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Staycations in the UK

What is a Staycation?

The term Staycation has arisen due to the current economic conditions leaving Britons with less money to spend and rising political uncertainty in Europe and other holiday destinations that have traditionally been popular.

This has led many to look closer to home for their next big holiday or weekend break without having to worry about flight cancellations, political unrest or the Pound no longer going as far as it used to in other countries.

Whilst some choose to have their Staycation literally by staying at home and going for day trips, others choose to at least get a change of scenery and explore a different part of the country by staying in a hotel or holiday let.

What makes a Staycation better than going abroad?

Whilst the UK may not have the best weather compared to the Mediterranean, Middle East or the Caribbean, neither does it have the very real possibility of political unrest or extreme weather conditions that have been prevalent in other countries in recent years.

Also with the rise of theme parks, interest in outdoor pursuits and the amazing wildlife, historic landmarks and the ever present natural wonder on our doorstep in the UK, Britons are starting to appreciate what is available to them without the stress and potential disaster of leaving the country.

More time to enjoy your Staycation!

Another benefit is that you actually get more time to enjoy your holiday simply because you aren’t spending hours waiting for a train or a plane, never mind the journey itself. In fact by the time you actually drove to your airport and parked you could already be unpacked and enjoying a holiday in the Wye Valley!

What are the benefits of a large holiday home?

A large holiday home can actually save you money! For instance, a group of 20 could easily book a weekend for less than £100 per head! This leaves you with more money to get out and explore the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.

It is also fairly central and isn’t very far away from most parts of the UK, so no arduous travelling is required!

Why choose a holiday home with Big House Holiday Lets?

BHHL specialise in managing self-catering holiday lettings for large groups within the UK, focusing on the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean because of its outstanding natural beauty and because there are a wealth of activities and things to do.

Our group accommodation is suitable for families to join together and experience many wonderful local attractions just a short drive from our holiday homes.

It is also great for groups of friends to get away or clubs with shared interests such as fishing, cycling, hiking or canoeing to take a weekend break enjoying their passion.

What makes us different from the big travel sites is that we live in the same area as the holiday homes we let, so if you need to know anything before you book just ask and we’ll be happy to talk through your requirements!

How do I book my Staycation?

At BHHL we love getting to know our customers. First, check our holiday homes with your preferred dates and if you’re undecided about which one fits in with your plans just call us on 01600 722929 or send us an email and we’ll be happy to tell you more about the houses and the local area and find the right one for you.

  • High Cloud Farm and Barn

    Prices from £1,900.00

    Restored from a run down farm house when bought by Christina Dodwell many years ago, it served for a time as her home and much of her personality and adventures have gone into the house and in the grounds. The openness and size of the farm with its many features almost encourage you to explore the world around you as much as she did and see what you can discover!

    • Dining table seats 24
    • 10 bedrooms sleeps 24
    • Large games room
    • Heated outdoor swimming pool
    • Covered hot tub
  • Orchard House

    Prices from £1,900.00

    The accommodation sleeps up to 24 people and is ideal for family occasions, birthday celebrations, reunions, and holiday breaks. You can walk through the fields into your own private woodland, bike on traffic free lanes, canoe or cruise the nearby River Wye, enjoy unlimited local activities and award winning pubs and restaurants.

    • 10 Bedrooms
    • 2 kitchens
    • Large TV Lounge
    • 8 bath and shower rooms/loos
    • Dine 24 in the dining room
  • The Anchor

    Prices from £1,750.00

    Set in the heart of Lydbrook in the Forest of Dean and previously know as The Anchor Inn, this cosy village pub, which dates back to the 15th century, is now a charmingly converted holiday cottage designed as accommodation for large groups.

    • 7/8 ensuite bedrooms sleep 22
    • G/F room, sofa bed & bathroom
    • Dogs and other pets welcome
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Dine 20 round one table
  • Lowe Farmhouse

    Prices from £1,750.00

    Idylllic rural hideaway on a traditional Herefordshire farm with it's own on site Activity Centre plus games room. 10 minutes walk to wonderful pub. Masses of space.

    • 10 Bedrooms sleeping 24
    • Dining Room seats everyone
    • 2 Kitchens, 2 Lounges
    • Hot Tub hire available
    • Lovely Games Room
  • Holly Tree House

    Prices from £1,750.00

    This charming Edwardian villa is set in the hills above Symonds Yat, overlooking the River Wye. With two lounges, a large dining room and patio plus covered, outdoor hot tub there is plenty of room here to relax and enjoy the sights and sound of nature all around you. An ideal pet-friendly cottage for large group holidays, Holly Tree House provides accommodation in picturesque Symonds Yat, offering an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    • 9 bedrooms sleeping 12 - 22
    • 8 Bath and Shower/Loos
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Pet Friendly
    • 3 Pub/Restaurants walkable
  • Fairlea Grange

    Prices from £1,750.00

    This striking gothic townhouse in the heart of Abergavenny is full of character and features that have inspired one of cinema’s classic movies. Originally the childhood home of Ethel Lina White, a contemporary of Agatha Christie, it was she who wrote the original novel upon which the Alfred Hitchcock movie, the Lady Vanishes, was based. If you want your stay to evoke the atmosphere of one of these classic novels, this is the holiday home for you!

    • 10 bedrooms, 8 ensuites
    • Mini Gym
    • Pets Welcome
    • Games Room
    • Covered Hot Tub
  • River Wye Lodge

    Prices from £1,950.00

    This converted historic 18th Century Coaching Inn offers a wonderful outdoor space on the banks of the River Wye, with a nearby park and canoe launch and a short walk to local village amenities in Lydbrook. Indoors there’s more than enough space to sleep 26 in 12 bedrooms. 10 of the bedrooms have glorious views of the River Wye. The cottage has an accessibility ramp to the front door and the ground floor houses a wheelchair friendly twin room with an en-suite wet room.

    • 12 Bedrooms sleeping 26
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Room
    • Dine 26 round one table
    • Twin disabled bedroom wet room en suite
  • Forest House

    Prices from £1,750.00

    Grade 2, 11 ensuite bedroom converted 4* Hotel sleeping 22 (18 adults and 4 children) in the centre of Coleford, the heart of the Forest of Dean - Hot Tub, games Lounge , Dine Together, Bar. Off road walks and cycling from door.

    • 11 Ensuite bedrooms sleeping 22
    • Covered Hot Tub
    • Games Lounge and Bar
    • All Dine Together
    • Pet Friendly for 2 dogs
  • The Manor on the Monnow

    Prices from £1,950.00

    On the bank of the River Monnow with it's own grounds, fishing, and swimming, hot tub and games room just a 10 minute walk into town, the Manor is perfect for town and country group self catering in the picturesque border town of Monmouth.

    • Games Room and Hot Tub
    • Fishing from garden
    • Wild swimming 100 yards
    • Galleried Hall with woodburner
    • 11 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms
  • Cedars House

    Prices from £1,750.00

    Cedars House is a lovely Georgian holiday home ideally located in the heart of the village of Whitchurch, in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, and sleeps 12 – 20 people.

    • Sleeps 12 - 20
    • 8 bedrooms
    • 5 mins walk to River Wye
    • 4 en-suite bathrooms
    • Walk to 3 pubs/restaurants
  • The Portland

    Prices from £1,750.00

    The Portland is a big holiday cottage that sleeps 12 – 22. It is a spacious Grade II Georgian House positioned in an idyllic village setting. On the cusp of three beautiful counties (Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire) and close enough to offer great Symonds Yat accommodation.

    • Sleeps 22
    • 8 en-suite bedrooms
    • Hot tub available on request
    • 5 minute walk to River Wye
    • Grade II Georgian village house
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