The Ultimate Staycation

The hottest summer on record in 2018 certainly helped boost the popularity of the staycation but have you ever considered owning your own holiday home in your favourite staycation location?


Lakeside - Teal Luxury Lodge at Rudding Park

Let’s get it out there…. returning to the same place every holiday might fill some people with dread and if you are that mind set, then it’s probably not for you.  However, there’s a lot to be said for owning your own holiday home.  You don’t have to spend hours researching where to go or have the worry and fear of paying for the unknown!

Owning a holiday home is incredibly appealing and a lifestyle choice more and more people are taking.  What’s not to love?

- It's easy to be spontaneous and head off if the weekend weather forecast is good. 
- You arrive up to an impeccably maintained home and garden 
- There is something welcoming about familiarity and a sense of belonging 
- It’s somewhere to create memories with you whole family– a ‘generational investment’

Habits are changing.  The fortnight holiday, once a staple of British life, is fading into history. Research by British Airways found that 69 per cent of Brits did not take a two-week holiday last year, and the Office for National Statistics confirms the trend. While those aged 65 and over – are the most likely to escape for more than seven days, younger people aged 18-24 are the least likely. The growth of budget airlines and cheap flights is one reason: there has been a surge in three-night trips, especially among those aged 35-44. But this is only part of the story.

BA also found more than a third of those polled felt a fortnight off would be ‘frowned upon’ or ‘discouraged’ in their workplace. Planning a long holiday can be a headache – trying to juggle annual leave, social and family commitments. Short breaks often mean you don’t need to do this, you can simply pack your bags and go.

Having a break from the pressures of daily life and your regular environment gives you separation and space to feel more refreshed on the return – whether you work or not.  There’s a definite shift towards taking lots of shorter breaks throughout the year.

If you are tempted by the benefits of owning your own holiday home, it’s not just the accommodation you need to think about – it’s about investing in a lifestyle and location.  

Rudding Park in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is set amongst 350 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland.  With a range of luxury lodges in two exclusive lakeside settings close to our two golf courses, owners can make the most of the extensive facilities at Rudding Park hotel including the award winning spa and restaurants and golf membership.

We have responded to the rise in popularity of the Staycation with the addition of two new luxury lakeside properties set amongst landscaped gardens and woodland.  These luxury holiday homes provide owners with access to the indoor pool, sauna and gym at Rudding Park Spa – regarded as one of the best in the country and the two Rudding Park golf courses, offering the perfect lifestyle on your doorstep.

The two new lodges, Heron and Kingfisher, which can bought or rented, both sleep six (two double rooms, one twin room, two bathrooms) and come complete with a private hot tub. They offer spacious open-plan living with vibrant interiors, modern design features and luxurious fabrics with large verandas giving a real sense of ‘bringing the outside in’.

Rudding Park is easily accessible from the major road networks and perfectly located to explore the spa town of Harrogate; the vibrant city of Leeds, historic York or experience the breath-taking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. For those travelling further afield Rudding Park has its own helipad or  Leeds Bradford International Airport is 12 miles away.

Owning a Rudding Park luxury holiday home offers a stress-free, affordable way to get away at a moment’s notice. It is an escape and a wonderful place to invite family and friends offering a lifestyle with style.

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