How to Find Great Cottage Holidays in the UK – Plus Holiday Cottage Deals

Is a Cottage Holiday for You?

For many people the idea of a cottage holiday includes a stunning location and a fireplace for a cozy evening. However thousands of people book and enjoy cottage holidays around the UK with many other requirements.  Location is always important as people either want a secluded location or a location they can use as a base to explore.  Typically this may also include being near the coast for access to a beach or coastal walks. Holiday cottages are an ideal holiday choice for couples, families and large groups of friends. There are small cottages for two all the way up to six bedroom cottages and larger. Booking some of the larger cottages may look expensive. However when you actually divide the cost between everyone it usually works out very reasonable

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Can You Book Holiday Cottages with a Hot Tub?

Cottage holidays with a hot tub is actually a very popular request and you will find that there are a good number of holiday cottages that have them. After having a non scientific check with one cottage holiday company it looked like around 10% of their properties had hot tubs.

You will find holiday cottages in Cornwall, various parts of Scotland, Wales and other regions of England. Most of the larger cottage holiday firms have a special “hot tub” filter where you can just list the cottages that have hot tubs. You don't always need to have the weather on your side to enjoy a hot tub holiday so perhaps it is something worth considering adding on to your must have list.

Can You Book Holiday Cottages with a Pool?

You will find holiday cottages in Cornwall, various parts of Scotland, Wales and other regions of England. Most of the larger cottage holiday firms have a special “hot tub” filter where you can just list the cottages that have hot tubs. You don't always need to have the weather on your side to enjoy a hot tub holiday so perhaps it is something worth considering adding on to your must have list.

What Do People Look for when Booking A cottage Holiday?

As Jim Morrison once said “People are strange” and you just never know what people may be looking for when booking a cottage holiday. We have listed a few of the most popular cottage holiday searches that people generally look for.

  • Barbecue – Nothing better that a BBQ in nice weather with you family or friends.
  • Detached property – Don't want to listen to those pesky neighbours.
  • Enclosed garden – Bit of privacy always nice.
  • Wheelchair access – If you have more specific requirements, call to book.
  • Sea View – Look out onto the sea, nice.
  • Open fire – Very Romantic, hope that rug is clean!
  • Pub nearby – Get your priorities right.
  • WiFi – In case your own phone network provider is rubbish.
  • Garden or Patio – Somewhere to chill.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point – Save the planet
  • Entrance ramp/Level access – Remember the pub is less than a mile away!
  • Fishing nearby – Make sure you get a permit.
  • Games room – Probably a small room with a copy of Monopoly, with wee car & boot missing?
  • All en-suite – So you don't have to go wandering during the night.
  • Car Parking on site – Nobody wants clamped and towed away.
  • Rural location – Nice surroundings can be important.
  • Walk-in shower/bath – None of that leg lifting nonsense.
  • Woodburning stove – Might make someone's cooking taste better!
  • Luxury Cottages – Standards have to be maintained.
  • Children's play area – If the kids are happy……

Are there Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages?

Once you have the location sorted what else would make your cottage holiday ideal? As a nation of pet lovers like everyone else you probably won't want to leave your dog in a kennel or with friends. Plus putting your dog in kennels while you are away can be expensive. So why not take your pet on holiday with you. There are a huge number of pet friendly holiday cottages around the UK to choose from. Many pet friendly cottage holidays let pets stay for free. Some do charge so just make sure you check the description before you book.

Hoseasons 2021 Cottage Holidays

Hoseasons offer access to over 17,000 cottage holidays throughout Scotland, England & Wales. The Hoseasons holiday search offers a fantastic range of filters to help you narrow down your ideal holiday cottage. You can select for accommodation with hot tubs, on-site parking, near the coast, enclosed gardens, luxury, romantic, swimming pool, pets allowed and lots more. Probably a whole lot you haven't even thought about. Select your cottage also by the number of people that the cottage can accommodate with a few offering stays for groups of nine or more. Customer rating is a good filter to make sure you avoid holiday cottages that are not up to your standard. Plus it is a good incentive for cottage holiday owners to maintain their properties to get repeat business. Number of bedrooms is useful as well to make sure everyone that wants their own room is accommodated.  > more

Skykes Cottages 2021 Holidays

Skykes Cottages offer over 16,000 properties across in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland, The Sykes holiday search lets you select a cottage from country, town, village or within a specific distance away. As you would expect from a major holiday cottage company Sykes also offer popular filters to help you track down your perfect cottage holiday. You can display cottages with hot tubs, swimming pools, gardens, wifi or an open fire so you can roast your chestnuts! There are well over 6,000 properties that are classed as being near a pub. There are even quite a few options for larger groups looking for 9 or more bedrooms. Another good filter lets you select based on nearby activities. This will let you select from walking, cycling, fishing, golfing and National Parks. The main sort by options include lowest price, location or property A-Z. There is also a tick rating, the higher the number the better rated the accommodation is. Fortunately this tick rating has nothing to do with creepy crawlies and infestations. If you are looking for a cottage holiday you should definitely check the Sykes website to see what they have > more

Holiday Cottages 2021

With just over 6,400 properties to choose from Holiday Cottages it is definitely worth adding them to your must check list. The website is a simple design and easy to navigate and they offer some inspiration to holidaymakers who have not made up their mind yet. You can select from a range of luxury, romantic, quirky, coastal and thatched properties in England, Scotland & Wales. There is even an option to select properties in areas of natural beauty. If you simply click search on the home page the results will list all their properties. From there you can use the Holiday Cottages filters to find what you are looking for. You can select properties that do not allow dogs and ones that do! All the usual popular search filters are there. You can go for properties with hot tubs, swimming pools, open fire/woodburner enclosed garden and more. Property filters include number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Plus there are location filters for cottages near the beach, a pub within a mile or waterside views. Holiday Cottages last minute deals are on their special last minute cottage page. The holiday Cottages site also has some nice travel information on the most popular areas to visit around the UK. A very handy extra to help you decide where to visit > more