As we slowly emerge from the pandemic a lot of people remain nervous about travelling overseas. As result, many holidaymakers in and around the North East of England are staying closer to home. Here we recommend some of our favourite quirky staycations to help readers find a great play to holiday in this country.

The last 12 months has encouraged us to engage in activities outdoors, enjoying the beautiful scenery that the North East has to offer, this has inspired us to think outside the box when looking for staycations.

Here are some of the Ultimate Quirky Staycations in and around the North East to cross off your bucket list this summer or next!

1.  Beamish Glamping

Beamish Glamping offers Glamping stay-cations in restored Vintage Railway Carriages in large secluded private grounds overlooking woodland. These Carriages are fully self-contained for self-catering with the use of private decking areas & hot tubs. Each Carriage is equipped with a double bed & shower. Full cooking facilities are available with a two-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer, kettle toaster & microwave. For those who are wanting a quiet romantic break away, visiting the North East or visiting Beamish Museum. Read more about Beamish Glamping here

2. Kip and Nook

Kip and Nook host the ultimate getaway with its collection of unique and quirky places to stay in the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire countryside. This luxury retreat offers true escapism from the outside world, whether you’re walking through the stunning grounds, or sipping Prosecco in your own log burning hot tub. From our container-converted accommodations, which encapsulate a modern twist to a country retreat. To the show-stopping Barn, a stunning build that offers the perfect social space to escape to the country and make memories with friends and loved ones. Read more about Kip and Nook here

3. Defender Camping

Yorkshire Vehicle Hire helps you bring out your inner adventurer.
We rent fully equipped Land Rover Defenders offering you the chance to experience this unique Yorkshire adventure.

We provide you with a straight out of the box toolkit (vehicle and gear) which includes:
the how to get there (vehicle)
the accommodation (rooftop tent)
the equipment (camping gear): gas cooker, gas bottle, table & chairs, kitchen utensils/picnic set, and a cool box. Read more about Defender Camping here.

4. Woodland Chase Glamping

Woodland Chase Glamping offers a luxury glamping experience where you can retreat and reconnect. Whether you choose the bespoke Treehouse or Cabins each is individually furnished to the highest standard and has its own private hot tub and fire pit.

The smallest of details have been thought about down to the white crisp Egyptian cotton bedding, fluffy Christy towels and robes or the array of local teas to try. There’s a substantial welcome pack full of local goodies and a bottle of Prosecco.  Read more about Woodland Chase Glamping here.

5. Coquet Cottages

Coquet Cottages is a family-run holiday letting agency with over 130 luxury holiday homes across the very best locations in Northumberland and are a great choice for a staycation.

Whether you’re looking to visit the coast or the countryside, all the cottages are ideally placed for exploring the whole of Northumberland. This area includes the Heritage Coast, the Cheviot Hills, the Borders and the National Park. It’s close to  Newcastle and Gateshead too. Read more about Coquet Cottages here.

6. Huts In The Hills

Huts in the Hills is a luxury glamping business found in the Northumberland National Park. They have three traditional shepherds huts, one double hut and our new addition The Hütte, a two-story cabin.

The huts range in size from their smallest – Dunmore which sleeps two. Hedgehope is a little more spacious but still sleeps two. Cheviot sleeps four (with children’s bunk beds). Their largest, Maylies, sleeps five (two double beds and a bunk bed). The Hütte sleeps two but is their most luxurious. Read more about Huts in the Hills here.

7. Soul Vans

Based in the beautiful seaside village of Cullercoats, Soul Vans are offering unique camper van rental. This is for anyone wanting to explore the local area in style. You can take a road trip around the Northumberland 250, or even beyond!

Otis is their luxurious handcrafted camper van. Otis has been lovingly converted into stunning holiday home on wheels. Perfect for a solo-adventurer, a couple, or a small family and even a dog. Read more about Soul Vans here.

So there is our pick of quirky staycations.  Which one will you choose?