Your holiday doesn’t always need to be one or two weeks long. Sometimes, taking the time for a short break can be just what you need to relax, recharge and get away for a little while. Whether it’s a long weekend away or a mid week break; a two, three or four night getaway is the perfect chance to reconnect with loved ones, filling long, lazy days under the gentle glow of the sun or wrapped up in front of a toasty fire, visiting pretty little villages and embracing the great outdoors. So, here’s five reasons to take a short break in the UK if you still need some convincing..

Explore somewhere new

It’s always a good time to set off on an adventure to somewhere you’ve never been before. Whether you’re looking for a short break in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Sussex and the Isle of Wight, there’s so much to see and do. Walk the South West Coast Path, explore the local towns and villages, try the local delicacies and get some of that much needed fresh air.

Reconnect

Life can often leave us with little spare time and it’s easy to feel like ships passing in the night with those closest to you. Pack your bags and head off on a short break adventure – whether you’re out and about exploring or taking the time to just sit back and unwind, a few days away provides you with an opportunity to steal a few moments to make those special memories.

Make the most of your weekend

Avoid the Sunday evening dread that hits after realizing the weekend’s ended too quickly: make your weekend a long one and return to work on Tuesday morning feeling refreshed and just a little smug that you’ve made the most of the weekend….

Less annual leave required

That precious annual leave is not to be used lightly! A short break may only use one or two days but can be just what you need to get a slice of adventure and an escape from the bustle of everyday life.

Go any time of year

You don’t have to stick to the summertime to enjoy a short break in the UK. Spring, autumn and winter offer plenty of opportunities to explore and make the most of your time away.  Spring brings the promise of longer days, Autumn is a great time to wrap up warm, set off on countryside walks and enjoy seasonal activities such as Bonfire Night and the lead up to Christmas, and Winter brings the opportunity for refreshing beach walks and cosying up in front of the fire with a good book.

Simon Tregoning is the Chairman at Classic Cottages. Classic Cottages have an exclusive portfolio of places to stay, handpicked in the best locations from the tip of far west Cornwall across the south of England and over on the Isle of Wight.

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