Together with ALTIDO, we have put together the ultimate UK staycation guide to help you make the most out of your local holiday. Whether you are looking for grand country house living, a slick city pad or luxury glamping, we’ve got you covered.
COVID, lockdown and everything that came with it has of course resulted in many challenges for all of us.
But, during this time, it has also been resulting in a lot of good. Some of us have discovered a new love for baking, crafts or even just the importance of slowing down.
For many of us here in the UK, it has awoken a new love affair with our beautiful country. Thanks to this new love affair, we have made lists of local places to visit and we have all seen (and saved) the viral posts of magnificent beaches with the tagline “will you believe this is in Cornwall?”. All of which made us realise just what we have on our doorstep.
Yes, we grunted at the small selection of green light countries on the travel list, but with all of the beautiful coasts, hills, valleys and vibrant cities our United Kingdom has to offer, why even travel abroad?
So, together with ALTIDO, we have put together the ultimate UK staycation guide to help you make the most out of your local holiday. Whether you are looking for grand country house living, a slick city pad or luxury glamping, we’ve got you covered.
Coast And Country ALTIDO Stays
1. New Park – Somerset
Is there really anything that beats a country getaway? Spending those long lazy summer days walking through fields, swimming in the lake, lounging around reading, sipping Pimms in the sun, roasting marshmallows under the stars or curling up in front of the roaring fire. If that is your idea of the perfect break, then New Park in Somerset is the perfect place for you. Situated 12 miles from Glastonbury, New Park is the picture-perfect Somerset country home. With 60 acres of outdoor space, sun-loungers, fire-pits and a croquet lawn, there is plenty to do… or not to do.
This large, yet inviting, home offers 8 bedrooms in total that can sleep up to 16 guests, with 3 double rooms, 3 twin rooms, 1 triple room and 1 single room. Although it has a cosy feel, there is no need for the cousins to eat on their laps in the sitting room, with its dramatic dining room, that can seat up to 20 guests, there is more than enough room for everyone.
With 3 ponds for wild swimming, paddle boarding, boating, stables and so much more, New Park is the ultimate place to get away from it all. Although remote, the property is located a mere 4 miles from the historic market town of Bruton, famous for the Hauser & Wirth gallery, garden and restaurant and is the perfect blend between rural getaway and convenient location.
2. Orchard House – Buckinghamshire
A masterpiece of architectural design, this 4 bedrooms 3 bathroom home in Buckinghamshire invites you to escape to a tranquil, serene setting that is close to all the attractions Waddesdon Manor, Waterperry Gardens and Bicester Village have to offer. The fully-equipped kitchen offers every convenience for gourmet cooking. Dine-in style with your family at the elegant dining table.
Orchard House is a beautiful, spacious home with all the amenities you could ask for. The wraparound garden and pool make this location perfect for outdoor entertaining or just relaxing by yourself in peace. Eight guests will have no problem finding comfortable places to sleep within these four walls of luxury!
A spacious living room offers stylish interiors with a large sofa, 2 armchairs, and coffee table. A flat-screen TV is mounted on the wall to provide entertainment for family time in front of it or at other times when you need some relaxation. The kitchen leads out onto an enormous decked terrace overlooking beautiful countryside views!
3. Osea Manor House – Essex
Imagine yourself as one of the lucky guests at Osea Manor House in Essex. As you walk through this stately manor house, admiring its old-world charm and incredible architecture, you cannot help but feel a sense of luxury that is so rare to find today! With 10 bedrooms all with their own unique style waiting for your exploration – from cosy reading nooks to sumptuous spa-like bathrooms – there are endless ways to enjoy everything it has on offer including an expansive dining room where 20 friends can dine comfortably together.
The floorboards creak as you walk the second story of this home, which is furnished with a stunning view. It’s not just one room though; there are 2 sofas to choose from in your living space and they’re surrounded by walls that boast an incredible vista. The rustic kitchen has every appliance available for cooking up wonderful meals while guests enjoy their time on vacation here too!
The kitchen is outfitted with a dining area that can seat up to 6 guests. In addition, there are two small breakfast rooms on the first and second floors. Please note that Osea Island is entirely self-catered with no access to shops or restaurants, therefore please bring lots of food, snacks and drinking water.
Staying here will be nothing short of magical while being conveniently located close by local amenities like shops or restaurants if required too.
4. Osea Yurt – Essex
Osea Yurt in Essex offers a truly luxurious experience for those seeking an alternative to the normal camping experience. Your stay will include 1 bedroom with your own private bathroom–not one you’ll need to share or go searching for!
The yurt itself offers a double bed. Inside there is also an indoor/outdoor foldable table and chairs, as well as various vintage storage chests with side tables for all of your needs! They even offer individual shower cabins nearby- perfect after long hikes. Linen and towels are provided so that everything will be ready when you arrive at this beautiful destination.
A high-end market style mobile bar is available onsite, with a variety of drinks to choose from. WiFi is also available in The Glamping Hub / communal areas so you can post some photos and show off your experience!
Osea Island is a small tidal island that can be reached via the low tide for only 4 hours every 12 hour period. Visitors are required to book activities before they arrive on-site, such as sailing and bird watching tours. The closest international airport is Stansted Airport. It is approximately 40 minutes away by car.
If you are looking for a fun-filled getaway, look no further than the beautiful Osea Island. The charming little island is perfect for families and groups of friends who want to enjoy relaxing together in its scenic beauty.
5. Treburgett – Cornwall
The Treburgett cottage in Cornwall is the perfect size for those who want to feel at home. The accommodations include WiFi throughout, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which provide ample space for a family or group of friends looking to escape from their busy lives.
There are many amenities including a spacious kitchen with all the necessary equipment that will make cooking easy. Amenities such as a cafeteria, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, an electric oven, electric hobs, an oil-fired Aga, 2 Aga hobs and two dishwashers are available, as well as an adjoining dining room capable of seating up 11 guests! Linen, towels and bathroom essentials are all provided, alongside a hairdryer.
The private back garden is equipped with outdoor dining furniture that can seat up to 10 guests. The Mill House Inn is a 15-minute drive away, and the beautiful beach at Trebarwith Strand only takes about ten minutes to drive away where you can hire a wet suit and go surfing.
The Treburgett cottage in Cornwall is the perfect place to escape from life’s mundane routines. It offers an opportunity for peace and tranquillity as well as a chance to reconnect with nature, friends, and family.
London ALTIDO Stays
6. Cameron – Battersea
For those looking for a modern, stylish and comfortable living space in the heart of Battersea, Cameron offers 2 bedrooms with plenty of natural light. With an open-plan layout flooded by windows from floor to ceiling, you’ll never want to leave this place! WiFi is available throughout as well so your work or Netflix binge can continue here too.
The master bedroom is furnished with a super king-size bed and built-in wardrobes, and bathroom essentials are provided including towels and toiletries for your convenience!
The kitchen is a chef’s dream with all of the necessities for cooking and baking. There are microwaves, fridges/freezers, ovens and induction hobs to help make any meal or baked good perfect!
7. Eaton Mews – Westminster
This spacious 2 bedroom apartment in Westminster has a cosy atmosphere that is perfect for you. The stylish ornaments and tasteful art pieces make this unit feel welcoming, while the ground floor location means getting everywhere will be easy!
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster oven dishwasher and gas hobs. The adjacent dining room has an elegant glass table that can seat up 6 guests comfortably.
The master bedroom is spacious and furnished with a king-size bed, built-in wardrobes, 2 armchairs for TV watching, and plenty of storage space. The bathroom provides towels and toiletries so you can get on your way to exploring the city as quickly as possible!
8. Elysium – Fulham
Elysium in Fulham is a contemporary apartment that offers 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The apartment is full of natural light. There’s WiFi everywhere, and the open plan kitchen has everything you need to cook a meal for your guests (the dining table seats up to 4). It’s located in one of London’s most popular residential neighbourhoods, where you can find everything your heart desires- from the sprawling green spaces to award-winning restaurants and chic cafés galore!
The River Thames is one of London’s most iconic landmarks, and this amazing apartment puts you just around the corner from it. The surrounding area offers a wide range of restaurants to enjoy with your significant other or that solo traveller in need of some company!
Fulham Palace is an impressive sight, and for those looking to continue their day of exploration with a nearby visit, there are other great things nearby. If you’re someone who loves the outdoors then Bishops Park might be just what you need; it’s large enough to include playgrounds as well as walking trails. Craven Cottage football stadium has been home since 1896 so if your footballing heart beats fiercely in your chest this may not be too far away from where you want to go next!
9. Harrington – Kensington
When it comes to elegance, this Kensington flat has it all: 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There’s also a balcony for you to enjoy your favourite tea or coffee outside in the morning sunshine. And when that sunsets at night, take advantage of the terrace.
The living room is spacious and sophisticated in style. Natural light from the large windows brightens up this part of the apartment, which has a sitting area with stylish velvet couches and an elegant library bookshelf. The kitchenette comes fully equipped with everything you need, including a coffee machine, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, a dishwasher, an oven and induction hobs. And as a bonus, the apartment offers WiFi throughout!
The master bedroom is furnished with a super-king-size bed alongside a wardrobe and smart TV. Bathroom essentials are provided including towels and toiletries.
The terrace and balcony offer not only a space for relaxation but also access to fresh air in this luxury apartment. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine while watching the sunset.
10. Jermyn – Mayfair
Jermyn is a beautiful flat in London’s most exclusive neighbourhood, Mayfair. It features 2 bedrooms, each with its own spacious bathroom and can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably. The French doors lead out onto the stunning terrace which offers sweeping views of all that may be seen from this wonderful home!
Close to London’s most popular fine dining restaurants and high-end boutiques, this property is also within walking distance of the capital’s major attractions. Buckingham Palace just 10 minutes away? Check! The National Portrait Gallery or Trafalgar Square in 15 minutes tops? You betcha’! Fortnum & Mason and Hyde Park are nearby too – so if you’re looking for a great place with excellent access, look no further than Jermyn.
Piccadilly Circus Underground Station is just 6 short blocks from here which means easy transportation around town without breaking into a sweat (not kidding).
11. Lukes – Chelsea
Lukes in Chelsea is the perfect home for savvy travellers looking to feel at home while they explore London. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms are waiting, each with their own character; WiFi throughout makes it easy to work remotely on your laptop or catch up on emails. The master bedroom has a super-king bed and an en suite bathroom that includes both shower area as well as sink/toilet space – great if you plan on spending some time relaxing after exploring!
A private roof terrace is located on the first floor of this apartment and can be accessed via a living room. The modern kitchen has all kinds of appliances including a cafeteria, percolator, fridge/freezer with a microwave oven as well as toaster and dishwasher in addition to countertops that offer plenty of space for cooking and eating. The open-plan kitchen provides an adjacent dining area that can seat up to 6 guests.
12. Notting Hill
This beautiful, modern 3 bedroom house is perfect for a family weekend. With 6 guests and 2 bathrooms, this London home-away-from-home has all the amenities you could ask for to feel right at home in one of Britain’s most desirable neighbourhoods!
The living room is a wonderful retreat with two plush sofas for lounging, and stunning art deco geometric wallpaper that brings modern flair. The natural daylight streaming in from the large windows on offer creating an intimate atmosphere perfect for relaxing or reading a book.
This kitchen is equipped with all your needs. Not only does it have a coffee machine, fridge, microwave, and kettle but there’s also a dishwasher to make cleanup easy! You can enjoy tasty food at the stunning wooden dining table that seats up to 6 guests or you can fix yourself something quick in the oven or on one of two hobs.
The ground floor balcony and lower courtyard are both furnished with outdoor seating, making them accessible from the dining room via a short spiral staircase.
Westbourne Park Underground Station is a 5-minute walk away and it’s the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with this area. There are so many shops, restaurants and cafes within walking distance of Westbourne Park that you will never be bored during your stay!
13. Vicarage – Battersea
This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house in Battersea Village is situated in a lovely garden that can sleep up to 10 people. Quiet and equipped with high standard amenities make this the perfect location for your getaway experience!
The kitchen is equipped with a wide variety of appliances, including microwaves, kettles and even an espresso machine.
You step into the dining room and are greeted with a bright atmosphere thanks to expansive French windows. Step outside onto your garden retreat, enjoying morning coffee or drinks on summer evenings all year round!
It is easy to get around the Greater London area from this condo. You can walk 20 minutes to Clapham Junction or take a bus for a short ride into Chelsea. A car-owner will appreciate that there’s an on-site parking space available, and it doesn’t require much driving time at all when you need groceries!