With usual summer holidays to the Costa del Sol or the south of France in jeopardy this summer, many may be thinking what’s up for grabs on their doorstep.
Travel abroad may be hindered by quarantine on your return to the UK or instant local lockdown if cases rise — so what about a staycation?
A staycation will give you a chance to discover more about what may be just a stones throw away from you, and will probably save you some money while you’re at it.
Here’s a pick of some of the best Airbnb accommodations within an hour of Bury.
For a bit of an adventure just up to an hour away near Todmorden in West Yorkshire sits a tree cabins overlooking a small remote pond.
‘The Tree Cabin’ takes its visitors back to nature with everything you need for cooking, eating, and sleeping in one cabin with a smaller cabin a few trees away for washing.
The secluded spot should be a welcomed break from all that lockdown has had to offer.
In the other direction at Southport on the West Lancs coast is another countryside retreat, this time offering some Scandinavian inspired relaxation.
Titled ‘Goose Dub Getaway’ offers a private outbuilding, where pets are welcome, and a Swedish hot tub, traditionally heated by an internal stove.
Further up the coast at Cockerham is ‘Graystock Lodge’ on the Lancashire Coastal Way, a perfect visit for walkers.
This is located deep in the countryside, just a stones throw away from the coast, with this accommodation also boasting its own hot tub.
Finally a bit closer to home lies a 19th century cottage in Edgworth, right next to the Wayoh Reservoir, for those looking to escape the house and discover more of what the West Pennines has to offer.
Just off Blackburn Road this Delph Cottage offers enough space for nine people and is a short walk away from both the reservoir and expansive moorland.
There’s plenty on offer a short drive away, with lockdown potentially offering the best opportunity to rediscover Lancashire and the North West, for more staycations in the future.
Visit airbnb.co.uk for more options.