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How to bag a stay here.

When it comes to holiday planning, the early bird has always caught the worm. And during a world pandemic with a serious lack of international travel, that’s increased 10-fold across the UK. Our beautiful places are booking up weeks, even months in advance; places that are utterly unique or in a killer location are already getting bookings for 2021! So if you want to stay in any of these properties next spring or summer, you need to start planning it now. We kid you not.

Author’s Escape North Devon – exclusive to Kip.

We launched this beautiful cabin over summer 2020 and bookings thundered in. With views of the North Devon coast and meadow-like gardens, the setting is sublime, but the interiors are even more gorgeous. There are 2 bedrooms so it’s perfect for a family or friends who like to beachcomb by day (Croyde, Saunton Sands) and BBQ under the stars at night.

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Pembrokeshire Houseboat

Pembrokeshire Houseboat

This quirky cabin for 2 + kids floats on a private freshwater pond near Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire. Handcrafted and off-grid you’re all alone but for the odd moorhen. Wake up to beautiful sunrises and dive overboard for a wild swim before breakfast. Probably our most popular hideaway.

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Whitstable Beach House

Whitstable Beach House

This utterly beautiful, light-filled cottage is right on the seafront at Whitstable. An easy hop from London, the town is charming, full of independents and cool eateries. And this is be the best place to stay there! With 2 double bedrooms plus a mezzanine double, it’s full of cosy, eclectic charm and all who stay (including Alex Stedman) have been enthralled.

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Boutique Glamping, Somerset

Boutique Glamping Somerset - Roundhouse

Bang on the border of Somerset, Dorset and Devon are 5 extraordinary glamping units: 2 yurts, 2 roundhouses and a treehouse hidden in its own copse. Strung with fairylights and full of luxe detail, all are superbly romantic, and all have a private garden to stargaze. Adults only, each sleeps 2.

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West Coast Cabin, Skye

This contemporary design cabin went viral on Instagram when we added it to Kip yesterday. With its cinematic views over moody landscapes and rugged adventures on tap, it’s sure to be a best-seller for 2021 getaways. Come with friends or family, just come (sleeps 6).

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Quirky Sussex Carriage – exclusive to Kip.

Quirky Sussex Carriage - cosy interior

When you stay at this kooky eco cabin, it feels like you’re the only people in the world. Entirely off-grid, the revamped 1880s carriage sits on the edge of Ashdown Forest without a neighbour in sight. Wild swim in the lake, go for long walks, light fires to warm water for the shower, drink coffee, slow right down. The reviews say it all. Magical.

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Starry Skies, Northumberland

Starry Skies Northumberland - Hut 1
Hut 1

Tucked away in Northumberland’s famous Dark Sky park, each of these rustic-chic shepherd huts sits in a private field, with breathtaking views day and night. Hike in the Cheviot Hills or cycle the Penine Way by day then pour yourselves a glass of wine each and sink into the alfresco bathtub. Unforgettable. These each sleep 2, and there are family versions, too.

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Herefordshire Log Cabin

Herefordshire Log Cabin

A luxe eco cabin for 4-5, hidden in 7 acres of countryside; it pretty much says it all. But add the story behind it — the owners handbuilt the property using trees from their ancient woodland — and the cool, quirky interiors, and you’ll see why it books up months in advance. Completely eco friendly, it’s inspiring, too. Plus you can walk to an award-winning pub!

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Lakeside Yurt Cornwall

Lakeside Yurt Cornwall

We’re telling you now, this place will be insanely popular. It’s new to Kip and has all the ingredients for love at first sight. A dreamy location, beautiful interiors, extra wow with a rolltop bath, and quirk factor — it comes with a SUP to explore the lake it sits upon. If you can tear yourselves away, West Cornwall’s unspoilt beaches are close, but you’ll be forgiven for just staying put during your stay. If it’s full, try its sister cabin.

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The Wilderness Cabins, Oban

Wilderness Cabins Oban

These incredible, architect-designed cabins hide in a wilderness paradise on the shores of glassy Loch Nell in West Scotland. There are just 2, set far apart, amongst acres of private farmland. It’s a place to immerse yourself in nature, exploring the loch by kayak and wild swimming while sea eagles soar overhead. The cabins themselves are utterly stunning, with magazine-style interiors. It’s hard to imagine anywhere more romantic.

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Copse Cabin, Sussex

If you love the wild beauty of camping but want something more comfortable, this is the perfect compromise. A hideaway cabin on a countryside farm, with a Scandi aesthetic and local goodies for your breakfast. Best of all, though, is the glass-walled bathroom, which feels like a dive into nature itself. (Sleeps 2.)

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Snowdonia Treehouses, Wales

Snowdonia Hideaways

And finally, the dream. Six off-grid treehouses, hidden in a Welsh woodland. On the edge of Snowdonia National Park, these handcrafted huts are like something out of a fairytale, with spiral stairs leading up to a living pod. Interiors are rustic luxe, by a Swedish designer; three even have a wood-fired hot tub. You’ll never forget living 40ft up in a tree canopy and their eco practises are completely inspiring. The only catch… to book a stay here you’ll need to plan almost a year ahead, but it is 100% worth it. We’ve just visited after booking the review trip 11 months ago, and it was completely magical. We’re already planning an autumn 2021 holiday, or even spring 2022 to see those bluebells.