The Best Staycations in the UK!
Courtesy of Kip Hideaways, we’re sharing their Top Ten UK holiday hideaways.
Kip Hideaways UK is a fantastic membership website that features gorgeous, hideaway staycations and great-value get-aways, recommended by industry experts.
Their collection of kip hideaways and under-the-radar properties boast super-stylish interiors at affordable boutique prices. We discovered Kip Hideaways UK when they launched last year, and we immediately booked our own Kip stay - the beautiful Romney Marsh Retreat in Kent for a Salt-Water mini campaign, which we didn’t want to leave! You’ll soon seen why…
Only the very best hideaways in the most stunning UK locations make it into their collection, from gorgeous kip cottages to tree houses and eco cabins. Membership is just £10 a year or £1.99 for 30 days (pay as you go). And no booking fees, ever.
Some of the very best staycations around - which will you be book-marking now? Over to Kip Hideaways to tell you more…
Follow in the footsteps of Salt-Water Sandals and stay at this uber-stylish Kent retreat, designed by Interior Designer Amy Maynard. Ideal for a romantic getaway, or family escape this hideaway is located in a pretty Kent village. If you’ve got kids in tow they’ll be enchanted by the bunk room, while you can chill out in the hammock or in front of the log burner. The beautiful dunes of Camber Sands are a short drive away, as is the quaint town of Rye. And if you fancy a spot of wild swimming while you're away check out this post on the best places to take the plunge.
This was our very first discovery for Kip: we were blown away by its sheer style and it set the bar really high for our whole collection. The vintage furniture, the quirky modern furnishings, the setting in beautiful St Ives - from which you can walk to bistros and beaches - and the sweet little garden, ideal for a morning coffee. Such a special little place.
This fairytale cottage hides among 500 acres of emerald hills and oak forests, in the wildly beautiful Scottish Borders. Stunning walks lead from the front door, and you can gaze out over a loch from the double-ended bathtub; so romantic! But even prettier are the interiors: Prussian blue velvets, a cowskin stool, scallop-tiled monsoon shower, and on-trend kilims. All in all, an Insta dream.
This seaside bungalow is a fabulous ode to the 70s: think orange leather daybeds, vintage sideboards, cork-effect wallpaper, even a drinks trolley with Campari! A 5-minute drive from golden Saunton Sands, and a walk from pubs and restaurants, it's a perfect pad for a week in Devon with friends or kids (2 bedrooms) - and brilliant value.
Brand-new to Kip, this tiny Victorian cottage is all style and hygge, as you'd expect from an owner who's half Danish and a lifestyle photographer. Blankets, sheepskins, masses of good books and a woodburner are ideal for winter; there's a big garden and BBQ for warmer months. It's even dog friendly, and your dog will love long walks along the Norfolk coast.
Entirely off-grid, this revamped 1880s train carriage sits on the edge of Ashdown Forest in Kent, without a neighbour in sight. It's a place to escape the world with someone special - to take long walks, listen to music, even wild swim if the mood takes you. There's an alfresco bathtub, and the whole thing is magically lit by lanterns at night.
A traditional 19th century stone barn, set on a stunning 70-acre non-working farm overlooking Brecon Beacons National Park, with breath-taking walks from the front door. That's if you can tear yourself away from the gorgeously quirky little hideaway, with its stain glass windows, exposed wooden beams, and roll-top bathtub.
Creative types will love this characterful hideaway in Frome, an arty Somerset town, which bustles with brilliant independents, galleries and a Farmer's Market. Tall windows salute its history and a reclaimed old staircase spirals up to a romantic mezzanine bedroom. Come by train and spend the weekend on foot, just mooching.
This romantic, rustic-chic 16th century cottage is nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Views stretch for miles, best enjoyed from the outdoor tub! Dogs are so welcome here they get their own hamper, and the Fat Lamb pub, where the food’s fantastic, is just 5 fields away.
These luxury shepherds’ huts in Yorkshire tick every box for a romantic break. They're set on an idyllic 100-acre farm, you can walk or cycle through a nature reserve to the pub. The interiors are chic, and luxurious - underfloor heating, in a hut?! And then there's your alfresco hot tub, best enjoyed at night, under a dazzle of stars.
For a different sort of staycation check out our post on the best UK road trips.