Beach huts in Abersoch

10 Reasons to Choose a Staycation in 2023

With delayed and cancelled flights regularly making the headlines this year, there’s never been a better time to book a staycation. Travelling within the UK means that your holiday will get off to a stress-free start, while our cottages promise a luxury stay with all your home comforts. Whether it’s your first UK holiday or you’ve caught the bug for exploring what’s on your own doorstep, here are 10 reasons to choose a staycation in 2023.

Queue To Check In In Airport

1. No waiting at airports

A holiday in the UK means that you will save yourself the stress of hoping and praying that your flight won’t be cancelled in these uncertain times. Avoiding the airport also means no time-consuming forms to fill in to comply with the latest travel guidelines.

And, let’s be honest, being a couple of hours into a UK adventure instead of spending a couple of hours queuing and checking departure screens is very appealing, isn’t it?

Dogs Playing Together on a sandy Beach

2. Pet-friendly travel

If you want to take your four-legged friends with you on your well-earned break, it’s not a problem. Luxury Cottages has a large number of dog-friendly cottages to choose from – no pet passports required!

These cottages have enclosed gardens where your furry bestie can run around and play. Many cottages also provide water bowls, beds and treats too. Plus, they’ve all been chosen for their close proximity to great places for walkies from dog-friendly beaches to rolling countryside.

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3. No luggage restrictions

Want to take your bikes, canoes, surfboards, golf clubs, fishing rods, or whatever it is that makes you tick? You can easily do so on a staycation. Just pop them on the roof rack and away you go.

All you’ll have to think about is how you’re going to spend the money you’ve saved on additional baggage fees that an airline would charge. New wetsuit anyone?

Cobbled streets at Catherines Hill on a sunny evening.

4. You are supporting local businesses

It’s good to give back and by holidaying in the UK you can help local businesses. Every time you shop for groceries at local markets or the corner deli or you eat out at a neighbourhood café or restaurant, you’ll be putting money into the UK economy.

All the more reason to treat yourself to a slap-up meal, a few drinks at the local pub or that lovely hand-knitted jumper you’ve had your eye on in one of the independent boutiques.

Modern German Train Traveling At Sunset

5. It’s more climate friendly

With climate change set to remain a hot topic, you might find yourself asking what more you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Going on holiday by car, or by using public transport, instead of an aeroplane cuts down fuel and emissions massively. Every little helps.

The Manor exterior in the evening

6. More affordable for families and large groups

Travelling abroad with a large group of family and friends can work out expensive once you’ve factored in travel fares, accommodation, transfers, food, drinks and activities.

Holidaying in the UK in one of our large cottages is very cost effective for groups. Many of these cottages are equipped with a range of entertainment options too, including Netflix, games consoles and garden games, for activities that won’t cost you a penny.

Family Crossing River Whilst Hiking In UK Lake District

7. Easier for travelling with children

If you’ve got children, planning and packing to get your brood abroad can seem daunting. Bundling everything you may – or may not, as it might turn out – need into the boot of your car is super convenient.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about negotiating a busy airport with little ones or dealing with them falling asleep just as you’re about to board your midnight departure!

Choose a UK destination with a short travel time by car and you’ll see how much easier and less stressful a family staycation can be.

Seven Sisters chalk cliffs by the sea

8. Discover the UK Heritage and landscape

Make this year a year of exploring the UK. From stunning national parks and historical landmarks to an array of beaches, there is plenty to see and do in the UK.

Stop putting off seeing the places you said you’ll visit ‘one day’ and go now. Why not tick off some bucket list adventures as you go? How about reaching the summit of Mount Snowdon, learning to surf down in Devon or staying in a castle in Scotland?

Fowey, Cornwall, UK - May 5, 2018: View Across The River To Fowe

9. Easier for short breaks

Travelling in the UK offers flexibility. You can be more spontaneous as less planning is required. So, if you find yourself with a free weekend coming up or you’ve seen the weather forecast is going to be fantastic later in the week and fancy getting away last-minute, it’s possible.

Serenity Retreat in the evening light

10. More accessible

Choosing the UK for an accessible holiday is a wise move. If you or a member of your travel group is looking for an accessible property without compromising on luxury, we can help.

One of our favourite wheelchair-friendly cottages is Serenity Retreat in south Devon. This award-winning, architect-designed house has an accessibility rating of M1 and M2 from Visit England and is exquisitely presented. There’s a ground-floor, accessible bedroom with an en-suite, while the views of Dartmoor National Park from the wraparound balcony are amazing.

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If you have any questions about any of our cottages or if you’d like some help with your booking, you are very welcome to get in touch with us.

We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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