As the winter draws in and the days get colder, our minds begin to yearn for the return of the sun. Every year, millions of Brits use the Easter bank holiday as an opportunity for rest and recuperation. We at EcoCompanion fully believe in the power of a get-away to relieve stress and remind us of our priorities. However, travelling can be expensive in terms of money and resources. So here is a list of our favourite places to get away over Easter without even needing a passport.
Nature Retreats develop properties which fit in with their surroundings, working with the environment, rather than against it. The amazing glass wall of this lodge lets in maximum natural light and warmth to save on electricity, whilst offering spectacular views of the pristine coastline. With stunning beaches and forests to explore, as well as the intriguing Castle of Mey, there is no shortage of adventure. And when you are tired out, return to the luxury of the lodge to enjoy a welcome hamper of local produce and complementary bottle of wine.
If heading so far north doesn’t appeal, escape to this gorgeous woodland in North Wales. Four acres of woodland on site provide a wonderful habitat for wildlife as well as an opportunity for you to embrace nature. The site uses renewable energy sources but this doesn’t mean it lacks sophistication. Healing and massage treatments are on offer and eco-friendly cooking equipment and toiletries are all provided. This little outpost is the perfect escape or a base camp to explore more of Wales.
If solid walls are more your style, The Stables offers a warm and cozy stay overlooking the Irish sea. Another Natural Retreats lodge, the property celebrates its surroundings with abundant natural light and local furniture and fittings. A welcome hamper of local produce and wine is provided to add a touch of elegance to the stay. Nearby you can find clifftop golf, and many villages, coves, and clifftops to explore.