We’ll all be eager to escape the routine of everyday life as the nights get lighter and the days get warmer. Staycations are the biggest holiday trend of 2021, and why not join in with your own UK holiday break this summer? We’ve collected some of our favourite holiday lodges in some of the Great British countryside’s most picturesque locations, ideal for a romantic getaway or a big family summer holiday break.
Cottages With Hot Tubs For Summer Holidays
Granary Lodge, Lincolnshire Wolds
This modern family lodge is the perfect destination for a rural summer holiday. Set in the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds, Granary Lodge features a stylish kitchen and a comfortable lounge area, as well as two large and bright double bedrooms. You’ll adore the splendour of this holiday home, with the entrance to the estate featuring a formal courtyard layout. In the evenings, why not enjoy a drink on the patio, or take a dip in the relaxing hot tub?
And of course, if you want to keep busy during the lovely long days of your summer holiday, there’s lots to do – you’re only a few miles from both the renowned antique shops of Horncastle and the unspoilt Georgian buildings of Louth. Lincoln is the ideal distance for a day out, with time to tour the spectacular cathedral and the famous castle. And if the kids are dying to go to the seaside, the sandy beaches of Skegness and Mablethorpe are a short drive away, too.
Byre Cottage, Kent
Live the countryside dream with this gorgeous pet-friendly holiday lodge on the outskirts of Canterbury. Byre Cottage holds a wealth of character on the outside and in, with many of the original features preserved. Step into the cosy living room and find original beams and a lovely dining area overlooking the gardens of the estate. Make your morning cup of tea in the rustic kitchen, then take it back up to bed with you via the charming winding staircase. The bedroom is built into the eaves of this converted barn and features an amazing balcony to enjoy an evening glass of wine together. Relax in the hot tub, or book in with the estate’s personal massage therapist if you really want to unwind for your summer holiday.
Close by is the stunning city of Canterbury and its 11th Century cathedral, as well as the town of Whitstable, famous for its oysters. If you fancy it, this cottage is close enough to both Dover and the Channel Tunnel that you could fit in a day trip to France, too.
Robin’s Lodge,Lake District
Kick back and relax in this pet-friendly summer holiday lodge for four. Robin’s Lodge, tucked on the edge of the Lake District, has notes of traditional charm with all of the mod-cons for a nice relaxing holiday. Get your holiday home as cosy as possible with the wood-burner and cook up a delicious meal in the kitchen. As you curl up on the sofa with one of the provided books, kids will have fun bouncing on the bunk beds.
Try out the lovely big hot tub in the patio area and observe glorious views across the Cumbrian countryside towards Scotland. There’s enough to explore in the 23 acres of grounds, including an array of wildlife to spot. If you do want to venture further, there’s the endless wonders of the Lake District and the old city of Carlisle, only 13 miles away.
Cuckoo Hill Lodge, Elan Valley
This quirky modern family lodge is the perfect base for you to explore mid-Wales’ lovely Elan Valley. Be welcomed into this holiday home’s open-plan living space by the lounge’s pink-and-yellow décor highlights, and settle down on the squishy sofa for the first cup of tea of your summer holiday. Sit at the breakfast bar and enjoy a home-cooked meal made in the contemporary kitchen, or take your feast to the outdoor patio or picnic benches to gaze over the spectacular scenery of Powys. Have an evening drink in the bubbling hot tub on the patio, then snuggle down in one of the three friendly and colourful bedrooms.
This lodge is pet-friendly, so you can take your dogs with you to explore the rolling hills and the hiking trails of the Elan Valley. Or visit the many attractions dotted around the area. The Red Kite feeding and rehabilitation centre is great for kids and adults alike, Gilfach nature reserve has an abundance of pretty rapids and waterfalls, and the spa town of Llandrindod Wells is only 12 miles away.
The Gatehouse, Pembrokeshire
This glorious modern lodge is a coastal idyll for any nature-mad family. The Gatehouse cottage’s biggest charm is undoubtedly its incredible Pembrokeshire sea views. Settle down on the leather sofas in the bright living room, or throw open the French doors and step out onto the balcony. That blue horizon is there to gaze upon, right on the doorstep of your holiday let.
If you can tear your eyes away from the views, you can also enjoy the stylish, well-equipped kitchen and choose between the two comfortable double bedrooms. Whether you want a drink and a chat on the lovely balcony or to take a dip in the large hot tub in the gravelled patio area, this property has it all. And of course, you’re only steps away from the National Park Pembrokeshire coastline. Wander through secluded coves, test out your watersports skills, and sample the pretty eateries in the villages of Laugharne and Abercorran.