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Staycation ideas for your next holiday

A woman and a man with a baby carrier looking out over the Jurassic Coast from Golden Cap in Dorset, on a bright summer's day
Views of the Jurassic Coast from Golden Cap in Dorset | © National Trust Images/John Miller

You don't have to travel the world to find those unique and memorable holiday moments. With so many stunning UK staycation destinations, rediscover a world of natural beauty, unique history and adventure right on your doorstep.

Venture high above the clouds to the snow-capped peaks of Snowdonia or soak up the sun on Cornwall's golden beaches. Explore coastal crags and cliffs in search of puffins and seals and uncover ancient legends in mysterious stone circles and Celtic ruins.

Whatever staycation you choose, by booking a holiday with us you help us look after these remote regions, renowned beauty spots and special places steeped in heritage.

For the special moments together

For those who want to get away with the family, spend some special time with your loved one on a romantic escape or just want to get away from it all.

Bwthyn Yr Ardd, Wales

Family staycations 

Enjoy a fun-filled family staycation at one of our cottages. Cycle through the woods, surf the waves or make the most of some family down-time surrounded by extraordinary views. Dine alfresco and stay up late to watch the stars litter the evening sky.

Old Mill Cottage, Herefordshire

Staycation for couples 

Fancy some time alone with your loved one? We've got romantic staycation ideas that are perfect for couples, from country havens to waterfront retreats and stylish coastal apartments. Experience some of the UK's prettiest coast and countryside with our romantic cottages.

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

Large holiday cottages and group getaways 

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.

Walking in Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down, Northern Ireland

For dog-friendly staycations 

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.

For the coast and countryside

For those who want to paddle barefoot in the sea, sunbathe on the warm sand or walk along the mountain tops amongst the clouds.

The exterior of Doyden House, which contains the Rumps apartment, Port Quin, Cornwall

Coastal staycations 

For a UK beach staycation like no other, our unique coastal cottages mean you can holiday to some of the nation's best coastline. With cottages by the beach, sea view apartments and cliff-top retreats, enjoy walking along sandy shores, exploring tranquil coves or moseying through seaside towns.

Two visitors walking on the shore at Derwent Water with the lake on their left and trees on their right, Lake District

Walking getaways 

Nothing beats a walking holiday in the great outdoors. That inward sense of achievement after completing a walk, discovering new landscapes and conquering high peaks. Book a stay at one of our cottages across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and set out on a rambling adventure.

The picturesque exterior of Trees, nr Ambleside, Lake District

Nature breaks 

Immerse yourself in stunning natural locations and discover the outdoors in ways you wouldn't at home. Rediscover the delights of nature from watching a simple sunrise to staring up at the stars of Orion's belt or hearing nothing but the wind, the birds and the waves.

Millbeck Towers, Cumbria

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.

For the outdoor adventures

For those who want to reconnect with nature, inspire your loved ones or learn something new about the great outdoors.

Highertown Farm Campsite, Cornwall

Camping staycations 

When it comes to camping, very few places can rival the beauty of our campsites. Discover our range of camping holidays across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and wake up surrounded by nature in some of the most idyllic places.

Camping pods at Eskdale Campsite, Cumbria

Glamping staycations 

For a bit of added comfort, glamping offers you that back-to-nature experience, with a few home comforts. With our glamping offer ranging from camping pods to safari tents and hammocks, enjoy sleeping out under the stars immersed in the great outdoors.

Durgan Wood Cottage, Cornwall

Woodland escapes 

If you're eager to reconnect with the natural world, a cottage in the woods is the perfect way to immerse yourself into the peace and quiet of the countryside. Woodlands provide a tranquil place for us to go to so we can relax amongst the wildlife no matter the season.

View of the exterior of Rothley Lakehouse and Rothley Lake

Find a staycation

Choose from over 400 unique cottages, from cabins by the sea to clifftop retreats and rustic farmhouses big enough for the entire family.