Book your luxury festive UK break and explore some of the best locations around the country for the ultimate, money-saving all-in-one pot recipes!
09 November 2023
Since the temperature has dropped, tis’ now the season to hunker down, get cosy and enjoy some family time away in the UK. Wrap up warm with a nice stew or winter warmer on a festive break – whether that be in a lodge lit by a log burner, a luxury holiday home, or cosying up in a static caravan.
However, with the cost-of-living crisis hanging over our heads, for many, it’s important to keep spending to a minimum, without skimping on memories. One-pot recipes are a great way to save energy, ingredients, space and mess when you’re away, meaning you can truly relax and enjoy your winter break. This is why we’ve analysed multiple data metrics, such as the cost of recipes, how long they take to make, their reviews and the ingredients you need, to reveal the very best one-pot wonders for your getaway!
There’s no better place to try these one-pot recipes than on a festive UK family getaway.
If you’re camping during a weekend away with limited kitchen space, attempting to cook a meal with just one hob, or are simply enjoying quick, efficient and cost-saving meals during your luxury break, we have the right recipe for all your one-pot recipe needs this festive season.
Get ahead of the winter holiday rush and book your break today!
As well as the importance of picking a recipe that suits your needs, shopping both sustainably and consciously is as important as ever – with 1 in 5 British consumers saying they struggle to shop sustainably.
To help with this, we’ve collated a map of farm shops in the UK, revealing which regions have the highest number of ‘the best’ in the country. And you’re in luck – there are holiday parks all over the UK filled to the brim with festive excitement and luxury accommodation choices for you to explore.
The best part is, you don’t even have to go to a supermarket whilst away. These farm shops are in some of the best locations – meaning you won’t have to stray far from your holiday park for natural, sustainable, local ingredients.
With so many local farm shops to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice, wherever you are. The UK is in abundance of the very best farm shops – England has 69, Northern Ireland has 13, Wales 17 and Scotland 45.
The south of England features some of the most breathtaking beaches, no matter the time of year. From Dorset and Devon to the Cornish coast – a winter break by the sea might be just what you’re looking for.
You could go for a brisk walk at the tidal island St Michaels Mount just off the coast of St Ives, before settling down in your warm accommodation and enjoying a hot one-pot dinner in front of the telly. Or, you could soak up the beauty of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Trek along the rugged coastline before bathing under the winter stars in a bubbling hot tub, of course, finishing off with a quick, easy and cheap one-pot meal for the family.
To add to the adventure, you can gather your one-pot ingredients easily in the south of England. In fact, the southwest of England has 15 amazing, sustainably sourced farm shops to choose from, with popular places like Daylesford Farm Shop and Eversfield Organic featuring on the list.
Even the city of London has 14 farm shops, where you can purchase all your sustainably sourced food, such as Farm Direct. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
With places like Yorkshire and Lincolnshire offering sweeping country views and plenty of family activities, you’ll no doubt want to get out and about on a northern winter holiday – making for the perfect excuse to warm up with a one-pot wonder in your cosy accommodation later on.
Framed by historical landmarks, Yorkshire is just one of the perfect places to get stuck in and explore in the north. There are even dog-friendly areas in the city of York, so no family member will be left behind on this break!
With 11 great shops available across the northeast, northwest, and Yorkshire and the Humber, you’ll no doubt be able to source your one-pot ingredients locally.
There’s also Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, which is the perfect place to pick up some fresh fish sourced from British waters, as well as handmade patisseries, seasonal fruit, veg, and estate-reared meat – perfect for your one-pot meals.
Whatever your holiday needs, you’re sure to find them in Wales. Where rolling hills and sweeping mountains meet sandy beaches and national parks, Wales is the place to be this festive season.
Whether you want an action-packed family holiday, or to settle down on a quiet break – from Snowdonia National Park walks to holiday resorts with heated swimming pools – there’s something for everyone on a festive Welsh getaway.
Let’s not forget the best farm shops to find ingredients for our one-pot wonders in Wales! Throughout the country, there are an incredible 17 farm shops to sustainably purchase ingredients for your all-in-one pot recipes, such as Thornhill Farm Shop and Chirk Castle Farm Shop, just to name a few.
Containing almost one-third of the UK’s land area, Scotland is famed for its green forests, breathtaking landscapes and vast lochs. You could embark on the golfing holiday of a lifetime, visit vibrant cities, the largest natural loch, or step into history in the likes of Caerlaverock Castle. There are even ice rinks, perfect for adventurers before you settle down and enjoy a one-pot wonder full of locally sourced ingredients.
The smallest country in the UK, Northern Ireland is a hub of natural beauty spots and historical landmarks. From the Titanic museum in Belfast to the Giant’s Causeway at the iconic World Heritage site – there’s always something to do in Northern Ireland, no matter the season.
When you’re ready to wrap up warm and try your one-pan recipe in Northern Ireland, you’ll find most of the 13 best farm shops are based in County Antrim, with the likes of Ballylagan boasting fresh organic produce for all your healthy one-pot needs. For a full list of the best farm shops around the UK, data and a methodology are available on request.
By saving money with your one-pot dinners, you’ll be able to truly make the most of your holiday park stay. You could opt for self-catering and hosting family game nights in your luxury accommodation. You could splurge and enjoy all the restaurants, bars and Christmas parties on-site, or even soak in the free entertainment.
No matter where you decide to explore, your next UK adventure is right around the corner. What are you waiting for? Book your festive family break ahead of the rush and try these delicious one-pot recipes with fresh, local food, all across the UK.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big