If you’re about to start planning a holiday, you’ll likely be spoilt for choice of accommodation options once you’ve settled on when you’re going. So we’re here to help you with how to decide which type of holiday cottage is right for you. And if you’re looking for holiday cottages in Camber Sands, we can certainly help you there too!
Where is the holiday cottage?
Location, location, location – it matters. When it comes to how to decide which type of holiday cottage is right for you, location is going to be the leading factor.
If you want to be able to park up and not touch your car for the duration of your stay, you’ll want holiday cottages within walking distance of the beach, a shop and some activities. If you want to take the opportunity to use your holiday for exploring an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for example, you’ll want to be within the boundaries of that area or very close to it with footpaths and cycle trials on your doorstep. If you want to spend your holiday touring vineyards, you’ll need to be within a short taxi drive of them!
How big is the holiday cottage?
Depending on your priorities, you’ll either want somewhere ‘just’ to lay down for the night after exploring your surroundings, or you’ll want somewhere to call home for the duration of your stay.
Space and the number of bedrooms will therefore factor into how to decide which type of holiday cottage is right for you. It may also matter to you how flexible the sleeping arrangements are, especially if there are more than four guests staying. It may be that if you’re looking for large holiday cottages by the sea, you’ll need a mix of double or king size beds and twin or bunk rooms.
Also check there is space for all of your group to sit down to eat together or to hunker around a movie comfortably.
What facilities does the holiday cottage have?
Before you decide which type of holiday cottage is right for you, take a deep dive into the facilities available. Outdoor space is typically a must if you have young children or are bringing the dog. Look for gardens described as enclosed.
Washing machines probably aren’t top of your holiday wishlist, but booking holiday homes with washing machines could certainly reduce what you pack, or just make life easier if you’re planning on muddy walks, or have little ones in tow.
What about holiday homes with extras?
Now we’re talking. Most people want to book accommodation that provides them with additional comforts to those they have at home. At the very least, holiday cottages with extra touches certainly book up fastest.
What’ll be the touch that draws you in? The wine fridge or coffee machine, Jacuzzi bath or hot tub, binoculars or telescope, buckets and spades or crab catching kit…
How about pet-friendly holiday cottages?
According to a February 2020 survey by veterinary charity PDSA, 24 per cent of UK adults have a pet dog, and there are more than 10 million dogs in the country. No surprise then that demand for pet friendly holiday homes rises year on year.
Beyond the simple ‘yes/no’ of whether a holiday home accepts pets, you could also find out whether the place provides bowls, towels or beds for your dog too. Not all do, but some do go the extra mile for four-legged guests too.
Where are the best family friendly holiday cottages?
You’ll find them all over depending on what you’re looking for. Baby friendly cottages will make a point of talking about stair gates, highchairs and cots, perhaps even baby and toddler plates and cutlery, and toys.
Family friendly holiday rentals might go as far as having a games room, quite often a computer games console or at the very least a selection of board games and a wide variety of books to read.
How to decide which type of holiday cottage is right for you?
Ultimately, it’ll be personal preference that seals how you choose your holiday home. We’re all swayed, one way or another, by interior decor, physical surroundings, accessibility, facilities, local amenities, and of course price.
For those who are dreaming of a stay in Camber Sands close to the glorious sandy beach, lush Romney Marsh and a fascinating coastline rich in history, heritage and nature, we can’t wait to welcome you to White Sands.
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