So, the heatwave has finally hit and you and the gals are starting to think up summer plans. We can't blame you, we're doing the same.
If you don't have the budget for that all-inclusive Marbella hol this year, a UK staycation is a fab way to get out of the city and give yourself a break from all the hustle and bustle.
If you can't drive or, you know, you just don't want to, it can feel like you have no options. Seriously, why do all those dreamy The Holiday-style cottages exist at the end of a dirt track road that you can't access unless you drive a four-by-four?
The injustice is real but, luckily for you, we've been doing some research and found some solid options to get your vacay of dreams back on track.
From city breaks to seaside getaways, we present to you...
CHECK OUT: The best staycation homes by train or coach
The best staycation homes by train or coach for summer 2021
Where? CornwallBy train or coach? TrainDistance from station? Five minute walkSleeps? SixSt. Ives is Cornwall's gift to the UK. Its sleepy little harbour provides some of the best seafood you'll ever taste, there are art galleries aplenty, and the beach is on the doorstep. Dreamy.
Where? South DevonBy train or coach? TrainDistance from station? 19 min walk Sleeps? FiveExperience the stunning views of South Devon, from this sunny second-floor apartment on the English Riviera. With two bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a location just a few moments away from bars and waterside restaurants, this is a getaway you can't miss.
Where? BathBy train or coach? TrainDistance from station? Eight-minute walkSleeps? TwoPenthouse apartment anyone? Bath is the perfect combo of city and culture, with scenic little streets and loads of historical sites to visit. From the top floor you'll get stunning views over Bath's rooftops, where you can relax with a prosecco in hand.
Where? BournemouthBy train or coach? TrainDistance from station? 20-minute walkSleeps? SixJust because you're travelling by train, doesn't mean you have to give up your dreams of a beachfront cottage. Bournemouth is the classic picturesque seaside town, and this bright and airy home is giving us major Mamma Mia vibes - it's also only moments away from the ocean.
Where? YorkBy train or coach? TrainDistance from station? 15-minute walkSleeps? SixIf you're feeling a getaway but don't want to be TOO far from civilisation, the Yorkshire city centre and nearby riverside is a fab location. This home is super modern and spacious, making the perfect social hub for you and the gals.
Where? YorkshireBy train or coach? TrainDistance from station? 30-minute walkSleeps? FiveLet's be honest - when we imagine a getaway, this little rustic cottage is exactly what we mean. Bring your yoga mat, some good books and a self-care kit, because this home screams zen.
Where? BrightonBy train or coach? TrainDistance from station? 10-minute bus from BrightonSleeps? 10If you're planning on getting all your gal pals together for one big getaway, we can't think of a better stay than this stunning contemporary house located near the beach in Brighton. It has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a private garden for all the fun activities you'll be getting up to.