If you mention to my wife the idea of a staycation, a vacation where you stay within the country, she will give you a really dirty look. A holiday to her isn’t a holiday if there isn’t a plane involved and lots of sunshine, preferably with an all-inclusive package so she doesn’t have to cook. It has never been more affordable to holiday like the rich and famous as research carried out by Schofields has shown. And I get it but I don’t completely agree. Here’s some ideas why.
For starters, the old idea of having to stay in a run-down Bed & Breakfast or camp in a leaking tent is very much a thing of the past. There are some amazing luxury accommodation opportunities around the UK that will appeal to any taste.
Say, for example, you wanted to check out Devon and Cornwall, undoubtedly one of the most scenic parts of the UK. Currently in the village of Welcombe, there is a house called Meadowgate that can be rented by the week. This is a six bedroom home that houses up to 14 guests and is owned by Kirstie Allsopp, of ‘Homemade Home’ fame.
Staying somewhere like this allows you to have a high quality base of operations that is in Devon but near the border with Cornwall. You can stay at home if you want on a night, enjoy the luxury accommodation and sit around the classic Aga or make use of the many places to visit for top quality food and drink in the area.
Plenty to see and do
I sometimes see places on the news and berate myself for never having seen them. How many of us have never seen Stonehenge? Or visited the Tower of London? The UK has a huge amount of things to see and do and most are on our doorstep.
A staycation is the perfect way to enjoy the best of British, see those sights or visit those places that we all know but maybe haven’t seen. Yes, I know the weather can be a bit random but even that can be part of the fun. And when the sun shines, we have some of the most remarkable beaches anywhere ranging from Scotland to Cornwall.
Staycations are great if you have kids too. There’s no need to worry that they won’t eat the food or that the extreme heat makes them sick. There are no language barriers to overcome, just a few accent ones and every holiday can be an experience they will treasure forever, unique and special.
Inner city fun
If you aren’t a countryside person and don’t enjoy walks along the beach, then head for the cities. London is the obvious choice with so many things to do there are entire websites dedicated to the subject. But even smaller cities can offer their own slice of history and beauty that can make for an unforgettable holiday.