The quirky staycation location is in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.The quirky staycation location is in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
The quirky staycation location is in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Take a sneak peek inside Buckinghamshire family glamping lodges with Michelin star pub on doorstep and room for your horse - in pictures

With foreign holidays looking increasingly doubtful this year, Brits are searching for holidays closer to home. But has a glamping staycation with a welcoming comittee of horses and chickens ever crossed your mind?

This 30-acre smallholding, set by the chocolate-box riverside town of Marlow on Thames, could be the ideal place to take the family after lockdown and get lost in the slow lane of life.

Host Unusual - a website that brings together some of the most extraordinary hidden gems in the UK and around the world - is hiring out two six-person glamping lodges, in Marlow, for UK holidaymakers, when it's safe to do so.Shillingbridge Glamping is characterised by whispering trees, starry skies, and a friendly welcoming committee of horses, dogs and chickens.With a paddock, hay, and parking for your horse transport all available, you can even bring your own faithful steed, and pet pooch along with you at an additional cost of £25.There are two safari lodges to choose from, which both sleeping up to six people accompanied by scenic decking, or take refuge in the freestanding roll top slipper bath.There's also a cosy, cushion-covered sofa to curl up on with a good book, and two stylish bedrooms - one double and one twin, plus a double cabin bed. With fresh linen, blankets, downy duvets and hot water bottles all supplied.The kitchen comes with a wood-burning range cooker and a gas barbecue – with a ‘farm-fresh breakfast’ or ‘barbecue hamper’, available upon request.

Or, if you’re in the market for a night out, when it’s safe to do so, Tom Kerridge's Michelin-starred pub, The Hand and Flowers, is only two miles down the road.Electric bikes can be hired if you don’t fancy tackling the hills unaided, or choose to relax by communal firepit just in time to greet the sunset where you'll find comfy sofas, hammocks and homemade cake in the afternoons, too.