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Archive for January, 2011

Are you looking for somewhere different for a more civilised hen party? Why not consider a self-catering cottage? Many UK holiday lets are in beautiful locations and are wonderful for a short break with friends. Whether you are looking for a property that is close to the sea or near a pub and restaurants or somewhere that has activities to keep you all busy, it’s worth looking at the self-catering options. More and more we are finding that people would rather have their ‘own’ space than stay in a large hotel and therefore a cottage is the perfect solution. There are many beautifully decorated properties with a wide range of facilities and the latest technology – so you can even have your own cinema evenings, sometimes even catered for and to top it all you don’t have to worry about driving home! On WhichCottage you can browse through the areas at your leisure and find a range of properties that would suit all your needs. Many holiday cottages have activities on site such a tennis court, hot tub or swimming pool. Close to the properties it is often possible to try out golf, riding, sailing, canoeing or even skiing to name but a few! Alternatively, perhaps you fancy a day out at the races? Many holiday lets can be found close to race courses so that you can enjoy the day out and return to the luxury of your holiday cottage. One such property is St Swithins Cottage in Berkshire which is under a mile…

January 13th, 2011

Holiday Trends for 2011

1 Comment, Holiday Cottage News, by Veronica.

Whilst it is still early days, it looks as though the trend to holiday in the UK is continuing – although the economy is finally emerging from recession many of us are worrying about the uncertain job market and two expensive foreign holidays a year have become a thing of the past.  Endless flight delays and cancellations last year (due to volcanic ash (remember that?!), strikes and snow) have also encouraged people to explore the delights of Britain. Over the last two years many people have enjoyed their first ever holiday at home and discovered that there are plenty of wonderful things to see and do here – so having had great holidays in the UK in previous years, people are now booking for the third year running.  Renting large self-catering houses and joining up with another family or two is also growing in popularity as this can be incredibly cheap if you work out the cost per person per week.   Larger houses often have a lot of extra facilities on site, such as a trampoline/ tennis court/games room etc which is another benefit as with so much entertainment provided you can save even more money by not leaving the property all week! Looking for a place in Scotland? Take Ormidale Mill House which is a stunning house situated on a 21 acre estate in Argyll on the West coast of Scotland. In addition to its 9 bedrooms,  the house has use of an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and a games room perfect for…