It's official – from July 4th, overnight stays in England will be allowed

Anyone keeping on top of the news will know that today it was announced that in England, from July 4th, hotels, bed & breakfasts, holiday homes, campsites, caravan parks and boarding houses will all be able to reopen. Overnight stays are back! This will come as a welcome relief to those of us waiting patiently to get back out there and travel, after what feels like a very long time spent in isolation!

So, if you're already thinking about that next holiday close to home, or you're scouring a map for inspiration on where to spend a bit of time, let us help you out with inspiration on our top breaks in and around England. 

Oh, and don't forget, we have just shared details of our new COVID-19 response initiative, which features 11 actions – all of which will help to minimise exposure to the virus where possible and enable you to return to your holidays safely, and with confidence.


Christmas in Kent - December 24th, 2020

How many times, as you’ve slaved over a hot stove or a never-ending pile of cranberry sauce-encrusted plates, have you promised yourself: “Next Christmas, someone else is going to do all the work!” Well, why not make it this Christmas? Now that lockdown rules are easing, make plans to get away for the holidays and join us in Kent. Enjoy a welcome Christmas cocktail reception, a four-course Christmas lunch, chef’s Christmas buffet, and even a complimentary optional excursion to Canterbury.

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Highgrove & the Cotswolds - 23rd April, 2021

Looking for that quintessential English country garden? Look no further than Highgrove, the country home of HRH The Prince of Wales. This will be a rare opportunity to see these fascinating gardens which of course are cultivated using wholly organic methods. Elsewhere on this lovely holiday, you'll admire the Arts and Crafts style at Rodmarton Manor, discover the secret gardens at Hidcote and tour the world-renowned gardens of Kiftsgate Court.

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Historic Houses of Dorset - 23rd April, 2021

Love exploring the inside of other people's homes? This holiday is for you! Head down to charming Dorset for four days of glorious visits to historic houses, which range from Minterne House (where you'll be led around by none other than the owner Lord Digby himself!) to Kingston Lacy. There will even be time to visit the birthplace and house of Thomas Hardy at Max Gate along with Forde Abbey, which is home to the stunning Mortlake tapestries. 

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Private Gardens of Cornwall - 29th April, 2021

Cornwall’s gardens are renowned the world over for their colour and variety, and there are some truly outstanding examples here, many of them privately owned. These include Bosvigo, with wonderfully colourful borders; Trebartha with many water features and great views, and the Italianate-style Lamorran. Elsewhere, discover Lanhydrock, Trewithen and Trelissick.

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Gardens of Kent & Sussex - May 28th, 2021

Ah, the garden of England – what better place to spend time visiting amazing sites and outdoor spaces? Join us in May next year for a whirlwind tour of Kent and nearby county Sussex. This holiday includes a visit to Lullingstone Castle’s innovative World Garden of Plants, a chance to observe the outstanding plant collections at Nymans, time to soak up the magnificently manicured gardens of Sissinghurst, and even very special access at Perch Hill. 

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It's official – from July 4th, overnight stays in England will be allowed was published on 23 June 2020