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.