If you associate living in a cave with an antiquated life spent out of the loop and in the dark, The Rockhouse Retreat in Worcestershire, England, will give a whole new meaning to the phrase.
Carved into sandstone, this 700-year-old deserted cave near the Wyre Forest is dubbed “Britain’s first luxury cave house retreat.” Owner Angelo Mastropietro painstakingly restored the 700-square-foot dwelling in 2015, turning it into a romantic and exotic getaway.
The Rockhouse seamlessly blends nature’s serenity with modern style and technology. Its interiors include a walk-in “rainforest” shower, a contemporary kitchen and heated floors in the shower and dressing room. There’s also an outdoor terrace with grills and a fire pit.
The cave, tucked into the woods, features both naturally grown and professionally cultivated landscaping. This restoration project, which cost Mastropietro $230,000, gives guests the opportunity to relax among nature yet not have to forfeit the indulgences of an upscale escape.