Are you looking for the perfect place to spend your next holiday? Holiday cottages can be an ideal option for families, but kids come with toys and tantrums, so you’ll need a suitable base for a happy holiday. With so many cottages to choose from, here are some tips on how to pick the best holiday cottage for your needs.
Find the perfect location
The UK is filled with beautiful spots and scenic family holiday cottages. But where is the right place to take your family? Some cottages are tucked away in lovely rural locations, while others are in town centres or by the seaside. If you want to be near family days out, perhaps the beach, a zoo, a theme park etc., then choose a cottage accordingly. This means doing a fair bit of research before you book.
Choose a cottage with the right amenities
Now that you’ve chosen the perfect location, it’s time to think about the amenities your family will need. If you have a baby or toddler, they’ll need a high chair and cot – so check if these are provided with the cottage.
Are there any other facilities you’ll need? If the grandparents are coming along, do they have accessibility requirements? Is there a games room for the kids to play in? You might want to bring favourite toys and books, but these can take up a lot of space so a holiday cottage equipped with board games and activities can help to keep everyone occupied!
Think about the right size of holiday cottage
Think about your needs – do you need plenty of bedrooms for everyone? If your children sleep in separate rooms at home, will they share well on holiday? You may also want to consider garden space – is there room for the kids to run around? And will you be spending time inside or outside the cottage? If the good old British weather turns wet and windy outside, you’ll want a cottage with plenty of space to relax in.
Avoid cottages with obvious hazards
If you have young children, you may want to think twice about the open-air pool outside or the cliff-top location. Choose a cottage that’s safe for kids and you won’t spend the entire holiday fretting. With a little bit of research, you can find the perfect family holiday cottage that allows you to unwind.
Think about your budget
The cost of holiday cottages varies greatly, so it’s important to set a budget before you start looking. There’s no need to break the bank – you can find some great cottages for under £100 per night. And if you have a young family who aren’t yet at school, you’ll find prices are significantly cheaper during term time.
Do your research
Finding the perfect family holiday cottage ultimately comes down to doing your research. Although you may find some amazing accommodation available at the last minute, it’s usually best to plan ahead, so why not start today?