The UK’s favourite staycation sites

Whilst the emergence of air bridges has meant that holidaymakers have the option to venture out of the UK to warmer (and dare we say it, more reliable) climates, buying trends over the last few weeks have shown a steep rise in consumers opting to remain in the UK and treat themselves to a remote getaway in the countryside.

With this in mind, we thought we would shine a light on five of our favourite staycation sites.

So whether it is a luxury cottage in the woods or a self-catering holiday home by the sea, we’ve got you covered.

Welcome to the summer of the staycation.

Unique homestays

Since 2001, Unique homestays have been pioneers in the luxury travel industry. Over the years the business has carved a unique space for itself in the industry which is that it only markets homes that genuinely inspire.

For property owners who would like their property to be listed on the site, properties must combine exceptional living spaces and breath-taking settings.

All properties featured on the website are hand-picked and cannot be found elsewhere, so whether it’s a cliff-hanger cabin or a woodland hideaway, be prepared to be dazzled.


Launched in 2013, CoolStays has a portfolio of properties ready for you to check out in destinations across the UK and further afield in Europe.

If you’re tired of the usual hotel-based holiday, why not let CoolStays find that special place with a difference for you.

From dog-friendly stays to properties that have stunning views and hot tubs at your disposal, make sure to check out CoolStays.


Are you looking to stay near the beach this summer? Over 70% of Beachlets listed cottages are within 300 metres of the coast.

With properties ideal for couples, large groups or family-friendly holidays suitable for young children, there’s no surprise that Beachlets is Europe’s number one website for beachside holiday rentals.

As a side note, it’s worth mentioning that if you are looking to travel to a country which has an air bridge set up, Beachlets have sea view apartments, cottages and beach villas in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France.

Perfect Stays

Do you have a specific location in mind for your UK based holiday this summer? Well if it is in the South-West, look no further than Perfect Stays.

Specialists in unique and luxurious self-catering holiday homes, Perfect Stays even provide an inclusive concierge service.

The service can be used to organise anything from restaurant reservations to in-house private chefs, all in aid of delivering an unforgettable experience.

Oliver’s Travels

Our final selection is Oliver’s Travels who are all about extraordinary villas. Similar to Unique homestays, every one of the properties you’ll find on the Oliver’s Travels site has been hand-picked.

The style of the properties that the business selects has always been around quirky, lavish, one-of-a-kind places such as castles or stately homes all over the world.

With over 15 years of experience and winners of the ‘Best Family Holiday’ category in the Made For Mums Awards 2019, Oliver’s Travels are one of the go-to websites for travel options.

Are you looking to drive consumers to your offering? Why not get in touch with us today to find out how a bespoke PR strategy could do just that.

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