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Holiday on my own- where to go?

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peachpineapplebubbletea · 19/09/2022 17:59

I've not had a holiday for a while, partly due to Covid, but mostly because my husband never wants to go anywhere, or will cancel last minute.

I'm in the upper part of South West England, would like somewhere quiet and peaceful in the UK, maybe by the sea or lakes. I think I'd feel a bit self-conscious eating out in the evenings by myself, so maybe self-catering?

I love those forest 'treehouse' type lodges, but I wonder if they're more for couples?

Any suggestions would be great! I work in a school, so October half term, Christmas or February half term would be when I'm looking.

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yougotthelook · 19/09/2022 18:07

peachpineapplebubbletea · 19/09/2022 17:59

I've not had a holiday for a while, partly due to Covid, but mostly because my husband never wants to go anywhere, or will cancel last minute.

I'm in the upper part of South West England, would like somewhere quiet and peaceful in the UK, maybe by the sea or lakes. I think I'd feel a bit self-conscious eating out in the evenings by myself, so maybe self-catering?

I love those forest 'treehouse' type lodges, but I wonder if they're more for couples?

Any suggestions would be great! I work in a school, so October half term, Christmas or February half term would be when I'm looking.

Air B and B is your friend here...an apartment, everything in there, go out or stay in.
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DontKeepTheFaith · 19/09/2022 18:25

I am not long back from a weekend away alone, DH was ill.

I did a premier inn, Kent coast and have to say I loved it. I opted for ‘family friendly’ restaurant so i didn’t feel uncomfortable, food was crap but it worked well. I walked and walked, felt very liberating and I would love to do it again.

I would go somewhere you can walk. Nothing too isolated if I was alone so maybe Isle of Wight or New Forest? Further north you have the Peak District which is glorious.

Enjoy your break, wherever you decide to go.

Whyareblokesonhere · 19/09/2022 18:31

www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/49926347?source_impression_id=p3_1663608505_wL7AHQ21R1tPDw61
We stayed here, the host was so friendly and an amazing little cove nearby with a great cafe, pub was ok (could have been better considering the setting) but perfectly decent and noone would bat an eyelid at you eating solo
But honestly the setting for the shepherds was spot on, so tranquil, highly recommend

SummerHouse · 19/09/2022 18:35

If you like walking, I would go to Whitby. You can do a coastal walk to robin hood's bay in one direction or Runswick bay in the other. If you have a search on Ingrid Flute website they have some lovely self catering places. Fish and chips are generally fabulous there which you can take back or eat anywhere.

iklboo · 19/09/2022 18:41

Yes Whitby is great. We stayed at a private flat let out to holidaymakers. Lots to do, good walks, quirky shops, great views, fab fish & chips and supermarkets nearby to stock up on food to eat in.

StoneofDestiny · 19/09/2022 18:42

Loads of stunning places in the Cotswolds with picturesque village pubs - nobody would bat an eye at you eating alone.

peachpineapplebubbletea · 19/09/2022 18:44

Thanks everyone, you're making me feel less uneasy about going solo. Would love airb&b suggestions, or cottage recommendations.

I've had a few nights away in Premier Inn places, which are quite nice and anonymous, so I suppose that's an option too.

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Takingabreakagain · 19/09/2022 19:53

I've stayed here www.sykescottages.co.uk/cottage/North-York-Moors-Coast-West-Pier/15-Clarence-Place-1024042.html?utm_source=enterprise&utm_medium=service_email&utm_campaign=property&utm_content=link
It's close to the centre of Whitby shops and restaurants and walking distance to the Abbey and the beach.

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