by Rhosanna Jenkins,
From the second you book it, you begin to look forward to your holiday. You start planning what you will need and what you want to do when you get there. Not only are holidays exciting, but they are also good for your health. Yearly holidays can reduce your risk of high blood pressure and heart problems.
When you think of holidays, most picture exotic lands with white, sandy beaches and clear, blue oceans. Do you really need to jet off to a foreign country and stay in an expensive hotel to have a brilliant holiday? There are hundreds of different places to discover in the UK, and renting a cottage could be much cheaper than big hotel bills; allowing you to have a break on a budget. Here we have compiled a list of some of the advantages of renting a holiday cottage in the UK.
1. You Get More For Your Money
European hotels usually offer standard double rooms at around £100 per night. These prices rise even higher during the summer months, when these locations are most popular. The prices of UK hotels in popular holiday destinations are not dissimilar. For a week in a 3-star Cornish seafront hotel in the middle of summer, you can expect to pay between £400 and £500. However, holiday cottages start from £10 per night, depending on the location and size of the property.
In addition to this, many rail companies provide seasonal deals on train fares. So, if you are looking to save on petrol or even if you don’t have a car, you can still enjoy your perfect UK holiday.
2. They’re Easier To Organise
Sometimes, booking a holiday from a glossy brochure can lead to hotel nightmares. Choosing a UK holiday will mean you are able to contact those renting out the cottage more easily. You can double-check what is included and even find out more about local attractions. Remember, with a UK holiday you won’t have to change currency and you will already know the language.
3. No Stressful Airports
You can avoid waiting in queues, enduring security check after security check or suffering flight delays if you choose to holiday in the UK. Airports are extremely stressful and a negative experience can ruin your whole vacation.
Staying in the UK also means you will have no miniscule baggage allowances. Liquids do not need to be bagged up separately and there are no restrictions on what you can take. There’s also very little chance of your holiday being disrupted by a cantankerous Icelandic volcano!
4. Cottages Are Brilliant For Group Getaways
For larger groups, staying in a hotel can mean splitting up into different rooms; making it harder to socialise. Many agencies offer holiday cottages that can sleep 8-10 people. If you can get the right numbers, you may find these cottages are even cheaper than those with fewer bedrooms. Cottages also have communal rooms, perfect for socialising with your friends.
5. The UK Has Something for Everyone
The UK has so much to offer holidaymakers. Few countries can rival our rich cultural heritage and impressive range of natural environments. Big cities are just a short drive from idyllic countryside. Historic sites are scattered all over the landscape and there are even some top theme parks. Whether you want a romantic getaway, active, outdoorsy trip or a family seaside break, the UK can provide.
6. More to Offer than A Hotel
In a hotel, you get a bed, en suite and, if you’re lucky, breakfast. Renting a cottage gives you much more freedom. If the weather turns on you, you can stay inside without being trapped in a single room. You can also decide what and when you would like to eat each day. If you need a long lie-in on a Sunday morning, you can be sure that you won’t miss breakfast.
Additionally, many UK holiday cottages allow pets. Rather than relying on your family and friends to look after your beloved pet while you’re away, you can just take them with you.
So, next time you are searching for the perfect holiday, why not take a look at the wide range of holiday cottages to rent in the UK? With all these benefits over expensive overseas travel, you can rest assured that you will love the experience.