How and Where to Staycation in the South West

Staycation is thriving and this is predicted to continue into 2019…

How will you staycation this summer?

The combination of the scorching British summer in 2018 and the uncertainty of the UK economy has meant the staycation is thriving and this is predicted to continue into 2019.

Staying closer to home and exploring the wonders of the UK is the new alternative to chasing the sun abroad. The savings made by choosing to holiday in the UK allows holidaymakers to divulge in the luxurious and once in a lifetime accommodation that may not be affordable elsewhere. 

Airbnb has recorded that of the sites out of 2.8 million guests, domestic travellers make up to 53 percent. 

As holidaying at home is on the rise, 2019 looks to be an even busier year for the leisure and tourism industry. With this in mind we have selected our top south west locations and staycation trends for your next UK holiday.

Glamping in Cornwall

In past years we have witnessed the popularity of camping holidays, and its appeal to tear us away from the stresses of real life and envelop us in our natural surroundings, but more recently it has evolved into something greater, offering customers five star accommodation in some of the countries most remote and precious landscapes.

Cornwall has long been a classic UK holiday destination with its white sandy beaches, unique seaside charm and vast array of activities. It is a popular choice for relaxing in a luxurious yurt surrounded by the magnificent south west countryside.

Cosy Rentals in Dorset

The trend of luxury cabin holidays are definitely on the rise. Where once the phrase ‘log cabin’ would have conjured up the idea of cold nights and makeshift beds, they are now associated with relaxed and cosy nights in front of a log fire. Many cabins now include additional luxurious features to make your stay even more enjoyable such as a private hot tub. 

Dorset is renowned for its Jurrasic coast with its rock formations showing millions of years of geological history. Two prominent natural landmarks are Durdle Door, an ancient stone arch, and the layered cliffs at nearby Lulworth Cove attract tourists from all over the country. For UK staycations  many people are becoming interested in exploring.  Breaks tailored about hiking and walking are evidence of this. Dorset provides the most breathtaking coastal walks to engage with the valuable history this stretch of south west coast has to offer. 

Countryside Cottages

Ever since Cameron Diaz swapped her hectic LA lifestyle for an idyllic countryside cottage in the hit film ‘The Holiday’, picturesque cottage staycations have become a bucket list must. On the outskirts of the South West of England lies a recognised area of outstanding beauty, the Cotswolds, covering almost 800 square miles and boasting more than 3000 miles of footpaths, bridleways, ancient woodlands and wildflower meadows. Unsurprisingly this landscape provides a rich harvest of local cheeses, meats and drinks appearing prominently on the menus of gastro pubs, old inns, colourful cafes and fine dining restaurants. Rural cottage staycations enable inner-city citizens to experience a getaway that meets our expectation of a traditional English countryside retreat.

Unique Air BnB Rentals

More and more unique and affordable rentals are up for grabs for the more adventurous traveller and the ease of booking a getaway via air bnb is becoming increasingly popular. Dealing directly with the host appeals to those who are looking for that authentic experience they can cherish.

‘Seaspray’ pictured in the image above is a moored boat situated in the middle of a privately owned field in Atherington, North Devon. The exclusivity of the Devon cider orchard and 23ft sailing boat offers customers the seclusion urban dwellers yearn for. In addition to its unique character it is also a dog friendly site, a staycation requirement for many holidaymakers.