Staycation Ideas for 2021

Self-catering staycation holidays are very popular currently, some come with hot tubs and other luxuries

Following the coronavirus pandemic, staycations in the UK have seen a boom in popularity. Holiday cottages have been in very high demand in 2020 and all signs so far are that this pattern will continue in to 2021. With competition for the best properties high, booking early can make a lot of sense to avoid disappointment. What’s more, we all need something to look forward to, so thinking about staycation holiday ideas for 2021 sooner rather than later could be a great idea.

Although England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have seen lockdowns with short notice, and certain areas have had lockdown restrictions, many people have still managed to get away and enjoy a staycation holiday in 2020 and have plans to escape for a much needed break in 2021 too. With the situation with the coronavirus outbreak unpredictable, asking holiday home owners and agencies about booking conditions and cancellation policies prior to booking is strongly recommended, as is taking out appropriate holiday cancellation insurance.

Holiday Homes for Memorable 2021 Holidays

Barn Conversions

Lavender Barn, Somerset

Converted barns can be a popular choice with families and romantic couples. Usually nestled in idyllic rural locations or on the edge of a village, barn conversions, with exposed beams and stone work can add atmosphere and a cosy feel to your cottage holiday.

Pet-friendly barn conversion in particular can be in high demand, as being a nation of pet-lovers, many UK holidaymakers like to take their pooch away on holiday with them. Also popular are barn conversions with log burners or open fires, for that cosy atmospheric feel. For something truly special look out for barns with country views too. Most rural locations benefit from good local walks too, plus ample country pursuits on offer locally, which can be ideal for those who love to spend time in nature.

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Country Cottages and Rural Retreats

Escape to the country

The thought of escaping to the country for a chance to relax and unwind can be an attractive thought. There’s something naturally soothing about immersing yourself in green and beautiful surroundings that make country cottage breaks so very appealing.
Escape from everyday worries and concerns in the countryside, where you can immerse yourself in tranquil and soothing nature. For a real taste of rural life, a farm cottage could be the perfect choice or a rural retreat for those that want to hide away from it all.

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Log Cabins and Holiday Lodges

Log cabin holidays are ever popular with families and couples

There’s nothing quite like a log cabin or a wooden holiday lodge to give you that special holiday feel. A break in a log cabin or a wooden holiday lodge can appeal to those with a sense of adventure and those who love to stay in naturally beautiful surroundings. Many cabins enjoy scenic settings, next to lakes or nestled by woodlands. Views and settings vary from cabin to cabin. For those searching for a touch of luxury on holiday, you can even find cabins with hot tubs nowadays.

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Luxury Rentals

The Stables, 5 star self-catering in Lincolnshire

If you are one of the lucky few whose finances haven’t been hampered by the pandemic, may be 2021 could be a great year to treat yourself to a luxury cottage break. Renting a luxurious holiday home where you can relax in sumptuous surroundings can really help to make your self-catering holiday truly special. Whether you want the assurance of a 5 star rental or are happy with general luxurious accommodation, there are plenty options on Country Cottages Online. For more choice of luxury holiday rentals, we recommend taking a look at Cottage Gems too, specialists in luxury holiday accommodation.

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Apple Treehouse in Somerset

Bound to appeal to small kids and big kids alike, renting a holiday treehouse can make for an experience to remember and treasure for all of the family. Holiday treehouses appeal to the inner child in all of us and for those with a sense of adventure and a love of new experiences, renting a holiday treehouse could be a great change from the usual cabin or cottage break.

For those ready to immerse themselves in greenery and a canopy of leaves for a break to remember, browse:

Holiday Treehouses

Unique Holiday Homes

Len’s Hut, Unique Shepherd’s Hut in Somerset

With recent events spurring some people to increasingly believe that the time to enjoy experiences is now, 2021 may be the year to book a unique holiday home. Staying in unique holiday accommodation can really help to make your break super memorable and special. From lighthouses to tree houses, converted chapels and quirky holiday homes, renting a unique holiday home can be a great chance to experience something out of the ordinary.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our ideas for some great 2021 cottage holidays. Wherever you choose to holiday, we hope you find the best place for you and that you have a fabulous time.

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