From traditional pies in Barnstaple to vegan burgers in Brighton, from cycle tours around Edinburgh to kayaking in Wales, there are countless ways to enjoy a great staycation this summer.
As part of our #BritainOnTap campaign to celebrate the summer staycation, we teamed up with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Together, we’ve identified a selection of British businesses from around the country that can’t wait to welcome you on your travels.
Wherever you choose to go in the UK, don’t forget to pack your Starling card. Contactless payments with Starling really do mean that Britain’s on tap. And with the Starling app, you can categorise your payments under ‘Holiday’ to keep track. Have a wonderful staycation.
1. Sally’s Cottages, the Lake District
“We’re all about the little moments of happiness,” says managing director Sally Fielding. “That moment when you put your feet up in front of the fire with a cup of tea, when you stop and stare at the night sky with all the stars, or when you’re hanging out by the lake, swimming and having a picnic with your family.”
Rather than stressing out over a faceless booking website, enjoy the personal touch from Sally’s Cottages in the Lake District. Each cottage is owned and run by different people who care about what they’re doing, many of whom live in the area and can make local recommendations of the best things to do or see.
Priceless moments, no hidden charges, and on the website you can even choose if you want to be within one mile of a pub.