The quirkiest places for a staycation in Yorkshire in 2021 - including old trains carriages, glass domes and treehouses

Yorkshire is a great place to live but its sheer size, diversity, beautiful countryside and seaside towns make it a great place to go on holiday too.

Thursday, 28th January 2021, 4:45 pm

With travel abroad uncertain at the moment, many people will be looking to 'staycation' and have a holiday within the UK once national lockdown restrictions are lifted. At the moment, people are being urged to stay at home and to stay as local as possible, but for those that do want to plan ahead, or do some virtual holiday window shopping, here are some great, quirkey places to go for a staycation:

Lord of the Rings fan? Why not stay in the North Shire family farm in the beautiful North York Moors. The Saltburn-by-the-Sea site offers various accommodations including the Shire House, inspired by the hobbit homes of The Shire. Guests can also choose to stay in a Petit Chateau, Ground Keeper’s Cottage or and shepherds hut.
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Be transported back to 1300s and spend the night in the medieval Lendal Tower. The historic property, on Lendal Bridge in York, was converted into a self-catering accommodation in 2010. It is a Grade I listed building in and is also protected as a scheduled monument.
Camp Katur is a great place for people who want to get away from it all.The Camp Hill Estate offers several types of accommodations including Chestnut Hill geodomes, the Luna Stella Yurt and Hobbit hides and pods. The Meadow is the off-grid, back to nature site that has clear Unidomes so guess can watch the stars all night long.
If you've always envied the the houseboat life, this accommodation may be the perfect way to give the experience a try. The Houseboat hotels in Victoria Quays in Sheffield are described as "floating apartments". Each boat has a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen with gas hob and a small living room with doors that open onto the bow of the boat, so you can watch the world go by.
The Boathouse is a converted pump house with stunning views over the Whitby harbour. It is in the middle of the harbour, linked back to the mainland with a narrow bridge, making it the ideal place to getaway. At high tide guests are completely surrounded by water and at low tide they are on the beach, which gives this property a magical feel to it.
Spend your holiday inside a train carriage on the old Derwent Valley Light Railway in North Duffield. Chose a self-catering accommodation in one of the three disused carriages. The Lady Deramore carriage has a private enclosed garden whereas the Derwent Flyer and Derwent Mail are ideal for families and pet friendly. The old loading bay, Blackberry Halt, has also been refurbished and even has a hot tub in the private courtyard.
The stunning wood cabins are located on the banks of the river Wharfe just a short walk from the Dales village of Addingham. The pet friendly homes also boast their own sauna and hot tub. Nearby towns and villages worth a visit include Skipton,famous for its lively markets and Ilkley which is home to the renowned Betty's Tea Rooms.
This one is a bit different to the treehouse you had when you were a child. Nestled in the trees of Dale Farm in Hunmanby, the simple and cosy space has a log burner, snug bedroom with double bed and a decking area which is the perfect place for a barbecue. It also has its own bathroom underneath it, so no need to share with others.
Described as "mixing rustic and luxe", the The Wensleydale Experience in Leyburn is a good way to get back in touch with nature. Guests can stay in one of the six luxurious and cosy yurts - each complete with only private bathroom, barbecue and hot tub. They can then take part in one of the farm experiences, where they will be given the chance to experience life as a farmer.
Stay in a former Methodist chapel in Great Hatfield. The New Chapel, built in 1901, has been converted into a a cosy, family friendly self-catered apartment. It is four miles to the seaside time of Hornsea. It sleeps up to four people.