Monthly Archives: December 2012

Late Deals

When it comes to getting late deals on cottages and making savings you may have come to the best place.  We feature an excellent selection of last minute cottages where you can find special offers and late availability.  Need inspiration on where to go and what to see, we offer an excellent free resource with our guides section.  Do your research before you go away and make sure you have good local knowledge of the area you plan to visit.  Planning a break away soon, find out more about savings available on cottage breaks this Autumn.

Remember Country Cottages Online aren’t just specialists in rural cottages, we offer an excellent choice of quality cottages from dog friendly cottages to country houses to rent.  We also feature some wonderful unique cottages, unusual quirky options and award winning properties that come highly recommended including green award winning self-catering.

Tips on Free and Cheap Days Out on Cottage Breaks this Winter

If you’re taking a cottage holiday this winter and are on a budget or just want to get the best available deals then you may want to optimise on free days out.

For members, the National Trust offer a host of fascinating country houses and gardens which can be visited for free.  Although some houses are closed for the winter season, the gardens are open at many and special events are on at some such as special Christmas evenings and guided tours at some properties where the houses are decorated especially for the season.

Other great free attractions include country parks and gardens.  Wrap up warm and enjoy the changing scenery in parks and gardens.  Frosty and snowy days can really add that something special to your experience.  If you need to warm up why not pop in to a local café for a good value lunch or cup of tea.  A number of galleries and museums up and down the country are also free.

We also recommend that you do your research on 2 for 1 offers.  Many offers are available nowadays online and with a little bit of searching you can reap great rewards and save money on your cottage holiday.   Wherever you go for your self-catering break, we hope you find that the best things in life are indeed free and that you have the very best of times.  If you haven’t yet booked your cottage getaway take a look at last minute cottages for some of the best late deals.

The British Travel Awards Results

The results of the British Travel Awards nominations are now out.    Websites voted best as travel information providers and for the deals they offer include the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sunday Times Travel, Trip Advisor and the World Travel Guide.  Some people like to be guided by award winners whereas others have their own favourites that they know and trust when they want information, inspiration and advice on travel.

If you are looking at where to take a cottage holiday in 2013 why not look up our free area guides for hints and tips on some of the best places on offer in the UK?

Since it’s not the end of the world after all, look forward to 2013

The prediction about the end of the world on the 21st of December did not come true after all. We can now look forward to yet another wonderful year of holidays in self catering cottages. Browse to your heart’s delight and find that perfect spot in the UK countryside. We are so fortunate to have so many stunning  rural locations. One prediction that would come true is that you would be delighted with a country cottage stay in the Welsh Marches, the scenery is simply stunning. Rent a cottage or log cabin for a holiday in either mid Wales or Herefordshire and enjoy a relaxing self catering break next summer.