Staycations in the UK: Our Top 4 Holiday Apartments
Staycations in the UK: Our Top 4 Holiday Apartments
Will they? Won’t they? Who knows whether the borders will be open to facilitate that glamourous summer holiday you’ve been dreaming of since March 2020. Luckily for us Brits, leaving the country isn’t quite an essential prerequisite for a postcard-worthy white sand beach vacation, a picturesque woodland escape, or an action-packed city break. The good old fashioned staycation is making its return, and we have the best holiday apartments in the United Kingdom ready to book today. Read on to discover some of our favourites, and get planning the holiday you’ve been craving for a year!
Exchange Building Apartments
Bournemouth holiday apartments are hot property for the summer months of 2021 – and it comes as little surprise. Consistently voted as having some of the best beaches in the UK, the city appears to belong on the quaint coast of Italy as opposed to southern England. Coupling beautiful open stretches of golden sand with a fast-paced city lifestyle, Bournemouth truly is a destination that offers everything a holiday maker could desire on a staycation.
Exchange Buildings Apartments in Bournemouth situate guests within comfortable reach of both the coast and the town centre, making for a perfect base when enjoying all that the city has to offer. With a range of bright, stylish and spacious accommodation options available, these inviting apartments provide guests with a relaxing, comfortable experience – the perfect setting for a summer staycation.
With both one and two bedroom apartments available, couples and families alike are able to embrace the ideal home-from-home atmosphere, and tackle the holiday city of Bournemouth head on. In terms of an area bucket list, the Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth pier are nearby, both famous attractions recognised country-wide and perfect locations to spend a day on your staycation. The city also offers beaches of all shapes and sizes, naturally providing a range of beautiful coastline walks, up there with the best in Europe.
The Scottish Highlands are often overlooked as a holiday destination due to the testy climate and lack of transport connections, but in truth it might well be one of the most stunning locations in the UK. The prepossessing lands are not lost on Hollywood, with plenty of famous films featuring the Highland settings, including Harry Potter, Skyfall and A Space Odyssey. Although often identifying as north east, the Highland fault line falls just north of Stonehaven, making Aberdeen geologically part of the Highlands.
Situated in a renovated 19th century Victorian church, these striking apartments feature colossal stained glass windows and perfectly preserved 19th-century architecture that offers a culturally significant representation of historical Scottish design from that era. One, two and three bedroom apartments are all available to let, making the property ideal for lone travellers and group staycationers alike. Visitors have the option of travelling inland towards the vast, scenic lands of Cairngorms national park, or exploring 165 miles of Aberdeen coastline – rated as one of the most aesthetically pleasing coastlines in the world.
The apartments themselves offer fully equipped kitchens, living areas with plenty of space, and comfortable bedrooms to create the perfect staycation experience in a holiday apartment. Delightfully designed throughout, the units are complete with modern furnishings and conveniences, with a range of shops, bars and restaurants also handily available nearby.
SACO Bath – St James’ Parade
In the interest of diversification, we next set our sights on a holiday apartment further in-shore. Bath is a city of pleasure and relaxation – known as an area of wellbeing since Roman times. If a calming and charming location suits your idea of an ideal staycation, Bath may well be the best area in the UK to enjoy a blissful break.
These apartments are situated in central Bath, an area surrounded by a plethora of historically notable attractions. Only a stone’s throw from the world-famous Roman baths and Theatre Royal, described by the Theatres Trust as "One of the most important surviving examples of Georgian theatre architecture”, staycationers could not be better located to discover the fascinating stories that Bath has to tell.
The SACO Bath apartments are stylish in nature, set in an artistically restored Georgian terrace and featuring Italian designer furniture throughout. Queen size beds epitomise the luxury of a holiday apartment in Bath, fully equipped kitchen facilities make for an easy cooking experience at any time of the day, and gorgeous, spacious living areas offer comfort and stunning views of the surrounding area.
Prince Regent Mews Apartment
Bordering the quaint Cotswolds, the town of Cheltenham is without a doubt one of the finest areas in the United Kingdom in which to enjoy a relaxing staycation. Aptly entitled ‘the happy place’, visitors are time and again blown away by the outstanding area of natural beauty, offering both the serenity of the countryside and the lively atmosphere of a major hub of cultural activity.
Cheltenham is an area that hosts a variety of events should you book your staycation at the right time. The Cheltenham festival attracts audiences from all over the world to witness an unparalleled horse-racing spectacle, with all sorts of other events including a Literature Festival, Jazz Festival, Science Festival, Music Festival, Cricket Festival, and Food and Drink Festival all hosted on an often annual basis. Outside of large-scale events, the town is a magnificent area to spend some holiday days, with beautiful and traditional bars, pubs and restaurants all within easy reach for visitors.
The Prince Regent Mews holiday apartments in Cheltenham offer an accommodation option that is as homely as it is chic. Three cosy bedrooms, a smartly decorated living area and a fully equipped kitchen provide guests with everything they could need, providing the perfect base from which to enjoy the town. A delightful private terrace area also affords guests glorious views over the town and the bordering Cotswold area.
That concludes the list of our four favourite UK staycation apartments to try out this summer. Be sure to check out our blog on the four best destinations to holiday domestically, and visit our website to book you holiday apartment today.