Eight great staycation locations

Self-catering cottages and hotels for refreshing British spring breaks
1. Symondsbury Estate, Dorset

Whether you want to snuggle up by a crackling wood fire, explore the rolling countryside or the Jurassic Coast on your doorstep, enjoy sun-dappled breakfasts in your garden or pass lazy hours in the estate’s independent shops and café, Symondsbury Estate near Bridport is the ideal location. It has 11 characterful, dog-friendly cottages that can sleep two to 21 people. With marshmallowy beds and charming interiors, these secret hideaways will let you unwind in rural bliss.

symondsburyestate.co.uk, call 01308 424116 or email bookings@symondsburyestate.co.uk
2. Baa Lamb Cottage, Kent
This luxurious country cottage with panoramic views over Romney Marsh and many thoughtful touches sleeps four. Winter offer until 23 March: £499 a week, £325 for three nights, £375 for four nights. Readers will get 10% off all 2024 holidays, excluding the offer above, if booked before 1 April. Please quote 'The Lady'.

baalambcottage.co.uk, call 07801 028429 or email oldemoathouse@hotmail.com
3. Morley Hayes Hotel, Derbyshire
Experience a luxurious golf break at Morley Hayes. Indulge yourself with award-winning dining, championship golf courses and luxurious accommodation in Derbyshire’s beautiful countryside. The modern, airconditioned bedrooms, complete with Molton Brown toiletries, ensure a pampered stay. Immerse yourself in the perfect blend of relaxation and recreation. Book your unforgettable getaway today.

morleyhayes.com, call 01332 780480 or email golf@morleyhayes.com
4. Badgers, Cornwall
Discover and explore the real Cornwall: secret coves, sandy beaches, creeks, castles, coastal and country walks, and cosy pubs. This detached cottage between Falmouth and Helston sleeps four (one double, one twin) and has a wood-burning stove, Freeview TV, spacious grounds and ample parking. Dog friendly.

Call 01326 240155 or email jjholidays365@talktalk.net
5. Haven Hall Hotel, Isle of Wight
The minute you arrive at Haven Hall, you’ll see why Trip Advisor rated it one of the best small luxury hotels in the UK. Stunning sea views over lovely clifftop gardens, a pool and tennis court make this boutique hotel feel like an exotic getaway. A warm welcome awaits inside, with charming antique decor.

havenhallhotel.com or call 07914 796494
6. Old Rectory Norfolk
There are three properties available for guests on the 18-acre Old Rectory Estate near King’s Lynn: the Lodge, the Cottage and the Old Coach House.
All of them are beautifully appointed, and have their own gardens with furniture and outdoor barbecues. Guests have access to the private swimming pool during the summer, the whole site is secluded and peaceful, and overlooks its own fields and lake. The property is ideal for guests who want to get away and explore the delights of North Norfolk.

theoldrectorynorfolk.co.uk or call 07919 917091
7. Sharrington, Norfolk
Enjoy four-star comfort in this quiet cottage with a self-contained garden that sleeps two to four people. Convenient for Blakeney, Cley, Wells-Next-the-Sea. Off-peak spring/autumn rates.

Call 01263 860308 or email rosemary@kimmins1.wanadoo.co.uk
8. Windmill Court Hotel and Cottages, West Yorkshire
The Windmill Court Hotel and cottages are near Haworth, the heart of ‘Brontë Country’. The family-run hotel has ten bedrooms, all ensuite, and the two and three bedroom cottages can sleep four to eight people. Its hearty breakfasts made with local farm produce are the ideal fuel for walks in the nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park. A warm welcome awaits you.

windmillcourt.co.uk, call 01422 244941 or email info@windmillcourt.co.uk
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