With England’s coronavirus lockdown rules gradually easing, Brits are celebrating the news that they can now go on holiday.

While Brits can now holiday overseas in certain countries, there are plenty of beautiful places to stay right here in Lancashire.

If you are planning a staycation in Lancashire this summer, then here are 5 quirky places which are right at your doorstep:

Pennine Rustic Shepherd's Hut, Briercliffe

Lancashire Telegraph: Rustic Shepherd's Hut (Photo: Airbnb)Rustic Shepherd's Hut (Photo: Airbnb)

If you truly want to get back to basics, then this Shepherd’s hut could be an interesting place to stay the night.

The shepherd’s hut is small and only sleeps 2 people, but the property description promises an escape back to nature, surrounded by farm animals. It is also near the Pennine Bridleway which is the perfect hiking and biking destination.

The property even has a compost toilet in a separate hut- so expect a very stripped back stay!

However, the property itself is comfortable and the hut is fully heated and insulated. Basic cooking facilities (toaster, microwave, kettle and barbeque) are provided but the owners recommend bringing ready meals.

You can find this unique accommodation at Airbnb.com

Meadow Head Orchard Hut, Hothersall​

Lancashire Telegraph: Meadow Head Orchard Hut (Photo: Nick and Debbie,Canopy and Stars)Meadow Head Orchard Hut (Photo: Nick and Debbie,Canopy and Stars)
This hut has a rustic yet cosy feel and it’s the perfect place to get away from daily stressors.

The outdoor section seems to be the highlight of the property, with a fire pit and area for alfresco dining.

The most unique aspect of the property has to be the wood-fired outdoor bath, which is big enough for two and lit by a string of fairy lights.

As a nice touch, breakfast is provided on the first morning and all produce comes from local farms and businesses.

This property could be the ideal romantic destination, as two people can stay at this unusual property from £150 per night.

If you want to visit this property, book online at the Canopy and Stars website.

Moorgate farm, Barnoldswick

This modern barn conversion has everything you want from a holiday destination. From the outside, it looks like a rustic barn but the interiors are modern and sophisticated.

Ideal for big groups, this accommodation can sleep six and has two bathrooms.

If you are hoping to take advantage of the warm summer weather, this accommodation has an enclosed patio with furniture and a BBQ- Moorgate farm even has a hot tub.

Best of all, this accommodation boast stunning views of Pendle Hill and the surrounding countryside.

You can find this accommodation at cottage.com.

The Rookery, Barrowford

This accommodation is described as an “interesting” property with a lot of “unusual features”. It sleeps four people and is ideal for animal-lovers as it allows up to two pets to stay.

The stone cottage itself is visually unique combining rustic furnishings with steampunk influences.

A highlight of the property is the large 6-seater hot tub which you can relax in while taking in the scenic countryside views- the property even has a natural water supply from a bore hole.

In order to stay at this property, a security deposit of £150 is required. 

If you want to stay here, visit cottages.com

Chicken shed at Knowle Top, Pendleton

Lancashire Telegraph: Chicken Shed, Pendleton (Photo: Airbnb)Chicken Shed, Pendleton (Photo: Airbnb)

This barn was rebuilt in 2019 and is now a modern and sophisticated bungalow . The original barn stones and high beams have been kept from the restoration, adding to the property’s rustic aesthetic.

The patio faces outwards onto a beautiful view of Ribble Valley which will “take your breath away”.

The property sleeps two people and can be booked online via Airbnb.