It’s funny how we always run away from our real age as we grow older. I know I have. It’s taking me a long time to realize though that age has given me what I was looking for my entire life – it has given me me . It has provided time and experience and failures and triumphs and time-tested friends who have helped me step into the shape that was waiting for me. I don’t fit into me right now perfectly yet, but I am trying. Sure, there are days where I fail and my head wonders…but then, it stabilizes pretty fast, you solve it.
The same goes for travel. As I mature and grow, so do my destinations. It seems like everyone is making a bucket list to cross off but I can’t seem to keep up with my list from growing year after year. Seems I’m adding more rather than crossing off! Here are few of my favorite unique hideaways…that I know of at least.
1. THE CHAPEL ON CLOUD ISLAND – Scotland
For a far-flung romantic getaway, this luxury chapel conversion on the Isle of Skye makes an ideal furlough. Complete with Scandi-style sauna and spa bath overlooking Loch Harport and the soaring mountains beyond, The Chapel on Cloud Island offers a unique self-catering experience like no other in Scotland. En suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC, large bathroom with sauna and spa bath and even a bbq! I can live here forever.
2. THE EDGE – England
Set in a cliff top location with a bird’s eye view of Whitsand Bay and the surrounding coast, The Edge is the perfect luxury self-catering beach hut for honeymoons with a difference. A modern take on a traditional Cornish beach hut, there’s a fresh flavour to the luxury interiors of this eco-friendly cedar-clad creation. With a floor-to-ceiling picture window offering views from your luxurious pillow, the only concern will be who’s on tea-making duty! It has a fully-equipped kitchen, TV/DVD player and radio/CD player/iPod dock Internet & Communications:Wi-Fi internet, An electric Weber BBQ. The setting of The Edge is a real wildlife haven, look out for cormorants, kestrels, peregrine falcons and dolphins.
3. THE BEACH HUT – England
First built in the 1920s for use as a genteel tearoom, The Beach Hut is the ultimate coastal hideaway. This unique beach shack in North Cornwall occupies an enviable nook on the edge of a stunning coastal 52 acre estate, making it an idyllic location to inspire writers, artists and lovers alike. By day, there are several golf courses, coastal walks and woodland rambles for explorers of any ability. As night falls, lovebirds can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner alongside the toasty woodburner; or snuggle up under a blanket on the rocking chair outside to stargaze from the veranda.
Credits: Thanks to http://www.uniquehomestays.com for guiding me.