#cocotravel: The Beauty of a UK Break

We are super lucky to have a gorgeous coastline with beautiful beaches dotted across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, vast green countryside at every turn, and cities that are as magnificent as they charming. The UK has some exciting places to visit for a mini break, a weekend away, or for longer, whether you are a seasoned UK traveller or new to staying on British soil, there is bound to be something here for you.

Being travel pros here at #TeamCoco we openly admit that we love nothing more than staycationing on our own turf, so check out our little list of accommodation options for the perfect UK break.

Cabin or Cottage Retreat

A brilliant new restorative nature getaway nestled deep within the scenic woodlands of Kincardshire, Scotland, in the UK’s hottest new travel destination for 2019, Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages comes to you via Caroline and Charlie Gladstone, co-founders of The Good Life Experience festival.

Glen Dye features a handful of wilderness cabins (including a fully renovated 1840’s sawmill and a remodelled 1950’s Airstream Safari Caravan), converted cottages and a redesigned Victorian Summer house, all sympathetically decorated to embrace harmonious living in the great outdoors; guests can enjoy wild swimming in the refreshing peaty waters of the River Dye, a ‘full Scottish’ with locally sourced produce cooked over outdoor wood burning stoves; a wood fired Swedish hot tub under the stars, and summer night barbecues on a Green Egg.

Visit www.glendyecabinsandcottages.com

Barn with Friends

Where better to enjoy the English sunshine than a staycation at the stunning Barsham Barns in North Norfolk. Whether you are planning a celebration with friends or a family break, Barsham Barns offers chic, self-catered accommodation, with all the modern conveniences one would expect from a luxury holiday.

The barns range in size, sleeping from 4-14 guests. Located close to the Norfolk Coast, the Barsham Barns are just a few miles from the famous seaside towns of Blakeney, Wells-next-the-Sea, Burnham Market and Holkham.

There is a collection of six luxury barns, which have been converted by renowned architect, Anthony Hudson, and interior designed by his wife, Jenny Dale. The husband and wife duo have taken influences from their travels around the world to create six individual barns. From Moroccan inspiration, to Scandinavian chic, modern contemporary and quintessentially English, each barn is designed to appease a different taste.

Visit www.barshambarns.co.uk

B&B Luxe

If you want to be able to say you’ve visited the world’s best B&B then look no further than ‘The 25 Boutique B&B’, in Torquay.

Andy Banner-Price is one of the world’s top accommodation providers, running multi-award-winning B&Bs, who with husband Julian, in 2019 has won TripAdvisor’s most enviable global award, ‘The World’s Best B&B’ for ‘The 25 Boutique B&B’ in Torquay.

This world-leading B&B, nestled at the heart of the English Rivera, scooped the no.1 position after TripAdvisor’s 5-star reviews were amalgamated on a worldwide basis according to TripAdvisor’s global algorithm. Travellers’ Choice awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and opinions specific to each award category; the hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

Visit www.the25.uk

Hotel Relaxation

The aim of The Rectory Hotel, on the edge of the Cotswolds, is to evoke the idea that you’re staying in the home of a wealthy relative; one with impeccable taste. Set in a Georgian mansion, this 21st-century house party is thrown with some style. There’s a cocktail bar, restaurant and 18 modish bedrooms for when it’s time to retire.

Expect to while away a lot of time in the outdoor heated pool, which is equipped with an honesty bar and a telephone for ad-hoc guest requests and, if that’s not enough, the hotel even has its own pub – The Potting Shed – in stumbling distance.

Visit www.therectoryhotel.com

Cruise Away

Okay, so this isn’t technically an overnight trip, but there are a number of hotels, B&B’s and accommodation providers dotted around Poole in Dorset to follow a day and night cruising.

City Cruises Poole welcomes passengers to explore the beautiful southern England coast aboard the Solent Scene and Island Scene boats. From bird watching to fireworks displays, musical entertainment and sightseeing tours, guests will see the most magical sights by day and night with daily cruises sailing until the end of October 2019.

Visitors to Dorset will be able to book one of City Cruises’ 20 packages available.

Visit www.citycruisespoole.com

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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