If all the holiday decisions are getting too much, here is a step-by-step guide to a perfect cottage holiday
Long summer days and hours of free time to spend with your loved ones might sound idyllic, but the reality is, making decisions and planning summer holidays can be a stressful ordeal. This is particularly the case when you feel that the pressure is solely on your shoulders, and you’re desperate to make the holidays fun, action-packed and memorable.
If you’re frozen with indecision and intimidated about the number of choices you have to make, we’ve put together a few tips to ensure that your holiday time is relaxed, comfortable and stress-free.
Decide what type of cottage holiday you want
No two people are the same, and as such every holiday should be bespoke and carefully selected. The choices you make for your holiday plans will be dependent on whether you have children, whether you are an adrenaline junkie or whether you’re simply aiming to relax and sleep for two weeks.
If you’re looking for beach relaxation, Cornwall might be the place for you. It’s quickly becoming the UK’s number one staycation destination and there are hundreds of things to do in Cornwall, not to mention stunning cottages to call home for a few days. Sit down with your family and friends and decide what you want from your holiday, then take to the internet and find a great deal.
Be selective about who you go on holiday with
You might love your friends and enjoy spending time with them, but if your dream holiday involves a substantial amount of me-time, don’t compromise. You have limited time off and it’s important to recharge your batteries. Don’t feel compelled to go on a group holiday to Ibiza if what you really want is to spend quality time with your dog and curl up with a good book. Make a list of everyone you want to go on holiday with, and if that list is limited to one person, then don’t feel guilty about your decision. You can still have an incredible time, and you’ll ultimately be a more pleasant person when you reunite with your friends.
Think about taking your pet with you
Animal lovers around the country will be happy to know that taking your pet with you on holiday is increasingly becoming the norm. There are a growing number of pet-friendly holiday cottages around the country, and more and more cafes, restaurants and beaches are welcoming dogs. If possible, taking your pet with you on holiday has a number of benefits – they can improve your mood, lower your stress levels and make you feel at home. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about organising kennels or a sitter during your time away.
For advice and tips on how to travel with our furry friend, we have compiled all the information you will need.
Be organised but not militant
Make a plan for things you want to do and see when you get to your destination. A schedule can be a great way to keep people organised, but if things go wrong, don’t panic. Allow for mishaps. If you’re an hour late, don’t fret. It’s not worth the extra stress and concern, and you’ll more than likely end up ruining your time off. Instead, try to live in the moment and enjoy things as they come. If your beach visit gets put off because of rain, or if the restaurant you want to visit is fully booked, just move on and find something else that will make you happy.
Get a good deal on last-minute offers
Here at BimbleBox, we have created a unique and novel way of booking last-minute UK holidays. Our tips can save you money without compromising on quality. Simply browse our website, find a cottage that you love, and you will always save at least 10% on standard rates. If you make an offer to a cottage owner, you can stand to save even more money.
To search for an idyllic location for your summer cottage holiday, visit BimbleBox today and secure yourself a great deal.