When booking accommodation for an upcoming holiday, lots of people will choose private holiday rentals over hotels and B&Bs. Holiday homes have become more and more popular over the years, and they are considered to be one of the best self-catering accommodation options to book. Whether you’re going on a family holiday or a romantic getaway, there are several benefits associated with booking a holiday home. 

Here at The Holiday Cottage Collection, we have a beautiful collection of holiday properties on our website and if you’re planning a trip to the English countryside, we can help you to find the best place to stay. All of our Cotswolds holiday homes are clean and comfortable, and the perfect base from which to enjoy the local area.

If you’ve never booked a holiday home before and you don’t know much about this popular accommodation option, below we have answered some of the questions we’re frequently asked by holidaymakers who are searching for the ideal place to stay. 

What types of holiday homes are available?

There is a huge range of properties available to book as holiday accommodation nowadays and you will easily be able to find a holiday home that meets all of your needs. From modern homes and holiday cottages to small apartments and quirky glamping tents, there is something for every holidaymaker and every type of holiday. 

Are holiday homes easy to get to?

The majority of Cotswolds holiday cottages are in prime countryside locations and they are perfectly situated for you to explore local areas of outstanding natural beauty as well as villages and towns. Before booking a holiday property, you will be able to find out more about its location and how easy it is to get to by car or public transport. You will also be able to learn more about how close a holiday home is to amenities like shops and pubs. 

How long can you book a holiday home for?

It isn’t uncommon for holiday properties to have a ‘minimum night stay’ and typically, you will need to book a holiday home for at least two nights. However, some larger holiday cottages may have a seven-night minimum stay and require you to book the property for a longer period. Each property will also have a maximum length of stay too and when checking the availability of holiday homes, you will be able to see how long you can book the property for. 

Are holiday homes family-friendly and dog-friendly?

The vast majority of holiday cottages are family-friendly and they are the perfect accommodation option when you’re going on holiday with young children. Some romantic cottages may only have one bedroom though and in a property’s description, it will state how many people it sleeps. As staycations have become more popular, more holiday homes are becoming dog-friendly too and there will be several properties to choose from if you want to bring your four-legged friends on holiday with you. 

What facilities are available in holiday homes?

Simply put, different holiday cottages offer holidaymakers different facilities and you will need to view the details of a property to find out more about what is available on-site. Within the description of a holiday home, you will be able to find out everything you need to know about the property and often, there will be a breakdown of each room as well as the outdoor space. 

Are there any additional costs to be aware of?

More often than not, the price you pay for a holiday home will be inclusive of things such as utilities and cleaning, and there won’t be any extra costs. If holiday properties have additional charges, these will be made clear at the time of booking and there won’t be any nasty surprises when it comes to paying for your accommodation.

Finding Cotswolds holiday homes

Hopefully, the information above will be useful if you’ve never booked a holiday home before and you will now know a little bit more about this type of accommodation. When searching for a cottage in the Cotswolds for an upcoming holiday, be sure to explore The Holiday Cottage Collection website today. We offer a carefully curated selection of holiday homes for anyone trying to book a spectacular staycation. 

Here at The Holiday Cottage Collection, we have many years of experience in the holiday letting industry and we will be happy to provide you with any advice and guidance you need when booking a Cotswolds holiday home. We love matching the right person with the right holiday cottage, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.