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3 unusual holiday cottages

As a travel and property enthusiast, I am always on the look out for exciting and interesting holiday cottages which would make a fun family adventure in the UK. Browsing the web this week, I thought it would be highly valuable to share with you some of my favourite finds for this week.

My first interesting find was this beautiful tree house in Somerset. Cleverly titled The Threehouse, this Taunton-based fairy-tale wonder is good fun for all the family. With prices ranging from £690 to £1395, this holiday which sleeps between 2 and 5 people promises the luxury getaway. Complete with hot tub and a spacious open plan living area, it’s the perfect destination to take the kids as there is plenty of room to run around and play. In the surrounding area, there are plenty of activities to be engaged in, in and around Taunton. Take the Taunton heritage trail and explore some of the remaining relics of the town’s turbulent past, and try out delicious local produce on a Thursday at the Farmer’s market on High Street. Someset has much to offer visitors, with plenty of outdoor activities such as walking and mountain biking on Exmoor, pony trekking and of course golf. There are many other attractions such as museums, castles and abbeys which are fun for young and older explorers alike!

Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of staying in a windmill, especially one which has been so widely publicized. For this purpose, The Mill in Braunston, Warwickshire will be just the trick. Perhaps one of the most widely acclaimed holiday cottages in the UK, covered by ITV and the BBC, The Mill can sleep up to 6 people starting from £850 a week. In the nearby area there is plenty to see. Braunston is a very historical village and Oxford isn’t far off. Explore the canal junction, dine in local pubs and indulge in some countryside walks followed by afternoon tea at Poppies Tea Shop for homemade cakes and scones and a variety of hot and cold drinks.

Last but not least, La Rosa is a kooky campsite which knows a thing or two about unusual, and won’t set you back too much (prices start from £27pppn). Based on a philosophy of being at peace with the surrounding environment, all the decoration of the camp is grafted from years of car boot and flea market collections and they keep their energy usage and expenditure to the ultimate low. The owners do not boast of “Glamping” by any means, and warn that if you’re not suitably equipped for the outdoors, then the British weather may get rid of you. Given that this doesn’t put you off though, you are situated in an excellent place to enjoy the nearby seaside town of Whitby (most famous for Goth festivals and Scampi and Chips!) and beautiful countryside surroundings to make any keen walker feel at home.