The Best Staycations In The UK

by Housesimple on 10th August 2018

As summer holidays set in, it can be overwhelming deciding where to go. Though there’s all of Europe on our doorstep, this summer heatwave (and a lack of spare cash) has made a UK staycation more tempting than ever. The truth is, the UK has so many simply stunning holiday destinations, it’s easy to see why you would want to stay put. Our seaside towns are world famous, our resorts cater to our every need — there are a lot of good reasons to stay closer to home.

But where do you start? With so many different options it can be a little overwhelming deciding where to go. Here are five of the top summer resorts and towns that are worth a visit. Whether you’re looking for family entertainment or a romantic getaway, there’s something for everyone.

__Butlin’s Bognor Regis __

Nothing says family staycation like Butlin’s. Designed for children and adults alike, there are plenty of rides and entertainment options for the kids, with a spa break available for the adults (because you deserve a break, too). From rock climbing to ferris wheels, there’s something for everyone.

Want To Stay? Bognor Regis, often dubbed the sunniest town in the UK, certainly has a lot to offer. But if you want some family space, this four bedroom detached house just a short drive away in Henfield is ideal for families craving a bit of space, including a very generous garden.


Blackpool has been named the UK’s top seaside resort, so it’s definitely worth keeping in mind for a staycation. Theaters and entertainment for everyone help add to its “unique atmosphere” that keeps Blackpool a firm favorite. If the weather doesn’t hold out, there’s still plenty to do.

Want To Stay? There’s no shortage of housing around Blackpool, but this three-bedroom semi-detached home just down the road in Preston is an affordable option with more privacy. With room for up to four cars, you’ll be having your friends round for a day in Blackpool in no time.

St Ives

St Ives consistently comes in as one of the top seaside resorts — and with its stunning coastlines and walking paths, it’s no wonder. Add a charming fishing harbour, the Tate St Ives, and plenty of gardens, foods, and shops, to explore, and you’ll see why they call St Ives the “Jewel In Cornwall’s Crown”.

Want To Stay? The area around St Ives is filled with so many lovely coastal villages and towns — and this three-bedroom end of terrace house in Penzance is a seaside paradise in its own right. Penzance is the perfect base for exploring Cornwall, with neighbors like Mousehole an easy walk away for some coastal meandering.

st-ives-1488390 1920 Crieff Hydro Hotel And Resort

Looking for a more adult getaway? You may want to head to Crieff, where the local hotel and resort is packed with every activity and amenity you could imagine. Scotland’s leading resort offers spa breaks and adult options, as well as quad bikes, horses, and more, if you want to bring the little ones.

Want To Stay? The resort is in the heart of Perthshire, where, frankly, nearly everywhere you look has the tranquility and charm of a getaway. The views from this three-bedroom detached house are breathtaking enough to make you feel like you’re on holiday, even when you’re just sitting in your living room.


You can’t have a list of summer UK destinations without including. The classic summer destination includes the iconic pier, endless restaurants and cafes for browsing, and, of course, more seaside ice cream that you could ever eat.

Want To Stay? Brighton isn’t just an ideal holiday spot, many people make Brighton and Hove their forever home. More affordable than London, right on the sea, with every amenity you can want — it makes options like this 1-bedroom flat a very tempting way to get on the housing ladder.

Although it’s easy to travel from place to place for a summer holiday, if you’re looking to relocate many seaside and resort options also offer affordable year-round homes. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box — because there are a lot hidden real estate gems out there.

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