Why not consider a refreshing change of pace this summer? With the world still navigating its way through uncertainties, there’s a brilliant alternative to flying across the world: a local staycation. Ditching the traditional holiday plans, you may discover the hidden treasures just outside your garden! So, let’s embark on a few examples of why staying close to home might be a brilliant option for a last minute summer holiday.
Adhurst Yurts, Adhurst Estate, Sheet, Hampshire, GU31 5DZ
Located on the border of West Sussex and East Hampshire there is a gorgeous ancient woodland within the South Downs National Park, and tucked in there are the Adhurst Yurts and Cabin. This is the perfect nature getaway, as there are no public footpaths, so you can sit back and enjoy the surroundings without the crowds of local walkers. If you are in for a family getaway, they have the perfect thing for you. The banks of the River Rother is a brilliant excuse for a splash with the kids and dog. Then after a nice long day outside, you have three local, rustic pubs just a short walk from the Adhurst Yurts site.
The yurts have beautiful fairy lights and wooden floors, double beds, wood burners and private outside areas with a safari kitchen for all seasons. Most of them even have their own ensuite with a hot bath or private shower and earth closet.
Barrow Hill Barns, Ramsdean, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1RW
Barrow Hill Barns is a collection of 8 luxury barns, 3 lodges and events space just outside of town. Situated on a working farm, nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Barrow Hill Barns offers stunning views across the beautiful Hampshire countryside. They will provide you the opportunity to immerse yourself in beautiful surroundings and explore all the area has to offer.
Harvesting Lane, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 1QR
Upper Parsonage Farm is part of a 1400 acre family farm, owned and farmed by the family since 1904.
The farm has seen many changes since Sue started the hospitality business in 2004, from their first Dutch visitors that asked to camp, to a small campsite, Shepherd’s Hut and an individual self-catering room. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Meon Valley, Upper Parsonage Farm pride themselves in providing a relaxing countryside stay.
Cedar Valley Bereleigh Estate, East Meon, Hampshire, GU321PH
Cedar Valley is a gorgeous local glamping and camping site situated in the Meon Valley on the private estate of Bereleigh. They have a gorgeous camping collection of luxury cabins, tents, camping sites and even a converted horsebox!
Wallops Wood is a stunning collection of cottages located in the South Downs woodland. First converted in 2013, an old farmhouse started their journey off, being turned into 5 brilliant cottages for you all to stay in. With becoming more successful and winning national Self Catering Accommodation of the Year they added even more brilliant cottages, some even having a heated pool and jacuzzi!
The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Hants, GU32 1HR
As we’ve explored the simplicity and joy these short escapes can offer, it’s clear that travel doesn’t always mean flying across the world, but that they could be right on your doorstep! So, whether it’s a weekend retreat, or a midweek recharge, these mini holidays give you the chance to discover some beautiful landscapes
To see more of the awesome events happening near you, CLICK HERE and don’t forget to submit your own events to our “What’s On” page for the chance to be featured.
We apologise for the inconvenience – uploads are temporarily suspended whilst we update the website. Please revisit in 5 days time.