Holiday cottages throughout the UK
When travelling, it's important to feel comfortable at all times. Sometimes hotel rooms can be a bit isolating, so we recommend looking into more personable options. Cottages are great for those looking for unique travel experiences because they provide you with the reliability of a hotel room and the comfort of a true home. By showing you some of the most notable options on the market, Voyage Privé can help you find the perfect cottage for your next holiday.
Top 5 things to do on your cottage holiday
1. If in Mykonos, Go See Delos
If you're going to Greece, you should be prepared to interact with history. Delos is one of the country's notable archaeological sites and a portion of its excavations have also been declared as their own UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. Visit the Fairytale Farm in the Cotswolds
If you want to take your family on a fun day trip that will also help you get some exercise in, you should visit the Fairytale Farm. With multiple areas dedicated to different types of play, there's truly something for everyone!
3. Tour Grand Etang Nationalpark
It's no secret that Grenada in the Caribbean is an incredibly beautiful place. However, to see everything this unique country has to offer, you'll have to go to the Tour Grand Etang Nationalpark. Interact with animals, appreciate the foliage and experience the beautiful wildlife.
4. See Alefkandra
Mykonos is known for its ocean views, but did you know that there is a neighbourhood that is often referred to as "Little Venice" due to its similarity to the iconic Italian city? If you have spare time on your cottage holiday, we highly recommend an early evening stroll around Alefkandra.
5. Kastani Beach
If you want to be at the centre of the action in Skopelos, head on down to Kastani Beach for some local culture and refreshing blue water. This beach is also referred to as "Mamma Mia Beach" due to its association with the hit film.
The 5 best cottage holiday destinations
It's no secret that there are few places in Europe that are more gorgeous than Mykonos, but did you know that there are few places in Mykonos that are as beautiful as the Aletro Cottage Houses? At this resort, you can choose between two types of cottage rooms, with both of them providing free breakfast and the opportunity to get some delicious drinks at the pool bar.
Situated on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Laluna Resort is one of the most unique cottage destinations currently available. The deluxe cottages that are part of the larger resort are also within close proximity to the beach, allowing you to enjoy the diverse selection of nearby food and drinks and also get treatments at the resort's Asian Spa.
The Michaels Country Cottage in Skopelos allows you to be completely isolated during your stay, surrounding you with ocean views and cypress trees. On top of this, the island that the Michaels Country Cottage rests on was actually the inspiration for the hit movie Mamma Mia, allowing you to live out your ABBA fantasies!
The Headland Hotel & Cottages offers a perfect blend of elegance and luxury, providing you with cosy cottages and natural views. The cottages are also part of a hotel complex, giving you access to the same amenities as the hotel guests. The Samphire restaurant is often considered to be one of the best restaurants in the surrounding area and the Cornwall Spa is a Five Bubble-awarded location.
If you're looking for accommodations that will fit the whole family, this cottage in Cotswolds is perfect. As a recently renovated 1880s property, this cottage actually sleeps 6 and allows you to experience both the rich history of the United Kingdom and the open landscape that makes up a majority of the country. Those interested in eating out will be pleased with the area's choice of pubs.
When is the best time to go on a cottage holiday?
No matter what your cottage holiday destination is, it's safe to say that the late summer or early fall is the best time to go on holiday. Not only will the weather be consistently nice, but there will be fewer people on holiday due to the fact that school and work will be starting up again. There's also a higher chance of you saving some money on your holiday because there are typically more sales after summer peak season.
Going on a cottage holiday
If you want to be efficient about your travel, taking an aeroplane is usually the best option for getting to your cottage destination. However, if you're open to being creative about your travel methods, taking a mixture of trains and buses can be cost-efficient and also allow you to see unique views on the way. No matter which transportation method you use, though, it's important to bring masks and hand sanitising wipes to make sure that you stay safe throughout your journey.
Enjoying your cottage holiday
If you want to get the most out of your cottage holiday, we recommend that you make an itinerary. Though you might have some activities in mind, there's always the possibility that some of them will be closed, so you should know in advance what you'll be doing on each day of your holiday.
The Voyage Privé travel expert's opinion on cottage holidays
Staying in cottages while abroad can help you feel at home no matter where you are, providing you with a spacious and intimate environment. Whether you want to see the clear blue waters of Greece or the beautiful landscapes of the United Kingdom, cottage holidays are an excellent way to experience everything your destination has to offer.