This year, like many others, my family and I have chosen not to travel abroad for our annual holiday. Instead we are fully embracing the staycation spirit, but if like me you are still longing to discover and enjoy some much-missed Nordic style this summer, I’ve rounded up 5 Nordic Style Stays in the UK that will certainly help bring my favourite part of the world a little closer.
Port Hotel, Eastbourne
Our first stop is to the southeast coast and the Port Hotel. This lovingly restored Victorian townhouse on the Royal Parade in Eastbourne is filled with pieces from Ferm Living, Gubi, &Tradition and Muuto.
There are 19 exquisite rooms to choose from, including a spacious studio apartment with its own balcony and views of the pier, a large but cosy family room, and dog-friendly rooms on the lower ground floor.
There is also a welcoming restaurant and bar serving locally-sourced and seasonal dishes, and drinks all produced in Sussex and the surrounding area.
Prices start at £140 per night, www.porthotel.co.uk
The Curators Apartment, Bath
Next on the list is the gorgeous Curators Apartment in Bath; a Grade 11-listed self-catering apartment that perfectly mixes Georgian grandeur with a contemporary sense of style.
Housed above a vintage clothes shop in the trendy Artisan Quarter, The Curators Apartment is in easy access of all the must-visit attractions this World Heritage City has to offer. On the inside this split-level space features two bedrooms, a light, bright kitchen and homely living room and dining area.
The paired-back neutral walls and painted floorboards provide the perfect backdrop for the striking Frama pendant light, Ferm Living bedside lamps and Hay side tables.
Prices start at £150 per night, www.thecuratorsapartment.com
If a relaxing woodland retreat, tucked away on the North Norfolk coast is more your thing, then Blackwood is for you.
Set within its own private grounds spanning half an acre and nestled amongst the National Trust woodland and heath that sweeps up above the coast at West Runton, Blackwood is certainly a luxurious self-catering escape.
Named after the heavily charred Accoya in which it is wrapped, Blackwood is set over two floors. There’s a DeVOL kitchen, open plan lounge and dining area with bespoke furniture from the likes of the Galvin Brothers and a wood burning stove, plus two super king bedrooms and an additional twin bedroom upstairs.
Prices start at £240 per night based on 6 people sharing, www.blackwoodnorfolk.com
The Dundonald, Fife
For recommendation number four we head to the south-west of Scotland and the picturesque village of Culcross. Here you’ll find the recently restored Dundonald Guesthouse & Cottage.
Firstly the three-storey coach house, which has been welcoming weary travellers since 1850, has an elegant dining room, living room with oversized sofas, bar, and an outdoor courtyard with must-have firepit. With the two king size suites offering wonderful views across the rooftops and the River Forth beyond.
While the adjoining cottage, which dates to the 1600s, is the perfect spot for up to 6 guests, thanks to its two bedrooms, open plan living area and private outdoor terrace.
Prices for the guesthouse start at £120 per night including breakfast, while the cottage is £200 per night based on 4 people sharing, www.thedundonald.com
Object The Apartment, Manchester
Our final destination, Object The Apartment is just a short tram ride from the hustle and bustle of Manchester city centre, in leafy Chorlton.
Conveniently located above the gorgeous Object lifestyle store, this open-plan two-bedroom self-catering apartment has been designed to make the most of every inch of space, as well as showcase the latest Nordic design pieces on sale downstairs.
With its warm colour palette, glossy green and terrazzo bathroom, through to the bespoke kitchen with its grain covered cabinets, it’s certainly a place for relaxing, for indulging and for making happy memories.
Prices start at £75 per night, www.objectstyle.co.uk
I hope this small selection of Nordic style stays in the UK has provided you with inspiration for your own holiday plans, this summer and beyond. Please also let me know of any others you have discovered too, as I am always on the look-out for adventure.
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