A cottage holiday is a perfect place to unwind and recharge those batteries and it’s great fun for little ones too!
There’s never a bad time to book one of these types of breaks away. Pick the summer for a perfect way to explore surrounding areas or go during the winter, embrace the cosy environment a cottage creates, or make one of these your home over the Christmas period for a festive break away. Many cottages cater for larger numbers so consider a break with friends, your parents or if you’re feeling brave, the in-laws. Just make sure the living room is spacious enough!
At a glance
- Great at any time of year
- Properties of all shapes and sizes
Many properties also have facilities which are perfect for keeping the little ones entertained, ranging from children’s play rooms, enclosed gardens, swimming pools , while others have cots available as standard, so make sure you do your homework before you book.
Read our tips on how to keep little one’s entertained in the car when travelling to your cottage break as well as saving money when your there with our guide to cheap and free days out. Worried about what to do on those horrible rainy days of your cottage break? We’ve got it covered with our list of the best indoor days out.
Passports and Visas
You won’t need to worry about travel documents with this type of holiday. Just pack your bags, fill up the car and you’re all set to go.
Health and safety
Although there are no health requirements for a UK holiday, it’s best to make sure the family’s immunisations are up to date. Some cottages have their own pools so if you have tots make sure you keep an eye on them at all times, even if they are not in the water. If you’re planning to visit a cottage in the later stages of pregnancy it’s also best to plan a location close to a hospital in case you need to go in.
When to go
The great thing about this type of holiday is that you can go at anytime of the year. Just make sure you pack the sun cream in the summer or your jumpers and waterproofs in the winter.
Things to do
Cottages are scattered all around the UK giving a great range of options to suit any taste. Book a home near the seaside, which is a perfect summer location for children or book a cottage in the Cotswolds for a taste of country living. Want to be close to the water? Then look at the Lake District or Norfolk Broads with its canals and beaches close by, or venture into the Scottish Hills for some gorgeous daytime views and cosy nights.