During 2020, international travel effectively came to a halt and has yet to make a meaningful return, the rise of the eco staycation has hit an all time high. With such a significant upheaval of our “business as usual” came a more considered approach to the ecological impact of our lives.
Ecotourism and eco staycations allow us to experience the escapism of holidays free of any additional guilt about the impacts our travels have on the planet.
Radiance Fireplaces analysed thousands of AirBnbs to find the top properties in 2021 that prioritise sustainability in their construction, amenities and environment. They’re still available to book for this year and are all owned by ‘superhosts’ so you can be sure you’re staying in the most enviable eco properties in the UK. Take a look…
1. Designer Treehouse – Mount Hawke, England – 5* rating
Close to Cornwall, one of the most popular staycation spots in the country, this unique, hand-built treehouse property is the highest-ranked in our listing. This stunning property makes the most of its surroundings, boasting proximity to the beach and a pure Cornish water outdoor shower.
Book: Designer TreeHouse
2. Rural Cabin Retreat – West Sussex, England – 5* rating
Located on Poplar Farm in the South Downs National Park this eco property enjoys views of the farms and it’s many animals, a welcome gift of organic eggs from the farm and close proximity to the river Arun and the Wey and Arun canal.
Book: Rural Cabin Retreat
3. Jake’s Cabin – Somerset, England – 5* rating
Built from local cedar and larch and featuring recycled materials in its construction, this stunning woodland cabin has beautiful views on the countryside and is nestled among the trees. As well as a fireplace stove for colder nights, the property includes a living wildflower roof and natural rain water feature.
Book: Jake’s Cabin
4. Magical Hobbit Retreat – Cheshire East, England – 5* rating
Complete with round wooden doors, this pine snug is close to nature and perfect for those looking for an escape from the modern world. Situated in the middle of nowhere in its own top paddock, this property is a unique experience for ecotourists.
Book: Magic Hobbit Retreat
5. Tranquil Mountain View Stay – Glanamman, Wales – 5* rating
Crafted from an ex-railway carriage, this eco property boasts a wood-fired hot tub, charcoal pizza oven, and a composting toilet to keep your environmental contributions low without sacrificing luxury.
More Eco Staycation Inspiration
|6||Hillside Hideout in the Upper Wye Valley||Builth Wells, Wales||4.99|
|7||Faun Lodge, Hebden Bridge||Hebden Bridge, England||4.99|
|8||The Beekeeper’s Bothy||Newburgh, Scotland||4.98|
|9||Baba Yaga’s Boudoir||Whitchurch Canonicorum, England||4.98|
|10||Private Secluded Treehouse Retreat||Elham, England||4.97|
|11||Magical Treehouse in the Heart of Waveney Valley||Suffolk, England||4.94|
|12||The Surf Shack||Ballycastle, Northern Ireland||4.94|
|13||Stunning Treehouse in a Secluded Spot||West Sussex, England||4.93|
|14||Jed’s Shed – Little Country Houses SS||Mickleton, England||4.93|
|15||The Hideout||Embleton, England||4.9|
|16||Beautiful Woodland Roundhouse/Fairy/Hobbit house||Clynnog-fawr, Wales||4.88|
|17||Cosy Log Cabin||Ringwood, England||4.87|
|18||A Unique, Off-grid Eco Friendly Beach House||Norfolk, England||4.81|
|19||Dome House||Cumbria, England||4.8|
Which ever eco staycation you choose, tread lightly and happy travels!