Avoid The Extreme Heat This Summer and enjoy a Staycation

Sun setting with a view from the beach

As we head in to the school holidays this Summer, travellers from the UK may be looking with concern at planned trips to the Mediterranean, as they look to avoid the extreme heat engulfs the region.

As the busiest summer getaway since 2019 begins, travellers to southern Europe are likely to experience extreme heat. An area of high pressure appears to have settled over the Med with little sign of abating.

The “Cerberus” heatwave (so named by Italian meteorologists) is gripping southern France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey, as well as smaller countries in the Mediterranean region.

With forecasters predicting the heatwave could last for up to two weeks, concerns are growing about the risks to health.

For travellers contemplating their options, why not consider a staycation here in the United Kingdom, with highs in the coming weeks of around 24°C, you can enjoy the Summer sunshine and share time with loved ones.

Below, we take a look at some of the benefits of avoiding the current Mediterranean heat wave and enjoying a staycation in Southern England, on top of avoiding airfares and potential cancellations. Further to this, we have some great locations for fishing and golfing breaks.

Beck Cottage, New Forest as the sun sets

Short Stay Homes owns some wonderful properties across New Forest, Dorset and Wiltshire. Sleeping 6 – 29 guests, we have something for everyone, from large family gatherings to escaping the city and university reunions to celebratory occasions.

All of our properties are dog-friendly locations. Plenty of room for your dog to run around, be taken on walks and some properties have secure gardens with your dog in mind.
Here are 5 reasons why you should take your dog on holiday.

Hot tub with steam in the crisp air at Blackdown Views Devon.

Every property has a hot tub in place for you to relax and unwind. Here are 7 benefits to hot tub usage. We also have glamping accommodation and games rooms at select locations.

Mews Hill, New Forest at sunset.