The 10 Best Staycation Locations

Country charm and coastal delights… Our ultimate UK guide

1. Poplar Hall, near Southwold, Suffolk

Two luxury self-catering cottages (one sleeps two, the other up to six) in the grounds of a 16th-century thatched house, the holiday homes are stylish, comfortable and fully equipped. Nestled away in the tiny rural hamlet of Frostenden, surrounded by beautiful countryside, the beach at Southwold is just over three miles away. A perfect haven for bird and wildlife lovers., 01502 578549,

2. The Hayloft at Chislet, near Canterbury, Kent

An award-winning thatched barn nestled away down a quiet lane, this idyllic location will seem a million miles away from your busy lifestyle. The Hayloft offers stylish self-catering accommodation for up to six people and is about eight miles from historic Canterbury and its magnificent cathedral. 01227 860551

3. Cadborough Farm, Rye, Sussex.

Four luxury cottages set in peaceful location a mile from the medieval town of Rye. Each cottage can accommodate two people only and one small dog.There is ample parking, and walks with wonderful panoramic views. 01797 225 426

4. Creekside Cottages, Cornwall

Located in some of the best areas along Cornwall’s south coast, with some just yards from the seashore, Creekside has properties that sleep up to 10 people, and some allow dogs. 01326 375972

5. Harbour Court, Porthmadog, Gwynedd

Four charming properties, any of which would make an ideal base for exploring nearby Snowdonia National Park. The cottages all sit in a pleasant location on the harbourside. The spectacular Portmeirion village and gardens are just three miles. 01766 819208

6. Dairy Cottage, Old Buckenham, Norfolk

Set within the idyllic six-acre grounds of College Farm, a pretty detached cottage with kitchen facilities, lounge, double room with ensuite, all on one level. Wi-fi, parking and guest private gardens. Tailored holiday option available with full catering. Covid-safe. 07787 512344 dairycottagenorfolk@

7. Sea Drift, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

A beautiful pied-à-terre extremely highly rated by its many Airbnb users. This two-bedroom Victorian fisherman’s cottage is tucked away in a private mews in Yarmouth’s conservation area, Sea Drift is a short walk from the harbour, the coastal path and public transport. It combines the charm of a cottage with the luxury of modern facilities for up to four people. 07876 032212

8. Culdearn House, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, Scotland

A beautiful country house hotel with six luxury bedrooms and an award-winning restaurant. Up to 20 per cent off autumn breaks in October and November. Castles, distilleries and glorious scenery all on our doorstep. 01479 872106

9. Primrose cottage, Binham, Norfolk

Deluxe bright and spacious cottage that sleeps up to seven. Beautifully furnished and fully equipped, it has a private garden with patio and lawn. It is close to the village shop and pub. Ideal for exploring the nearby towns of Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham.

01438 820261

10. Hever Castle & Gardens, Kent

Surrounded by glorious countryside, Hever Castle offers 28 beautifully appointed bedrooms. All the rooms are ensuite and individually styled with some offering four-poster beds, roll-top baths or walk in showers. All guests get complimentary access to the castle. Bed-and-breakfast and self-catering holiday cottages are also available. 01732 865224