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The best holiday homes for a forest retreat

The United Kingdom is scattered with unspoiled gems and breathtaking locations, from creeks and rivers to reserves and national parks, just waiting to be explored. Studies have shown that individuals become happier, healthier, smarter, and more creative when surrounded by nature. The most memorable holidays and comfortable stays go hand in hand. Luckily, Belvilla has many holiday home options near forests and other popular nature-filled locations. Our holiday homes and cottages are an all-in-one assurance of comfort, relaxation, and luxury. So take a breather from your hectic routine, and plan your next holiday to reconnect with Mother Earth.

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Visit the Glencoe National Nature Reserve

Glencoe is unarguably one of the most cherished and loved places in all of Scotland — definitely warranting a trip to this beautiful piece of land. No description of Glencoe National Nature Reserve will do justice to the actual impact of the place, known equally for its rare beauty and sorrowful past. The nature reserve, which covers a 14,000-acre estate and is also a world-famous film location, is cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. There are 60 kilometres of trails and forests to explore and clearings where you can marvel at the mountain views and spot rare wildlife. To ensure your trip to Glencoe National Nature Reserve is the best experience, book your stay in a lovely, nearby Belvilla holiday cottage. Belvilla offers a variety of accommodations — more than 40,000-holiday homes all over Europe — in ideal locations and with attractive pricing. And you'll be sure to find a luxury dream villa according to your liking and budget near the Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

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Explore the Snowdonia national park

Snowdonia National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Wales and the third largest in the United Kingdom. Plan your next adventure holiday at Snowdonia and explore the high country's rugged terrains, rustic castles, green forests, and sandy coasts. Known as the adventure capital of the UK, Snowdonia has many activities to enjoy, such as going on the world's fastest zip wires at Zip World or the 1km-long sled ride Forest Coaster. If you'd like to channel your inner mountaineer, you can walk along the many trails in the mountain ranges to witness the amazing panoramic views and even glacial lakes. And you can still enjoy the big-mountain experience if with the smaller climbs along the park's many easy walking trails. Experience nature at its fullest at Snowdonia National Park and book your stay in a nearby Belvilla holiday cottage. With over 40,000 holiday homes all over Europe, Belvilla prides itself on providing only the best stays to its customers, with attractive pricing and customizable features. Browse through our wide range of locations and select a beautiful Belvilla holiday cottage near the Snowdonia National Park for the most memorable vacation.

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Go on an African Safari at Port Lympne Park

The Port Lympne Reserve is the perfect place for both adults and children. The 600-acre reserve has many thrilling activities things to offer, from exploring the landscaped gardens to marvelling at the endangered species of animals. The reserve is home to over 900 animals, with talk boards for fun facts about each animal. Children will especially enjoy the dinosaur exhibits, where they can take a step back in time and experience what it's like to stand face-to-face with the massive prehistoric gargantuans. End your day with a stroll around the 15-acre gardens with secluded nooks and tranquil ponds — the perfect place for a picnic. Plan your trip to Port Lympne Reserve and book your stay in one of Belvilla's nearby holiday homes. With over 40,000 holiday homes all over Europe, Belvilla prides itself on providing only the best accommodations to its customers, with attractive pricing and customizable features.

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Experience the Brecon Beacons at National park

Rolling hills, emerald pastures, and cascading waterfalls — find all this and more at the Brecon Beacons National Park, the perfect getaway to nature. Plan a trip to the Brecon Beacons National Park and enjoy the rustic, weathered landscapes carved out during the Ice Age and the nearby towns like Crickhowell, Brecon, Abergavenny, and Hay-on-Wye. The park is surrounded by three mountain ranges, the Black Mountain Range, Forest Fawr, and the Black Mountains, which despite sharing a very similar name, are different mountains on opposite sides of the reserve. They are the perfect treat for any mountaineering enthusiast. Discover the variety of scenery, including limestone pavements, tilted rocks, wooded forests, waterfalls, and caves, all in one park. And when you're done following the many paths and trails that Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer, retreat to a lovely Belvilla holiday cottage nearby. Belvilla's holiday homes are scattered all over Europe and offer an assurance of comfort, convenience, and luxury to all customers. Browse through our selection of holiday homes in Wales, and we can guarantee you're sure to find one according to your budget and liking.

Holiday homes in Wales
Frequently Asked Questions about a holiday in nature
What is the best time to visit national parks and forests in the UK?

National Parks and forests in the UK are open year-round, and you can plan your holiday whenever it suits you best. However, keep in mind that you'll have to deal with large summer crowds during the warmer months. If you plan your trip in spring or late autumn to early winter, you can avoid such inconveniences and have a much more relaxed vacation. Many of these parks also offer ski options during the wintertime.

What should I pack on a trip to a UK National Park or forest?

If you plan to take your trip during winter, the important thing to pack is warm clothes, layers and thermals, woollen sweaters, and a water and windproof winter coat. Don't forget warm accessories such as gloves, scarves, and beanies. However, ensure each layer is easily removable, as it can get quite hot on sunny days, even during winter. And during the warmer months, you can opt for more easy breezy clothes. Remember always to carry an umbrella and a raincoat, as rains= is quite common in the UK.

Are Belvilla's holiday home facilities and amenities customisable?

Yes, you can customise and select your holiday home requirements and the features you want to include by ticking the boxes on the left side of our website's landing page.

What type of holiday homes does Belvilla have?

Belvilla boasts a wide selection of holiday homes, differing in facilities, locations and even heritage. You can browse through the different categories and choose your stay according to your preference and budget.

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