Fancy staying somewhere with the wow factor? Well you can forget your fancy hotels and upmarket B&Bs, because the new in place to stay is a garden shed.
A host of entrepreneurial Brits are turning their once-neglected sheds into surprisingly chic inns, quirky overnighters or cosy cottages and letting them out on rentals website Airbnb.
The founder of Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year competition, Andrew Wilcox, has chosen his favourite seven from around the UK.
7 of the best ‘shedcations’
Created using recycled materials, this one-bedroom shed sits within an award-winning garden offering beautiful views over the Firth of Forth.
Hand built last year from recycled wood, this chalet is the perfect place to chill out and recharge your batteries; plus, your neighbours are chickens!
Take a trip back to 1940, when this cottage was built for the Women’s Land Army during World War II. Decked out in vintage wares, this is a cute little time capsule to while away a weekend in.
Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year winner in 2013, this boat-roofed shed offers views across Cader Idris, part of the Cambrian Mountains of Snowdonia. The owners describe the experience as “camping under a wooden roof”.
Although you can’t sleep in the award-winning Owl House, visitors have applauded it as a great place to relax in and enjoy the stunning scenery.
If you need some time out to detox and regroup, this shed offers a ‘therapeutic space’ for a peaceful retreat.
Packed with curiosities, every object inside this shed has its own story to tell – and some are quite scary too! It was built using materials from all over the world and includes a shingle above the door taken from the first prison in Australia.
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