The government have announced their Road Map to ease lockdown and have confirmed that self-catering accommodation in England can re-open from the 12th April 2021.
What does this mean?
Self-catering holidays in England can go ahead from April 12, subject to review of the scientific data ahead of that date. One household will be allowed to stay overnight elsewhere in England, meaning holidays can go ahead. This will include holiday cottages, but hotels and B&Bs will not re-open until 17 May .
Limits on guests in holiday cottages
Groups of six people and two households will be allowed to meet inside from 17 May. From 21 June, the government hopes normality will resume, meaning you’ll be allowed to holiday with multiple households. However, you need to remember that these are target dates.
So in summary if all goes to plan you can book now to travel from the 12th April with your household or bubble or for a stay after the 21st June with friends and family you have not been able to previously travel with.
With any sort of overseas travel looking a bit problematic for the foreseeable future, if you’re wanting to treat yourself to a bit of a mini-break then a staycation in the UK could be the answer.
It’s a bit of a made-up word, but essentially a staycation refers to a vacation that isn’t too far away from your home. While it is tempting to put the tent up in your lounge-room and call it a day, there are lots of interesting destinations across the UK that are relatively easy to get to and could deliver the family holiday that you’re needing.
Figuring out your accommodation is always a good starting point. Wherever you’re thinking of going to the UK, renting a holiday cottage is a great way to give you that home-away-from-home kind of feeling.
There’s a heap of holiday cottages available for rent, but there’s also a lot of demand - it’s worth planning ahead to make sure you’ve got some quality options to choose from.
It’s easiest if you start to narrow your search by the different regions across the UK. That could be as specific as the Lake District, or the Cotswolds, or it could be a bit more general such as Cornwall, Wales, or Scotland.
All of the regions of the UK have plenty to recommend them, so it’s really just a matter of working out what sort of holiday experience that you’d like to have on your mini-break.
We’ve put together a bit of a brainstorm to help you narrow down your shortlist.
Looking for food experiences? Try Sussex and Kent
Looking for dramatic coastlines? Try Cornwall
Looking for picturesque villages? Try the Cotswolds
Looking for challenging walks? Try the Lake District, Wales, and Scotland
Looking for canals and waterways? Try Norfolk
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