Unlike many other types of self-catering holiday in the UK a cottage break can be enjoyed all year round. In fact there are many advantages to booking a cosy weekend or week away in the winter months and we touch on just a few of them…
Most cottages are significantly cheaper to book out of the core summer season. This means that you can enjoy a break away in a lovely cottage during the winter for a lot less money than one in the summer months.
Let’s be honest, we all know how frustrating it can be to search for the ideal location for your holiday only to find that you can’t book the cottage you want because it’s already booked. Unlike caravan parks, for example, where there are multiple accommodation units on offer a cottage location is unique so can only be booked once. In the autumn and winter months you will find it much easier to get availability for the location and cottage you want.
You will also find that the beaches and other tourist hotspots are a lot emptier in the winter. Sun bathing in the winter is, obviously, a lot less popular than soaking up the rays in the summer. However, just because it’s not as warm doesn’t mean there is not plenty to enjoy in this quieter time of year. Walking along an empty beach, enjoying the rich countryside and wildlife Britain has to offer and taking advantage of the many tourist locations can be as much fun in the winter in the summer.
What’s even better is that when you get back to the warm and cosy cottage. Many of the cottages have open fires or wood burners and there is nothing better than enjoying a winter’s evening in front of a real fire making for a really special evening. If a cosy cottage with an open fire or wood burner sounds appealing then there are a wide range of properties to view where that can be a real possibility.
You would be forgiven for thinking that stripping down to your swimming costume or trunks in the middle of winter and sitting outside is less than an ideal way to spend a cold winters evening. However, soaking in a warm hot tub on a winters evening is actually very nice and relaxing.
Even with a foot of snow on the ground it’s very relaxing and an enjoyable way to spend an evening. Combined with a roaring open fire in the cosy cottage – what more could you want during a cosy winter break.