Fancy a Break Away from the Crowds?

Many of us prefer to take short breaks away from home at weekends or during school holiday time. However, if you’re not tied to school holidays then why not take a break mid-week? There are many advantages to taking time off outside the school holidays. For families with pre-school children, it’s a great time to get away, or if you work from home perhaps you can make the most of a change of scenery and catch up with a few emails around some days out.

View from the garden at Glenside Cottage taken by one of our guests
(Laura B) in September 2020.

One of the big advantages of taking time out during the week outside school holidays is that you can really escape from the crowds. During the week there are usually less people staying at Wallops Wood, which means less people using our facilities as well, so it really does feel like you’re getting away from it all! Another advantage is that there is usually more availability at our cottages, so you can take your pick and choose the cottage that appeals to you the most. If you’re bringing pre-school children, perhaps bring granny and grandpa along too and enjoy some family time together. 

Open plan living area at Early Mist
Open plan living area at Early Mist

The local attractions are also much less crowded during the week and if you’re still trying to socially distance, that’s another advantage. There are many wonderful places to visit on our doorstep, so make the most of what’s in the area and enjoy days out without the crowds. There’s information on the local area in each cottage and in our confirmation correspondence to you there’s a link to download our digital guide which contains lots of information including some great suggestions for places to visit. Attractions include museums, galleries, houses and gardens, and historic towns and cities all within a short distance. There are also local attractions for pre-school children such as Peppa Pig World, which is always a big hit with the little ones! 

Peppa Pig World
Peppa Pig World

We’re lucky to have some stunning countryside all around us as we’re located in the South Downs National Park. We’re surrounded by nature so take the time to explore and immerse yourself in this beautiful part of the country. There are many walks you can take from your cottage which also include a stop off at a local pub, all of which are dog friendly. 

On return, your cottage will be warm and cosy. Enjoy sitting by the wood burner or you can enjoy a soak in the hot tub and gaze at the sunsets or even stargaze after dark! Don’t forget to book your swim slot and enjoy the pool to yourselves and even help your little ones learn to swim.

A mid-week break can be a wonderful opportunity to recharge your batteries without the crowds and make the most of some time out from the busy lives that we lead. 

Blue swimming pool with accessible hoist and dolphin design on back wall
Our warm indoor pool