4 UK Staycations perfect for a post-lockdown getaway

With the announcement that we can travel within the UK from 4 July, I have shared 4 of my top recommendations for a UK staycation that are absolutely perfect for a post-lockdown getaway.

Whether you choose a weekend break or mid-week getaway, I got it covered!

The Fish Hotel

If a UK break is on your radar once lockdown eases, I can’t recommend The Fish Hotel enough for a secluded and remote break in The Cotswolds. The hotel takes its name from its setting on Fish Hill – so-called because medieval monks are said to have stored fish here.

Book one of their Hideaway Huts tucked into woodland. Each of the huts are bright and decorated with a comfortable feel inspired by hygge, the Danish concept of cosiness. Within each hut there is a stunning standalone bathtub!

For an alfresco option, each hut has also has its own deck and a Hikki Bohemen outdoor bath for two, heated by a wood stove.⠀

With Social Distancing measures likely to be in place a tad bit longer, the Hideaway Huts are perfect for an intimate and private break and the best part is you can get their delicious food and a range of drinks delivered to the hut!

The Fish Hotel – The perfect bolthole for a secluded countryside UK staycation

Widbrook Grange

Widbrook Grange is an 18th century Georgian country farmhouse in Wiltshire, Bradford-on-Avon, located within close driving proximity to Bath, Salisbury and a few other lovely places.

There are 19 boutique bedrooms and we stayed in ‘The Writers Room’ in the main house. It is beautiful with lovely wallpaper, rich fabrics & views overlooking the grounds, and a super comfy King size bed!

The bathroom has a roll top bath, is bright and spacious and the fittings are all of high quality and kitted out with full size Bramley products which smell divine!

It is also dog friendly so you can bring your pooch along!

A Staycation at Widbrook Grange in Bradford-on-Avon

Boringdon Hall Hotel

The county of Devon is one of my favourite parts of the country to escape to, and I recommend a stay at Boringdon hall, an iconic and luxurious a Grade I listed 16th century 5 star Elizabethan Manor House and Spa hotel, with an ideal location being so close to Plymouth, as well as being on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in striking surroundings.

The name ‘Boringdon‘ comes from the Saxon ‘Burth-Y-Don, which ‘The Enchanted Place on the Hill’ and one of the earliest mentions was recorded in the Domesday Book.

It’s belonged to the Parker family, at one point was owned by the National Trust, and was then converted to a hotel by a previous owner but was unfortunately destroyed by a fire in March 1989.

After this it was then restored to all its glory and the Gaia Spa was added on in 2016, which is relatively modern in comparison to the rest of the building. It has been an iconic place in Devon to stay ever since.

It is such a wonderful venue for a luxurious countryside retreat with a fantastic location, charming character, unimpeachable, unhurried and endearingly-warm service, outstanding food and an award winning spa that is simply superb for a bit of R&R. The treatments are restorative, relaxing and leaves you feeling like a brand new person.

Hotel review: Boringdon Hall Hotel, ‘The Enchanted Place on the Hill’

Rudding Park

Rudding Park is a gorgeous privately owned hotel, in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The hotel is set in idyllic grounds with golf courses next to it and is perfect for outdoor rambles too. The food is fantastic at Horto restaurant, as well as a second restaurant called Clocktower restaurant, it has amazing state of the art Spa facilities, contemporary bedrooms and fabulous service.

A luxury weekend retreat at Rudding Park, Harrogate

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Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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3 Comments

  1. Fantastic ideas Binny! I spent all my summers in Devon as child and remember the grandness of Boringdon Hall.x

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  2. Meaghan wrote:

    Loved the look of the Writer’s Room in Widbrook Grange! Looks really inspiring and so comfortable.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  3. These all sound like wonderful staycation spots – idyllic and delicious!

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
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