Kip is a membership site featuring gorgeous, great-value hideaways recommended by industry experts. Only the very best hideaways in the UK make it into the collection: stylish, under the radar and affordable rentals in stunning locations, from gorgeous cottages to tree houses and eco cabins.  Membership is just £10 a year or £1.99 for 30 days (pay as you go). And no booking fees, ever. 

 

St Ives

 

St Ives Bolthole

This was our very first discovery for Kip: we were blown away by its sheer style and it set the bar really high for our whole collection. The vintage furniture, the quirky modern furnishings, the setting in beautiful St Ives - from which you can walk to bistros and beaches - and the sweet little garden, ideal for a morning coffee. Such a special little place. 

Lochside Bolthole

 

This fairytale cottage hides among 500 acres of emerald hills and oak forests, in the wildly beautiful Scottish Borders. Stunning walks lead from the front door, and you can gaze out over a loch from the double-ended bathtub; so romantic! But even prettier are the interiors: Prussian blue velvets, a cowskin stool, scallop-tiled monsoon shower, and on-trend kilims. All in all, an Insta dream.  

Braunton Bolthole

 

This seaside bungalow is a fabulous ode to the 70s: think orange leather daybeds, vintage sideboards, cork-effect wallpaper, even a drinks trolley with Campari! A 5-minute drive from golden Saunton Sands, and a walk from pubs and restaurants, it's a perfect pad for a week in Devon with friends or kids (2 bedrooms) - and brilliant value. 

Castle Acre Cottage

 

Brand-new to Kip, this tiny Victorian cottage is all style and hygge, as you'd expect from an owner who's half Danish and a lifestyle photographer. Blankets, sheepskins, masses of good books and a woodburner are ideal for winter; there's a big garden and BBQ for warmer months. It's even dog friendly, and your dog will love long walks along the Norfolk coast. 

Quirky Sussex Carriage

 

Entirely off-grid, this revamped 1880s train carriage sits on the edge of Ashdown Forest in Kent, without a neighbour in sight. It's a place to escape the world with someone special - to take long walks, listen to music, even wild swim if the mood takes you. There's an alfresco bathtub, and the whole thing is magically lit by lanterns at night.
 
 

Brecon Beacons Hideaway

 

A traditional 19thC stone barn, set on a stunning 70-acre non-working farm overlooking Brecon Beacons National Park, with breath-taking walks from the front door. That's if you can tear yourself away from the gorgeously quirky little hideaway, with its stain glass windows, exposed wooden beams, and rolltop bathtub. 

 

Frome Bolthole

 

Creative types will love this characterful hideaway in Frome, an arty Somerset town, which bustles with brilliant independents, galleries and a farmer's market. Tall windows salute its history and a reclaimed old staircase spirals up to a romantic mezzanine bedroom. Come by train and spend the weekend on foot, just mooching. 

Lyme Regis Hideaway

 

A hip little studio apartment hidden in an acre of rambling gardens, this is a gorgeous base for the Jurassic Coast. You can walk into Lyme Regis for a slap-up lunch at Hix Oyster House, or spend the day on the beach then BBQ on your little terrace. Amazing value, too. 

North Yorkshire Farm Huts

 

These luxury shepherds’ huts in Yorkshire tick every box for a romantic break. They're set on an idyllic 100-acre farm, you can walk or cycle through a nature reserve to the pub. The interiors are chic, and luxurious - underfloor heating, in a hut?! And then there's your alfresco hot tub, best enjoyed at night, under a dazzle of stars. 

West Country Escape

 

As Bristol girls, we wanted to find something really special in our area, and this former chapel bowled us over. The owner brilliantly blended an ancient wooden pulpit and heavy candelabras with stunning contemporary interiors, including witty art and a yellow chaise longue. Best of all, the acoustics; the original organ remains along with a Baby Grand for impromptu jams; Paul Weller was a recent guest. Enough said. 

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