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Get in loser, we're going on a Road Trip

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of a road trip. Any excuse to hop in the car and explore somewhere new - I love it. Road trips lend themselves perfectly to a spontaneous weekend away, so if you find yourself with a free weekend and fancy an adventure, here are some ideas...

For a coastal break

This house in Devon has views stretching right across the bay and the coastal theme continues throughout the entire property. Light and airy rooms with accents of blue and scatterings of driftwood, it really is the most peaceful seaside escape.

For the interiors

I took photos of every corner of this property purely for future inspiration. Every single detail of The Harbour Deckhouse is perfect, both to look at and to make for a comfortable and luxurious stay. The West Sussex/Emsworth area is now a new found favourite too. Close to villages, pubs and restuarants with some good walks right on the door step. A great mix of countryside and coast.

For the adventure

This one isn't for the faint hearted but if you want to truly throw yourself into road trip life then Defender Camping is the one for you. Super easy process to hire the defender, and it comes with its very own tentbox on top so your accommodation is covered. Pick any destination to take your defender (we picked the Lake District) and had the best time. So many good memories.

To disconnect

I think it's something we all crave from time to time. A chance to truly disconnect from the world, and there is no better place to do this than nestled in the Leicestershire countryside. With limited signal, a road trip to Naomi's shepherds hut could be exactly what you need.

For luxury

If you want less rustic countryside and prefer a higher end trip then Wilderness Reserve is a great one. A great range of properties, set across two stunning estates. In the heart of the Suffolk countryside, a road trip with this as your final destination will definitely be one to remember.

For groups

A firm favourite of all the properties I have visited, and maybe the most surprising in terms of location. This Cotswold lakehouse looks like something from Cape Cod or Nantucket. Summer Lake Lodge sleeps 8 and has a really spacious living area, both indoors and on the private balcony overlooking the lake. Only about a 2 hour road trip from London but feels like a real holiday if you get the weather right!

For the views

This was the first road trip of 2024 and what a way to start. 13 hours driving each way was intense but honestly it was so much fun. If you get the company, the music and the snacks right, you're all set. Stay on the Bay in the Isle of Skye was the perfect base for a few days exploring.

So there are a few recommendations based on places I've stayed. From the Scottish Highlands right back down to Devon, wherever you're based there is no reason you can't have a fun little adventure on the road. Let me know if you've got any road trip plans for this year...

Oh and if you do, you might need this: The Road Trip Tote


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