There are several school holidays throughout the year, from the May half term to the six-week summer holiday, and lots of families choose to go abroad during this time. However, it’s becoming more common for families to book staycations here in the UK and Kent is a popular destination for families who want a break away from their day-to-day life. 

One of the main reasons why lots of families choose to stay in the UK now is because of the amazing selection of holiday homes there are to book. Whether you’re planning a short break or a two-week trip, you can book a self-catering holiday cottage for your stay and there are so many benefits to having your own private property. If you’re planning a family trip to Kent this year and you’re considering booking a holiday cottage, below we have listed some of the biggest benefits of Kent cottage holidays for families. 

Home Comforts

Holiday cottages are an ideal choice for families, as they offer a cosy and comfortable environment. This type of accommodation has a home-from-home feel and you can enjoy a  relaxing, stress-free break when you book a holiday cottage. The property you book will also come with all of the amenities you would expect at home, such as a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living room and private bathrooms. 

Lots of Space

Whenever you book a holiday cottage, you will have the whole property to yourself. You won’t have to share amenities with other holidaymakers and you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. Commonly, holiday homes are larger than traditional accommodation options like hotel or B&B rooms too, so you will have plenty of room to spread out and put all of your belongings. Many holiday cottages also have large gardens and outdoor areas, making them ideal for families who want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Great Locations 

Lots of holiday cottages are located in stunning countryside or coastal areas and they’re away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You can explore the natural environment and discover the local area with your family, and enjoy getting some fresh air. You won’t struggle to find a holiday cottage in Kent that is close to local tourist attractions either and there will be lots of activities to do nearby, so you have the chance to experience something new.

Self-Catering Accommodation

One of the biggest benefits of holiday cottages for families is that they are self-catering. As touched on above, you will have your own fully-equipped kitchen to use and you will be able to cook for your family whilst you’re away. Not only can this save you a lot of money, enabling you to do other exciting things during your stay, but if your children are fussy eaters then you won’t have to worry about finding restaurants with menus that are suitable for them. It can be nice to cook and eat together at a time that best suits you as well. 

Dog-Friendly Properties 

When you book a holiday cottage, you can even bring your four-legged friends with you. Staying in the UK and going on a staycation means you don’t have to find someone to look after your dog whilst you’re away, and they can come on holiday with you instead. You can guarantee that your furry friend will enjoy exploring the Garden of England with you and there will be plenty of public footpaths from the holiday cottage. 

Cost Effective

For most families, booking a holiday cottage is an affordable option for a break away. When compared to hotels and B&Bs, holiday homes are much more cost-effective and instead of having to book several rooms, you can just book one whole property. If you’re going on holiday with extended family, this is undoubtedly the best option for your accommodation and having a private holiday cottage can save you a lot of money. 

Booking a Holiday Cottage in Kent

There is no denying that there are several benefits to booking a holiday cottage for family holidays and here at The Holiday Cottage Collection, we have a great selection of properties to choose from. We can make booking a Kent cottage holiday really straightforward and we invite you to browse through the range of holiday homes on our website. 

All of the holiday cottages we advertise are exclusively handpicked and they’re perfect for a spectacular staycation. Our properties are a home away from the hullabaloo and you can rekindle your love for the English countryside. If you have any questions about our holiday cottages in Kent or you need some help narrowing down the options available to book, feel free to get in touch with our team. We’re always happy to help.