Our Instagram audience will be aware that over the summer our regular #InteriorsWednesday posts have recently morphed into #ukstaycation posts! With the Covid-induced uncertainty surrounding travel abroad, we wanted to find and share fabulous UK destinations with great food, beautiful sights, excellent independent shops and, of course, stunning interiors. We've had some great tips from our followers too and thought we'd share our discoveries on our website.
Newport, Pembrokeshire (Kate's top tips)
Best Food/Atmosphere The Golden Lion Pub
Best Cafe/Deli Blas at Fronlas for coffee, bread and bacon sandwiches
Best Family Beach Newport Sands for classic bucket & spade fun
Best Family Activity Crabbing at Newport Boat Club
Must visits Melin Tregwynt for Welsh fabrics and The Gallery Yr Oriel for fabulous art
Scottish Borders (where Sarah grew up)
Highlights Floors Castle and The Main Street Trading Company, St.Boswells
Stay Crabtree and Crabtree have a beautiful collection of properties or try Yair Estate for holiday cottages in a stunning location
BEST FOR Fabulous beaches, Hadrian's Wall and countless historic houses, including Bamburgh Castle
Recommended Pub The Lord Crewe Arms for food and rooms
Interiors Destination REfound Objects, Corbridge
Glamping Hesleyside Huts have a dreamy sounding selection of shepherds huts and cabins in Northumberland National Park. We can't wait to try them!
Stay Willow Crossley's The Bull in at Charlbury is on our radar, with 8 beautifully decorated rooms and a fun bar near to Cornbury Park and Blenheim Palace.
Fab Food/Deli Lynwood Cafe in Fairford is lovely and the coffee is delicious, while Sourdough Revolution in Lechlade is worth a visit for THE best sourdough
Shopping Station Mill Antiques in Chipping Norton is one of Lydia's favourites for original home items. Burford Garden Centre has a delicious cafe, beautiful home finds and a lovely children's area, complete with a cosy cinema for little ones to spend some time while you shop!
If you have any great tips for UK Staycations please let us know! We'd love to hear from you.