The trend for ‘staycations’ is certainly on the rise, with top British destinations enjoying an increase in visitors over recent years – a combined 51% in the top five hot spots since 2010.
Cornwall is the favourite UK getaway for the fifth year running, with one in five Brits opting for cream teas, surfing and rolling Cornish countryside as their getaway of choice in 2015.
If you’re planning to enjoy a coastal staycation this summer, make sure you check out our webpage Holidays By The Beach, or perhaps go for a location a little off the beaten track to absorb the best of the West Country’s stunning countryside away from the crowds – click on the following link to search live availability West Country Cottages.
Here is a small selection of holiday homes which may tempt you to staycation!
Bramble Cottage in Shillingford is surrounded by glorious green rolling hills yet just 15 miles from the sandy beach at Minehead – sleeping 2.
Peacehaven is a lovely, detached house situated just 150 yards from Sand Bay and only 4 miles from Weston super Mare – sleeping 5.
The Dairy near Cheddar is a 260 year old property, which has been sympathetically converted to create a light, airy and charming cottage – sleeping 4.
Jenny’s Cottage at Pendeen is an attractive barn conversion located about ten miles west of St Ives and just half a mile from the North Cornish coast – sleeping 2.
Sunny Mount is a stunning Victorian terraced townhouse in the heart of the beautiful seaside resort of Teignmouth, South Devon – sleeping 11.
Molly’s Cottage is a perfect holiday hideaway, set in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, surrounded by beautiful gardens and with use of an outdoor heated swimming pool – sleeping 6.
Springfield Cottage is a charming, detached cottage set on the outskirts of the village of Norton St Philip, just 7 miles from Bath – sleeping 2.
The Mill House, Mousehole is a detached, 18th century, Grade II listed cottage, ideally situated in the heart of the village – sleeping 5.
Larch View, a modern bungalow filled with character, is situated in the contemporary village of Moorhaven in South Devon – sleeping 7.
Forestoke Linhay is a traditionally furnished detached, barn conversion situated on a small, working farm on the edge of Holne on Dartmoor, South Devon – sleeping 4.
Old Lyn Cottage is in a wonderful location right next to the River Lyn in Lynmouth which is located on the northern edge of the Exmoor National Park – sleeping 4.
Visitors to Surridge Farmhouse near Taunton will be stepping back in time when they stay at this stunning Grade II listed detached farmhouse – sleeping 9.
Harbour View Retreat is an idyllic, romantic hideaway with fantastic views of Brixham harbour and private parking – sleeping 2.
Pebble Walk is a stylish town house arranged over three floors, with views across to Watchet Beach, Somerset – sleeping 6.
Westcott in Corfe Castle is a wonderful 16th century detached cottage, situated in one of Dorset’s most picturesque and desirable locations – sleeping 7.
Jordan House is an historic, character property situated up a hill on the edge of the old village of Boscastle in North Cornwall – sleeping 4.
The Old Cart Shed at Rockbourne in the New Forest is full of character and situated on a working beef and arable farm – sleeping 6