Domestic travel is becoming more and more popular as travel trends show, which is a great reason to discover some beautiful places and unique places to stay nearer to home.
So if you’re looking for unusual places to stay in Devon, secluded accommodation or quirky places to stay in the surrounding area, use this list for inspiration of some of the most unique places to have a staycation in and around Devon this year.
You might also be interested in these unique places to stay in Cornwall.
Check out this post for more unique stays all over the UK.
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Quirky places to stay in Devon
In a rush? I’ve put all my favourite unique Airbnbs in Devon on this favourites list so you can book directly. You can read more information about them all below.
The River View Tiny House
Want to feel like you're sunning yourself on a terrace in Positano? This river view tiny house is the place for you with a modern interior, private garden, terrace and balcony overlooking the River Yealm esturary.
The house is light and airy and feels like it spills out onto the terrace with this perfect view, ideal for hot summers evenings.
The Round Earth House
This earth house is definitely one of the examples of the more unusual accommodation Devon has to offer.
This round house has featured on TV show Grand Designs, boasts underfloor heating, exposed wooden beams and a loft bedroom.
With a log burner and in a peaceful location, this is the perfect relaxing getaway or romantic weekend break in Devon.
Fairytale thatched cottage by a stream
Ever dreamed of finding one of those chocolate box cottages that look like it's straight out of a fairytale book or movie? This is it.
This stunningly pictureque cottage Airbnb in Devon is perfect for a unique weekend getaway in England and as a base for exploring the rest of Devon and the Southwest.
With a thatched roof, stone walls, a log burning fire and a babbling brook running right through the garden, this could not be a more idyllic staycation escape.
The Salcombe Treehouse
If you're looking for quirky places to stay in Devon, it doesn't get better than this beautiful treehouse in Salcombe.
This is no rustic treehouse experience, the stunning views, luxuriously decorated interior, full modern kitchen, beautiful deck and endless views make it completely unique.
Located just a 15 minute walk from Salcombe town and the spectacular coastline, there is plenty to see and do. If you just want to relax with a glass of wine on the deck, then there's plenty of wildlife to enjoy in this secluded getaway location in England.
The Secluded Cabin and Hot Tub
The self-proclaimed 'anti-social' cabin, this secluded cabin comes with a large outdoor area with outdoor seating, outdoor bean bags, a BBQ, a hammock and of course a hot tub!
Located on the north coast of Devon and close to Cornwall, the coast is just a short walk away and the beauties of Devon and Cornwall are within easy reach.
Or you could just stay cozy in the cabin for a weekend, enjoying the view, the resident cat and the hot tub of course!
The Treehouse Pod
The treehouse pod is a great option if you're looking for unusual places to stay in Devon for a family because it sleeps 4 people.
The pod is handmade with modern finishes, a TV and bathroom. The downstairs is accessed through a trapdoor and there's a BBQ and pizza oven in the garden.
With goats as your neighbours, it's a great place to connect with nature but Devon, Somerset and Dorset are all within day trip distance.
An Architects Tiny House at the Manor
This electic property just oozes character in every room. With a distinct seaside feel, with shiplap boards and nautical accents, this modern, light and airy house is absolutely charming.
The colourful exterior is also completely unique and on site is a tennis court, gym and pool for you to use.
With a beautiful deck alongside the brook, this idyllic spot is perfect for a weekend or longer getaway.
17th Century thatched cottage
This pictureque thatched cottage is idyllically located in the heart of Devon and sleeps 4, perfect for families, friends or two couples.
The cottage is completely self-contained with all the amenities you would need for one of the cutest and most unusual place to stay Devon has to offer.
Characterful exposed beams and a log burner are complemented by a modern kitchen and bathroom.
Shepherds Hut with hot tub
Everyone loves unusual places to stay in the UK with a hot tub and this hut really is no exception.
With a secluded location, modern interior, log burning fire, private outdoor area and fire pit, plus resident llamas, this is the ultimate of quirky places to stay in Devon.
The added bonus is that this is one of the secluded places to stay in Devon by the sea, with sea views across the paddock.
If seclusion, sea air and a relaxing hot tub sounds like your perfect weekend getaway in Devon, the shepherds hut Airbnb is for you.
Luxury glass house and hot tub
This stunning modern house boasts an entire wall of floor to ceiling glass, making you feel completely at one with nature in the light and airy Rafters Lodge.
The modern lodge includes a patio and hot tub so you can enjoy the seclusion in complete relaxation, covered by a terrace so you can enjoy it in any weather.
With a fully equipped ktichen, wifi and modern interior, this is the perfect Devon weekend getaway for couples.
The secluded Shepherds Hut and hot tub
This luxurious shepherds hut is located in its own field, surrounded by nature and the occassional cow!
With underfloor heating, a modern kitchen, cosy wood burner, an outdoor fire pit and a wood fired hot tub outside, this is the ultimate escape to enjoy all year round.
This is a great option if you're looking for unusual Dartmoor places to stay, as the hut is located not far from Dartmoor National Park and Lydford Gorge.
I hope you enjoy staying at one of these beautiful and cool places to stay in Devon or use them as inspiration to plan your future trip!
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