With all the uncertainty of foreign travel, Britons in their thousands are staying put this summer. With ‘staycation’ now firmly part on the English language, we can fully appreciate the beauty and diversity that the UK has to offer. From the rugged coasts of Cornwall to the vast open spaces of Norfolk; from the wilds of Scotland to the chocolate-box villages of the Cotswolds; demand is at an all time high. Here are some of our favourite staycation spots:
Pennyhill Park Hotel
With the exciting news that Pennyhill Park reopened their doors on the 9th of July, this venue is one of our top picks for the perfect summer staycation. The hotel is just 40 minutes from London and is set within 123 acres of Surrey countryside. Relax by the pool or in the 45,000 sq. ft. award-winning spa; enjoy dining at the casual and vibrant brasserie or treat yourself to Michelin starred dining at The Latymer. Event better yet, the Exclusive Group are offering 30% off accommodation when you book three nights or more at any of their properties across the collection.
When I think of a quintessentially British summer staycation, the first venue that come to mind is the trendy Wilderness Reserve. Set on 5000 acres of private estate, tucked away in a quaint countryside village in Suffolk, this stunning venue accommodates its guests in luxury farmhouses, exclusive country houses and holiday cottages. Whether you are going away on a family holiday, friends vacation or a romantic getaway, there are activities for all. From bonfire experiences, pashley biking and nature trails, to paddle boarding, scavenger hunts and even Spitfire flybys – the list goes on and on! For nature lovers or just for those who want a break from the bustling city life, there really is no better place to unwind.
Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons
Oxfordshire heritage meets French flair at the world-renowned Belmond Le Manoir. This is ultimate getaway spot for a touch of indulgence, luxury and relaxation. Featuring 32 boutique rooms and suites and boasting, not one, but two fabulous Michelin-star restaurants (I’m salivating just thinking about it) what’s not to love! Wonder around their magnificent onsite organic kitchen garden, Japanese garden and mushroom valley, or polish up on your skills at their Michelin-star Raymond Blanc Cookery School and Gardening School. This boutique manor house speaks for itself and is an idyllic staycation spot for the most discerning traveller.
Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, otherwise known as the ‘Palace by the Sea’, is the perfect summer staycay spot and is the only 5-star hotel on the English seaside. Relax and enjoy the opulence of your surroundings, sip delicious cocktails poolside, step into the idyllic spa and thoroughly indulge yourself in the best way possible. The hotel welcomes children and caters for your little angel’s every need; with a staffed playroom providing daily activities and an onsite baby-sitting service at-hand if you need a moment to yourself. Take a walk along the magnificent coastline and breathe in the sea air or take in the spectacular views of the South Downs. If you’re the sporty type: you can build up an appetite with a game of tennis on the hotel’s grass courts or even play a spot of golf in the local area and then have a guilt free meal at one of the hotel’s acclaimed restaurants. Whatever your fancy, the Grand Hotel’s amazing staff can accommodate.
If you are interested in any of the venues for your event, get in touch with our team today at Hello@thecollectionevents.com or give us a call on 02077887018. Alternatively, if you want to explore some other Summer Vacation spots, we have an amazing portfolio of unique venues in London and the rest of the UK!