Can’t wait to get away and explore a new location in the UK? Here are 22 of the best staycations to book in 2022. From the coastal delights of Whitby to the rural surroundings of Aberystwyth, you’re bound to find somewhere new to add to your ‘must-see’ list with these popular locations.
1. Fossil Cottage
Best for: Heading straight down to the beach in the morning
Fossil Cottage is a Grade II Listed home, nestled within Whitby’s scenic Old Town. Just a short walk from the iconic 199 Steps and the town’s bustling beach, this cosy two-bedroom cottage is perfectly positioned for you to explore the many attractions within this lovely seaside resort.
2. Windermere View Lodge
Best for: Soaking up the lovely views of Windermere Lake
A snug two-bedroom cabin with room for up to four guests, Windermere View Lodge is a wonderful base for family holidays in the stunning Lake District National Park. Just a short stroll from the edge of the gorgeous lake in Windermere, you’ll have all the amenities and attractions of this scenic town right at your doorstep.
3. Log Cabin in Cumbria
Best for: Getting some hiking in during your stay
Situated less than four miles from the pretty town of Keswick, the one-bedroom Log Cabin in Cumbria lets you get back to basics and enjoy nature at its finest. Soak your cares away in the private hot tub, or head out into the hills with your four-legged friend at your side – it’s dog-friendly too!
4. River Lodge
Best for: Spending quality time with family
The spacious four-bedroom River Lodge is conveniently located beside the River Rothay and is just a short walk from the village of Ambleside. Sleeping up to eight guests, it’s a fabulous location for family holidays or a getaway with your closest friends.
Best for: Making the most of the gorgeous sea views
Who needs to jet off anywhere when the views are as good as those from Shorewaters? This stunning three-bedroom cottage boasts a decked roof terrace and a private balcony for you to soak up those dreamy vistas across Bideford’s coast in total peace and quiet.
6. Hope Hall Barn
Best for: Enjoying picnics on the lawn
Hope Hall Barn is a delightful two-bedroom cottage in Shrewsbury. Brimming with traditional charm and character, it’s such a great place for families to enjoy some time away. If the sun is shining, head out into the large enclosed garden for lunches and picnics together. Raining? Cosy up in front of the toasty log burner instead.
7. The Haven
Best for: Having the town of Scarborough at your doorstep
The Haven is a luxury two-bedroom apartment within easy reach of Scarborough’s bustling streets where an array of bars, restaurants and pubs await. This contemporary retreat overlooks the town’s pretty gardens – such a lovely view to look over with your morning coffee!
8. Richmond Cottage
Best for: Unwinding in the gorgeous wood-fired hot tub
Seeking complete solace and seclusion? Cottage in North Yorkshire might just be what you’re looking for. This tranquil two-bedroom cottage in Richmond is set within an expansive country estate, with open fields and woodlands as far as the eye can see. Oh – and not to mention a bubbling wood-fired hot tub for you to enjoy those views from.
Best for: Exploring the surrounding Welsh countryside
Caecrwn is a sweet three-bedroom cottage in the peaceful surroundings of Brecon. Nestled within 23 acres of private farmland, you’ll find little in the way of distractions here – just what you need to really unwind and make the most of your time away.
10. Barn in North Devon
Best for: Enjoying an unforgettable break with friends
The contemporary five-bedroom Barn in North Devon is perfect for large groups, accommodating up to ten guests in total. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply in need of a good get-together, the private hot tub, wine cooler and spacious lounge in this cottage in Barnstaple are sure to please – among many other fabulous features.
11. 1 Water’s Edge
Best for: Experiencing the complete tranquillity of this cosy lodge
The aptly-named 1 Water’s Edge is a two-bedroom lodge in Looe, sitting beside the calm waters of the Stonerush Lakes. Blending contemporary features with traditional rustic charm, it’s a lovely base for those planning a weekend of adventure amid Cornwall’s scenic heart.
12. Min Afon
Best for: Enjoying a few competitive games of billiards in the games room!
A former woollen mill that has since been transformed into a spacious four-bedroom home in Corwen, Min Afon is a great setting for family holidays. After a day exploring the local countryside, you can head back to the games room to unwind.
13. Vine Cottage
Best for: Celebrating a special occasion with your family
Vine Cottage is a four-bedroom retreat, less than ten miles from the city centre of York. This characterful cottage is full of luxury features; from the traditional Aga in the kitchen to the sunken jacuzzi tub in the master ensuite – not to mention the private gym and games room!
14. Horizon Spa
Best for: Watching the stars from the comfort of your own private hot tub
Horizon Spa is a stylish two-bedroom lodge in the peaceful setting of Matlock. Perfect for romantic weekends or a girls getaway, it boasts a bubbling hot tub, a king-sized master bedroom with a private ensuite bathroom, as well as a soaking tub for added luxury.
15. Barn in South Cornwall
Best for: Enjoying a cosy weekend break with the whole clan!
Just outside the market town of Liskeard, Barn in South Cornwall is a cosy two-bedroom cottage with lots of traditional character. Allowing up to two dogs, it’s perfect for those planning a weekend of scenic walks with their pooch in tow.
16. The Barn
Best for: Hiking in the nearby Peak District National Park
The Barn is a wonderful three-bedroom cottage in Buxton, set within the sleepy hamlet of Miller’s Dale. Originally built in 1760, it has been sympathetically restored to create a cosy and welcoming retreat for up to six guests.
17. Pen Y Bryn
Best for: Exploring the Welsh countryside
A charming 19th-century cottage in Aberystwyth, Pen Y Bryn sleeps up to five guests across its three bedrooms. Nestled between both the Cardigan Bay coastline and the Cambrian Mountains, visitors get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Gorgeous beaches and dramatic mountain landscapes are just a short drive away!
18. High Rigg Garden Cottage
Best for: Soaking in the glorious clawfoot bathtub!
Tucked away in a rural hamlet, High Rigg Garden Cottage is just seven miles from the city of Carlisle – but you’d never realise it. This elegant two-bedroom retreat is filled with lots of sumptuous furnishings, including a luxurious clawfoot bathtub and a plush king-sized bed.
19. Cove Cottage
Best for: Strolling straight into the heart of Weymouth
Cove Cottage is a contemporary two-bedroom home close to the scenic Brewers Quay Harbour in Devon. Simply stroll out of your front door and you can enjoy all the attractions of Weymouth in less than a few minutes – including the beach, aquarium, and the two RSPB reserves.
20. Freds Shed
Best for: Recharging your batteries in the peaceful Herefordshire countryside
Nestled among the peace and quiet of the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside, Freds Shed is a gorgeous two-bedroom cottage in Hereford. Its name actually comes from the once feral cat who took refuge in the barn before it was transformed into a cosy retreat.
21. Newquay Cottage
Best for: Being a stone’s throw away from the beach
Rosen is a contemporary two-bedroom apartment, just a few minutes from the golden sands of Fistral Beach in Newquay. The stylish open-plan living room is ideal for relaxing after a busy day on the shores of the bay.
22. Saxlingham Cottage
Best for: Taking in the history and character of this unique retreat
Grade II listed and dating all the way back to the 15th century, Saxlingham Cottage is a two-bedroom home in Norwich that has been beautifully restored into a cosy holiday retreat for up to four guests. Many of its historic features have been retained within, including the beamed walls and tall, vaulted ceilings.