We’ll take many things away from the year 2020 – some good, and some not-so-good – but ‘staycation’ is definitely one of the year’s buzzwords. It’s everywhere. (We also like ‘holistay’ but that doesn’t seem to have caught on). Simply put, we’re all taking a little more time to explore our home turf – whether that’s because we’re not loving the back-and-forth of the Government’s quarantine list, we’re not comfortable travelling abroad just yet, or myriad of other reasons. But now we’re really starting to appreciate getting to know the coasts, forests and chocolate-box towns of our beloved UK. And so we should. We’ve got so much on our back doorstep, from the white-sand beaches of Devonshire to the gnarly hills in the Lake District, and the castle-dotted countryside of Scotland… staycations are definitely here to stay.
Where to go on your staycation holiday
England: From gorgeous sandy coastlines to medieval cities, the landscapes of England offer up a different kind of staycation every time. Whether you’re down for hiking mountains, tanning on the beach or delving into the history of bygone eras, England has it all.
Scotland: Scotland is a playground for adventurers and explorers, with a vast amount of rolling countryside, deserted coast, historic ruins and adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activities like kayaking and bouldering. Or if its charming cities and towns you’re after, its got those too.
Wales: With surroundings that look like they’ve been plucked straight from a postcard, you’re never far away from a picture-perfect scene in Wales. Stunning mountain ranges, protected wilderness and lush forests take over the landscapes, scattered with ancient ruins, historic houses and fringed by a rugged coastline.
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Why we love staycation holidays?
- You can get there in your own time. No rushing around, no airport security, no plane schedules.
- You can travel there sustainably – you can pretty much get a train to most places in the UK.
- The whole family can go. It’s a lot easier to get Grandma/Grandpa to go somewhere in the UK than in a plane to another country.
- Sometimes, you can even bring your four-legged friend (we have dog-friendly properties).
- Staycations are a lot more budget-friendly and can even be done over a weekend.
Why stay with us?
Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked villas in the UK have this in spades.
We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking villas that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, our villas are 100% family-friendly, and have the ‘wow’ factor.
Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.
Best staycation destinations
Hiking staycations: Snowdonia, Lake District, Highlands, Brecon Beacons
Beach staycations: Devon, Cornwall, Sussex
Historic staycations: Edinburgh, Yorkshire, Northumberland
Countryside staycations: Cotswolds, Loch Lomond, Suffolk, Dorset
Foodie staycations: New Forest, Suffolk
Golfing staycations: Highlands, Suffolk, Lake District, Cotswolds, Devon, Somerset