How to get the most out of your last minute cottage holiday
Once you’ve decided to let go and indulge in a well deserved, last minute holiday escape to Norfolk, you’ll want to know how to make your holiday time as memorable as possible. You don’t have much down-time and, as such, you should make every second count. We’re here to give you all the information you need to plan and ensure a last minute cottage deal that will leave you refreshed, content and eager for a revisit.
Negotiate and get a great holiday deal
Price is always a concern for holiday-goers. We want to enjoy ourselves, but it is impossible to truly relax when we feel we are paying over the odds for our holiday accommodation. This is why we recommend that first and foremost, you find a Norfolk cottage holiday at a reasonable price. The best way to do this is to make an offer and negotiate with the cottage owner.
At BimbleBox, all our cottage owners are expecting price negotiations. After all, without you, their cottages might be left completely empty, meaning they would receive no income at all. With our tried-and-tested system, you have three offers to put forward. Remember that anything too low will likely be rejected off-hand, but the cottage owner will seriously consider anything respectable, meaning you can stand to get a fantastic, bargain price for a beautiful country cottage with spectacular views.
Carefully select your holiday companions
A last minute Norfolk cottage holiday wouldn’t be perfect without the right travel companions. This is the time to be selective. Only take people you feel completely relaxed and comfortable with. Don’t feel pressured to invite anyone; if you’re looking forward to time alone, head on holiday by yourself. If you’d love some time for just you and your partner, Norfolk is the ideal romantic getaway. If you have a large number of friends that you want to go away with, then you’re in luck. Most of our cottages are able to comfortably house a large group of people.
Take your dog to make your trip complete
More and more people are seeing the benefits of taking their dogs along with them on holiday. For this reason, there are a huge number of pet friendly holiday cottages around the UK. Your dog will be happy to come along and enjoy holiday time with its best friend, and you don’t have to concern yourself with the stress of finding a dog sitter, or booking your furry friend into a kennels. With your dog by your side, you will never feel lonely, and they’ll urge you to get outside and explore. On top of this, Norfolk has an impressive selection of dog-friendly cafes and restaurants, so you won’t be limiting yourself when it comes to activities.
Do your homework and create a to-do list
There are so many things to do in Norfolk. Whatever you’re interested in, there is something to pique your interest. If you are a history lover, there are a host of beautiful stately homes and museums. If you’re a literature buff, A visit to Norwich is also a visit to a UNESCO city of literature. There are also opportunities to get your adrenaline pumping with zip lines and hot air balloons. Think carefully about what would make you happy and what you definitely need to tick off your Norfolk to-do list. Having a clear idea in mind will help you accomplish all your holiday goals, and provide you with stories to tell when you get home.
Plan your road trip
One aspect of holidaying that is often forgotten is that of road trip preparation. You want to start your holiday off on a positive note, but that’s effectively impossible when you’ve been crammed in a car for a number of hours, grumpy from the cramped conditions, starving from lack of food and bored senseless from a lack of entertainment. To ensure you get to your holiday cottage happy and content, plan out your road trip. Make a playlist, pack snacks and remember to stop every so often for a bathroom break and to stretch your legs.
Once you’re here, you’ll come to realise that Norfolk is an incredible holiday hotspot, and you’ll more than likely want to come back to pack in all the activities you didn’t manage to experience in your first trip. There is so much to do and to see, and with the ideal holiday cottage to retire to at the end of the day, you’ll never want to go home.
For an unforgettable last minute Norfolk cottage break, visit the BimbleBox website and browse our last minute cottage deals.