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We called it months ago: 2021 is the year of the staycation. Gone are the days when that meant braving leaky tents, tired B&Bs and chipping your tooth on a stick of rock - instead it's all about seeking out the "wow" destinations on your proverbial doorstep. Fewer air miles, (hopefully) fewer travel restrictions, more making the most of your annual leave.
To that end, we've teamed up with Sand & Stone Escapes to offer you the chance to win a £1,000 voucher towards a stay in one of its design-led holiday cottages, hideaway homes and apartments set against the UK's most wild and whimsical corners.
We're handing the reins over to you to choose where to go. While no two Sand & Stone Escapes are the same, they each present an idiosyncratic spin on that bucolic-boutique aesthetic we've been tacking on our Pinterest board since March. Expect vine-cloaked cottages, elemental furnishings and log-fire smoke dancing into the fresh country air.
Perhaps you'll take your significant other on a romantic break to Harbour Moon, a fanciful, sea-view fishing cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall. We'll be rallying our girlfriends for a long-overdue reunion at the Isle of Skye's Milovaig House. Spotting seals in Loch Pooltiel from the foamy comfort of a roll-top bathtub is high on the agenda. Or perhaps you'll go all-out and put your voucher towards a multigenerational getaway at The Farm, a blonde-stoned, rustic-luxe collection of reimagined barns, stables and grain stores that sleeps as many as 38 in Bibury, the darling of the Cotswolds.
Voucher is valid until the end of 2021. Your great escape is mere clicks away.