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Countdown to Easter

With February almost at a close and spring flowers starting to appear, your thoughts may be turning to Easter and Easter Holidays.  Easter can be a great time of year with more sunshine appearing and bright spring flowers brightening up the landscape.  What better time of year to enjoy a rural retreat or country cottage break than during Easter.  Many country places are much less busy in Easter than during peak summer holiday period.  Enjoy rural pursuits without the crowds.  Whether you enjoy walking, cycling or sightseeing, Easter can be a good time for a break.  Remember though to pack your wellies as the Great British weather can be unpredictable at best.  If you are a member of the National Trust or English Heritage there are so many interesting country houses and gardens to visit throughout the UK.  Whatever you plan to do on your country break, have a wonderful time.

Best Places in the UK for Rural Retreat Cottage Breaks

If you are looking to book a rural country cottage for 2012 you may be faced with the dilemma of where to go for the best UK countryside.  When it comes to finding the best places to go, it can very much depend on who you ask.  It can be useful to ask family or friends where they recommend as long as they share the same likes and dislikes as you and you trust their tastes.

The team at Country Cottages Online have their own favourites and have written some helpful guides based on their own first hand experience.  Most recommended areas include the Cotswolds, a protected area in England mostly in the counties of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, known for beautiful rolling hills and pretty villages.  Other recommended areas include the New Forest in Hampshire as a convenient option for Londoners to escape from it all and enjoy walking, cycling and taking it easy in this beautiful area.  The West Country continues to be top of many peoples list when it comes to beautiful countryside and this place has many beautiful gardens and parks, including some protected national parks of course.  Suffolk and Norfolk are firm favourites when it comes to idyllic country cottages and unspoilt English countryside.

Scotland, Wales and Ireland also have some amazing areas for rural country cottage breaks.  The Scottish Highlands have a wealth of rugged wild landscape with a real earthy quality and wonderful wildlife watching opportunities.  The Perthshire Highlands are areas with lots of beautiful forest areas to enjoy walking through but pack a brolly as such greenery requires lots of rain!  Snowdonia National Park covers both country and coast so if you choose to enjoy a rural retreat in this protected landscape you could have the best of both worlds.  Many say that Ireland has its own special magical quality when it comes to cottage breaks in the Irish countryside.

Wherever you choose to go and wherever you decide is best we hope you have a great time and come back with many special memories.

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