WHY Staycations UK?
Endless staycation options
Whether you’ve got your ideal holiday down to a tee or not, we can help. Choose from party pads, cottages, family houses and those tranquil hideaways perfect for solo travellers.
Best price guarantee
We’re totally transparent when it comes to fees and charges. Plus, when you book through us, you have access to the best rates. In fact, you won’t find a better deal.
A team you can trust
We’ve connected with some of the best property owners to bring you thousands of staycation cottages and hotels. Each has gone through rigorous testing so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
sometimes the best vacation is a staycation
Just picture your dream holiday. Sand, sea, blue skies. Or perhaps, luscious green forests, adventures into the sunset and early morning hikes. Or maybe, your idea of heaven is taking a step back, shutting off from the world and indulging in a little bit of self-care. Well, all of this can be achieved and more with a UK staycation. And, whether you’re a seasoned pro when it comes to British breaks or still holding onto your armbands, the team at Staycations UK is determined to help create those holiday memories that last a lifetime…
Holidays are important after all. You work hard all year, dreaming of your trip away, excited to catch up with friends, family and loved ones. It’s for this reason that we handpick every single one of the properties you see listed. And yes, we really would stay there ourselves. So whatever your idea of a staycation, why not let us help?
Best sights in the UK
There are plenty of great sights to see in the UK. Whether you crave adventure or prefer some good old fashioned sightseeing, there’s something for everyone.
Location: Lake District
Best for: Enjoying the beautiful views of the national park
A beautiful glacial lake spanning a massive 10.5 miles, Windermere Lake is well worth a visit. You can take a walk around the entire perimeter or enjoy the sights on a relaxing boat trip – the choice is yours!
Location: North Wales
Best for: Taking on the challenging hike – or catching a train to the top!
One of the most iconic landmarks in North Wales, Mount Snowdon, towers about the hillsides at a whopping 1,085 metres. There are a few hiking routes to the top, each with varying difficulty. If you’re not much of a hiker, you could always catch a train to the summit!
St Michael’s Mount
Best for: Being amazed by the beauty of this impressive island!
St Michael’s Mount is a craggy island just off the coast of Marazion. It’s actually home to a living community, as well as an impressive medieval church and castle. Visitors can take a tour over to the island to see its historic monuments up close.
Best for: Discovering the interesting history of Scotland’s capital
The mighty Edinburgh Castle keeps watch over the city; set high up on Castle Rock. A must-see if you’ll be staying in or near Edinburgh, visitors can spend the day walking around its historic grounds – and might even get the chance to try a sample of the zesty Edinburgh Castle Gin!
Best for: Snapping plenty of pictures in this gorgeous village
With its cobbled streets and picturesque harbour, Clovelly is a wonderful place to visit. This ancient fishing village is closed to traffic, so wandering around truly feels like you’ve taken a step back in time.
Popular Staycation Locations
Renowned for its food and drink, incredible views and traditional seaside feel, a weekend in Cornwall has something for all ages. Spend your days walking along the beach, breathe in that fresh sea air and indulge in some of the finest fish and chips while the big kids amongst you try their hand at one of the many water sports. Cornwall has plenty of beachside cafes, harbour restaurants, and individual bars to explore for those who like the pace to be slightly more relaxed.
A weekend in Devon truly does have something for everyone – adventures, culture, experience or just simple relaxation. Home to lively cities like Exeter and Plymouth and two coastlines and two National Parks, all ages will enjoy a trip here. Explore quaint villages and their age-old inns, head into the city for a shopping trip you won’t forget and set up for the day at one of the famous coastal resorts. Some of the area’s best-loved activities include watersports, sailing, fishing and hiking. And if wining and dining is your preferred activity, you won’t be disappointed either.
Scotland really does have the best of both worlds – incredible beaches with views for miles and vibrant cities that seem like they might never sleep. Head off on a search for the Loch Ness Monster, book an evening at a local music night, join a historical trail and learn about the area’s most famous names – including Robert Burns and Macbeth – and make sure you’re hungry for the various cuisine Scotland’s got to offer. For great culture and atmosphere, it’s got to be Glasgow, Edinburgh or Stirling – where there’s always something going on.
From chilled out breaks for couples to busy family getaways, a staycation in Wales is sure to impress. Immerse yourself in a Welsh adventure, take in the local history at one of the region’s many museums, spend a day on the beach, hike up to Snowdonia and discover the unique scenery and wildlife that Wales’ countryside has to offer. And when it’s time to refuel, you won’t go hungry either. Wales has a vast selection of gastro pubs, independent cafes and incredible eateries that will keep tummies – and hearts – complete.
Wondering what a staycation in Yorkshire looks like? From the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales to the sandy beaches of the coast or the bold and rugged landscapes in the Moors to the lively charm of York and Leeds – whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here. And however, you want to spend your days, Yorkshire has something to do – shopping, theatre shows, comedy clubs, outdoor adventures, spa days, watersports and more. One for all ages, a holiday in Yorkshire will undoubtedly be remembered for years.
Popular Staycation Themes
Hot tub cottages
Picture it now. You’re in a private hot tub, surrounded by loved ones, after a day exploring the local area. Dinner’s in the oven, drinks are poured, and an entire weekend of fun awaits. Sound like the ideal UK staycation? Our selection of cottages with hot tubs and jacuzzis have something for every budget and taste. Choose from secluded settings and quaint villages to popular tourist retreats and enjoy your very own dip under the stars.
Swimming pool cottages
If you’re looking for a cottage with a swimming pool, you’ve stumbled on the right page. Whether you want to keep your fitness up while you’re away, want somewhere the kids can let off steam, or just fancy a private pool because you can, Staycations UK has it all. Some come with slides, others are heated, some offer incredible poolside views – whichever you choose, a staycation with your very own pool won’t disappoint.
Dog friendly cottages
Looking to bring your furry-legged friend along? You’ll be pleased to know that we have plenty of dog-friendly cottages on our website. After all, who said humans had to have all the fun?! Spend the morning exploring the local area together, refuel in one of the local pubs, play games in the garden and, come evening, chill out in front of the TV. Just look out for ‘dog-friendly’ in the property description…
Cottages with sea views
Fancy waking up to incredible sea views every morning? Then you won’t be disappointed with our range of cottages in the UK that offer precisely that. From Cornwall and Devon to Scotland and Wales, we have places boasting sea views all over the UK. But hurry. Things this good are likely to be snapped up fast.
If you’re searching for a coastal cottage away from busy city life and its stresses, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Staycations UK. Our database has something for every taste, age, and budget, from beachside properties and homes off the beaten track to those luxury pads boasting incredible sea views. Situated all over, we have coastal cottages in Wales, Scotland, and England. The only tricky part is choosing exactly where to go.
What is a staycation?
Similar to a vacation, a staycation is when you take a break from work or head off on holiday but stay in the UK. While some people choose to stay in their local area and explore what’s nearby, others travel around the UK to see what’s on offer.
What location is best for a staycation?
The best staycation location depends on a few factors – such as your interests, what you want to do, how many people will be going and how far you’re willing to travel. However, some of the most popular UK staycation destinations include Cornwall, Scotland and Devon which offer coastal resorts, countryside exploration and a great nightlife scene.
What types of staycations are best?
There are a whole host of staycations to choose from. Some of the most popular types include those with hot tubs, those with swimming pools and those close to the beach. There’s also luxury staycations as well as family-friendly and pet-friendly trips.
Why are staycations popular right now?
Staycations have always been popular but, in the past year, more people have booked them because of the travel restrictions and global pandemic. As well as this, staycations have something for every age and budget and you don’t need to worry about international travel.
What is the difference between a vacation and a staycation?
While a vacation describes a trip abroad, a staycation is used to describe a holiday either in the UK or your local area. Both a vacation and staycation are types of holiday though and are typically spent with friends and family.
What is a staycation hotel?
A staycation hotel is accommodation that is family-friendly and pet-friendly and has a whole host of activities close by that you can enjoy. From luxury hotels to those with all the home comforts, we have a huge selection of staycation hotels for all ages, budgets and tastes.