What to Look for when Planning for a Seaside Cottage Holiday in the UK
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What to Look for when Planning for a Seaside Cottage Holiday in the UK

When planning to take a holiday there are many considerations to think about before you decide where to go or even when. This how to guide helps its reader to become organized and to prioritize their needs when planning a holiday or vacation.

If you are planning to take a holiday in one of the many seaside locations of the UK then a little forward planning can help you to decide which location is the right one for you. Cottages direct are one of many specialists that concentrate on this area of the tourist industry, so by checking specialist holiday websites for seaside cottages within the UK this could soon lead to your next holiday by the sea.

Make a list.

Prioritize your requirements such as how many bedrooms, if you want everything on one floor and importantly what you hope to find in the kitchen. If you need a dishwasher and a washing machine these will be big disappointments if they are not available through your not looking when booking.

Decide where you want to go.

What part of the UK do you want to visit, there are many miles of coastline available so you should conduct a search for cottages to rent in Wales or luxury villa rentals depending upon the level of your preferred location and luxury.

Things to avoid.

If you have pets and wish to take your dog along then pet friendly cottages must be your choice. Equally if you have allergies you may wish to avoid such places. If you have mobility problems then is your choice of location suitable for the elderly or disabled. Smoking or non-smoking properties is another consideration when planning.

Local events.

Check with the local tourist information centre into any local events that you may be interested in attending and make sure they fall on the week you are there if your plan is to see them. If such events are very popular you may have to book well in advance to ensure your chosen accommodation is free that week.

Look for special deals.

If you are visiting the seaside out of season then look to see what special deals may be available. You may be able to get an extra night free or take advantage of a short break instead of having to book for the whole week.

What is located nearby.

If you are planning on being at the seaside then you will also need to know of alternatives for bad weather days. Even in the height of summer it is unusual to have a rain free week. Especially for family holidays it is important to have suitable alternatives planned for any such days.

How far is the cottage from the beach.

Another important piece of information to know is how far is it from the beach and can this distance be easily walked or will a journey by car be necessary. If needing to use the car how convenient to the beach is the nearest car park and how busy does it get, all important points to know before you arrive.

Internet access.

Even though you are on holiday some people still require being connected to the outside world so does your chosen property have internet access available for you to use.


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Comments (6)

Nice well written article. Great advice. Thanks.

Sounds like a plan!

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Great tips for the perfect getaway. Now write another for France and you'll sort me out for my holidays! *Grins*

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