Secret Staycation Destinations
Think you’ve left it too late to book your summer staycation?
With holiday bookings continuing to sell out in the most popular UK destinations, Love Home Swap is revealing the secret staycation destinations that holidaymakers should put on their ‘must see’ list for life after lockdown.
From the loveliest leafy suburbs to undiscovered coasts and ancient villages, take your pick from these lesser-known UK destinations to inspire your summer staycation.
Luxury barn with indoor pool in Suffolk
This unique barn is the perfect setting for those seeking a relaxing and luxurious escape. The barn has an indoor resistance swimming pool and hot tub and features a large, open-plan living space with stunning views over the rolling hills.
With a modern yet rustic design, other features include a home cinema, a wood-fired pizza oven and an outdoor lounge. The surrounding area has lovely walks and the barn is perfectly located to easily explore the countryside and heritage coastline.
Stunning waterfront property in Portree, Scotland
With luxurious interiors in one of Scotland’s most breathtaking locations, this gorgeous home is right at the heart of the action in the pretty town of Portree.
Pastel-coloured houses surround the bustling port – and with the most spectacular views from every window in the home, you’ll be able to see herons, seals and even dolphins. If you fancy venturing onto the open sea, boat tours (which leave from opposite the house) will provide you with the chance to spot whales and white-tailed eagles.
Old country farmhouse in County Durham
Built in the 19th century, this picturesque five-bedroom farmhouse is ideal for anyone looking for countryside walks from the door, plus peace and quiet!
Seamlessly combining traditional features with stylish décor, the home has a magnificent AGA, multiple open coal fires and restored brickwork – and it’s pet-friendly, with a secure garden and outdoor kennels. Nearby, there are lots of fantastic day-trip options including Durham City, Barnard Castle and Hadrian’s Wall.
Stylish Oxfordshire home
This stunning family home sits on the edge of the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire and is just a short drive to Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford- upon-Avon. Boasting a large garden with a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool, the home has stunning views of Shutford village and the countryside beyond.
Guests will also benefit from the cinema room, a separate garden room with kitchen and shower, and a huge kitchen area – making this the perfect place to kick back and relax.
Elegant home in the leafy suburbs of Lancaster
Only a stone’s throw from the outstanding beauty of the Lake District, this beautiful period property is ideally located for countryside pursuits and sightseeing. Choose to relax in the peaceful scenic surroundings or take a day trip to the beach – Morecambe Bay is only a fifteen-minute drive!
Missing the city? No problem, because the vibrant city of Lancaster (with its many restaurants and great shopping options) is just a ten-minute walk away. Stylishly designed, this spacious home is full of character and includes all the mod cons you could possibly need for a well-deserved break.
Traditional English cottage in undiscovered Somerset
This country cottage is tucked away in a tiny hamlet in an unspoilt and relatively undiscovered part of Somerset. Built from stone, this cosy home has unique features that will make your staycation feel like a home-away-from-home.
On cooler evenings, cosy up next to the log burner, or when the sun is out, make use of the BBQ and pizza oven on the outside decking. Severn Estuary Beach is just one-mile from the cottage and the Quantock Hills (which are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) are a short drive away – making this the perfect spot for an active break.
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