Traditionally, when going on holiday, people would book a hotel to stay in. However, there are lots of other accommodation options available nowadays that are also worth considering. Holiday homes, in particular, have become increasingly popular over the past few years and more people are choosing to rent a holiday cottage instead of booking a hotel room.

If you’ve never stayed in a holiday cottage before, you may be wondering what makes them stand out from other types of accommodation. To give you an insight into what makes holiday homes so popular amongst staycation holidaymakers, below we have explored some of the biggest benefits of renting a holiday cottage for an upcoming trip. 

Have the whole property to yourself 

Most people book holiday cottages because they are private and you don’t have to share the space with anyone else. Your holiday will be more peaceful and you won’t be disturbed by other holidaymakers as you often are in a hotel. When you rent a holiday home, you will have access to a range of facilities too and you won’t be confined to a hotel room. Most holiday cottages have kitchens, living rooms and private gardens, all available to use as you wish. 

Make your holiday more affordable 

Some cottages to rent can seem expensive, but they’re actually very cost-effective. When you’re going away with family and friends, you can split the cost of the holiday cottage between you all and it will likely be cheaper than booking multiple hotel rooms. Not to mention, holiday homes are self-catering, so you don’t have to eat out every meal. You can save a significant amount of money by buying food and drink from a supermarket and cooking at the cottage. 

Range of properties to choose from 

These days, holiday cottages come in all shapes and sizes, and there is the perfect accommodation for every type of holiday. From small romantic cottages for cosy weekends away to large properties for family get-togethers, you won’t struggle to find a holiday home that meets all of your needs and enables you to have the holiday you were hoping for. 

Perfect for the whole family

It can be incredibly difficult to find pet-friendly hotels and often, you will have to leave your pets at home when going on a trip. However, there’s a brilliant range of dog-friendly cottages to book and you can make new memories with your four-legged friends. Holiday cottages are perfect for every family holiday and not only is this type of accommodation family-friendly but there are often facilities like hot tubs and games rooms available for your children to enjoy. 

Be situated off the beaten track 

Usually, hotels are located in town and city centres and if you’d like to explore the road less travelled, it’s much more beneficial to book a holiday cottage. There are private properties to rent near the coast and in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you can enjoy a short break away from the hustle and bustle of busy holiday destinations. 

Have the freedom to enjoy your holiday your way 

No matter what type of holiday you’re going on, whether you’d like to relax and recharge or explore the local towns and villages, you can do things your way when you stay in a holiday home. You won’t have to abide by rules and schedules that are in place at hotels, you can eat your meals at any time of the day and come and go as you please. Booking a holiday cottage provides you with the ultimate flexibility to enjoy your holiday the way you want to. 

Looking for holiday cottages in the Cotswolds?

It’s easy to see why holiday cottages are so popular these days and it’s undoubtedly worthwhile looking at holiday homes when you’re booking accommodation for an upcoming trip. If you’re searching for holiday cottages in the Cotswolds, take a look at the range of properties we advertise at The Holiday Cottage Collection. The Cotswolds is a stunning area of England and when you book one of our self-catering holiday cottages, you’ll never want to leave. 

We have been working in the holiday letting industry for many years now and we know what staycation holidaymakers are looking for. You will be able to find out everything you need to know about our Cotswolds holiday cottages on our website, including the current availability of each property. Should you have any questions though, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to discuss our Cotswolds cottages with you in more detail.