Following the coronavirus pandemic hitting Britain and most of the world earlier this year, when it comes to those lucky enough to take a holiday in 2020, one of the safest options for breaks this year may end up being a holiday in the UK. With it currently being unclear when people will be able to fly and holiday abroad at all and without having to go in to quarantine on return, holidaying at home in the UK could be an appealing option for 2020 breaks.
What is the Best Time of Year for a Staycation Holiday?
Traditionally the months of June, July and August have been the top times of the year for summer breaks in Britain. With lockdown only just beginning to ease in England and most English holiday cottages only accepting bookings from 4 July at the earliest, later summer breaks may be more popular this year.
And that’s just England where cottage breaks are anticipated to be possible from 4 July. Wales has a traffic light lockdown exit plan which doesn’t yet specify proposed dates so it’s not yet currently known when cottage holidays in Wales will be possible. It’s also unclear currently when people will be able to holiday in Scotland as no provisional dates have yet been released. Ireland’s exit plan suggests that holidays within the country for residents of Ireland may be permitted from 20 July.
With different rules in different parts of the UK and it yet unclear when people will be able to take breaks across all the different countries that make up the UK, hopefully the situation will become clearer over the next few weeks. Late cottage breaks are expected to be popular this year, due to the fast changing nature of the situation.
Finding the Best Staycation Holiday for you
For those who usually go abroad, discovering staycations could be a whole new experience. For many, there really is nowhere better than Britain when the sun shines and the weather is good. Holiday at home and there is no need to worry about learning the local lingo or being understood, or getting hold of your favourite foods and brands of tea, making for an easier less stressful break. For many locations you can just jump in the car and go!
Also, Britain really is blessed with such a rich history, so many charming market towns, pretty villages, great walks and unspoilt countryside (including numerous Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks) so really what is there not to love? And at home, you can enjoy those reassuring home comforts like English breakfasts, cream teas, your favourite branded beers, teas and more.
Popular Staycation Choices
For those not familiar with UK cottage holidays, there are a great choice of options nowadays, including holiday rentals with leisure facilities for relaxing breaks.
Cottages with Private Indoor Pools
With the UK weather not guaranteed to be hot, hot, hot all summer through, cottages with indoor swimming pools remain a popular choice. With social distancing ever important renting a holiday home with its own private swimming pool could be an essential choice for a 2020 break, although such properties are available at a premium.
Cottages with Outdoor Pools
When the sun is beating down and the weather is warm, few things are as lovely as a refreshing dip in an outdoor swimming pool. Many outdoor pools are open in the summer months only. For your comfort and enjoyment, some outdoor pools are heated nowadays too, so you can enjoy a swim even when the weather isn’t so hot.
See the Cottages with an Outdoor Swimming Pool
Remote and Isolated Hideaways
With social distancing important and at the forefront of all of our minds, remote and isolated holiday cottages are expected to be increasingly popular choices for 2020. For enjoying a break yet keeping your distance from crowds and others, a remote or isolated holiday rental could be a great choice.
For those who love exploring nature, the coast and the countryside, the benefit of remote holiday destinations is that you’re less likely to see too many other people when you’re exploring lesser known areas. Isolated cottages may offer you the chance to escape away from others, but may be in busier areas than remote destinations.
Find a remote or isolated holiday cottage
Whether you love to staycation as part of your annual holiday plans or 2020 is a first for you, we hope you find a perfect staycation option for you.