If you’re thinking about ditching a holiday abroad in favour of a staycation this year but you’re not too sure what to do, a cottage break could be the answer.
Cottage breaks continue to surge in popularity and it’s very easy to understand why. Peace, tranquility, romance, the outdoors and a couple of chilled glasses of Prosecco in a hot tub – a cottage break has it all.
So, before you start trawling through different websites trying to find a cheap deal on flights, take a look at these 6 fabulous reasons to choose a cottage break this year.
1) Rustic charm
Hotels are great but there’s something a little bit special about staying in a cottage. It’s quaint, rustic charm and picturesque setting makes you feel at home straight away. There’s plenty of modern cottages that you can choose from too.
2) Discover hidden gems
Exploring the beautiful countryside is always enjoyable and you never know what you might stumble upon. If you’re staying in a village or a small town there are sure to be lots of lovely little shops to pick out a few gifts. You could grab something to eat at a delicious café, sample a few local ales at a brewery, or just enjoy your time wandering the cobbled streets.
3) Snuggle by the Fire
In the evenings, light up the log burner, get your comfies’ on and snuggle up with your partner to watch a film or read a good book. Don’t forget the hot chocolate, marshmallow and/or a glass of wine!
4) Mouth-watering pub grub
There’s something about a country pub that really draws you in. You always receive a warm welcome when you walk through the doors, the warmth of the coal fire and the locally brewed ales are very tempting. The best must be the mouth-watering home-cooked pub grub that seeps out of the kitchen and lingers in the country air, luring people in from miles around. You can’t beat a hearty plate of real pub grub.
5) Fancy a dip?
After an exciting day of exploring, pop open the fizz and submerge yourself in the hot tub for a bit of you time. Some cottages even come with their own swimming pools, so don’t forget to pack your bikini or trunks.
6) Fantastic discounts for healthcare staff
Have we twisted your arm yet? This might just do it; Health Service Discounts members are eligible to a fantastic range of discounts on cottage breaks, so you can get an amazing time at an even better price.