3 reasons to go on a cottage holiday in the UK countryside

The Peak District in the Derby countryside

The Peak District in the Derby countryside

Whether you’re looking forward to a week away with friends and family, or an intimate break with a loved one, a cottage holiday offers comfort and convenience at a reasonable price. You may even find after your trip that purchasing your own holiday home to rent out is another appealing way of always having that country retreat to enjoy, allowing you to enjoy the UK’s beautiful scenery through the year!

Family holidays

A family holiday can be difficult to arrange at the best of times, without the added hassle of sharing one room between all of you or trying to find a hotel with two rooms together. Renting a cottage in the country means you have a whole house to sleep your family in, and a vast amount of outdoor space for children to play in and explore safely. The self-contained nature of staying in a private house gives you a lot more control over your holiday, as all the amenities and appliances you need are already there! After a day walking and sightseeing in the country, a cottage is the ideal place to come back to and wind down, making it a perfect choice for families seeking a peaceful break.

Group trips

Renting a cottage between several people is an ideal budget-friendly way to take a break with friends, giving you all the space and comfort you need to unwind and catch up. The countryside offers a number of fantastic opportunities for group outings and activities, such as hiking, horse-riding, and even quad-biking through forests and hills, for the bravest among you! Take advantage of a private garden and set up a barbecue for cheap and easy dining, leaving more in the budget for an evening tipple – no hotel means no bar tab, and no curfew, so you can just sit back and enjoy each other’s company without worrying about last orders!

Romantic getaways

A cottage holiday is ideal for couples seeking total peace and quiet for a truly romantic break. Discover the UK’s stunning gardens and country houses while enjoying your own authentic rural retreat, somewhere you can use as a base while you explore the area or even just as a hide-away to relax in. Having your own kitchen means you can seek out home-grown produce and cook your favourite recipes, or head to a cosy pub or restaurant for a taste of the local atmosphere, and an intimate evening out.

Countryside holidays have become more and more popular lately, as British holidaymakers seek out new, more affordable ways to see the UK. Renting a countryside cottage is the perfect way of getting that trip without compromising on comfort!

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