The kooky holiday homes to add to your bucket list for 2017

From a space-age caravan to a Lapland lake-dwelling, these holiday homes will satisfy your thirst for something a little wacky and wonderful.

Appealing to those with a sense of adventure, booking site Sawday’s Canopy & Stars reveals ten of its must-stay properties across the UK and Europe.

With prices starting at £77 per night for a five-bed rustic lodge in the southern French mountains, these properties are also perfect for those working on a budget. So which one of these gems takes your fancy? 

Lilla Stugan, Worcestershire 

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Country break: Samsaget Hobbit House sits in a beautiful five acre park with a swimming pool and plenty of wildlife

Country break: Samsaget Hobbit House sits in a beautiful five acre park with a swimming pool and plenty of wildlife

All are welcome: Beneath Samsaget¿s grass roof and beyond the circular door, you'll find a myriad of rooms

All are welcome: Beneath Samsaget¿s grass roof and beyond the circular door, you'll find a myriad of rooms

All are welcome: Beneath Samsaget’s grass roof and beyond the circular door, you’ll find a myriad of rooms

Taking a dip: Highlights include a chunky four poster, a living room with secret bunk beds for children and a bathroom with a big wooden hot tub

Taking a dip: Highlights include a chunky four poster, a living room with secret bunk beds for children and a bathroom with a big wooden hot tub

Warwick Knight, Gloucestershire

Once deemed the Rolls Royce of caravans, the restored Warwick Knight has stayed true to its regal roots. 

Stretch your legs up on the lush rooftop lawn, while enjoying views of the River Severn or the starry skies above. 

Little ones climb the wall pegs up to their bunk pods, bigger ones have a double bed with orchard views and luxury linen.

From £95 per night (sleeps two), minimum two night stay, / 0117 204 7830.

Glamping: Once deemed the Rolls Royce of caravans, the restored Warwick Knight has stayed true to its regal roots

Glamping: Once deemed the Rolls Royce of caravans, the restored Warwick Knight has stayed true to its regal roots

Little ones climb the wall pegs up to their bunk pods, bigger ones have a double bed with orchard views and luxury linen

Little ones climb the wall pegs up to their bunk pods, bigger ones have a double bed with orchard views and luxury linen

Sunny side up: The living area is bright and airy, with a lounge and kitchen area off the bedrooms 

Sunny side up: The living area is bright and airy, with a lounge and kitchen area off the bedrooms 

Cobblenuts, Devon

Cobblenuts is the kind of garden refuge that we all long to have with a chunky double bed, woodburner, fully-equipped kitchen and small dining table, there’s even a well-stocked bookshelf and comfy reading chair to sink into. 

Take a winter wander around the garden, feel the crunch of leaves underfoot in the orchard and potter down the wooded slope to listen to the stream.

From £115 per night (sleeps two), minimum two night stay, website / 0117 204 7830. 

Green and grassy: Cobblenuts is the kind of garden refuge that we all long to have

Green and grassy: Cobblenuts is the kind of garden refuge that we all long to have

Make yourself at home: The lodge includes a chunky double bed, woodburner, fully-equipped kitchen and small dining table

Make yourself at home: The lodge includes a chunky double bed, woodburner, fully-equipped kitchen and small dining table

Peace at last: There¿s even a well-stocked bookshelf and comfy reading chair to sink into

Peace at last: There’s even a well-stocked bookshelf and comfy reading chair to sink into

Mistletoe Treehouse, Monmouthshire 

Take in the beauty of the valley from the balcony, use the binoculars to spot wildlife, build a fire, and stargaze at this woodland retreat. 

Kip in a king-sized bed in the trees, and explore Gemma’s magnificent sculpture garden after cooking up a breakfast feast in the bijou kitchen. 

A two minute wooded walk takes you to Kingstone Brewery, a friendly microbrewery with tours, ale tasting and monthly woodfired pizza nights. 

From £130 per night (sleeps two), minimum two night stay, / 0117 204 7830. 

If you go down to the woods today... Take in the beauty of the valley from the balcony, use the binoculars to spot wildlife, build a fire, and stargaze at this woodland retreat

If you go down to the woods today… Take in the beauty of the valley from the balcony, use the binoculars to spot wildlife, build a fire, and stargaze at this woodland retreat

Rustic touch: Kip in a king-sized bed in the trees, and explore Gemma¿s magnificent sculpture garden after cooking up a breakfast feast in the bijou kitchen

Rustic touch: Kip in a king-sized bed in the trees, and explore Gemma’s magnificent sculpture garden after cooking up a breakfast feast in the bijou kitchen

A hop and a skip away: A two minute wooded walk takes you to Kingstone Brewery, a friendly microbrewery with tours, ale tasting and monthly woodfired pizza nights

A hop and a skip away: A two minute wooded walk takes you to Kingstone Brewery, a friendly microbrewery with tours, ale tasting and monthly woodfired pizza nights

The Saltbox, Kent

Elmley is the only National Nature Reserve in England in which you can spend the night. 

Tucked away in the marshland is The Saltbox, a modern cabin with a showstopping glass wall.

Spot herds of cattle, rare hares and birds of prey from your king-sized bed or head outside and marvel at the views with marshmallows toasted over the firebowl.

From £115 per night (sleeps two), minimum two night stay,  

Unique: Elmley is the only National Nature Reserve in England in which you can spend the night

Unique: Elmley is the only National Nature Reserve in England in which you can spend the night

Organic appeal: Tucked away in the marshland is The Saltbox, a modern cabin with a showstopping glass wall

Organic appeal: Tucked away in the marshland is The Saltbox, a modern cabin with a showstopping glass wall

Right on the doorstep: Spot herds of cattle, rare hares and birds of prey from your king-sized bed or head outside and marvel at the views with marshmallows toasted over the firebowl

Right on the doorstep: Spot herds of cattle, rare hares and birds of prey from your king-sized bed or head outside and marvel at the views with marshmallows toasted over the firebowl

Offa’s Pitch, Shropshire

Offa’s Pitch rises up like a giant wooden tent – only grass and sky can be seen through the great glass doors at the end. 

Secluded it may be, but rustic it is definitely not… there’s an iPad pro with Wi-Fi, designer furniture, a luxury bathroom and even underfloor heating to pad about on.

There’s no street lighting for miles, so borrow a pair of astral binoculars and make the most of the darker than dark skies.

From £130 per night, sleeps two, minimum two night website / 0117 204 7830. 

Unusual design: Offa¿s Pitch rises up like a giant wooden tent - only grass and sky can be seen through the great glass doors at the end

Unusual design: Offa’s Pitch rises up like a giant wooden tent – only grass and sky can be seen through the great glass doors at the end

Luxury living: Secluded it may be, but rustic it is definitely not¿ there's an iPad pro with Wi-Fi, designer furniture, a luxury bathroom and even underfloor heating to pad about on!

Luxury living: Secluded it may be, but rustic it is definitely not… there’s an iPad pro with Wi-Fi, designer furniture, a luxury bathroom and even underfloor heating to pad about on!

Sit back and relax: The building is bright and airy, with plenty of space to entertain  

Sit back and relax: The building is bright and airy, with plenty of space to entertain  

Chateau dans les Chenes, Hérault, France

Magical views and a stack of firewood are all you could want while learning the joys of living simply and off-grid in the mountains. 

Throw in a big rustic kitchen, a ‘panier de legumes’ and a bottle of local wine and you’ve got yourself a very sweet slice of ‘le Midi’. 

The two canopied double beds are in the cabin’s nest on the mezzanine and a comfy sofa downstairs doubles as a single bed.

From £77 per night (sleeps five), minimum three night stay,  

Dream setting: Magical views and a stack of firewood are all you could want while learning the joys of living simply and off-grid in the mountains

Dream setting: Magical views and a stack of firewood are all you could want while learning the joys of living simply and off-grid in the mountains

Room for all: The two canopied double beds are in the cabin's nest on the mezzanine and a comfy sofa downstairs doubles as a single bed

Room for all: The two canopied double beds are in the cabin’s nest on the mezzanine and a comfy sofa downstairs doubles as a single bed

Room with a view: Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the mountains at the cabin in the woods

Room with a view: Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the mountains at the cabin in the woods

On a high: Guests use ladders to navigate the different floors of the alpine property 

On a high: Guests use ladders to navigate the different floors of the alpine property 

Airstream_01, Kent

This classic 1973 silver cigar is perched at the highest point on the Paines Farmhouse estate. 

Enjoy magical views of the Weald of Kent from the deck or enjoy a beer under the stars while you throw another log on the stone fire pit, but the real stars here are the positively palatial ‘extras’. 

There is a magnificent tennis court and a heated pool as well as retro arcade games around the wood burner in the shared summerhouse.

From £110 per night (sleeps two), minimum two night stay, website / 0117 204 7830.

Rural retreat: This classic 1973 silver cigar is perched at the highest point on the Paines Farmhouse estate

Rural retreat: This classic 1973 silver cigar is perched at the highest point on the Paines Farmhouse estate

Self-catering: The space-age caravan includes a double bed and kitchen area 

Self-catering: The space-age caravan includes a double bed and kitchen area 

Board games galore: If you run out of indoor activities, there is a magnificent tennis court and a heated pool on the site

Board games galore: If you run out of indoor activities, there is a magnificent tennis court and a heated pool on the site

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