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Enjoy nature, unwind in the sauna, or look for unknown pearls in the area, go for a special weekend away and completely relax! During a nice weekend trip, you can of course think of everything. For example, you can stay in a bungalow, tiny house, gypsy wagon, treehouse, or chalet. The possibilities to enjoy a relaxing weekend away are endless!
If you are talking about a special weekend trip, it is actually immediately clear what it means. A relaxing weekend away is of course when you will enjoy yourself in another place. You leave the household chores, daily obligations, and work-related stress behind to relax in a place and in the accommodation of your choice. The various activities that you can do during a nice weekend trip are incredibly extensive. For example, you can have fun with your family, watch birds in nature, get a breath of fresh air on the beach, or visit a city in the area. During a relaxing weekend away, you mainly want to do what you love doing and which you can unwind.
Of course, you do not always have to travel far for a pleasant holiday. A vacation close to home can be exactly what you need. For a shorter stay, it is nice if you do not have to travel too far. Getting up early and sitting in the same position in a car for a long time does not help a good start to a nice weekend away. Often there are special places within driving distance of home where you have never been before. Consider, for example, a nature reserve where you have never walked, a city that you have never visited, or a place where you just love the masses. Are you also ready for relaxation? Then choose your favorite nature house for the perfect weekend trip!
Discover nature's beauty
As you know, our accommodation is always hidden in nature, but outside the packed holiday parks. You can rent a cool guest house in a completely remote place in the middle of nowhere or pick a home that is close to one of the quaint little villages of Europe. Are you planning an active trip to the greater outdoors? Then take your bike and you'll have numerous opportunities to travel to the closest natural attractions and picturesque towns. Other than this, you also have a choice between staying in the mountains, forest and hilly regions of Europe, or down in the lush green fields and meadows.
Are you wondering what a vacation in nature looks like? Let’s see… It is a relaxing way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the cities and your hectic schedule. We assure you that our cool guest houses are located in the heart of nature. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy some fresh air, the lively songs of birds or crickets, the murmur of water streams, and a spectacular landscape. Depending on the season you choose to plan a special weekend trip for you and your loved ones, you may see snow-capped mountains, green forests, colorful flowers, or woods with red and yellow leaves. No matter when you plan your dream vacation, you will definitely have a wonderful time discovering the treasures of nature. Besides being in the middle of nature, our cool rentals may be situated in the mountains, on an island, by the lakeside, or close to a village. Moreover, some of them are located near nature reserves or national parks. So, you can organize some lovely trips with your loved ones and enjoy the company of each while spending some quality time outdoors. Prepare your luggage for an unforgettable holiday!
Fun activities in nature
You can have a relaxing weekend when you will do anything. Bird watching, cycling, walks in natural parks and green places... Depending on the type of weekend you want, you can choose between the different themes in nature we have. For skiing, snowboarding, hiking, choose a home in the mountain ranges. In one of our houses deep in the woods, you can observe the forest animals from your window. And if it’s a summer holiday, you’d probably be happy to stay in a house near the sea or lake. There you can swim, go fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or any other water sports you might love. Combinations are also possible! For example, choose a home in a small holiday park that is in the forest, or a beach villa surrounded by mountains.
What to visit?
Seven Sisters, England
On the south coast of England, you can find this stunning natural treasure. It is located just 40 minutes away from Brighton and is part of the South Downs National Park. Enjoy the cliffs made of chalk and the view of the turquoise water. Have a walk along the paths and simply take a deep breath of fresh air while listening to the sound of the water hitting the cliffs. That’s not all! Don’t miss the chance to discover more of England’s beauty and plan a nice weekend trip. Choose the desired lodging house and prepare your luggage! Don’t forget to take a raincoat and a jacket with you.
De Hoge Veluwe National Park, The Netherlands
It is located in Veluwe and has 5,400 hectares. The landscape of the park was created during the last period of the Ice Age. There you can see from dry or wet heaths and grasslands to fens, sand drifts, and forests. De Hoge Veluwe National Park is a paradise of splendid fauna and flora. Trees such as birch, beech, oak, and pine represent 65% of the total surface of the national park. The marsh gentian and the bog asphodel are the plants that colour and beautify the place. Toadstools, mossels, and lichens are some other examples of what you can see in this natural landscape. When it comes to fauna, if you are lucky enough, you might spot foxes, badgers, pine martens, and even the “big four”: the wild boars, mouflons, red and roe deers. In De Hoge Veluwe, there is also a suitable habitat for several insects, amphibians, and reptiles. Moreover, if you are passionate about bird watching, then this is the right spot for you. There are approximately a hundred species of birds in this national park. Let’s see… The nightjar and the black woodpecker are some remarkable examples that you might have the chance to see. Also, there you can visit the Kröller-Müller Museum, which has an impressive sculpture garden and the largest private Van Gogh collection in the world. Nature and art sound like an interesting combination, right? You can also have the opportunity to spot the wildlife during a safari or by bike. The national park offers 1,800 white bikes to those who want to explore its 40 kilometers of cycling paths.
Melissani Lake Cave, Greece
If you are planning a weekend trip to Greece, you should add the Melissani Lake Cave to your itinerary. The lake cave of Melissani is a magical place situated on the splendid island of Kefalonia. As you arrive there, it will remind you of the children's stories with mermaids. Unfortunately, you won’t see any mermaids but you will be impressed by the turquoise-blue colour of the water and the unique shape of the cave. However, the mythological stories say that the name originates from one of Pan’s nymphs. He was the Greek god of the wild who used that place as a sanctuary, alongside his nymphs. From ancient times we go directly to the 20th century, more exactly in 1951, when the Melissani Cave was rediscovered by the paleontologist Giannis Petrochilos. Nowadays, you can explore this unique geological heritage by boats that go through an underground tunnel. Another interesting fact is that the cave’s lake is 20 meters below the surface.
Organise a special weekend in one of these destinations
In the Netherlands, large animals are practically nonexistent. While hiking in the woods you will see mammals such as the red deer, wild pigs, foxes, badgers, fallow deers, mouflons, rabbits, hedgehogs, and bats. In total, 541 bird species have been registered. This sounds exciting for bird-watchers, right? The number composes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans. Stroll in the woods and enjoy the splendid nature. If you are a passionate bird-watcher or animal lover, then what do you think about renting one of our homes in the Netherlands and discover more of its natural spots and wildlife?
England is part of the United Kingdom and has rugged coastlines that are alternated by hilly countryside where quiet ripple rivers stream and forests and lakes act as if time has been frozen. England is also an attractive destination for hikers and climbers. Imagine gliding through the water in your kayaks during a beautiful summer day… Sounds perfect, doesn't it? Go to the mountainous Lake District, UK's newest UNESCO protected site, for a picturesque hike with views of the tranquil lakes, fells, and the whole heap of sleepy villages to explore. Are you willing to discover more about English nature? Book one of our lovely homes with Nature.house and you will definitely have a memorable weekend trip! There are several available options in Cornwall and Sussex. Don’t miss the chance!
Rent one of our lovely houses in Scotland and discover this mysterious place. Continue reading and you will find out some interesting facts about it. Scotland can easily be named a fairy tale place because it has approximately 3,000 castles. That’s impressive, right? Moreover, there you will be able to see 800 islands but just 100 of them are permanently inhabited. Maybe what you already know about Scotland is that it is famous for its kilt and whiskey. Besides that, golf also originates from there. If you are a true nature lover, you should know that in Scotland you will see the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, which is Ben Nevis and has 1,345 meters. Are there any Harry Potter fans reading this? Then you should definitely visit Scotland. Several scenes were shot there, especially in the region of Highlands. Also, the Hogwarts Express from the movies actually runs on the Jacobite Steam Train Line. Such a magical experience!
How is the weather in Europe?
In Europe, the weather might differ depending on the region where you decide to plan your relaxing weekend trip. For example, it can be very pleasant with a temperature of 25 degrees and plenty of sun in Croatia, while in the Netherlands there are 18 degrees and it is raining. The climate is mainly determined by the surrounding seas and mountains. On the Old Continent, you may encounter a polar, continental, moderate, Mediterranean, or maritime climate. In the Netherlands, people speak of a moderate maritime climate. That means mild winters and moderate to warm summers. This also means little temperature difference between winter and summer.
Would you like to enjoy a wonderful sun holiday with pleasant temperatures? Then, it is best to choose a holiday in Southern or Eastern Europe, which is known for being influenced by a Mediterranean climate. Summers are very hot and dry, and winters are quite mild, but wet. Do you want to enjoy a wonderful sun holiday in the summer? Then, choose a country such as Italy, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, or Greece. In some areas, you can also have some lovely winter holidays as well. Would you rather go on a snow or skiing holiday? Then, of course, you should go to Austria or Italy.
Plan a weekend trip with Nature.house
Take a moment to find the most suitable home for your dream weekend away holiday - you have endless possibilities. Modern and traditional bungalows, spacious villas with pools, authentic country houses, cottages, log cabins, apartments, and more. You can have a romantic weekend away in one of our intimate tents and yurts, and that’s possible even in the winter months. Just select the homes with general heating and you won’t have to worry about the cold. For a more adventurous trip, rent a treehouse above the ground, or a home on the water! Agriturismo holidays are also possible. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city on one of our farms, and be surprised by the benefits of rural life. And most importantly, some of our homes allow pets! You can now take your dog with you and reward her/him with some fun activities in the outdoors.
Usually, short breaks are not the most sustainable holiday choice, but here’s how you can make sure your weekend trip is eco-friendly. In essence, vacation rentals like the homes we offer are sustainable accommodation in comparison with hotels and all-inclusive. If you want to make sure your environmental impact is as low as possible, choose one of the sustainable homes with green energy and waste separation. Buy food products from the local shops or take fruits/vegetables from the garden of your home. Prepare your own meals in your fully equipped kitchen and try to minimize the use of energy. Also, don’t forget to bring your own bottle of water to avoid buying plastic bottles. The choice of destination also matters. It’s your weekend trip so you don’t have to travel too far. Pick a close-by region that you still haven’t discovered, and travel there by train, instead of a car. You can make small efforts that can have a big impact. If you want to look at cheaper options, also check out our last minutes offers!