Update on Rules on Cottage Holidays due to Coronavirus Pandemic, updated 9 September 2021

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When can I book and take a cottage holiday in the UK?


There are now no travel restrictions in place within the UK for UK residents.  So whether you want to holiday in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland you can now travel between and within the different countries without restrictions.  Please note though that the Northern Ireland government website advises that you should take a rapid lateral flow device test before you travel there and should only travel if you get a negative result.

In view of the uncertainty that has been created by the coronavirus pandemic, some agencies and owners now offer Covid lockdown flexible policies which would apply in the event of another lockdown.  Such properties are highlighted on Country Cottages Online with a Covid lockdown flexible cancellation policy icon (but always check pre-booking that this policy is still in place at the current time).  If you are concerned about the possibility of another lockdown due to Covid in future, ask the relevant owner or agency about their booking terms for such a worst case scenario.

Booking terms vary from property to property.   As always, it is strongly recommended that you take out appropriate holiday insurance.