What a great idea which I want to share with my readers.
Are you a bookworm? Do you want to enjoy a special vacation with a ‘literary’ theme but aren’t all that keen on theme parks or shelling out a huge amount of money? Then head for the UK and indulge in one of these book related fantasies.
‘NOVEL’ B&Bs OFFER GUESTS A GREAT ‘BOOKING’ IN EVERY SENSE
Analysis by eviivo, the online booking specialists, of more than 6,600 of the company’s B&B customers, has unearthed a unique selection of themed B&Bs in the UK, including Harry Potter, Famous Five and Batman-themed establishments, perfect for fictional fantasy holiday makers who are hunting for their next experience.
Canongate Luxury Apartment in Edinburgh is a Harry Potter themed apartment, complete with a Hogwarts Express carriage room, and a Gryffindor dormitory common room and bedroom. Kitted out with artefacts, including a desk and a mirror both previously owned by J K Rowling herself, this B&B is a delight for any ‘Sirius’ Potter fan.
A sign outside reads ‘Wizards welcome’, but Ruth Whitehead assures potential guests that “muggles will be let through the Dumble-door too!”
Built in the 1700s, the property already has an old and rustic feel and the owner has made numerous creative modifications to evoke J K Rowling’s fantasy world, including authentic bookshelf style wall paper, and an intricate display of potions bottles. One of the rooms boasts a real wood burner, perfect for snuggling up with a hot espresso-patronum.
This magical experience is conveniently located amongst some of Edinburgh’s best Harry Potter tourist spots, including The Elephant House Café where J K Rowling wrote many of her early novels.
For holidaymakers looking for an action comic experience, the ‘Joker Boat’ is a buoy wonder. Docked in Liverpool, this swanky barge was brought over from LA to be restored to sleep 6 people, after originally being made exclusively for Jack Nicholson for his role as the Joker in Batman.
The boat is kitted out in Gotham-style noir-ish luxury, complete with leather seats, purple velvet bedding and a 3D 52in LCD TV. It is the perfect cozy spot for a dark Knight.
Making your way from the airport to your accommodation can be the ‘Bane’ of your existence, but in true Hollywood style, the owner is offering an optional chauffeur service from the airport, in the choice of either a Hummer or a Rolls Royce Phantom.
Families looking to escape to the fantasy world of the mid-20th century British countryside are advised to visit Enid Blyton-inspired Widbrook Barns. Situated in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside, this accommodation features a tuck shop, an original gypsy bow-top wagon and a shepherds hut, and comes complete with ‘lashings of ginger beer’ and ‘pick ‘n’ mix’, that will fuel any child’s adventures.
This accommodation sleeps up to 23, so even more than five can have a wonderful time”.
Get a bunch of your nearest and dearest together and a enjoy a very different vacation.