Quirky Airbnb lets you have a sleepover with a miniature horse called Basil

GUESTS who stay in this quirky Nottingham Airbnb will have a very unusual neigh-bour.

The apartment, situated on the grounds of a 17th-century manor, allows visitors to have a sleepover with a pony called Basil.

The four-person AirBnB – which costs £143 per night – is directly attached to Basil's stable allowing visitors to pop in to fuss over the Shetland Pony.

Lodgers will be surrounded by a picturesque 60 acre estate and is also home to baby lambs, Hebridean sheep, horses, chickens and Norwegian Forrest cats.

The apartment is directly attached to Basils stable, where there is a doorway in between the two spaces. 

Host Brittany told Nottingham news that it took lockdown to "finally get the idea going".

She said: "I believe one of the best ways we can improve the treatment of animals is by allowing people to interact directly with them and educating people on their care. 

“The space we had leant itself perfectly to allowing people to do this."

"On the property we have more than just horses – we also have a variety of rescued farm animals that includes, cows, sheep, chickens, turkeys, two cats, and a tortoise.

"So far, everyone has loved the stay and it’s lovely to see people so excited to spend time with the animals."

Guests also have access to an open outdoor log fire with barbecue grill, and an outdoor tiki hut/seating area.

Visitors so far have been leaving glowing reviews about the “wonderful experience.”

One visitor wrote: "Basil's barn is a wonderful place, myself and my partner really enjoyed our stay. 

“This is a special place something different from the norm… very unique and absolutely worth a visit . Not just for kids as my partner and I loved it .

Another wrote: "What a trip!! It’s one of those things that the kids will never forget. So cute and so special. 

“We also booked the ‘experience’ with Basil the next day which I HIGHLY recommend.

“It completes it. Such a brilliant place and a genius idea. Brittany couldn’t have been a better host. Thank you so much."

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