Three reasons to love long weekends

Vistors enjoying the campsite at Low Wray in Cumbria

Adding just one extra day to your weekend can open up a world of possibilities for travel and adventure. Here's why we think long weekends are so special:

1. Time to explore

With at least two full days to discover somewhere new, as well as time to get there and back, a long weekend is the perfect opportunity for a UK mini-break.

From cosy apartments for two to rambling stately manors, our characterful holiday cottages offer a great base for exploring the best of Britain. 

Your next weekend away could see you taking a bracing clifftop ramble from a coastal cottage or kayaking the waterways of Lough Erne at a riverside retreat. 

And to help you pack in even more during the three days, many of our cottages are situated in the grounds of historical houses and gardens. Some even offer the chance to visit these places out-of-hours when other visitors have gone home.

Stay at Fountains Cottage in Yorkshire and explore Fountains Abbey estate out-of-hours
Exterior of Fountains Abbey holiday cottage

2. Time to relax

A change of scene is a great way to recharge your batteries. Book a three-day break away from home and you'll return to work feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Surrounded by the wide expanses of heather moorland in the Peak District, White Edge Lodge holiday cottage is the perfect bolthole for a couple looking to escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Or you could book a stay at Combe Park Lodge and spend a weekend going for peaceful walks through the woodland of East Lyn Valley.

Combe Park Lodge holiday cottage, near Lynton, North Devon
Combe Park Lodge

3. Time to reconnect 

Whether you’d like to reconnect with nature, friends and family, or book in some quality ‘me time,’ a weekend break can offer just that.

For anniversaries, you could spend a few days at a romantic cottage for two. Or if your celebration calls for a big get-together of family and friends, we have over 40 cottages that can sleep eight or more people. 

If you fancy a weekend enjoying the great outdoors, pitch your tent at Low Wray campsite and spend a night under the stars.

By booking a holiday with us you're not only getting your perfect getaway, you're also helping us care for these places for generations to come.