Secluded idylls for a summer staycation

26 January 2021

Picture your own little private getaway where you are free to unwind at your leisure, away from outside interruption, without other guests to contend with and with all the facilities you need to be self-sufficient. If this sounds like your perfect escape, then one of these carefully chosen properties may be idyllic for your summer break.

Silver Dawn, Norfolk 

This prestigious property sits on the banks of the River Bure offering stunning views of the neighbouring Norfolk Broads. Its open plan design and well-equipped bedrooms make it perfect for big families or groups of friends.

From the large living/dining area, where a well-equipped kitchen area allows you to cook for the group, you have access to the expansive garden and decked area through the bi-folding doors. With your own waterfront, you can enjoy watching the boats pass by or cast out for a day of fishing.

“A holiday in Norfolk offers you the perfect chance to see a little more of the UK’s spectacular countryside, relax with friends and family and enjoy some peace and quiet. I loved it and couldn't recommend it more.”

Scott, Travel Counsellor

Dalnahua, Scottish Highlands 

A private haven in a rugged wilderness, this huge secluded cottage is where modern amenities meet traditional charm. The spacious landscaped grounds of the property overlook Loch Riddon and the surrounding mountain landscapes. Expertly positioned for outdoor adventures, you can spend days fishing on the loch, hiking through the mountains or over on the Isle of Bute.

After a long day exploring, your private swim spa will be ready to welcome you back and soothe your tired muscles. With the option of indoor dining facilities or a BBQ out on the terrace, you can capitalise on long summer evenings watching the sun go down as you dine as a group.

Sea Haven, Yorkshire 

This self-contained holiday cottage sits on the Yorkshire coast with uninterrupted views out to sea through the floor to ceiling patios doors. With just a short stroll between you and the quiet beach, you’ll have plenty of outdoor space for walking and enjoying outdoor activities. You’re also located near to the start of the famous Cleveland Way Walk which takes you over the cliff tops to Scarborough. After a day out on the peaceful local beach, cosy up in front of the indoor wood burner and watch the rolling waves as they come into shore.

A short drive away, you’ll find the RSPB bird sanctuary at Bempton Cliffs where puffins and a number of migratory birds can be spotted.  

Bishop Fell, Lake District

A charming detached Lakeland country property close to the shores of the beautiful Lake Windermere, this luxurious retreat is the perfect choice for a relaxing family getaway.

Featuring four beautifully-furnished bedrooms, a modern kitchen and a stylish open plan living area complete with an inviting wood-burning stove, there’s plenty of space to relax and unwind. The property also features a cosy snug, complete with a selection of books and games, and a Smart TV.

Outside, you can relax by the fire pit on the patio as you admire the panoramic vistas over the rolling Lakeland fells and across to the tops of The Old Man of Coniston.

20 Bramble Cottage, Cornwall 

located in the heart of St Columb Minor, just a short drive from Newquay and within a brief stroll of the stunning local beaches, this picturesque detached cottage is a beautiful spot for a couple’s seaside getaway.

With parking available right on your doorstep, you can choose the explore this quaint corner of the country on foot or in the car, making it an easy option for a self-drive. Inside the cottage, you’ll find tasteful furnishings throughout the living area and into the delightful mezzanine bedroom on the first floor.


To arrange your self-contained staycation, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of exclusive access to benefits such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.

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