Where do you want to stay in the UK?

Now that you have decided you want to plan a staycation this half term, the first question to ask yourself is where do you want to go? With so many beautiful spots in the UK to choose from, you might find it difficult to pick. Once you choose an exact location in the UK, you can start forming a solid plan for your getaway.

Somerset is one of the larger English counties with access to green countryside, a beautiful coast, woodlands, lakes and more! If you are looking for a varied and scenic place to stay this half-term, our accommodation in Somerset is situated perfectly.

Choose the right accommodation for your staycation

Explore the different types of accommodation available to you. Staying in the right accommodation is the key to enjoying any staycation, particularly with England’s unpredictable autumn weather. Your accommodation should cater to all your needs and before booking, you will need to consider these important factors:

  • How many beds will you need?
  • Does anyone in your party require accessible accommodation?
  • Are you looking for catered or self-catering accommodation?
  • Would you prefer to stay in shared or private accommodation?

If you are looking for private accommodation in Somerset, we have 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and accessible cottages available. Our holiday cottages make the perfect home away from home with comfortable bedrooms, patios overlooking the garden and solid oak furnished kitchens.

Plan the duration of your stay

The length of your staycation is entirely up to you and if you book in the autumn half term, you will have 7 days to play with. If you are planning a UK staycation with the kids, you might want a little longer to explore everything the local area has to offer and to keep them occupied throughout the half-term.

If you are a couple or group of friends looking to book an autumn getaway this year, you might prefer a shorter trip with more activities packed in at once. Of course, when it comes to deciding the length of your trip, the cost is another important factor. Determining how long your staycation is going to be before booking gives you longer to budget and save.

Make a list of places to visit

Another thing to think about when deciding the length of your holiday is where you would like to visit. For instance, if the purpose of your trip is to explore everything a county has to offer, one night won’t be enough and you might leave the trip feeling disappointed. Planning places to visit in advance will ensure you get the most out of your holiday.

Write a packing list

If you have ever been on holiday and left something important behind, you will appreciate how vital this step in the planning is. You can find helpful packing lists online and on Pinterest to make sure you remember everything you and your family needs. It’s helpful to split your packing list into categories to avoid having to go from room to room finding all the items. Categories could include:

  • Clothes
  • Medicine
  • Rucksack/handbag essentials e.g. money and tickets.
  • Toiletries
  • Technology and toys

Make memories you will never forget

The last thing to remember when planning your half term staycation is to make memories! Take a camera or your smartphone along with you to document your trip to look back on in years to come.

If you are looking for self-catering cottages in Somerset, plan your half-term staycation at Lakeview Holiday Cottages. Our warm and comfortable cottages are situated deep in the Somerset countryside and just a short drive from a beautiful coastline. For more information about our holiday cottages in Somerset or to make a booking give us a call on 01278 661 584 or email us at info@lakeviewholidaycottages.co.uk.

Why not book a stay today?