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Posted by Danielle Harvey on 22 April 2021
Holidaying at home can be just as exciting and much more relaxing than planning a trip overseas; and there's never been a better time to explore the cities and countryside on offer across the UK than now. Whether it's beautiful beaches, magical woodlands, rolling hills, or the remote wilderness; our wonderful island has it all and Staycation UK has a guide to 10 of the best UK staycation properties.
Bramble is one of three stunning secluded eco retreats nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Dorset. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom home sleeps four and has a sunny terrace, garden and wood-fired hot tub. It's a short walk into the pretty village of Ansty or a 12-minute drive to Dorchester.
The Coach House, Oxford
The Coach House is a charming two-bedroom dog-friendly barn conversion set on a working farm at the foot of the Chilterns. There are miles and miles of beautiful countryside to explore on your doorstep here, or you can pop into Henley-on-Thames or Oxford, both nearby.
The Boat House Roundhouse, Cornwall
The Boat House Roundhouse is a stunning lodge standing in pretty gardens in the North Cornwall countryside. The chic holiday home sleeps four across a master bedroom and sofa bed. Jump into the bubbling hot tub, make dinner in the outdoor pizza oven or share stories with other visitors around the campfire.
Tatters Barn, Essex
Just half an hour from London, Tatters Barn is a beautiful two-bedroom barn conversion that offers an idyllic retreat from city life. Set in the Essex countryside, the home is designed with contemporary elegance but makes the most of period features.
Daisy Cottage, Worcestershire
Daisy Cottage is a delightful cottage sitting amidst rolling hills and pretty pastures; the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring all Worcestershire has to offer. Four guests can sleep in two bedrooms and three pets are welcome to play in the gardens while you enjoy tea and cake, overlooking the sheep grazing in the meadows.
Ty Isa, WalesTy
Isa is a stunning and stylish hideaway in the beautiful surroundings of North Wales. The idyllic stone cottage oozes charm and comfort with luxurious touches such as a private hot tub. Enjoy the setting and embrace the adventure with beaches just five miles away and Snowdonia National Park and Zip World nearby.
Bluebell Lodge, Wales
In the heart of Mid Wales, Bluebell Lodge offers an escape from everyday life. Wake up each morning to stunning sweeping views across the rolling hills and enjoy this luxurious lodge as a home away from home, set on a working farm. Throw open the 16 foot bifolding doors, jump in the hot tub and take a moment to appreciate the beautiful setting.
St Mary's Chapel, Norfolk
St Mary's Chapel is an ancient, rustic 12th century converted chapel which boasts exposed brick and stone walls, vaulted ceilings and charming period features. Wander around the grounds through the privately-owned castle ruins and moat nearby, follow the footpaths to explore the local area, and stroll to the shop, pub and restaurant.
Blinkbonny - or 'beautiful view' in Old Norse - is a wonderful rural retreat where adventure awaits. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom stone steading has been innovatively converted to create a cosy but chic holiday home on the outskirts of Perth. There are lots of fun family-friendly attractions and activities nearby, as well as award-winning beaches, stunning forests and popular towns.
New Lodge, Cumbria
New Lodge dates back to the early 1900s and was built as a gate house with breathtaking views over Lake Ullswater. The luxurious lakeside lodge features four bedrooms and huge windows to make the most of the watery vistas and taking in the fell views. Enjoy the home's private shoreline and jetty to sail, kayak and fish.