A relaxing last minute cottage holiday is a great alternative to a fortnight’s vacation
Finding enough time to get away from work for a full-length holiday can be difficult. You have office pressures, deadlines, and for your whole time away, you are aware of the mounting pile of work awaiting you on your return. There is always a lot of planning involved, too, especially if you are heading abroad. It’s enough to put anyone off going on holiday at all. Fortunately, there is an alternative available to the busy, hard-working business people of the UK.
The shorter, more frequent staycation of a weekend cottage break is ideal for many reasons and becoming increasingly popular. These mini-breaks encourage adventure, provide an opportunity for relaxation and, importantly, they are a cost-effective option.
Short weekend breaks can be more effective than long holidays
As studies have shown, longer holidays aren’t always more relaxing. Weekend breaks can offer the same mental health benefits offered by a well-deserved two weeks away, but psychologists have claimed that those who decide to break up their holiday leave in shorter stints are, on the whole, more content. They have more happy memories and are more appreciative of their time away from the office.
People who decide to opt for two-week holidays run the risk of getting bored, according to Professor Ariely of Duke University, who has stated that “day seven is less good than day one because it’s not as exciting … going away for one week provides less benefit than you would expect”.
Explore and see more of the country
If you’ve decided that weekend getaways or long weekend trips are just right for you, then it is likely that you are going to see quite a lot of the country. Rather than spending one or two weeks in one place, you have the opportunity to explore and travel to incredible, small villages and towns that you have never before considered or even heard of. There are so many British gems to discover; why limit yourself?
Make the most of your money
One of the great advantages of British weekend getaways is that you can do them easily on an impromptu basis. If you decide you want to escape for a few days, there is minimal planning involved, which means there is less of a financial strain. You don’t need to worry about visas, airline tickets or excess baggage. You don’t even necessarily need to find a kennel for your dog, as there are a great number of pet friendly holiday cottages in the UK. All of this means that you are enjoying fantastic value for money.
Develop a taste for adventure
The more you allow yourself to escape on holiday, the more you will come to develop a taste for adventure. Far from falling into a holiday rut, each trip away will be unexpected and exciting. Get together with your fellow holiday enthusiasts, grab a map and decide where you would like to go next. Only when you do this will you realise how much the UK has to offer. Spontaneous living certainly has its advantages and will revolutionise your life.
Haggle with cottage owners at BimbleBox
The nature of last minute cottage deals means that the cottage owners here at BimbleBox are ready and willing to negotiate on price. Determine an amount that would make you happy and send them a message online. You have three offers to put forward, so make the most of them. As the cottage you are looking to hire will probably lie empty at such late notice, the owners are much more inclined to haggle, and you can stand to save a serious amount of money.
To search for an idyllic location for your last minute Norfolk cottage holiday, visit BimbleBox today and secure a great deal!