So last Friday Jake and I packed up and left for Warwickshire, where we spent the bank holiday weekend staying at the Mercure Walton Hall and Spa. We were lucky enough to be invited to stay in the bridal suite in the main Manor House. The room was incredible (bigger than my apartment), it had its own entrance hall leading into a large master bedroom with a panoramic view of the countryside. My favourite part had to be the stunning free standing bath in the en-suite. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you enjoy the countryside and have a little furry friend, as it’s a very dog friendly place!
This really got me thinking that for many of us (me included) holidays are often about gathering friends and family, packing up and boarding a plane to somewhere hot. However, the UK is full of incredible places so why not make your next break a staycation?
We are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful country, full of incredible towns and cities. Theres beautiful scenery, amazing landmarks and glorious beaches – yet we rarely take the time to explore them. A staycation is the perfect opportunity to explore a new place. Even if you’ve lived in the same area for years, there are probably places you’ve never even visited before.
A staycation is an excuse to relax and recharge without feeling bad about it. Lets face it, travelling can be a lot of fun but it can also be quite stressful. With a staycation there’s no need to worry about missed flights, lost luggage and adjusting to different time zones. Instead of arriving to your destination worn out and exhausted, you can just be ready to indulge in your break.
By opting for a staycation you can dramatically cut down the amount you spend on travel and accommodation. Theres also no need to worry about travel insurance or racking up a huge phone or credit card bill when you come back. Its all those little things that easily add up when you go abroad, which is why staycations are becoming increasingly popular.
Where are your favourite places to visit in the UK?