With the credit crunch in our news every day, many people will be looking at ways to save money on next year’s holiday.
Unfortunately the pound is not so good against the euro, so bookings for British holidays look certain to rise in 2009 and taking a UK cottage holiday will be an option for many families.
The UK weather this summer was summed up by many people as disastrous and I did hear of people coming home early because they were too wet! My advice to combat similar weather in 2009 would be to look for a cottage with an indoor pool and indoor activities such as a games room.
For example, Heart of the Lakes are one of the few self catering accommodation agents in the Lake District to offer the benefit of FREE Leisure Club Membership with all holiday home bookings. Or search for a cottage with shared facilities.
If you want to stay in popular areas such as Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, I suggest you do BOOK EARLY and, as ridiculous as it sounds, BEFORE CHRISTMAS is not too early. This way, you can be sure of decent accommodation, with a good choice of areas and good facilities.
Some places are already booked up for the school summer holidays; all family accommodation at Red Doors Farm in Devon is booked, although they still have availability for their couples accommodation. A quick check on Heart of the Lakes this morning shows good availability so start searching!