11 Unique and Inspirational English Escapes for English Tourism Week

The Bunker in Sennen, Cornwall

The Bunker

The Bunker offers wonderful holiday accommodation, sleeping 6 guests plus 2 dogs. This converted WWII operations bunker is set in glorious countryside and just a short distance from the open air Minack Theatre, Sennen and Land’s End. You couldn’t find anywhere more perfect to explore West Cornwall.

Millers Rest near Cambridge

Millers rest

Millers Rest is a delightful property in the grounds of a 19th century windmill. Sleeping two, this is a perfect base to explore the lovely surrounding area with Ely, the War Museum at Duxford and Fen Drayton Lakes close by and a pub and restaurant only 400 yards away.

The Folly, Hampshire


For couples wanting a unique getaway this 19th century folly is a perfect choice. Boasting pretty views of the village of Hambledon in Hampshire and ideal for the South Downs, Chichester and Portsmouth you won’t be short of things to enjoy – including an indoor heated pool in summer!

Bankside Hut near Gillingham, Dorset


Bankside Hut is an idyllic shepherd’s hut with a perfect lakeside location (carp fishing on site!). This is a really peaceful retreat for couples on the edge of the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire border in the heart of beautiful Blackmore Vale.

The Low Lodge near Filey, Yorkshire

Low Lodge

The Low Lodge was built in 1825 and is now a Grade II listed building. Sympathetically transformed into two gatehouses, dog friendly with grounds to explore, this is a perfect base to explore the North Yorkshire Coast including Filey, Scarborough and the historic city of York.

The Showmans Wagon near Bures, Essex

Showman's wagon

The Showmans Wagon is a unique holiday home set in beautiful woodland and meadow with amazing rural views. Once a fairground showman’s home, it is now a warm and welcoming holiday property in a lovely part of Essex.

Inglenook Boathouse,near Leek, Staffordshire


Inglenook Boathouse is in a gorgeous spot on the banks of Rudyard Lake. Between the Peak District National Park and the Staffordshire moorlands, it’s perfect for a romantic break and dog friendly too! You can relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife or go fishing, sailing, canoeing, walking or cycling.

The Water Castle near Corbridge, Northumberland


The Water Castle is a restored water tower with lots of features and beautiful views. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms this is perfect for a getaway with family or friends and close to the charming village of Corbridge. Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham and the stunning Northumberland Coast are only a short drive away.

The Tower at RAF Wainfleet, Lincolnshire

The Tower

The Tower at RAF Wainfleet offers truly unique accommodation. Steeped in history with amazing views and a private hot tub, the Wash, North Norfolk Coastline and Hunstanton can all be seen from this lovely location in Lincolnshire. There are also 3 other properties at the base – perfect if you want to form a squadron!

Quartermaster’s near Durham, County Durham


Quatermaster’s is a ground floor apartment at the historic Brancepeth Castle close to the stunning UNESCO city of Durham. This is charming, bright and sunny south-facing holiday accommodation sleeping 3 with lovely views over the former castle park.

Dales Chapel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham


Dales Chapel is an exceptional converted chapel featuring stained glass windows and ornate ceilings. Sleeping 14, it’s perfect for very special occasions and pet friendly too! Situated in the market town of Middleton-in-Teasdale, there’s plenty to do in the surrounding area, including the most northern of the Yorkshire Dales and more.

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