Could you be the host?
A staycation does exactly what it says on the tin, a holiday taken at home in your own country rather than travelling abroad. The pandemic brought on the rise of the staycation as travel restrictions prevented people from taking trips to far-off places. When these restrictions eventually eased, international travel did not take the same precedence that it had done before. There are a few reasons for this, one being a caution to travel developed over two years of lockdown (understandable). Another being a newfound appreciation for what we have at home.
There are loads of benefits to the staycation, such as travelling more sustainably, boosting the local economy and simply discovering some amazing things on your doorstep. What’s more, vacationing at home can often be a way to travel for less.
The future of domestic travel seems to be all about slowing down. Whilst on-the-go city breaks remain very popular, rural and nature getaways continue to rise in popularity. Remote cottage escapes, woodland cabins, and quaint local BnBs are all prominent choices.
Okay, enough about staycations and how great they are. Let’s talk about accommodation.
Whether you’re a staycationer or a staycationee, oak framed cottages and annexes make a great choice when it comes to accommodation. Now this blog isn’t going to be inspiration for your next holiday per se, instead it’s going to, hopefully, inspire you to accommodate those holidays.
Let’s say you live in a beautiful part of the country, you have some land and are looking for a project. Get into tourism. Adding an oak framed, annexe or garden cottage to your property immediately adds value to your home before you even start letting it out to visitors. Ancillary accommodation doesn’t have to be an extra source of income, you might have a lot of family and friends and need somewhere for them to stay when they visit. Let’s be honest though, the wooden cabin is never going out of style. Cottages, cabins, lodges, chalets…the list is endless. Well not really, but it’s still pretty long.
A great example is this cute little one bedroom oak framed bedsit. Situated in the beautiful mid-Wales countryside, it offers luxury, comfort and character. It’s size is perfect for travelling couples,
And what about the ‘Cole House’, this charming annexe in the Somerset countryside. Slightly bigger than the previous example but still no mansion, it is the perfect spot for those wanting a quiet country getaway. The outside is rustic and traditional and the inside is bright, spacious and modern.
So there you have it. The era of the staycation is well under way, let’s all be a part of it.