It’s official. We have become a ‘Staycation Nation’ with over half of Britons choosing to take their annual summer holiday within the UK this year and 85% of us taking an average of three short UK breaks during 2018, a recent survey has confirmed.
And with the UK’s breath-taking scenery, ease of travel and the opportunity to take the whole family along, it’s no wonder that families are opting to holiday at home – after all, we do live in one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
But what will you do once you arrive at your rural retreat? Relaxing with a glass of wine may seem like the perfect moment, but there is the day to fill before you get to that point. Choosing a destination with activities in mind is a great way to ensure that the whole family is entertained while benefiting from spending time outside.
Holiday rental company Original Cottages has created an outdoors-oriented search filter to encourage holidaying in the great outdoors. From 4,500 UK holiday houses, Original Cottages has identified nearly half offering the perfect outdoors escape.
Backing up commonly understood theories, author Florence Williams writes in her book The Nature Fix about how the great outdoors is good for mind, body and mental health. From pulling out the binoculars for a spot of twitching to finding inner calm in the cut-off countryside, these seven good-for-the-soul getaways are ready to prove a point while putting a smile on your face.
Surf. Kayak. Walk. Explore.
About Original Cottages
Original Cottages is proud of its journey from humble kitchen-table beginnings in 1992 to today’s national brand. A leader in the UK holiday rental marketplace, with more than 4,200 inspected holiday cottages, we’ve made sure our unique company structure keeps the advantages of personal, local service but with countrywide reach. Proud to be family-owned and local, always finding you and yours the best places to visit and stay backed by outstanding service.
This is a collaborative post with Original Cottages.