There are so many benefits to booking a holiday let for your next staycation and it’s no surprise that this accommodation option has become the preferred choice these days. There are so many holiday lets to choose from now too, from modern holiday homes to cosy holiday cottages, and there’s a solution for every type of staycation. 

Narrowing down the holiday let market isn’t always easy and with so many great properties to choose from, it can be useful to look at the amenities on offer to help you make the right choice for your holiday. Although people have different requirements for their holidays, and couples going on romantic getaways will probably look for different amenities to families going on multi-generational trips, there are a few amenities that almost everyone looks for nowadays. 

To help you choose the right holiday let for your next trip away, below we have listed some of the most popular amenities that people look for when booking a holiday let. 

Spacious living area

One of the biggest benefits of booking a holiday home is that you have the whole property to yourself. So, you can spend some quality time with your loved ones without being interrupted by other holidaymakers. When going away with family and friends, most people look for holiday lets with open-plan living spaces. Having a spacious kitchen, lounge and dining area will enable you to all spend time together and enjoy making new memories.  

Private outdoor space

In addition to having a spacious interior, lots of people look for holiday lets with an outdoor area they can use during their stay. Having a garden or patio area can be beneficial all year round, whether you have a BBQ in the summer or sit around a fire pit in the winter, and it provides you with another space to use. If you’re planning a dog-friendly holiday, having a private outdoor space is helpful and it will provide your four-legged friend with somewhere to run around. Many will also look for private driveways so they have somewhere convenient to park too. 

Traditional fireplace 

When planning a staycation for the autumn or winter months, many will look for amenities that make a holiday let cosier. Having a traditional fireplace in a cottage that is full of character makes it the perfect place to escape to when the weather is cold and miserable outside, and you can enjoy relaxing by the fire with a glass of wine. Small features like a fireplace can make such a big difference to your holiday and they really are perfect for romantic weekends away. 


Even when they’re on holiday, lots of people like to have their technology to hand and having WiFi in a holiday let is considered to be a must-have these days. Similarly, families will often look for holiday homes with TVs and game consoles, and these amenities can help to keep children entertained throughout the holiday. If you know you’re going to spend a lot of time in the holiday let, technology is always useful. With more people working remotely nowadays, many will also look for holiday lets that are suitable for ‘workationing’ too.

Hot tub 

It’s not uncommon for people to look for amenities they don’t have at home when they’re booking accommodation for an upcoming trip and these amenities can make their holiday a little bit more special. These days, hot tubs, swimming pools and outdoor baths are very popular, and lots of holiday lets now feature extra amenities that will catch the eye of holidaymakers. These amenities can help you to make new memories that will last a lifetime. 

Booking holiday lets in the Cotswolds

Hopefully, now you know a little bit more about the most popular amenities in holiday lets, you will find it easier to narrow down the choice of properties available to book. If you need some assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Holiday Cottage Collection. We love matching the right person with the right holiday cottage and we can help you to choose the perfect holiday let in the Cotswolds for your getaway. 

On our website, you will find a range of holiday cottages, including dog-friendly cottages, and we really do have the perfect solution for every staycationer. When you book a holiday cottage in the Cotswolds, you can escape the hubbub of modern life and recharge your batteries. We look forward to helping you find the perfect holiday accommodation whether you want some quality time with your other half or family, or simply some precious ‘you’ time.