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Summer is almost over, so if you want to make the most of the last few weeks of the warmer UK weather with a long weekend or nearby staycation, we're here to help.
Seaside cottages saw a surge in popularity in 2020, as holidaymakers rushed to book their socially-distanced British holiday and have continued to see an increase in popularity ever since.
Best websites for booking a UK staycation
To help you narrow down your next staycation destination we’ve gathered our favourites below – book them before they go.
Little Burwell in Puncknowle, Dorset
With its deeply romantic thatched roof, Little Burwell is the ideal hideaway for two. A five-minute drive will take you to Hive Beach, a mile-long sandy strip where you can see the dramatic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast.
Price: £651 for seven nights | Book now
Puffin Cottage in Falmouth, Cornwall
Sitting pretty in Flushing village, on the outskirts of Falmouth, Puffin Cottage is a great option for smaller groups. With three bedrooms set over two floors, the design is modern, with nautical-inspired touches and exposed stone walls. Pets are welcome here and you’re just steps from the water’s edge, perfect for inhaling lungfuls of fresh sea air.
Price: £898 for seven nights | Book now
Beach View Cottage on the Isle of Gigha, Scotland
For those looking for a social distancing-friendly stay, Beach View Cottage sits on the Isle of Gigha, off the west coast of Scotland. There’s a white sand beach on your doorstep (complete with crystalline waters) and the cottage itself is modern and beautifully appointed. When peckish, Michelin-recommended restaurant The Boathouse is a short walk away.
Price: from £349 for two nights | Book now
Harbour Moon in Mousehole, Cornwall
In the charming Cornish village of Mousehole, Harbour Moon offers a deeply romantic escape. With exposed stone walls, a cosy fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and views of the sea from your bed – you’ll be mesmerised watching the fishing boats come in and out of the harbour – you may never want to leave.
Price: from £118 per night | Book now
Kelvin House in Blackpool, Lancashire
With a beachfront setting on the pretty Fleetwood promenade, Kelvin House offers three spacious one-bedroom apartments. Each with a fully-equipped kitchen, lounge area and stunning views across the bay.
Price: from £180 for three nights | Book now
South Beach at The Hideaway in Tenby, South Wales
Tucked away on a quiet street in Tenby, South Beach boasts six luxury serviced apartments. Decor is contemporary, with hardwood floors, velvet sofas and marble bench-tops. When you want to explore, there’s three beaches just minutes away and Tenby Castle is nearby, too.
Price: from £865 for 7 nights | Book now
The Mallard in Flamborough, Yorkshire
A penthouse apartment in the pretty village of Flamborough in Yorkshire, the Mallard is full of character with exposed brick walls and gloriously high, vaulted ceilings. Flamborough’s beaches, including the Mediterranean-looking North Landing, are just a short drive away.
Price: from £728 for seven nights | Book now
Amolca in Llaneilian, Anglesey
Set atop Anglesey’s Mynydd Eilian, Amolca boasts glorious views across to the Point Lynas Lighthouse and the ocean beyond - on clearer days, squint to see the Isle of Man. The one-bedroom apartment sits on the top floor of the property (the owners live below) and offers a sleek escape.
Price: £519 for 7 nights | Book now
Tolcarne Beach Apartments in Newquay, Cornwall
As its name suggests, Tolcarne Beach Apartments are set directly on Tolcarne Beach. When you’re not taking a dip in the teal waters or lazing on the golden, sandy beach, Newquay is just a five minute walk away. The apartments vary in size, sleeping between four and seven in each, but all offer prime sea views.
Sleeps: 4 - 7
Price: from £648 for three nights | Book now
2 The Bay in Bigbury, Devon
With spectacular views across Bigbury Bay, this attractive duplex apartment can sleep up to four guests. When you’re not wandering through the village of Bigbury-on-Sea or exploring the South West Coast Path, dine al fresco on your private balcony overlooking the beach.
Price: £1,802 for 7 nights | Book now
Northgate Ground Floor Flat in Hunstanton, Norfolk
In the sunny Norfolk town of Hunstanton, this ground floor flat with a spacious garden out back is a great family retreat. It's not far from Sandringham for Royal-watchers, and Hunstanton Beach is just a short stroll away.