The weirdest places you can stay on holiday in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is full of natural green spaces and secluded woodlands that people come from all over the world to visit.

For tourists who want to stay a few nights in the countryside without the inconvenience of pitching up a tent, there are plenty of hotels and B&Bs to choose from.

But some holiday-makers might want a unique experience, and there is certainly a lot of weird, unusual holiday accommodation in our county.

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From an aviation-inspired cabin in Stroud, a retired bus in the Cotswolds to a tree house in the Forest of Dean you could find the perfect place for your holiday.

We’ve compiled a list of the strangest, most bespoke places to stay in Gloucestershire.

Have a look at these unique places below.

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The Fuselage



The Fuselage, Stroud

Tucked away in the hills near Stroud is this bizarre, aviation-inspired cabin.

It has stunning views of the surrounding scenery, and there’s an outdoor space to huddle around a fire and watch the sunset.

The hosts even provide a range of food and drink for guests, including bread, milk, tea and coffee, while there are external cabins for showering and using the toilet.

And it might not look like the most spacious accommodation, but it can house up to four people.

It can be booked via Canopy and Stars from £130 per night.

Dinobus Glamping



The weirdest places you can stay on holiday in Gloucestershire
Original Yellow Bus, Dinobus Glamping, Tetbury

Dinobus Glamping offer a few different converted vehicles as accommodation, but this old-school yellow bus is the pick of the bunch.

It seems as though it could have been driven straight from a movie set, but it is surrounded by the beautiful Tetbury countryside.

There are four single bunks, plus an extra sofa bed, as well as cooking equipment, while there are communal toilets and showers available.

It’s located on the site of a luxury hotel and spa too, meaning there are lots of facilities at hand, including a swimming pool and a children’s play park.

You can book it at Host Unusual from £250 per night.

Squirrel’s Nest Treehouse



The weirdest places you can stay on holiday in Gloucestershire
Squirrel’s Nest Treehouse, Forest of Dean

Located near Whitecroft, this secluded treehouse is beautifully designed with a gorgeous spiral staircase.

And it’s right in the heart of the Forest of Dean, offering a bit of peace and quiet for holiday-makers.

Even though it’s something of a stripped back holiday experience, it still comes with its own cooking facilities, shower and toilet.

It can be rented from £150 per night from Canopy and Stars.

Brookbank Folly



The weirdest places you can stay on holiday in Gloucestershire
Brookbank Folly, Forest of Dean

This small, quirky cottage on the edge of the Forest of Dean looks like it could have been plucked straight out of a fantasy world.

But although it seems to have been transported from a different time, the cabin has a range of modern appliances which contrast its secluded location in the heart of the woods.

And though it serves as a great retreat from the strains of everyday life, it’s not too far from a busy city centre, as Gloucester is only 13 miles away.

It sleeps two people and can be booked on Host Unusual from £294 per week.

Warwick Knight



The weirdest places you can stay on holiday in Gloucestershire
Peglass Cottage, Longney

This is definitely not your typical campervan.

Found just a few miles outside of Gloucester, this massive van in the middle of a gorgeous orchard is glamping at its most glamorous.

It has room for two adults plus kids, and it comes with toilet facilities and a gas cooker, among other things.

And there is even an upstairs space on top of the van, perfect for watching the stars at night.

It can be booked on Canopy and Stars from £95 per night.

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