The recession, the weakened Euro, the Icelandic Volcano, Just several factors that have made millions of us review our annual holiday plans.
With the office of national statistics reporting that some 10 million fewer Brits travelled aboard in 2009, the trend has continuing into 2010 with many of us opting to stay on British soil for our main holiday.
Once the land of holiday parks, tiny B&B’s, and caravan sites the UK has seen an uprising in the desire to experience luxury holiday accommodation in the form of private holiday rentals.
Offering a home from home in some of the most stunning areas of the UK, holiday rentals are a great way to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday whilst taking in the natural beauty surrounding you.
With popular locations like, the West Country, Cornwall or the Cotswold’s to pick up picture perfect cottages or North Devon, Northumberland or Yorkshire with its stunningly converted barns and rolling farmland.
Although the UK’s weather is unpredictable at times, there are still plenty of activities on offer asides from enjoying local beaches and restaurants. Booking a cottage in the Lake District allows you to participate in walking tours, Cycle trails, horse riding, or water sports such as kayaking or sailing.
Another great option for families is to book converted stables on a farm, where the farmer will allow the children to take part in feeding the animals or maybe even milk a cow.
A family trip to a holiday park can cost in the region of £1,500 based on a family of four in a small 2 bedroom apartment. Whilst booking a holiday home can work out comparable, the extra benefits of more space, privacy and freedom cannot be ignored.
If this is out of your price range, why not look for holiday rentals on the outskirts of the area, where you can pick up excellent priced holiday cottages at £430 – £550 per week.
Hunt around on-line, search holiday rental portals for UK listings and you will be presented with plenty of choice.
With no need for air travel and the freedom of taking your own car or the train, you will be sure to find the prefect holiday home for you and the family.
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