The Best Home from Home Travel Destinations

What are some of the best ‘home from home’ travel destinations that you can try out in 2013 and 2014? With more and more people choosing to take a staycation in the UK, it’s possible to take advantage of a wide range of cottage holidays and other destinations as part of a trip around the country. From Cornwall to the Lake District, and including the Scottish Highlands, Bath, the Channel Islands and many more, where are some of the best home from home destinations you can visit in the British Isles?


Ideal if you want to enjoy surfing holidays and quiet cottage stays along its coast, Cornwall offers some of the most remote and peaceful spots to stay in England. Book early to avoid disappointment with cottages and farmhouses around the county.

The Scottish Highlands

One of the main advantages to taking a holiday to the Scottish Highlands is that you can enjoy a home from home experience in remote, naturally beautiful spots; you can spend days exploring the Scottish islands, while also taking in birdwatching and nature tours.


For more of a city break, Bath offers multiple opportunities to enjoy luxurious forms of accommodation, either within the city itself or through cottages and houses on its outskirts. Great if you want to relax away from it all for a few days.


Another excellent staycation destination, Devon is home to Dartmoor National Park, and coastal towns like Exmouth and Barnstaple, which allow you to enjoy local pubs, coastal walks, and surfing.

The Cotswolds

For trips a bit closer to London, the Cotswolds provide small villages, woodlands, and long footpaths, making it ideal for a weekend break in a cosy cottage or farmhouse.

The Lake District

One of the most popular destinations in the UK, the Lake District has it all: peaceful lakes and rolling hills, picturesque towns and villages like Ambleside and Kendal, and lots of traditional accommodation spots to enjoy.

The Channel Islands

Visiting the main islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney can allow you to enjoy a mixture of traditional British life and Gallic influences from nearby France, all within a short boat ride from the south coast of England.

The Isle of Wight

Another island that provides an ideal British holiday without significant travel costs, the Isle of Wight features quiet beaches, historic buildings, and a lot of cottages and farmhouses to choose from for your stay.


Stay in Dorset and take in the Jurassic Coast and walks around Poole and Lyme Regis, as well as inland countryside, small towns and beaches, and some of the best local accommodation and pubs in the UK.

The New Forest

For camping and lodge holidays within easy reach of London, the New Forest in Hampshire is excellent for family stays, where you can coach inns, farmhouses, local pubs, and wildlife; great for self catering holidays.

Author Bio : Monica Haubert has enjoyed several staycation holidays around the UK in the past few years. She recommends visiting Cottages Direct to learn about current deals on where to find cottage accommodation she’s particularly keen to take a trip to the Scottish Highlands with her family for her next holiday.