AS lockdown restrictions continue to cause uncertainty, many are playing it safe by staying local and booking UK staycations for summer 2021.
In fact, research indicates as many as four in five Brits are planning a staycation this year.
High on the list of accomodation attributes is a decent view from the boudoir. Instagram alone boasts over 116,000 results for the hashtag #bedroomview, with thousands of results for some of the most picturesque views across the country.
Matress makers, Otty, have pulled together ten of the most breathtaking and aspirational bedroom views that can be enjoyed during a summer staycation.
1. Lake Windermere
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The largest natural lake in the UK, Lake Windermere is situated deep within the Lake District in northwest England.
World-renowned for its natural beauty and breathtaking views, Lake Windermere is a must for any explorative nature lovers this summer.
With a mixture of hotels, spas, cottages and even campsites near the lake, there are hundreds of beautiful bedroom views to unwind in.
Lowwood Bay Resort and Spa boasts spectacular views which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your bedroom, with doors leading onto a balcony overlooking
Prices start from £159 per night.
2. Edinburgh Castle
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Voted one of the most Instagrammable views of Edinburgh Castle, budget hotel chain Premier Inn holds one of the most stunning views in the Scottish capital.
Located just five minutes walk from the castle itself, the views from the bedroom window are enough to make anyone want to move to the gothic city.
A must-see for those looking to book a cultural city break this summer – who wouldn’t want to wake up next to some picturesque castle views?
Prices start from £31 per night.
3. Mevagissey, Cornwall
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Those who are lucky enough to wake up to ocean views each morning are reported to feel calmer than those who don’t.
For anyone craving a Cornish slice of ocean living this summer, this hidden gem will offer a perfect getaway. The village of Mevagissey has some of the most incredible views of the Cornish coast, alongside gorgeous gardens and iconic local attractions.
A strong family favourite with bedroom views to die for, watch the world go by from the comfort of your staycation spot. This view from Cornish Secrets overlooks the beautiful blue ocean right from the bedside window.
Prices start from £75 per night.
4. The Cotswolds
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A hugely popular destination for celebrities and tourists alike, the Cotswolds are a
cluster of quaint towns and villages buried in the southwest of England in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With bedroom views overlooking the lush English countryside, a staycation here is a must for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
While there are hundreds of charming idyllic cottages to choose from across the picturesque landscape, this bedroom from Syke Cottages is filled with natural light, thanks to the two windows overlooking green pastures.
Prices start from £119 per night.
5. Wells, Somerset
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If you’re a fan of The Crown or Bridgerton, and are looking to wake up in a bedroom that is truly fit for royalty, then a stay at the Swan Hotel in Wells is definitely something to add to the bucket list.
Located overlooking the historic Wells Cathedral, the view from The Swan was voted as one of the best hotel views in England, and it’s not hard to see why.
Prices start from £120 per night.
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The nation’s capital has some pretty spectacular skylines if you know the right place to look.
The view from the Shangri-La at the Shard looks over some of London’s most iconic landmarks, all easily accessible to witness from the comfort of your room.
Who doesn’t want to enjoy their five-star breakfast with a view like that?
Prices start from £473 per night.
7. Saint Brides Bay, Pembrokeshire
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For the more adventurous explorer, why not sleep under the stars in the beautiful Welsh county of Pembrokeshire?
Boasting beautiful scenery, the coastline was even voted the second-best in the world by National Geographic in a recent poll.
If you’ve found yourself struggling to drift off or suffering from the effects of insomnia recently, camping is said to help you fall back into better sleep patterns.
Switching off from the distractions of Netflix and Instagram, unplugging from the world for a few days, and distancing yourself from traffic noise and distractions can do wonders at resetting your internal body clock.
Prices start from £18 per night.
8. Isle of Wight
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Another one for seaside lovers, the Isle of Wight offers some beautiful views of the
Officially one of the sunniest places in the UK, this is the perfect staycation destination if you’re in need of a vitamin D boost this summer.
A popular holiday spot, around two million Brits visit the Island every year, with numbers unsurprisingly expected to grow significantly this year.
Prices start from £220 per night.
9. Cannich, Scottish Highlands
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Tucked away deep within the highlands, Cannich is located four hours north of Glasgow.
Log cabins like these make for the perfect staycation retreat for nature lovers looking to escape civilisation for a few days.
This cabin from Eagle Brea has three major lochs right on its doorstep. The stunning skylines can be viewed well into a summer’s evening as you cosy up with loved ones to enjoy a glass of scotch after a day of walking.
Cabins provide a little more space than camping alternatives, making for a restful night’s sleep for you and your family. The wooden cedar bedrooms make you feel as though you’re sleeping in a real forest.
Prices start from £450 per night.
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Located in northeast England, York has railway links to all major cities in the UK,
making it easily accessible to most for a weekend getaway.
With beautiful architecture, the city is also home to the largest gothic cathedral in
northern Europe, York Minster.
Bedroom views like this one from The Principle allows guests to see the iconic landmark in all its glory from their bedroom windows, and it’s even better at night when the lights illuminate the city!
Prices start from £161 per night.
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