Monthly Archives: May 2012

Best country areas to visit on summer cottage holidays

Now that some good hot weather has arrived you may be thinking of places to go for cottage holidays.  Many people like the idea of immersing themselves in pleasant, peaceful rural settings.  If a rural retreat is your cup of tea then why not take a look at some of our recommendations on some of the best country areas to visit in the UK.  Britain is indeed a green and pleasant land.  For most of us there are always new towns and villages to discover and lots of things to see and do.  With this great weather we trust that you will find the inspiration to visit the British countryside and try new things.

3 bedroom Highland Cottage with Hot Tub

Linden Lodge is new to Country Cottages Online.  This Scottish property offers good quality self-catering accommodation for up to 6.  With its 7 seater hot tub, this cottage is great for relaxing and taking it easy.  Whether you plan to holiday with friends or family, this property offers a good standard of accommodation.

Located in Aviemore, this town is an excellent base for discovering what the Highlands of Scotland has to offer.  Highlights of the Highlands include castles, countryside, glens, lochs and amazing wildlife.  If you want to learn more, click to read our guide to cottage holidays in the Highlands and read our helpful advice on the best things to see and do.  Click for more information on this cottage with a hot tub.

New: Our Resource Centre for Owners

We’ve just introduced some valuable resources and helpful hints for owners of self-catering accommodation.  If you’re an owner with a cottage who is considering renting it out, do take a look at our owner resources section.  More information and helpful hints and tips will be coming soon.  We aim to guide you through the process and to make things as simple and easy as possible.

Award Winning Cottages

Booking an award winning cottage can be reassuring.  You can be confident with these cottages that the owners take quality seriously.  May be you are planning a special break away when only the best will do.  5 star and 4 rated accommodation is also often popular.  Do remember that when it comes to awards there are a variety of types.  Some independent owners subscribe to official schemes where they are assessed for their green eco-friendly qualities.  Whereas others sign up to be assessed in terms of customer service and comfort.  For more information and guidance, take a look at our resource section on grading schemes.  The standard awards are Gold, Silver and Green.   Whichever type of cottage you are looking to find, whether you are seeking somewhere truly excellent or are happy to opt for a value cottage it usually pays to do your research.  Personal recommendations can be helpful when it comes to choosing the right accommodation and some find review websites useful.  Whatever you choose we hope you find your ideal cottage quickly and easily on Country Cottages Online and that you have a safe and happy holiday.