Top Tips for Choosing a Holiday Cottage

1.Food. The cabins are generally self-catering, so check with the owner where the nearest stores are so you can stock upon arrival. Your rural vacation home maybe just a couple of minutes from a 24-hour supermarket! The super-organized could even request a delivery online to arrive when you do! Some cabin owners offer a small welcome pack that includes some essentials like milk and bread. 

Consider the grocery shopping trip your first vacation adventure – listen to local accents and discover local specialties. Again, owners need to know where you can get award-winning free-range eggs and butcher sausages, as well as being able to point you in the direction of good restaurants. 

Otherwise, if you really don't feel like venturing out, stock up before you leave the house and remember to ask the owner of the cabin has a freezer. If you are looking for the best cottage for your family, you may visit

2. Heating. Look at the heating situation. Make sure the landlord turns it on before you arrive in winter. Is there a real fire or wood burner, can additional fuel be purchased and what is the cost?

3. Sneaky extra charges. Always be sure to ask the cottage owner if there are any additional charges upon arrival. Always make sure that electricity, bedding, heating, use of the washing machine, and internet are included in the price.

4. WIFI. Does your accommodation offer wireless internet? A quality vacation home operator should offer this for free.

5. Tourist information. When you arrive in a new area, it can take a long time to get your bearings. Is the tourist information provided in an easy-to-read folder or has the owner just tossed a few hundred brochures in a box on the windowsill? Remember to take your sat nav on vacation. It is much easier to find those attractions.