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A countryside cottage is seen by many as an idyllic break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Hidden away in the heart of England’s rolling hills and scenic farmland, you can enjoy a relaxing holiday without losing your privacy or independence.
Cottage renting is particularly popular amongst families; while booking two or even three hotel rooms for your family can be stressful, a cottage offers more space and less paperwork! A country cottage is a much better option for children as they can have their own bedrooms, while a private garden and surrounding countryside allow them to spend time exploring their environment without you having to worry about the noise. For a good way to keep the kids busy, take a look at what the National Trust suggests for an activity-packed countryside break. You’ll be able to plan your excursions around your family, and gain a little more control over your holiday without breaking the bank.
Smaller cottages in the countryside are also ideal for a romantic getaway, as the peace and tranquility of a home away from home gives you room to completely relax and enjoy your surroundings. Explore nearby footpaths, enjoy the wildlife just outside your front door, and take advantage of having your own kitchen by trying as much local produce as you can find from farm shops and fresh foods in the area. Many cottages are also dog and cat-friendly, making it the ideal getaway for couples who don’t want to be parted with their pets!
A cottage holiday in the countryside is the best way to see what the UK has to offer. From the serene Yorkshire Dales to the windy coastline of Cornwall, there is always somewhere to see and something new to discover. Regular holiday-makers around the UK could even consider purchasing a country holiday cottage, and renting it out themselves throughout the rest of the year. Cottage holidays put the personal touch back into your break, allowing you to see things at your own pace, and enjoy a slower, calmer way of life. Whether you want a small cottage to come back to at the end of the day or a lavish holiday home to relax in throughout your trip, you can do so without compromising your ideal break away.
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