Corton Coastal Village Bedroom Clifftop Lodge

Here are the best staycation destinations to enjoy the heatwave

With the UK set for soaring temperatures this April, staycationers don’t have to go abroad to enjoy some much-needed sun.

As the mercury soars to 28C, adult-only hotel group, Warner Leisure Hotels has shared its top spots to cool off – from a seaside resort to a chic hotel complete with outdoor terrace for sipping cocktails in the sun.

The East Coast

 With golden sands, picturesque countryside and historic attractions, the East Coast is the perfect sunny getaway. Spend lazy afternoons strolling round stately homes, marvel at local beauty spots or cool off with some water sports before heading to the beach.

 Warner Leisure Hotels offers a duo of elegant seaside hotels on the east coastline, one in close proximity to the shore and the other set among peaceful woodland. Both are ideal for escaping to absorb the heatwave in nautical bliss. 

Corton Coastal Village near Southwold offers chalet themed rooms with fresh pastel interiors – think peaceful, calm and cool. The clifftop lodges offer two private patios front and back, ensuring you catch the best of the sun with an afternoon cocktail, while lodges overlook the beach garden – both promise a distinctly seaside vibe. This sun-drenched British break promises lovely sunlit walks and first-class entertainment all included in the price.

Likewise, Gunton Hall Coastal Village, situated in Suffolk woodland provides an idyllic rural feel. Picture balmy walks around the lake admiring the wildlife before channelling unashamed indulgence with a refreshing trip to the spa. The garden lodges’ floor to ceiling windows are perfect for gazing into the rising sun with a morning coffee. Catch the best of the midday heat with a game of pitch and putt before heading over to The Boathouse for nightly music, dancing and delicious food.

You can snap up a two-night break at Corton from 18 April for just £133 per person sharing a standard room, or from 13 April at Gunton Hall for £157 per person sharing a standard room.

 Hayling Island

 The unspoilt coastline on Hayling Island is a must-see for those seeking a coastal haven - the island is well known for its amusement parks as well as being steeped in rich military history. Its beaches promise tranquil seafront walks complete with panoramic views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

 Warner Leisure Hotels offers a picture-perfect pair of coastal properties on the island, both a stone’s throw from the sea and close to local amenities.

 At Sinah Warren Hotel, located on the Islands west tip and surrounded by gorgeous gardens and fresh sea air, you can expect sweeping sunny views across the water to Portsmouth. Enjoy taking a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool and when evening rolls around, the Warner Leisure Hotels experience promises delightful food and first-class live shows for that real abroad feeling.

 Meanwhile, at Lakeside Coastal Village you can bask in the sun while strolling around the on-site fishing lakeIf you’re seeking some R&R, the resort’s woodland lodges are the most secluded accommodation, nestled within the picturesque, landscaped gardens. Make the most of the heat with archery or a sun-drenched Nordic walk, before cooling off with a dip in the hotel pool. Once the sun goes down, experience dancing, live music and dining with friends.

Last-minute bookings are still available, with a two-night stay from 25 April at Sinah Warren available for £145 per person sharing a standard room, or from 13 April at Lakeside for £127 per person sharing a standard room.  

The Isle of Wight

 From seaside towns to ancient historic attractions, the Isle of Wight is brimming with sunspots perfect for a last-minute getaway. Wonder at iconic landmarks or soak up the rays on one of the island’s many beaches – known for their golden sand and gorgeous views.

Those yet to visit the Isle may be on the hunt for the best place to stay - Warner Leisure Hotels offers two adult-only havens on both the east and west coasts.  

Situated in a history-filled village on the West Wight, Norton Grange Coastal Village is ideal for a sunny stay on the Isle. A long board terrace offers stunning sunset views of the Solent, and guests can relish the warm weather by taking part in as many or as little of the activities on offer as they please. Wash down the sun with cocktails and three courses at Castaways restaurant before dancing the night away.

 On the East of the Isle, Bembridge Coast Hotel is an ideal base for touring the eastern shore. In the hotel, beautiful balcony rooms capture spectacular sunrise views over the Solent, and contemporary chalets are just a few steps from an idyllic sand and pebble beach suntrap. Spend your days partaking in warm coastal walks and exhilarating activities or escape to the spa for a break from the heat. Meanwhile, live shows including the hotel’s very own in-house band bring evenings to life.  

Those seeking a stay on the Isle can book a two-night break at Norton Grange from 11 April for £109 per person sharing a standard room, or from 20 April at Bembridge Coast for £127 per person sharing a standard room.

 Staycationers are urged to be quick, as some April dates are already fully booked or with limited availability. To find out more and book a last-minute sun-filled getaway with Warner Leisure Hotels, visit

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About Warner Leisure Hotels

Warner Leisure Hotels, renowned for short breaks 'exclusively for adults' are set in some of the UK's finest historic countryside and coastal locations. From the picturesque Yorkshire Dales to the glistening Solent shores of the Isle of Wight; each hotel offers fine dining, lovely rooms, live entertainment, and plenty of areas to just relax and soak up the scenery. Guests can even try their hand at a new 'experience', or simply sit back, unwind.