Friday, February 19, 2010

Reasons For Choosing Holiday Cottages For You Next Holiday

There are many reasons why holiday cottages are increasing in popularity for british holidays.

Holiday cottages offer a home away from home; you have none of the formalities of a hotel, you can come and go as you please, and holiday cottages are especially great for families with small children as they pose none of the stresses foreign holidays do.

Holidays in cottages are self-catering, meaning there are no worries about finding a restaurant in a foreign destination that has something small children will be able to eat, and many cottages allow you to bring along your dog if you so wish, which means it's truly a holiday the whole family can participate in!

Holiday cottages offer great bases from which to investigate and explore destinations within Britain - and there are many great ones. The south coast is particularly great for beaches, so if it's a family beach summer holiday that you want, head to Dorset, Cornwall or Devon and explore a different beach every day.

Cornwall in particular offers little hidden gems like no other county. There are tiny hidden coves around the coast that were used by smugglers trying to smuggle their wares into Britain without detection by authorities, and hidden staircases carved into the rocks that provide endless fascination for children and adults alike.

Holiday cottages aren't only for families, however; they're also great for romantic getaways for two. Why not stay nearby to a city so that you can have the best of both worlds? You can enjoy relaxing countryside walks, pack picnics and go off for the day exploring amongst the wildlife, immersed in nature.

Then, when you fancy re-joining civilisation, you can take a trip into a city. Britain has some fantastic cities, each with their own personality and vibe.

Scotland's two largest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, really do offer something for everyone. Glasgow has a great arts scene and an edgy contemporary culture. This city has seen great improvement and investment in recent years, and is a very up-and-coming destination.

Edinburgh is steeped in years of history, with a glorious castle in the city centre on top of a hill. If shopping is your favourite pass time, you'll feel at home here with all the usual high street favourites. There is also a wealth of great restaurants here, accommodating all tastes and budgets, from the Michelin starred Kitchin to the many authentic but value for money Indian restaurants, there's plenty to explore.
By Dominic Donaldson

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