It is anticipated that an increased number of people will holiday at home in 2013. It is often possible to pay a small deposit to secure your ideal self-catering cottage ahead of the crowds. The highest demand is for cottages with those little extras such as swimming pools, saunas and spas. These may be independent rural cottages or part of a cottage complex or holiday park. Activity holidays with self-catering accommodation ensure that children are safely occupied all day long.
Autumn seems to be earlier this year and following unsettled weather, the longer term weather forecast is good. Now is an excellent time to book self catering cottages near woodland and have a few days away to make the most of the countryside whilst the leaves are taking on red and gold hues. People picking mushrooms can be spotted foraging in meadows and in the woods. Rental prices are lower and plenty of good value self-catering breaks abound in the UK and Ireland. Browse through our last minute cottages for a surprise autumn break.