Lancashire’s most unusual Airbnb places to stay, from shepherd’s huts to narrow boats

You might be craving sun, sea and sand, but in today’s climate the distance we can travel from home is limited.

Staycations are the new alternative to European vacations, but rest assured, the UK has a lot of charm in itself.

There are many quirky places to stay in Lancashire, from shepherds’ huts to narrow boats.

LancsLive has listed some of the county’s more quirky accommodations below, and there’s something for everyone.

Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston

One of the luxurious cabins at the Cartford Inn

Who hasn’t dreamed of staying in their own treehouse? Well here you can.

From £ 130 per night for two, you can simply book a room at the hostel or treat yourself to one of the cabins.

With a view of the Bowland Fells and the River Wyre, it is a beautiful location and you are bound to stay warm with the underfloor heating.

Open for lunch and dinner, the on-site restaurant will delight your taste buds with dishes ranging from seafood to locally sourced meat.

Once you’ve had your fill of the restaurant you can take one of the surrounding scenic riverside walks or you can visit the bustling town of Blackpool just 20 minutes away.

To view the property Click here.

The Secret Garden Woodland Glamping, Skelmersdale

The forest of the secret garden

Always wanted to see what a real fairy garden would look like? Now you can!

This AirBnB can accommodate up to four people and would be perfect for a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two.

The pod was supposed to be under construction this summer, so it will be even better than before!

It’s set on four acres of land, leaving plenty of room for exploration and adventure, especially with the capsule which isn’t overlooked by anyone.

This place has its own sauna and hot tub that exudes ultimate luxury.

To see the glamping site Click here.

15-04 Stay

The beautiful narrow boat on the Leeds / Liverpool canal in Lancashire

Staying on a classic is on many people’s wishlists and now you can tick it off here!

Named Bamboo, this riverboat is described as a home away from home and a perfect getaway for romantics or those looking for something a little different.

Perfect for relaxing in the evening, the boat can accommodate up to four people with two beds.

The boat has hot and cold running water with central heating if you get a little cold.

It is recommended that you bring tote bags that will flatten out rather than hard cases to save as much space as possible.

To see the narrow boat Click here.

Upscale oceanfront home, Thornton Cleveleys

The upscale beach house has been dubbed one of the UK’s most sought-after homes

As featured in The Daily Mail Top 10 Most Wanted Homes in UK 2020, this place exudes absolute luxury.

You can live your celebrity lifestyle dream by staying here with the sea view and the movie theater.

Located in Cleveleys but away from the hustle and bustle, you can relax in style and even hire private chefs!

Guests have full access to the rooftop spa hot tub as well as a massage chair.

This beach house can accommodate up to 14 people, but with current covid measures this will be limited to 6.

To see the house Click here.

Rustic Pennine Shepherd’s Hut, Burnley

The “totally secluded” cabin overlooking the Thursden valley

Located on a working farm, you will be surrounded by wild animals as well as farm animals, the host even warns against mud all year round!

Take in spectacular moorland views and have a rustic experience of outdoor living in a very private shepherd’s hut.

The cabin can accommodate up to two people in a double bed but is very well insulated, so no chance of getting cold.

There is a potable water supply right outside the hut and an adjacent composting toilet so not quite luxury but definitely an adventure!

During the muddier months, an electric fence surrounds the shepherd’s hut to make sure the animals don’t cause any damage.

To see the hut Click here.

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