Where will you go on holiday in 2013?
Where will you go on holiday in 2013? Holidays are a big expense and this year has already been called the year of the 'daycation' when people stay home and enjoy days out instead, such as day trips in a canal boat.
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Holiday accommodation costs money and the expense of that can be saved by staying at home. There are various ways of taking a holiday and reducing costs, e.g. swapping homes with another family, visiting family and friends who live in appealing locations. Cottage holidays do not have to be that expensive, and if you shop around, take advantage of Special Offer Cottages and Last Minute Cottages, you may be able to find a reasonably priced good value cottage holiday that you can stretch to.
Daycations may be interesting but nothing beats going somewhere completely different for a change from the mundane and something new to think about. Beautiful scenery is enchanting, we are transported to another world as we take in the views. Family holidays in country cottages are perfect for introducing children to the countryside, nature, wildlife and what really matters. How many children can name the types of trees or wild flowers? A cottage in the country avoids expensive theme parks and organised entertainment, walks in woods and across moors are free.
Remember kites? Flying kites in the fresh air is healthy and good fun. We have all bought into the package holiday experience and expect our holiday to be delivered 'in a box'.
Book a country cottage and you can create your own self-catering holiday that includes nature trails, days out on the beach or in the mountains, sketching, photography, sporting activities and other interests that you may have. Involve your children in the planning so that they can contribute ideas, learn new skills and feel part of the experience.
Choose a beach holiday in an unspoilt location,preferably with rock pools and children will spend happy hours engrossed in marine life in the pools. Scotland is a good destination for unspoilt coastal holidays. Find delight in spotting puffins and seals basking on the shore. Take a look at seaside cottage holidays in Scotland and find a lovely cottage for your summer holiday in 2013.
The great thing about self-catering is that you do not need to spend any more on food and drink than you would at home. Many country cottages have barbeques and outdoor furniture to give 'eating out' another meaning during your holiday.
Dog owners benefit from taking cottage holidays because the family dog can go with you avoiding kennel fees. Takea look at pet-friendly cottage holidays for 2013 to view the wide choice available.
Take a look at some of our value for money cottages and perhaps consider sharing a large cottage with family and friends to make money go further in 2013.
Useful pages for holidays in 2013:
Large cottages that you can share with friends to reduce costs; 6 bedrooms or more
Cottages for self-catering holidays in Lincolnshire where you can enjoy nature trails in the Lincolnshire Wolds
Small 2 bedroom holiday cottages for today's modern families