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May 28, 2019

Short Breaks for the Solo Traveller

Short Breaks for the Solo Traveller

Hidden bistro dining set for guests at Barnacle Barn

1690 grade 2 listed – carbon neutral with a biomass boiler and rainwater recovery system – ideal solo retreat

Are you tempted to become a Solo Traveller or do you frequently travel alone?  The number of people travelling solo has been steadily increasing over recent years with the over 75’s being the most popular age group to do so. Across the age groups more than one in six decided to travel alone according to the ‘Holiday Habits Report 2018’ by ABTA.

Travelling solo has many benefits, it can mean you don’t need to compromise, you can choose all aspects of your holiday.  Many people like to take the opportunity to make new friends and others like the freedom to be alone and enjoy some special ‘me’ time!

Little Egret holiday let self catering for two in Hampshire

Little Egret apartment by the coast in Hampshire

A midweek break in a self-catering cottage is the perfect way to relax. Choose a one bedroom holiday home by the coast, in the hills or in a city.  It is much more cost effective than a hotel with no penalties or single person supplements and you will have the freedom to come and go as you please. Fill your days with hiking, shopping or just relaxing in the hot tub with a good book.

Battersea park lounge ideal for solo travellers

A solo city break to London – A Battersea self catering apartment



Solo Holidays your way!

A lot of solo holidays are centred around hosted trips with a guide and lots of other solo travellers.  Many can be trekking across the peaks or sitting on a ship for days.  If you prefer to set your own agenda and eat when and where you feel like, then a self-catering midweek break could be just the thing.

Many Midweek Break self catering properties have a pub and shop within walking distance meaning you are never too far away from essential supplies or a cooked meal.

Travelling alone might not quite mean being totally alone, you might wish to holiday with your dog, therefore finding a dog friendly midweek break could be essential.  Many holiday home owners make

Gate house in Dover self catering cottage for a solo traveller and dog

The Gate House has one bedroom and is dog friendly

a small charge for extra cleaning if you bring a dog.  Always best to check beforehand. Being able to take your beloved friend can make a solo holiday seem more like a joint new adventure with your dog.  We all know that dogs are great at making friends with other dogs too, hence the chance for more social interaction if you should so wish.

Another thing to remember is your travel insurance, which usually covers you if your stay is for a minimum of 2 nights and you have pre-booked your accommodation.  It pays to check the wording on your policy as individual companies may have different stipulations.  Otherwise your solo travel insurance should be the same as any other, just check that if you intend to go bungee jumping with newly made friends, in the spur of the moment, that you are covered.

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Some might also have a sofa bed so you could invite a friend for a couple of days or not – the beauty is that you have the choice!



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