The Five Best Reasons to Take a Cottage Holiday in the UK

If you’re looking for a holiday full of heritage and countryside, there’s nowhere better in Europe than the UK, featuring the rich pasts of dozens of cultures throughout history and a wealth of landscapes.  From Scotland’s rugged mountains to the south coast’s lush clifftops the UK has it all. Cottage holidays are the best way to experience country life first hand, allowing you the freedom and flexibility to do what you want, when you want, in total peace and quiet.

Rural village in England.
A village in England.

Why a cottage holiday?   Cost

Compared with the cost of a package holiday or booking the whole family into a hotel, cottages and holiday homes are usually a cheaper option. The costs of a hotel can add up thanks to extra facilities (which you often may not even use), over-inflated meal prices and the obligation to tip everyone who serves you. A private, self-catering accommodation allows you to escape those extra costs.


Having your own space means you don’t have to worry about children bothering other guests, and you’ll often be allowed to bring pets along with you too.

Home comforts…

Most cottages were once a home for somebody else, and so are kitted out with all the comforts of home. The private nature of holiday homes means that after a long day, you have somewhere cozy to return to where you won’t be bothered.

…plus a few extras

Holiday cottages often also include some features to make your getaway more pleasant. Gardens and terraces are a great addition for barbecues in the evenings, while a break away with friends isn’t complete without a hot tub or pool to chill out in!


You’ll find holiday homes come in various different shapes and sizes, and in every type of location – Rent My Cottage has plenty across the whole of the UK.  Whether you want a traditional cottage in rural England or a converted barn in the Scottish highlands, you’ll find something to suit your needs. You can come and go as you please, cook to your own schedule, and enjoy a proper family holiday without needing to worry about curfews or  other people intruding on your downtime!