2021 will be the year of Staycations. Check out these beautiful stargazing lodges!

28th April 2021

Covid-19 restrictions are lifting in all parts of the UK with restaurants and gyms opening next

However, it looks like 2021 will be the year of Staycations with still a lot of uncertainty over travel restrictions and isolation periods.

BUT do not despair! The UK boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, the best of which are marked as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Star Name Registry has put together the top five must-visit locations for this year.

All these destinations offer superb opportunities to stargaze so why not surprise your loved ones by naming their very own visible star!

#1 Loveland Farm, Devon, United Kingdom

Loveland Farm is a fabulous place to get back to nature and go camping in the most stylish fashion possible. The pod has a wood burner for keeping cozy but is still made of canvas, so those staying in winter will want to pack plenty of warm clothing. Lighting in the deck picks out the white canvas and the broad window that shows views of the river and the meadow below. To add the cinematic impact of the pod, you have a projector screen on hand for your own private pod-based movie nights!

We couldn't think of a more beautiful place to stay this summer!

#2 Two Valley's retreat, Powys, United Kingdom

Stunning views from the deck, stargazing from the hot tub, cool cabin beds, and the whole hillside to yourself for outdoor games and BBQs! A few days at Two Valleys Retreat is a few days of the most perfect peace and quiet you could wish for. You climb (or drive) up Burfa Bank to where the canvas lodge sits just outside the treeline and settle into the countryside views without another soul in sight. The landscape is your stunning backdrop everywhere you go. You can fold the walls back or sit out on the deck for a scenic breakfast, cook up a BBQ feast and eat on the bench just up the hill, or fire up the hot tub and watch the stars come out in the region’s incredibly unspoiled skies.

There is nothing not to like about this beautiful Welsh Safari tent.

#3 The Douglas Boathouse, Argyll & Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

A gorgeous, cozy space right on the banks of Loch Fyne with incredible views, it's own mooring, and touching history. The boathouse is a place to unwind. You could spend your days just looking out over the loch and working your way through the collection of games and books. You are, however, perfectly placed for wildlife watching, hiking, mountain biking, and sailing, however, if that sounds too strenuous you could just pour yourself a nice glass of wine, kick back and spend the evening stargazing.

#4 Knotting Hill, Barn House, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

The cabin you’ve always dreamt of - fold the doors back, wander out for hot tub dips, dinner from the pizza oven, paddling on the lake, this place Boat House really has it all. The cabin conceals some indulgent touches under a simple, rustic decor. There’s underfloor heating, a double-ended bathtub, and a sound system and TV that make for great movie nights or the rare chance to let your music roll out into the forest, with no neighbours to disturb. This really is a tranquil place for your perfect stargazing staycation.

#5 Meadow Pipit, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Spot deer at first light in the meadow, settle into the hot tub under a sky full of stars, search for the perfect pork pie in Melton Mowbray and chill on the deck with a glass of bubbles. There are cards and games for entertainment, a bottle of Prosecco plus the essentials, and cosy blankets if the weather turns. Your packing list should include a pair of binoculars if you’re keen on bird-spotting; the trees and grasslands are home to all manner of feathered friends, and a short drive away is Rutland Water, one of the UK’s best-loved nature reserves!

And, that concludes our top 5 Staycation locations in the UK for 2021.

Thanks to Canopy and Stars for gathering wonderful locations across the whole of the UK and worldwide. Canopy & Stars inspect and select the most inspiring places to stay in the great outdoors, for those in search of a life more wild.

Did you know we can also capture the night sky of your perfect Staycation? Check out our sister company Maps For Moments and make your 2021 holiday the most memorable one yet!