There are so many incredible UK holiday destinations to explore and lots of people are choosing to book holiday cottages in the UK rather than go abroad this summer. From the rolling hills of the South Downs to the pebble beaches in Brighton, Sussex is a must-visit destination if you’re planning a UK holiday this year. There are a range of Sussex cottages to book and whether you’re going on a family holiday or a couples weekend away, you won’t struggle to find the perfect base for your next trip.

Whenever you book a holiday cottage in Sussex for an upcoming holiday, you should try to make the most of everything this accommodation option has to offer. Below we have put together some tips that will help you to ensure you have an unforgettable time in a holiday cottage, no matter where in Sussex you choose to stay. 

Take Advantage of the Rural Setting

Lots of holiday cottages are located in stunning countryside locations, including Court Lodge Oast in Heathfield. You should make the most of being in the “middle of nowhere” during your holiday and explore the natural beauty of the Sussex countryside. Find out more about the different footpaths that are close by to the holiday cottage you book and plan a few woodland walks for your trip. Often, you will be able to walk into nearby villages or to local pubs too, so explore all of the destinations you can get to without having to drive. 

Search for Local Attractions

No matter where you stay in Sussex, you won’t be too far from some popular tourist attractions. You could plan a peaceful beach day at Camber Sands or have a day out at Drusillas Park, and it will be easy to fill your days with different activities for the whole family to enjoy. Always read the property description when booking a holiday home, the owner will likely recommend a few local attractions that are worth visiting during your stay. 

Use the On-Site Amenities

Nowadays, most holiday cottages come with a range of amenities, from hot tubs and swimming pools to games rooms and barbecues. Don’t forget to find time during your stay to make the most of these amenities and you can have a lot of fun without having to leave your accommodation. It can be easy to book lots of activities for your holiday and leave yourself no time to enjoy the amazing holiday cottage you book, so don’t forget to save some time for using the on-site amenities at the property. 

Make the Most of the Outdoor Space

One of the biggest benefits of booking a holiday home is having your own outdoor space to use, so you should make sure you take advantage of this and spend some time outside. As well as going for walks in the local area, simply sit and enjoy the surrounding countryside views. Lots of Sussex cottages are dog-friendly too, which is ideal for family holidays, and you can bring your four-legged friends with you on your trip. 

Stock up on Groceries

Another huge benefit of booking this type of accommodation is that you have a fully equipped kitchen in a self-catering cottage. You don’t have to eat out every meal, making your holiday less expensive, and you can enjoy cooking at the cottage. Make the most of having a kitchen by stocking up on groceries before you arrive and make sure you have everything you need. Not only will this save you money, but it will save you time as well and you won’t have to worry about where the local shop is during your stay. 

Create Your own Entertainment

As mentioned above, you don’t have to leave the holiday cottage every day and even if there aren’t lots of amenities on-site for you to use, you can still create your own entertainment. You can bring things like books and board games with you for your stay, and enjoy a more relaxing holiday with your partner or family. Almost all holiday cottages have WiFi, so you don’t need to worry about this during your stay either. 

Searching for Sussex Cottages to Book?

Hopefully, the tips above will help you to make the most of your next holiday cottage getaway and you can ensure that you have an unforgettable stay. If you’re trying to find Sussex cottages for your next holiday, be sure to explore The Holiday Cottage Collection website. 

We have a carefully curated selection of holiday homes to choose from in popular destinations throughout Sussex and you can find out everything you need to know about each property on our website. Don’t worry if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, our team is here to help and we love matching the right person with the right holiday let. So, contact us today.