Ideas for Places to Stay

When it comes to booking short term accommodation for your business stays, for a home away from home when you’re working on site, self-catering is an ideal option. You have the flexibility and freedom to come and go when needed for your shifts, and the peace and quiet of your own place to enjoy.

We’ve come across incredible self-catering accommodation during searches for our clients, from seaside apartments to secluded cottages in the countryside. In this blog post, we’ve rounded up just a few ideas for places to stay close to the sites of some of the UK’s offshore wind farms.


Places to Stay in Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth & The Greater Gabbard


Self-catering lodges in Lowestoft available to rent for the offshore wind industry.

Crews working in renewables use these modern, open plan lodges, which are just a short journey away from Lowestoft and the base for The Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. If you travel just seven miles in the other direction, you’ll find Great Yarmouth.

Distance to site: 3.7 miles

Time to site: 9 minutes

Price range: £


Self-catering accommodation for the offshore wind industry in Lowestoft

For those working in Lowestoft, these two luxury self-catering barn conversions located on a family farm maybe the ideal place to stay. They have been completely renovated, sleep four to seven people, and hold a Visit England Gold award.

Distance to site: 4.2 miles

Time to site: 14 minutes

Price range: ££



Accommodation Near Grimsby Docks & Lincs Offshore Wind Farm


Self-catering accommodation in Grimsby for the offshore wind and renewables industry.Just a short drive away from the Port of Grimsby is a series of luxury log cabins and self-catering cottages sat on the edge of a private lake – perfect for keen anglers on an unexpected Weather Day! And, these properties even have their own hot tub.

Distance to site: 8.8 miles

Time to site: 24 minutes

Price range: ££


Self-catering accommodation in Grimsby for the offshore wind industryThis 18th-century barn in the Lincolnshire countryside has been converted into six cottages, available to offshore wind and renewables crews on a self-catering basis. There is a pub with a carvery just half a mile away, with the Port of Grimsby less than 20 minutes away.

Distance to site: 7.2 miles

Time to site: 19 minutes

Price range: ££


Mostyn & Walney, Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farms


Self-catering cottage in Trelogan, Mostyn.The reviews for this cottage in the village of Trelogan, Flintshire say “Amazing scenery, restful location…”. With an open fire and its own garden and patio, this self-catering accommodation is just nine minutes away from the port of Mostyn.

Distance to site: 3.7 miles

Time to site: 9 minutes

Price range: TBC



Luxury Manor House available as self-catering accommodation in Holywell, Wales.

For the ultimate in luxury, book this Grade II Listed Manor House for your business stay. Sleeping up to 12 people, this Hall not only has a hot tub and is close to the seaside, but it’s just a five-minute drive away from the Port of Mostyn.

Distance to site: 1.7 miles

Time to site: 5 minutes

Price range: £££



Places near Ramsgate & London Array


Self-catering accommodation ideas in Ramsgate for the offshore wind industry.

This is one of the places available to those staying in Ramsgate, a favourite of our Siemens clients – and it’s easy to see why! It’s less than a mile away from site and is so close to the seaside.

Distance to site: 0.9 miles

Time to site: 4 minutes

Price range: ££



Self-catering accommodation ideas in Ramgate for the offshore wind industry.

You could book a stay at this one-bedroom, detached, self-catering cottage, with its own patio in the shared garden of the Main House. It even boasts a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and 4 Stars from Visit England.

Distance to site: 1.4 miles

Time to site: 7 minutes

Price range: £


Booking Short Term Accommodation


Whatever your requirements, personal preferences and budget, the Rapid Accommodation team are on hand to help you find a place to stay. You can read all about it in our Guide to Booking Accommodation for the Offshore Wind Industry. If you’d like to find out more, give us a call to arrange a meeting – the coffee is on us!

Things to do on your Weather Days

When those unexpected Weather Days occur and you can’t make it to site, there are two things you can do; stay in your room and catch up on the latest viral videos, or get out and do some exploring. In this blog post, we’ve rounded up a few ideas for things to do and places to visit close to some of the UK’s renewables and offshore wind farms.


City of Culture
2017 is a big year for Hull as it celebrates being the UK City of Culture. You can discover a whole range of live music, exhibitions, performances and events. Take a look at the programme on the Hull 2017 website.

Hull Marina
On the outskirts of the city centre is Hull Marina, an area that is going through exciting regeneration. Here, you’ll find an abundance of new, stylish restaurants, bars and art galleries – a real up-and-coming area.

The Deep
Whether you’re on your own, with friends or with your family, take the opportunity to visit The Deep, one of the UK’s biggest aquariums. Your kids can learn about all different kinds of sea creatures, including sharks, jelly fish and turtles. And, they can even meet the VIPs – very important penguins!


Furness Abbey
History buffs will enjoy exploring this fascinating English Heritage site. Furness Abbey is said to have been one of the richest monasteries in the country, and just a few years ago, a small collection of treasures were discovered here. Find out more.

Piel Island
Instead of taking a boat trip to your offshore site, take a short ferry trip to Piel Island, a tiny island off the coast of Cumbria. It’s home to the historic Piel Castle (yes, more history), a pub and beautiful views.

South Walney Nature Reserve
This shingle island reserve is an ideal place to unwind and to enjoy simply being in the outdoors. Firstly, South Walney Nature Reserve is home to a grey seal colony, and it’s also a popular spot for birdwatchers, with incredible coastal views.



Beach and Pier
Clacton-on-Sea is famous for its traditional Great British seaside amenities. Along Clacton Pier, you will find all kinds of entertainment, from rides and arcades to bowling and SeaQuarium, and can even take up a spot of sea fishing, too.

In the heart of the resort, just a short distance away from the seaside, are the Princes Theatre, located within Clacton Town Hall, and West Cliff Theatre & Arts Centre, a traditional 600-seat seaside theatre. They both host a variety of live entertainment throughout the year. Find out more.

Bars and Restaurants
In the evening, you can venture out to Clacton’s restaurants and bars for some good food and a drink (or two). Or, you can make an hour’s journey to enjoy the nightlife of the city of Chelmsford – the capital of Essex.


Redcar Racecourse
If you’re lucky, your Weather Day may just fall on a Race Day at Redcar Racecourse. They host 18 days of horse racing from April to November, including Ladies Days and Family Days. If you’re very lucky, you may even win on a bet!

Redcar Beacon
The Redcar Beacon has been dubbed the ‘vertical pier’, as this 80ft tower gives its visitors 360° views of the Redcar coastline. And, it’s absolutely free.

Middlesborough City Centre
Middlesborough city centre is home to galleries, restaurants, bars, parks and open spaces, shopping areas and a variety of attractions – and it’s just a quick 20 minute journey away from Redcar.


Llandudno Cable Cars
Mostyn is a quaint little village in North Wales, just an hour away from Llandudno and the longest passenger cable car in Britain. From the sky, you can take in the breathtaking views of Llandudno Bay, Conwy Estuary and Happy Valley.

St Winefride’s Well
A short journey away from Mostyn is the historic St Winefride’s Well in Holywell, a beautiful site that people have been travelling to for over 1300 years. In addition to the Well, you’ll find a museum and shop. Find out more.

Snowdonia National Park
The more adventurous may fancy a slightly longer journey to Snowdonia National Park. Here, there are hundreds of lakes to discover, trails to hike and peaks to climb, as well as the Snowdon Mountain Railway which takes you right to the summit of Mount Snowdon.


The Rapid Accommodation there are always here to help, whether it’s for finding accommodation to your specifications or recommending places to visit – it’s a part of our personal customer service! Give us a call on 0330 090 41 42 to see how we can help you.


*Image of Clacton Pier by Angel Escartin Casas is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.