From a rustic shepherd’s hut to a 17th century pub: Britain’s best escapes for under £50 a night

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Charlotte Duck

Escaping the city to enjoy a relaxing weekend away doesn't have to be expensive. And to prove it, we've picked 10 of the very best UK getaways, all for less £50 a night.

There's a luxury wigwam in Norfolk, a rustic shepherd's hut in Somerset, a 17th century Cheshire pub and a quaint Lincolnshire farmhouse. 

Dive in to start planning your next mini-break...

  • The Holly Bush

    Northwich, Cheshire

    One of the oldest pubs in the country, The Holly Bush dates back to the 17th century and the highwayman era. Today, the pub has 14 bedrooms and is situated in Bartington Green Conservation Area.

    From £49.95 a night

  • Hut Upon A Hill

    Wellow, Somerset

    Transport yourself to a simpler age with this shepherd's hut in the Somerset countryside. It’s not as rustic as it looks: as well as a log burner and BBQ, the hut comes with a king-sized bed, wifi and a flat-screen TV so you won’t miss your favourite soap.  

    From £42 a night

  • Redhouse Farm

    Whisby, Lincolnshire

    Set in four acres of paddock in the Lincolnshire hamlet of Whisby, this farm-turned-family B&B has a homely feel. The highlight is the full English breakfast which comes with Lincolnshire sausages and eggs sourced from their very own chickens.

    From £48 a night

  • Kidwelly Farm Cottages

    Carmarthenshire, Wales

    These rural cottages overlook the ancient town of Kidwelly and its medieval castle. A perfect spot from which to explore the Carmarthenshire countryside, before relaxing with a glass of red beside the wood burning stove.

    From £50 a night

  • Quarry Pods

    Dunsdon, Devon

    This is the sort of camping where you can bring your hair straighteners. Quarry Pods have electricity, heating and there’s a shower, too. There’s also 23 acres of woodland walking and an Owlcam, where you can view the progress of nesting barn owls. You don’t get that in a hotel.

    From £45 a night

  • Lings Meadow

    Diss, Norfolk

    With a wide range of al fresco glamping options to choose from - including Bell Tents and Shepherd's Huts - this 80 acre farm offers a great alternative to a B&B.

    From £50 a night

  • The Old House

    Ebrington, The Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds can be pricey, but this tiny B&B in the rural hamlet of Ebrington is a real find. Owners Konstantina and Tim are genial hosts, and their 17th century farm house has all the charms you’d expect from a chocolate box cottage, including inglenook fireplaces and an AGA.

    From £50 a night

  • Arkle B&B

    Derry, Northern Ireland

    Arkle House was built as a 'Gentleman’s Residence' around 1900, and has recently been restored to its original grandeur. The bright, comfortable rooms overlook manicured gardens, while the Giants Causeway, Londonderry and the Bushmills Distillery are all close by. 

    From £50 a night

  • Dalmusternock Farmhouse B&B

    Ayrshire, Scotland

    Wherever you’ve come from, you can expect a warm welcome at Dalmusternock. This 17th century building was originally the dower house for the nearby Muirs of Rowallan Castle, and sits within 150 acres of land that's ripe for exploring.

    From £50 a night

  • Brambles Bed & Breakfast

    Tiverton, Devon

    Just 10 minutes from Tiverton town centre, you’ll find Brambles B&B nestled in the unspoilt Devon hamlet of Whitnage. Ideal for peace and quiet, there's also plenty going on nearby with walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, golf and hot air ballooning all within easy reach.

    From £50 a night


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Charlotte Duck

Charlotte Duck is a freelance editor and writer. She's written about everything from David Beckham's pants to luxury prams, and interviewed Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Lee from Blue. She's a rubbish cook but very good at tidying. 

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