The UK and Ireland offer some stunningly naturally beautiful places where you can enjoy a cottage holiday along with some excellent wildlife watching. For best places to go, the National Parks along with Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty come highly recommended. In these open green spaces you can freely enjoy walks and time in the countryside. Whether you enjoy bird watching or looking out for deer or other animals, Britain is home to some fascinating sights and experiences. For inspiration on where to stay why not take a look at country cottages in areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The countdown to Christmas has begun. Anyone planning to spend Christmas away in a cottage or log cabin should have already booked somewhere to stay, especially if a large house is required for a big group. Spending Christmas away from home can be exciting; new places to explore, new shops, a change of events, a different unfamiliar kitchen. It is easy to organise a big family get-together at Christmas if everyone plays their part with a generous spirit and is prepared to give of themselves. A family Christmas and New Year party with games and lively chatter could be on the cards if you book that self-catering accommodation soon.