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No matter how and where you prefer to holiday, the charm of a cottage is an unbeatable options for couple, families, friends, or groups travelling together. Hiking, swimming, or just getting away from it all in a pristine natural setting is all the more enjoyable when you've got your own little slice of home in a friendly and relaxed cottage or holiday home rental. Come and go as you please, entertain friends as the need arises, and most importantly, really feel "at home" wherever you journey throughout the UK and Ireland.

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Go Local

While there are scores of UK families who holiday in France, taking advantage of the temperate climates and the astounding range of regional French produce, from pineau and cognac in the Charente region to the alpine cheeses and salamis of the Pyrenees or the Alps, there's still a whole lot more available in the UK. Not to mention, it's possible to book cottage accommodation in the UK in August - which is virtually impossible in France at this time of the year when the vast majority of French take advantage of their five weeks of annual paid leave to launch themselves en masse to the seaside or the mountaintops.

Why not follow this lead, and holiday closer to home? With a whole host of prime UK holiday destinations, you're sure to discover something special throughout the UK and Ireland. Not only does it make sense to stick closer to home in terms of budgeting sense and treasuring one's immediate surrounds, but "go local" is also the maxim for booking cottage holiday accommodation. With an insider's knowledge of the particular region, opting to book with a local cottage agency is certainly the way to go.

Happy Holidays: Cottages, Self-Catering Accommodation, Hotels

Sometimes a certain place dictates a certain type of accommodation, like a London hotel in the capital or a boutique hotel in Brighton. However, with the advent of the internet, it's more feasible to book cottage accommodation around the clock - and even at the last minute. While Dublin hotels make a nice getaway, think a little outside of the box for your next vacation. Cottage or self-catering accommodation options in Snowdonia, The Cotswolds, Cornwall, The Peak District, The Scottish Highlands, or Cumbria and The Lake District are all winning ideas for happy holidays.

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