Monthly Archives: November 2011

Best of the British Countryside

Ever wondered where the best places for rural cottage breaks are?  We’ve compiled our own guide to the best country areas in the UK.  Take a look and see where we recommend.  If you know of somewhere we should add to the list, do get in touch with your feedback.  We’d love to hear from you.  See our Best of the British countryside for cottage breaks guide.

Rural Breaks

Breaks in rural Britain can be great experiences whatever the time of year.  Many people enjoy rural pursuits.  Whether you enjoy fishing, walking or cycling, rural Britain has lots to offer.  If you like the idea of a log cabin stay why not take a look at Waterloo Farm Leisure in Northamptonshire.   This holiday park has a fishing lake, log cabins, as well as a park for caravans near delightful wheat fields.

Getting back to nature

Whatever the time of year, it can be great to get back to nature and spend time enjoying woodland walks or for the more energetic, some hill walking.  Immersing yourself in greenery can be good for the senses.  Take a look at these rural country cottages if you want a break somewhere rural.  Peace and tranquillity can also be good for the soul.

Ashridge Forest for great nature watching opportunities

Ashridge forest in the Chiltern Hills is a very special place.  The Chilterns are a fabulous area for cottage breaks at any time of year with miles of beautiful forest and hillsides.  See our video for details of the kind of residents you might spot at Ashridge forest.  For watching deer, squirrels and more we recommend going early when it is quiet.

Award winning cottages

Remember we have a range of award winning cottages featured including gold award winning properties, recognised for outstanding customer service and also green award winners, recognised for their eco-friendly contributions.  We’ll soon be adding a new feature to our site that you can quickly and easily spot these award winners, in the meantime though do check out these award winners.

Special feature – the Green in Cornwall

The Green cottages in Cornwall is a delightful collection of cottages set within 14 acres of grounds.   With some late availability for Christmas, why not take a look at these Cornish cottages?  If you are looking to relax and unwind, then the peaceful location of The Green could be perfect for you.  For the ultimate in relaxation, pampering treatments can be arranged, at extra cost.

Cottage Holidays in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Did you know that it is possible to rent cottages located within and just outside areas of outstanding natural beauty.  England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland are all beautiful green countries with plenty of opportunities for restful or activity filled holidays.  With 46 areas of outstanding natural beauty throughout the UK there is plenty of choice when it comes to where to go.  Or may be you prefer to holiday instead in one of Britain’s amazing National Parks, also known as ‘Britain’s breathing spaces’.  Britain has 15 National Parks in total and the landscapes of these vary.  Could there be anything better than a cottage stay in the national parks?

Planning a hen or stag event?

If you’re planning a self catering break for a group of hens or stags.  Remember that certain properties specialise in catering for such parties and may even be able to help with suggesting activities for your group.  See our page of hen and stag properties that include large country houses, barn conversions, big cottages and even cottages with pools, hot tubs and saunas.  We hope you find that somewhere special.  Wherever you decide to go, whether you plan to visit the West Country, the Shires or Shakespeare Country do have a great time.