Summer is gone. Autumn is here. And soon it will be winter! And unless you have a winter break scheduled to some far flung tropical destination (and if so, lucky you!), this time of year can seem a bit bleak and unforgiving – especially with the dark mornings and evenings closing in.
It’s always nice to have something to look forward to on duller days. But if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to 2 weeks on a sunny beach in Mexico, how about a staycation? A staycation is a holiday spent at home or nearby. It is, in short, a break from reality. A chance to unwind, and the opportunity to explore or do something entirely different from your normal routine.
Staycations are often overlooked. But you really don’t need to lead the jet set life to get a well deserved break. Here are our 3 reasons why we think you need a staycation this winter!
The real reason we all love holidays is not because of the sun (although that does help!) but because they allow us to put some distance between ourselves and real life. And if you think that a holiday close to home won’t do that for you – think again! If what matters to you is fitting in some serious self-care, enjoying a bit of fresh air, and new surroundings, then a staycation is just the thing. Whether you choose to fly solo or with a loved one, booking yourself into a hotel just 30 minutes away from home can give you the opportunity to switch off, wind down, and chill out. All you need to do is turn off your phone, pack a few clothes and go!
Here in the UK, there’s so much to see and do. If you enjoy getting out and about, there are a huge range things to get up to. Including dining at local restaurants, trying out something new, or just exploring the great outdoors. You could even take the opportunity to try something totally new on your staycation. You could rent a bike, attend a class or teach yourself a new hobby!
Save Yourself Some Cash
There’s no doubt about it, holidays abroad can be hard on your pocket. And with Christmas coming up, you may be tightening your belt. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a precious few days away from the hustle and bustle! A staycation is much cheaper and easier to plan. You don’t have to book plane tickets, buy a visa, renew your passport, or get up at silly o’clock to make your flight. Depending on your budget, you are in control of how much you spend and where you go! There’s no doubt, a staycation is fantastic for those on a budget. With a little bit (not a lot!) of planning you can make your money go a long way while experiencing new things in similar surroundings.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
We are all becoming more conscious about how our day-to-day lives affect the planet. A staycation is the perfect way to holiday and do your bit to reduce climate change. There’s absolutely no need to travel to far flung places. Just take a look at hotels local to you and choose one that piques your interest! With no arduous car or plane journeys, you’ll be less stressed and more green! You could also consider taking a train or other public transport to your chosen destination instead and using public transport to explore.
Book Your Staycation With JC Hotels in Derbyshire Today
The Littleover Lodge Hotel in Derbyshire is the perfect place for a staycation. A family-run business, our former 1850’s farmhouse is nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. And we know how to help you switch off and unwind!
We have 14 en-suite bedrooms on offer that are kitted out with everything you need for the staycation you’ve been dreaming of. There’s a cosy bed made in luxurious linens, a flat screen television for catching up on your favourite shows, coffee and tea making facilities to warm you up and free Wi-Fi (although we recommend switching your phone off)!
There’s also a huge amount to see and do local to us including miles and miles of countryside to explore, Calke Abbey, Highfields Happy Hens Farm, Aqua Narrowboats and more! While you’re with us you can also enjoy a range of sumptuous food and drink at our cosy restaurant, the Lodge Bar & Dining, along with an exquisite cocktail menu.
So, whether you’re planning a family getaway, a romantic long weekend, or an escape from the daily grind by yourself, why not book yourself a room at out hotel in Derbyshire this winter?