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Taking a holiday in the UK also known as a staycation is becoming more and more popular in the UK with many people choosing to take a holiday in their home country. This is unlike the previous years where many people used to go to Europe and other continents.
Apart from being pocket-friendly, taking a holiday in the United Kingdom is also hassle-free as you don’t have to worry about things such as spending many hours in airports. All you have to do is to pack up your car and off you go.
Just like any other holiday, one of the most important things to consider when taking a holiday in the UK is accommodation. Besides consuming a large chunk of your holiday’s budget, accommodation significantly affects the quality of your vacation.
When it comes to accommodation, there are two options to choose from: a hotel or a resort style and renting a holiday cottage. I prefer cottages because of many reasons. Would you like to know why? Then read on.
Benefits of Holiday Cottages
Have Enough Space
Many people out there believe that space is not an important factor when it comes to vacations. However, they are wrong as space is very essential. Renting a large vacation cottage, for instance, can be affordable to a family of 4 members or more. And you know what? Such a cottage is more than enough for such a family as there will be more than enough space for every family member.
This is because of the fact that it will allow parents privacy and children enough room to play indoors. A resort, on the other hand, can be extremely cramped after one week or two.
If you stay in a hotel, you will most likely have to buy most of your meals since most of the hotels out there don’t’ have kitchens. Buying most of your meals can be expensive. Holiday cottages have fully equipped kitchens to enable you to prepare your own meals whenever you wish.
In fact, most of the holiday cottages come with kitchens that are equipped with things needed to prepare delicious meals including cooking equipment, crockery, and plates that will be enough for everyone staying in the property.
This can enable you to enjoy quality food without having to spend a lot. Additionally, it allows for family time during meals making holiday cottages ideal for families. If you like, you can treat yourself to a meal or two in local restaurants or pubs in St Davids, for example where there are some lovely eateries to enjoy your holiday better.
Most of the holiday cottages in the UK have washers and dryers to enable you to do your washing free of charge. Hotels, on the other hand, charge you for this and keep a lot of people from doing it in the resort. Therefore, you will have to look for a Laundromat elsewhere- a real trouble.
Many holiday cottages have fully equipped kitchens, cosy bedrooms and comfy seating areas. Most of them also have fantastic facilities such as open or log fires, swimming pools, hot tubs, games rooms and four-poster beds.
While resorts often have great entertainment, they don’t have that in-room enjoyment wanted by most children. Holiday cottages provide this in room enjoyment as they usually have their own televisions with cable and the good news is that you will not have to pay more for this.
If you would like to watch a movie, you will just have to get a DVD without having to pay hotel rates to watch a film. Some holiday cottages have PlayStations which can entertain kids on rainy days.
One of the major disadvantages of hotels is that they don’t offer privacy. Regardless of where you turn, you have other people inside your encounter. When on vacation, we want some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, this is not something you will get in a resort.
If you rent a holiday cottage, you will be able to have total privacy. In fact, you may even not realize that you have a neighbour as cottages offer the peace and quiet you need when on vacation.
I am sure that no one out there would like to stay in a hotel with noisy neighbours or a hotel with guests who keep traipsing up and down the hotel corridors and banging doors. You can avoid all these by renting a holiday cottage. By doing so, you will enjoy the privacy and freedom needed when you take a vacation.