Seven reasons to choose a UK staycation

Whether you’re looking for a summer escape or a cosy winter retreat, leave your passport at home and book a staycation holiday with us. From holiday cottages for large get-togethers to somewhere you can escape to with your dogs or a holiday that's a little easier on the environment, enjoy a stress-free staycation to England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

What’s more, by booking a holiday with us, you support our work looking after these special places.

The sitting room at Welbeck Cottage, Sheffield Park and Gardens, East Sussex

New places to stay 

Every year we restore and refurbish holiday cottages, bothies and bunkhouses and campsites across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The view from the garden at Rumps, Port Quin, Cornwall

For the coast and countryside 

With vast coastlines and countryside right on our doorstep, you don’t need to travel far to see breath-taking views and an abundance of wildlife that covers our shores and land. Soak up the coast with some of the most beautiful beaches or discover hidden natural worlds within ancient woodlands and mountain valleys. All our cottages are located in great locations to explore this scenery.

The exterior of Millbeck Towers holiday cottage

For culture and history 

If you’re hoping for a holiday where you can uncover tales from the past, look no further. Our characterful holiday cottages offer the perfect staycation base for exploring the UK’s rich heritage. Stay in a cliff-top castle, wake up every day in the heart of a World Heritage Site or play Lord and Lady at a Tudor manor.

The exterior of The Lighthouse Keepers' Cottage, Lynton, Devon

For large get-togethers 

With no need to travel by plane or boat, nobody needs to miss out on a holiday when you choose a UK staycation. Whether it’s a large family holiday or a celebration with friends, we’ve got a variety of holiday cottages from lighthouses to medieval manors and farmhouses that are perfect for a memorable staycation together.

A visitor enjoying the sunset on the beach at Lansallos, Cornwall

For a dog-friendly holiday 

The perfect break away doesn’t mean having to leave your four-legged friend behind. Let them jump through the waves as you walk along the beach or find the biggest stick to carry on a muddy woodland walk. With over 160 dog-friendly cottages, there are plenty of places to visit and loads of outdoor adventures for your pup to have on a staycation holiday.

Pods at Castle Ward Caravan Park, Northern Ireland

For outdoor adventures 

How would you fancy watching the sunrise over a mountain or spending a night sleeping under the stars in a nature reserve? Whether you want to pitch a tent or stay in the comfort of a camping pod, safari tent or caravan, we've got places in beautiful locations across the UK. So grab your camping gear, pack your walking boots and head out to discover the great outdoors.

The solar panels at Longstone Cottage, Mottistone, Isle of Wight

For an eco-friendly holiday 

Enjoy a more sustainable staycation when you book one of our eco-friendly cottages that doesn’t compromise on comfort or style. We’re working hard to make it easier for you to have a holiday that has a lower environmental impact from solar panels to eco radiators and electric car charging points.

The sitting/dining room at The Mill Cottage, Devon

For the comforts of home 

Enjoy being in your own space while you dine alfresco in the privacy of the garden or snuggle down by the roaring fire as you watch a film. If you choose one of our cottages with Wi-Fi, you won't have any problems staying in touch with friends and family. With stylish furnishings and modern touches, our cosy holiday cottages will bring a touch of home comforts to your staycation break.

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Go on a holiday at one of our places and you’ll not just have a trip filled with special memories, but you’ll help us care for these places well into the future.