If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we have found happiness in our own surroundings. As well as cherishing precious yet fleeting moments with family and friends. Longing for a holiday or staycation was certainly something on everyone’s minds. Some people got lucky and were able to appreciate a UK break between lockdown. There’s still lots of us longing to get away in Britain this year and enjoy a Great British staycation.
It’s great news that the vaccine programme is rolling out to so many people and we’ve all got eyes on Boris’ roadmap! So as we dare to dream about getting away in 2021, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of a staycation.
Avoiding airports and security checks, vaccination passports and all the stress that now accompanies overseas travel, has to be big bonus. Plus, a staycation supports our local economy and supports independent hotels, restaurants, tearooms and gift shops, to name just a few. Furthermore, a staycation is a great opportunity to discover more of what the UK has to offer holiday makers.
Read on to discover some superb hotels, B&Bs and inns that will make a great destination for a staycation this summer.
A staycation at Walnut Tree Hotel
Best known for its creamy, tangy cheddar cheese and refreshing cider, Somerset is home to the scenic Cheddar Gorge, where cheese still gets to mature nowadays!
Situated in this lovely county is The Walnut Tree Hotel, home to 34 ensuite guestrooms, a delicious restaurant and a fully stocked bar. In addition to convenient free parking, guests can also make use of the free WiFi. The team working at The Walnut Tree are fully trained to follow Covid-secure policies. And providing additional guest confidence, the attractive hotel has been officially accredited by Visit England as Good to Go. This is the new industry standard for providing Covid safe stays in the UK.
The head chef at The Walnut is Miranda Smith and her team run a high quality AA rosette winning restaurant. The menu features delicious seasonal dishes, all created from local produce. In addition, The Walnut Tree Hotel are currently offering 15% off bed and breakfast stays between June 1 and September 30 2021. That must surely whet your appetite for a Somerset staycation!
Kilmarnock Arms Hotel
Located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel is an independent hotel with a warm and friendly welcome. Boasting 19 ensuite bedrooms which retain original features from the historic building, this is where you will get to experience legendary Scottish hospitality.
The hotel has a range of standard, attic, garden view and patio rooms available to suit varying budgets and requirements. Alternatively, there are a collection of pet friendly bedrooms as well, so you can bring your dog on your staycation holiday too!
Furthermore, the on-site bar and restaurant are open and following guidelines. A team of experienced chefs cook meals to order, so guests can enjoy a delicious dining experience to remember.
Langstone Cliff Hotel
Set in a 19 acre woodland estate, overlooking the Exe Estuary and with views over the award-winning beach, if it’s a coastal staycation that ticks your box, you’ll want to read on!
Langstone Cliff Hotel is built around an 18th century hunting lodge. The attractive hotel offers guests lots to do as it features a heated indoor and outdoor pool, so swimming whatever the weather is an added bonus! In addition, Langstone offers a tennis court, spa facilities, a snooker room and a children’s play area too. And yes, your four-legged friend is welcome to join you and your family on this staycation too!
The hotel’s can boast a talented head chef creating menus to suit all seasons and proudly using locally sourced and organic produce. Dining is such a big part of any getaway so whether you opt to dine al fresco or in the restaurant, the experience will not disappoint.
The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms
A warm and friendly welcome greets guests at this pet-friendly accommodation in Holmes Chapel. Each guest room at The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms offers a rustic and homely feel. Perfect for kicking back and enjoying a staycation in the glorious countryside. Along with a flat screen TV, the rooms have a kettle so you’re free to make a warm beverage whenever you fancy. Plus there are ample walks in the area for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy. If you’re looking for a rambling staycation, The Vicarage is ideal.
The Vicarage has a restaurant and bar serving British seasonal menus, cocktails, wines and local beers. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of the hotel for a bite to eat!
Located on the doorstep of central London, Craven House in is almost the neighbour to the famous Hampton Court Palace! This stunning location is great; it’s far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city but close enough to travel into.
These modern and luxurious apartments are spacious and allow for a touch of luxury in a home from home style stay.
The apartments feature fully stocked kitchens so you have all the cutlery, crockery and pans for self-catering. Alternatively, there are ample restaurants nearby that offer a range of menu options. Plus you can of cause, travel into London where the restaurant choice is endless.
Situated directly opposite Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace and on the banks of the River Thames, it’s a tranquil and historic atmosphere that awaits guests. And if you want to discover more about the palace and its magnificent gardens, guided tours can be arranged.
So now we’ve got you in the mood for a staycation, we have over 2.3 million hotels on our website ready for you to browse at your leisure! Alternatively, contact the Infotel team today on 01775 843417, Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 5:30pm. We can help you find that ultimate staycation location – and our service is free too!