Country cottages set in peaceful countryside are made for idyllic rural breaks.

A country cottage break is a particular type of holiday - it is self catering which means that only the cottage is rented for a short period of time, generally 3 to 14 days. Because it is a complete functioning holiday home, there is a fully equipped kitchen for everyday living.

Guests who rent the country cottages, buy in their groceries and fresh food much as they would in their own homes and cook for themselves.

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Family country cottages

Three factors make holidays in country cottages attractive to families:

1. Because it is self catering, the expense of eating out can be avoided completely if people want to do so.

2. There is ample accommodation and floor space for children to play, as they would in their own homes. There is also usually a garden.

3. Country cottages in popular holiday destinations such as the Lake District, Devon, Cornwall or the Cotswolds will have a huge number of places for days out to ensure that everyone has a good time.

 

When to book a country cottage

There is a mass advance booking that takes place each year immediately after Christmas. It is best to book ahead to reserve the best cottage for your family. A deposit is payable of anything from a small amount to 50% of the rental and the balance is paid nearer the holiday time.

 
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Country cottages to rent for rural escapes

Take a look at the areas listed below and see if you can be tempted to book a country cottage holiday for your own personal rural retreat.

Click on the following rural areas for perfect self catering breaks in the country:

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Cottages in East Anglia for 2 or more

 

East Anglia is the eastern corner of England just north of London and offers superb country locations with plenty of country cottages to rent for holidays. There is a coastline with beaches and acres of rural land and forestry, perfect for family outdoor holidays.

country cottages in the Yorkshire Dales
Country Cottages in the Yorkshire Dales

 

Rugged scenery and sheep dotted hills await tourists to the Yorkshire Dales. It is not quite the land that time forgot but there is a feeling of remoteness and wildness about the dales. Rent a stone country cottage and discover stunning landscapes, Harrogate and petrified objects in Knaresborough.

country cottages in the Lake District
Country cottages in the Lake District

 

If high hills and spectacular views are your thing, climb some of England's highest hills and marvel at the beauty laid out before you. Waters ports and visitor attractions add up to a good holiday in the Lake District.

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Cottage holidays in Cornwall

 

There are few places nicer than a holiday in country cottages in Cornwall. A stay in a peaceful farmhouse deep in the country surrounded by greenery is fabulous. Add to it nearby beaches with sand and surf and the perfect family self catering holiday is on the horizon.

country cottages in Scotland
Country cottages in Scotland

 

Head for the Scottish hills and vast expanses of moorland and heather where deer and wild beasties dwell. See strange castles, ancient stone circles and Pictish monuments, creeper clad forgotten houses around the lochs. Go sailing on the lochs, water skiing or just cycling around them. Scotland is mainly rural with a wealth of fascinating history and mysteries to solve.

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Farm cottage holidays north Wales

 

The Isle of Anglesey is the ultimate rural holiday destination. Rent a farm cottage or farmhouse for a stay in farmland. Visit the nature reserves around the coast. There are numerous lovely rural parts in other locations on north Wales, also places for safe off-road cycling.

 

 

 

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