Friday, 26 October 2012 2:01 PM
The new Channel4 show – George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – explores the extraordinary world of small builds, in which people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible, quirky places to live and stay.
If you’re looking for somewhere slightly different on your next break away, why not stay in one of these Amazing Spaces which featured in episode one of the programme?
Bed down in a bus near Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The bus has been a project long in the making. A loving restoration has turned the well-worked 60s vehicle into a cosy bolthole, giving it a second lease of life and a whole new look with soft wood-colours and homely fabrics. There’s a wood-burner to keep you warm, and plenty of room for napping and cooking. The bathroom hut just a few steps away contains a lovely gas powered roll-top bath where you can have a soak with a view. From £103 per night (sleeps two). Visit: www.canopyandstars.co.uk/majesticbus
Horse around in a horsebox, Sussex
Despite its red leather Chesterfield and reclaimed oak flooring, The Horsebox is for the hardier traveller but it all adds up to an experience that combines the best of wild woodland fun with a touch of comfort and more than a hint of the unusual. Wilderness Woods is a labour of love in the hands of its second generation. The Yarrow family has dedicated themselves to making their 62 acres not only an award winning sustainable slice of the Sussex countryside, but a place of fun, food and learning. Activities range from Junior Ranger programs to relaxed barbecue weekends and even celebrity guest speakers at candlelit outdoor dinners. From £80 per night (sleeps 4). Visit www.canopyandstars.co.uk/horsebox