If you’re not tied to the school holidays, September can be the perfect time to get away. Not only will you skip the summer crowds, you’ll find there are brilliant September holiday deals to be had with rental home prices taking a dip after peak season.
We’ve analysed pricing data for late summer holiday home stays to reveal 15 great September holiday deals. What’s left is a list of UK destinations where you’re better off waiting until September to book your stay instead of August—with savings as high as 43%! So, if you’re wondering where to go in September, you’ve come to right place! Take a look and claim your very own September steal right here on Holiday Lettings.
Savings below are based off the average cost of a two-bedroom rental (weeklong stay) in September 2017 compared to August 2017.*
Cornish charm at its very best? Maenporth fits the bill! Situated just two miles to the southwest of Falmouth, and boasting a beautiful beach and secluded cove, it’s the perfect coastal getaway for late-summer travellers. September stays here come at a tempting price, too, with savings of up to 43% compared to high summer.
Another hidden gem in Cornwall, Crantock is a tranquil coastal village just a couple of miles south of Newquay. Ideal for surfing away from the crowds or treating your dog to a fun walk along its glorious beach, Crantock is one of the UK’s best places to travel in September. Save yourself up to 40% by booking a late summer holiday in this charming destination.
Tucked away near Bude, this sleepy Cornish village is a perfect choice for a peaceful September getaway. Visitors can expect to pay far less (up to 39%!) for Marhamchurch holiday homes in September, given that it’s a touch further inland from popular holiday hotspot Bude and moving out of peak summer season. But you’ll still enjoy its charming thatched cottages and surrounding rural landscape.
Situated in the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury-on-Sea is surrounded by Devon’s beautiful countryside and coast. Its stunning sandy beach is ideal for families, and it’s a popular spot for all kinds of surfing. So if your group likes a mix of fun beach activities and quiet coastal walks–Bigbury sits right on the South West Coast Path–you won’t go far wrong. With savings up to 39%, this is a September holiday deal you shouldn’t pass up.
Three miles of golden sand lines the North Devon coast at Saunton. Make the most of the tail-end of summer sunshine with a September escape to this beautiful part of the South West. Not only will you enjoy its gorgeous coast and some of the best surfing to be had in the UK, you’ll save up to 35% on holiday home bookings.
Standing proud near the coast in northeast Wales you’ll find the historic town of Harlech. Its forbidding castle is one of the area’s most awe-inspiring sights, sitting atop a rocky outcrop and dominating the surrounding landscape. Book a stay here and you’ll not be too far from the picturesque peaks of the Snowdonia National Park, either–quite a backdrop for a September holiday.
One of the South West’s most iconic seaside resorts, Woolacombe has been attracting holidaymakers for decades… and with good reason! Aside from its three miles of wonderful golden sand, it’s part of the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. September visitors to holiday homes in Woolacombe can expect to save around 35% compared to August. Where’s my bucket and spade?!
Colyton, a historic village in Devon’s Coly Valley, is next on our list of the UK’s best places to travel in September. Renowned for its friendly local inns and historic reenactments as well as an idyllic rural location near Axminster, Colyton enjoys some of the most unspoilt surroundings in East Devon. So if you fancy a peaceful September escape, explore Colyton and you’ll save up to 35% compared to peak summer stays.
Packed with historic buildings and interesting walks, Dorset’s county town is well worth a visit all year round–but especially in September where rental prices are as much as 34% lower than July and August. Its charming Brewery Square brings a Covent Garden vibe to the town’s social scene, but venture a little further and you’ll discover nearby attractions of ancient Maumbury Rings and Maiden Castle as well as beautiful Borough Gardens.
Devon’s delights await visitors in the charming coastal town of Brixham—as seaside towns go, it’s as charming as they come. Foodies will love sampling the delicious seafood on offer in its specialised fish restaurants, while history buffs will be in their element discovering its swashbuckling past. Plan an off-season September stay in Brixham and you’ll save up to a cool 34%.
Pembrokeshire is a patchwork of picturesque rural landscapes and captivating coastal scenery, with highlights including St David’s Cathedral and some of the UK’s best beaches. For September holiday deals (and up to 35% savings), one of the best places to choose is Haverfordwest. A little further inland compared to the county’s usual hotspots, it’s still within easy driving distance of all the main attractions.
Houses cluster around Lanivet village green, painting a picture of English rural charm. This spot in Cornwall is just south of Bodmin and ideally placed for driving to both Padstow and the Polperro Heritage Coast. It’s also prime Poldark country, and a perfect base for exploring the many filming locations nearby!
Ever-popular with sea and surfing enthusiasts, Newquay usually features high up on the summer holiday sun-chasing charts. And that comes, predictably, with a hike in peak season prices. However, we’ve found that stays in this hotspot crash by around 34% in September compared to August. So, grab your surfboard and catch the tail-end of the summer sun in Newquay this year!
Another Cornish gem with impressive September savings (up to 34%) is St Merryn. As you drive into the village, you’ll see a sign saying “Seven Bays for Seven Days”. This’ll give you some idea of the stunning coastal scenery this quiet parish has in store for you. The Trevose Head Heritage Coast exudes a beguiling sense of natural beauty, tracing an intricate thread of coves, cliffs, and beaches from Porthcothan all the way round to Padstow.
Artistic powerhouse and cultural capital, St Ives is without doubt one of the summer’s most sought-after staycation destinations. But, as our latest data shows, you’re guaranteed a better value stay here simply by shifting your dates from August to September. Just a week or two can make the difference, with prices tumbling by as much as 34%.
*Savings are according to TripAdvisor Rentals data. Holiday Lettings is a TripAdvisor company.