to travel all the way to New Zealand to stay in your very own Hobbit hole. Set in Cumbria, The Quiet Site is an eco-friendly campsite with pitches for tents, campers and caravans. The Hobbit holes can hold up to six people, and are so uh more than just a hole in the ground. Coolplaces.co.uk describe them as ‘large underground living spaces with awesome views that are insulated and energy-efficient, and virtually invisible unless you know where to look’… and you can even bring your dog along too!
Quirky Places to Stay
If you want an unusual valentine’s gift for your girlfriend (or boyfriend), there are many weird an wonderful places to stay in the UK.
If you’re looking for something completely outside-the-box, book a night in a gypsy caravan. Situated on the Scottish borders, this quirky retreat is run by a yoga teacher. There’s no TV, but don’t worry, there’s an en-suite shower and toilet. With seven traditional wooden caravans to choose from, this is perfect for couples who want a quiet getaway.
Nothing says unusual like sleeping in a windmill. Sitting on the edge of the village of Cley, this beautiful windmill has eight guest rooms, and each one is different. It’s not for everyone as there are many stairs to limb. But it’s worth it for the gorgeous views of the marshes and the coast.
A Fairytale Valentine’s Day
If you’re stuck for a Valentine’s surprise for your girlfriend, why not book a room in a fairytale castle?
Chateau Rhianfa overlooks the Menai Straits between Anglesey and Wales. But staying in this castle won’t be like going back to medieval times. This château has a hot tub and sauna, free wi-fi, a private beach and tennis court and a set of beautiful gardens. It even has turrets like the ones in the movies!
For more alternative places to stay on Valentine’s Day, check out Coolplaces.co.uk