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7 reasons to choose a cottage holiday

Posted on 8th October 2017 by CE Team

Have you had enough of constant airport delays, air traffic control and baggage handlers strikes? Year on year, greater numbers of people are turning their backs on the stress and hassle of getting to and from international destinations, choosing instead to holiday at home. Here are 7 reasons why you couldn’t make a better choice than to start with a cottage holiday in the Lake District or North Yorkshire.

Do what you want to do – when you want to do it

cooking in a cottage

Be your own boss. All our Lake District cottages, (and actually cottages in North York Moors too), are self-catering. With so many outdoor activities in Lake District, planning your itinerary to suit yourself, and not the time of breakfast or the evening meal, gives you the flexibility to truly enjoy your chosen activities and appreciate your surroundings.

No more kennels for Rover

Dog cottages

Remember the times at the kennels you have tearfully said goodbye to Rover for a week or fortnight. His holiday is going to be one of pining for his owners during the time they are away. No more of those upsets when you book a cottage holiday. The majority of our cottages welcome your pets, as do many of the local inns and pubs. Now you really can have a complete family holiday.

The deafening sound of silence

Many of our Lake District and all cottages in North York Moors are situated in the countryside, providing the quiet tranquillity so many seek to de-stress, take stock, recharge the batteries, and become one with nature and the countryside. For those who don’t want total isolation, one of our cottages in Keswick, or one of our Windermere cottages would fit the bill.

The Kids will love the wide open spaces

Think back to those lazy, hazy, happy days of unbroken sunshine on the Costas. You know the ones, kids screaming because they’ve had too much sun. Mum or dad up every two minutes to build sandcastles or when they want to go back in the water for the 10th time. Not on a Lake District cottage holiday. Kids love nothing better than to run free in the wide open spaces and splash about in meandering streams. Not only that, but there are a massive amount of outdoor activities in Lake District designed specifically for the youngsters. After the day’s activities, they will be happy to see bedtime, and mum and dad can enjoy a romantic glass of wine watching the moon rise over the lake.

Ideal venues for holidaying with friends or extended family

Thirley Cotes Farm - dining area

Are you planning an extended family holiday to celebrate a birthday or special occasion? Maybe you’re a group of anglers who wish to fish the lakes. Or perhaps you’re a group of friends who just enjoy holidaying together. Many of our cottages in North York Moors are large enough to cater for groups of six or eight guests. Not only that, but group bookings invariably work out extremely cost effective per person.

Self-catering cottage holidays cater for all interests

best cycling routes north yorkshire

There are so many outdoor activities in Lake District, that no matter how large your party, all tastes and interests are catered for. Walking cycling and mountain biking, rock climbing and abseiling, water sports of all types from angling to water skiing sailing and kayaking. Or maybe a leisurely boat trip around a lake is more your taste. Stately homes and magnificent gardens are open to the public, many with organised events for adults and children. And everywhere you go you are surrounded by the most remarkable views and stunning scenery.

Budgeting your cottage holiday

Not all cottages are equal. Just because we’re talking cottages and countryside doesn’t mean we’re talking basic. Certainly, your cottage can be basic with all amenities if that’s what you require, but it can also include hot tub, pool and all the extras you would expect from a high-level hotel. This year choose a Lake District or North Yorkshire cottage holiday and enjoy a new holidaying experience.