Rescued and lovingly treated to a five-year restoration, the Dovecote is a singular lodging. The centuries-old building resides on the private Buckland Estate, which dates back to the medieval period. Today, rather than housing flocks of pigeons, it hosts just one pair of guests at a time. Along with a lounge, dining area, sauna and bathroom facilities, this romantic retreat features a glass-front balcony bedroom showcasing original details such as 1,100 brick nesting boxes. There is also a small but complete kitchen stocked with a welcome pack of eggs, bread and more. The Dovecote is less than a two hour's drive from London, and when you're not enjoying its charming atmosphere, you can stroll along the bridleway to the village of Buckland for a pint at the Lamb Inn.