Unique Accommodation in Hertfordshire
With an abundance of picturesque towns and villages, historic stately homes, wide open spaces, fantastic family friendly attractions and top-notch gastronomic offerings, Hertfordshire is a wonderful county to explore and one which could take several days to do so.
If you are looking for a base from which to start your Hertfordshire adventure, there is a multitude of different kinds of accommodation offerings, however if you crave something alternative then you will not be disappointed. Hertfordshire boasts many quirky and unique offerings.
Read on to find out about my top five suggestions of quirky accommodations in Hertfordshire.
North Hill Farm
North Hill Farm consists of an eclectic selection of glamping options located just a few miles from the Harry Potter Studios. This rural bolthole allows guests to choose from Squirrel Run, an elevated treehouse, Sheep’s Retreat, a secluded heated Shepherds Hut featuring an indulgent jacuzzi bath, cosy and colourful Dinky Disk, The Hut, which appears as if straight from a fairy-tale. Wonderfully designed BeeHive will ensure a buzzy stay with its gorgeous wood fired hot tub and finally, my favourite, Owl Lookout, which can be exited via a tunnel side, taking you to its secluded outside area which comes complete with a fire pit, hot tub and sauna!
Bethnal and Bec
This adult only luxury retreat is located in Cottered near Stevenage and surrounded by beautiful, picturesque towns and villages such as Hitchin, Ashwell, Buntingford and Letchworth. The three self-contained units are so welcoming and comfortable you’ll have to prise yourself away. Each has smart TVs, luxury bathrooms, fully kitted kitchen and bar and even a record player complete with extensive record collection.
The newest unit, The Foaling Box, is the largest of the three has a wonderful outdoor whirlpool bath, just perfect to while away an hour or so, sipping on a cocktail before you venture inside to play on the retro arcade games table before rolling into bed to finish off the day enjoying a movie played on the huge drop-down projector screen.
An independent hotel set in 700 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside just outside Welwyn Garden City offering a choice of accommodations including huts, lodges as well as more traditional hotel rooms. This is a great choice for foodies, Tewinbury Farm’s Cowshed restaurant is popular with locals as well as hotel residents, offering field to fork dining, street food is available at Farm Yard, and casual dining options at The View.
Additional facilities/ offerings include a cinema and games room, a piano bar and lounge which regularly hosts live music and comedy nights and a cookery school offering both half and full day courses.
Foxholes Farm is a working farm and farm shop located near Hertford. A great choice for families wanting to spend some time enjoying a rural experience with glamping pods, larger ‘super pods’ and a wonderful safari lodge which comes equipped with a fully equipped bathroom, lounge area, a luxury kitchen with fridge, 2 double bedrooms a children’s play room, plus a luxurious hot tub!
Foxholes Farm has a wonderful farm park which allows kids to get up close to farm animals including pigs, goats, ducks and chickens plus there’s a great play area complete with play tractors.
Set in the heart of rural Hertfordshire in Buntingford, Daisy Cabin is a charming off-grid base set in the middle of an orchard, perfect for those wanting to switch off and enjoy the beautiful countryside, away from outside influences. The cabin heated by a log burner, is solar powered and is built largely from reclaimed materials, it offers a relaxed back to nature experience.