Airbnbs in Hertfordshire: The 10 most unusual and quirky Airbnbs for a getaway in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire is a stunning county to visit, filled with beautiful countryside walks and woodland settings.

Our county is just a short journey from all the tourist attractions of London but, when you are in the Hertfordshire countryside, you will feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

While there are plenty of manor houses and hotels offering a luxury retreat to our county, you might be looking for a more quirky venue for your stay.

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We scouted Airbnb for the most unusual and distinctive places to spend a night, or a few, in Hertfordshire.

As it turns out, we are spoiled for choice.

There is everything from a dome glasshouse to a restored Romany caravan called ‘Rosie’.

With breakfast provided and the Hertfordshire countryside on your doorstep, one of these 10 Airbnbs is certain to offer you a relaxing and memorable time away.

The Dome, Hatfield

This dome is made 157 triangular panes of glass, and sits at the bottom of a private garden in Hatfield
This dome is made 157 triangular panes of glass, and sits at the bottom of a private garden in Hatfield
(Image: Neil/ Airbnb)

This unusual, but stunning, dome is found at the bottom of a long garden in Hatfield.

There is a private patio and you can enjoy the tinkle of the pond in this tranquil setting.

You will have your own fridge, toaster, microwave and a basic private toilet, while shower facilities are in the main house.

There is also the option to upgrade and have the exclusive use of the wood-fired hot tub.

This will cost you £100 a night with an additional £15 cleaning fee and £19 service fee.

Find out more here.

Restored Romany Showman’s Caravan, Hatfield

It's an authentic 1934 fully-restored Romany Showman's caravan
It’s an authentic 1934 fully-restored Romany Showman’s caravan
(Image: Airbnb/ Chris)

This is described as an authentic 1934 fully-restored Romany Showman’s caravan called ‘Rosie’.

It has a double bed, electricity, a heater and facilities for making tea, coffee or toast.

Guests will enjoy a cooked full English breakfast using locally sourced produce.

You can light up the fire pit using logs and enjoy the combined BBQ or toast some marshmallows. There is even a bubbly hot tub available from Spring to Autumn.

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There are local walks on the doorstep of this quirky Airbnb.

The Hatfield Aerodrome and the heritage trail cutting through Ellenbrook Park are just a short walk away.

It is available from April at a cost of £95 for a night with an additional £16 service charge.

Find out more here.

Lakeside Yurt, Radwell

The yurt is a canvas structure in the woods next to a lake
The yurt is a canvas structure in the woods next to a lake
(Image: Richard/ Airbnb)

This is a traditional Mongolian Yurt, beautifully furnished and complete with a wood burning stove to keep you warm even in the depths of winter.

It is in a secluded position on private grounds beside a peaceful lake teeming with ducks, geese, swans and you may even see kingfishers.

Radwell is a little countryside village close to Baldock, Letchworth and Stotfold.

Guests can stay for a minimum of two nights at a cost of £70 per night.

There’s an additional £10 cleaning fee and £25 service fee.

Find out more here.

Cosy ‘tiny home’, Ware

This is a sweet tiny house on a farm near Ware
This is a sweet tiny house on a farm near Ware
(Image: Airbnb/ Ruth)

Not far from Ware, you will find a renovated farm amid the charming countryside of rural Hertfordshire.

By the farm is another of Hertfordshire’s unusual Airbnbs.

This ‘tiny-house’ is a self-contained building which used to be a farm manager’s office in days gone by.

It has its own entrance-complete with wood burner, ‘micro kitchen’ and shower room.

Breakfast is provided to eat at your leisure.

There is a mezzanine bedroom above you, guaranteed to give you a quiet, countryside sleep.

It will cost you £75 a night, with an additional £24 for cleaning and service fees

Find out more here.

The Library Room, Hatfield

The quirky wallpaper gives the 'Library Room' its name
The quirky wallpaper gives the ‘Library Room’ its name
(Image: Neil/ Airbnb)

This is hosted by the same owner of the Dome Airbnb – inside the house this time.

It is called the Library Room on account of the books on the wallpaper.

Really, it is just a simple room which meets all of your needs.

You will have your own sink, chest of drawers, desk and wardrobe.

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There is a blackout blind to keep out the morning light.

You will be sharing a bathroom for the shower. There is a separate loo. You have full use of the kitchen, your own shelf in the fridge and a dry-food storage box if staying for any length of time.

It will cost £30 a night, although there is an additional £5 service fee.

Find out more here.

The Pumping Station, Cheshunt

It was converted from a 19th century industrial building, and its interior is stunning
It was converted from a 19th century industrial building, and its interior is stunning
(Image: Matthew/ Airbnb)

The Pumping Station annex has been converted from a 1888 industrial building. It has a kitchen, two bedrooms with additional beds if needed and bathroom with a shower.

It is underfloor centrally heated throughout by ultra efficient heat pumps, and hot water comes from the sun, as does 50 per cent of it’s electricity.

The kitchen has an induction hob, a combo oven and microwave, a large fridge freezer, a small dishwasher, a sink with a ‘very nice tap’, and a breakfast island.

The annex is part of the main house separated by a locked door.

It has its own entrance, parking space and facilities. If the family are not there at the time, they may ask you to feed the chickens.

You must book for a minimum of two nights, at a cost of £101 per night with an extra £34 service charge.

Find out more here.

Bailey’s Farm, Hitchin

A double room in an apartment at Bailey's Farm in Breachwood Green
A double room in an apartment at Bailey’s Farm in Breachwood Green
(Image: Alan/ Airbnb)

Bailey’s Farm is based in a rural quiet village called Breachwood Green, near Hitchin. Most excitingly, there is a chance to meet the meerkats, owls, emus, rheas, alpacas, pig, horses, chickens, ducks, peacocks and geese.

It truly is an animal lover’s paradise, and there will be opportunities for helping the farmhands feed the animals.

The two apartments on offer are brand new. There are bathrooms, with both a bath and shower.

A privately fenced patio area overlooks paddocks where rhea birds graze together with geese and ducks. Horses, emus and alpacas graze happily together in the fields beyond.

It will cost £90 per night, with no additional charges.

Find out more here.

Oak Cabin, Berkhamsted

It is a gorgeous oak cabin, backing onto the Ashridge Estate
It is a gorgeous oak cabin, backing onto the Ashridge Estate
(Image: Lilli and Dan/ Airbnb)

This cosy luxurious self-contained oak frame cabin offers the perfect peaceful setting for a relaxing getaway in Potten End, near Berkhamsted.

It backs onto the National Trust’s Ashridge Forest and offers comfortable, spacious living.

The cabin is within the grounds of the main property, but it is completely separated off by thick hedge rows to offer complete privacy.

There is a small bathroom with a shower, a spacious open plan living room with two sofas and a dining table, an open plan kitchen, and a King-sized bed on the Mezzanine level, accessed by a ladder.

There is also a TV and a large DVD collection.

It will cost you £116 per night, with an additional £49 in service and cleaning fees.

Find out more here.

White Deer Lodge, Barkway

White Deer Lodge, Barkway
White Deer Lodge, Barkway
(Image: Tami/ Airbnb)

‘White Deer Lodge’ is situated in the village of Barkway, surrounded by open fields and beautiful countryside. It is a new build in the host’s garden.

There is a huge driveway with private parking for the Lodge. It has a beautiful oak interior with a cosy rustic feel.

See the deer outside your window and hear the owls at night during your getaway at this Barkway Airbnb.

The main accommodation upstairs is open plan with an ensuite bathroom. There is a kitchen downstairs.

If you are looking for a real treat, you can purchase additional luxuries – such as Prosecco, strawberries and truffles for £25, or a movie hamper for £10.

One night (without those bonuses) will cost you £117 and you will need to stay for a minimum of two nights.

Find out more here.

Converted Stable in open farmland, Much Hadham

This converted stable is set amid the stunning Hertfordshire countryside
This converted stable is set amid the stunning Hertfordshire countryside
(Image: Simon/ Airbnb)

This is a one bedroom converted stable, with all the comforts a couple would need on a countryside break.

The property is surrounded by numerous footpaths leading to various country pubs and the Henry Moore Foundation in Much Hadham.

The studio consists of an open plan kitchen lounge area, with a double bedroom and large en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower.

It will cost you £100 a night but you must stay for a minimum of three nights. There’s also an additional £91 for service and cleaning fees.

Find out more here.

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