STAY IN… A FOLLY

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For whimsy

The Dun­more Pineap­ple, Airth, Stir­ling­shire Scot­land’s ‘most bizarre build­ing’, the Pineap­ple (top) was built as an elab­o­rate summerhouse in the 18th cen­tury. Be­neath the ec­cen­tric cupola ma­sonry lies an el­e­gant in­te­rior com­plete with open fire and grand dou­ble bed­room. From £718 for three nights (land­mark­trust.org.uk).

For dream­ers

Had­low Tower, near Ton­bridge, Kent With mul­lioned win­dows, high vaulted ceil­ings and stone spi­ral stair­case, Had­low Tower seems to have come straight from the pages of a fairy tale. Let your hair down in the ‘Ra­pun­zel’ room, which has hand-carved fur­nish­ings and panoramic views. From £775 for two nights (the­had­low­tower.co.uk).

For gar­den­ers

Gothic Tem­ple, Stowe, Buck­ing­hamshire Set within mag­nif­i­cent land­scaped gar­dens cre­ated by Ca­pa­bil­ity Brown, this gothic tem­ple is a sight to be­hold. Re­lax in the cir­cu­lar sit­ting room and marvel at the her­aldry and mo­saic in the gilded dome above. From £1,287 for three nights (land­mark­trust.org.uk).

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