23 Jul 2023
Somerset Adventures

Beating UK Summer Holiday Price Rises 2023

Beating Summer price rises for the school holidays in the UK requires some planning and flexibility. If you haven’t sorted your school’s-out-sunshine yet, all is not lost! Here are some of Mill Meadow’s top tips to help you save money and get the most value for your Summer UK break in 2023:

 Book Early or Late: Booking your holiday well in advance or at the last minute can sometimes lead to better deals. Early booking often offers early bird discounts and ensures you get the accommodation and travel options you desire. On the other hand, last-minute deals might be available for unsold availability, but you need to be flexible with your travel dates and destination.

 Travel Off-Peak: Consider traveling during the shoulder season (just before or after the peak season). Prices tend to be lower, and there are fewer crowds, allowing you to enjoy a more relaxed experience.

 Be Flexible with Dates and Destinations: If your schedule allows, be flexible with your travel dates. Mid-week accommodations are often cheaper than weekend options. Additionally, consider exploring new destinations, as they may offer better deals and a unique experience too! Coastal breaks will be significantly more expensive, so you may want to consider an in-land alternative. The South West of the UK offers some amazing in-land locations set among areas of natural beauty, and are usually only a short drive from the coast anyway. Mill Meadow is just a 40 minute drive to Minehead Seafront for example, plus we have flexible arrival and departure days so you can avoid the weekend traffic.

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 Consider Self-Catering Accommodations: Opt for self-catering options like holiday rentals, cottages, or lodges. These can be more cost-effective, especially if you’re traveling with a group or family, as they allow you to prepare your own meals. Our beautiful Eco lodges are perfect for your Summer 2023 getaway, without breaking the bank!

 Use Loyalty Points and Rewards: If you have loyalty points or rewards from credit cards or airlines, consider using them to offset some travel costs. Click here for Mill Meadows Offers and Discounts, including a 30% Summer23 saver! Please make sure you use the code Summer23 when you book online. Click the link to go to the page, check availability and then enter the code for your discount to be applied.

 Travel as a Group: If you’re traveling with friends or family, you may be able to negotiate group discounts on accommodations or activities. Some of our Eco lodges can sleep as many as 10 people! Click here to check out the family friendly lodges at Mill Meadow. 

 Use Local Transport: If possible, explore your destination using public transportation or walk, rather than relying on expensive taxis or rental cars. Check out First Bus and Stage Coach.

 Avoid Peak Travel Days: If you’re traveling by car, avoid peak travel days when traffic might be heavy. This can also save you money on fuel costs. Peak travel days tend to be on Fridays after adults have finished work for the day, or home time on Sunday afternoons/evenings. Mill Meadow has flexible arrival and departure days so you can avoid those queues!

 Look for Free or Low-Cost Activities: Research free or low-cost attractions and activities at your destination. Many places in the South West offer free walking tours, museums, and outdoor events. We have some great ideas on Things To Do in the Southwest UK.

 Negotiate Directly with Accommodations: In some cases, you can negotiate directly with hotels or guesthouses for a better rate, especially if you’re staying for an extended period. 

By using these tips and being proactive in your planning, you can increase your chances of finding a Summer 2023 holiday in the UK that fits your budget and avoids the summer price hikes!

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We know that 2023 holiday plans may have been disrupted for so many families so we are offering 30% off all remaining August dates, minimum 3 nights. Just use the code Summer23 when you book online, or click here if you need assistance and we will do our best to help.


Fantastic Week in the tranquillity of Mill Meadow. The whole family took a week out of the hustle and bustle world at this lovely location near the Quantocks. Well, what an amazing experience, the lodge was amazing, the facilities were first class and we pretty much lived a life of peace and quiet, for a week. Great dog walks, lovely village pub "The Swan" and not too far from Taunton to buy provisions etc. The Hot Tub was the favourite and we enjoyed a couple of BBQ's on the Cosmo grill provided with the lodge. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with a mixed family group, from a 4 month old, teenagers, younger adults and Nanny and Pops. Credit to Chris and Suzanne for this fantastic experience. THANK YOU ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

- July 2023

Fantastic place and amazing log cabins Amazing relaxing time we had at mill meadow everything was perfect the log cabin the grounds were clean and tidy. Chris and Suzanne are a delight to have met and should be very proud of what they have achieved to make mill meadow such a great relaxing place. The log cabin has everything you will need for your stay even a welcome pack which has all the local shops restaurants and places to visit. There is not anything negative i can say about mill meadow so if you want a time to relax and unwind this is the place to go and enjoy.

- July 2023

Excellent holiday choice and eco accommodation We have just returned from our 4th visit to this beautiful holiday destination, 2 weeks, the first with family, the second just the 2 of us and 2 dogs.From a family dream, and a well executed strategy Mill Meadow is a delight . The lodges are immaculate, spotlessly clean and with every need thought of and catered for. The recycling and the whole ethos of the project is so well incorporated into all that Mill Meadow is about and Chris and Suzanne couldn't be more welcoming and helpful and should be so proud of what they have achieved. The attention to detail and little touches like the welcome pack just add to the experience.Thank you so much for a wonderful stay ...we will definitely be back.

- June 2023

Love love loved it Myself and my partner stayed in Goldcrest for 7 nights with our 2 dogs it was amazing Suzanne and Chris were hands off but available if you needed anything which was perfect loved the hot tub 💕 perfect break and The Swan pub in the village serves amazing food

- July 2023