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Quirky family retreats from Pitchup.com

Jul 15 2013 Posted by Samantha Marsh

Pitchup.com’s top five family retreats to enjoy this school holidays

Kids driving you crazy? Want somewhere to escape that's fun and quirky? Let Pitchup.com make these summer holidays easy and stress free with a great selection of fun-filled retreats for all the family.

Outlandish Holidays, Helston, Cornwall is about as quirky as it comes. The site has accommodation in individually decorated gypsy caravans, plus there is a treehouse and the shower block is a converted horsebox. The caravans have warm and cosy accommodation in double beds. Prices start from £75 per night.

Hillfort Tipi & Campsite Holidays, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire. Set within Britain’s only coastal national park and in an area abundant in beautiful coastlines, country lanes and trails to be explored on foot, horseback or by bike. Pitches here are spaced generously as there is plenty of room to go around. Visitors can also take a well-earned soak in the Jacuzzi situated slap bang in the middle of the field – a nicely unusual touch for a camping holiday. Prices start from £20 per night.

Dorset Country Holidays, Sherborne Causeway, Dorset. This funky retreat is set beautifully in the picturesque surroundings of the Dorset countryside. Choose between glamping in a yurt, bell tent, vintage caravan, tipi, shepherd’s hut or the UK’s first Stargazer wooden Unidome. Most of the accommodation is equipped with electric light, cooler/fridge, double bed, electric sockets, carpets/rugs, cutlery and crockery, gas stove, chiminea, BBQ and picnic bench. Prices start from £40 per night.

Little Upton Boutique Belltents, Upton Cross, Cornwall. Situated on the edge of Bodwin Moor in south-east Cornwall, Little Upton Boutique offers a quirky and luxurious glamping experience among Starsky and Hutch, the resident alpacas. Accommodation comes in the form of boutique bell tents while the shower is a converted piggery. Evening entertainment is provided at the open-air amphitheatre, Bell tents are furnished with a comfy futon or double bed, a woodburning stove and kettle; a balcony with furniture is also outside each tent. Prices start from £35 per night.

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Notes to editors

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