Did you know there are Hobbit Huts to rent in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Or that you can stay in a miniature wooden house in Warwickshire and a gypsy caravan near Ludlow?
Whether it’s sleeping under the stars in a yurt or cosying up in a gypsy caravan, there's a host of unusual glamping - or luxury outdoor holidaying - opportunities available across the Midlands.
And they're all in easy reach of Birmingham ...
The Tree House
Bluebell’s Nest, at Dandelion Hideaway, Osbaston, Leicestershire, is an elevated wooden haven that’s perfect for young adventurers to be cosy whilst mum and dad enjoy the Bluebell’s romantic canvas cottage just a few feet away.
This is the ultimate in luxury with a French day bed, mahogany sleigh bed, antique leather chesterfield, dresser with vintage crockery and cookbooks, woodburning stove and whistling kettle. There’s also a roll-top bath and a veranda with hot tub.
Prices start from £450 for a midweek break.
The Miniature House
Inspired by a desire to create miniature architecture, Tiny Wood Homes in Southam, Warwickshire, offers all the comforts, proportions and appointments of a normal two bedroom house within a truly tiny footprint.
There’s a foldaway dining table for five, a living room with woodburner and stowaway sofa, well-appointed kitchen, separate shower and toilet and a master bedroom with king size double bed!
Upstairs there are three full-sized single beds arranged around a landing accessed by a fold-down staircase.
Outside, there’s a veranda with a wood-fired BBQ and a hot tub provides solace whatever the weather. Located on a working arable farm, prices start at £200 per two night break.
The Gypsy Caravan
Hidden away in the peaceful hills of South Shropshire lies a beautiful bow top gypsy caravan.
The original Romany caravan at Hillside Gypsy Caravans near Ludlow dates back to the 1920s and has been lovingly restored, with a pull out double bed and seats, electric heater, luxury bed linen, lamps and fairy lights.
Outside is a Romany cooking tripod with pots and pans. It comes with an accompanying luxury wooden cabin with home from home comforts including a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, table and chairs for four, a woodburning stove and a comfortable double sofa bed to sleep extra guests.
From £156 per weekend.
The Hobbit Hut
These quirky huts look like they could have come straight from JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth when in actual fact they’re in Stratford-upon-Avon. Ideal for families, each Hobbit Hut at the Riverside Park has a sofa bed, camp beds, fridge, heater, light and plug sockets.
There are also Snugs, which are wooden equivalents to tents with solid roofs, extra insulation and lockable French doors and windows.
Both have access to a private toilet and shower block. What’s more, it’s good value to stay here, with prices starting at only £25 per night.
The Canvas Lodge
It’s called A Bit of Rough in Rutland, Leicestershire but actually it’s about as posh as you can get!
From a roll tap bath and toiletries to a woodburning stove and gas ring, dining table for six and king-size master bed, every little detail has been considered to make your stay in a canvas lodge luxurious.
There are even hot water bottles and blankets to help you stargaze on the deck. Prices start at £454 for a midweek break.
Secret Cloud House Holidays
There are four luxurious yurts and a Scandinavian wooden cabin plus wood-fired hot tubs at this award-winning Staffordshire site on the edge of the Peak District and just five minutes from Alton Towers.
Spa treatments can be arranged and there is a sauna.
There are also cosy wood burning stove ovens, barbecues, handmade toiletries and eco toilets.
Visit Quirky Accom to find out prices and book.
The Alpaca Dens
There’s a bow top gypsy wagon, a shepherd’s hut and a lakeside wooden cabin at Temevale Alpacas, Tenbury Wells, where holidaymakers can get involved in the alpaca trekking and daily farming routines if they please!
All accommodation has lighting and an electric ‘log effect’ stove and external gas cooking facilities plus access to a shower room. Prices start at £70 per night for two people and £90 per night for four.
Make an 1800’s Shepherd’s Hut your home for the weekend at 450-acre Hill Farm, Southam, Warwickshire.
It was used for more than 100 years by shepherds tending their sheep in Dorset. Now fully restored, the hut has fabulous views and chickens, horses, birds, sheep and cattle as neighbours.
Breakfast is included, either a full English at the farmhouse or your own uncooked breakfast delivered to you in a basket. Prices start at £75 per night.
The Bargain Break
It can cost less than £10 per person a night to stay at Manor Farm Bluebell Glamping in Broadway, The Cotswolds.
Each glamping pod comes with futons, bunk beds, lighting, sockets and decking for as little as £38 per night for up to four people! A nearby ablution trailer houses two bathrooms with shower, toilet and hairdryers in each.
There are unobstructed views over the farm land, a large field to play and relax in and access to the river and public footpaths. Wi-Fi, camping packs and BBQs are available at an additional cost.
Sleep under the stars in a homemade geodome tent on Racquety Farm, Hay-on-Wye.
The geodomes sleep two to eight people and are carpeted, furnished and come complete with fresh cotton sheets and a log burner. The organic farm has arable pasture, orchards and woodland plus private access to the river.
From £75 per night including breakfast.
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