Best UK Staycations: The BrandAlley Guide

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With foreign holidays still up in the air, this year, it’s all about the humble staycation. With the UK boasting some of the most beautiful coastlines and picturesque towns in the world, what better time than summer 2021 to explore the best UK staycations Britain has to offer?

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, or an action-filled family weekend, here’s our definitive guide on where to stay in the UK. You’ll have to move fast, though – these stellar locations are getting booked up fast.

Buckholt Stables West Tytherley


Buckholt Stables, Hampshire

Located in the idyllic village of West Tytherley, Buckhold Stables boasts nine en-suite bedrooms with an impressive garden, space to cater for large groups and families. West Tytherley has an array of quaint shops, pubs and Gothic-style architecture to explore, or if you’re after breathtaking landscapes, the Neolithic Stonehenge is only ten miles away.

Buckholt Stables provides the perfect escape for large groups or families, thanks to its large, private rooms and beautifully renovated interiors. Tempted? Find out more and book your visit here...

Redchurch Townhouse
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Redchurch Townhouse, East London

Make your staycation a city break and head to Soho House’s only non-member establishment, Redchurch Townhouse. With intimate rooms fittlingly named from ‘Tiny’ to ‘Large’, take in the cool, relaxed vibes of East London which surround the space, and eat your way around the city in style.

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Tregenna Castle, St Ives, Cornwall


Tregenna Castle, St Ives

For a relaxing UK staycation on the beautiful shores of Cornwall, Tregenna Castle has some of the most picturesque vistas in the country. Set in a 72-acre estate with stunning views of St Ives and the glorious Bay coastline, Treganna’s self-catering apartments provide the perfect base from which to explore Cornwall’s beautiful beaches.

Head for a delicious fish supper at one of the many coastline restaurants before watching the sunset atop Carbis Bay.

The Bull In, Totnes


The Bull Inn, Totnes, Devon

Located in the heart of Devon, The Bull In is an eclectic inn, perfect for a relaxed, laidback staycation. Established in 1998 by Geetie Singh-Watson as the first organic pub in the world, The Bull Inn is renowned for its delicious gastro-style food and organic beauty treatments.

Once you’ve taken in the characterful interiors, explore the historic town of Totnes for an array of charming boutiques and fairtrade markets before sampling some local Devonshire produce back at the Inn.

Corinthia hotel London


The Corinthia Hotel, London

Situated on London’s Southbank, The Corinthia is one of the most luxurious hotels in the capital. Boasting several restaurants, including Tom Kerridge’s first London restaurant – Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, two bars and an on-site hair salon by Daniel Galvin, The Corinthia has everything you need for a truly special stay.

The most impressive part of the hotel is the multi-award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia where you can enjoy alternative therapies and luxury beauty treatments in the beautiful spa. Relax in the thermal pools, hit the gym, and dine in the iconic spa lounge…

The Harbour Hideaway, Whistable


The Harbour Hideaway, Whitstable

Soak up the cool, coastal style of Whitstable at the beautiful Harbour Hideaway. This Airbnb is a cosy bolthole located a stone’s throw away from Whitstable beach and harbor. Thanks to its central location, you’ll be able to enjoy the town’s fashionable restaurants, bars, and boutiques before a relaxing evening in the hideaway.

Perfect for a romantic getaway, this property has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay. Find out more here…

Oak House the Cotswolds


Oak House No.1 Hotel, The Cotswolds

Escape to the Cotswolds for a beautiful stay in the award-winning Oak House No.1 Hotel. Set in the quaint town of Tetbury,  Oak House is a short distance from the royal Highgrove Estate and other historical attractions. The boutique hotel has been furnished to a beautiful standard with unique accents dotted around the estate.

Eat breakfast communally with other guests and relax in the private garden with a spot of afternoon tea. With outstanding reviews on several sites, guests only complain about one thing – having to leave.

salcombe cove


Soar Mill Cove, Salcombe

For a taste of the stunning Devonshire coastline, look no further than Soar Mill Cove in Salcombe. Set in 2000 acres of beautiful National Trust countryside, this family-run hotel features luxurious accommodation with breathtaking views. And with Salcombe being one of the best bases to explore Devon, thanks to its proximity to Dartmoor National Park and Plymouth, you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of excursions and scenic walking routes.

Try some delicious West Country food in the on-site restaurant and treat yourself to a glass of bubbles at the champagne bar. Find out more about Soar Mill Cove here…

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Words: Sherri Andrew & Maria Loizou