A staycation is about holidaying close to home, something that many more people are planning to do in 2020 and beyond. But what makes a great staycation?
People who take regular vacations and time away from work have lower stress levels and, overall, a more positive view of life. Breaking away from the monotony of routine and work is clearly important but that doesn’t mean reaching your passport and jetting off to sunnier climes.
A staycation or a holiday in the UK is just as much fun, affording you the time to explore parts of the country you are yet to discover. So what does a break in Wales hold for you?
Luxury and relaxation
Key to enjoying any trip away, whether it is a week at one of our cottages or a weekend retreat, is to surround yourself with the sense of luxury and relaxation.
Luxury means different things to different people. For some, it is a remote country cottage where they can spend days surrounded by the beauty of nature. For others, it is warming themselves by a log burning fire or spending time in a hot tub on the patio.
Whatever it is, look for a staycation cottage that offers you the luxury and the relaxation you want.
Location, location, location
Potentially, holidaying in the UK means introducing you to a part of the country you have not visited before. Wales, like other nations, is diverse, from the rugged coastline of North Wales, to the dramatic peaks of Snowdonia to peaceful walks by the canal.
Look beyond the tourist trail and you’ll see that there are plenty of places to visit and things to do that are out of this world. From hurtling down a zip wire in the slate quarry of Llechwedd to trying your hand surfing in the mountains at Adventure Parc Snowdonia.
Simplicity is also key
Simplicity doesn’t mean paring everything back to the basics – like camping in a field – but sometimes, stripping away some of the things we feel we must have so that you can try something new.
Not everyone sees a self-catering cottage as being ideal – you still have to cook, after all – but it is amazing just how much flexibility self-catering can give you. You can enjoy great food and drink when you want and if you want a rest from cooking, you can order food to be delivered to your cottage or pick up delicious food from one of the many gastro pubs and restaurants close by.
Keeping activities simple can also help with relaxing because it often means that we really do have to ‘kick back’. From a day spent at the beach to a day exploring the woodland of the Bodnant Estate, these are the activities that really do relax and reinvigorate the mind, body and soul.
Where will you enjoy a staycation this summer? Why not book one of our north Wales cottages?