There can be no denying that roaming around the UK on holiday can be intensely rewarding. Having the freedom to explore all the different regions of the country is incredibly liberating and it is easy to find wonderfully well-equipped accommodation.
Excellent transport links make it especially easy to get out and about in the UK, but arguably the most important factor into making any trip a success is the accommodation. Stopping in a soulless hotel can prove both costly and massively underwhelming, depending on the size of the travelling party. It could ultimately determine whether or not you return to a certain area ever again or even head abroad the next time it comes to booking a holiday.
Renting a cottage, though, will enhance rather than undermine the whole holiday experience and in the UK we’re fortunate to have a diverse range of charismatic and enchanting cottages in every possible hamlet, town or village you can think of.
Probably the biggest advantage of staying in a cottage is the intimacy and privacy that you and your family members and friends will be afforded. If a big group stays in a hotel, usually you’ll be separated on different floors and you’re then basically paying for a basic bed in a basic room.
A cottage comes complete with all your usual home comforts and will make you feel like part of the local community. You’ll feel more relaxed as a result and that bit of extra space and ability to come and go as you please should make all the difference.
Then there is the choice on offer the length and breadth of the UK. For instance, there are cottages in Wales, cottages in Yorkshire and cottages in Northumberland that will all be very unique in their own way. The scenic backdrops and range of activities available locally will also be vastly different.
In Wales, you may fancy tackling Snowdonia. And what better way to round off a day walking up the biggest mountain in Wales than enjoying a home-cooked meal in a picturesque cottage with your loved ones around you?
Head to Yorkshire and the lure of the excellent shopping available in Leeds or York could be too strong. With aching feet and empty pockets, you’ll be glad of a quiet night in sat in front of a roaring fire in a country cottage. And after checking out all the historic sites in abundance in Northumberland, like Hadrian’s Wall, you can make your own home from home in a rustic cottage.
No matter where you fancy staying in the UK or what time of the year you want to get away, there is bound to be a cottage nearby to satisfy your every need.