During the warmer months, so many people book staycations in the United Kingdom. Staycations have become very popular over the last few years and more people are choosing to stay in the UK for their summer holidays. However, UK staycations aren’t just for the spring and summer months, and it’s a huge misconception that May, June, July and August are the best times of the year to go on holiday in the UK. 

Although the sun might not be shining as much during the autumn and winter, there are so many advantages to going on a staycation as the weather starts to get colder. You don’t need to jet off abroad somewhere to have a good holiday and there are plenty of holiday options here in the UK. If you’re usually a fair weather staycationer, below we have explored some of the biggest benefits of booking a holiday cottage in autumn and winter.

Idyllic landscapes

So many parts of the UK are breathtaking during the autumn and winter months, and this time of the year is perfect for anyone who enjoys a picturesque view. Whether you’re staying on the coast or in the countryside, you can wrap up warm and explore the local area, taking in the landscape and enjoying the unspoiled parts of the UK. 

A brisk walk along the seafront or through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will blow away the cobwebs and you can cosy up by the fire in a holiday cottage afterwards. The autumn and winter months provide you with an idyllic holiday where you can relax and recharge in peace. 

More accommodation options 

Booking accommodation in the UK during the summer can be incredibly difficult and the vast majority of families will go away during the school holidays. When you opt for an autumn or winter staycation, you will have so many more holiday lets to choose from. This is considered to be ‘off-peak’ season for holidays and fewer people will be booking to go away, so accommodation will be less in demand. You won’t struggle to find the perfect holiday home or holiday cottage when you book your staycation for the colder months of the year. 

Cheap holiday lets 

It isn’t uncommon for holiday lets to fluctuate in price throughout the year and typically, it will cost you more to book accommodation during the peak holiday season. When you go on a staycation towards the end of the year, your budget will go much further and you may even be able to book a holiday let that was unaffordable a few months ago. Whether you’re planning a week away or just a weekend, your staycation won’t cost you a fortune. 

Quiet tourist attractions 

Since fewer people are going on staycations during the autumn and winter months, tourist attractions will be much quieter. You won’t have to queue for hours to get into famous attractions and you can visit all of the must-see places during your trip. Exploring cities and towns will be much more enjoyable when you don’t have crowds of people to contend with, and you can leisurely stroll around popular destinations. There will even be fewer people going on walks, so your four-legged friends can have fun running through the countryside. 

Seasonal events 

Throughout the year there are lots of events all over the UK and arguably, some of the best events take place during the autumn and winter months. Whether you enjoy Halloween or Christmas, you can embrace the festivities during your staycation and experience the time of year you love the most in another part of the UK. You can fill your days with lots of activities from pumpkin picking to Christmas markets and have lots of fun whilst you’re away. 

Looking for autumn or winter holiday let deals 

There is no denying that UK staycations are perfect for the autumn and winter months, and if you’re trying to find somewhere to stay this year, visit The Holiday Cottage Collection website. We have excellent holiday let deals in Kent, Bath and the Cotswolds, and there is a range of beautiful properties to choose from on our website. The authentic cottages we advertise are located in the fabulous English countryside and they’re the perfect bolthole to relax and recharge. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help finding the best place to stay.