Holly Loftus
29th April 2024

Looking at booking your next break? We’re delighted to share with you some of our top suggestions for that perfect self-catering break. From treating yourself to a luxurious staycation to finding peace of mind on an idyllic countryside retreat, there’s a home away from home waiting for you to explore in Herts.

The Camping and Caravanning Club

Getting under the canvas and being truly in amongst nature is one way to feel refreshed. At The Camping & Caravanning Club sites in both Hertford and Theobalds Park, you can get back into nature and totally change up the mundane routine. The Theobalds site is set in 14 acres of woodland and you’ll often find you’re amongst rabbits and squirrels, yet just 30 minutes from the capital.

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Hertford town

Hertford Castle

Lee Valley White Water Centre

Tewinbury Farm Hotel

History, character and countryside charm all succinctly describe Tewinbury Farm Hotel. As you may have guessed, this hotel was once a working farm that has been in the same Williams family hands since 1931 and lovingly converted into a hotel. You’ll be sure to sleep soundly amongst the 700 acres of countryside as each room features modern amenities and comfortable beds. You can also head to their separate houses featuring private hot tubs, or choose their Shepherds Hut for a truly Instagrammable staycation.

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Cookery school at Tewinbury

Panshanger Park

Hatfield House

Home Farm Glamping

For a luxury DIY accommodation, look to Home Farm Glamping in Elstree, who took home a Herts Tourism Award for Self-Catering Accommodation in 2019. This is London’s nearest glamping site for escaping the city, and their focus on wellness is sure to leave you rested and refreshed. Book some quality time away to huddle round the campfire, roasting marshmallows with your family – or maybe even take a solo trip to rediscover the quiet and peace of mind.

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Aldenham Country Park

The Hertsmere Golf Club

De Havilland Aircraft Museum


Say hello to your home-from-home! Situated adjacent to the infamous ‘Magic Roundabout’ in Hemel Hempstead town centre, Abodebed serviced apartments provide the ideal base from which to explore charming Hertfordshire and all that it has to offer. These luxury, well-equipped apartments are suitable for families, couples and even solo travellers, perfectly placed and at a fantastic value for money.

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Drift Limits

The Snow Centre

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

Bethnal & Bec

The boutique hideaways of Bethnal and Bec in rural Herts are perfect for those seeking a countryside escape but want to indulge in some luxury! The chic, award winning retreats boast private hot tubs, sumptuous linens in king sized beds, stocked pantries and rain forest showers… It’s adult only for a quiet, cosy retreat and they have dog-friendly accommodation too!

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Hitchin and Ashwell

Knebworth House

Fairlands Valley Park