Monthly Archives: July 2011

August Festivals and Events

August is a great month for cottage breaks with festivals and events galore throughout the UK.  Whether you love music festivals, food fairs or craft fairs, there is lots going on in the UK in the month of August.  What’s more, the weather is forecast to be drier than normal with temperatures just about average for the period, so hopefully no need to pack your brolly!  See our last minute and special offer pages for deals on cottages for August.

New Cottage just added in Herefordshire

Herefordshire is a part of England known for peaceful countryside and quintessentially old english living.  In this area of England it is possible to find tranquil idyllic country cottages nestled in valleys and rural settings.

Herb Farm cottage is as the name suggests, located on a herb farm and sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms.  This cottage is located on the English/Welsh borders.  Find out more about this cottage and other self catering accommodation in beautiful Herefordshire.

Cottage breaks – to stay by the coast or in the countryside?

When planning a self catering holiday it can sometimes be a dilemma trying to decide whether to stay inland or to stay by the seaside.  Staying by the sea can often bring back pleasant childhood memories and is a popular choice for families as many children love paddling, building sand castles and splashing around when weather permits.  Rural areas in Britain can be great too, there are various dramatic landscapes to visit inland in the UK including the Lake District, Peak District and many parts of the Scottish highlands.  The great British countryside can be just fantastic for walks and activities like horse riding, rambling and cycling.  Where you decide to go will depend on whether you love the lull of the sea or peaceful country living.  Both have lots to offer.  Wherever you decide to go we hope you have a perfect self catering break.

To holiday in the UK or go abroad?

Travelling abroad and staying in Europe is certainly not cheap nowadays and in many cases the cost of eating out and enjoying days out is higher in Europe than at home in the UK.  Understandably more and more people are now choosing to holiday in the UK or are choosing cheaper destinations overseas such as Turkey or Poland which still offer comparatively good value for money for Brits.  Many of us in England have never been to some of the countries within the UK such as Scotland, Wales and Ireland and each has something special to offer visitors.  If you decide to holiday in the UK this year then a cottage or self catering break could be a good choice.  If you shop around and get competitively priced self catering accommodation, you can very often save by eating in and sharing accommodation as a group.  There are some excellent country cottage break offers around currently.  See our special offer section to find out more about available offers.

Best UK Holiday Destinations?

Did you know that in the most recent British Travel Awards Cornwall won the prestigious Best UK region award?  Not only that, St Ives also won the award of the best seaside town in the UK.  With accolades like that, who wouldn’t love to take a self catering country cottage holiday in Cornwall?  The Eden project of course is also a big attraction in Cornwall and the Lizard Pensinsula is a recognised area of outstanding natural beauty.  Of course winning an award doesn’t necessarily mean that Cornwall is the best place in the UK to holiday.  What constitutes the best place will differ depending on who you ask.  Some people love the solitude, peace and beauty of Scotland for example and some love to return to the same resort year after year because a certain place just captures their heart.  But one thing is for sure, from the British Travel Awards, Cornwall comes highly recommended.

Just Added: Gate Cottage in beautiful Long Melford in Suffolk

Do you love attractive English countryside?  If so then have you ever been to Long Melford in Suffolk?  Long Melford is reputed to be one of the prettiest villages in Suffolk, where you can find a traditional English green and an interesting historical country house.  Long Melford is also home to Gate Cottage, which offers self catering accommodation to sleep up to 3 people.  This pretty cottage benefits from beautiful garden areas and of course a fantastic location in beautiful Long Melford.  What’s more this cottage can be booked for short breaks and even weekend breaks, just perfect if you’re looking to enjoy a weekend in Suffolk.   See cottages in England, then click Suffolk to see this holiday home and many more.

New Property: Bosson Cottage in Kent

Best of Suffolk who specialise in stylish and inspiring cottages for holidays have just added  Bosson Cottage in Kent.  Located in Whitstable, this modern and attractive property could be just perfect for you if you are looking for a cottage for 6 with sea views.  Live it up in style and enjoy a self catering holiday in this beautiful part of England.  For more details click to see our page of cottages in Kent or call the Best of Suffolk agency on 01728 638 962.

Green Award winning cottages

Are you looking for an eco friendly cottage this summer or later on this year?  If you care passionately about the environment and are looking for a self catering holiday home with green credentials see our page of eco friendly properties to rent.  Some cottages are also green award winners – this means they have signed up to the national green accreditation scheme and been given a special award to recognise the steps they have taken to minimise their environmental impact.  See ads to find out about each cottage and their credentials.

Just Added: Stylish Houseboat in Suffolk

Fancy self catering with a difference?  For something unusual yet very stylish, how about the Yare Houseboat in Pinmill in Suffolk?  This self catering houseboat is new to Country Cottages Online.  This houseboat has lovely river views and is beautifully kitted out with quality modern fixtures and fittings.  This houseboat sleeps 4.  There is one double bedroom with a king size bed and one single bedroom with bunk beds and is pet friendly.  A simply fabulous property if you love to be by the waters edge.

Love houseboats?  See our page of self catering houseboats to rent where you can find this newly added houseboat and others too.