Luxury properties across the UK
Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. See all of our South West Cottages
The Southern counties of England are varied, each with their own character and charm. Our collection of holiday cottages in Southern England covers the areas of Berkshire, Greater London, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. See all of our Southern England Cottages
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. See all of our North West Cottages
Visit historic North East England with its castles and ruins, beautiful coastline and family attractions whilst staying in one of our luxurious holiday cottages. The region is home to countless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. See all of our North East Cottages
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
Handpicked Cottages have selected what we believe are some of the finest holiday cottages in Wales. We have some superb properties in the most beautiful areas of the country. Rural valleys meet with the stunning coasts to make Wales a perfect self-catering cottage destination. See all of our Wales Cottages
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. See all of our Cottages in Special Places
Jul 03, 2020
We’ve teamed up with premium suncare brand Saltee, who have shared with us their secrets to packing their bags for the perfect day out during any staycation. A guide to their Saltee essentials, whatever the weather.
As with any summer getaway, suncare is always at the top of our list for must-haves. With our Salteeface and body collections we’ve got you covered, literally. Ultra-high UVA and UVB protection that also keeps your skin super hydrated, we have something for every occasion including our SPF50 Face Daily Protection Formula, perfect everyday suncare, even when it’s cloudy. We love the light, fresh summer scent. It reminds us so much of holiday that you’ll think your poolside in Mykonos.
Saltee is all about style which is why we wouldn’t leave without packing our panama hat by Nadia C. Sustainable and ethically sourced hats, with a twist. Our favourite accessory to really liven up your summer wardrobe. We absolutely love the Colombian inspired collection of beautiful hats.
A healthy lifestyle on holiday is sometimes hit and miss when you’re surrounded by delicious cuisines and irresistible poolside cocktails. But Tribe helps us out when we head out for a day to explore the local sights. We like to throw in one of our favourite snack bars to keep our energy levels up. Tasty, natural energy with a variety of different flavours the whole family will love.
For those days when we’re not relaxing or having some downtime on our staycation we like to keep active. And have fun while we do so. Outdoor family games are perfect for making memories! That’s why we always pack our beach bats from The Beach Bat Company. These luxury bats are designed and made in the UK. No trip away is complete without a game in the fresh air.
Combining culture, travel and good taste is what we live for which is why we love Hamamingo. It wouldn’t be a Saltee staycation without our beach blankets. These are handy for any location and any occasion; picnics, chilly nights on the balcony, when the kids fall asleep on the car journey home. Beautiful designs with a modern twist on a traditional Turkish towel.
Wherever you’re headed these summer, make sure you pack your staycation essentials to enhance your Saltee adventure. Join us in planning that next opportunity to “Escape With Us”. As travel and holidays become possible, even if a little closer to home that a normal summer, we encourage you to dream with us. Stay safe. Look out for family and friends and dip into our Saltee stream for some upbeat sunny inspiration and top travel tips. That’s the Saltee way.
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