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Staycations have been in vogue since the late noughties. The global recession led to many choosing to stay in the UK rather than jetting across the globe. The economic situation has improved yet Britons have retained their love for a holiday on familiar shores. This year with Brexit looming and airport security becoming ever more stringent that trend looks set to continue. And with the beautiful scenery and the hottest June since the infamous summer of 1976 just gone why wouldn’t you want to holiday at home. So here are a few ideas to spoil yourself with a staycation this summer.


Ludlow’s own Fishmore Hall was once a derelict hall, however has been transformed into a resplendent hotel, complete with 3AA rosette restaurant and brand new SpaShell.  Couples might like to indulge in their Champagne tasting package…


A two-night stay from £495 includes:


  • 1/2 bottle of Champagne in your bedroom upon arrival to help you settle in and unwind.
  • Champagne Cocktail before a three-course dinner in the restaurant, served with three glasses of Champagne.
  • A delicious breakfast, served with a Mimosa.
  • A sparkling Afternoon Tea and a bottle of Prosecco.
  • A glass of Laurent Perrier Rose in the evening your second night’s stay
  • A lovely breakfast to see you on your way.

For those with a bigger group to contend with, an exclusive hire of a venue might be more suitable. This is where Dewsall Court comes into its own. Then ten-bedroom house is set in its own beautiful grounds and can be booked exclusively for weddings and family celebrations. The historic Wainhouse Barn can also be used as a venue for dinner, seating 175 people. The whole family can get together for a range of activities, arranged by Dewsall Court, including shooting clay, game, fishing course/fly, massage/beauty therapist, yoga, Tai Chi, snooker, table tennis and falconry. 

Prices for an exclusive use weekend at Dewsall Court start at around £3,000 per night.

For those with an adventurous spirit the Route de Bonheur (Hills, myths and legends of Scotland) is a sure-fire way of scratching that itch in the lap of luxury. The route is an immersive six hotel stay in some of Scotland’s most prestigious castles, halls and islands. The route, beginning at Glenapp Castle goes through Grey Walls and Chez Roux, Kinloch House, Inverlochy Castle and Airds Hotel. All before ending at the spectacular Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island. This 300-acre private Island lies just north of the town of Oban and is accessible via a road bridge. Eriska, home of an abundance of wildlife including badgers, otters and seals, boats a wealth of activities from its own golf course to ESPA Spa complete with exclusive isgha treatments.

So there you have it three fantastic trips this summer without even leaving our own British shores.   Happy Staycation!

Wordsmithery by Sam | We Are Perception

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