Category Archives: 2017 Holidays

Finding Tranquillity on your 2017 Cottage Holiday in Britain

With all the stresses and strains of the modern world, sometimes all you need on holiday is some peace, quiet, tranquillity and home comforts.  Taking a country cottage or rural retreat break in a green and leafy part of the UK could be just the experience you need.  Forget airport queues, passport control and currency exchange worries, holiday in Britain and all you need to do is jump in the car and go (and perhaps a ferry trip depending on where you want to discover).

Which part of the UK is Best for Peace and Tranquillity?

Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Britain is home to some wonderfully remote spots and tranquil areas, some of which are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  For some people the important thing is to immerse themselves in the soothing countryside on holiday and to have lovely walks close by and perhaps a village with a welcoming country inn.

Unlike Britain’s National Parks, many of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are not well known holiday areas, so you’re more likely to be able to enjoy them in a quiet way, without crowds of other tourists.  Britain’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty although not renowned top holiday areas attracting flocks of tourists, are still truly beautiful and tranquil areas, ideal for relaxing and unwinding on a break-away with family or friends.  These areas still have lots to offer when it comes to scenic walks in tranquil scenery and ample wildlife watching opportunities.

 

The Remote Parts of the UK

For others the ideal is to totally get away from everything and everyone, and to holiday in a hidden and remote part of the UK where you’re more likely to see wildlife than other people.  Popular spots for this kind of getaway include the Outer Hebrides, Guernsey, the Scottish Highlands and many parts of Ireland.   In these parts of Britain you can enjoy soothing experiences like wildlife watching, walking along deserted beaches or listening to the sound of birds happily chirping under a canopy of green.

Soulful Scotland

Soulful Scotland

For those who haven’t holidayed outside of England, Scotland offers a more rugged type of scenery with glens, lochs and soulful scenery.  Ireland too has its own unique feel with greenery abounding and its strong sense of myth and mysticism.  In England remote areas are few and far between.  To find England’s most remote areas, it’s very much about heading for the hills and discovering wild moorlands and superb views.

 

Finding the Ideal Hideaway

Idyllic Country Cottage

Idyllic Country Cottage

Wherever in the UK you choose to discover on holiday, getting the accommodation right is very much part of having a lovely tranquil experience on holiday.  There’s nothing quite like hiding away in a thatched cottage, nestled in your own secluded private garden or renting a hillside cottage where you can wake up to dreamy views on holiday.  Find a secluded rural retreat or a holiday home with countryside views for that calming serene feeling on holiday where you can hide away from the hustle and bustle of the world.

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Best Cottages for 2017 Holidays

With Christmas approaching, it will soon be the New Year and time to look forward to 2017 and perhaps a cottage holiday.  With a new year many people start thinking about a self-catering cottage getaway and it’s important to a lot of travellers to get a holiday booked to look forward to.  When it comes to booking the best cottages for 2017, remember that the most sought after cottages often book up early.

Finding the Best Cottage for your 2017 Holiday

What is the best cottage for you, will depend on your likes, needs and personal preferences.  When it comes to finding the perfect cottage for your 2017 self-catering holiday here are some ideas to inspire you!

 

Splash around in a Cottage with a Pool in 2017

Coat Barn with pool Somerset

Coat Barn with pool Somerset

Perhaps because they’re great for holidays at any time of year, cottages with pools are always sought after.   Having a morning dip, a relaxing evening swim or a splash around with the kids can be great fun and truly relaxing.  Cottages with a swimming pool also appeal to both groups of friends and families, meaning that they are popular options.  These sort of properties can book up fast so if you want to stay in a holiday home with a pool then booking early is recommended.  Another popular option to consider is a cottage with a hot tub, another wonderfully relaxing possibility.

 

Unique Holiday Homes Available for 2017 Holidays

The Tree House Somerset

The Tree House Somerset

Do you dream of staying in a holiday tree-house where you can hide away by the trees and enjoy a magical break?  Or do you love the charm and unique features of converted chapels or mill-houses?  Whatever type of quirky property you love, you can be assured you’re in good company as lots of people simply adore the idea of staying in a unique and memorable holiday home where you can make memories to treasure.  If you’re thinking of staying in a quirky unusual holiday home, booking as early as possible in 2017 should be considered to make sure you can book your chosen unique cottage for your preferred dates.

 

A Cottage with a View for your 2017 Holiday

Stunning countryside views at Mill Barn in Cumbria

Stunning countryside views at Mill Barn in Cumbria

Whether it’s waking up to a holiday cottage with stunning countryside views where you can look out on fields or farmlands or gazing upon a shimmering sea view, cottages with a view are highly sought after.  After all, with many properties it’s all about location, location, location and it’s no different with holiday homes.

 

What is the Best Cottage for your 2017 holiday?

The above are some ideas of some of the most typically desirable holiday homes, but what type of holiday home best suits you can be quite a personal thing.  Perhaps you are searching for a remote hideaway, hidden far away in the Scottish Highlands?  Or a cottage with a games room where you can keep the kids entertained.  Finding the best cottage for you in 2017 is a personal decision and there’s no one-size fits all solution.  For more ideas and inspiration on places to stay for your 2017 self-catering holiday, see our Holiday Inspiration section can help guide you.

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