What better way to restore yourself than a wild swim in your own private lake? None of that chaos you get on the ponds in London. Ditchling Cabin, which is north of Brighton and smack in the middle of the South Downs National Park, is perched on the edge of a lake that is all yours during your stay. There's even wetsuits for all-weather fun. When you're on land, you'll have a lovely cabin complete with a charming little fire, an outdoor fire pit and wonderful views.
This is the year of the UK getaway, for obvious reasons. However, it's a blessing in disguise for many of us, as our country is packed with incredible scenery, gorgeous villages and hidden gems just waiting to be discovered – given you'll be jetting off abroad most other years, why not lock in some UK travel while it's the only real option! With the country inching back to normality, it's a great time to get booking a staycation. For something a bit left-field, we suggest booking a cool and quirky Airbnb near London.
From seaside shacks to cosy cottages by the forest, there's no limit to the incredible places to stay within an hour or two from London. They boast a load of amazing beaches, walks and lush stretches of countryside to explore while you’re there. Seriously, you’ll wonder why it took a global crisis to make you discover these sweet spots.
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