This year, explore what's on your doorstep by taking an amazing Staycation in the UK. The latest family holiday trend! Here are a selection of handpicked cottages and lodges with hot tubs, ideal for a family May half term break or summer getaway.
We know our little explorers love to get out there and explore and while travel abroad is restricted it's the ideal time to discover UK family breaks.
Sardis Chapel 1
Situated on the beautiful island of Anglesey, Sardis Chapel 1 is the perfect cottage for exploring the North West Wales. Sleeping eight there is plenty of room for a large family, yet the open plan living and dining area keeps the social aspect of the holiday flowing. Sit around the wood burning fire with your morning coffee or an after dinner drink.
Alternatively, retreat to the back garden to relax in the hot tub after a long day out discovering all that Anglesey has to offer. Enjoy the stunning Malltraeth pool as well as the long sweeping beaches and forest walks just on the doorstep. Venture further afield to Cable Bay or try your hand at water sports at Rhosneigr. With so much to offer in the immediate area and the cottage’s modern yet cosy feel, Sardis Chapel 1 will make a staycation to remember.
If a cottage isn’t your thing why not rent one of the brilliant lodges at Lower Fishpools. These pet friendly lodges, sleeping four, are sure to feel like home after just the week long May half term. Make the most of the natural views surrounding the lodges from the hot tub or while having a barbecue dinner. The interior decoration of the lodges give them the feel of an old farmhouse, superb for making you feel settled in during your stay.
Located in Mid Wales this site is ideal for getting back into nature. Use the dark nights to stargaze from the hot tub and during the day soak up the luscious green surrounding Lower Fishpools Lodges. Enjoy walking and cycling through Radnor Forest, keeping your eyes open for the wildlife that resides there. Or, take a short drive to the towns of Knighton and Presteigne and experience the architecture of these traditional Welsh settlements.
Looking for something that will be a hit with the kids? Why not stay in a castle this May half term? Set in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales, Castle Keep at Stanhope Castle has everything required for an action packed staycation. Not only is Castle Keep impressive from the outside, the sauna and hot tub will undoubtably be highlights of your stay. Immerse yourself in history from the back yard by surrounding yourself with battlements and brickwork that will take you back in time.
If you can tear yourself away from the cottage the surrounding area boasts a range of activities. Walk through the dramatic countryside home to Hadrian’s Wall or head into the city of Durham to visit its castle and cathedral. If you fancy some retail therapy make your way to the metro centre, housing more than 300 shops and an Odeon cinema. Dip your toe into the Lake District National Park on a day long excursion before returning back to Castle Keep and winding down in this quirky cottage.
These contemporary lodges located in rural Shropshire will make for a May half term or summer break to remember. Each lodge is surrounded by woodland and are home to a large deck and a hot tub so that you can make the most of the surrounding nature. Read a book in the afternoon sun while listening to the birds sing from the treetops.
This area is a walkers paradise thanks to the unspoiled countryside surrounding the site. However, the area is also dotted with quaint villages and national trust sites such as the brilliant Oswestry. Take a trip to the Ironbridge Gorge, or even head across the border into Wales for a full day out. Henlle Hall Woodland Lodges make a wonderful haven for those families looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
This incredible property in Kent is perfect for a large family looking for a spacious cottage during their staycation. With its striking turrets, Hop House will have your attention from the get go. Feel completely at home in the rustic comfort of the cottage boasting exposed wood beams and gorgeous wooden floors.
The spacious back garden will be a hive of activity in the warmth of the day, whether you decide to dine alfresco or just want to sunbathe on the grass. As the cool evening comes take a dip in the hot tub before retreating indoors, where the open plan living areas allow for games and storytelling to continue well into the night. Why not discover what the local area has to offer by taking a trip into Canterbury or the ex-industrial town of Sittingbourne. Make the most of family time this May half term at the excellent Hop House.