The right place to stay can make or break your vacation. Whether you’re looking for gorgeous scenery, historical buildings, or secluded peace, the National Trust’s properties are among the best places to stay in England and the larger UK, and they’re sure to include an option (or two, or three) for you.
Wireless Cottage in Cornwall
Set on the cliffs overlooking Housel Bay, this one-bedroom cottage offers intimacy and coziness, while also providing plenty of local attractions and scenic areas to roam.
Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage 2 in Tyne and Wear
The former lodgings of the keeper of the Souter Lighthouse and their family, this seafront house is perfect for guests who are looking for a balance of beauty and comfort.
The Round House in Suffolk
This rotunda cottage, which is tucked away among the majestic grounds of the Ickworth Estate, will entrance guests with its natural scenery and quaint charm. Located near Bury St. Edmunds and Cambridge, it also offers a wealth of cultural attractions.
Chilterns Bunkhouse in Hertfordshire
Surrounded by lush green fields and peaceful forests, this cottage in the midst of the Ashridge Estate is ideal for disconnecting from the stresses of modern life and focusing on the things that matter most.
Coastguard Cottage 3 in Devon
With verdant woodlands on one side and Peppercombe beach on the other, this 18th-century cob cottage boasts both natural beauty and a delightful rustic appeal.
Great Langdale Campsite in Cumbria
Those who want a more primitive experience would be hard pressed to do better than the Great Langdale Campsite, situated just below the Langdale Pikes. The campsite offers amenities for everything from tents to motorhomes, as well as wooden camping pods, and the surroundings are ideal for outdoor adventures.
Tal y Braich in Gwynedd
This lovely Welsh stone cottage is the picture of coziness inside. On the outside, it’s surrounded by majestic mountains (including the awe-inspiring Tryfan), rolling fields, and lakes.
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire
The marshlands at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve offer campers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the quiet magic of the natural world. Guests can wander around the boardwalks and enjoy the plethora of wildlife that call the fens home, then sleep under the stars.
Dyffryn Mymbyr Farm House in Conwy
This restored Victorian farmhouse, which is actually part of the Penrhyn estate, is nestled amidst the austere beauty of Snowdonia.
Hall Court in Cornwall
History enthusiasts will rejoice at the chance to enjoy a vacation at this preserved Tudor house, which is still filled with original decor and architecture. What’s more, guests are free to wander the gardens, river, and surrounding estate.
Hartwell House and Spa in Buckinghamshire
Luxury and architectural wonder meet in this hotel, located in a part-Jacobean mansion and part-Georgian house. Visitors can look forward to fine food, being pampered in the hotel spa, and a wealth of nearby attractions.
Blickling Tower in Norfolk
People who enjoy getting as close to history as possible can’t do any better than staying at Blickling Tower, with its Rapunzel turret and 18th-century period architecture. When you’re finished exploring the former race stand of the Earl of Buckinghamshire, take a walk on the nearby trails or make a visit to the estate’s pub.
These are just a handful of hundreds of spectacular places to stay!
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