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UK holiday cottages and pine lodges for couples

Large British tourist city destinations such as Bath, Brighton, Edinburgh and York were recently voted as safe holiday destinations. Britain is generally considered a safe and highly desirable place to visit, the lush green countryside is stunning, its wealth of history and heritage is unsurpassed anywhere, little wonder that tourists hold Britain in such high esteem. Cottage holidays for two have never been more popular.

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Foreign tourists and home-grown often travel as couples, most would have a car to tour in. Holiday requirements for couples are different from those of families or larger groups. Couples have greater freedom to travel, flexibility and a higher disposable income than most families with children which allows them greater choice in terms of accommodation, wining and dining, holiday activities and entertainment.
And yet, lots of couples decide to book one bedroom holiday cottages where meals are not provided. This begs the question of why rent accommodation only rather than bed and breakfast or a hotel?


The answer lies in the nature of holiday cottage accommodation.


small cottage for twoMany small holiday cottages or one bedroom pine lodges are built on farmland and provide a tranquil rural setting that ensures privacy and a blissful night’s sleep. The self-catering accommodation consists of a collection of rooms with that homely feeling. It is nice to be able to watch TV in a proper living room, perhaps with its own log burner. Most country cottages have their own small garden, a patio with a garden table and chairs. More often than not there is a barbecue for some outdoor easy cooking.


Higher quality cottages that sleep two people


A high quality one bedroom holiday cottage will be spacious, attractively furnished, contain top-end appliances and may have a hot tub in the garden, a sauna or even a swimming pool.  There are five star holiday parks that are essentially wonderful gardens where country cottages for two people are dotted about in a village setting. These would share central facilities that might include a leisure centre with a swimming pool, badminton courts, steam rooms, gym and more.
Self-catering is preferred by many couples

one bedroom cottage with a hot tub and good leisure facilities
And the ease of catering for oneself is another of the attractions. Food and drink comprise an important part of a holiday. Anyone with allergies such as gluten prefers to cater for themselves in a holiday home because all ingredients are subject to their own control. Even without any allergies, people have personal preferences and tastes. A self-catering cottage has its own complete kitchen which means that holidaymakers can cook the food they really like. Breakfast is little bother, especially for those who barely eat any and like to get up to a coffee rather than a full English. Cereal and toast are very easy to prepare, holidaymakers can take along a box of their selected cereal or their favourite brand of marmalade. Self-catering breaks can be tailor-made.


Even a bigger meal such as dinner does not have to be laborious; every supermarket sells ready prepared vegetables and complete meals ready to go into an oven or microwave.

enjoy as much wine as you want in a holiday cottage
Couples are able to purchase their own alcoholic drinks to enjoy in their private holiday home at their leisure at retail prices; no corkage fees, no limits. If people like to have something sweet after a meal, take chocolates or sweets of choice with you to the cottage.


Dishwashers are usually provided in the better quality holiday cottages to make clearing up relatively simple. The lack of scheduled meal times increases that sense of being carefree.


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Couples travelling as a pair can afford to take their time and relax on holiday; there are no children to look after, dress and take care of. At most, there may be a dog or two.   The whole atmosphere of such a holiday is different. How nice it is to be able to take time to stand and stare at the beautiful countryside when out for a walk without keeping an eye on what the children are getting up to.  Or to change plans for days out completely and travel in the direction of sun and dry weather on a whim.