We’re loving this summer weather with the long summer holidays stretching ahead, but wouldn’t it be great to be somewhere other than home? It doesn’t have to cost the earth and we have put together some tips for creating a great value summer cottage getaway.
Choose self catering
It is much better value choosing a self catering holiday cottage rather than a hotel. The fact that you can take food items from home and can put the kettle on rather than pay for a cup of tea makes life so much cheaper! Children often don’t like the look of the menu in hotels, or just eat chips for a week (which is really annoying), so to be able to make sure they have their 5 a day, is a relief when on holiday. Plus you can go and explore, find out how good that local pub is or by delicious locally sources ingredients from a farm shop and cook your own yummy feast.
If you have a dog, go for a pet friendly cottage
Dogs are so much happier, coming with you and not having to spend time at the kennels – they love being on holiday, lots of exciting new places to explore and they may even make new friends! We have a lots of pet friendly holiday cottages.
Take your bikes
Plenty of entertainment in the the countryside whilst staying at a summer cottage getaway, just choose pedal power and you can be entertained all day (and increase fitness too!).
Shop at the local supermarket after 7pm
Supermarkets often drop prices considerably after this time, so perfect for getting a bargain supper!
Get into a great book and you will be entertained for hours! Find a comfortable spot in the shade, cold drink, plenty of ice and while away a few hours, you are on holiday, remember!
Prepare a few meals in advance
Family favourites win the day! Perhaps a lasagne, or fish pie, chilli or tagine, so much easier, to pop it in the oven on a holiday day.
Find out what on locally for free
For local events, just pick up a free paper or go on the internet and see what’s on locally, there are often organised events which children can get involved in. For sporty types, a local tennis court may only be a few pounds to rent for a fun few hours. Pack picnic and head off to explore the countryside!
If you would like more information about our Holiday Cottages in the UK or our short break cottages please call the knowledgeable Mulberry Cottages booking team on 01227 464958 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org – time is precious and holidays create memories!