Tuesday 17 April 2018

Plan a Romantic Staycation!


Plan a Romantic Staycation!

Whisking a loved one away to somewhere special is one of the greatest romantic gestures, but sometimes in reality it’s just not that easy to do. We can’t all afford to just drop everything and jet off to Paris for a week, but in reality – we don’t need to! With dramatic coastlines, secluded forests & stylish cities on our doorstep, you can have a wonderful, romantic getaway without going abroad.

If an action-packed city break is what you fancy, you have a wealth of options within the UK & Ireland. London is arguably the most popular choice, and with everything from designer shopping to world famous museums, it’s easy to see why. But did you know that Glasgow offers all of this too, and within a short drive you can enjoy the rugged beauty of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park?

Trefoil Apartment, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

If you’d rather be walking along the coast than around the shops, a stay in Dorset could be perfect for you. The Jurassic Coast stretches out for 95 miles and dates back over 185 million years, so the varied landscape is as rich in history as it is in beauty. After a day of exploring, head back to a cosy cottage and relax with a glass of wine – bliss!

Acorns, Swanage, Dorset

The chocolate box villages & quaint towns of The Cotswolds offer a chance to step back in time. In the morning you can visit the traditional markets & sample some delicious, local produce. Then, why not visit some of the UK’s grandest castles & country houses? The picturesque self-catering cottages in this region mean that staying in can be just as fun as going out, with period features & charming gardens to call your own – even if just for a few days.

Slatters Cottage
Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds

Or maybe you want to really get away from it all, and feel like you’re the only two people in the world. Head to the Brecon Beacons, where if you venture off the beaten track you can discover beautiful waterfalls & mysterious caves which are totally undisturbed. The Brecon Beacons is also home to Wales’ first International Dark-Sky Reserve, so on a clear night you can see the Milky Way & even a meteor shower if you’re lucky!

The Goose Cotts, Craswall, Herefordshire, The Brecon Beacons

So why not surprise a loved one with a short break in the UK or Ireland? Find self-catering accommodation on our website, www.theholidaycottages.co.uk.

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