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Staying Local – Why You Should Choose a UK Retreat

With the Covid-19 pandemic still affecting our day-to-day life, many UK residents are choosing to stay local for their next summer holiday. There is an abundance of beauty spots across the country that were previously abandoned in lieu of warmer weather, but are now hosting a large volume of UK tourists. 


We believe that staying local is still the best choice, so find out why you should choose a UK retreat for your next break. 

Why stay local? 

With overseas travel becoming more and more complicated, it can be simpler to just stay in the UK. Instead of stressing about tests, vaccine passports and Covid restrictions, you can enjoy a local holiday in the stunning UK countryside. There’s no place like home after all!


Local holidays also help boost UK economies, especially in tourist hotspots such as The Lake District and The Peak District. These locations rely on holidaymakers and have taken a hard hit over the past few years, so what better way to get them back on their feet than taking a break yourself. This support can also help the local environment, as the money generated from tourism can be put back into preserving wildlife. 


It’s easy to be swayed by warm weather and exotic escapes, but there is so much to explore right on your doorstep. 

Choosing Derbyshire

Derbyshire is one of the many counties that host the stunning and spectacular Peak District, a national park with so many places to visit and too many things to do. When choosing Derbyshire as your holiday destination, you can’t miss visiting the Peak District. 


From walking trails to water sports, the Peak District has it all and can keep the whole family entertained for weeks. Enjoy local cuisines wherever you end up, with a plethora of restaurants, pubs and cafes spread throughout the county. 


Formed over 70 years ago in 1951, the Peak District continues to grow in popularity every year, with new holiday activities and accommodation popping up daily. Whether you’re a large group of friends, a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or a family, there are places to stay for everyone. 

Rustic Retreats

Our gorgeous holiday cottages at Rustic Retreats are located in the heart of Derbyshire and Matlock, designed to host up to 5 visitors for a relaxing escape. Each of our cottages is fully equipped and furnished, complete with an inviting hot tub. Choose from Jack’s Cottage, Owslow Cottage or Waters View and book your retreat today. 


The town of Matlock is just 8 miles away for a wider range of shops and services, but if you aren’t picky, there are plenty of local amenities to enjoy. There’s so much to explore in the beautiful village of Brassington and beyond, one stay just won’t be enough. We love our returning customers and thrive on creating the perfect holiday retreat for you and your family. 

To book your stay at Rustic Retreats, visit our accommodation page now. For more information on our UK retreats and holiday cottages, don’t hesitate to get in touch.