From a terrific tin tabernacle to a charming cedar-clad yurt, take a look at our unique retreats with unusual interiors and design...
With so much on offer out there, choosing your holiday accommodation is no easy feat. We have over 60 glamping retreats, ranging from your more ‘standard’ safari tents and shepherd’s hut to the most bespoke of spaces. However, whatever the structure, no two are the same, even if they did start life in the same factory – each is unique with abundant special details and features, not only for the maximum comfort, enjoyment and ‘wow’ factor of the guest but also to make the most out of the location. That said, some do go the extra (extra!) mile in creating the most unique of retreats that are sure to take your breath away. Whether you want to go glamping in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset or the Isle of Wight, we’ve got ‘the one’ for you.
Here’s the lowdown of our top five quirky glamping properties with unusual exteriors, quirky interiors and out-of-this-world features:
The Tabernacle at Frieda And The Moon
In the style of a 19th Century prefab travelling church, this slightly bonkers retreat is meticulously hand-crafted from corrugated tin and features a screen made from reclaimed ecclesiastical shutters, a bespoke stained glass window and - wait for it - even its very own pointy bell tower! The interior is impressively fitted out with Farrow & Ball paints with gold leaf detailing, Timorous Beasties wallpaper and an intriguing mix of books, works of art, antique and vintage finds and good-looking modern comforts. All in all, an utterly unique way to go glamping in Cornwall.
Reached only by foot from the parking area 100 yards away, via a winding path through woodland (what a way to start your holiday!), King’s Cabin sits perched on a hillside with its only near neighbour, George Cabin (both face away from each other for maximum privacy, of course). These hand-crafted timber-clad retreats are sat in 51 aces of farmland with river frontage and enjoy stunning views across unspoilt north Devon countryside (you may even spot some free-range pigs!). But it’s not just their location that makes them special, inside there are delightful quirky and individual details such as hand-made copper taps and rustic hooks and woodwork.
Little Coombe Cedar Yurts (Owl, Pheasant, Buzzard and Woodpecker)
Inspired by the traditional Mongolian Yurt, the owners’ idea behind the Cedar Yurts was to create luxury glamping accommodation in Devon that could be used all year round – ensuring that they remain warm and comfy inside, whatever the weather. These super retreats are constructed with a timber frame, clad on the outside with cedar and have a cedar shingle roof. The interiors are panelled with painted Indian pine and have all of the mod-cons you could wish for, including under-floor heating, WiFi, TV and Bluetooth sound system!
Rusty the Tin Tent
Having once featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Rusty is as unique as they come – a great base for anyone wishing to go glamping in Cornwall. Half tin, half tent, Rusty was once a boring old shipping container but is now a sight-for-sore-eyes, fully equipped for luxury under the stars, complete with touchy-feely textures, vintage/modern fittings (think metal meets cosy wool throws), ruggedly good-looking beds made from scaffolding poles and bolted-on wooden annexe housing the kitchen.
The Observatory at Frieda And The Moon
Stunning on the outside and exquisite on the inside, The Observatory is a one-of-a-kind, truly-out-of-this-world retreat. With shiny cladding made from copper and zinc, every single detail has been lovingly and painstakingly hand-crafted and put-together with the upmost care and attention – from the bespoke kitchen inlaid with brass to the cornucopia of cosmic antiques and artefacts and from the William Morris print on the ceiling to the perfect-for-stargazing skylight above the bed and more! This is the perfect place for a totally unique glamping holiday in Cornwall.